Career Planning and Advising Center

Centennial • A-119 • 502-3232

Downtown Studio • DO-S102 • 502-3232

Rampart Range • S-101 • 502-3232

Falcon • FN-100 • 502-3232

The Career Planning and Advising Centers guide students as they answer the fundamental question, "Why are you here?" Career Planning assists students with clarifying their career goals, choosing the PPCC educational program that best fits their needs, and mapping their path for the chosen course of study. Once the course of study is selected, students are helped to choose the appropriate classes that will meet their goals. First semester advising is done in the Career Planning and Advising Centers; advising for continuing students is done by the student’s assigned faculty advisor (with services provided by Career Planning and Advising if the faculty advisor is not available). The following services are provided at the Centers:

Career Planning

  • Career counseling (individual and group) to help with decision-making, goal setting and choosing a college major
  • Focus2 Career Guidance and Information System, a computer-based system designed to assist you through your career-decision-making process. There is no charge for this service, which is available on all campuses.
  • Career maps for all Pikes Peak Community College program areas

Advising

  • Explanation of basic skills (placement test) results, and assistance in selecting classes to resolve any academic deficiencies
  • Help in choosing and registering for classes for the first semester enrollment
  • Information on course sequence and prerequisites
  • Help in adding or dropping classes
  • Assignment of a faculty advisor for guidance in future semesters
  • Assistance with changing a course of study or faculty advisor
  • Advising on classes when faculty advisor is not available

Employment Services

  • Individual and group training for job-seeking skills, including resume writing and interviewing
  • Information on the local labor market and planning a job search
  • Career Connection online employment services system (available for current PPCC students and graduates)
  • Internet access to job banks