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PROGRAM LOCATION

Program Code Program Name LocationsLabel Campus
Program Code Program Name LocationsLabel Campus
1COP.A+1 A+ Computer Technician Locations: Dillon, Glenwood Springs
1COP.A1 Accounting: Bookkeeper Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Online, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1AAS.A1 Accounting: Professional Bookkeeper Locations: Aspen, Carbondale, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Online, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1AAS.ACCRT1 Accounting: Registered Tax Return Preparer Locations: Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1COP.VT1 Animal Shelter Management Locations: Spring Valley
1AA.A1 Anthropology Locations: Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1AAS.PTECH1 Applied Engineering Technician Locations: Rifle
1AA.ARTH1 Art History Locations: Steamboat Springs
1AA1 Associate of Arts Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Online, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1AGS1 Associate of General Studies Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Online, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1AS1 Associate of Science Locations: Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1COP.ASTB1 Automotive Service Technology: Brakes Locations: Edwards
1COP.ASTE1 Automotive Service Technology: Electrical Systems Locations: Edwards
1COP.ASTP1 Automotive Service Technology: Engine Repair Locations: Edwards
1COP.ASTH1 Automotive Service Technology: Heating & Air Locations: Edwards
1COP.ASTS1 Automotive Service Technology: Suspension & Steering Locations: Edwards
1COP.SPV1 Basic Solar Photovoltaic Installer Locations: Rifle
1COP.W1 Basic Welding & Cutting Locations: Leadville, Rifle
1AS.B1 Biology Locations: Breckenridge, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1AA.B1 Business Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1BS.BA1 Business Administration Locations: Breckenridge, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1AS.C1 Chemistry Locations: Breckenridge, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1COP.CNA1 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Locations: Dillon, Glenwood Springs
1COP.CLETA1 Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy (CLETA) Locations: Spring Valley
1COC.CA1 Creative Arts Locations: Aspen
1AAS.CUAVV1 Culinary Arts - Vail Valley Locations: Edwards
1AAS.CA1 Culinary Arts Apprenticeship Locations: Breckenridge, Dillon
1COP.CUM1 Culinary Management Locations: Steamboat Springs
1AAS.NM1 Digital Media Locations: Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley
1COP.DJ1 Digital Media Journalism Locations: Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley
1COP.DMD1 Digital Media Marketing & Design Locations: Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley
1COP.DMP1 Digital Media Production Locations: Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley
1COP.ENTEB1 E-Business & E-Commerce Locations: Online
1AA.ECE1 Early Childhood Education (AA) Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Dillon, Edwards, Leadville, Rifle, Steamboat Springs
1AAS.ECE1 Early Childhood Education (AAS) Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Dillon, Edwards, Leadville, Online, Rifle, Steamboat Springs
1COP.ECEDI1 Early Childhood Education: Developmental Interventionist Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Dillon, Edwards, Leadville, Online, Rifle, Steamboat Springs
1COP.ECED1 Early Childhood Education: Director Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Dillon, Edwards, Leadville, Online, Rifle, Steamboat Springs
1COP.ECE1 Early Childhood Education: Group Leader Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Dillon, Edwards, Leadville, Online, Rifle, Steamboat Springs
1COP.ECET1 Early Childhood Education: Teacher Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Dillon, Edwards, Leadville, Online, Rifle, Steamboat Springs
1AA.ECO1 Economics Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1COP.IIC1 Electrical Industrial Instrumentation Technician Locations: Rifle
1AA.EE1 Elementary Teacher Education Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1COP.EMSB1 EMT Basic Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Steamboat Springs
1COP.EMSI1 EMT Intermediate Locations: Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Leadville
1COP.EMSP1 EMT Paramedic Locations: Edwards
1AAS.EMSP1 EMT Paramedic Locations: Edwards
1COP.EEF1 Energy Efficient Facilities Locations: Rifle
1AGS.ENG1 Engineering Locations: Steamboat Springs
1AA.ENGL1 English: Literature Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley
1AAS.ENT1 Entrepreneurship Locations: Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Online, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1COP.ENT1 Entrepreneurship Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Online, Rifle, Spring Valley
1AS.E1 Environmental Science Locations: Breckenridge, Dillon, Edwards, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1AA.ENV1 Environmental Studies Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1COP.FA11 Fire Academy I Locations: Edwards, Leadville, Rifle
1COP.FA21 Fire Academy II Locations: Edwards
1COP.FI1 Fire Investigation Locations: Edwards
1COP.FPCE1 Fire Prevention Code Enforcement Locations: Edwards
1AAS.FST1 Fire Science Technology Locations: Edwards, Leadville
1COP.FSTCO1 Fire Science Technology: Company Officer Locations: Edwards
1COP.GIS21 Geographic Information Systems Locations: Leadville
1COP.GIS1 Geographic Information Systems: Advanced Locations: Leadville
1AS.GEY1 Geology Locations: Breckenridge, Dillon, Leadville, Steamboat Springs
1AAS.GD1 Graphic Design Locations: Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley
1COP.GD1 Graphic Design: Graphic Technology I Locations: Breckenridge, Dillon, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley
1COP.WD1 Graphic Design: Web Technology Locations: Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley
1AA.H1 History Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1AAS.IT1 Information Technology Specialist Locations: Dillon, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley
1AA.M1 Mathematics Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Carbondale, Dillon, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley
1COP.MA1 Medical Assistant Locations: Edwards
1AAS.MA1 Medical Assistant Locations: Edwards
1COP.BC1 Medical Billing & Coding Locations: Edwards, Online
1COP.MOS1 Microsoft Office Specialist Locations: Glenwood Springs, Online
1AAS.NRM1 Natural Resource Management Locations: Leadville
1COP.NRMFT1 Natural Resource Management: Field Technician Locations: Leadville
1COP.N+1 Network + Locations: Dillon, Glenwood Springs
1COP.NAT1 Nurse Aide Locations: Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1AAS.N1 Nursing Locations: Breckenridge, Spring Valley
1BS.N1 Nursing (BSN) Locations: Breckenridge, Spring Valley
1COP.PTECH1 Oil & Gas Technology Locations: Rifle
1COC.OE1 Outdoor Education Locations: Breckenridge, Dillon, Leadville, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1AA.OE1 Outdoor Education Locations: Breckenridge, Carbondale, Dillon, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1AGS.ORL1 Outdoor Recreation Leadership Locations: Leadville
1AAS.PAR1 Paralegal Locations: Online
1COP.PAR1 Paralegal Locations: Online
1COC.PERM1 Permaculture Locations: Steamboat Springs
1AA.PHI1 Philosophy Locations: Breckenridge, Carbondale, Dillon, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1COP.MOTP1 Phlebotomy Locations: Edwards, Online
1AS.P1 Physics Locations: Breckenridge, Dillon, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1COP.PW1 Pipe Welding Locations: Rifle
1AA.PS1 Political Science Locations: Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1COC.FFG1 Professional Fly-Fishing Guide Locations: Leadville, Steamboat Springs
1AAS.PP1 Professional Photography Locations: Spring Valley
1AA.PSY1 Psychology (AA) Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1AS.PSY1 Psychology (AS) Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1COP.RE1 Real Estate Locations: Rifle
1AAS.RM1 Resort Management Locations: Steamboat Springs
1COP.RMB1 Resort Management: Hospitality Operations Locations: Online, Steamboat Springs
1AAS.RSTR1 Restaurant & Culinary Management Locations: Steamboat Springs
1COP.RSTR1 Restaurant Management Locations: Steamboat Springs
1COP.IS1 Security + Locations: Dillon, Glenwood Springs
1COP.SERV1 Server + Locations: Dillon, Glenwood Springs
1COP.SSB1 Ski & Snowboard Business Locations: Steamboat Springs
1AAS.SSB1 Ski & Snowboard Business Locations: Steamboat Springs
1COP.MKT1 Ski & Snowboard Marketing Media Manager Locations: Steamboat Springs
1COP.SKBG1 Ski & Snowboard Professional Guide Locations: Steamboat Springs
1COP.SKB11 Ski & Snowboard Retail & Repair Shop Technician I Locations: Steamboat Springs
1COP.SKBSM1 Ski & Snowboard Shop Manager Locations: Steamboat Springs
1AAS.SAO1 Ski Area Operations Locations: Leadville
1COP.SAORTE1 Ski Area Operations: Ropeway Technician-Electrical Locations: Leadville
1COP.SAORT1 Ski Area Operations: Ropeway Technician-Mechanical Locations: Leadville
1COP.SIA1 Ski Industries of America (SIA) Locations: Steamboat Springs
1COP.SP11 Ski Patrol Operations Level I Locations: Leadville
1COP.SP21 Ski Patrol Operations Level II Locations: Leadville
1COP.ST1 Slopes & Trails Maintenance Locations: Leadville
1COP.ENTSB1 Small Business Finance Locations: Aspen, Buena Vista, Leadville, Online, Steamboat Springs
1AA.SW1 Social Work Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1AA.SOC1 Sociology Locations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Carbondale, Dillon, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1COP.SM1 Spa Management Locations: Steamboat Springs
1AA.S1 Spanish Locations: Aspen, Carbondale, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1COC.SP1 Spanish Proficiency: Comprehensive Locations: Edwards
1COC.SP21 Spanish Proficiency: Conversational Locations: Edwards
1AA.SART1 Studio Art Locations: Steamboat Springs
1COC.S1 Sustainability Leadership Locations: Breckenridge, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Steamboat Springs
1BA.SS1 Sustainability Studies Locations: Breckenridge, Carbondale, Dillon, Edwards, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs
1COP.CUASC11 Sustainable Cuisine Operations I Locations: Edwards
1COP.CUASC21 Sustainable Cuisine Operations II Locations: Edwards
1AA.T1 Theatre Locations: Spring Valley
1AAS.VT1 Veterinary Technology Locations: Spring Valley
1COP.EMSW1 Wilderness Emergency Medical Services Locations: Breckenridge


Your camera has the power to tell a story to the world. Whether it’s a story of injustice, acclaim or scenic beauty, all it takes is a professional behind the lens.

Get the artistic and technical skills you need to tell your story at Colorado Mountain College. You’ll have access to one of the most-photographed mountain ranges in the world — right outside your door!

Colorado Mountain College offers:

  • A visually inspiring location in the heart of the Rocky Mountains
  • State-of-the-art equipment and studio space
  • Access to internationally renown ski area, events, concerts and competitions
  • Up-to-date instruction from professional photographers
  • A curriculum that prepares students to enter the workforce

Colorado Mountain College is surrounded by photography-loving mountain communities. From local galleries and artists’ collectives to monthly art walks and award-winning exhibits, you’ll have several outlets to showcase your work.

Aspen, a hub of international photography and pop culture, is nearby. It’s also home to world-class skiing, snowboarding and the Winter X Games. If you’re interested in winter sport photography, or just playing in the snow, this is the place to be.

Beautiful scenery, a happening photography scene, not to mention epic skiing and outdoor adventure — there could hardly be a better location. Come get inspired!

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

The Professional Photography Program’s curriculum gives students diverse skills needed for success in today’s rapidly evolving field of photography and digital imaging. Students develop skills in visual problem solving and communication in a variety of photographic genres and market areas.

The program also incorporates professional business practices, career options, ethics and a liberal arts foundation. As a program within the Isaacson School for New Media, we also collaborate and adhere to the values and mission of the Isaacson School for New Media.

Program Outcomes/Competencies

  1. Develop knowledge of principles of aesthetics and visual communication and integrate these principles creatively in still and motion based images and in new media storytelling.
  2. Demonstrate thorough knowledge and application of DSLR camera techniques for capture of both still, time and video based imagery.
  3. Develop a thorough and adaptable knowledge of software used in digital imaging and new media storytelling.
  4. Develop complete digital imaging workflow that includes capture, post processing, ethical considerations of digital techniques based on genre and asset management techniques from image capture to image archive.
  5. Apply effective lighting techniques in natural, artificial and mixed lighting in a variety of photographic areas including product, still life and portraiture.
  6. Acquire knowledge of historical influences and movements and contemporary trends in photography and develop vocabulary to evaluate photographic works based on this knowledge.
  7. Identify the primary working methods (conceptual and illustrative vs. journalistic and found moment) within different genres of photography in order to understand ethically acceptable images.
  8. Develop an understanding of professional practices, communications, organizations and career opportunities in the field of professional photography.
  9. Develop a professional body of work and appropriate support material such as website and marketing materials, to showcase personal vision and technical skills.

Colorado Mountain College Professional Photography is an accredited State of Colorado Career Technical Education program.

Download Program Brochure (pdf)

Download Isaacson School Application Packet-Photography, Graphic Design, Digital Media