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

Feb
21
Tue
CPR for Professionals @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Class Description:

Meets the requirements for American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR or 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.

An American Heart Association Blended Learning course; the Part One, knowledge portion of the course, is completed online (Online Part One registration and information at http://www.onlineaha.org) and Part Two, Skill Session, is in person with an instructor, during the scheduled hours for the class. Once registered for the CMC course, each student must pay the additional online registration cost directly to AHA when registering for the online portion. Once each student completes Part One (online portion), they schedule a skill session time during the scheduled hours of the class, bringing their Part One completion certification with them. Students must contact Kerry Wirth to schedule their approximate 2.5 hour skill testing time slot and present the completed AHA online certificate. Contact Kerry Wirth 970-236-0459 for details. Text required and must be purchased.

Faculty: Kerry Wirth
Meets: T,TH • February 21, 2017 – February 23, 2017
Refund Date: February 17, 2017
Credit Hours: 0.5
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iPhone Crash Course @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Class Description:

This 3-hour class is geared to help you get the most from your iPhone by introducing you to some of its many features. Learn how to customize your iPhone settings, use FaceTime, iMessage, surf the Internet, take pictures and videos, begin to manage your photos and use the Map features. (iOS 7 version). Bring your iPhone and Apple ID and Password with you to class.

Faculty: Alice Brouhard
Meets: T • February 21, 2017 – February 21, 2017
Refund Date: February 17, 2017
Cost: $40
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Feb
22
Wed
Advanced Medical Directives @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Class Description:

Educate yourself on Advanced Medical Directives for yourself or a family member. This clinic covers simple, inexpensive documents such as financial and medical powers of attorney, advanced medical directives (living wills), guardianship nominations, wills and trusts.

Faculty: Patty Daniells
Meets: W • February 22, 2017 – February 22, 2017
Refund Date: February 20, 2017
Cost: $10
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Avalanche Awareness Level II @ CMC in Spring Valley
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm
Class Description:

Enhances students’ understanding of snow and avalanche phenomena, hazard evaluation, rescue, avalanche forecasting, and avalanche hazard mitigation. This course will be taught to the Level 2 standards as recognized by the National Ski Patrol (NSP) or American Avalanche Association (AAA) or American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) requirements. Students must be at least 18 years of age on the first day of class to take this course.

This course is designed for the backcountry team leader, an introductory professional ski patrol or ski guide. Topics covered include: the SWAG module, standardized observations, recording guidelines, advanced understanding of mountain snowpack, advanced rescue skills, improved decision making, stability factors/checklist and other stability evaluation tools, snow stability evaluation to hazard/risk management model, professional observation skills. Students that complete this course will gain an AIARE II certification. This course meets Wednesday nights from 6-8:50pm on 2/22 and 3/1. Field days are 2/25, 2/26, 3/4 and 3/5. Course prerequisite is OUT 168. The $163 non-refundable course fee is for travel/supplies associated with the course.

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Meets: W, S,SU, S,SU • February 22, 2017 – March 5, 2017
Refund Date: February 23, 2017
Credit Hours: 2.0
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Essential Oils: February Session @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Class Description:

In this workshop, learn how to use essential oils to give your immune system a boost and improve overall health.

Faculty: Holly Miller
Meets: W • February 22, 2017
Refund Date: February 20, 2017
Cost: $20
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Feb
23
Thu
Business Financials 101 @ CMC in Carbondale
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Class Description:

Whether you’re just starting a business or already own an established company, understanding your financials and tax liabilities can be the difference between success and failure. This course will examine cash flow projections and profit and loss statements, as well as the various taxes associated with small businesses.

Faculty: James Olp
Meets: TH • February 23, 2017
Refund Date: February 21, 2017
Cost: $50
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Intro to Higher Self Care @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Class Description:

If perfect peace is our natural state why aren’t we peaceful? Learn how to instantly connect with your perfect peace by understanding the 3 major distractions to peace and how to move through them. 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: Donna Humble
Meets: TH • February 23, 2017 – February 23, 2017
Refund Date: February 21, 2017
Cost: $17
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Feb
24
Fri
Quickbooks III: 2015(Windows) @ CMC in Carbondale
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Class Description:

Topics include sales and payroll taxes, time keeping features, generating payroll tax returns, and using Quickbooks to calculate taxes, record transactions, produce reports and pay tax liabilities. Prerequisite: Quickbooks II or instructor consent.

Faculty: Stan Snyder
Meets: F • February 24, 2017 – February 24, 2017
Refund Date: February 22, 2017
Cost: $60
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Desert Orientation @ CMC in Spring Valley
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Class Description:

A concentrated field experience in a desert environment is provided in this course. Emphasis is on procedures for group travel and camping, ecology, geography, and safety.

This backpacking-based class explores the spectacular Sonoran Desert environment south of Phoenix. It will take place in the North Maricopa Wilderness Area, Arizona, from March 9-14. There are two mandatory pre-meetings on 2/24 and 3/3 from 1-2:50pm. The supplemental course charge includes most meals (17), transportation, campground fees, and group equipment. Tent, sleeping bag and backpack rentals are available. The supplemental charge ($366) is nonrefundable.

Faculty: Samuel Feuerborn
Meets: F, TH,F,S,SU • February 24, 2017 – March 14, 2017
Refund Date: February 27, 2017
Credit Hours: 2.0
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Songsmith Workshop @ CMC in Carbondale
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Class Description:

This fun, interactive workshop is designed to accommodate all levels from beginner to pro. Listen and discuss 3 basic song forms, hone your own ideas, and collaborate with others to emerge from the weekend with at least a completed chorus or verse as well as the tools to complete many more songs in the future. No instruments or music experience necessary. Jill is an accomplished professional musician who holds degrees in both music performance and music business, and she has been teaching and performing successfully for many years.

Faculty: Jill Cohn
Meets: F, S, S • February 24, 2017 – February 26, 2017
Refund Date: February 22, 2017
Cost: $125
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