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    Colorado Mountain College
   
 
  Aug 17, 2017
 
 
    
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2017-2018 Catalog

About Our Degrees



General Information

Whether your academic goal is to complete a bachelor's degree at CMC or transfer to a four-year school or upgrade your technical job skills, Colorado Mountain College degree and certificate programs are designed to challenge and prepare you for greater educational and professional success.

The Degree and Certificate Program pages summarize all of our current degree and certificate offerings including locations and program requirements. More information is available on our web site at www.coloradomtn.edu.

Where Our Programs are Offered

For information about where our programs are offered see Academic Programs at Colorado Mountain College.

Degree & Certificate General Information

The degree and certificate requirements in this catalog are current for the 17-18 academic year. Degree and certificate programs are reviewed on an annual basis and there may be additions, deletions, and/or changes for the 17-18 academic year. Please see the most current program information on our web site at catalog.coloradomtn.edu. Please work with your advisor to avoid any confusion or disappointment as you work toward your degree.

Please be sure to submit a Petition for Graduation during the semester prior to your last semester in order to receive your diploma. See the Graduation  section of this catalog for more details, and work with your advisor.

Transferability Symbols Because we want you to take your learning experience with you, the Colorado Mountain College catalog and class schedules use two symbols to designate course transferability.

The diamond symbol (◆) designates courses that are part of the approved State Guaranteed General Education Transfer Course list. The complete list of these general education courses is available on the Colorado Department of Higher Education web site at: http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Transfers/gtPathways/curriculum.html.

The asterisk (✽) symbol designates courses that apply to the CMC BA/BS/AA/AS/AGS/AAS degrees, and that may satisfy program-specific transfer agreements or meet general education requirements. Please work with your advisor to ensure that the courses you select will be accepted at the four-year college of your choice.

General Education Philosophy

General education benefits students by encouraging them to acquire the intellectual tools, knowledge, and creative capabilities necessary to be able to study the world as it is, as it has been understood, and as it might become. General education prepares students for fulfilled lives as educated persons and effective contributors to a democratic society. To develop a breadth of knowledge, general education courses acquaint students with the methods of inquiry of the various academic disciplines and the different ways these disciplines view the world as well as prepare you for employment. Effective general education helps students act ethically and responsibly, and develops habits of critical thinking and action, intellectual sophistication, and an orientation to learning and investigation that will become lifelong.

CMC Signature Learning Outcomes

CMC students will be able to incorporate in their lives by the time they graduate the following signature learning outcomes:

Intellectual and Practical Skills, including

  • Communication skills
  • Inquiry and analysis
  • Quantitative literacy
  • Information literacy
  • Technological literacy
  • Problem solving and critical thinking

Practiced extensively, across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance.

Personal and Social Responsibility, including

  • Civic, Economic knowledge and engagement - local and global
  • Ethical and Equity reasoning and action
  • Foundations and skills for lifelong learning
  • Incorporation of life practices leading to health and wellness
  • Taking responsibility for the environment and academic success

Anchored through active involvement with diverse communities and real-world challenges.

Integrative and Applied Learning, including

  • Demonstrate advanced skills to new settings and complex problems

Synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies. 

Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World, including

  • Recognize the interconnectedness of the human, physical, and natural worlds
  • Discover cultures, physical and natural world through academic studies
  • Intercultural knowledge and competence

Focused by engagement with big questions, both contemporary and enduring.


Planning Your Bachelor's Degree

A bachelor's degree from CMC shows you have knowledge and training beyond the high school or associate degree level. You need a high school diploma or GED to earn a bachelor's degree. Normally it takes a student a full four years to earn a bachelor's degree. However, it's more common to attend school part-time and thus it takes longer for working adults or single parents. Nationally, the average time to complete a bachelor's degree is 7 years.

The fundamental requirement for a bachelor's degree is to successfully complete a minimum number of "credit hours," usually a minimum of 120 semester credit hours. Full-time students typically take five 3-credit hour courses each semester. The first courses are often called the "core curriculum" and include mathematics, English, communications, science, arts and humanities, and social science courses that are required for all students. Each student selects a major field (for example business administration or sustainability studies) and possibly an emphasis area. To earn a bachelor's degree, you must complete a minimum number of required and elective courses in the major and emphasis. In addition, most students take a few elective courses to complete the minimum 120-credit hour requirement.

The requirements for a bachelor's degree are intended to ensure that you are adequately prepared to take the next step, whether in the work world or as a graduate student. However, the quality of your academic record is just as important as the quantity of credit hours. A minimum 2.0 (C) grade point average (GPA) is required in bachelor degree coursework.

Bachelor's degrees are awarded in many different disciplines. The two most common types are the Bachelor of Arts (BA) that tends to focus on theoretical and general knowledge as well as liberal arts, for example literature, history, social sciences, etc. and the Bachelor of Science (BS) which focuses on technical or hard sciences such as mathematics, natural and physical sciences, business, engineering and similar fields. CMC offers five bachelor degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts degree in Sustainability Studies (BASS), the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (BSBA) the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN), the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), and the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Elementary Education (BAIS-E).

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

The Bachelor of Arts program offers a liberal arts education that includes the Colorado State Guaranteed General Education Curriculum. This curriculum includes 31 credits minimum of general education classes across five content areas, plus 3 credits of communication. These are the same basic general education requirements in our Associate of Arts degree program at Colorado Mountain College. Some specific degree programs may have additional general education requirements (consult an advisor or the catalog for more information).

The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to offer a variety of students from diverse backgrounds and academic interests the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree. Students who have earned their associates degree at CMC, or other community colleges in Colorado, will have an easier pathway to complete their bachelor's degree because they will have already met several degree requirements such as the speech communications requirement and certain general education prerequisites that are important for student success.

Bachelor of Arts Requirements

The admission requirements for all Bachelor's degrees are: 1) applicants for CMC Bachelor's programs must have a minimum of 45 college-level semester credit hours; 2) applicants must be in good standing with the last institution attended, including CMC, with a minimum 2.30 cumulative grade-point average and 3) applicants who do not meet the minimum credit hour or grade point average requirement will be reviewed by the CMC Admissions Committee under the state transfer window exception.

Please see information contained in the Moving On  section for information about combining transfer credit with CMC credit towards earning a Bachelor's degree at CMC.

Bachelor of Science Degrees

The Bachelor of Science degree program is designed to provide four-year degrees in the areas of business, technology, mathematics, sciences, and engineering, but also includes the Colorado State Guaranteed General Education Curriculum. This curriculum includes 28-31 credits minimum of general education classes across five content areas, plus 3 credits of communication. These are the same basic general education requirements in our Associate of Science degree at Colorado Mountain College. Some specific degree programs may have additional general education requirements (consult an advisor or the catalog for more information).

The Bachelor of Science degree is designed to offer a variety of students from diverse backgrounds and academic interests the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree. Students who have earned their associates degree at CMC, or other community colleges in Colorado, will have an easier pathway to complete their bachelor's degree because they will have already met several degree requirements such as the speech communications requirement and certain general education prerequisites that are important for student success.

There are two admission opportunities for pursing a bachelor's degree at Colorado Mountain College. Enroll as a freshman and complete an associates degree (AA, AS, AGS, or AAS) as part of your bachelor's degree and you will have completed your first two years. As a transfer student, submit official college transcripts from your previous schools and enroll with advanced standing. In order to be eligible to register for 300 and 400-level classes you must have, 1) completed 45 credit hours (at CMC or in transfer), and 2) have a 2.3 cumulative grade point average.

The prerequisite pathway for the Bachelor of Science degree includes these elements: 1) a college degree (associates or bachelor's) is required before a student can enroll in more than 15 upper-division credits at CMC; 2) course prerequisites must be completed before a student can enroll in upper-division courses; 3) for transfer credit, upper-division course requirements must be earned through an accredited four-year program as upper-division coursework; 4) if an approved emphasis area or concentration is pursued, all requirements for that emphasis or concentration must be completed prior to awarding of the degree; and 5) specific courses that fulfill the general education requirements may be stipulated by the specific bachelor's degree program. Students are encouraged to seek advising on meeting course prerequisites and other degree requirements.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree requires taking at least 120 credits from among general education courses and specific core degree requirements and program electives as per the Colorado Department of Higher Education guidelines. Students who have earned an AA or AS degree and earned a C- or better in all courses shall be fully considered for admission into the BS program. Under the state transfer guidelines for AA and AS degrees, if offered admission, you will enter with a junior standing and will be required to take 60 or more credits to earn your bachelor's degree. (Students matriculating from an AGS or AAS program will probably need more than 60 credits to earn a bachelor's degree.) Students who do not fully complete AA or AS degree requirements will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis and may lose transfer credits depending on their previous course of studies. Therefore, students from other colleges are best advised to complete their associates degree from their home institution. Individual courses may transfer and count towards specific degree requirements for a four-year degree, but the transferable courses are limited to the course equivalents of the courses specified in the curriculum of the four-year degree program.

To graduate, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average) or "P" (passing) or better on all courses taken at Colorado Mountain College. At least 80 percent of the semester credits applied toward graduation must be letter graded.

Please see information contained in the Moving On  section for information about combining transfer credit with CMC credit towards earning a Bachelor's degree at CMC.

Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program in Leadership and Management is designed to prepare individuals as managerial and supervisory personnel in a variety of professions and offers a seamless transition from an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a career and technical education field to a bachelor's degree. The program provides a pathway for students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in a career or technical field from a regionally accredited school, by building on their technical specialties and general education courses by combining them with upper division course work to acquire management, supervision and leadership skills.

Bachelor of Applied Science Requirements:

Students must have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a specific discipline from a regionally accredited school with 60 credits minimum. Applicable AAS degrees include, but are not limited to: Accounting, Culinary Arts, Digital Media, Early Childhood Education, EMT Paramedic, Applied Engineering Technician, Entrepreneurship, Fire Science Technology, Graphic Design, Information Technology Specialist, Medical Assistant, Natural Resource Management, Paralegal, Professional Photography, Resort Management, Restaurant & Culinary Management, Ski & Snowboard Business, Ski Area Operations, and Veterinary Technology.

The lower division courses must be completed before a student can enroll in more than 15 upper-division credits at CMC;

Course prerequisites must be completed before a student can enroll in upper-division courses;

For transfer credit, upper-division course requirements must be earned through an accredited four-year program as upper-division coursework;

Specific courses that fulfill the general education requirements may be stipulated by the specific bachelor's degree program; and

To graduate, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average) or "P" (passing) or better on all courses taken at Colorado Mountain College.  At least 80 percent of the semester credits applied toward graduation must be letter graded.

Please see information contained in the Moving On  section for information about combining transfer credit with CMC credit towards earning a Bachelor's degree at CMC.

See the section on scholarships for opportunities related to earning bachelor's degrees. The Bachelor of Applied Science is offered at the following Colorado Mountain College campus locations: Glenwood Springs - Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs, and Edwards. Check the campus schedule of classes to find appropriate course offerings.


Planning Your Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees give you a solid, affordable start before transferring into CMC's Bachelor's degrees or to a four-year college. All of the Colorado Mountain College Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees are designed to satisfy the lower division requirements for transfer to a four-year college in Colorado or elsewhere. After you transfer to a four-year college or university you may concentrate in a major area of study during your junior and senior years.

See the Moving On  section of this document for details on transferring your credits to other four-year colleges and universities.

CMC's AA and AS degrees provide the foundation for a traditional liberal arts and sciences education. Studies include the Colorado Guaranteed Transfer (GT) courses in the following disciplines; the humanities, social sciences, communication, mathematics and science.

The Associate of Arts degree is offered at all campuses. The Associate of Science degree is offered at all campuses except Aspen. Please see the Academic Programs at Colorado Mountain College and your advisor.

Associate of Arts Degrees

The Associate of Arts degree program offers a liberal arts education that includes the Colorado State Guaranteed General Education Curriculum. This Curriculum includes a minimum of one year of course work in communication, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and science. In addition to these required disciplines, we encourage you to explore a broad range of subjects through elective course work in the fine arts, behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, literature, business and humanistic studies.

The Associate of Arts degree program is offered at all campuses.

To be accepted into the Associate of Arts program you must demonstrate college-level proficiency through ACT/SAT scores, college transcripts or placement tests. Inadequate skills in reading, writing and mathematics may require you to enroll in developmental studies courses before enrolling in courses required for the degree. This could affect the sequence in which you can take courses and may extend the time required to earn your degree. For more details please see Academic Placement and Testing. See Scholarships and Awards  for scholarship opportunities related to this program.

Please note that recent changes to the Colorado Department of Education's policy for Higher Education Admissions Requirements (HEAR) stipulate that students wishing to enter or transfer to any public four-year school in Colorado must successfully complete at least one year of foreign language at the high school level. If you have not fulfilled this requirement, please be advised that you are required to take FRE 111 , GER 111 , ITA 111 , JPN 111 , RUS 111 , or SPA 111  to gain admittance to a four-year school. Although these courses do not fulfill the Guaranteed Transfer Arts and Humanities requirement, they do count as five elective credits except for the Associate of Science Degree .

Associate of Arts Degree Requirements

Completion of the degree requires taking at least 60 credits from among courses numbered 100 through 299 which are designed for transfer.

State Guaranteed General Education Curriculum courses are designated by a diamond (◆) icon. An asterisk (✽) icon denotes courses which apply to the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, and are generally transferable to other Colorado public universities and colleges. Colorado public four-year higher education institutions will honor the full transfer of an Associate of Arts (AA) degree earned at Colorado Mountain College. When you earn an Associate of Arts degree at Colorado Mountain College, completing the state guaranteed general education courses with a grade of C or better in each course applied to the degree, you will transfer with 60 credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree into any arts and science degree program offered by a Colorado public four-year college.

To graduate, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average) or "P" (passing) or better on all courses taken at Colorado Mountain College. At least 80 percent of the semester credits applied toward graduation must be letter graded.

You must earn 45 credits at Colorado Mountain College or, if transferring previous credits, a minimum of 15 college-level credit hours must be earned at Colorado Mountain College. Awarded or non-traditional credit may not be used to fulfill this requirement. No more than six credits of work experience, internship, special topics, and/or cooperative education may be applied toward graduation. These credits must be considered transferable to a four-year school. If you already have a Colorado Mountain College degree, you must earn at least 15 additional credits, not already applied to the first degree, to receive a second degree.

You should be able to complete your Associate of Arts degree program in no more than 60 credit hours and your baccalaureate (four-year) degree in no more than a total of 120 credit hours, unless there are additional degree requirements recognized by the Colorado Department of Higher Education or by the receiving institution. This means that if you complete your Associate of Arts degree at Colorado Mountain College, you can complete your four-year degree with the same number of credits as students who began at the receiving institution. If you have received credit for prior learning, Advanced Placement, or correspondence courses, this will be reviewed by the receiving institution.

You must complete the entire AA degree to guarantee transfer of any course not on the State Guaranteed curriculum. Transfer of courses marked by the asterisk (✽) icon is probable but not guaranteed. Please check the requirements of the receiving institution.

Associate of Science Degrees

The Associate of Science degrees are designed for those who plan to seek a four-year degree in advanced technology, mathematics, or physical, natural or computer science areas. The disciplines covered in this program are traditionally included in the freshman and sophomore curriculum at all colleges and universities. This includes course work in the areas of communication, humanities, social science, biological science, physical science and mathematics.

To be accepted into this program you must demonstrate college level proficiency through ACT/SAT scores, college transcripts or placement tests. Inadequate skills in reading, writing and mathematics may require you to enroll in developmental studies courses before enrolling in courses required for the degree. This could affect the sequence in which you can take courses and may extend the time required to earn your degree. For more details please see the academic placement and testing  section. There are often scholarships available for Associate of Science students, particularly the David Alden Cooke scholarship. See the scholarship and awards  section for these scholarship opportunities.

Please note that recent changes to the Colorado Department of Education's policy for Higher Education Admissions Requirements (HEAR) stipulate that students wishing to enter or transfer to any public four-year school in Colorado must successfully complete at least one year of foreign language at the high school level. If you have not fulfilled this requirement, please be advised that you are required to take FRE 111 , GER 111 , ITA 111 , JPN 111 , RUS 111 , or SPA 111  to gain admittance to a four-year school. Although these courses do not fulfill the Guaranteed Transfer Arts and Humanities requirement, they do count as five elective credits.

Associate of Science Degree Requirements

The Associate of Science Degree requires completion of at least 60 credits from among courses numbered 100-299 which are designed for transfer. State Guaranteed General Education courses are designated by a diamond icon (◆). An asterisk icon (✽) denotes courses which apply to the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, and are generally transferable to other Colorado public universities and colleges.

You must complete the entire AS degree to guarantee transfer of any course not on the State Guaranteed curriculum. Transfer of courses marked by the asterisk (✽) icon is probable but not guaranteed. Please check the requirements of the receiving institution.

To graduate, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average) or "P" (passing) or better on all courses taken at Colorado Mountain College. At least 80 percent of the semester credits applied toward graduation must be letter graded.

You must earn 45 semester credits at Colorado Mountain College or, if transferring previous credits, a minimum of 15 college-level credit hours must be earned at Colorado Mountain College. Awarded or non-traditional credit may not be used to fulfill this requirement. No more than six credits of work experience, internship, special topics, and/or cooperative education may be applied toward graduation. These credits must be considered transferable to a four-year college. If you already have a Colorado Mountain College degree, you must earn at least 15 additional credits, not already applied to the first degree, to receive a second degree.

Certificates of Completion

Colorado Mountain College offers several Certificates of Completion to students who complete a group of courses with a particular emphasis. A certificate of completion attests to successful completion of a structured program of courses designed to establish proficiency in a specific field. Individual courses are posted on a student's transcript. COC's are not recognized on a transcript. Please see a CMC advisor.

These courses are helpful for learning special skills or for concentrating your learning in a special area of interest. There are six certificates of completion: Creative Arts, Fly Fishing Guide, Outdoor Education, Permaculture, Spanish Proficiency, and Sustainability Leadership.

The Certificates of Completion are not Career & Technical Education certificates. Because they are not CTE certificates, they are not eligible for financial aid unless taken as part of a state-recognized degree or certificate. However, the requirements have been specially designed so that courses count as credit for the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of General Studies degrees. These degrees are received for transfer by Colorado's public colleges and universities. They have been received by several other institutions as well.

Each certificate program has specific requirements, and certificates are offered only as specified.

Certificates of Completion are not eligible for federal student aid funds.


Planning Your Associate of General Studies Degrees

CMC offers the Associate of General Studies (AGS) degrees for students whose needs are not met by our other degrees. You may design the Associate of General Studies degree to fit your personal needs, upgrade job skills or prepare for professional school. This degree includes Colorado Guaranteed Transfer Curriculum. Several options allow you to take specialized transfer programs. While earning the Associate of General Studies degree you can focus on Engineering or Outdoor Recreation Leadership and transfer most of the credits earned to one or more four-year schools that have majors in these areas.

Colorado Mountain College offers two types of Associate of General Studies degrees: the Generalist degree and program-specific AGS degrees.

AGS Degree Requirements

All AGS degrees (with the exception of the AGS-Generalist degree) are the result of articulation agreements with public baccalaureate degree-granting institutions. They are transferable only into the particular program identified by the articulation agreement. These include Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Engineering, and Outdoor Recreation Leadership. Consult with your academic advisor for additional information.

To be accepted into an AGS program, you must demonstrate college-level proficiency through ACT/SAT scores, college transcripts or placement tests. Inadequate skills in reading, writing and mathematics may require you to enroll in developmental studies courses before enrolling in courses required for the degree. This could affect the sequence in which you can take courses and may extend the time required to earn your degree. For more details please see the Academic Placement and Testing  section.

Please note that recent changes to the Colorado Department of Education's policy for Higher Education Admissions Requirements (HEAR) stipulate that students wishing to enter or transfer to any public four-year school in Colorado must successfully complete at least one year of foreign language at the high school level. If you have not fulfilled this requirement, please be advised that you are required to take FRE 111 , GER 111 , ITA 111 , JPN 111 , RUS 111 , or SPA 111  to gain admittance to a four-year school. Although these courses do not fulfill the Guaranteed Transfer Arts and Humanities requirement, they do count as five elective credits.

Specific course requirements are listed on the Associate of General Studies program page in the online catalog.

To graduate, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average) or "P" (passing) or better on all courses taken at Colorado Mountain College. At least 80 percent of the semester credits applied toward graduation must be letter graded.

You must earn 45 credits at Colorado Mountain College or, if transferring previous credits, a minimum of 15 college-level credit hours must be earned at Colorado Mountain College. Awarded or non-traditional credit may not be used to fulfill this requirement. No more than six credits of work experience, internship, special topics, and/or cooperative education may be applied toward graduation.

If you already have a Colorado Mountain College degree, you must earn at least 15 additional credits, not already applied to the first degree, to receive a second degree. Please see our web site at www.coloradomtn.edu for the most current information.

 


Planning Your Career & Technical Education Degrees (AAS) & Certificates (COP)

Whatever direction you choose, the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Degrees and Certificates at Colorado Mountain College can lead you into a challenging career. Work experience allows you to practice your skills before job hunting. To stay current with the latest trends, we ask industry leaders to assist in developing and reviewing our CTE programs. Our interactive video network and web courses extend some of the coursework for these programs to additional locations.

The two-year Associate of Applied Science degree (CTE) programs include skills training and general education course work.The programs leading to a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency take one year or less to complete and usually provide only skills training.

This section also describes the one year Certificates of Occupational Proficiency available at Colorado Mountain College.

While Colorado Mountain College is an eligible institution under regulations for federal student aid programs, not all programs are eligible programs. All associate degree programs are eligible; however, certificate programs must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Each certificate is identified as eligible or not eligible for federal funds in the certificate description.

Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirement Information

All Associate of Applied Science Degree programs have the following minimum requirements:

  1. Completion of at least 60 semester hours.
  2. Achievement of a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average), or "P" (passing) or better on all courses taken at Colorado Mountain College. At least 80 percent of the semester hours applied toward graduation must be letter graded.
  3. Completion of 45 semester hours at Colorado Mountain College or, if transferring previous credits, a minimum of 15 college-level credit hours must be earned at Colorado Mountain College. Awarded or non-traditional credit may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
  4. Fulfillment of all requirements of the specific program, including:
    • Completion of all CTE courses required in a specified occupational program.
    • Completion of a program of study which is directed toward meeting the student's declared intent and purpose for pursuing studies in a specific program. In addition to required CTE courses, it is recommended that courses be taken, where appropriate, from other areas which relate to the specific program being studied.
  5. Completion of at least 15 semester hours of General Education courses required in specific AAS degrees. Advised General Education elective choices can be selected from the Associate of Arts degree General Education courses, any transfer level (*) course numbered 100-299 (except PED), or as listed below in AAS General Education Options.
  6. Courses in physical activities shall not be included in the 60 semester hours minimum except where specifically noted.
  7. No more than six semester hours applied toward graduation may be Special Topics (courses numbered 175 or 275).
  8. If you already have a Colorado Mountain College degree, you must earn at least 15 additional credits, not already applied to the first degree, to receive a second degree.

AAS General Education Options

In addition to the General Education classes listed for the Associate of Arts program and any transfer level (*) course numbered 100-299 (except PED), the following courses may also apply to your AAS General Education requirements.

  • BUS 102 - Entrepreneurial Operations 
  • ENG 115 - Technical English and Communication 
  • MAT 107 - Career Math 
  • MAT 108 - Technical Mathematics 
  • SPA 101 - Conversational Spanish I 
  • SPA 102 - Conversational Spanish II  

Certificates of Occupational Proficiency Information

Career and Technical Education (Certificate of Occupational Proficiency) certificate programs provide technical training in specific skills. The curriculum usually includes only job skills training and limited general education courses. However, you will be asked to demonstrate basic reading, writing and mathematics skills before entering certain certificate programs. Your proficiency may affect the sequence of courses in which you may enroll and may also extend the time required to complete your program. For more details please see the Academic Placement and Testing   section.

Individual programs and courses have certain physical and academic standards which you may be required to meet before you are admitted to that program or enrolled in that course.

Please see a Colorado Mountain College academic counselor or advisor for details.

Certificates of Occupational Proficiency Requirements

  1. Achievement of a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average), or "P" (passing) or better on all courses taken at Colorado Mountain College. At least 80 percent of the semester hours applied toward graduation must be letter graded.
  2. Fulfill all requirements of the specific program.
  3. Have been enrolled at Colorado Mountain College as a part-time or full-time student for at least 10 semester hours. Awarded or non-traditional credit may not be used to fulfill this requirement. The exceptions are A+ Computer Technician, Basic Welding & Cutting, Fire Academy II, Network +, Nurse Aide, Retail & Repair Shop Technician II, Ski Patrol Operations Level I, Sustainable Cuisine Operations II, and any other certificates of 10 credits and fewer in which all classes must be taken at Colorado Mountain College.