Base Programs Office
Do you have Base Access?? You can register for classes at the Base Programs Office!!
Copper Mountain College (CMC) offers a variety of college credit classes through its Base Programs Office, in a cooperative partnership with the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center MCAGCC) in Twentynine Palms, California. CMC classes are taught at various locations throughout the Combat Center (Base) making it easy for our active duty personnel and other students to attend class.
CMC's Base Programs Office is located in Building 1526 on the Base. Services available to students include: assessment testing, financial aid, information, counseling/academic advising, and course registration. Students may access Internet resources through a dedicated computer at the Base Programs Office, provided by CMC's Greenleaf Library. A computer lab is also available!
Please Note: A pass is required to get onto the Twentynine Palms Marine Base facility. Please download and refer to this document, Installation Access Pass, for instructions on how to obtain the pass.
Major Change in State Priority Registration Policy - Effective Fall 2014
Registration Priority shall be lost at the first registration opportunity after a student:
- Is placed on academic or progress probation or any combination thereof; or
- Has earned one hundred (100) or more degree-applicable semester or quarter equivalent units at the district or other higher education institutions.
For purposes of this section a unit is earned when a student receives a grade of A, B, C, D, or P. The 100-unit limit does not include units for non-degree applicable English as a Second Language or basic skills. The 100-unit limit does not include units earned through credit by examination, advanced placement, or International Baccalaureate.
Major Change in State Course Repetition Policy - October 2012
The State of California has revised the regulations regarding limits on the number of times a student can repeat a course to improve a substandard grade (D, F) or after withdrawing (W) from the same course.
Students with the grades of D, F, or W are limited to a total of three (3) enrollments in the same course. After this point, the student cannot retake the course at CMC.
It is vital that you complete your courses with a “C” or better. Otherwise, you will not be able to retake the course at CMC.
Full or Closed Classes
When a course reaches its maximum capacity, students cannot be added to the course. Maximum capacities for classroom courses are based on the maximum fire code capacity per each room where the course will be taught. Maximum capacities for online courses are based on faculty contracts and cannot be adjusted. Students who find that desired courses are closed are encouraged to check the Schedule of Classes to select an alternative section of those courses.
Once a class is full, the next person trying to enroll will become the first person on the wait list and be the first person to be offered a seat in the class if someone drops or becomes an "instructor drop" for non-attendance. Coyote Tracks (student database) tracks who is next in line to be offered the open seat in the class.
In order to be wait listed in a class, you must provide Admissions & Records with an updated email address. If you are the first person on the wait list and a seat becomes available, you will be notified via email, you will then have 24 hours, until the end of the business day, to come into Admissions & Records and register for that class. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Wait List Restrictions: Students are restricted to being either in a section or on one wait list for a section of that course. However, a student can be on a wait list for a Chem class and on a wait list for an English class, as these are not the same course. No multiple wait listing for the same course within different sections is permitted, but they can be wait listed on multiple separate courses.
Students cannot "crash" a class! This is why we have wait listing.
Auditing a course is not permitted.
Criminal Background Checks
Some academic programs at the College require a criminal background check. Students should be aware that the results of the background check may have an impact on academic program eligibility or clinical/community site placement. You may be denied access to a program on the basis of the results of the background check. The College is required to comply with licensing requirements and with policies of our partner agencies. If you have a felony or a misdemeanor in your background, please see your program director to discuss the impact on your academic and professional career.
Health Sciences Information Sessions on Base - Dates
Summer/Fall 2013 Registration Information
Spring 2013 Registration Information
How to read the Class Schedule: Locations and building codes
~ Schedule Worksheet
CMC Campus Map
Bell Center Rooms
MCAGCC Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base
Twentynine Palms High School
Yucca Valley High School
GI Bill Education Benefits
How do I become eligible for GI Bill Education Benefits?
CMC does not determine a student's eligibility for GI Bill Education benefits. You may visit the VA website at http://www.va.gov or http://www.gibill.va.gov/.
What GI Bill Education benefits does CMC offer?
CMC is authorized to certify for Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606, and 1607.
Who do I contact for GI Bill Education Benefits?
Please visit the CMC Veteran webpage or your Veterans Services representative at CMC is Lynda Burns. Feel free to contact her with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-366-3791 ext. 5803.
College Credit for Advanced Placement (AP) This is a full listing of credit toward CMC's Associate degrees, CSU, UC, and IGETC.
College Credit for CLEP
This is a full listing of credit toward CMC's Associate degrees for transfer to CSU only. CLEP is not accepted by UC nor does it apply to IGETC.
Base Programs Office Staff
VP of Student Services
760-366-3791 ext. 5290
Located at the Main Campus
Base Programs Coordinator, Interim
760.366.3791, ext. 5294
Admissions & Records Specialist
Base Programs Office
760.366.3791, ext. 5102 / 4368
Admissions & Records Technician
Base Programs Office
760.366.3791, ext. 5891 / 4368
Building 1526N 7th Street
Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center
Twentynine Palms, CA 92278
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm
Summer 2013 Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm
We are closed on all legal and college holidays.
2012-2013 Academic Calendar
2013-2014 Academic Calendar
2012-2013 Holiday Schedule
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Copper Mountain is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Institutions. For more detailed information see: http://www.soc.aascu.org
CMC SOC Info Flyer