Jul 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services

Support Services for Students with Disabilities

Colorado Mountain College is committed to assisting students with disabilities to be successful in their academic programs. In addition to receiving the support needed to complete your chosen area of study and enhance your basic academic skills, we are committed to equal access in the classroom while preserving the integrity of the course objectives.

Students who are seeking support services from CMC on the basis of a diagnosed disability are required under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Amended Act of 2009 to submit documentation to verify eligibility. Protection under these civil rights statues is determined on a case-by-case basis, and is based upon documentation of a disability that currently and substantially limits some major life activity including learning.

CMC offers many services to its students with disabilities. Eligibility for these services is determined individually based on a documented need. Services may include:

  • Pre-admission advising and new student orientation
  • Academic accommodations
  • Academic advising and registration assistance
  • Testing accommodations
  • Note-taking assistance
  • Alternate formats for printed materials
  • Interpretive services and assistive listening devices
  • Assistive technology
  • Residential accommodations available at Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs at Spring Valley and Leadville locations

For more information concerning Disability Services, please see the CMC Disability Services web page or contact the Disability Services Staff member for your campus.

College Libraries

The libraries at Colorado Mountain College offer an extensive collection of resources, available within the physical collections of the Glenwood Springs at Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs, and Leadville campus libraries and 24/7 online through the Virtual Library website. The libraries provide access to books, videos, music, art images, audio books, career resources and practice tests, journals, magazines, maps, government documents, and course reserves. They also offer a variety of services, including physical and virtual 24/7 research assistance, library instruction, research guides and tutorials, and free Interlibrary Loan service.

Additional information about the CMC libraries can be found at library.coloradomtn.edu.

Library Contact Information

Steamboat Springs:  970-870-4445

Glenwood Springs at Spring Valley:  Quigley Library - 970-947-8271

Leadville:  719-486-4249

Virtual Library:  970-569-2926 or reference@coloradomtn.edu

Counseling and Advising

This section describes the counseling and advising services available at Colorado Mountain College.

Career Planning

Career Services supports the career development of students, offering self-assessment inventories, career exploration tools, workshops, special events, job search guidance and a variety of online resources. Staff at each campus provide career counseling, career classes and group workshops. Students also have access to CareerConnect, the online career management platform, which hosts a job board and additional career resources. 

Career Assessments

Student Services staff use a variety of evaluation instruments to help you through the career/life planning process. Assessment inventories related to aptitudes, interests, personality and values are available to interested students, and are especially useful early in your academic and career planning. Contact your College Counselor for more information.

Academic Advising

A successful education begins with advising. We strongly recommend that you seek out an Advisor before registering to develop a meaningful and successful program of study. College Counselors, Academic Advisors, and Faculty Advisors can introduce you to the full range of programs and services offered by Colorado Mountain College, and tailor them to your educational and occupational goals. All students are encouraged to use Student Planning, an online advising tool to explore academic programs, build schedules, and register for classes. To get access to Student Planning, contact your College Counselor or the front desk at your campus.

It is also important to work closely with your Advisor/Counselor to ensure successful graduation or transfer of your credits to four-year institutions. Don’t hesitate to ask a College Counselor or Advisor for help as questions arise.

Programs to help you build your college-ready skills are found on the GED/HSE, ESL, CCR, Developmental Math, and Go2Work   page in this catalog.

Personal Counseling

College Counselors are trained to manage crisis situations and assist students with common personal and social issues that may interfere with college success. Additionally, College Counselors and Academic Advisors collaborate with mental health agencies and other community resources and refer students to these organizations when appropriate for therapeutic counseling, advocacy, and support.

TRiO Student Support Services

Student Support Services programs (SSS) are federally-funded TRiO programs offering free services to eligible students at the Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley, Carbondale, Steamboat Springs, Leadville, Rifle, and Vail Valley campuses. Find Student Support Services staff contacts on the TRiO Student Support Services page.

Student Support Services program participants must be US citizens or permanent residents, degree- or certificate-seeking, and have a background that includes one or more of the following:

  • income eligible
  • first-generation college student (neither parent/guardian has a bachelor’s degree)
  • a documented disability

Student Support Services programs assist students in identifying and completing their educational goals. The objectives of Colorado Mountain College’s Student Support Services programs are to increase persistence rates through retention, graduation, and transfer.

Services available to students include, but are not limited to academic, career, and transfer advising and support; transfer visits to four-year institutions; financial aid assistance, financial aid/FAFSA support, scholarship search and application assistance; and financial literacy education. Additionally, the program provides success seminars covering a wide range of academic and life skills; tutoring; and student advocacy with faculty, staff and peers.

Student Handbooks

Handbooks for students serve as essential resources of information and support options. In addition to providing detailed information about residential life, disability services, and various support services, the handbooks also contain information about Student Rights and Responsibilities and processes for filing complaints. For more information, please visit the Student Handbook or Residence Hall Handbook. Some academic programs have handbooks detailing expectations, policies, and procedures specific to the program.

Student Health and Accident Insurance and Facilities

Insurance Coverage for Full-Time Students

Students enrolling in six or more credit hours at Colorado Mountain College are expected to have some type of health insurance coverage. We refer students to a clearing house in order to find out their best options for health coverage. Connect for Health Colorado may be reached at 1-855-752-6749 or Connect for Health. They are a marketplace where individuals can shop and compare, pick and purchase health insurance plans.  Students and parents are encouraged to read the insurance information carefully to determine if any of these programs meets their needs.

Please check with any technical standards, program handbooks and/or course requirement documents for any health and insurance requirements.

International students may obtain more information about specific insurance to meet their needs at the following locations:


1 (877) 758-4391