Lifelong Learning at Spring Valley

Classes for fun. Classes that explore the natural world. Classes that feed your personal passions. Lifelong learning is one of Colorado Mountain College’s primary missions. Every semester, Spring Valley offers new lifelong learning opportunities that often include field excursions. Pre-trip classroom meetings are held at the campus at Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114, just seven miles outside of Glenwood Springs.

Spring Valley / Roaring Fork Continuing Education Calendar

Financial Fitness @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
May 3 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Financial Fitness flyer imageClass Description:

For CPAs needing recertification and others who want to own their lives and not be owned by debt/money. This is an educational class about MONEY designed to help you avoid financial stress. It will show you how to create financial control, while boosting your earning power and being prepared to sidestep any carnage from an unpredictable economy. CPAs may take the class and then go online to take the test (for an additional $59.95) at (All students: Financial Fitness text & workbook need to be purchased at class. $30 for both).

Faculty: Lynette Lacerda
Meets: W • May 3, 2017
Refund Date: May 1, 2017
Cost: $55
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NREMT Practical Exam @ OCF
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:20 pm
Class Description:

This course is the EMT Basic National Registry Practical Skills Exam. Students must successfully pass both EMS-145, EMS-146,& EMS-170 to be eligible to take the National Registry Practical Exam.–

Meets: S • May 6, 2017 – May 6, 2017
Refund Date: May 4, 2017
Cost: $75
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Geology Field Trip to Grand Canyon/Grand Staircase @ CMC in Rifle
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Grand Canyon at sunsetField Trip: Saturday, May 27 through Friday, June 9
Pre-trip classes: May 18 & 23 (6 to 9 p.m.) at CMC in Rifle & May 20 (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) in Glenwood Canyon
Cost: 3 credits of tuition plus $660

Earn three college credits in geology this May. This 14-day geology field course is open to all students and community members. It emphasizes the unmatched geologic cross-section of the earth’s history that includes camping and hiking at:

  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Then we’ll backpack six days from the South to the North Rim. Six hours of pre-field trip instruction is required and an eight-hour hike/geology trip to Glenwood Canyon.

The $660 supplemental course fee covers van drivers, van mileage cost, campground reservations, food, backcountry campground fees for the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim trek, guidebooks, and going out to eat three or four times. Students must supply their own camping equipment (can also be rented from CMC) and 6-days of backpack food. Students must drop by 5/23/17 to receive a refund of the supplemental fee.

Please call Professor Garry Zabel 970-948-5194 for more information or email

First day of registration is April 24. Early registration is advised as space is limited to nine participants.