Colorado Mountain College has variety of new classes to offer |

Colorado Mountain College has variety of new classes to offer

August has arrived, meaning students have to wait only three more weeks for a variety of new classes at Colorado Mountain College.

Monday gave students at the Roaring Fork Campus the first opportunity to register and pay for classes online. Through several new courses, the education department is offering parents different resources and guidance in raising their children.

“Helping Your Child Succeed,” a class for Latino parents with children in U.S. schools, is taught entirely in Spanish, allowing parents to familiarize themselves with the “No Child Left Behind” initiative, standard-based grading, Colorado Student Assessment Program scores and other methods of increasing motivation and educational success. Parents can take the course in Carbondale in late September, mid-October and mid-November.

CMC is also offering workshops addressing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, in the fall. On Oct. 20, students can participate in “The Sensory Integration Workshop,” presenting treatment approaches for ADHD, autism, and Asperger’s syndrome. “Understanding the ADHD Brain,” will be Oct. 22.

Several other departments are offering new classes, including “Contemporary Plein-Air Painting,” mosaic glass art, Latin American literature,” “Picante Dance,” aerobics, chair yoga for seniors, ergonomic checkpoints for the workplace, office environmental design, “Lucid Dreams,” and “The Five Wishes Workshop,” addressing wishes in the event of a serious illness.

New field-trip courses in anthropology, geology, photography and outdoor studies will also be available in the fall.

Though the semester begins Aug. 29, students should register early in order to guarantee a seat in their preferred classes. Some classes have limited enrollment, and others may be canceled 48 hours in advance if enrollment is too low.

With courses costing $43 per credit hour, locals can take advantage of the teachers and resources at CMC’s Roaring Fork Campus while getting an affordable higher education experience.

“The opportunity to build an excellent educational foundation, take a short course for personal enrichment, or upgrade workplace skills is yours for the choosing at Colorado Mountain College,” said Nancy Genova, dean of CMC’s Roaring Fork Campus.

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