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Academic Pathways

In our P-TECH partnership, Colorado Mountain College offers two degree options for students:

After graduating from P-TECH, students have the opportunity to take advantage of the strength, value, and convenience of CMC's Sustainability Leadership Certificate program and/or Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies as a means of developing their knowledge and enhancing their career prospects in the field.


P-TECH students can pursue a number of different career tracks after graduation. Some students may want to start full-time work immediately after graduating from P-TECH, while others may want to continue their education by pursuing a bachelor's degree while potentially working part-time in a relevant position.

The P-TECH pathway is designed to help prepare students with the requisite knowledge (an associate degree) as well as skills and experience (work-based learning) to meet the demands for exciting high-growth positions in the Environmental Solutions field.

Careers in Sustainability

By continuing your education to earn a degree from CMC's Bachelor of Arts program in Sustainability Studies, you'll be positioned to pursue and launch a career in a number of different fields that incorporate sustainability knowledge and science skills including:

  • Business management, consulting, energy policy, environmental education, international development, government, marketing & communications for the green economy, public administration, public lands management, sustainable food, and urban planning.

P-TECH graduates will also be well positioned to pursue Bright Outlook professions in the field including: Environmental Scientists, Sustainability Specialists, and Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians. Bright Outlook occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, or will have large numbers of job openings.

There are other areas of possibility for P-TECH students upon graduation. While students are encouraged to pursue positions in the pathway, they are not obligated to a particular employer or type of position. Graduates of environmental studies programs work in a wide variety of careers. Many graduates move onto work in fields of:

  • Environmental Advocacy
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Environmental Education
  • Journalism
  • Politics