Career & Technical

Welcome to Career & Technical Education (CTE) at Colorado Mountain College!

What is “Career & Technical Education” (CTE)?

Career and technical education (CTE) refers to degrees and certificates designed to prepare you for immediate employment opportunities upon graduation in a specific career. Training is hands-on and utilizes state-of-the-art equipment, software and facilities. In addition to having a majority of instructors who maintain occupations within their field of expertise, many of the career and technical education programs also feature internship or work experience components; these factors help to ensure your training focuses on real-world applications. Through collaboration with industry leaders, career and technical education will provide you with the right mix of skills, training and knowledge to make you highly competitive in the job market.

The CTE programs at Colorado Mountain College consist of our Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees, and Certificates of Occupational Proficiency (COP). Many of these degrees have pathways that provide a student the opportunity to also complete a four-year degree.

Please view the CMC Career Cluster Model.

Please view the CTE Accreditation Table of our Accrediting Agencies.

CTE Programs are approved by the following agencies:

  • Colorado Department of Higher Education
  • Colorado Community College System (CCCS)
  • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDHPE)
  • Colorado State Board of Nursing
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
Phone: 800-248-2862    Fax: 847-925-1329

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

1313 L St. NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: 202-232-8777, Toll-Free: 800-424-2460

  •  Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    Formerly NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission)

    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    Phone: 404-975-5000   Fax: 404-975-5020

  • Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST)

    Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
    1300 Broadway, 9th Floor
    Denver, CO 80203
    Phone: 720-508-6721    Main: 720-508-6000

  • Colorado Real Estate Commission under the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)

    1560 Broadway, Suite 925
    Denver, CO 80202
    Phone: 303-894-2166   Fax: 303-894-2683

  • Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: 214-703-8445   Fax: 214-703-8992

Deb Loper, PhD
Dean of Academic Support