Adult Education/Employment

Colorado Mountain College

Community College offering Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Sustainability Studies; general Associate degrees; and Associate of Applied Science degrees in a variety of programs. Offers traditional credit classes, on-line credit classes, and continuing education classes.

(719) 486-2015
901 South Hwy. 24
Leadville, Colorado 80461
Cost: $57/credit for in-district students, $99/credit for bachelors; financial aid and scholarships are offered
Languages: English
Times: varies
Program/Service Access: residency requirements must be met for in-district tuition; some placement tests and prerequisites may apply for some classes and programs. Contact Mary Laing at (719) 486-4292 or with questions.

Colorado Mountain College Developmental Studies

Kelli McCall
(719) 486-4207
901 South Hwy 24, Leadville, CO
Cost: see details for each program below
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: see details for each program below

Program/Service Access: see details for each program below; to register for a class call Mary Laing at (719) 486-4292.

CMC Leadville no longer offers ESL classes (please see the Lake County AEFLA program at Lake County Middle School for ESL), but we do have GED with assistance in Spanish.

Classes and Testing: G.E.D. classes are in English with assistance in Spanish. Students have five hours a week of instruction plus access to the Learning Assistance Center for tutoring and independent study resources. G.E.D. classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:00 in room 325 of the Pinnacle Resource Center. G.E.D. tests are offered only at Person Vue Testing Centers.  The closest Person Vue Testing Centers are at the CMC campuses in Dillon and in Edwards.  The cost of the class is $50/semester and the tests are $37 for each of the four tests.

To find out more information about the GED see or Call Kelli McCall with questions at (719) 486-4207.

ACCUPLACER Testing: Prospective students who would like to attend Colorado Mountain College should take the Accuplacer placement exam. The test determines placement into college-level and pre-college level courses. High school students who would like to take concurrent enrollment classes to get both high school and college credit should also take the Accuplacer. Call Mary Laing to register (719) 486-4292.

Colorado Workforce Center

Offers comprehensive services to assist job seekers, employers and the community with Labor/Work related issues.

Susan Miller
Kim Rodriquez
(719) 486-2428
115 W. 6th Street | P.O. Box 1263
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost: none
Times: Mon.- Fri., 8:00am-12:00pm, 1-5 pm
Program/Service Access: For regular services there is an application that can be completed on-line or in person. Make an appointment for training programs to discuss appropriateness. All people who are citizens of the United States or are legally authorized to work in the United States are eligible to receive some level of service. For general services there are no income requirements. For training programs there may be income requirements.Business Services: Labor Exchange Services – Wagner Peyser Act, Employer Outreach & Information, Data Mining, Immerging Industries Information, Sector Identification & Strategic Planning Services, Customized Training Programs, Internet Advertizing, Customized Workshops for Employees, Interviewing facilities, Multimedia Resource Center, Employee Layoff Assistance, Immigrant Hiring Assistance, On-the-job Training, Labor Law Information, Career Ready Colorado Certificate, Customized Job Profiling Services, Customized Assessment ServicesJob Seeker Services: Labor Exchange Services – Wagner Peyser Act, Vocational Guidance, Labor Market Information, Job Readiness Training, Resume Preparation Assistance
Career Ready Colorado Certificate:WorkKeys Testing, Issuance of Certificates, KeyTrain RemediationColorado Department of Transportation: Flagger Certification: Educational Coordination, Testing, Certificate IssuanceTraining: Administrate WIA Training Program, Eligibility, Comprehensive Assessment, Vocational Testing, Academic Testing, Vocational Guidance, Labor Market Analysis, Job AnalysisTraining Plan Development: Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling, Case Management, Approve Eligible Training Providers
Tuition Payments: UI Waivers
Supportive Services
Partnering with Educational Programs
Partnering with Law Enforcement Programs (Parole, Probation, Community Corrections): Facilitate Multi-Disciplinary teams for Comprehensive Service Delivery, Partnering with Business for Occupationally Specific Training
Partnering with Business for Specialized Training for Business needs: Administrate, Miscellaneous Grants; ARRA, & CSBG, Grant Administration; CEATP – Submittal & Case Management; Energy Sector Grants


Lake County School District Adult ESL Program

Katherine Kerrigan
(719) 486-6830
1000 West 6th Street

Cost: none, free
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00-10:30 am (beginning class) and 11am-12:30pm (intermediate class) located at Mountain View Community Room; Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm (all levels) located at Lake County Intermediate School.

Program/Service Access: Annual enrollment at beginning of fall semester (follows LCSD academic calendar) and rolling registration typically advertised at start of each 7-week session, students ages 17 and older (16-year-olds may only be served with permission from LCSD) who are in need of basic English, literacy, education and workplace skills; generally those whose abilities would place them below the skill level that can be served in other educational arenas, such as Colorado Mountain College; no documentation required for classes other than registration forms which consist of name, physical address, phone number, and race. Students register in class and take an assessment for placement.