Study Outdoor Education in the Colorado Rockies
Strong liberal arts foundation prepares you for a successful future
Our epic locale in the heart of the Rocky Mountains offers towering peaks, raging rivers, steep canyons and challenging descents to learn about and share. But that’s not all we offer.
What will I learn?
At Colorado Mountain College, you’ll get the best of both worlds. The basics of a liberal arts education coupled with theoretical and hands-on outdoor leadership is a winning combination. Build a solid foundation for your future, whether you choose to get a job or pursue a higher degree.
We also offer a certificate in Outdoor Education. Depending on your goals and interests, the shorter certificate program might be right for you.
Where can I go from here?
A serious career or higher education awaits you:
- Pursue a degree in education, business, environmental science or recreation law
- Counsel at-risk youth in outdoor therapy programs
- Become an advisor for Outward Bound or NOLS
- Manage a region of the Student Conservation Association
- Teach via Experiential Education at an environmental primary school
- Work with city parks and recreation teams
- Direct outdoor programs in public schools.
Program at a Glance
Degree: Outdoor Education (AA)
See tuition information below
Download the Outdoor/Environmental Brochure (pdf)
What Outdoor Education Careers are available?
Graduates are prepared to enter the outdoor, adventure and recreation fields including:
- Retail sales
- Resort recreation
- Military or community outdoor recreation
- Technician positions with federal agencies such as the Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management.
Colorado Mountain College Outdoor Education degree graduates often transfer to four-year institutions to pursue a bachelor’s or graduate degree in outdoor education, adventure and recreation, teacher and school counselor certification, and anthropology, philosophy and environmental sciences. Graduates have gone on to attend Colorado universities, and out-of-state institutions such as the University of New Hampshire, Alaska Pacific University, the University of Washington and Western Washington University.
What classes will I take?
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
per Credit Hour
|See Residency Requirements, District Map
*Based on an estimated 15 credits per semester.
**Colorado residents who own a second home in the six-county CMC District may qualify. See In-district.
***Non-residents who own a second home in the six-county CMC District may qualify for a limited, special rate. See Second Home Owner Rate.
Special Tuition Rates at CMC
You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.
per Credit Hour
|Vets & Military Families||$103||$1,545|
|CMC Service Area||$103||$1,545|
|Western States (WUE)||$150.75||$1,586.25|
|*Based on an estimated 15 credits per semester
See Residency Requirements
See Second Home Owner Tuition Rate
See District Employer Sponsored Rate