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Ski and Snowboard Business: Shop Certificates

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These certificates provide students an opportunity to gain the skills necessary to find entry-level employment in a retail ski and snowboard shop.

This curriculum includes many of the courses included in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Ski and Snowboard Business  and credits may be applied toward that degree.

Students must demonstrate acceptable proficiency levels in composition, reading, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this program. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence in which you can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, please see the Academic Placement and Testing  section.

Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Ski and Snowboard Retail and Repair Technician or Shop Manager. Your advisor will help you develop a schedule that meets your needs.

The Ski and Snowboard Certificates are offered at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs. Some courses may require distance learning modalities to complete the certificates.

CMC also offers certificates in Action Sports , Ski and Snowboard Business , Professional Ski and Snowboard Guide , and Ski and Snowboard Marketing Media Manager .

These certificate programs are not eligible for federal student aid funds.

 Learn more about the Shop Technician Programs

Ski and Snowboard Business: Retail and Repair Shop Technician

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (9)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (255)

Ski and Snowboard Business: Shop Manager

 This certificate provides students with the skills necessary to advance to a Shop Manager position via a series of proficiencies, including hands-on course work.  Courses highlight the management, supervision and human resource knowledge base needed to successfully manage a snow sport retail operation.  Each course in this certificate enhances a student’s understanding of sales, promotion, and business management competencies.

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (7)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (112.5)


◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via distance learning (IVS, hybrid, or online).

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