Health and Wellness classes at Colorado Mountain College in Carbondale & Glenwood Springs
These are noncredit, continuing education courses (unless otherwise designated as a credit). Please register at least two business days in advance of the class you want to take. Register online through WebAdvisor or call us at 970-945-7486. For the full schedule of credit classes, please browse the online credit schedule.
Community First Aid & CPR (.5 CR)
- Saturday, 9/21, 8am-5:50pm in Glenwood Springs
- Saturday, 10/5, 8am-5:50pm in Glenwood Springs
- Saturday, 10/19, 8am-5:50pm in Carbondale
- Saturday, 11/9, 8am-5:50pm in Glenwood Springs
- Saturday, 11/16, 8am-5:50pm in Carbondale
Prepares the student for certification in CPR and basic first aid. Skills will include basic life support, airway obstruction, control of bleeding, shock, and patient care for the unconscious. Cost: one-half credit of tuition.
CPR for Professionals (.5 CR)
- Saturday, 9/14, 8am-5:50pm in Carbondale
- Saturday, 9/28, 8am-5:50pm in Glenwood Springs
- Saturday, 10/12, 8am-5:50pm in Glenwood Springs
Meets the requirements for American Heart Association Basic Life Support for those who work in emergency services, health care, and other professional areas. Material presented in the course is basic patient assessment, basic airway management, rescue breathing, and CPR for infant, child, and adult patients. Cost: one-half credit of tuition.
Personal Care Attendant Certification
Thursdays, 6-9p, 9/5-12/12 in Glenwood Springs
This hands-on training gives you skills to become a home care worker, paid care provider, family caregiver and/or volunteer by preparing you to assist the chronically ill, disabled, or frail older adult. GED or high school diploma not required. Minimum age for enrollment is 16. Required texts (must have before first class) are “Quick Tips for Caregivers” (ISBN#09653873-9-9) and its workbook (ISBN#0-9726833-3x). Texts can be ordered at 888-846-7008 or www.medifecta.com. Class cost: $235.
Mental Health First Aid (1 CR)
Thursdays, 5:15-7:20p, 9/12-10/17 in Carbondale
This course seeks to educate first responders and the general public on the most common mental disorders and mental health crises. It also provides training with basic action steps to assist with a mental health issue. Cost: one credit hour of tuition.
Wilderness First Aid (1 CR)
Tuesday, 5:30-9:05p, 10/1-10/29 in Carbondale
Requires current Adult CPR/AED certification before course begins. Students must be at least 14 years of age on or before the last scheduled class session and, if less than 16, must request permission at the Carbondale campus to register. Course is certified by the American Red Cross. Cost: one credit hour of tuition.
Wilderness First Responder (4 CR)
Mondays & Tuesdays, 6-8:50p, 9/23-11/11 – meets at Spring Valley (3000 County Road 114)
Field Days: 10/5, 6, 26 & 27
This class will be taught to the guidelines of the Wilderness Medicine Society. Field meeting dates will emphasize practical skills in backcountry settings. Upon successful completion of this class, students will be awarded certifications from the American Heart Association (CPR) and Desert Mountain Medicine (WFR).This class will be taught to the guidelines of the Wilderness Medicine Society. The 10/26 meeting includes a night triage activity. Minimum age 17. Cost: 4 credit hours of tuition plus a $300 nonrefundable course charge.
Wilderness First Responder Refresher (1 CR)
Friday, 6-9:20p, 11/15
Saturday & Sunday, 8a-5:50p, 11/16-11/17 – class meets at Spring Valley (3000 County Road 114)
Students must drop this class by 11/13 to receive a refund of the tuition. Certificates are sponsored by Desert Mountain Medicine (WFR) and the American Heart Association (CPR) and are active for two years. Field meeting dates will take place in the classroom and outdoors. Minimum age 17. Cost: one credit hour of tuition plus a $190 nonrefundable course charge
Managing Life’s Stresses (1 CR)
Tuesdays, 4-4:50p, 8/27-12/10 – meets at Spring Valley (3000 County Road 114)
Work with energy, confidence, and enthusiasm in your life by learning specific skills that will give you control over stressful situations or people in your life. Learn how to relax quickly, improve self-image, improve concentration, and how to control worry. Cost: one credit hour of tuition.
Intro to Massage Therapy (1 CR)
Mondays, 7-8:30p, 8/26-12/9 in Glenwood Springs
Teaches hands-on techniques to complete a full-body massage along with integration of healing touch. Swedish massage techniques and basic foot reflexology combined with a complete energy balance are performed and experienced by each student. Cost: one credit hour of tuition.
Tuesdays, 6-9p, 10/1-10/29 in Glenwood Springs
Students learn the Ingham Method of foot reflexology which is used primarily for relaxation. This course addresses the principle that reflexes in the feet are related to each organ and part of the body. Students learn to stimulate these reflexes to assist the body’s preventative maintenance and natural healing processes. A certificate for Foot Reflexology (15 hours of training) is given at the end of the class which can be applied towards professional hours. Cost: $87.
Three Nutritional Changes for Your Health
Thursdays, 5:30-7p, 9/5-9/19 in Glenwood Springs
Good nutrition can be easy and huge health benefits can be gained from small changes. In this class, Master Nutritionist Heather Pratt takes you on an in-depth look at the three most common road blocks to eating well. You learn the how and why of each one empowering you with the science behind each change; then you learn practical tips and techniques that can be incorporated into your life immediately. Cost: $39.
So, What Should I Eat?
Thursday, 6-9p, 9/26 in Glenwood Springs
You know all the things that you shouldn’t be eating, but it might leave you wondering what’s left. In this class, Heather shows you a basic template for how to build a healthy, balanced meal. You learn how to determine your own personal needs and alter your meals accordingly. You’ll leave class with the tools to make changes and lots of delicious meal ideas. Cost: $26.
Your Aching Heart
Thursday, 6-8:30p, 10/3 in Glenwood Springs
We hear a lot about how to eat for heart health, but unfortunately much of what we are told is out-of-date information. In this class, Heather shares the most up-to-date information about the many different underlying factors that affect heart health and why focusing on cholesterol numbers isn’t always a good idea. You leave this class with a ‘big picture’ understanding of how to protect the health of your heart with diet and lifestyle. You also learn which tests to request to most accurately predict your risks and leave with plenty of additional resources to continue your quest. Cost: $22.