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Classes You Might Take

Studying Allied Health at PPSC offers a variety of classes that will allow you to pursue advanced degrees in the healthcare field.
Microscope

Examines the fundamental molecular, cellular and genetic principles characterizing plants and animals. Includes cell structure and function, and the metabolic processes of respiration and photosynthesis, as well as cell reproduction and basic concepts of heredity. The course includes laboratory experience.

Microscope

Focuses on an integrated study of the human body including the histology, anatomy and physiology of each system. Examines molecular, cellular, and tissue levels of organization plus integuments, skeletal, articulations, muscular and nervous systems. Includes a mandatory hands-on laboratory experience covering microscopy, observations, and dissection. This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence.

Beakers and test tubes

Focuses on basic chemistry and measurement, matter, chemical formulas, reactions and equations, stoichiometry. This course covers the development of atomic theory culminating in the use of quantum numbers to determine electron configurations of atoms and the relationship of electron configuration to chemical bond theory. The course includes gases, liquids, and solids and problem-solving skills are emphasized through laboratory experiments.

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Pikes Peak State College has confirmed with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense that a placement test is required in order to justify taking a developmental course (college prep math or English course). No other form of justification is acceptable. VA and TA 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. For your next steps, visit the Testing Center's placement test site. 

An EdReady score below 90 can be used to justify your enrollment in a college prep course. Be sure to forward your results to the Testing Center!

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Projected Job Growth

+16%

Careers in the healthcare field are expected to grow 16% in the next several years.

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Projected Job Openings

+780

Careers as a pharmacist are projected to see 780 job openings over the next 5 years in Colorado

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Full-Time 4 Semester Course Schedule - Allied Health Associate of Science

  • Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor
  • Math Requirements: Students should place into MAT 1340
  • English Requirements: Students should place into ENG 1021

  • ENG 1021 - English Composition I (3)
  • MAT 1340 - College Algebra (4)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (4)  - One GT Natural and Physical Science courses from GT-SC1
  • COM 1150 - Public Speaking (3) OR COM 1250 - Interpersonal Communication (3) OR COM 2300 - Intercultural Communication (3)

Total: 14 Credit Hours

  • ENG 1022 - English Composition II (3)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (4)  - One GT Natural and Physical Science courses from GT-SC1
  • Art and Humanities (3) - One GT Arts & Humanities courses from AH1, AH2, AH3, or AH4
  • History (3)  - One GT History course from GT-HI1
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (3) - One GT Social and Behavioral Sciences courses from SS1, SS2, or SS3

Total: 16 Credit Hours

  • Natural and Physical Sciences (4)  - One GT Natural and Physical Science courses from GT-SC1
  • Art and Humanities (3) - One GT Arts & Humanities courses from AH1, AH2, AH3, or AH4
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (3) - One GT Social and Behavioral Sciences courses from SS1, SS2, or SS3
  • AA approved elective (5) - selected from the AA approved course list.

Total: 15 Credit Hours

  • AA approved elective (15) - selected from the AA approved course list.

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Contact Information

Contact Allied Health Faculty Advisors
Jennifer Swartz
Jennifer.Swartz@PPSC.edu
719.502.3494

Contact Advising Team

Medical Sciences Advisors
Advising@PPSC.edu
719.502.3232