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Orientation provides JumpStart for new Spring Valley students

JumpStart Orientation is a vital part of the Colorado Mountain College experience, and all new full-time degree-seeking students at Spring Valley are required to participate. Sessions are June 18-19, July 22-23 and Aug. 18-19.

Students will learn about academic programs, be advised on courses, register and prepare for fall classes. Attending the June and July sessions gives students the best course selection when pre-registering.

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Rifle’s eight-week, condensed courses are under way ” but you can still slip in some which start this week. You’ll get college transfer-level course work at an affordable tuition rate. Many college students return home and take CMC courses to transfer credit back to four-year colleges or universities they attend. Plus, newly graduated high school students can earn credit before going off to college this fall.

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What’s that big green plant? Find out what’s growing up around you Thursday, June 10, in a lecture and slide show from 7-9 p.m. and then get outside and identify native plants Saturday, June 12, in a field trip from 1-5 p.m. at CMC in Rifle. Then What’s Down Under My Feet?, is a Geology class from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 17, with a field trip Saturday, June 19, from 1-5 pm.

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Rifle CMC has a golf clinic on Wednesday nights from June 16-July 7. Other short classes there are in Excel Tuesday nights June 22-July 20 and PowerPoint Monday nights June 28-Aug. 2.

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Summer is a great time to learn for any age person ” the GED preparation and adult high school diploma programs have summer hours, and students can begin any time during the summer session.

Also, grab a crayon to register now ” youngsters can go to college with summer fun courses for kids at the Rifle Campus of CMC. Several start this week and some start later in pottery, painting, printmaking, and science topics such as forensics, dissecting labs, a river watch to measure health of rivers, and a microscope lab. There are also Spanish classes for kids. Call 625-1871.

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Classes with space starting soon at Roaring Fork Campus: Feng Shui in the Garden ” June 10; Javascript ” June 10; Conversational Spanish ” June 14; Adobe Photoshop ” June 14; Computer Keyboarding ” June 16; CPR ” June 19; Windows Management ” June 24; CPR for the Professional (only one time this summer) ” June 26; and an English as a second language section of courses starts June 29.

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Summer conference facilities are available at CMC campuses in Glenwood Springs, Leadville and Steamboat Springs. At the Spring Valley location in Glenwood are facilities with housing, food service, classrooms and computer labs, a library and gym, a climbing wall and ropes course, an 18-hole disc golf course and five athletic fields.

This summer Spring Valley hosts the Forest Service, National Cheer Association, four soccer camps, tai chi and aikido groups and two high school football teams in preseason training. Costs depend on facility needs.

A slide show on amenities at all three campuses is at http://www.coloradomtn.edu/ under “Services” and “Summer Conferences.” You can also call Stephanie Owston at 947-8223.


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