Colorado Mountain College unveils new student housing, nursing lab at Breckenridge campus

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Colorado Mountain College unveiled a 36-unit student housing complex at its Breckenridge campus on Sept. 14, 2023.
Colorado Mountain College/Courtesy photo

Colorado Mountain College unveiled two major construction projects last week, both of which are already serving students for the fall semester. 

As part of a $45 million infusion to build student housing on the college’s various mountain resort-area campuses, the Breckenridge site now hosts a 36-unit complex. The building consists of 24 studios and 12 two-bedroom rental apartments, each with a kitchen, bathroom and living space, according to a news release. 

The apartments are geared towards upper-division students who live in the community year-round. 

The campus also launched its new nursing simulation and outdoor skills lab, a 7,761-square-foot facility set to bolster the college’s health science programs. Costing more than $8 million, the new lab will provide a training environment for first-responders that includes an ambulance bay and two-story rapelling wall to give wilderness EMT students a feel for transporting injured patients from mountain environments to emergency care.

Its nursing area simulates a hospital wing, complete with a labor and delivery room, emergency room, medical-surgical room and more. Manikins have the ability to simulate real-life medical conditions, such as heart attacks, strokes and complicated deliveries.

With the additional space, the Breckenridge campus will add six more nursing students per class to the current 12 students that it has been accepting.

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