Colorado Mountain College in Carbondale

Photo - View of Carbondale with Mt. Sopris in the background as seen from Red Hill.

Colorado Mountain College in Carbondale

Taking classes at Colorado Mountain College in Carbondale is a great option for filling out your schedule or earning your degree at the end of the workday.

Masks required.Our academic building – the Lappala Center – is named for its generous land donors, Paul and Ginny Lappala. It’s located in the heart of downtown Carbondale, an enterprising community of start-up businesses, young professionals and well-known artists.

CMC in Carbondale offers:

  • Associate- and bachelor-level classes for CMC degree programs or for transfer
  • Dual credit courses for local high school juniors and seniors
  • College counselor to discuss your educational goals and career plans
  • Noncredit workshops and seminars job training, continuing education, skill building and personal interest.

Earn your degree, hone your business skills, play guitar, learn to paint or draw, or choose from many other options!

Many students build their schedule with a combination of classes at Colorado Mountain College in Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and on our campus at Spring Valley. Faculty members often teach classes all three locations, which together form the Roaring Fork Campus.

Map & Contact


Explore degrees offered at CMC Carbondale


Credit or non-credit, find your next Carbondale class

Carbondale Credit Classes

Community Education


Meet the CMC Carbondale Faculty and Staff

Map & Contact

Colorado Mountain College Carbondale

690 Colorado Avenue
Carbondale, CO 81623
970-963-2325, fax

Campus Hours
Monday-Friday: 8am—5pm, by appointment only
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
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Nov 02
photo - new student orientation team at CMC Steamboat Springs

Registration Opens for Spring 2021

November 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nov 25
Winter photo of the Mountainview Residence Hall on the Leadville campus.

Thanksgiving Break - CMC Closed

November 25, 2020 - November 27, 2020
Dec 11
Jill Scmidt skiing

Fall Semester Ends

December 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Learn about the on and off-campus housing options near Carbondale and surrounding area.

Sustainability at Colorado Mountain College

image - screen shot of Building Energy Navigator showing energy usage and costs.In 2009, CMC signed onto the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment. The college's current Climate Action Plan and Sustainability Action Plan direct the college to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by 12.5% every 5 years until carbon neutrality is reached in the year 2050.

Carbondale Sustainability

  • The Carbondale Lappala Center has upgraded parking lot lights to LED from metal halide lighting. This upgrade, combined with creative building scheduling, has reduced the carbon footprint to put it on a path to meet the College’s obligation to the President’s Climate Commitment.
  • Along with a sustainable garden, the Carbondale site houses a beehive. The bees and garden are used to reinforce the sustainable culture in Carbondale.
  • A bottle fill station is located onsite, providing chilled, filtered water for reusable bottles.

Track Energy Use and Spending at CMC Buildings

The Building Energy Navigator tracks energy use and energy spending on an hourly, daily, monthly and yearly basis. The site displays data for 19 CMC buildings including our three residence halls.