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Public Service & Social Sciences



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, PPSC can give you the skills and knowledge to make it happen.
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What kind of Salary Can You Expect?

Paralegal

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Addiction Counselor

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Personal Trainer

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Wildland Firefighter

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Police Officer

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Projected Growth

+15%

Careers for Wildland Firefighters in Colorado are projected to grow 15% through 2028.

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Projected Growth

+15%

Careers for Police Officers in Colorado are projected to grow 15% through 2028.

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Voices of PPSC

Mariano Ovalles-Almanza

Voices of PPSC

I think the only way to have a really good experience in school, to really succeed, is to have personal connections. [My PPSC coach] has been that connection. He's helped me get ready for classes. He's been amazing. And he's also helped me build more relationships at the college.

Mariano Ovalles-Almanza
Student and future immigration lawyer

Public Service & Social Sciences Featured Programs

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PPSC prepares students for jobs as a police officer, dispatcher, parole officer, investigator or sheriff's deputy, among others. Your training will consist of tactical firearms training, law enforcement driving, arrest control techniques, police procedures and a basic understanding of the law as it applies to police work.

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Recognized as one of the best programs of its kind in the region, you will train to be a skilled firefighter. It's a career that's high paying, in-demand and profoundly mobile. Students will learn fire prevention practices, fire investigation, wildland firefighting and more.

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weights of justice

Support licensed professionals in preparing for trial—drafting documents and conducting legal research. Jobs as paralegals, legal technicians and legal assistants are high paying and in-demand as legal professions continue to grow. With more advanced degrees, you could pursue careers as a lawyer, judge, or arbitrator.

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Develop an understanding of human development, behavior and social, economic and cultural institutions to advance social impacts like better mental health, child abuse prevention, and more. Graduates can become counselors or victims advocate. With an advanced degree become a licensed social worker or rehabilitation counselor.

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Public Service & Social Sciences

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