Professional Education


Mines provides opportunities for working professionals to upgrade their technical job skills and remain abreast of recent developments in their respective fields of interest. Offerings include:

Short Courses


Short courses provide concentrated instruction in specialized areas and are typically taught by one individual or a small cadre of highly trained professionals. Most courses are taught by CSM faculty members. Several offerings are taught by independent consultants and other professionals, thus bringing to the program specialized industrial knowledge and skills.


Courses for Credit (Non-Degree Programs)


CSM's Professional Outreach Program provides educational opportunities for those individuals who have not applied to pursue a degree program at Mines, but who wish to take courses regularly offered on campus.


Graduate Degree Programs


Mines offers a number of Masters and Doctoral Programs in engineering and technology.


International Institute for Professional Advancement (IIPA)


The mission of the IIPA is to provide high quality educational programs in the areas of energy, minerals, materials, and the environment to working professionals throughout the world.


Energy and Minerals Field Institute (EMFI)


Founded in 1978, the EMFI designs and conducts programs to familiarize selected audiences with the realities of resource development in the Western United States. The Institute conducts field programs that take participants to energy and mineral production sites, processing facilities, impacted communities, and related resource developments.



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