Colorado Mountain College's vision of being the most inclusive and innovative student-centered college in the nation requires accommodating the ever-changing needs of it's students and communities. From new technology to new buildings, CMC is always growing. The CMC Foundation supports this growth by utilizing capital campaigns to raise the funds necessary for these projects.

Architectural rendering of the new Vail Valley Dental Hygiene Expansion.

Oral Health Clinic and Dental Skills Lab

Colorado Mountain College (CMC), and Mountain Family Health Centers (Mountain Family), a Federally Qualified Health Center, are partnering to expand oral health care targeting an estimated 1,200 of the 7,400 underserved children, youth, and adults in Eagle County and the surrounding region. The partnership will be housed in a new 10-chair, CMC/Mountain Family Oral Health Clinic and dental skills lab at CMC’s Vail Valley-Edwards campus.  Mountain Family will be the service provider for the clinic, significantly expanding access to much-needed free or reduced preventative and restorative oral health services for FQHC patients in Eagle County (along with access to team-based primary care at its other health centers).    

Servicing this vulnerable population, alongside a Mountain Family Dentist, will be ten (10) Dental Hygienist students (annually) who will earn a newly established Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Dental Hygiene degree through CMC. Students will offer preventive oral health care to children, youth, and adults at low to no cost through clinical experience as part of their curriculum, to significantly expand access to affordable oral health care in the region. 

Please consider joining this effort to expand oral health care in our communities by making a gift to the $2 million capital campaign or choosing to support a Dental Hygiene student scholarship. Contact Kristin Heath Colon, to learn more.

Campaign for Rural Nursing Success

Colorado Mountain College offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in nursing at its campuses in Spring Valley-Glenwood Springs, Breckenridge and Steamboat Springs. Your gift to the Rural Nursing Success Fund will enable CMC to grow the pipeline of nurses in our mountain communities and give them the tools they need to succeed.

Photo: view of Breckenridge campus with ongoing construction for the new Summit County Skills Lab

Breckenridge Nursing Simulation & Outdoor Skills Lab

CMC is responding to the growing need for trained health care providers in our mountain community by constructing a new high-fidelity nursing simulation lab that will double the number of nursing students we can enroll annually. Plans also include the addition of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Outdoor Education Technician (OUT) / Wilderness Emergency Medical Services (WEMS) skills lab, including a two-story repelling wall, to facilitate training of qualified graduates that can respond during emergency care situations.

The Campaign for CMC Aspen

CMC Aspen can do more. We can aspire to give the community skilled workers, future leaders, problem solvers, and an incubator of creativity. We can house students, grow local talent, and match people who need opportunity with opportunity in Aspen. We can prepare the people who make Aspen work.

For more information about CMC's capital campaigns, please contact:
Kristin Colon, CMC Foundation CEO