Outdoor 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.
Southwest Field Exploration: Grand Gulch (2 CR)
Saturdays, 2-5p, 10/5 & 19 at CMC in Carbondale
Field trip: 10/8-10/13
Prerequisite: College-level reading. Archaeologist/anthropologist Sandy Jackson and ecologist Dr. Jim Campbell guide this field course into the remote Grand Gulch region of Cedar Mesa in Utah. Discussion topics include the prehistoric use of the region by Paleo-Indian, Archaic, and Anasazi populations and historic use of the area by the Utes and early archaeologists. Natural history and cultural ecology topics include canyon formation, flora and fauna of the canyon region, and management of the area. A non-refundable fee of $149 pays for trip transportation, camping fees and backcountry permit; students must provide their own food as well as camping and backpacking equipment. Cost: 2 credit hours of tuition plus a $149 nonrefundable course charge.
Swift Water Rescue Technician I (1 CR)
Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 8a-6:30p, 9/27-29 in Glenwood Springs
This class will be taught to the guidelines of the American Canoe Association (ACA) Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue curriculum. The instructor will contact students with equipment information. This is a physically demanding class where students will be in the river frequently. Students must be able to independently participate in skills training and activities in the class. The supplemental course charge includes transportation, access fee, printing, and textbook. Minimum age 17. Cost: one credit hour of tuition plus a $76.50 nonrefundable course charge
Scuba Diving (1 CR)
Fridays, 5-9:50p, 10/11 & 10/18 in Glenwood Springs
Saturdays & Sundays, 8a-12:50p, 10/12-10/20
First class meeting begins at Glenwood Center. All scuba equipment is included, and you may use your own if you have it. In addition, a required student kit including text, workbook, dive table, and logbook, is $60, available at the first class.(Text may be shared among family members.) The kit without the text is $35. Pool entry is $10 per session (typically 5 visits)—pool passes do not qualify for entry. Students must be prepared to swim at each class. Minimum age: 17. Cost: one credit hour of tuition.
Fun With Llamas
Saturdays, 10a-12p, 9/14-10/5 in Glenwood Springs
Learn all about llamas, both in the classroom and hands-on with the animals. The first class meets at the Glenwood Center and is a general overview/introduction where you learn the history of llamas and alpacas as well as the difference between the two camelids; what they eat; basic medical care, and how these animals are trained. The remaining classes meet at Llama Linda Ranch where each student is assigned a llama to work with on training, grooming and hiking. Cost: $49
Bike Maintenance 101
Thursdays, 5-7p, 10/3-10/10 in Glenwood Springs
This class is an introduction to basic bicycle maintenance. Topics include an overview of bicycle components, how to fix a flat, basic gear adjustments, and chain repair. Bring your bike to class and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Instructor provides tools for classroom use. Cost: $32.