Situated in the heart of the quiet residential neighborhood of Pueblo, Colorado, Pueblo Community College offers Colorado students the opportunity to attain an Associate’s degree in the disciplines of art, science, applied science or general studies. The college also offers matriculates the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Completion (CERT) rather than a degree. Pueblo Community College has long prided itself on being one of the most progressive community colleges in the state, a commitment which is at least partially reflected in the unique architecture of the buildings comprising the school’s campus. Pueblo Community College degree programs are approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. The college’s certificate programs are approved by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.
Pueblo Community College offers students the option of attaining one of four Associate’s degrees or one of various certificates. Approximately 60 semester hours are required for attaining any of the Associate’s degrees, and certificates generally require students to complete at least two full courses. All students pursuing an Associate’s degree, regardless of major, will take some General Education courses. Pueblo Community College maintains a commitment to ensuring that all graduates have received a broad, well-balanced education; through General Education courses, students will have the opportunity to explore other fields beyond their course of study and to thus develop broader skills related to creative and critical thinking.
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Pueblo Community College maintains an open-door admission policy, which essentially means that the school possesses no admissions requirements for potential matriculates who are over the age of 16. It is important for potential students to note, however that admissions to the college does not necessarily guarantee permission to enroll in particular courses, which may have specific requirements or prerequisites. Potential students must apply for admission online at My Community Education, at a Pueblo Community College registration station, or by filling out an application form and sending it to the Admissions and Records Office. All potential matriculates must have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent resident status. When students apply for admission to Pueblo Community College they must submit their application under the heading of unclassified or classified. Unclassified students will not be considered for financial aid, and thus those potentially seeking financial aid must apply as Classified students. Before any student officially begins any course of study, they must complete a basic skills assessment test. Former Pueblo Community College students must submit an Application for Re-Admission as well as any potentially applicable transfer documentation. Transfer students should complete the main application, but must also submit official transcripts of any courses for which they are seeking credit.
Potential matriculates and current students at Pueblo Community College can find helpful information and tips regarding how to successfully apply for financial aid online at the school’s official website. There students will also find direct links to applications for loans, grants, and various federal and state scholarships. Pueblo Community College also participates in the HOPE Tax Credit Program. The school offers numerous scholarships to help individuals finance their education. Of the many scholarships offered by Pueblo Community College some of the larger awards are given by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, the Colorado Nursing Scholarship, and the Senior Citizen Scholarship. The Jack Kent Cooke scholarship offers approximately 30 scholarship awards annually. These awards are primarily intended for current students who are seeking to transfer to a four-year institution. The Colorado Nursing Scholarship provides funding for people planning to practice nursing in Colorado for at least one full calendar year. The Senior Citizen Scholarship pays one-half of the cost of tuition for current or potential students who are over the age of sixty.
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Pueblo Community College has numerous student groups and campus organizations. All students, who are in good standing and who meet the entrance requirements of the organization, may join any of the campus organizations. Among the most popular clubs on campus are Phi Theta Kappa, the Student Ambassador Program, the Spanish Club, and the Psychology and Social Work Club. To elaborate on the less self-explanatory, Phi Theta Kappa is an international scholastic honorary society for two-year community and junior colleges, and the Student Ambassador Program recognizes the achievements of outstanding college students by allowing them to essentially work as recruiters for Pueblo Community College.
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