First time in college? You should know this: 

Credits

One class is usually about 3 credit hours.
12 credit hours is considered full-time.

Study commitment for full-time

Every credit hour represents one hour of class time per week. 
For every hour in class, you should spend 3 hours studying.

12 hours X 3 = 36 hours per week of studying or with class-time 48 hours per week!

Math and English Placement

A certain level of Math and English is required to be able to take most courses at PPCC. When one class is required before you can take another, that course is called a pre-requisite or "pre-req". Therefore Math and English are pre-req's for most courses. In order to tell which level you are at you need to have some sort of ACT or Accuplacer scores. You can study for the Accuplacer beforehand- a higher score could mean less coursework. Also visit Khan Academy for tutorials on certain problems or our vast library resources

Once you have Math and English scores you can meet with an advisor to see which courses you should take first. 

New Student Orientation

DateLocation
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 8:30am-12:30pm  Centennial Campus A-156
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:00pm- 5:00pm  Centennial Campus A-156
Thursday, June 5, 2014 1:00pm-5:00pm  Rampart Range Campus S-206
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:00pm-5:00pm  Centennial Campus A-156
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 1:00pm-5:00pm  Centennial Campus A-156
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 5:30pm-8:30pm

Downtown Studio Campus S230

Thursday, June 12, 2014 8:30am-12:30pm Rampart Range Campus S-206
Friday, June 13, 2013 8:30am-12:30pm  Centennial Campus C-200
Saturday, June 14, 2014 8:30am-12:30pm  Centennial Campus A167
Saturday, June 14, 2014 1:00pm-5:00pm  Centennial Campus A167
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 8:30am-12:30pm  Centennial Campus A-156
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:00pm-5:00pm  Centennial Campus A-156
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:00pm-5:00pm Centennial Campus C-200
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5:30pm-8:30pm Downtown Studio Campus S230

RSVP required!

Contact Retention Services via email, or by phone 719-502-2360, or online to reserve your spot today.