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College Spotlight: Colorado Mountain College, 11 mountain locations

College Spotlight: Colorado Mountain College, 11 mountain locations

This profile is part of BraveTracks’ series on Colorado trade schools and community colleges soon-to-be high school graduates might want to check out.

Name:  Colorado Mountain College, 11 locations state-wide

Tuition: First year, in-state students can expect to pay $1,425  for  a full semester load (15 credit hours) of classes for a two-year degree and $3,000 for a four-year degree, with an average of and an average of $1,200 in books and supplies, according to the Colorado Mountain College website.

Housing: Housing is available at three campuses: Leadville, Spring Valley and Steamboat Springs. Costs and accommodations vary, but click here for more details.

“Colorado Mountain College is ranked #17 in the nation by CNN/Money for student success among more than 800 two-year colleges. The college is also rated #1 among Colorado’s two-year colleges for graduation plus transfer rates.” –CMC website.

Some popular associate and bachelor programs include:

  • Professional Photography: “Colorado Mountain College is surrounded by photography-loving mountain communities. From local galleries and artists’ collectives to monthly art walks and award-winning exhibits, you’ll have several outlets to showcase your work. Aspen, a hub of international photography and pop culture, is nearby. It’s also home to world-class skiing, snowboarding and the Winter X Games. If you’re interested in winter sport photography, or just playing in the snow, this is the place to be. Beautiful scenery, a happening photography scene, not to mention epic skiing and outdoor adventure — there could hardly be a better location. Come get inspired!” –CMC website
  • Business: “Our locale in the heart of the Rocky Mountains makes Colorado Mountain College the perfect place to explore opportunities in the snow sports, outdoor, resort and tourism industries, and business in general. Our mountain towns bring an exciting entrepreneurial spirit to the table, and the chance to network with locals on the forefront of many types of business, from clothing to coffee.”–CMC website
  • Nursing: “A career in nursing will allow you the challenging opportunity to provide patient-centered care at every level of healthcare from birth to end of life. Now is an exciting and rewarding time to begin a career in nursing, one of the most in-demand, high-growth career tracks in the industry. The Colorado Mountain College Nursing Program offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing which enables graduates to be eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nursing. The CMC nursing program provides students with opportunities to enter the nursing profession.” –CMC website
  • Ski and Snowboard Marketing: “Get a job that requires you to hit the slopes every day. Work with those who ride the rapids in kayaks or jump wakes on wake boards or jet skis. Capture the high-flying adventures of extreme rock climbers, skateboarders and BMX riders. Learn the skills you need to get up close to the action working for an action sports manufacturing company, shop or ski resort at Colorado Mountain College. You can prepare for an entry-level position with our Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Ski and Snowboard Marketing Media Management, available at our Steamboat Springs campus.”–CMC website

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