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2015-2016 Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2015-2016 Catalog


 


Welcome to Colorado Mountain College!

We want you to be successful. So take the time to learn about the requirements and procedures in this catalog. This is the roadmap to reaching your goals.

 Academic Calendar 

Academic Calendar 2015-2016

Summer 2015

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

Registration Begins
April 20, 2015

Early Registration Begins
March 30, 2015

Early Registration Begins
November 2, 2015

Classes Begin
May 11, 2015

Registration Begins
 July 27, 2015

Registration Begins
November 30, 2015

Memorial Day
May 25, 2015
(No classes)

Classes Begin
August 24, 2015

Classes Begin
January 18, 2016

Independence Day 
July 3, 2015
(No classes)

Labor Day
September 7, 2015
(No classes)

Spring Break
March 14-18, 2016
(No classes)

Classes End
August 7, 2015

Thanksgiving Break
November 25-27, 2015
(No classes)

Classes End
May 6, 2016

Graduation
August 7 or 8, 2015

Classes End
December 11, 2015

Graduation
May 6 or 7, 2016

 

Graduation
December 11 or 12, 2015

 

 

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.

Accreditation

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

Email: info@hlcommission.org

www.hlcommission.org

Colorado Mountain College has chosen the Higher Learning Commission’s alternative accreditation through AQIP (the Academic Quality Improvement Program). For more about our accreditation please click CMC AQIP.

Approved for:

  • General Studies Degree
  • Associate of Applied Science Degrees
  • Nursing Degrees Occupational Proficiency Certificates
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies
  • Veterans’ Training
  • Foreign Students (Steamboat Springs, Leadville and Glenwood Springs at Spring Valley campuses)

Approved for:

ACEN
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Ph: 404-975-5000 Fax: 404-975-5020
www.acenursing.org

Equal Opportunity Statement

Colorado Mountain College is dedicated to the principle of providing equal opportunity with regard to all current or prospective students and employees in the application, admission and access to the College’s programs and activities. It is the College’s policy to maintain an environment free of harassment or discrimination based on age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, physical or mental disability, gender, gender identity or political ideas. Any person who wishes to obtain more information regarding the non-discrimination policies pertaining to students or student affairs should contact Lourra Barthuly, Ph.D, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 802 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601, 970-947-8351, lbarthuly@coloradomtn.edu. Inquiries pertaining to employment only should be directed to Jan Aspelund, Vice President of Human Resources, 802 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601, 970-947-8304, jaspelund@coloradomtn.edu.

The College complies with regulations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 in regard to sex discrimination and section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in regard to disability discrimination.

Complaints may also be filed with the Office for Civil Rights:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region VIII
1961 Stout Street, Room 1426
Denver, Colorado, 80294
(303) 844-2024
(303) 844-3439 (TDD)

Contact Us

Current information, services and contact information are available on the Colorado Mountain College website: www.coloradomtn.edu.

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.

 


 

This catalog is certified as true and correct in content and policy as of its publishing in June 2015. Realizing that flexibility in education can be beneficial, Colorado Mountain College reserves the right to alter tuition, fees, calendar dates, curricula, and other information contained in this catalog as deemed necessary by the Board of Trustees, administration, or state agencies. The most current catalog information will be posted on online at: catalog.coloradomtn.edu. Colorado Mountain College is dedicated to the principle of providing equal opportunity with regard to all current or prospective students and employees in the application, admission and access to the College’s programs and activities. It is the College’s policy to maintain an environment free of harassment or discrimination based on age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, physical or mental disability, gender, gender identity or political ideas. Any person who wishes to obtain more information regarding the non-discrimination policies pertaining to students or student affairs should contact Lourra Barthuly, Ph.D, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 802 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601, 970-947-8351, lbarthuly@coloradomtn.edu. Inquiries pertaining to employment only should be directed to Jan Aspelund, Vice President of Human Resources, 802 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601, 970-947-8304, jaspelund@coloradomtn.edu. Complaints may also be filed with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region VIII, 1961 Stout Street - Room 1426, Denver, CO 80294, 303-844-2024; 303-844-3439 (TDD).