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School of Transitional Education

Academic and Career Transformation through Transitional Education and Adult Education

From placement testing to learning labs, get all the help you need to succeed at Colorado Mountain College

The School of Transitional Education is an academic school rich in high quality instruction, academic excellence, and career development. Our courses in ESL (English as a Second Language), HSE (high school equivalency), College Composition and Reading (CCR), developmental education math, and study skills, position students on the path for success in college and the workforce.

Students that are placed in CCR and developmental education math courses are required to complete the courses within the first 30 semester credit hours.

From the Dean

We strive to help students become lifelong learners who have goals of reaching new heights in their personal, educational, and career development.

A. Yvette Myrick, Ed.D.
Dean,  School of Transitional Education

Here are ways that we can help:

Placement Testing at the beginning of your first semester we will make sure you are placed in classes that best meet your needs. We offer assessments in math, reading and English.

College Preparation Courses are available in math, reading, English and study skills to help you prepare for college-level work.

Learning Labs can help you with classes you are taking if you need extra help. Most campuses have learning labs. Please contact the campus you plan to attend for more information.

Please make use of our website to experience the School of Transitional Education! Learn more about our great programs and the expertise of our faculty and instructors below.

Ana Reyes is a high school equivalency, or HSE, assistant instructor at Colorado Mountain College Dillon.

Equivalent and able: Bridging the high school diploma gap

Two decades ago, Ana Reyes came to the United States. She didn’t speak English and she didn’t have a high school diploma.

Today, she is an active member of the Summit County community.

Read more: Equivalent and able: Bridging the high school diploma gap

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Contact Transitional Education

Dr. A. Yvette Myrick
Dean, School of Transitional Education

Shiela Artaz
Administrative Assistant II

Classes / Transitional Education

College Composition and Reading (CCR)

Developmental Mathematics

High School Equivalency (HSE / GED)
Test preparation classes are available if you don't have your high school diploma.

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Classes for adults who are non-native speakers of English. Most campuses offer classes from beginning to advanced levels.

Student Help/Resources

TRiO Student Support Services
One-on-one support at Leadville, Spring Valley and Steamboat Springs campuses for students who meet low-income, first-generation and disabled criteria. Learn more and apply.


Online Tutoring

How to Register for Classes


Thanks to the generous donation from the Morgridge Family Foundation, we were able to create an excellent reading and writing ebook as a resource for faculty and students.   The ebook provides helpful information on topics such as college reading strategies, college writing, and learning challenges. The ebook also provides reading and writing exercises as well as links to online resources.

Download/view College Reading and Writing - Making It Easy


Thanks to the generous donation from Morgridge Family Foundation, we were able to create an excellent developmental math ebook as a resource for faculty and students.  The ebook provides a series of learning modules that cover topics such as operations with real numbers, units of measure, polynomials, geometry, and data graphs. The learning modules are comprised of tutorials, links to online resources, homework exercises, and fun facts.

Download/view MAT050 Learning Modules