Associate of Science

photo - an anatomy professor using a model working one-on-one with a student

Associate of Science Degree at Colorado Mountain College

Start your hands-on science education in the heart of the Rocky Mountains

An Associate of Science degree from Colorado Mountain College puts you in the one of the best labs around—the Rocky Mountains. With hands-on learning you will build a foundation to transfer smoothly to a four-year institution. And you’ll pay a fraction of the cost compared to the first two years at other colleges.

Our 13:1 student to teacher ratio fuels success. Personal attention from faculty will guide you all along the way.

Make the Colorado Rockies your classroom! Study weather on a mountaintop or sample water from a snowmelt stream. Learn about the forces that shaped the earth as you walk through the river canyons and glacial valleys found across our 11 mountain campuses.

Associate of Science degree areas of emphasis:

Hands-On Associate of Science Degree at CMC

Four CMC campuses focus on different science topics with hands-on experience. Each campus focuses on special areas in science for our Associate of Science degree program:

  • CMC Leadville emphasizes biology, chemistry and environmental concerns
  • CMC Spring Valley is equipped for chemistry and physics courses and also emphasizes biology and geology
  • CMC Steamboat Springs is strong for physics and biology, and is equipped with a science lab for both
  • CMC Rifle and Vail Valley campuses offer the Associate of Science degree with a range of science and math courses

Science teachers at Colorado Mountain College are passionate about showing students how science works in the world around them, not just on the smart board.

Outside the classroom, the Rocky Mountain West is your science laboratory. You might study geology in the Colorado San Juan Mountains or the Grand Canyon, biology on a mountainside with a herd of bighorn sheep, or astronomy on a clear mountain night. Field experience is offered frequently, and a unique benefit of our Associate of Science degree program.

Save money for later

With our low tuition, you'll avoid big student debt, and have more to spend when it's time to transfer. Colorado Mountain College is a member of the new Colorado State Guaranteed (GT) General Education Curriculum, which means you'll be guaranteed a full transfer of your Associate of Science degree to public colleges and universities in Colorado.

Students also transfer from Colorado Mountain College to universities across the state and country. Our long-standing reputation for quality academic preparation has allowed us to pioneer transfer agreements with many competitive four-year institutions.

See where our students have transferred. Yes, there are some Ivy League schools on the list.

Request Program Information