“The outdoor program gave me a great foundational knowledge and set of skills to build upon and start a career in the outdoors. The staff is some of the most qualified and student-centered staff that I have experienced. They are there for their students first and want to see them succeed. I am still great friends with the OUT staff at CMC.”
Chad Mickschl continued his education after the Outdoor Education program by receiving a B.A. from Lake Forest College and Avalanche Level III certification. He has worked as a mountain guide, avalanche forecaster, and outdoor education instructor. Currently, Chad’s occupations include teaching snow-related courses at CMC’s Spring Valley and Timberline campuses, traveling around Colorado as a teacher of avalanche safety courses through the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, and working as an Avalanche Rescue Technician for Flight for Life. He works for the Bureau of Land Management as a Recreation Technician during the summer.