PPCC students can earn Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees online, as well as Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Fire Science, Criminal Justice and Paralegal and a number of certificates.
If you work well independently and are a good time manager, online classes may be right for you. Pikes Peak Community College offers a wide variety of online classes through two programs: PPCC Online (also called PPCC Connect) and CCC Online (Colorado Community Colleges System Online). For both programs, students need only a computer and an Internet connection, and those without a home computer can use equipment in any PPCC instructional computer lab as long as classes are in session. Students access online course materials, complete assignments, participate in threaded discussions, and take examinations online. In most cases, no trips to campus are required (Exception:At least two exams in online math classes must be taken in a PPCC testing center or other proctored environment.)
Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is currently working cooperatively with higher education authorities in all states and other U.S. jurisdictions to ensure compliance with state authorization requirements that govern the offering of courses in those states, including complaint processes. PPCC will continue to monitor developments in the jurisdictions in which it enrolls students, and, if authorization or licensure is or becomes necessary, it will obtain approvals or provide notice here of the jurisdictions in which it is not authorized to offer courses or programs.
Currently PPCC has approval to offer courses in the following states:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (military students only), Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
PPCC is in the process of obtaining approval in the following states:
Kentucky, North Dakota, Wyoming
PPCC is currently not authorized to offer courses in the following states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, District of Columbia.
If you are not an on-campus student at PPCC institution and plan to enroll in distance classes, please check the information provided above to verify that your state has either authorized or exempted our college to offer such classes or programs to you as a resident of that state.
If you reside in an “unauthorized” state and plan to take distance education classes, please note that we are not authorized or exempted to offer distance education classes or programs to you as a resident of an “unauthorized” state. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Julie Witherow, Director of eLearning, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1(800) 456-6847, ext. 3049, or email@example.com or 1(800) 456-6847, ext. 3050.
The courses are NOT open entry/open exit or Independent Study. Instructors establish due dates for assignments and examinations. Within those time frames, however, students work at their own pace, with no specific times to be online. Online classes generally have the same maximum enrollments as traditional sections, and when a class is full, only the instructor can give students permission to enroll. NOTE: Both PPCC Online and CCC Online use the same software, but they are accessed at different sites. Check out the details below.
If you decide to take online classes, get started right by registering in the "Welcome to Desire2Learn" practice class and watching the video. Click on Orientations for details and instructions.