Pikes Peak Community College

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Pikes Peak Community College
Type Community College
Established 1968
President Dr. Lance Bolton
Location Colorado Springs, Colorado
38°45′52″N 104°47′12″W / 38.764491°N 104.786739°W / 38.764491; -104.786739Coordinates: 38°45′52″N 104°47′12″W / 38.764491°N 104.786739°W / 38.764491; -104.786739
Campus Multiple campuses:
Centennial Campus
Creekside Campus
Downtown Studio Campus
Rampart Range Campus
Three satellite sites:
Air Force Academy Education Center
Fort Carson Education Center
Peterson Air Force Base Education Center
Colors Black, red
Mascot Aardvarks
Website http://www.ppcc.edu
Pikes Peak Community College logo

Pikes Peak Community College is a community college in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. It is the largest institution of higher education in the Pikes Peak region. PPCC offers more than 150 programs in liberal arts and sciences transfer and career technical education. The college's 60+60 Bachelor's Degree Transfer Program guarantees transfer of the PPCC Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees to any public institution of higher education in Colorado. Students take two years of study at PPCC, then transfer as a junior to the four-year college or university of their choice. In addition to transfer programs, the college offers a broad range of degrees and certificates in Allied Health, High Tech, Business, and Career Tech areas.


Pikes Peak Community College has three full-service campuses, three military satellite locations, and an extensive distance education program. The largest campus, the Centennial Campus, is located in southern Colorado Springs near the Fort Carson Army post. The Downtown Studio Campus is located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, the Rampart Range Campus is located at the north end of the city, and the newest campus is located east of the city in the town of Falcon.

While students may study General Education (CORE) courses at all four campuses, certain programs are site specific. Centennial Campus is the largest, and offers all academic disciplines as well as several career and technical programs including an emergency medical services (EMS) training program with a state-of-the-art EMS simulation (SIM) Lab.[citation needed] Rampart Range Campus hosts some of the college's Health Sciences programs, including the Nursing Program, which includes a state-of-the-art Nursing SIM Lab. The Downtown Studio Campus is a hub for the fine arts programs. On Saturday, August 9, 2008 the new Falcon Campus was opened to satisfy the high demand for easily accessible higher education for the rapidly growing population to the northeast and on the eastern plains.[citation needed] Three satellite education centers offer a variety of courses and programs at local Military bases. Courses for military education are held at various dates and times which are different from the traditional semester.


As of the Fall 2011 semester Dr. Lance Bolton has been appointed president of Pikes Peak Community College. Joseph Garcia served as President of Pikes Peak Community College from 2001 to 2006, and later became Lieutenant Governor of Colorado in January 2011.

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