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Colorado Mountain College Chaffee County

Providing higher education to Chaffee County

From history to ESL, yoga or customized business training — Colorado Mountain College Chaffee County brings learning close to your home.

Colorado Mountain College Chaffee County serves the educational needs of residents of:

  • Buena Vista
  • Poncha Springs
  • Salida
  • and surrounding communities

Only a few hours away from most of Colorado's metropolitan areas, the Chaffee County area provides access to wilderness experiences in the national forest, whitewater rafting in the Arkansas River, breathtaking high-altitude scenery and an abundance of educational programs at Colorado Mountain College Chaffee County

Courses at the Colorado Mountain College Chaffee County are available for students of all ages and include:

  • Two-year degree programs
  • Courses that transfer to four-year universities
  • Certificates of proficiency
  • Personal enrichment
  • Occupational upgrade offerings

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Explore degrees offered at CMC Chaffee County


Credit or non-credit, find your next Chaffee County class


Meet the CMC Chaffee County Faculty and Staff

“The skills necessary to explore every inch of this world.”

- Ryan Edwards, Outdoor Recreation Leadership Graduate

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Upcoming Events

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Winter Break

December 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

New Student Checklist

How to get started with your Colorado Mountain College experience.

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.

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.