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Associate of Applied Science

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Are you a military or veteran affiliated student wanting to use VA or DOD Education Benefits to pay for a college prep course (below the 100-course level)?

Pikes Peak State College has confirmed with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense that a placement test is required in order to justify taking a college prep math or English course. No other form of justification is acceptable. Neither VA nor DOD (For both Tuition Assistance and MyCAA) will not pay for these courses without a placement test score on file.

What does this mean for you?

You must take EdReady or the Accuplacer test to determine if you need to take a college prep course for math or English. An EdReady score below 90 can be submitted to justify your enrollment in a college prep course. If you score less than 90, you must  export your results directly to the Testing Center. To export your EdReady scores:

  • Go to "My Account"
  • Under "Student data export" select "Download Your Data"
  • In the textbox, send a copy directly to the Testing Center: testing.center@PPSC.edu 
  • The Testing Center will let you know when your scores have been entered on your student record. 
  • Students using TA, VA, or MyCAA education benefits should take EdReady once and submit that score to the Testing Center. VA, TA, and MyCAA benefits will not pay for developmental classes (below 1000 level) if students force a score of 90+ on EdReady. Students using TA, VA, or MyCAA education benefits who earned a score of 90+, will have to pay out of pocket if they later realize they need the developmental class(es). Please contact MVP for more information (719-502-4100, mvp@PPSC.edu).

Accuplacer testing for math and English is available by appointment at the Fort Carson office Tuesday through Friday. Call PPSC’s Military and Veterans Programs at 719-502-4200 to schedule an appointment.

The Fort Carson Education Center is located at: 
1675 Long Street, Building 1117, Room 117.
Fort Carson, CO 80913





Classes You Might Take

Students will become familiar with the healthcare system, medical terminology, interpersonal relationships, applying medical clinical skills, and assisting patients in their healthcare.
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Introduces the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and drug therapy of the immune, musculoskeletal, and digestive systems. A discussion of pediatric implications as they relate to clinical physiology will also be covered. The scope of the material is limited to the medical office technology personnel.

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Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety, and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.


Introduces students to pre-hospital emergency care. The topics included in this course are Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems, well-being of the EMT, communications, documentation, anatomy, airway management, and patient assessment.

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Emergency Medical Technicians

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Job Growth


The demand for Medical Assisting has increased by 35% per year and is expected to continue to increase dramatically. Additionally, hospitals are shifting toward hiring more graduates with a Medical Assisting degree.

Source: Colorado Bureau of Labor Statistics

Learning Outcomes

Allied Health degree students will take classes which will qualify them to complete the state EMT certification, Certified Nurses Aid certification and almost all of the Phlebotomy Certification program classes.

Students will become familiar with the health care system, medical terminology, interpersonal relationships, applying medical clinical skills and assisting patients in their healthcare.

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Kimberly Moon

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There’s no point in making excuses. If you want it bad enough, you’re going to make it work. Pikes Peak State College has changed my life. That’s just a fact.

Kimberly Moon
Mother of four and future nurse