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2017-2018 Catalog

2017-2018 Catalog

Welcome to a very special year at Colorado Mountain College!

We are so pleased that you have chosen Colorado Mountain College during 2017, the year we celebrate our 50th anniversary.

We want you to be successful. So take the time to learn about the requirements and procedures in this catalog. This is the road map to reaching your goals - and to starting your next 50 years of success.

 Academic Calendar 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 Academic Year is a transition year into a trailing summer rather than a leading summer semester. It will be four semesters starting with summer and ending with summer.  Students using Federal Financial Aid will not be negatively impacted by this change.

Summer 2017

Registration Period Start End
Registration Apr 24 May 21
Summer Semester May 22 Aug 11
Memorial Day - No Classes May 29  
Independence Day - No Classes     July 4  
Commencements Aug 11 Aug 12

Fall 2017

Registration Period



Early Registration

Mar 27

Apr 14


May 8

Aug 27

Fall Semester

Aug 28

Dec 15

Labor Day - No Classes

Sept 4


Thanksgiving Break - No Classes

Nov 22

Nov 26


Dec 15

Dec 16

CMC will be closed for the Winter break starting December 22, 2017, through January 1, 2018.

Spring 2018

Registration Period Start End
Early Registration Oct 30 Nov 17
Registration Nov 20 Jan 14
Spring Semester                           Jan 15 May 4
Spring Break Mar 12 Mar 16
Commencements May 4 May 5

Summer 2018

Registration Period Start End
Registration Apr 23 May 20
Summer Semester May 21 Aug 10
Memorial Day - No Classes May 28  
Independence Day - No Classes    Jul 4  
Commencements Aug 10 Aug 11


Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Principles

CMC Mission Statement

The CMC mission describes why we exist, what we do, and what we offer in programmatic terms.

CMC offers a dynamic and innovative teaching and learning experience serving a diverse population in a student-centered, inclusive, and personalized learning environment. Through a comprehensive array of programs and courses of study, CMC provides high-quality education that is affordable and accessible, helping all students meet their individual educational goals. CMC measures its success through student success.

The specific aims of CMC are to:

  • Deliver undergraduate instruction for associate and bachelor's degrees and certificates;
  • Offer college preparatory instruction and academic skill development;
  • Prepare students for careers requiring professional and technical training, and assist business and industry in meeting their workforce development needs;
  • Provide support services tailored to the needs of each student;
  • Make life-long learning opportunities available to all; and
  • Contribute to the economic, social, and cultural vitality and sustainability of the communities that CMC serves.

CMC Vision Statement

A vision statement describes the desired future for an organization.

We aspire to be the most inclusive and innovative student-centered college in the nation, elevating the economic, social, cultural, and environmental vitality of our beautiful Rocky Mountain communities.

CMC Values

Values reflect what is considered right and wrong and what ought to be; these statements form the basis for ethical action.

We believe higher education and lifelong learning provide a vital and necessary foundation for an egalitarian society.

We treat all people with civility, dignity, and respect.

We encourage open and honest communication and honor all ideas and opinions.

We embrace diversity in its many forms and work actively to create an inclusive college community.

We act with integrity to build trust in our personal and professional relationships.

The CMC code of ethics provides guidance on putting these values to work in day-to-day interactions.

CMC Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles inform decision-making and the allocation of resources within the institution.

We collaborate with one another and with external partners.

We apply the principles of sustainability to foster social equity, economic vitality, and environmental health.

We strive for excellence and innovation in all we do.

We create a positive working environment and a stimulating and enjoyable teaching and learning experience.

We hold ourselves responsible and accountable for our actions.

We maintain the public trust through responsible stewardship and fiscal transparency.

We meet challenges with thoughtful deliberation and purposeful action.


Colorado Mountain College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Commission can be reached at:

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
Telephone: 1-800-621-7440


Colorado Mountain College has selected the Higher Learning Commission's Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) pathway to accreditation.

For a list of program-specific accreditations and approvals click here.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Colorado Mountain College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family and genetic information, in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and as provided in other applicable statutes and College policies. The College prohibits sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual assault, and other forms of interpersonal violence.

Student Inquiries The following person has been designated to serve as the overall coordinator of student inquiries under Title IX, the Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and other College policies prohibiting discrimination:  Lisa Doak, Title IX Coordinator,, 970-947-8351, 802 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601. 

Employee Inquiries The following person has been designated to handle employee inquiries regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and other employee complaints of unlawful discrimination other than Title IX matters: Angela Wurtsmith, Director of Human Resources,, 970-947-8311, 802 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601. Employee inquiries under Title IX should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator listed under Student Inquiries above.

Other Resources 

U.S. Department of Education, Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204-3582. Telephone: (303) 844-5695,

Colorado Department of Higher Education, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver, CO 80202. Telephone: (303) 862-3001,

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Denver Field Office, 303 E. 17th Avenue, Suite 410, Denver, Colorado 80203. Telephone 1(800) 669-4000,

Colorado Civil Rights Division, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, Colorado 80202. Telephone (303) 894-2997, or email

Contact Us

Current information, services and contact information are available on the Colorado Mountain College website:

We offer online registration and payment processing via the website. Registration information and class listings and times are available in our class schedules.

Call our Central Services Office at: 970-945-8691 or 1-800-621-8559.


Colorado Mountain College - (USPS 023-404) (Summer Volume 12, Issue 4, June 2017) is a published quarterly during the months of August, December, April and June with multiple editions of each publication (except June). Publications are produced by campus and central staff of Colorado Mountain College at 802 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Periodical postage rates paid at Glenwood Springs, CO and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to CMC Marketing Communications, Colorado Mountain College, 802 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.