Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide educational opportunities for diverse desert communities and beyond through a comprehensive curriculum and support services that demonstrate a passion for the success of every individual student.  Copper Mountain College offers high-quality, affordable instruction that enables students to attain mastery in basic skills and career development, as well as building pathways to associate degrees, certificates, university transfer, and personal enrichment.

Vision Statement

Copper Mountain College will be the educational and cultural center of the Morongo Basin. Through cooperative efforts with the community and from within the college, we will develop innovative curricula to match the needs of our students and prepare them to achieve their academic, employment, and life-long learning goals.

Equity Statement

Copper Mountain College commits to closing the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist in the education system. It promises to do this by intentionally focusing on disproportionately impacted and historically marginalized student groups. The college further commits to breaking down existing systemic barriers, fostering equal opportunity, and providing access to quality higher education for all students.


Copper Mountain Community College District provides an educational and employment environment free from discrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, or disability.  CMC is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX/Section 504 Employer. Concerns may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, EEOC, OCR, or the Chancellor’s Office. The Title IX Coordinator for CMC is Jane Kwon, Vice President of Student Services, 6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, 760.366.3791 ext. 5280.