Welcome to the educational and cultural center of the Morongo Basin. Through cooperative efforts with our vibrant community, we provide innovative curricula, preparing you to achieve your wildest dreams.​

Welcome to CMC!

Find Your Path

Wherever you stand today, wherever you aim to go, we can help you get there.

Not sure where to begin?

We’ll talk you through the options.

Know what you want to study?

See our college and career programs.

Take the Next Step

Learn how to apply to Copper Mountain, how to register for classes, and how to find financial aid.

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We’re here for your success

Wildland Fire Academy

Set your career on fire with CMC’s Wildland Fire Academy!

CMC’s Nursing Program

Build a meaningful career for yourself with one of CMC’s Nursing programs.

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Affordable Education

You can afford college. Let us show you how.

85%of CMC students get financial aid. Grants, loans, and scholarships can make the difference.

76%of CMC students graduate debt-free. Talk with our team to learn what’s possible for you.

Happening at Copper Mountain

Hugging the Cactus 2024

Hugging the Cactus 2024 – A Conference on Trauma Informed Education & Ethics in an Era of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.  Everyone is welcome at CMC’s Hugging the Cactus conference.  Whether you’re a student, teacher, or just curious, there’s something for you.  Attend a session, or stay all day, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.  See the event page for full details and to register!

Howlin’ at the Mountain Literary Night

The Greenleaf Library on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree, is hosting Howlin’ at the Mountain Literary Night, featuring authors Mike Vail, Renee Gurley and John Sierpinski, along with CMC student writers and poets for a night of literary readings of original works, from 6 to 7:30 p.m, Friday, April 19.  Admission is free.

Earth Day Celebration

April 22 @ 3:00 pm

Job Skills Workshop

April 23 @ 9:00 am

Community Education: Yoga

April 23 @ 6:00 pm

We’re Committed to Your Success

Help with academic and personal challenges is here when you need it.

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Help Us Help Students

Private support funds scholarships, facilities, faculty, and more.

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Community Connections

Copper Mountain programs, events, and partnerships serve the entire Morongo Basin.