Pikes Peak State College

Your Life Elevated

If you're ready to improve your life, building a new career or enhancing the the career you already have, now is the time and Pikes Peak is the place. 

We have free textbooks this summer and plenty of scholarships and financial aid to put your career goals within reach.

Life is complicated. We get it. These past two years have stalled so many dreams. But the way forward can be as easy as talking to our advisors. They can look at your financial opportunities – how your life experience can be turned into college credits, how our many modes of remote and in-person classes can fit your crazy schedule, and how your passions can ignite your career path.

With the help of our amazing instructors and stellar support team, you got this.

By the numbers

Our numbers don't lie. We are the largest institution by enrollment in Colorado Springs, with over 100 options to choose from, and at a price that will make your bank account smile.


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Achieve your goals

PPSC offers general education degrees as well as technical degrees and certificates. 

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Learn the skills you need to advance your career or get job-ready for that new opportunity.

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PPSC's High School Programs can get you on an early start toward your college degrees or certificates.

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PPSC's Military and Veteran's Programs experts can help you make the most of your military benefits.

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Ashley Owen
Pikes Peak Graduate

Explore our pathways

Don’t freak out. You don’t need to decide everything about your future in the next five seconds. But you may find that choosing a general academic pathway will help you find your way. Check out your options, and if you’re confused or don’t find anything you like, meet with an advisor.

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Use your head and your hands to build and repair things our ever-changing world will always need. Whether it's designing fabrication materials, building robots, or repairing engines and HVAC systems, Pikes Peak's Applied Technology Pathway programs provide you with the technical skills to keep the world running.

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Pikes Peak's Arts and Humanities Pathway leads to cultural enrichment and careers that marry your developing skills with your most heartfelt passions. Whether the Pathway leads you to a stage, a lecture hall teaching about art history, or an alley where a massive mural takes shape, it will certainly take you on a journey to self-discovery.

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This Pathway leads to exciting places at the center of commerce. Pikes Peak State College's Business, Design and Hospitality programs can take you to board rooms, to food trucks, to innovative startups, to offices at the top of skyscrapers. Many of Pikes Peak State College's work in the industries they teach and are always on top of the best business practices.

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If the pandemic taught us anything, it's how essential healthcare workers are. A certificate or degree from Pikes Peak State College will provide you with a solid skill-set to become a valued part of a medical services team anywhere in the country.

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Society needs people to make a difference, to be heroic, and to improve the lives of others. These are the students who pursue the Public Service & Social Science Pathway. If your calling is to help people, Pikes Peak State College can give you the skills and knowledge to make it happen.

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Discover the world in all its complexities. Pikes Peak State College's STEM Pathway provides a place for you to explore in detail how things work, what the world is made of and how to keep it safe and efficient in the age of technology.

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Voices of PPSC

Alana Lipscomb

Voices of PPSC

Why would you want to pay double the cost for classes at a university that you can get at a community college for less?

Alana Lipscomb
PPSC Graduate

Featured Programs

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Veterinary medicine is a dream job for animal lovers. The Veterinary Technology program prepares you to be job-ready for work in a variety of medical practices, research, conservation, wildlife rehab, and livestock health. PPSC currently offers a Veterinary Assistant Certification.

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The Surgical Technologist is an integral member of a surgical team to deliver care before, during, and after surgery. Before an operation, surgical technologists help prepare the operating room. During the surgery, technologists pass instruments and sterile supplies to the surgeons and assistants.

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Even as the hospitality industry faces challenging times, it continues to be a popular field, drawing many service-oriented men and women. A degree from Pikes Peak puts you ahead of the pack. This new college program will develop your leadership and make you a job candidate that hotels, restaurants, event planners and others will want to hire.

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With Cybersecurity degrees or certificates at PPSC, you can move directly into high-demand career fields that offers job security, generous salaries and growth opportunities. Our certified programs will train you in hacking defenses and countermeasures, network-security fundamentals, security architecture and more.

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What's Happening

Keep up on all the news at PPSC. Check out our latest press releases as well as our Stall Street Journal, a bi-weekly publication covering upcoming events and announcements.
Murder Mystery on the Orient Express

Stall Street Journal: April 8 - 21

Enjoy live performances of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, adapted by Ken Ludwig and directed by Sarah Sheppard Shaver

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Stall Street Journal: March 29 - April 1


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Stall Street Journal: March 11 - 24

Pikes Peak State College is honored to welcome murder mystery writer Patricia Meredith to the spring student & faculty reading. Student reader slots will be open for sign-up at the event. Free and open to the public!

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