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Colorado Mountain College Rifle

Education, innovation, and opportunity in beautiful rural western Colorado

Located in western Garfield County, CMC Rifle offers community-oriented learning. With a 13:1 student/teacher ratio, the campus provides personalized learning that fuels our students’ success. You’ll find the latest classroom technology and friendly staff who want to help you reach your goals. Computer labs, Interactive Video System (IVS) classrooms, integrated smart boards and the 287-seat Clough Auditorium are some of the amenities available to students.

CMC Rifle’s offerings expand with online courses and three other CMC campuses within a 45-minute drive. Through these additional sites, you can complete a degree or certificate in science, medical, business, or education. Students can easily complete associate degrees and technical certificates without leaving Rifle. Bachelor’s degrees are accessible with minimal travel to one of the nearby campuses.

In the heart of the energy industry, the Rifle campus provides unique opportunities for gaining energy-focused certifications and associate degrees. Process Technology, Solar Energy and Welding are offered on-campus, only in Rifle. The campus provides valuable hands-on experience with a non-functioning gas & oil pad, and gas processing facility. Students can also learn first-hand from the on-campus solar farm that generates 33% of campus power.

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Campus Life

Free Bilingual Family Fridays Program

Free Literacy program, GED program, Preschool Activities, and Kids Stem Activities for families.

Family Fridays / Viernes en Familia

Programa Gratuito y Bilingüe Viernes En Familia

Programa gratuito para familias de alfabetización, GED, actividades preescolares y actividades de STEM para niños.

Viernes en Familia / Family Fridays

“I dreamed of going to college but didn’t seem feasible or possible. CMC was the local college that opened so many doors….”

- Jesús Salgado

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Map & Contact

Colorado Mountain College Rifle
3695 Airport Road
Rifle, CO 81650
970-625-0649, fax

Campus Hours
Monday: College Closed Observance of Memorial Day
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Early Learners Center

The ELC is a state licensed pre-school program that also provides babysitting services for CMC students in evening classes.

Meeting & Conference Rental

CMC Rifle offers conference facilities, auditorium and meeting rooms with smart technology.

Sustainability at Colorado Mountain College

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.