Begin Your Degree at CMC and Transfer

Receive full value for the first two years of your degree program at Colorado Mountain College

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Our academic programs (the associate of arts and associate of science degrees) are designed for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. This is the course work that freshmen and sophomores usually take at four-year schools.

Colorado Mountain College is a member of the statewide Guaranteed General Education Project, which guarantees transfer of credits to Colorado’s public colleges and universities. The curriculum includes a minimum of one year of course work in communications, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and science.

Transfer with Your Associate of Arts Degree

Colorado’s public four-year institutions of higher education will honor the full transfer of an associate of arts (AA) degree earned at Colorado Mountain College. When you earn an associate of arts degree at Colorado Mountain College, completing the State Guaranteed General Education Courses with a grade of “C” or better in each course applied to the degree, you will transfer with junior standing into any arts and science degree program offered by these Colorado institutions.

Colorado Mountain College has specific emphasis areas and/or agreements for:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Outdoor Education
  • Visual Arts

Please see more information on transferring to another college and transfer agreements.

You should be able to complete your associate of arts degree program in no more than 60 credit hours and your baccalaureate (four-year) degree in no more than a total of 120 credit hours, unless there are additional degree requirements recognized by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. This means that if you complete your AA degree at Colorado Mountain College, you can complete your four-year degree with the same number of credits as students who began at the receiving institution. If you have received credit for prior learning, advanced placement, or correspondence courses, this will be reviewed by the receiving institution.

Transfer with the Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science degrees are designed for those who plan to seek a four-year degree in advanced technology, mathematics, or physical, natural or computer science areas.

Colorado Mountain College has specific emphasis areas for:

  • Biology Emphasis
  • Chemistry Emphasis
  • Physics Emphasis

Move Up with an Associate of General Studies Degree

The Associate of General Studies degree includes a basic core of general education courses in specific discipline areas. It has the broadest range of elective credits, but you should consult with an advisor to develop a written plan of objectives, and identify the courses that best meet your academic goals.

Colorado Mountain College has specific emphasis areas and/or agreements for:

  • Community College Engineering
  • Outdoor Recreation Leadership

The quality of a CMC education is recognized throughout Colorado and across the country. Our students have transferred to:

  • University of Colorado
  • Colorado State University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Regis University
  • University of Denver
  • Colorado College
  • Western State College
  • And many out-of-state colleges

We want to help you succeed while you’re here and expand your possibilities after you leave Colorado Mountain College.