Programs

  • Students have the option of receiving college credit and high school credit or enrolling just for high school credit.
  • Tuition for each program is free for students receiving a grade of C or higher. Students are financially responsible for tuition if they earn a grade of D or F.  
  • Each program has a required lab fee to be paid by the student each year they are in the program. The fee covers course materials and related expenses.
  • The Medical Preparation and Early Childhood Education have required college textbooks which students will need to purchase.
  • Students are responsible for transporting themselves to and from the CMU Montrose campus and their off-campus training setting.
  • Students 18 years of age and older in the Medical Preparation or Early Childhood Education program are required to go through a background check. These programs include a training experience in an educational or medical setting and Colorado law requires a background check to work or participate in training in these settings. 

About Each Program

This program is affiliated with the Cisco Network Academy, a respected training program that prepares students for employment in the computer industry. Students study the latest in network technologies and practice what they learn on computer equipment and simulation tools.

After completing the program, students may take certification exams as a CISCO Certified Entry Network Technician or CompTIA A+ certification as a computer repair technician. Students are also qualified to take CISCO courses on more advanced topics.

This program is a path to careers such as:

  • Computer Network Administrators
  • Computer Software Engineers and Programmers
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer System Analyst

 

Required Course Sequence:

Fall Year 1:  TECI 132(3) - Introduction to Personal Computing

Spring Year 1:  TECI 200(3) - IT Hardware and System Software

Fall Year 2:  TECI 180(4) - Cisco Networking I

Spring Year 2:  TECI 251(2) - Leadership and TECI 290(1) - Preparation for CompTIA A+ Certification

This program assists students in finding employment in a child care or school setting and getting a start on completing a teacher education degree. It includes three courses and a field experience in an early childhood education setting.

This certificate program meets the state requirements for employment as an Early Childhood Education Entry-Level Teacher in large and small child care centers and schools. After completing the program, students may apply and obtain an Official Early Childhood Education Teacher Qualification Verification Letter from the Colorado Department of Human Services.

This program is a path to careers such as:

  • Child and Family Social Worker
  • Early Childhood Education Teacher
  • Early Childhood Center Director or Group Leader
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • School Counselor
  • Special Education Teacher

 

Required Course Sequence:

Fall Year 1:  EDEC 101(3) - Introduction to Early Childhood

Spring Year 1:  EDEC 102(3) - Introduction to Early Childhood Professions Lab Experience

Fall Year 2:  EDEC 113(3) - Infant/Toddler Theory and Practice

Spring Year 2:  EDEC 103(3) - Guidance Strategies

Through this program students learn to apply industrial knowledge and skills to plan and implement designs and operate mills and lathes. Students will take classes that will teach them to read blueprints, apply appropriate mathematical concepts to machining and manufacturing, and understand the properties of metals and polymers. College credits earned in this program can count toward completing a technical certificate or associate degree from CMU after graduating from high school.

This program is for students interested in a career in health care. Students explore different career options and learn about human growth and development, effects of wellness and illness across the life span, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and administering first aid and CPR.

In the spring semester, students choose from one of two tracks: Certified Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Responder. After completing the program, students in the CNA track can take the state examination to be a Certified Nursing Assistant and EMR students can take the national exam to be an Emergency Medical Responder.

This program is a path to careers such as:

  • Physician
  • Nurse
  • EMT/Paramedic
  • Therapists

TRACK 1: CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT

Required Course Sequence:

Fall Semester:  HSCI 101(3) - Introduction to Health Care Professions

Spring Semester: NURA 101(4) - Nurse Aide Healthcare Skills and NURA 170(1) - Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

 

Track 2: EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER

Required Course Sequence:

Fall Semester: HSCI 101(3) - Introduction to Health Care Professions

Spring Semester: EMTS 115(3) - Emergency Medical Responder

This program enables students to develop the skills in welding including oxy-fuel and plasma arc cutting, gas metal arc welding, and shielded metal arc welding. Students will develop their welding skills in the new welding shop on the CMU Montrose campus. College credits earned in this program can count toward completing a technical certificate or associate degree from CMU after graduating from high school.