Life Is About Learning

Learn new things at Copper Mountain College.  Community education is for you and from you.  We’d love to have you share your skills by teaching your neighbors (see below).

Find Your Next Course


Meditation and Calming  Methods

Each Wednesday 6 – 8 p.m. 09/27-11/08
$0 (open to donation) RM. 103
Meditation is the path to move away from stressful states of mind to beautiful states of being. It takes beyond helplessness to Calm, Clarity and Connection, to Health, Vigor, and Vitality.  We use guided meditations based on The Transformation Triad-breath, mind and consciousness.  You learn Spiritual Wisdoms to support meditation and your way of life, Beautiful State of Being.

The Art of Weathering  & The Mojave

6 – 7:30 p.m.
Choose one session date: 10/12, 10/19, or 10/26
$30 per class (one day class) RM. 108
Learn about the natural history and geology of the Mojave Desert through watercolor and imagery. Join The Art of Weathering & The Mojave to paint a desert landscape using your own handmade pigments. Each student will create their own palette of natural paints and create a desert landscape from the very sediments at the center of discussion. Learn about the dynamic forces at work within the rock cycle and throughout the Mojave. Aerial video, photography, and adventure are woven with watercolor as the instructor breaks down the geological processes of weathering and erosion. No skill necessary!


Each Tuesday 6 – 7:30 p.m. 10/3 – 12/05 (No class on 10/17 and 10/31)
$70 Bell Center
This course is suitable for all yoga levels and all yoga bodies and will emphasize building strength and stability in foundational yoga poses. Focus will be on applying therapeutic principles of alignment so that each student can find their fullest expression of each pose.

Breathwork, restorative yoga, strength moves, mobility exercises, and self-massage may be incorporated. Each class will end in savanna (relaxation pose) and guided meditations may be offered. Students are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat, two yoga blocks, a strap and if they have it, a yoga blanket or bolster.


Each Tuesday 3 – 6 p.m. (lecture) CE-CrmLab-FA23
Each Friday 3 – 6 p.m. (lab)
$250 RM. 401 09/19 – 12/08
Discover the world of clay and unleash your inner artist in our ceramics class. Join us in a safe and nurturing studio environment, where creativity knows no bounds, and the possibilities are as endless as the clay itself.

Knife Skills

Saturday October 14
6 – 8 p.m.
$40 Rm. 108
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of knife handling, sharpening, and maintenance. Discover the secrets behind professional chopping, dicing, mincing, and slicing techniques that will not only save you time but also transform your cooking. Under the expert guidance of our seasoned chef instructors, you’ll explore the anatomy of knives.

Natural Leadership: A Toolkit for Leading in Your Daily Life

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
$40 Rm. 103 10/19 and 10/26
What defines a “leader?” Why would someone want to be called a leader? Can a leader still be a leader when they are the only person in the room? Our ideas about who is (or can become) a leader have been shaped by our cultures and sometimes it seems like the common definition of a leader is only for other people. In this interactive four-session course we will explore the opportunities for leadership in all parts of our lives (including the seemingly small interactions we have daily) and learn from the natural processes that surround us. We will talk about different leadership styles, and you will define your own. We will investigate how your values and the specific characteristics you already have can guide your path as a leader.

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Register for a class through the Office of Admissions & Records, located in the Office of Student Services in the 300 Quad, at 760.366.3791 ext. 4232. They’ll give you a statement, which you can pay in the Business Office or by calling the Cashier’s Office at 760.366.5312  Payment is due before the first day of class.

Interested in Teaching Your Neighbors?

We welcome new community education instructors. Tell us about your topic and what you need to join our ranks. Classes can be offered in person or online. You determine the fee per student, and, upon completion of the course, you receive 70% of the total enrollment fees. Send us your proposal to review! (Click this box for the proposal form.)

Important information for Community Education Instructors!

All proposals are subject to an approval process. Upon completion, submission, and approval, we will work with instructors to design a schedule. Be sure to include a resume, short biography, and any relevant certifications; it may help with the approval process.

Please communicate via our email address:

Location Availability: Courses may be offered online or face-to-face.

Student Enrollment and Fees: The instructor determines the fee for the course. Copper Mountain College has a minimum class enrollment of three students for the class to run; however, the instructor may set a higher minimum enrollment. A student roster will be emailed to you prior to the first class.

Instructor Payment: Upon completion of the course, the instructor will receive 70% of the total student enrollment fees. An invoice will be emailed to you for your signature stating the number of students enrolled and the total amount of payment due.

Return the signed invoice via email to or you may mail the invoice to:
Copper Mountain College
Attn: Academic Services, Room 115
PO Box 1398
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Sign Up for Our Online Driver Education Training

We’ve partnered with Somastream Interactive to offer a 30-hour California driver education program that is fully approved by state authorities. The program costs $30 to complete. After successful completion of the course, you’ll be ready to contact the DMV and get your permit.

ed2go: Take In-Demand & Self-Paced Classes

Through our partnership with ed2go, we offer classes designed to prepare you for in-demand careers. Classes range from Accounting Fundamentals to Real Estate Investing. Learn more and enroll in one of these affordable, convenient, and fast classes today.

Contact Student Services

Office of Student Services
300 Quad
6162 Rotary Way
Joshua Tree, CA 92252