Copper Mountain Community College

Copper Mountain Community College

Copper Mountain College, established in 1966 and often abbreviated as CMC, is a coeducational community college located in Joshua Tree, California, United States. CMC offers associate's degrees in more than 20 educational streams, such as, art, business, communications and computer science.

The college campus is home to a large number of student organizations. These include the Christian Club for Christian students, the History Club, Creative Writing & Literary Society, Students with Abilities, etc. Some of these clubs organize various cultural programs in college at regular intervals. The Creative Writing & Literary Society even accepts people from outside as members, depending on their creative abilities.

The students publish and manage a student driven, monthly publication called The Voice.

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Copper Mountain Community College
6162 Rotary Way
Joshua Tree , CA 92252
General Phone: (760) 366-3791

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Copper Mountain Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine70EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, home health aide
Liberal Arts64Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, anthropology, economics, political science, ...
Business and Management12business, business management, accounting
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Computer Science and Engineering6information technology, computer science
Therapy and Counseling2psychology
Art Studies1art studies
Photography and Commercial Art0drawing
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Family and Social Work0child development
Science0biological and physical sciences
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Mechanics and Repair0automobile mechanics

Number of programs and degrees for Copper Mountain in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree10526
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years6511

Copper Mountain Student Body

In 2007-2008, Copper Mountain had a total enrollment of 1,673 students (1,215 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 7%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 17%
20-21 14%
22-24 15%
25-29 17%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 7%
65+ 3%

Copper Mountain Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %
Part-Time 28 %

Copper Mountain Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Copper Mountain Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 501
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,345
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Copper Mountain participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3542400)

Copper Mountain Faculty

Copper Mountain has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track76
Non-tenured and not on tenure track15

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year3$96,8118$86,160
All faculty totalcalendar year3$96,8118$86,160

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year15$77,83416$74,792
All faculty totalacademic year15$77,83416$74,792

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Copper Mountain Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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