Find a class that speaks to you!

You’ve come a long way.  Now may be the time to discover something new! Lifelong learning keeps your heart and mind young. At Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, you can learn to leverage your Mac, sharpen your knife in the kitchen, get fit or paint a masterpiece! We have continuing education classes for just about any interest! It’s the perfect time to find yourself in school again.

August – September 2014

Advanced Ceramics I @ CMC in Edwards
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Class Description

Students will explore art made from clay. A wide variety of techniques will be taught to allow you to explore your expressive side. The class will cover contemporary ceramics, construction techniques and surface finishes. A fun and social studio class environment for intermediate and advanced students. Class topics will include: natural inspiration, the figure, expression, human body and finishing a piece.

Photo of Colleen Everett's Ceramic Art

Colleen Everett’s Ceramic Art

Faculty: Colleen S. Everett
Meets: TH • August 28, 2014 – October 16, 2014
Refund Date: August 26, 2014
Cost: $175
Syn# 85212

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga @ CMC in Edwards
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Class Description

A yoga practice combining asanas (poses), movement and breath, as well as meditation. This class is a slow, deliberate practice, but it is not necessarily easy! Some yoga experience required.

Faculty: Karen Jill Gordon
Meets: TH • August 28, 2014 – December 11, 2014
Refund Date: August 26, 2014
Cost: $99
Syn# 86003

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Dance Exercise @ CMC in Edwards
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Class Description

Take your natural flexibility to the next level. This class is designed to offer full body conditioning and lengthening through dance, and is appropriate for all stages of fitness.

Faculty: Danielle N. Miller
Meets: F • August 29, 2014 – December 12, 2014
Refund Date: August 27, 2014
Cost: $125
Syn# 85713

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Introduction to Social Media @ Online
Sep 2 all-day

Class Description

Get involved in the move from in-person to online communication. Learn what social media are and their role in your business and personal life. Find out the top sites and how businesses are using the sites for communication, customer retention, branding, marketing, market research, needs assessment and serving customers and clients. Explore the options for your organization. Look at case studies of what other organizations are doing. Let your instructor guide your exploration of Facebook and YouTube. For anyone interested in social media.

Your instructor is a nationally known speaker, consultant and trainer on social networks and social media.

This is an online class, and can be taken anywhere, anytime you have access to the Internet.  The first lesson will be posted September 2, but because of the online format, you can register anytime in the first week and still be on track to complete the course.  For in-depth information on this class visit Introduction to Social Media.

Faculty:  Jennifer Selke
Meets: • September 2, 2014 – September 26, 2014
Refund Date: August 29, 2014
Cost: $195
Syn# 86361

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UGotClass Starting 9/2 @ Online
Sep 2 all-day
Online professional development classes:
  • Practical Math for the Workplace, $145
  • Certificate in Presentation Media, $495
  • NEW! Certificate in Self-Publishing and eBooks, $495
  • Certificate in Workplace Communication, $595 Conflict Management, $245
  • NEW! Getting Started in Voice Over, $245
  • NEW! Maintain Your Windows 8 PC, $175
  • NEW! Mastering Computer Skills for the Workplace, $195
  • NEW! Onboarding New Employees, $195
  • LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation, $695
  • Certificate in Nonprofit Administration, $595
  • NEW! Get Things Done, $245
  • Management Certificate, $595
  • Supervisory & Leadership Certificate, $395
  • eMarketing Essentials Certificate, $495
  • Mobile Marketing Certificate $595
  • NEW! Podcasting, $245
  • Video Marketing Certificate, $395
  • NEW! Intercultural Communication , $195
  • NEW! Instagram for Business, $195
  • Social Media for Business Certificate, $495
  • Best Practices in Event Management, $445

For in-depth information on each of the certificates and individual classes listed here, please visit and click on UGotClass.

Meets: • September 2, 2014 – September 30, 2014
Refund Date: August 29, 2014

Call Kim Blackford at 970-569-2933 to register.

Free Meditation Class: Mental and Emotional Mastery @ CMC in Edwards
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FREE Meditation:

Intro to Mental & Emotional Mastery

Tuesday, September 2, 7-8 pm

CMC Edwards, Room 215

Join us at CMC Edwards for an open meditation on how to access greater freedom & peace in your life, through mental and emotional mastery.  This unique program provides an opportunity for you to learn about the benefits of meditation and how it can be used to create change in your life. Learn step-by-step instructions for harnessing the power of your emotions to unlock your potential, and create the fulfilling life you were designed to live.

Research shows that mastering mental and emotional intelligence leads to:

  • Reduced stress
  • Greater focus
  • Increased capacity for decision making
  • Evolved levels of self-awareness
  • Emotional management
  • Effective communication

All levels are welcome, whether you are new to meditation, or enjoy a regular practice.


Photo of mediation instructor Mandy Benedict.

Mandy Benedict teaches meditation classes at CMC in Edwards

Mandy has a deep passion for supporting people with the tools provided by Joey Klein’s Conscious Transformation. She works for her family’s business, Ruggs Benedict in Vail, Colorado, where she helps the business thrive by creating a strong network of relationships. Mandy is a certified Neshamah Healing practitioner and meditation teacher. While her ongoing successes fulfilled her in many ways, she intuitively felt there was more to life. In December of 2010, an opportunity to attend a weekend workshop with Joey Klein created new meaning in Mandy’s life. Within these teachings, she learned and embraced the true meaning of transformation, expansion and unconditional love. Her appreciation of this authentic joy and fulfillment inspires her to dedicate her life to sharing these teachings with others.


Please RSVP to Mandy Benedict at 970-904-1233 or

Yoga – the Art of Exploration @ CMC in Edwards
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Class Description

Come to your mat for a chance to explore movement in flexibility, stretching and strength poses in which no two individuals are alike because our bodies are different! Pre-requisite – open minds and hearts.

Faculty: Jeanne A. McCann
Meets: W, F • September 3, 2014 – November 21, 2014
Refund Date: August 29, 2014
Cost: $150
Syn# 85514

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Crucial Conversations @ CMC in Edwards
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Class Description

A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. These conversations-when handled poorly or ignored-cause teams and organizations to get less-than-desirable results. Put our award-winning Crucial Conversations training approach to work for you, your team, and your organization, and everything gets better. This training experience introduces a set of tools that builds alignment, agreement, and interpersonal communication. Price includes a $250 participant kit. This class is for HCHRA members. Membership is available at

For more information click here: Crucial Conversations Brochure

Faculty: Angelo F. Fernandez

Photo of Angelo Fernandez teaching Crucial Conversations.

Angelo Fernandez teaches “Crucial Conversations” at CMC in Edwards.

Meets: W • September 3, 2014 – September 24, 2014
Refund Date: August 29, 2014
Cost: $495
Syn# 85704

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The kit each participant receives in the Crucial Conversations class.

The kit each participant receives in the Crucial Conversations class.

Computer Basics: Windows @ CMC in Edwards
Sep 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Class Description

Start at the beginning with this basic class. Learn about memory storage, RAM and ROM. Learn how to navigate the Windows hierarchy of folders and files to open, save and move documents. Set up your own hierarchy to reflect how you use the computer. Learn how to use a variety of applications that are included with the Windows operating system. Become proficient enough to go home and work with confidence on your own computer.

Faculty: Robert A. Hintermeister,
Meets: TH • September 4, 2014 – September 11, 2014
Refund Date: September 2, 2014
Cost: $99
Syn# 85160

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Cooking for Weight Control @ BMHS
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description

Eat your way to your ideal weight. Fit Foods Trainer and Personal Chef Michele Duncan-Keane will take you on a food therapy journey, teaching you about negative calories and the importance of nutrient density.

Faculty: Michele M. Keane
Meets: F • September 5, 2014 – September 5, 2014
Refund Date: September 3, 2014
Cost: $55
Syn# 85657

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