Pueblo Community College

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Pueblo Community College
Established 1933
Type Community college
President Patty Erjavec, MNM
Students 5,592
Location Pueblo, Colorado
38°15′45″N 104°38′16″W / 38.26248°N 104.63765°W / 38.26248; -104.63765Coordinates: 38°15′45″N 104°38′16″W / 38.26248°N 104.63765°W / 38.26248; -104.63765
Former names Southern Colorado Junior College, Pueblo Junior College, Southern Colorado State College, Pueblo Vocational Community College
Colors Maroon and Black
Nickname PCC
Mascot Panthers
Affiliations Colorado Community College System
Website http://www.pueblocc.edu

Pueblo Community College (PCC) is a two-year institution of higher learning located in Pueblo, Colorado.

History[edit]

Pueblo Community College (PCC) traces its history to the founding of Southern Colorado Junior College (SCJC) in 1933. In 1937 SCJC became part of the Pueblo County Junior College District, and was renamed Pueblo Junior College. In 1961 the college district was dissolved by the General Assembly and the Junior College became the four-year Southern Colorado State College (SCSC). In the 1970s, SCSC opened a branch institution, the College for Community Services and Career Education, that in 1978 was re-organized by the General Assembly into a separate entity and renamed in 1979 to Pueblo Vocational Community College under the Colorado Community College System. In 1982 it was renamed to Pueblo Community College.[1][2]

Mike Davis[edit]

In 2006, college president Mike Davis was confirmed to have died in a plane crash while traveling to Pueblo's branch campus in Durango, Colorado. He had been a college president for five years and previously had served as an administrator at Vincennes University.[3]

Student Body[edit]

As of 2010 the college has an enrollment of 6,592 students spread over four campuses in the Pueblo region. The college was accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1979.[4]

Early College[edit]

In 2006, Pueblo Community College opened its doors to high school students from Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School and other local Pueblo area high schools. The Early College Program (ECP) allows high school students to enroll in collegiate level coursework at nearly no cost to the student. PCC confers degrees awarded to high school students every year. In 2013, PCC awarded degrees to over 30 high school students.

Pueblo Community College Health Clinic[edit]

In 2008, PCC opened a new health clinic for its students to provide low-cost basic health services to its students.[5] PCC also opened a new student cafeteria named Pueblo Joe's as part of President Garvin's "vision of a college that's more comfortable for students and a resource for the entire community.". [6]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our history". Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
  2. ^ "General information". Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Pueblo Community College president dies in a plane crash". Retrieved 2008-12-11. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Higher learning commission". Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
  5. ^ "PCC opens new low cost health clinic for students". Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
  6. ^ "PCC unveils new student cafeteria". Retrieved 2008-12-11. 

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