Based at the University of New Mexico branch campus in Taos, The CCC focuses on providing local young people and those returning to school with an academic/career path in Natural Resources Management.
Students in The CCC earn their Associate Degree in Pre-Science at UNM-Taos and then go on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Biology, or Geology at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas.
UNM-Taos is one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation. The campus provides modern facilities in a beautiful setting for very low costs. Highlands is only a 90- minute drive from Taos. The small, public university is inexpensive and is highly respected by Natural Resource Management agencies. Job placement for students who earn a B.S. in Forestry from Highlands is near 100%.
In addition, The CCC supports graduate students at New Mexico Highlands University doing research related to Climate Change. These students are earning their Master of Science in Natural Sciences in one of three concentrations: Environmental Science and Management, Biology, and Geology.