Pikes Peak Community College, also known as PPCC, was established in 1968 as the El Paso Community College. It is a two-year college that awards associate’s degrees and a diverse range of certificate courses in vocational and technical subjects. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
PPCC offers more than 200 programs of study. Associate’s degrees in arts, science, applied science, and general studies, along with Certificates of Completion, are awarded to students. Some of the courses of study are in computer aided drafting, criminal justice, dental assisting, American culture studies, automotive collision technology, real estate, theater, and zoo keeping technology. Students can also enroll in distance education courses, which include video-conference courses, internet courses, interactive television classes, and hybrid courses.