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Step up with the Associates of Science Chemistry Emphasis

Spend two years in the mountains building your foundation for mastering chemistry

Chemistry is the central science. It connects on one side with physics and mathematics, on another with earth and environmental sciences, and on yet another with biology and medicine.

Low cost tuition and mountain living

For students interested in a Colorado chemistry degree, CMC’s low tuition rates save you money on your first two years of school. And the Associates of Science Chemistry Emphasis program is available at 10 of our eleven locations. Live, work and play in the mountains while you pursue your chemistry degree.

Transfer Your AS degree to another Colorado school

The Associate of Science at Colorado Mountain College is an exciting way to start your four-year bachelor of science degree. It is part of the Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer program. This program applies to all Colorado public institutions of higher education and guarantees transfer of your credits to a four-year college or university where you can pursue specialized study during your junior and senior years.

Program at a Glance

Degree: Chemistry (AAS)

Locations: Breckenridge & Dillon, Carbondale, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs

Cost: $57/credit-hour (in-district), $373/credit-hour (out-of-state)
See tuition information below

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What will I learn?

The Colorado Mountain College Associate of Science Chemistry Emphasis program covers your general education requirements with a strong emphasis on math and science aligned for transfer into a chemistry program at a 4-year institution.

What classes will I take?

Where can I go from here?

Chemists and biochemists are always in demand. Here are just a few examples:

  • Chemist in a crime lab
  • Environmental chemist
  • High school chemistry teacher

Chemistry is also an excellent major for students planning careers in health professions such as:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Veterinary medicine

Many students have found a chemistry degree and background gives them a distinct advantage in medical or dental school.

Dentistry, medicine and optometry all require chemistry for admission. Almost every medical school requires one year of general chemistry and one year of organic chemistry.

How much is tuition?

Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here! Colorado Mountain College tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and is lower than in-state tuition in many other states. See more tuition information and net price calculators.

Tuition Rates for this program

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
In-District** $57 $855
In-State*** $107 $1,605
Out-of-State $373 $5,596


Special Tuition Rates at CMC

You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
Vets & Military Families $103 $1,545
CMC Service Area $103 $1,545
Western States (WUE) $150.75 $1,586.25