Building Community and Lowering Energy Usage, One House at a Time

Several houses in Colorado Springs are now more energy efficient thanks to retrofits installed by students in a course titled Energy: Environmental Thermodynamics and Energetics. Students explore physics- and chemistry-based concepts of thermodynamics to study energy generation, use, and conservation.

Winter Break
December 18 - January 19

About the Block Plan

Instead of taking multiple classes at a time, CC students study
one class at a time, for three-and-a-half weeks.

8 Blocks Per Academic Year

8 Blocks
Per Academic Year

3 1/2 Weeks Per Block

3 1/2 Weeks
Per Block

4 1/2 Day Block Break

4 1/2 Day
Block Break

CC Stories

Colorado College recognizes and honors the original inhabitants who first settled in the area and who called the nearby highest mountain “Tava,” the original name given by the Ute people to what is now known as Pikes Peak. At CC, we respect all peoples and strive to grow as a unique and welcoming community.