Attend CMC on-base at Twentynine Palms—take classes or consult with student services.

Take a range of college credit classes at the Lifelong Learning Center, work with college advisors without leaving Twentynine Palms, and get your college education moving today.

Copper Mountain College has partnered with the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) to develop CMC services on base. We have a formal memorandum of understanding that shapes the college’s presence on base in Twentynine Palms.

CMC at MCAGCC: What You Need to Know

Get to Class with the Base Map

You’ll find CMC on the second floor of the Education Center, on 6th Street. 

The base is a big place, so try this helpful map. Save it, print it, get to class on time!

If you’re a veteran, please review the different forms and resources offered at CMC.

Enrolling at CMC

Before you enroll to CMC, you need to speak with your Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within your Military Service. Your ESO, counselor, and other assistive staff will give you all the information about the different options you have regarding your education.

After you speak with your ESO, counselor, or other staff, CMC will happily meet with you to talk about your educational path, enrollment options, and all information you need to succeed at this school.

Use Student Veterans

Checklist after you’ve talked with your ESO to stay on top of your enrollment, or if you are on the Military Base, check out the Military Base Programs Check List.


Base Access for Civilians

If you’re a non-affiliated civilian* and have a class on the base, you must get an Access Pass to enter the Base. To get a pass, proceed to the Main Gate at the Marine Base Visitor’s Center, which is in Building 1012. There, you will fill out an application to register your vehicle. Make sure you bring the following:

Please allow up to two hours to obtain your pass; it’s good for 30 days. However, you can’t do it before your first day of class. Plan accordingly.

CMC will fax or email a copy of your schedule to the Visitor’s Center for verification.

*If you’re military affiliated, use the procedures that apply to you. Contact us if you have questions.

Military Academic Skills Program (MASP)

You and your family members can get help with English and math! MASP is a free 18-day program that helps you build a strong foundation for further classes. Learn more about the program and how to sign up.

Veterans Services

When your service is done, more education awaits. Find out how CMC helps.

Earning Your Trust

Ethical Recruiting & Marketing Practices

Copper Mountain College is dedicated to behavior that’s consistent with regulations issued by the Department of Education, which is related to the recruitment of military students (34 C.F.R.  668.71 – 668.75, and 668.14).

What this means is that CMC is focused on protecting the best interests of all its students, including military and veteran students.

CMC promises not to use any harmful, untrustworthy, and/or predatory recruitment and marketing practices. CMC promises that it doesn’t engage and prohibits inducements, including:

or any other item that has a monetary value more than a de minimis amount to any individual or entity, or its agents including third-party lead generators or marketing firms other than salaries paid to employees or fees paid to contractors, all of which follow applicable laws, for the purposes of securing enrollments of Service Members or obtaining access to Tuition Assistance funds.

Your success is our only goal.

Financial Aid that Supports Your Education

Any scholarships or grants and tuition reductions that are sponsored by an educational institution are not part of the recruitment rule. They support your goals and your education.

If you have any questions about a scholarship, grant, or any other form of financial aid, or you’re worried about it one way or another, please contact the financial aid office. 

No High-Pressure Tactics

CMC doesn’t provide any incentives for admissions, financial aid, recruitment, or enrollment. There are no commissions, bonuses, or other payment incentives offered to recruiters based on securing enrollments or federal financial aid to anyone, persons, or entity engaged in student recruiting admissions activity or decision making regarding your financial aid reward.

CMC refuses any high-pressure recruitment tactics, like using multiple, unsolicited phone calls, emails, or in person contact. This also includes same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing any Service Member enrollments.

Hold Us to It

If you find yourself the victim of predatory recruitment or marketing practices, have issues with your financial aid, or you have a complaint of any kind, you have options.

First, you should always try to deal with a complaint at the local level, working directly with CMC. Contact us so we can address the issue in a quick and efficient manner.

If that doesn’t resolve it, take your complaint up to our accrediting agency. (Regional accreditation commissions are the watch dogs of higher education, and they have teeth.)

File any unresolved complaint using this form or reaching out to .

Deployment and Readmission Policy

If you’re in the Marines or other branch of the armed forces and are deployed, you don’t have to worry about your student status. You will be welcomed back to CMC when your deployment ends.

When it comes to the deployment and readmission policy:

Copper Mountain College focuses on being in full compliance with Executive Order 13607, which established Principles of Excellence (POE) for educational institutions serving service members, veterans, spouses, and other family members.

CMC is also in accordance with the regulations listed in the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding, and all applicable financial aid regulations established by the U.S. Department of Education.

You don’t have to worry about anything. You are part of the Copper Mountain family and we’ll be happy to see you return.

*Military service members and dependents authority Cited: 34 CFR §668.18.

Other Military Resources

Find out how you can use your military benefits at CMC.

Military Connected

Are you a student currently serving on active duty? Find what unique resources are available for you.

Military Benefits

Find out how to use your military benefits to meet your educational goals.

Veterans Forms

Review the different forms and resources offered to veterans at CMC.

Military Base Office Staff

Jennifer O’Donnell 
Dean of Student Services 
760.366.5201, ext. 5294
760.366.5201 ext. 4368

Marissa Salomon 
Military Affiliated/Veteran Counselor 
760.366.5201, ext. 5421 

Rose Key 
Student Support Specialist II 
760.366.5201, ext. 5102 
760.366.5201, ext. 4368 

Contact the Military Base Office

Office Location 
Building 1530 6th Street

Lifelong Learning Center 
2nd floor Room 209

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center
Twentynine Palms, CA 92278

Fax 760.830.4157 

MCAGCC – Marine Corps Base Map

Military-Connected Students:
760.366.5201 ext. 4368 or 5102

Veteran Students:
760.366.5201 ext. 5823 or 5803

Main Campus:
760.366.5201, ext.4232
Email: admissions&