Career Advance Colorado

Zero-Cost Training for In-Demand Jobs

Ready for a career change? Take the first step with CMC and Career Advance Colorado! Thanks to this state program, you can get free training in rewarding fields that move Colorado forward.

How does it work?

Starting in Fall 2023, students who enroll in one of the following training programs will have their tuition, fees, course materials, and other costs covered while funding is available:

AAS Nursing
AA Early Childhood Ed Emphasis (STAA-DWD)
AA Elem Teacher Ed Emphasis (STAA-DWD)
AAS Early Childhood Education
AAS Fire Science Technology
COP Heating and Air Cond.
COP Carpentry Basic
COP Carpentry Advanced
COP Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy
COP Driver Operator (Fire Science)
COP Early Childhood Ed - Teacher
COP Early Childhood Ed - Director

COP Early Childhood Ed - Assistant Teacher
COP Fire Academy I
COP Fire Academy II
COP HVAC Advanced
COP Nurse Aide
COP Pipe Welding
COP Basic Welding & Cutting
COP Welding Design & Fabrication
COP Elementary Education Alternative Certification
COP Secondary Education Alternative Certification

Students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) and Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) application, if eligible.


Contact the Office of Financial Aid at Colorado Mountain College to discuss program requirements and qualifications.

CMC Financial Aid

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