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 719-502-2522.
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 webpage at www.ppcc.edu/workforce-development, or call the Workforce Development Division at 719-502-2404.
Located at the Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation, the PPCC Cyber Range provides a controlled virtual environment where cybersecurity students and security professionals can practice their skills and prepare for real-world situations.
For more information, contact our office at 719-502-2404 or email email@example.com.
The Downtown Studio Gallery
The Downtown Studio Gallery is located in the Downtown Studio Campus of Pikes Peak Community College at 22 N. Sierra Madre 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 719-502-4040.
eXtra Music 102.1 FM
Students in the Broadcasting and Electronic Media program at Pikes Peak Community College can be heard in Colorado Springs on 102.1 FM or anywhere in the world streaming online at ppcc.edu/eXtraMusic.
eXtra Music 102.1 FM is commercial free, student-powered maximum variety with 80’s Flashbacks, 90’s Retro Rewinds, 2000’s Throwbacks and only the best alternative music of today.
Throughout the semester, Broadcasting and Electronic Media students produce many public service announcements and promotional announcements of interest to PPCC students and community members. Listeners will receive information about the community as well as PPCC activities and events, many that are free and open to the public.
eXtra Music 102.1 FM is on the air 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
For more information, call 719-502-4102.
You can see the results of all the hard work Radio and Television students put into their video work on PPCC-tv, channel 21 on Comcast, 78 on Falcon Broadband, and 8002 on CenturyLink PrismTV. Broadcasting twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, all programming is student produced and the channel is student driven.
Featuring interviews, profiles of other PPCC programs, showcases of student and artist works, public service announcements, and promotional announcements of interest to PPCC students and community members. Viewers get a peek inside student life at PPCC, get community news and information, and encapsulations of PPCC activities and event.