California College San Diego (also known as CCSD) is a private, nonprofit, four year college, located in San Diego, California. Associate’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Healthcare Administration, Medical Specialties, Respiratory Therapy, Business Management and Accounting, Computer Programming, Computer Networking, and Computer Science could be completed from CCSD. Apart from the regular classroom programs, CCSD College also features FastFlex Degree Programs, which allows completing the degrees faster than a traditional degree. Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) which provides accreditation to non-university post-secondary colleges. CCSD College is also affiliated with Stevens-Henager College for providing Online Education.


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Prior to moving to California, the college was known as California College of Health Sciences (CCHS) and before that as California College for Respiratory Therapy (CCRT).

CCRT, earlier known as Scottsdale Education Center, originated in December 1971 and was located in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ). As a vocational-technical school, the college offered multiple allied health and technical programs. A Respiratory Therapy Technician Program was initiated by the college in January 1974 and was continued till 1976, in Phoenix. Scottsdale Education Center became California College for Respiratory Therapy (CCRT) after moving to California, where it operated in San Diego from 1977 to 1980. The college then offered only a Respiratory Therapy Technician program. A distance education model of the Respiratory Therapy Program was launched by CCRT in 1978. In 1983 CCRT renamed itself as California College of Health Sciences (CCHS).

In June 1996, the college was acquired by National Education Company (NEC)/International Correspondence Schools (ICS). Harcourt General acquired NEC, ICS's parent corporation and CCHS in June 1997. ICS (now Education Direct) and CCHS were then acquired by Thomson Corporation in 2001. In May 2003, the college was purchased by California College Inc. The institution then changed its name to California College San Diego (CCSD). The college became the newest member of the family of schools that includes Stevens-Henager College and CollegeAmerica. The academic offerings of the college were expanded to include degree programs in other educational fields like business, technology and medical specialties.


Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a national accrediting organization in the United States that provides accreditation to non-university post-secondary colleges. ACCSC is an accrediting agency recognized by U.S. Department of Education under the provisions of Public Law 82-550 for non-university post-secondary colleges and subsequent legislation that requires the evaluation of such agencies and issuance of an official list by the Department.

California College San Diego (CCSD) is nationally accredited. Credits or courses taken from nationally accredited institutions are not widely accepted in transfer if you later attend a regionally accredited college.

Post-secondary education by California College San Diego (CCSD College) regulated through accreditation, federal requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965 Title IV, and state regulatory and licensing.

Selected degree programs, for example, Respiratory Therapy Program, offered by the college are also accredited by other accreditation agencies like:


Most Popular Programs: California College-San Diego has over 11 programs available.

Campus Locations

California College San Diego's campus is located at 6602 Convoy Court, San Diego CA 92111. (619)680--4430

San Marcos Campus is located at 277 Rancheros Drive Suite 200, San Marcos CA 92069. (619)680-4430 Website:


Associate’s Degree Programs

  • Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy
  • Associate of Science in Business Management and Accounting with a Property Management emphasis
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Medical Specialties
  • Associate of Science in Business Management and Accounting
  • Associate of Science in Computer Technology & Networking
  • Associate of Science in Computer Programming

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Property Management emphasis
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Respiratory Therapy Program

Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. government speculated that through 2014 Respiratory Therapy will be one of the fastest-growing occupations.

California College San Diego’s Respiratory Therapy Programs provides comprehensive curriculum, laboratory experience, clinical practice in respiratory patient care and individual attention from qualified instructors. Graduates in Respiratory Therapy could seek employment in hospitals and medical centers as respiratory care practitioners are prepared for possible certifications and credentials in National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Bachelors in Respiratory Therapy Degree can be completed in as less as 36 months, while the Associate Degree could be completed within 22 months. Completing degree programs prepare students for possible certifications in NBRC eligibility for RRT examination, Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license.

Financial Aid

California College San Diego aims at helping college students who lack financial resources to go to college. CCSD College works out personal financial plans for individuals and introduces them to the grants and loans they qualify for.

Few of such lists of Preferred Lenders that CCSD College offers are:

  • Pell Grant
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Subsidized Stafford Loan (Federal Student Loan)
  • Unsubsidized Stafford Loan (Federal Student Loan)
  • Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Federal Student Aid Information

  • The information provided above is updated quarterly and may not reflect recent changes.
  • The amounts for tuition and fees apply to full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Net Price Average is the average yearly price charged to full-time, first-time undergraduate students receiving student aid at an institution of higher education after deducting any grant and scholarship aid received. Average Net Price provides students and families with an idea of how much a first-time, full-time undergraduate student who receives grant/scholarship aid pays to attend a particular institution after subtracting out that grant/scholarship aid.
  • Graduation rate is the percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program.
  • Retention rate is the percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year.
  • Transfer rate is the percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who transfer to another college within 150% of the published time for the program.
  • NA indicates that information is not available from College Navigator.


External links

  • California College San Diego Official Website
  • Carnegie Classifications - California College-San Diego

California College San Diego – Online Degrees San Diego


The Pamplin College of Business is one of Virginia Tech’s eight colleges. The college is named after Robert B. Pamplin and his son Robert B. Pamplin, Jr., who have donated over $28 million to their alma mater. The college is consistently ranked as one of the top business schools in the country. In 2011-2012, the college consisted of 152 faculty members and 4,168 students. The college's degree programs are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.


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In 1925, the first bachelor's degree in business administration was offered at the university followed by the first master's degree in 1931. In 1961, the school of business was created with 28 faculty members and 823 students. The school soon became an official college of the university in 1965. Then, on 1969, the building housing the college was named for Robert B. Pamplin, a 1933 business graduate who later became chairman and chief executive officer of Georgia-Pacific Corporation. In 1986, the college itself was renamed for Pamplin in recognition of a $20 million gift he gave to the college along with his son, Robert B. Pamplin Jr., another Virginia Tech graduate and the president of the R. B. Pamplin Corporation.


The Pamplin College of Business is primarily located in Pamplin Hall on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus, but it is also located in the National Capital Region. The college comprises 6 different departments. Five of the ten most recruited majors at Virginia Tech are in the Pamplin College of Business. According to 2011 undergraduate profiles in Bloomberg Businessweek, the average undergraduate class size in required business classes (excluding online courses) was 147 students, and the average class size in business electives was 57 students.

Department of Accounting and Information Systems

The Department of Accounting and Information Systems offers undergraduates bachelor's degrees in business with options available in accounting, information systems audit, and information systems. The department also has a Master of Accounting and Information Systems (MACIS) program and a doctoral program. After graduation, 98 percent of students from this department secured a job or space in the graduate program that they wanted.

Department of Business Information Technology

Through the Department of Business Information and Technology, undergraduate students can earn bachelor's degrees in business information technology. Majors can choose an option in decision support systems or operations and supply chain management. The department also offers a doctoral degree. In 2009-2010, the department had the fourth highest number of total on-campus interviews at the university. Students in the department had an average of 3.98 interviews, which is the highest at Virginia Tech. In addition, 86 percent of the department’s majors were employed or had job offers at the time of graduation, which was the highest percentage of all the departments at Virginia Tech. TechRepublic also listed the department as having one of the top 10 college programs for IT in the U.S.

Department of Finance

The Department of Finance contains an undergraduate program in finance that results in a bachelor's degree, an MBA program with a finance concentration, and a doctoral program. The department is associated with three student organizations for undergraduates: Student Endowment for Educational Development (SEED), BASIS (Bond and Securities Investing by Students), and The Finance Club. The former two organizations allow students to manage make actual investment decisions with funds from the Virginia Tech Foundation.

Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Students in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management can earn a bachelor's degree, a master of science, or a doctoral degree. The department also has an MBA program at the National Capital Region campus. On the Blacksburg campus, undergraduates can join four student organizations affiliated with the department: the Hospitality Management Association, a chapter of the Club Management Association of America, and a chapter of the housing and tourism management honorary society Eta Sigma Delta, and the National Society for Minorities in Hospitality.

Department of Management

The Department of Management offers undergraduates a management major with options in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology management and human resource management. Minors are available in business leadership and business.

Department of Marketing

Undergraduate students can earn a bachelor's degree through the Department of Marketing. They can also participate in any of the department’s three clubs: Prism, PSE, and the Marketing Club. The department also has a master’s program, an MBA program, and a Ph.D. program.

Distinguished Faculty

Kent Nakamoto, R.B. Pamplin Professor of Marketing and Department Head and Associate Dean for Research, is a two time winner of the American Marketing Association’s William F. O’Dell award, which recognizes the Journal of Marketing Research article that has made the most significant, long-term contribution to marketing theory, methodology, and/or practice.

Richard Wokutch, the R. B. Pamplin Professor in Management, is a two time Fulbright fellowship winner, who has gained recognition for his research related to business ethics.

Vijay Singal, the J. Gray Ferguson Professor of Finance, has had his research featured on television (CNNfn), on radio (National Public Radio, Bloomberg Radio), and in print media such as the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Investors Business Daily, SmartMoney, Fortune, and Money.


•Evening MBA program: No. 16 U.S. News and World Report 2014 Best Graduate Schools.
•The undergraduate program is ranked within the top 50 best business schools by U.S. News & World Report according to the 2015 Undergraduate Business Program ranking.
•The Undergraduate program ranks No. 39 overall and No. 23 among the public institutions according to U.S. News & World Report.
•Undergraduate program ranked No. 52 overall, No. 24 by employers, Bloomberg Businessweek, 2013.
•Master of information technology: No. 2 in the nation U.S. News and World Report 2014.
•Management: No. 24 for research productivity, Study by Texas A&M and University of Florida, 2012
•Accounting and information systems: No. 25 for undergraduate and master's programs in accounting Public Accounting Report, 32nd Annual Professor's Survey - schools with 22+ full-time accounting faculty, 2013
•Management, Marketing: two faculty members among world's top 25 business ethics scholars, Journal of Business Ethics, 2010.

Notable Alumni

  • Robert B. Pamplin (business administration 1933) was the president and chairman of the board of Georgia-Pacific and the founder of R.B. Pamplin Corporation in Portland, Ore. The Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech is named in his family’s honor.
  • Thomas C. Richards (general business 1956) is a former General in the United States Air Force and the former chief of staff of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.
  • United States Air Force General Lance L. Smith (business administration 1969) served as the Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia, and NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation from November 10, 2005 to November 9, 2007. A highly decorated combat veteran, the general retired from active duty on January 1, 2008.
  • Dave Calhoun (accounting 1979) is the chief executive officer of The Nielsen Company.
  • Wayne Robinson (finance 1980) is a retired American basketball player.
  • Bridget Ryan Berman (business administration 1982) is the chief executive officer of Victoria's Secret, the independent director of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc., and a director of J Crew Operating Corp. She has also held positions in companies such as, Giorgio Armani Corporation, Apple Computer, Inc., and Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.
  • Doug Fritz (marketing 1982) was the president and general manager of Richmond International Raceway.
  • Vahan Janjigian (MBA 1982; Ph.D. finance 1985) is the chief investment strategist at Forbes, vice president and executive director of the Forbes Investors Advisory Institute, and editor of the Forbes Growth Investor and Special Situation Survey investment newsletters.
  • Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. is the chairman, president, and CEO of the R.B. Pamplin Corporation. The Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech and the Pamplin School of Business at the University of Portland are named in his honor.
  • Lynne Doughtie (accounting 1985) is a member of KPMG's management committee and leads Advisory for KPMG in the Americas Region, a network of KPMG member firms which includes more than 7,000 Advisory partners and professionals.
  • Gene Fife is currently Managing Principal of Vawter Capital, LLC and has been a director of Caterpillar Inc. since 2002. He was formerly a partner of Goldman Sachs, retiring in 1995, and he served as the interim CEO and President of Eclipsys Corporation (healthcare information services) from April to November 2005 and the non-executive Chairman from 2001 until 2010, when Eclipsys merged with Allscripts


External links

  • Pamplin COB Website
  • Marketing Department Website
  • Pamplin Magazine Website
  • Accounting and Information Systems Website

Virginia Tech

Pamplin College Of Business – Business Tech Schools


The Rosen College of Hospitality Management is an academic college of the University of Central Florida located in Orlando, Florida, USA. The dean of the college is Abraham Pizam, Ph.D.

The college is renowned as one of the finest schools of hospitality in the United States. Rosen College is also one of the fastest growing academic programs at UCF.


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UCF offered its first program in Hospitality Management in 1983. The program became a full-fledged college in 2004 when Harris Rosen, owner of Orlando-based Rosen Hotels & Resorts, donated 20-acre (0.081 km2) adjacent to his Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and $25 million to start the College.

Academic programs

The Rosen College of Hospitality Management offers three undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees.

Undergraduate degrees

All three Rosen College undergraduate programs confer the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree upon successful graduation.

  • Hospitality Management (with two specialized tracks available: Theme Park and Attraction Management and Golf and Club Management)
  • Restaurant and Foodservice Management
  • Event Management

Graduate degrees

The graduate program includes a Master of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and PhD's in Hospitality Education and Hospitality Management.

In addition, a graduate Certificate in Hospitality Management is offered for international students with bachelor's degrees in either hospitality or business. The program lasts six months and consists of 12 graduate credit hours, of which nine are earned from course work and the remaining three from an internship at Walt Disney World Resort.


Orlando is one of the world's premier tourist destinations: over 62 million tourists visited the area in 2014. The Greater Orlando area has over 120,000 rooms and 4,000 restaurants, with no less than 75 theme parks and attractions, including Walt Disney World Resort, the world's largest and most-visited attraction.

The Rosen College campus is designed to imitate a resort-style feel with elegant Spanish-inspired architecture and landscaping, various areas of the college are dedicated in name to major donors to the college including the Disney Dining Room, Universal Orlando Library, Darden Auditorium, and the state-of-the-art Anheuser Busch Beer & Wine Lab. The campus includes the Three Pillars Cafe, a student-operated cafe that serves various cuisines and food items. The College is located near the Orange County Convention Center.

Regular Shuttle service is offered Monday through Thursday to and from the UCF Main Campus. The college has seen record high enrollment for the 2008 and 2009 school year.

Student life

The college features an on-site Campus Life Office that coordinates on-campus activities and events in conjunction with the UCF Student Government Association. The college offers a variety of student organizations including nationally renowned associations such as Eta Sigma Delta (International Hospitality Management Honor Society), National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, and the Professional Convention Management Association, and the National Association of Catering Executives. The college is also home to the only chapter of the Future Theme Park Leaders Association. The Career Services Office also offers career development events including the popular annual Career Expo with historically high attendance from world-renowned companies and organizations.


In 2005 the University opened two on-campus housing buildings, able to hold 400 residents and 8 resident assistants (one per floor). The student apartment community includes an outdoor pool, community center, outdoor grill area, and key-card only access into the building. The campus is under the law enforcement jurisdiction of the UCF Police Department which provides 24 hour security for the campus including the apartment community.


External links

  • University of Central Florida
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  • UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management

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Westwood College, owned by Alta Colleges Inc., is an American for-profit institution of higher learning with 14 campus locations in five states and online learning options. Westwood is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Since its inception in 1986, Westwood has graduated more than 37,000 students.

Westwood has more than 5,000 current students and offers career-focused diploma, associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs through its Schools of Business, Design, Justice, Technology, Healthcare, and Automotive Technology.


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Westwood College was founded in Denver, Colorado, in 1953. For many years, the school was known as Denver Institute of Technology, offering diploma and degree programs in a variety of technical fields. As the school expanded into other industries, the name was changed to Westwood College.

Today, Westwood College is part of Alta Colleges Inc. (Alta), a system of for-profit higher education institutions that also includes Westwood College Online and Redstone College (once known as Colorado Aero Tech in Denver). Currently, there are 14 Westwood College campuses located in five states.

Westwood College Online offers 25 degree programs. Coursework is completed entirely over the Internet via audio/visual technology designed to mimic an actual classroom. The virtual classrooms are supplemented with real textbooks.

Westwood College has established partnerships with several public school districts to provide technology, support and money. The partnerships include Atlanta Public Schools, "A Better Chicago" and the Crushers Club—providing Chicago's youth with athletic, artistic and work-related activities as an alternative to gangs—and the KidsTek program to help Denver Public Schools.


Westwood College's campus locations are nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Each campus is approved to operate by the appropriate state regulatory bodies.

Westwood College Online is accredited with the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).


In addition to its Westwood College Online program, Westwood College has locations in:

  • California: Anaheim, Upland, Los Angeles (Mid-Wilshire), and Los Angeles (South Bay).
  • Colorado: Denver North (unincorporated Adams County) and Denver South.
  • Georgia: Atlanta (Midtown) and Northlake (unincorporated DeKalb County).
  • Illinois: Chicago Loop, Woodridge (DuPage), Chicago O'Hare Airport, and Calumet City (River Oaks).
  • Virginia: Annandale (unincorporated Fairfax County) and Arlington (unincorporated Arlington County).


Westwood College operates on a term schedule. Degree programs start five times a year, and courses are offered year-round during the day, evening and online. Depending on the degree program in which they are enrolled, students can earn an associate degree in as little as 20 months or a bachelor’s degree in three years.

Westwood College's degree programs are organized under six schools: School of Business, School of Design, School of Justice, School of Technology, School of Healthcare and Automotive Technology. Each campus has a different program focus and some programs are not available at certain locations, depending on the regional economic variables and demand.

Students who have graduated from Westwood can return for tuition-free retraining, which allows them to evaluate and review courses that were within their degree program. Westwood alumni can audit a class they took during their tenure, take an updated course after graduation and continue to learn about new equipment and software.

New students are allowed to take classes for 30 days with no financial obligations. The school is also offering an "Employment Pledge" to help eligible graduates financially if they are unable to find employment after graduation.

Admissions and financial aid

Westwood has an open admissions policy. Applicants are eligible for both Pell grants and federal student loans. In an August 4, 2010 report from the Government Accountability Office, Westwood College was named as one of 15 institutions that "encouraged fraudulent practices" when meeting with undercover investigators posing as applicants. Fraudulent practices cited in this report included encouraging applicants to overstate financial need and hide assets. During a congressional hearing to present the report, testimony by a former Westwood admissions representative was disproven by tapes of conversations, and it was reported that this representative's comments were edited by attorneys who were suing Westwood, and inappropriately coached by Sen. Harkin staffers who organized the hearing.

In May 2009, Westwood settled a federal lawsuit over misrepresentation of its graduation statistics for $7 million, without admitting wrongdoing.

Westwood faced a class action arbitration in 2009, challenging its admissions and financial aid practices. The suit against Westwood was dismissed because a judge found that it did not warrant class action status. The court ruled that the student who led the class-action suit derived “most if not all, of his knowledge of the case from his attorneys” and appeared to be little more than a bystander to the suit.

In 2010, Westwood College faced further regulatory difficulties in Texas, Wisconsin, and Colorado, all of which were resolved.

The Colorado Attorney General's office reached a settlement with the college in 2012, following a two-year investigation. As part of the agreement, the college did not admit any liability and agreed to pay the state $2 million in penalties, restitution and attorneys fees and costs. Westwood also will credit another $2.5 million in restitution directly to students who financed their tuition with the school’s institutional financing program.

In 2011, the Veterans Administration disqualified three Westwood College Campuses from the GI Bill Program. The VA took this step after finding, "erroneous, deceptive, and misleading advertising and enrollment practices at these institutions." In late 2011, Westwood stopped enrolling students in their Texas campuses.

On January 18, 2012 Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, filed a lawsuit citing misleading job opportunities for its criminal justice program.

On its website, Westwood has responded to many of the allegations against it. Regarding credit transfer, Westwood acknowledges that in most cases its credits will not transfer to other colleges or universities.

See also

  • Distance education
  • Online education


External links

  • Westwood College

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Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is a network of eleven community college campuses in western Colorado that grant associate degrees and, as of Fall 2012, grant 2 bachelor's degrees.

CMC also offers numerous courses transmitted across the district via live interactive video, allowing students at one location to hear and speak with their teachers at other college sites. CMC offers many of the same introductory courses in arts and sciences found at most four-year colleges, as well as strong career and technical programs that prepare students for a variety of careers in the outdoor and resort fields. Numerous professional certifications and custom workforce training are also offered.

Other heavily enrolled programs include sustainability studies; ski business, which incorporates ski tuning, boot fitting, retail shop management, product development and marketing of outdoor recreational equipment; ski area operations, which offers hands-on courses in slope maintenance and grooming, and ski lift maintenance and operations; culinary arts, which offers an apprenticeship program at AAA Four Diamond Award winning resorts; veterinary technology; and nursing. Courses in hotel and resort management are also offered, and graduates of these courses help to sustain the winter, and summer, tourism driven economies of Colorado.

In addition to providing many different recreational and educational activities through student clubs, honor societies, and the rugged snow-sport focused terrain of the Colorado Western Slope, the Colorado Mountain College Ski Team at Steamboat Springs campus is an associate member of the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association. RMISA is composed of Division I Universities/Colleges in the West and is the strongest college ski racing conference in the country.


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Colorado Mountain College has 11 locations:

  • Aspen, Colorado
  • Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Glenwood Springs
  • Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley
  • Carbondale, Colorado
  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Rifle, Colorado
  • Buena Vista, Colorado
  • Leadville, Colorado
  • Dillon, Colorado
  • Edwards, Colorado serving the Vail-Eagle Valley

Of these locations, the college's three campuses in Steamboat Springs, Leadville and Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley are residential and operated on a small college model.


In 2012, ranked Colorado Mountain College in the top 20 nationally for student success at two-year colleges. According to the report the college is also ranked #1 among Colorado’s two-year colleges for graduation plus transfer rates. ranks CMC #17 in the nation for graduation plus transfer rates for schools with more than 200 full-time freshmen. This reporting tool is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Associate degrees

As a community college, Colorado Mountain College offers many associate degree program options.

Bachelor degrees

Following approval from CMC's elected board of trustees, the Colorado Legislature, Bill Ritter and the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, on April 18, 2011, the Higher Learning Commission approved Colorado Mountain College to begin offering 2 Bachelor degrees. In Fall 2012, CMC began a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sustainability Studies. These degrees are offered at all 11 locations.

Isaacson School for New Media

In Fall 2012, CMC opened one of the nation's first community college programs dedicated to new media, named the Isaacson School for New Media with classes at the college's locations in Aspen, Colorado, Spring Valley and Glenwood Springs. The school teaches courses in digital media, digital journalism, digital marketing and design. Named in honor of Walter Isaacson, writer, biographer and president of the Aspen Institute. The school provides professional training as well as degrees and certificates.


The Spring Valley Campus, just outside of Glenwood Springs, Colorado offers an AAS (Associate of Applied Science) degree in Professional Photography. Faculty includes program director Derek Johnston, assistant professor Joseph Gamble and adjunct professor Klaus Kocher. They teach small classes of photography students a variety of skills ranging from basic exposure to advanced Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom editing, and now visual storytelling using video and other media.

The Spring Valley Campus offers multiple computer labs, including Mac labs outfitted with regularly updated Apple desktops and large format Canon and Epson printers. The program also utilizes a photography studio which is attached to the photo labs and includes multiple lighting kits and backdrops. The program offers a strong foundation in technical skills but also encourages creative work with electives and field trips to places such as Yellowstone and the U.S. Southwest. The Professional Photography degree program is part of the Isaacson School for New Media.

Notable graduates of the CMC photography program include Pat Davison, who was part of a team that was awarded the Pullitzer Prize in 2000.

External links

  • Official website
  • Academic catalog
  • CMC News
  • CMC Professional Photography program


Colorado Mountain College – Photography Schools Colorado


The Daniels College of Business is one of twelve graduate programs at the University of Denver. Founded in 1908, the Daniels College of Business is the eighth oldest business school in the United States. Daniels is a top-ranked American business school and currently enrolls approximately 2,293 students, divided between graduate, undergraduate programs, and dual undergraduate/graduate programs.


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Daniels is the eighth oldest collegiate business school in the country, and has been continuously accredited by AACSB International since 1923. It was established in 1908 as the School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance at the University of Denver, the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region, founded in 1864. Its name was changed to the College of Business Administration in 1946 and then again in 1994 to the Daniels College of Business.

Classes were first held in downtown Denver in the Haish Building and, after moving several times, the Daniels College of Business Building opened in 1999. In 1989, Bill Daniels, a Denver cable television pioneer, presented the University of Denver with a challenge grant to update the graduate business curriculum. The redesigned program combined traditional disciplines such as finance, management and marketing with the development of ethics and value-based leadership.

Daniels building

The $22 million Daniels College of Business building was opened in 1999. The building houses breakout team study rooms and a commons area for informal student and faculty gatherings. It is also an “unwired” building, with wireless Internet and over 3,400 data and voice ports, an electronic business research center and a state-of-the-art IT laboratory.

Academic programs

  • B.S. Business Administration
  • MBA, full and part-time
  • Executive MBA
  • Professional MBA
  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Taxation
  • M.S. Management
  • M.S. Business Analytics
  • M.S. Finance
  • M.S. Marketing
  • M.S. Real Estate and Construction Management

The school also offers Executive and Professional certificates and programs, dual Masters Degrees, and Undergraduate and Graduate Dual Degrees


  • Among the approximately 643 business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Daniels is in the top 15% of undergraduate programs and the top 5% of graduate programs.
  • Daniels was ranked #5 regionally and 25th nationally in 2011 by Business Week for its part-time MBA programs. Its undergraduate business program was ranked 57th in the county and #1 in Colorado.
  • Daniels College of Business has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal in various general and specific categories, including no. 20 Overall among North American regional schools in 2007
  • #72 among Best Undergraduate Business Programs by U.S. News and World Report
  • In 2011, Daniels ranked #2 in the world for small MBA programs, and #15 for integrating social and environmental issues into its MBA program in Beyond Grey Pinstripes, an alternative ranking of business schools by The Aspen Institute.
  • The Financial Times ranked Daniels #35 in the United States, among Executive MBA programs for 2011.

Notable alumni

  • Shahzada Jamal Nazir, former Federal Minister for the ministries of National Health Services, Religious Affairs, National Heritage & Integration and National Harmony, Government of Pakistan (largest portfolio in interim 2013 cabinet); and also former Adviser/Minister of State for the Government of Pakistan under Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani.
  • Pete V. Domenici - US Senator for New Mexico
  • Byron Dorgan - US Senator for North Dakota
  • Michael Enzi - US Senator for Wyoming
  • Mark Gasta - CHRO and SVP, Vail Resorts
  • Ted Kleisner - President/CEO, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
  • Jim Lentz - President, Toyota USA
  • Scott Mitchell Rosenberg - CEO/Chairman Platinum Studios; Founder, Malibu Comics
  • Joe Saunders - Chairman and CEO, VISA
  • Robert Swieringa - Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean Emeritus and Professor of Accounting, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
  • Andrew (Andy) C. Taylor—Chairman and CEO, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Pam Turbeville - President & CEO Navistar Chicago
  • Peter H. Coors- Chairman of the Board, Molson Coors Brewing Company
  • James C. Kennedy- Chairman, Cox Enterprises, Inc.


External links

  • Official website

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