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2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Career & Technical Degrees and Certificates

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. The following pages list the curriculum of each program, and the campuses where each is offered.

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 listed is identified as eligible or not eligible for federal funds.

Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements

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:
    1. Completion of all CTE courses required in a specified occupational program.
    2. 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.
  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.

Certificates of Occupational Proficiency

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 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, Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Academy II, Network +, Nurse Aide,  Petroleum Technology, Real Estate, 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.

Career & Technical Degree and Certificate Descriptions  

Accounting, Business, Public Administration & Real Estate


Agriculture and Natural Resources


Art, Design & Multimedia Communication




Emergency Services & Public Safety


Health Sciences


Hospitality, Tourism, Ski & Resort Management Programs


Information Technology


Integrated Energy


Skilled Trades and Technical Sciences