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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

Leap Into Greatness: A Celebration of Black Culture comes to CMC

Leap Into Greatness: A Celebration of Black Culture, brings an art exhibit, spoken word, music, an open mic, crafts, and poetry readings to CMC’s Christine Proudfoot Student Activity Center on the CMC campus in Joshua Tree, Thursday, February 29, from 1 to 3 p.m.  There willbe Ethiopian coffee and food tastings as well.  The event is a collaboration between CMC’s Student Life department, Reach Out, and San Bernardino County Behavioral Health.

Leap Into Greatness will be followed on Thursday by Dr. Miri Hunter’s solo presentation of Musings of a Black Woman in a Brown Desert, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Bell Center Community Room on the CMC campus.  Admission is free to both events.

Big Read Opens March 2 at CMC

Morongo Basin’s NEA Big Read opens at 5 p.m. on March 2 with a Keynote Lecture with Kate Zancowicz and Performance with Linda Sibio at Copper Mountain College’s Community Room in the Bell Center.  

Have a Heart Nursing Fundraiser Raises Funds to Support Nursing Students

Copper Mountain College’s Nursing Students partnered with CMC Foundation to host “Have a Heart” fundraiser to benefit CMC’s VN/RN students. Proceeds from this February 10, 2024 Reverse Raffle will help ease some of the financial burden associated with their program including NCLEX test prep, uniforms, background checks and their pinning ceremony.

With over 300 tickets sold, the competition was fierce at the 2nd Annual Have a Heart fundraiser at Copper Mountain College for their nursing students.  Over $8600 was raised to benefit the nursing students at Copper Mountain College.

Dinner was sponsored by Let’s Feast Premium Catering and Buffet.

According to Let’s Feast owner and CMC alumna Renee Anderson, “It is a thrill to be here tonight serving our nursing students. I can see their deep desire to be the best nurses they can be and the Foundation (Copper Mountain College Foundation) really helps ease the financial burden they have in nursing school.”

The last ticket drawn in the reverse raffle was RN student Chory O’Neill’s ticket and she won the Grand Prize, a stay-cation donated by Oasis Inn & Suites, dinner for two donated by Kitchen in The Desert and a local’s gift basket donated by Shantel Shaut, Coldwell Banker Realtor.

Nursing students made one of a kind centerpieces for the tables which were then sold to raise more money! RN student Caroline Salapare’s wine waterfall centerpiece won People’s Choice at the event.


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