Outdoor Studies Programs at Colorado Mountain College

CMC is nationally recognized as a top school for outdoor education and environmental studies

What a great place for outdoor orienteering and outdoor environmental education —  the heart of the Rocky Mountains! Whether as a student or group leader, you’ll get an excellent outdoor education at Colorado Mountain College.

Choose from several outdoor studies and environmentally focused programs that prepare you to lead and teach others in the great outdoors. Along the way, you may work at a world-class winter resort or protect beautiful wilderness areas.

sunrise in the mountainsCMC environmental studies programs prepare you to care for and manage our valuable natural resources. Rugged Colorado mountains provide the perfect setting for you to directly experience ecology, botany, biology, wilderness and forestry sciences, wilderness medicine, natural resource management, and mountain guiding and resort-related technical skills.

Our diverse selection of outdoor education, outdoor leadership, and environmental and wilderness science programs give you the experience and scientific understanding to guide, teach, analyze, or save lives in the outdoors. If you are considering a rewarding outdoor or environmental career, look no farther than Colorado Mountain College.

Now you can earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainability Studies at CMC.

Associate of Science
GIS – Geographic Information Systems
Natural Resource Management
Outdoor Education
Outdoor Recreation Leadership
Professional Fly Fishing Guide
Wilderness Emergency Medical Services

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Colorado Mountain College — “one of the top five outdoor colleges in America.”
- Backpacker Magazine

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