Because we are a community college, we continually develop new ways to contribute to our community. To make education more accessible, we offer classes at a variety of locations and times. eLearning and outreach locations make classes convenient for residents in all parts of our service area. We work with local school districts to provide educational opportunities for high school students.
Activities and Events
As a service to the community, PPCC opens all of its campus activities and events to the public, many free of charge. A sampling of public activities and events are as follows:
- African American History Month
- Cinco de Mayo Events
- Family Events
- Living History Series
- Native American Heritage Events
- Social Activities
- Veteran’s Day Observance
- Women’s History
For more information, call the Student Life Office at 502-2522.
Career Advancement, Customized Training and Workforce Development
The Workforce Development Division provides career advancement courses for individuals and customized training programs for employers. Affordable non-credit courses are available online and in the classroom throughout the year. During the summer, our Teen College camp offers incoming 7th, 8th and 9th graders fun experiential weekly sessions to explore career pathways.
Workforce Development also offers customized training programs which include a diverse assortment of training solutions and services to help employers meet their training needs. Employers are offered a free training assessment and provided with recommended solutions. In addition, industry-focused, entry-level job training programs are offered to meet the immediate hiring needs of local companies.
The Division also administers grants to assist companies with funding workforce training. For more information, access our web page at www.ppcc.edu/workforce-development, or call the Workforce Development Division at 502-2404.
The Downtown Studio Gallery
The Downtown Studio Gallery is located in the Downtown Studio Campus of Pikes Peak Community College at 100 West Pikes Peak Avenue. It is a public gallery with a multicultural emphasis. Six to eight exhibits created primarily by artists in the Pikes Peak region, including faculty and students, are offered each year, free and open to the public. Opening receptions often include music, poetry, and dance performances that enhance the theme of the show. For more information, call 502-4040.
KEPC Radio - 89.7 FM
Students in the Radio and Television program at Pikes Peak Community College can be heard in Colorado Springs on 89.7 FM, 101.5 in Pueblo and 89.1 in Manitou Springs. Broadcasting in high definition (HD) with nearly 10,000 watts of power, KEPC programs provide a wide variety of music and other programming.
Throughout the semester, PPCC Radio and Television students produce many public service announcements and promotional announcements of interest to PPCC students and community members. Listeners will receive information about PPCC activities and events, many that are free and open to the public.
KEPC is on the air 24 hours a day, seven days a week. KEPC can be heard live globally on the Internet at www.ppcc.edu/KEPC/.
For more information, call 502-3166.