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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Action Sports Industry (AAS)

Colorado Mountain College’s Action Sports Industry (ASI) degree capitalizes on the combination of the snowboard/ski, skate, surf, wake, and bike industry by offering an associate degree specializing in the unique needs of today’s competitive marketplace. With the action sport industry becoming more intertwined, the program’s unique curriculum creates pathways for our students to become a part of this fast-paced, high-energy career field.

The ASI degree provides students an opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to find employment in the action sport industry as a manufacture representative, product manager, retail sales manager, retail sales employee or repair technician. The degree will include courses that will improve technical knowledge needed to be successful in the action sport industry while emphasizing the skills necessary to be a leader.

Action-sports related careers include retailing, manufacturing, marketing and sales are emphasized. The AAS degree courses fulfill many of the requirements for the Leadership & Management (BAS) .

Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in composition, reading, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this degree. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence in which students 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 this program will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Action Sports Industry. Advisors will help develop a schedule that meets student academic needs.

The Action Sport Industry degree is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs. Coming soon! Starting Fall 2023 this program will be offered collegewide at all CMC locations; however, not all courses will be offered in a live mode at all campuses and this program will not be fully available through online learning. Please contact a campus counselor or academic advisor at the preferred campus for more information.


9 credits

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (60)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (1380)


State Guaranteed Transfer 

Generally Transferable

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (video-conferencing, hybrid, or online).


Add a Bachelors to this degree!

Boost the professional value of your technical degree and expertise with our Leadership & Management (BAS)  degree.

Our BAS degree is designed to enhance the value of your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree by developing the professional leadership skills needed to progress to a management level position in your chosen technical area.

Learn more.