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

Sep
28
Wed
Technical Canyoneering @ CMC in Spring Valley
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description:

Introduces students to a variety of travel techniques for non-technical and technical canyon environments. Topics include: weather, canyon geography, navigation, group management and safety, technical rope work, climbing skills, and self-rescue. A variety of wet and dry canyon travel techniques will be practiced including: walking, scrambling, climbing, rappelling, jumping, and swimming. Leave No Trace techniques in a desert canyon environment, as well as a general knowledge of natural history and cultural history of the region, will be emphasized.

This class descends three spectacular slot canyons in Zion National Park, a global destination for canyoneers. Topics include slot canyon travel, rappelling, and swimming through narrow corridors. There are two premeetings from 5-9pm on 9/28 and 10/5 and a 5-day trip to Zion National Park, leaving at 6:00 am on 10/7, returning at 6:00pm on 10/11. Nonrefundable supplemental fee includes access fee, transportation, and canyoneering equipment including wetsuit and shoes.

Faculty: Johann Aberger/Michael S. Schneiter
Meets: W, M,T,F,S,SU • September 28, 2016 – October 11, 2016
Refund Date: September 30, 2016
Credit Hours: 2.0
Syn: #98873

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Sep
29
Thu
iPad Advanced @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Class Description:

Join the class for continued exploration of the iPad. Learn tips and techniques to customize and maximize the use of your device. Introductory class not necessary to attend this one, but basic iPad or other device knowledge is advised. Bring your devices and questions to class. Alice Brouhard, RN and Trainer researches applications and devices and teaches others to use technology to support their independence and self-management. That support comes in the form of iPad, iPod Touch, smartphones and apps.

Faculty: Alice M. Brouhard
Meets: TH • September 29, 2016 – September 29, 2016
Refund Date: September 27, 2016
Cost: $40
Syn: #01233

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Intro to Higher Self Care @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Class Description:

If perfect peace is our natural state why aren’t we peaceful? Learn the three major distractions to peace and how to move through them. Learn how instantly connect with that peace. This is a rich introduction to identify and tap into your innate wisdom by moving through the barriers we see as preventing us from our highest self.

Faculty: Humble
Meets: TH • September 29, 2016 – September 29, 2016
Refund Date: September 27, 2016
Cost: $17
Syn: #01169

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Retirement Planning @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Class Description:

Blends financial education with life planning to help you build wealth, align your money with your values, and achieve your retirement lifestyle goals. Discover five strategies to manage investment risks, 11 ways you may save money on this year’s taxes, important questions to ask before buying insurance, how to invest in and take money out of your company’s retirement plan, as well as determine the savings you need to retire. Course includes an illustrated textbook (one per couple). Spouse/significant other of a student who registers and pays tuition may register at no charge (spouse should register for Syn. 01185).

Faculty: PeakOne Financial
Meets: TH • September 29, 2016 – October 6, 2016
Refund Date: September 27, 2016
Cost: $49
Syn: #01135

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Sep
30
Fri
Quickbooks II 2015 (Windows) @ CMC in Carbondale
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Class Description:

Covers manual checks, bank transfers, credit card transactions, reconciling bank and credit card accounts to third-party statements, and use of asset, liability and equity accounts to record transactions. Prerequisite: Quickbooks I or instructor consent.

Faculty: Stan Snyder
Meets: F • September 30, 2016 – September 30, 2016
Refund Date: September 28, 2016
Cost: $60
Syn: #00758

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Oct
1
Sat
Mac-Beyond the Basics @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Class Description:

In this three-hour workshop we will learn about short-cut keys, the Mac Dashboard, and MAC Widgets. You will learn about using the Mac on the web effectively and efficiently. We will learn about useful utilities on the MAC such as the calculator, the network utility, the keychain utility, and the disc utility. We will cover some beneficial applications on the Mac such as iTunes, DVD player, and iCal. We will also discuss the ways for running Windows on your Mac: Parallels and Bootcamp. You will learn about application help menus and online help, and how ti use these tools for finding answers to your more advanced computer questions.

Faculty: Nancy L. Bowen
Meets: S • October 1, 2016 – October 1, 2016
Refund Date: September 29, 2016
Cost: $35
Syn: #01229

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Krav Maga Self Defense Training @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Class Description:

Krav Maga was created to train men and women, ages 18-55, in self-defense for the Israeli Defense Forces. It is easy to learn and easy to remember; and it does not depend on athletic ability or brute strength. Along with the techniques, students will learn the philosophy, mind setting, adrenaline dump and the situational awareness needed to defend oneself. Instructor is a black belt and top level 5 in Krav Maga (http://gabecohendefense.com/). Please wear sweat pants or shorts and sneakers.

Faculty: Cowen
Meets: S • October 1, 2016 – December 3, 2016
Refund Date: September 29, 2016
Cost: $83
Syn: #01132

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Southwest Field Exploration: Grand Gulch @ CMC in Carbondale
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
photograph of Grand Gulch's rock artClass Description:

Introduces the social, religious, economic, and cultural development of the Anasazi. Major ruins, excavation sites, and laboratory facilities in the Four Corners region are explored.

This course focuses on the cultural and natural history of the 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. This backpacking learning adventure is expertly guided by archaeologist/anthropologist Sandy Jackson, MA and ecologist Dr. Jim Campbell. Students must provide their own food as well as camping and backpacking equipment. A pre-trip will take place Oct 1, the trip runs Oct 11-16, and the post-trip meeting is Oct 22. A non-refundable fee of $149 pays for trip transportation, camping fees and backcountry permit.

Faculty: Sandy Jackson & Dr. James B. Campbell
Meets: S, T,W,TH,F,S,SU • October 1, 2016 – October 22, 2016
Refund Date: October 4, 2016
Credit Hours: 2.0
Syn: #98676

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Wilderness First Responder @ CMC in Spring Valley
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:20 pm
Class Description:

This course provides the student with those skills and emergency medical care techniques used by guides, trip leaders and others providing primary care in backcountry setting. The student will be able to respond correctly to those medical and trauma situations commonly encountered when entry into the EMS system is delayed or unlikely.

Upon successful completion of this course students will be awarded a CPR and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certifications from Desert Mountain Medicine. Students must complete 30 hours of this course on-line prior to the first in-person lesson on Oct 18, via a Canvas course that will be accessible as of Oct 1; instructions for doing so will be provided upon registration. Course meets at Spring Valley Tues and Thurs nights from 10/18-10/27 and then two mandatory field weekends on 10/22-10/23 and 10/29-10/30. The nonrefundable supplemental course charge includes textbook, certification charges and expendable supplies. Minimum age 18.

Faculty: Megan M. Raczak
Meets: T,TH, S,SU, S,SU • October 1, 2016 – October 30, 2016
Refund Date: October 5, 2016
Credit Hours: 4.0
Syn: #98863

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Oct
3
Mon
Computer Basics: Let’s get to it @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Class Description:

More iPad and iPhone fun. We will explore more apps, mangage setting, and get to know SIRI better. We will look at the anatomy of an app and how to find apps that enrich your life.

Faculty: Patty A. Daniells
Meets: M • October 3, 2016 – October 3, 2016
Refund Date: September 30, 2016
Cost: $0
Syn: #01220

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