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  • Tips for Taking Online Classes

    9 tips for taking online classes at CMC

    As college classes move online and distance learning becomes the new normal, Colorado Mountain College wants to give you the tools you need to succeed in a digital classroom. Online classes are generally more flexible and accessible than a traditional college setting. With that flexibility, comes other unique challenges. These tips for taking online classes […]

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  • 5 Reasons to Give Presentations in College

    Leah Elkins practices her public speaking and leadership skills on campus

    5 Reasons to Give Presentations in College by Leah Elkins, Outdoor Recreation Leadership student and Residence Assistant Giving presentations is an invaluable learning opportunity. Whether in-class, out-of-class, at a conference, on the job, at an event you should be giving as many presentations as possible. The lessons you’ll learn will be valuable for your future […]

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  • CMC Students Leave No Trace

    Kayak Touring Leadership Sunset Colorado Mountain College Leadville Leave No Trace

    CMC students are trained in the 7 Leave No Trace principles Colorado Mountain College Leadville truly values sustainability and stewardship in the outdoors. Professor Kent Clement, PhD even goes as far as to certify his Outdoor Recreation Leadership students as teachers in the 7 principles of Leave No Trace. Certified students are encouraged to teach […]

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  • Ski Ops Graduate Masters his Craft

    Patrick Torsell graduated from CMC Leadville's Ski Area Operations program in

    Ski Area Operations Graduate Patrick Torsell has his Finger on the Pulse of the Ski Industry Patrick Torsell climbs confidently into the snowcat parked on Harrison Ave. He swings his legs into the PistenBully and smiles at the crews preparing for the annual Ski Joring event. Though he is 1,700 miles from Harrisburg, PA where […]

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  • CMC Trained Firefighters Serve Local Community

    CMC Leadville Fire ACademy students PC: Brent DiRoma

       What does it take to become a Colorado firefighter? Colorado Mountain College’s Fire Academy I has created a successful formula that is respected and recognized by many Colorado fire departments. Students learn from experienced firefighters, complete hours of training, and participate in more live burns than any other academy in the state. Upon completion of […]

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  • LinkedIN Advice for College Students

    LinkedIN Advice for College Students by Leah Elkins, Outdoor Recreation Leadership student & Residence Assistant.  Flip-phones have become oddities. Those who live and thrive in our modern world with only flip-phones are, generally, peculiarities. The vast majority of us live in an interconnected world with smartphone dependency and instant gratification complexes. And I don’t just […]