Colorado Mountain College

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Colorado Mountain College (abbreviated CMC) operates eleven community colleges throughout western Colorado. CMC students can pursue Associate’s degrees and four-year Bachelor’s degrees. CMC specializes in technical programs related to outdoor recreation and ski resorts, as well as preparing students to transfer to four-year universities.

Many of the general education courses offered at CMC are comparable to introductory classes at four-year universities. CMC also provides professional certificates and specialized career training in a wide variety of fields.

CMC specializes in preparing students for careers in the ski industry. This includes training in the ski and snowboard business, marketing and product development, hotel and resort management, slope and lift maintenance, and environmental sustainability studies. The school also offers programs in nursing, veterinary medicine and culinary arts, in which students can apprentice at AAA Four Diamond resorts.

Many of CMC’s classes are broadcast live over the school’s interactive video system. This allows students to interact with specialized instructors at other CMC sites.

CMC is home to a vibrant community of campus organizations, student clubs, honor societies and recreational activities, which focus on the winter sports that dominate western Colorado. The school’s Steamboat Springs ski team competes in the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association.

General Information

Admission Office

831 Grand Avenue

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

(970) 947-8327

(800) 621-8559

Fax: (970) 947-8324

Contact: Bill Sommers

Director of Pre-Enrollment Services, Collegewide
Main Address

831 Grand Avenue

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

(800) 621-8559

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,200


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing applicants. Testing requirements for veterinary technology, photography, outdoor recreation leadership, culinary arts, paramedic, and ski area operations.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Animal Health A
Farm/Ranch Management C
Food Science A
Food Technology/Processing A
Soil Science and Agronomy A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting C
Art – General A
Arts – General A
Commercial Photography A
Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Design/Visual Communications A
Digital art C
Drama/Theater Arts A
Graphic Design A
Photography A,C
Theatre Arts Management C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A
Hotel/Motel Management A
Management Information Systems A
Real Estate A,C
Resort Management A

Communications & Journalism

Photojournalism A

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects A
Graphic Communications A
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A
Photographic/Film Technology A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics A
Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – General A
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Data Processing Technology C
Information Technology A
Web/Multimedia Design C


Bilingual/Bicultural Education A
Education – General A


Engineering – General A
Mechanical Engineering A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

EMT Ambulance Attendant C
Health Services – General C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Prenursing A
Veterinarian Assistance A


History – General C

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Accounting/Computer Science A
Biological/Physical Sciences A
Natural Sciences A
Science, Technology & Society A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forestry – General A
Natural Resources & Conservation – General A
Natural Resources Management/Policy A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A
Culinary Arts/Related Services A
Food Prep/Professional Cooking A
Personal & Culinary Services – General A
Restaurant/Catering Management A

Physical Sciences

Astronomy C
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physical Sciences – General C


Psychology – General C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Protection/Safety Technology C
Fire Science/Firefighting A
Fire Services Administration C
Police Science C

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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