Ed-Center

Ft. Carson Army Education Center - Department of Military & Veterans Programs (DMVP)

Contact Information:

Corner of Specker and Ellis, Building 1117, Room 118
Campus Box 40
Fort Carson, CO 80913
719.502.4200 
1.888.645.7764
mil.programs@ppcc.edu

PPCC DMVP Ft. Carson Staff:

Cheri Arfsten, Director, Dept. of Military & Veterans Programs 
Gail Bicknell, Program Manager
Lora Bearer, Student Support 
Billy Flynn, Student Support
Heidi Jensen, Student Support 
Leona Lopez, Academic Advisor
Rich Rayborn, Credit for Prior Learning Evaluator

Degrees:

The Fort Carson Military & Veterans Programs office of Pikes Peak Community College offers classes leading to the following degrees/programs:

  • Associate of Arts (AA)
  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Associate of General Studies (AGS)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificates of Achievement

Financial Assistance:

  • Army Tuition Assistance
  • Veterans Education Benefits
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Top-Up Program - for information, please contact your local Education Center.
  • MyCAA
  • Soldiers using Active Duty Tuition Assistance must see their Education Counselor prior to registering with PPCC.

Placement Testing:

All new PPCC students must complete the Placement Test prior to course registration. Transfer students should contact the Ft. Carson office prior to taking the Placement Test. Placement Testing is conducted at Fort Carson on Mondays: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Wednesdays and  Fridays by appointment only.  (This schedule is subject to change.)  Placement Testing is conducted on a walk-in basis.  For additional information and to confirm the current testing office hours, please call 719.502.4009. 

CLEP and DSST Testing:

This testing is conducted on alternate Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. by appointment only.  Appointments are made utilizing a convenient online exam scheduling system. Simply follow steps 1 - 6 on the scheduling page.  You will receive a reminder email one-day prior to your scheduled appointment.  If you need to change your appointment, please do so at least 48-hours prior to your appointment. Changes cannot be made within 24-hours of your scheduled appointment.  If you have a problem scheduling your desired exam or have questions concerning PPCC testing, please call 719.502.3370.

Please click this link to schedule a testing appointment. Questions concerning other services, please call 719.502.4200.

Access to Fort Carson:

Non-Department of Defense students must enter the post using Gate #1 which is located off Highway 115.  Each time the student enters the post their vehicle will be searched and entry will be recorded.  A student pass WILL NOT be issued.  The extra time required to enter at Gate #1 should be added to the student's drive time to Fort Carson so they are not late to class.  Students must ensure they have a current driver’s license, vehicle registration form and proof of vehicle insurance.