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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Services for Students

Accessibility Services

Centennial • A-130 • 719-502-3333
Downtown • DO-S126 • 719-502-3333
Rampart Range • S-202 • 719-502-3333

Accessibility Services strives to create an accessible environment by providing reasonable and appropriate services and accommodations for students with disabilities. The College is committed to providing quality educational support for the diverse needs of its students.

Support services and accommodations may include:

  • Computer Assistive Technology
  • alternative testing arrangements
  • advocacy training
  • instruction in learning strategies
  • readers/scribes for accommodative testing only
  • text in alternate formats
  • interpreting services (Sign Language)

It is the responsibility of students requesting an accommodation due to a qualifying disability to self-identify by registering with Accessibility Services, to apply for supportive services, and to furnish documentation, if requested, about the nature and extent of their disability. This information is kept confidential and will be used to plan for appropriate services and accommodations. Students must contact Accessibility Services prior to the beginning of each semester to discuss arrangements for needed timely accommodations. The College is not obligated to provide or continue to provide accommodations that are not approved by Accessibility Services.

Informing other staff or faculty does not constitute registering with Accessibility Services. Accommodation requests are evaluated individually to determine the provision of reasonable accommodations based on an interactive process, a review and analysis of documentation and circumstances.

Determination of accommodations can be an involved and lengthy interactive process; therefore, students are encouraged to connect with Accessibility Services and provide any disability related documentation as soon as possible. To allow time to provide supported accommodations in a timely manner, students should contact Accessibility Services at least one month before the beginning of the semester. Students who don’t meet these timelines are still encouraged to call Accessibility Services for information or an appointment.

Accessibility Services does not support accommodations on a provisional basis. Students who are accommodated on a temporary medical or for a temporary physical injury will be required to provide documentation in order to continue receiving accommodations beyond the one semester. Updated documentation may be requested depending on the disabling condition, current status of the student and the student’s request for accommodations.

Accommodations will not be approved or granted if the student does not meet the definition of a qualifying disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and determined through the Accessibility Services interactive process review. .

Certain certification testing or licensure boards have specific processes for students who need to use testing accommodation. Please check with your program area regarding the process to request for accommodations for any professional certification of licensure testing that is not administered by the College. Documentation accepted by and accommodations provided by PPSC Accessibility Services may or may not be accepted by testing agencies or other higher education institutions. Accommodations provided in the academic environment may or may not be provided at internships, clinical sites, or in the workplace.

It is the student’s responsibility to self-advocate for approved accommodations. You are welcome to contact Accessibility Services for any support or assistance with self-advocating for your academic needs.

Assistive Technology Lab.The Assistive Technology Lab is located at the Centennial Campus in A130. The lab utilizes computer assistive technology such as screen readers, voice recognition, alternative input/output devices, and screen magnification. Training opportunities combining word processing and assistive technology are offered.

Interpreting Services.Interpreting services are available for Deaf and hard of hearing students. Call 502-3026 or VP 387-9495 for more information.

All students, with or without a disability, must adhere to the PPSC Student Code of Conduct.

Advising & Testing

Centennial • A-121• 719-502-3232
Rampart Range • S-101 • 719-502-3232

Advising & Testing supports student learning by aiding students in deciding what degree or certificate they can pursue to meet their career goals; how to choose courses that provide the shortest path to their chosen goal; and if they are best prepared to start with college level course work. Advising & Testing provides students with information on transferring to 4-year schools; career readiness; faculty advising; and registering for classes. Visit our webpage at: www.pikespeak.edu/advising, www.pikespeak.edu/testing, or one of our Advising & Testing offices which are available at all PPSC campuses.

Academic Advising

  • Career counseling (individual and group) to help with decision-making, goal setting, and choosing a college course of study
  • Career assessments to match personal characteristics with occupational options
  • Explanation of basic skills (placement test) results, and assistance in selecting the correct classes based upon a student’s degree and placement results
  • Information on course sequence and prerequisites
  • Help in adding or dropping classes
  • Assignment of a faculty advisor
  • Assistance with changing a course of study or faculty advisor, www.pikespeak.edu/records/change-of-major


Centennial • A-121• 719-502-3370
Downtown • 719-502-3390
Rampart Range • S-101 • 719-502-3380

In addition to placement testing, the following testing services are offered:

  • CLEP and DSST testing for college credit
  • GED testing for the Colorado High School Equivalency Diploma
  • Online course testing and classroom make-up testing
  • Various certification exams

All new students entering English as a Second Language (ESL) must take a placement test. This test will place new students into one of three levels: basic, intermediate, or advanced. The test is available on computer at all three campuses. ESL students should call 719-502-3535 for further information.

Accommodations are available for students with documented disabilities. Contact Accessibility Services to make arrangements for accommodated testing, 719-502-3333.

Please call any of the Testing Centers for additional information.

Career Services

Centennial • A-212 • 719-502-2360

The Career Services department offers a variety of services to support student success at PPSC. Whether you’re a new or currently enrolled student, you can meet with one of our Career Advisors to receive detailed information on PPSC services and referrals to campus and community resources.

Explore Careers

  • Unsure where to start? We have many resources to help discover the educational path for you. Meet with a Career Advisor or start with some resources to support you in your exploration

Career Services

  • Let our Career Advisors help you with formatting your resume and working on your interview skills to help land your dream job.

Job Search

  • Looking for a job? Our Purple Briefcase technology can help connect you to a job on campus or out in the community

Set up an appointment visiting us in room A-316, calling us at (719) 502-2360, emailing career@pikespeak.edu, or through Navigate.

Child Development Centers

Centennial • 719-502-2323
The Child Development Center located at the Centennial Campus offer comprehensive educational childcare services for children in partnership with the Community Partnership for Child Development (Head Start). CPCD is an award-winning early childhood education agency with over 65 classrooms in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. Using a robust curriculum and trained staff your child will thrive and grow in a quality learning environment. Find out more about us at www.cpcdheadstart.org.

Computer Labs

Centennial • 719-502-2442
Downtown • 719-502-2443
Rampart Range • 719-502-2408

ITSS computer labs at the Centennial, the Downtown, and Rampart Range campuses are available to students, faculty, and staff. ITSS computer labs are also open evenings and weekends to provide students with extended access to technology resources. Hours of operation vary by semester and by campus, so please call 719-502-2442 for current lab hours or visit www.pikespeak.edu/computer-services/.

Lab staff is available to assist students, faculty, and staff with questions and/or problems in the computer labs. Students seeking tutoring services should contact the Learning Commons -Tutoring at 719-502-3444.

Centennial Campus Computer Lab. Located in room A-300, the computer lab at Centennial campus has 130 computers including both PCs and Macs. The Centennial Campus computer lab includes a multimedia area available for students emphasizing Multimedia Graphic Design (MGD) and Computer Aided Drafting and Design - Mechanical programs. This area of the lab is available for all students, faculty, and staff with preference given to those students currently enrolled in MGD and CAD classes.

Downtown Campus Computer Lab. Located in room DOS207, the lab is equipped with 20 computers including both PCs and Macs. Access to the Internet, as well as the instructional network, is provided to assist students with their coursework.

Rampart Range Campus Computer Lab. Located in room E-203, this computer lab is equipped with 33 computers including both PCs and Macs. Each computer has access to the Internet, as well as the instructional network, is provided to assist students with the completion of coursework.

Copy Center

Centennial • C-101 • 719-502-2111

Services are available to students, faculty, and staff for both personal and work-related jobs. The Copy Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and offers black and white copies and transparencies; color printing; color banners and posters; design, layout, and production services; folding, binding, padding, and hole punching.

Department of Campus Police

Centennial • A-100 • 719-502-2911
Downtown • DO-S101 • 719-502-2911
Rampart Range • N-106 • 719-502-2911

The Department of Campus Police is located at all campuses. The officers at all campuses can be reached via telephone at 719-502-2911. Emergency calls should be directed to 719-502-2911. The Department of Campus Police is staffed by 17 state certified peace officers. All PPSC Campus Police officers are commissioned State peace/police officers. They have full police authority and function the same as any other law enforcement agency in the State of Colorado and on College property.

Information Technology Support Services

Centennial Main Office • B-201 • 719-502-4800
Centennial Computer Lab • A-300 • 719-502-2442
Downtown Computer Lab • DO-S207 • 719-502-2443
Rampart Range Computer Lab • E-203 • 719-502-2408

The Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) division provides a wide variety of technology services to the College, as well as limited service to the Colorado Community College System and other State entities. Our services span desktop-to-server-to-mainframe computing, networks, telecommunications, Internet connectivity, administrative and academic systems, security, instructional technology, computer labs, plus many support services.

ITSS works with College divisions and departments to develop and implement new systems and technologies. At the same time, we provide quality service and support to all members of the College community.

ITSS provides current students with an account on the instructional network and an e-mail address accessible via the Internet.

Classroom and lab computers are networked with access to the Internet and the instructional network. Each full-service campus has its own local area network (LAN). All campus LANs are linked via redundant fiber optic connections to provide students, faculty, and staff with the ability to seamlessly access data from any campus. Regular backups are performed to ensure that coursework and other data are recoverable in the event of a disaster.

Wireless Access. Wireless access to the Internet is available across all areas of the Centennial, Downtown, and Rampart Range Campuses.

IT Service Desk. The IT Service Desk is located in room B-201 at Centennial Campus and is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Fridays from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The help desk can be reached 24/7 via telephone at 1-888-800-9198 or online at help.pikespeak.edu/.

Learning Commons - Tutoring

Centennial • A200 • 719-502-3400
Downtown • DO-N204 • 719-502-2318
Rampart Range • N200 • 719-502-3190


The mission of our Learning Commons is to promote student persistence by reinforcing the importance of supplemental support, collaborative inquiry, and independent learning. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take advantage of the free academic resources offered in Learning Commons. Tutoring resources include the following:

  • Drop-in and appointment-based tutoring for many subjects, including math, writing, and sciences
  • EdReady, a free personalized learning resource to help students strengthen math and writing skills
  • College Success Workshops
  • Fellows Tutoring, embedded tutoring support in certain STEM and writing intensive courses
  • Live and asynchronous online writing support

Students seeking tutoring and other academic support services should:

  • Follow the course sequence outlined by their academic advisor (tutoring does not take the place of prerequisite courses)
  • Attend classes, participate, and engage with the academic material
  • Come to sessions prepared with all relevant course material including notes, textbooks, and assignment descriptions

Schedules for all services are available on the Learning Commons website. In person tutoring sessions are drop-in and appointment-based, while online services are drop-in or asynchronous. More information about tutoring services at the Learning Commons can be found on our website.


Centennial Learning Commons • A-200•719-502-2400
Rampart Range • N-201•719-502-2440


The Library provides a supportive learning and study environment at the Centennial Learning Commons and the Rampart Range Campus Library. Services provided at both locations include research assistance and workshops, study rooms, computer access and interlibrary loan. Research assistance is available at the Downtown Campus two days/week. Resource materials include electronic databases, 150,000+ eBooks, online subject specific research guides, print books and magazines, DVD’s, audio books. Electronic resources are available off-campus.

Reference and Research Service

Our professional reference librarians serve as information guides to help students, faculty, staff, and community users find their way to the most relevant sources, whether using databases, the web, or print resources. The reference staff also provides research instruction to classes, creates online research subject guides and videos. Reference librarians and peer research tutors are available for research assistance in-person, virtual chat, texting, email and by phone.


Centennial • A-324 • 719-502-2012

The PPSC Student Ombuds is a neutral person available to assist students who are seeking resolution to problems or concerns relating to their educational experience at PPSC. The Ombuds can help students navigate college organizational structure and bureaucracy and assist with understanding of policies and procedures. For additional information call 719-502-2012 or email ombudsman@pikespeak.edu.


Centennial • A-107 • 719-502-3000
Downtown • DO-S100 • 719-502-3000
Rampart Range • S-102 • 719-502-3000

All records of enrollment at PPSC are kept in the Student Services Centers. Transcripts are available upon request within certain timelines, normally one to three days for processing. Transcripts are not released without the student submitting a transcript request form and will not be released until all accounts with the College are current. Students may view their records and ask to have information corrected or kept private. Transcript request instructions can be found online at www.pikespeak.edu/records/request-transcripts.

The College releases directory information upon legitimate request. Directory information is defined as a student’s name, semesters attended, most recent previous school attended, major field of study, and degrees and awards received. To keep this information private, students may file a written request with the Student Services Centers. The form is located at www.pikeapeak.edu/records/request-transcripts.

All students attending classes at PPSC are assumed to be independent, and therefore, information, other than directory information, is not provided to parents or other persons or agencies unless the student authorizes the release of data by completing the FERPA Student Consent form.

No transcript or information other than that listed above is normally released to the public without written consent that specifies the information to be released. The College releases records and accounts to appropriate U.S. government representatives in compliance with federal statutes. In addition, certain state officials may lawfully be entitled to information from student records.

Information concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is available in the Students Services Centers and online at www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.

All application/records materials become property of PPSC when submitted to the institution.

Southern Colorado Educational Opportunity Center (SCEOC)

Centennial • A-110 • 719-502-3028

The SCEOC helps low-income or first-generation college students. Services include help with completion of financial aid and admission applications, guidance in selecting a college, and information about current scholarships as well as online scholarship searches, federal tax preparation, career counseling, testing, and workshops. All services are free.

The Counseling Center

Centennial • A-141
Downtown • DO-S126a
Rampart Range • N-107c

Between classes, work, family, finances and regular life events, college students encounter a great deal of stress over the course of their education. While most students cope successfully with the demands of college life, for some the pressures can at times become overwhelming and unmanageable. At those times, The Counseling Center is here to help. We have licensed counselors who provide confidential counseling sessions, intervention and support, and referrals to campus and community resources as well as for ongoing counseling and Mental Health care.

To reach our Counselors call 719-502-4782. If you or another person experiences a mental health crisis or other emergency outside of normal business hours, call Campus Police at 2911 from campus. If you are off campus go to your nearest Emergency Room or dial 911.

As always, if you are on campus and experience or observe a dangerous situation call Campus Police at 2911.

Online resources are also available at www.ulifeline.org/, an anonymous, internet-based resource that provides students with non-threatening and supportive links to information and resources, and information regarding stress, pressures of college life, depression or mental illness and more. ULifeline was created by students for students with the support of the JED Foundation and under the supervision of respected mental health professionals (adapted from www.jedfoundation.org retrieved January 2007).

Important Note: By acting as a resource broker for the aforementioned services (i.e. counseling, treatment, re-entry programs and rehabilitation services), the State of Colorado, the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE), Pikes Peak State College and its former and current employees assume no responsibility/liability for the services (or lack thereof) provided by the referred agency or agencies.

Pikes Peak State College, the State of Colorado, the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE), and its former and current employees are not responsible for any content on Ulifeline’s website that is posted outside of PPSC’s dedicated web space.

TRIO Student Support Services

Centennial • A-130 • 719-502-3222
Downtown • DO-S126
Rampart Range • S-102f


The TRIO Student Support Services Office is available to help low income and first-generation students graduate and transfer to a four-year college and all of our services are FREE.

Student Support Services offers the following services to program participants:

  • One-on-one tutoring in multiple subjects, including math
  • Assessment of learning strategies and study skills
  • Customized study skills help
  • Academic and career planning
  • Four-year college university campus tours and transfer advising
  • Professional and peer academic mentoring
  • Scholarship and financial aid searches
  • Financial and economic literacy workshops
  • Pre-semester conferences and workshops

We serve a limited number of students every year and we invite you to apply. You can pick up an application at our Centennial Campus office or download from www.pikespeak.edu/student-support-services.


U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident, low-income, First Generation, have a disability, or are a Veteran.

Visitation Program (Four-year Colleges & Universities)

All Campuses • 719-502-3232

Representatives from four-year schools regularly visit Pikes Peak State College to meet with students who plan to transfer after receiving an Associate’s Degree from PPSC. The schedules are available online.