Pottery Class


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Applied Engineering Class


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Colorado Mountain College Rifle

Education, innovation, and opportunity in beautiful rural western Colorado

Located in western Garfield County, CMC Rifle offers community-oriented learning. With a 13:1 student/teacher ratio, the campus provides personalized learning that fuels our students’ success. You’ll find the latest classroom technology and friendly staff who want to help you reach your goals. Computer labs, Interactive Video System (IVS) classrooms, integrated smart boards and the 287-seat Clough Auditorium are some of the amenities available to students.

CMC Rifle’s offerings expand with online courses and three other CMC campuses within a 45-minute drive. Through these additional sites, you can complete a degree or certificate in science, medical, business, or education. Students can easily complete associate degrees and technical certificates without leaving Rifle. Bachelor’s degrees are accessible with minimal travel to one of the nearby campuses.

In the heart of the energy industry, the Rifle campus provides unique opportunities for gaining energy-focused certifications and associate degrees. Process Technology, Solar Energy and Welding are offered on-campus, only in Rifle. The campus provides valuable hands-on experience with a non-functioning gas & oil pad, and gas processing facility. Students can also learn first-hand from the on-campus solar farm that generates 33% of campus power.

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Explore degrees offered at CMC Rifle

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Credit or non-credit, find your next Rifle class

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Meet the Faculty and Staff at CMC Rifle


“I dreamed of going to college but didn’t seem feasible or possible. CMC was the local college that opened so many doors….”

- Jesús Salgado

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Colorado Mountain College Rifle

Campus Life

New Students!

Get off to a fast start and be prepared for your first class. It will make the entire semester go better! See the steps to student success...

New Student Orientation & Registration

Meet Faculty, Staff and register for classes

Rifle Orientation

Upcoming Events

Mon 27

Fall Semester Starts

August 27, 2018
Sep 03

Labor Day – No Classes

September 3, 2018
Oct 09

Rifle: Transfer Fair

October 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Early Learners Center

The ELC is a state licensed pre-school program that also provides babysitting services for CMC students in evening classes.

More about the ELC

Meeting & Conference Rental

CMC Rifle offers conference facilities, auditorium and meeting rooms with smart technology.

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Energy Industry Training

Computers to well control, OSHA or custom courses for your business, CMC is your partner.

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Sustainability at Colorado Mountain College

image - screen shot of Building Energy Navigator showing energy usage and costs.In 2009, CMC signed onto the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment. The college's current Climate Action Plan and Sustainability Action Plan direct the college to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by 12.5% every 5 years until carbon neutrality is reached in the year 2050.

Track Energy Use and Spending at CMC Buildings

The Building Energy Navigator tracks energy use and energy spending on an hourly, daily, monthly and yearly basis. The site displays data for 19 CMC buildings including our three residence halls.