• 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 linked to the highly-respected Cisco Network Academy, an information technology skills and career building program preparing students for employment in the computer industry. Students study the latest network technologies and practice what they learn using simulation tools. Students receive a certificate for each course they complete.

After completing the program, students may take exams for formal certification as a CISCO Certified Entry Network Technician or CompTIA A+ certification from the Computer Technology Industry Association. The annual lab fee is $37.

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 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 three tracks: Certified Nursing Assistant, Veterinary Assistant, or Emergency Medical Responder (EMR). 

After completing the one-year program students can take the state examination to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Emergency Medical Responder (e.g., EMR). The student course fee varies by program.

This program is a path to careers such as:

  • Physician
  • Nurse
  • Veterinary Studies
  • EMT/Paramedic
  • Therapists


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



Required Course Sequence:

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

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



Required Course Sequence:

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

Spring Semester: AGRS 296(3) - Topics: Vet Assisting


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 four 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