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Dr. Bolton Welcomes New Degree

By Leslie James, Student Editor ljames44@student.cccs.edu Pikes Peak Community College is one of three two-year colleges to offer four-year programs in Colorado, but stands alone as the only community college to offer a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Emergency Services Administration (ESA). PPCC celebrated not only its 50th anniversary, but also a celebrated with …
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Zookeeping Provides Students with Wild Opportunities

By Marko Salopek Since its inception in 1995, the Zookeeping Technology program at PPCC has remained a small program housed in room A173B at the end of an obscure hallway on the Centennial campus. However, it has grown significantly in recent years, going from a mere 23 students in 2012 to 115 students in 2017. …
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Crisis Management Comes to PPCC at Bachelor’s Level

By Dejanique Calloway After years of planning, Pikes Peak Community College in collaboration with Arapahoe Community College, will offer its first Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Emergency Service Administration (EMA) beginning Fall of 2018. Students pursuing the degree will learn how to effectively manage an array of public service agencies including law enforcement, and …
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PPCC Wins Quadruple Jeopardy at Mathematics Association Competition

By Camille Liptak Last weekend PPCC Math Professors Shawna Mahan and Jennifer Holmes took four students and Learning Commons Math tutors to the Rocky Mountain Mathematics Association of America’s 101st Annual meeting at University of Northern Colorado. Students participated in and won the Jeopardy competition (a math version based on the long-running TV show). “It was …
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Math Advising Experiences Growing Pains

By Ciara Pack Though PPCC has math advisors at all three campuses, students sometimes feel that they aren’t getting the proper help they need. Travis Boren, previous Math 120 student and hopeful UCCS transfer, says his advisor handed him a UCCS catalog and told him “do this” when he went to advising for help choosing …
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PPCC Expands Its Top-Ranked Nursing Program with Planned BSN Degree

By Marko Salopek Colorado’s State legislature passed House Bill 18-1086 into law on March 24, allowing Colorado’s Community Colleges to offer a new Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing. PPCC first announced it would offer its first Bachelor’s degree in EMT Management, roughly two months prior to the nursing bill passing. Now, the wizards at …
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PPCC’s Phi Beta Lambda Advances to Nationals

By Dejanique Calloway Last weekend students from Pikes Peak Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda Chapter scored big at the State Leadership Conference. The conference which was held at the Community College of Aurora welcomed chapters from across the State of Colorado to compete in numerous events that involved objective tests and live action role play. …
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Rock the Vote 2018: PPCC & Mountain Metro Connect Students to their Futures

By Dejanique Calloway Pikes Peak Community College students will vote April 10 and 11 on a $10 student activity fee to finance a new bus program in partnership with Mountain Metropolitan Transit, that will include passage to the Rampart Range Campus. “Based on how many students bought a bus pass from the book store and …
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