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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ski Area Operations: Ski Patrol Operations Certificate

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This certificate provides the student an opportunity to gain the skills necessary to find entry-level employment as a career ski patroller. This curriculum includes many of the courses included in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Ski Area Operations  and credits may be applied toward that degree.

Students must demonstrate acceptable proficiency levels in composition and reading as a prerequisite for courses within this certificate. Students’ proficiency may affect the sequence of classes in which they can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, please see the Academic Placement and Testing  section of the catalog or contact the Ski Area Operations faculty. Entry into the program requires a physician completed medical form.

Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Ski Patrol Operations. Your advisor will help you develop a schedule that meets your needs.

The Ski Area Operations degree and associated certificates are offered at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville.

CMC also offers certificates in Ropeway Technician , Slopes and Trails Maintenance  , as well as an Associate of Applied Science degree in Ski Area Operations .

This certificate program is not eligible for federal student aid funds.

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (13.5)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (279.5)



State Guaranteed Transfer Course

Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

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