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The CMC Trail map is our commitment to keeping our students, employees and communities safer.

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Virtual Admissions

It's easier than ever to connect with CMC! Join us virtually for...

• Virtual Campus Visits
• Student Experience Events
• Admissions 101 Sessions
• One-on-one meetings with Admissions and Financial Aid


Moving Forward on a Path Grounded in Civility in Peace

In light of recent events in Washington, D.C., a statement from CMC President & CEO, Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser.

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Colorado Mountain College requires the Trail Guide Training for all students taking classes this semester. You will need to complete this training in your first week of class. If you already completed this training during the previous semester, you do not need to retake the training.

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Business Administration
Leadership & Management

Accounting to Veterinary Technology. Lay the foundation for your education or get the skills for your passion.


Open the door to a new career or add to your resume with specialized knowledge and skills. Learn from industry professionals.

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Back to Work Scholarship

Qualified students receive up to $1000 or more depending on the program of study and financial need.

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VIDEO: Trail Map Update – What’s Campus Going to Be Like?

Virtual Information Sessions

Meet CMC Campus Representatives, Financial Aid Specialists and Admission Specialists.

Virtual Information Sessions

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3 Residential Campuses

9 Commuter Campuses/Locations

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Credit Classes

Class is where the magic happens.
Student/teacher ratio is 13 to 1. Our faculty care and nearly 80 percent hold advanced degrees in their field.


Community Education

Get physical. Get spiritual. Get cooking. Get financial. Get creative, definitely! Community education is what you want it to be. And what you want to become.

Community Education

Fulbright Scholar Luise Wollesen spent fall semester studying sustainability leadership at CMC Spring Valley taking the majority of her courses from Dr. Kevin Hillmer-Pegram, associate professor of sustainability studies. Photo Stephanie Stocking

Fulbright Scholar Studies Sustainability Leadership at CMC. "The best decision of my life,” said Luise Wollesen.

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It's your turn!
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CMC Rifle welding instructor working with a student.

"This is an amazing class [Welding for Fun]. I went from 20 years of being an in-home daycare provider to taking this class and now have my own workshop, welder, plasma cutter. Thanks to Gary he is awesome."  - Jennifer Isenhart

Events / Calendar

Feb 24
Anthony Ray Hinton

Common Reader Author Talk

February 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 25
Anthony Ray Hinton

Common Reader Author Talk

February 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mar 15
Photo: CMC instructor working with Outdoor Education students ina mountain biking class. Photo by Carl Zoch

Spring Break

March 15, 2021 - March 19, 2021

News / Features

cover of The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton

Read ‘The Sun Does Shine’ with Colorado Mountain College

In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of two counts of capital murder. He spent 30 years locked in solitary confinement on death row at Holman State Prison in Alabama for crimes he did not commit.

His memoir, “The Sun Does Shine,” describes how he was able to not only persevere but to triumph over an unjust criminal justice system.

Read more: Read ‘The Sun Does Shine’ with Colorado Mountain College

The Outdoor Leadership Center & Field House at CMC Spring Valley was included in the engineering award Haselden Construction recently won. Photo Ed Kosmicki

Spring Valley buildings win engineering award

Two recently constructed buildings at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley have won a coveted Engineering News-Record regional award. ENR Mountain States has named the J. Robert Young Alpine Ascent Center and the Outdoor Leadership Center & Field House the Best Project for Higher Education/Research in 2020.

Read more: Spring Valley buildings win engineering award

CMC President and CEO Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser.

A Crucible Moment

Certain dates resonate with us, historically, culturally, and personally. These dates often remind us that history is the greatest teacher of leadership, but that the future is limited only by our imagination, ingenuity, and resolve.

On this day, December 1, in 1862, Abraham Lincoln delivered a message to a despondent Congress to recommit itself to solving the most pressing challenges facing a deeply divided nation…. Read more: A Crucible Moment

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Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees

CMC is governed by a board of seven, locally elected trustees representing the six counties of the CMC District.

CMC Board of Trustees
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