Steamboat’s CMC registers students remotely
College campaign sets up locations across Steamboat
July 30, 2010
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Visit http://apply.coloradomtn.edu to enroll as a student at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus. Non-credit student registration and credit course registration also are available online.
For more information, call the Alpine Campus at 870-4444.
Steamboat Springs — Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus has enrolled 137 people in credit and noncredit courses since setting up remote registration locations throughout Steamboat Springs this week, CEO Peter Perhac said Thursday.
Brian Hoza, assistant campus dean of student services, said the early registration was a continuation of the college's "Taking it to the Streets" campaign, which began last fall. He said the outreach effort was created to make it easier for students to preregister for courses.
"We're just extending the courtesy of having an opportunity in the community and answering questions about Colorado Mountain College and what programs we offer," Hoza said.
In past years, students had to make the trip to the campus off Bob Adams Drive.
Holly Roberts, who works in reception for the Alpine Campus, manned the registration location at Bud Werner Memorial Library on Thursday with David Willis, the college's library director.
Roberts said the campaign allowed community members and degree-seeking students the opportunity to register before the college-wide enrollment period, which starts Monday.
Alpine Campus faculty and staff worked four registration locations in Steamboat this week, including Wells Fargo, City Market, Walmart and the library. Thursday was the last day for the remote registration locations.
Roberts said most of the 137 people who registered for courses were community members, but some degree-seeking students also got a head start on signing up.
"It's been great, a lot of people inquiring about classes," she said.
Alpine Campus classes start Aug. 30.
Hoza said the Alpine Campus' annual enrollment is 4,000 students. That includes students who enroll in work force training or courses to meet job requirements, as well as special interest courses such as the college's noncredit options for community members. He said about 700 of the students enrolled annually are full-time, degree-seeking students.
The college's enrollment in the spring and during the summer increased from the previous year, Hoza said.
"We anticipate that we'll continue to increase," he said.
Anyone who was unable to make it to one of the locations this week can get information about fall courses at the Alpine Campus by going to http://www.colo radomtn.edu/classes.
Hoza said students new to the college or those who haven't taken classes in the past 10 months need to apply, in addition to signing up for courses. Both can be accomplished online by visiting http://apply.coloradomtn.edu.
Students also can register for courses by mail, phone or fax.
For more information, visit the Alpine Campus, 1330 Bob Adams Drive, or call 970-870-4444 or 800-621-8559.