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Tackle the world’s biggest challenges in the classroom and out in the field. Study the science, ethics, and practical application of a variety of disciplines to pave the way for a more sustainable future.
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Associate degrees at Colorado Mountain College require at least 60 credits. Most commonly, students finish in two years.
Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees, with emphasis areas, give students a solid, affordable start before transferring into CMC's Bachelor's degrees or to another college or university.
Associate of General Studies (AGS) degrees for students whose needs are not met by CMC's other degree programs. Students may design the Associate of General Studies degree to fit their personal needs, upgrade job skills, or prepare for professional school. This degree includes the Colorado Guaranteed Transfer Curriculum; however, the degree itself is not considered Guaranteed Transfer.
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees, with emphasis areas, focus on knowledge and skills in one of many Career & Technical Education (CTE) areas. Students with an AAS degree can move on with CMC's Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Leadership and Management (BAS).
See the CMC Catalog for more about Associate Degrees
Certificate of Occupational Proficiency (COP) programs provide specific career and technical training. COP programs typically take one year or less to complete. Many AAS degrees include COPs and apply to the requirements of the AAS degree.
Certificate of Completion (COC) demonstrates successful completion of courses for specific skills or concentrated learning in a special area of interest. Individual courses are posted on a student’s transcript; however, the certificate is not an awarded program. For example, the Certificate of Completion credential is not recognized on a transcript in the same way that a Certificate of Proficiency (COP) or an Associate’s degree is.
See the CMC Catalog for more about Certificates
Bachelor of Science (BS) degree typically require completion of 120 semester credit hours. Full-time students typically take at least fifteen credits each semester. First and second year courses primarily consist of general education “core curriculum.” These courses include a broad-based education in areas such as mathematics, English, communication, science, arts and humanities, and social science.
Each student selects a major field (for example business administration or sustainability studies) and possibly a minor if offered within that major.
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Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees are currently offered in Education, Human Services and Sustainability Studies.
Graduates will complete at least 120 credits, including credits from general education courses, Colorado State Guaranteed Transfer General Education Curriculum, specific program requirements, and program elective courses. General education requirements will differ between degrees, so please consult an advisor or the specific program pages in the catalog for more information.
Students who earned their associate's degree at CMC, or any other community college in Colorado, have a pathway to complete their bachelor's degree.
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The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Leadership and Management prepares individuals as managerial and supervisory personnel in a variety of professions. The BAS offers a seamless transition from an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree to a bachelor’s degree.
Students build on their technical specialties and general education courses, combining them with upper division course work to acquire management, supervision, and leadership skills.
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CMC students graduating with a CMC Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree may transfer with junior standing into any arts and science degree program at Colorado institutions with whom CMC shares transfer agreements. Please see the link below for a list of Colorado institutions.
CMC Students must complete the State Guaranteed General Education Courses with a grade of "C" or better in each course applied to the degree.
Students should consult with an advisor to develop a written plan of objectives and academic goals. Some receiving institutions may have specific course requirements.
See more about CMC's Guaranteed Transfer Agreements
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