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Choose from Applied Science, Business, Education, Nursing or Sustainability Studies

Colorado Mountain College has always been an exceptional place to learn in the Rocky Mountains. Our campuses offer outstanding faculty, affordable tuition, small class sizes and the personal attention you’d receive at a small, private college. You can now complete your bachelor’s degree in the same invigorating environment we've offered students for over 40 years.

CMC Bachelor’s Degree Programs

NOTE: Colorado Mountain College’s BSN program has been approved by the Colorado Commission of Higher Education, the Colorado Department of Education and the Higher Learning Commission. The nursing program is in progress for submission of the application for candidacy status with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education( CCNE).

Three ways to enter Colorado Mountain College's bachelor's degree program:

  1. Start at Colorado Mountain College as a freshman and continue your studies to earn a bachelor's degree.
  2. Complete an associates degree (AA, AS or AAS) and you'll be prepared for advanced studies towards a bachelor's degree.
  3. Bring transfer credits from another institution to be evaluated towards your bachelor's degree.

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Common Questions

Why is CMC offering this degree?
Students who graduate with career and technical education (CTE) degrees often face a challenge when attempting to transfer their credits to a traditional non-technical four year bachelor’s degree program. CMC’S Bachelor of Applied Science degree is specifically designed to give students who have earned an AAS degree in technical programs such as Ski & Snowboard Business, Paramedic, Fire Science, Professional Photography, Veterinary Technology and others an opportunity to add an additional two years of higher level business and leadership coursework designed to prepare them for management positions in their field.

Where is it offered?
The degree will be offered at Edwards, Glenwood Springs, and Steamboat Springs. Some courses will be offered online.

I’m not at a BAS campus. What can I do?
Lower-division required BAS general education courses are available at other CMC campuses and specific CTE courses are offered at select campuses as part of different AAS degrees. Work closely with a counselor or your faculty advisor to determine courses you may be able to take at your CMC campus while you are still completing your AAS degree. Most upper-level BAS classes are offered only at Edwards, Glenwood Springs, and Steamboat Springs; you will need to complete your degree at one of these locations.

When will it be offered?
Students will be able to take classes beginning in the fall 2015 semester.

Can I transfer into the program if my AAS degree is from another college?
Yes, Colorado Mountain College will accept in transfer AAS degrees from any regionally accredited college in the US. Students may need to take additional courses to meet all the degree requirements or course pre-requisites and are encouraged to work with a college advisor/counselor.

Are there any restrictions on the types of AAS degrees that I can use to fulfill the prerequisite requirements of this degree?
The BAS is designed to accept any AAS degree with a Career and Technical Education focus from a regionally accredited school. Students do need to meet all the pre-requisites for all lower and upper division courses regardless of their AAS degree.

How many years will it take me to finish this degree?
Students that meet all the two year requirements and have completed an AAS degree should be able to complete in two years if attending full-time.

Are course requirements to fulfill the degree different for different AAS programs?
No, the requirements are the same. However, some AAS degrees have different general education requirements and students will need to meet all program requirements.

How do I get started?
If you have completed an AAS degree see a CMC advisor. If you completed your AAS degree at a regionally accredited college other than CMC, you will also need to send your official transcripts to CMC.

If you are currently enrolled in an AAS degree at CMC you should work with an advisor to ensure you are taking the necessary courses to complete your AAS degree and make a smooth transition into the BAS program. You may have options to take several upper division courses while nearing completion of your AAS degree.

If you have not started an AAS degree you should determine which AAS degree best meets your needs and interest area, then work with your faculty or an advisor to determine the courses you should take.