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100 Percent Pass Rates for PPCC Students Entering Workforce

Colorado Springs, Colo. – March 21, 2013 – Pikes Peak Community College’s (PPCC) Nursing Program and Law Enforcement Academy have both scored 100 percent passage rates on their respective 2012 state exams.

“This is great news for both PPCC and the Colorado Springs community,” said PPCC President, Lance Bolton. “This indicates the quality of students and instructors in these programs, as well as that fact that there are highly qualified professionals entering our city’s workforce and contributing to the health and safety of our community.”

Nursing Program
PPCC’s Nursing Program currently shows a 100 percent pass rate for the entire year, with a total of 85 students taking the exam. PPCC’s pass rates have been rising for the past 12 years, and this is the first official 100 percent pass rate for the college. The exam, the National Council Licensure Examination, is administered by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.
“We are very proud of our new PPCC nursing graduates as well as our excellent faculty and staff for this significant achievement,” said Mary Nifong, interim dean, Division of Health and Sciences. “PPCC is truly dedicated to student success, and this statistic is proof of that.”

Graduates from PPCC’s Nursing Program receive an associate’s degree of Applied Science in Nursing. Other certificates and programs available include the Licensed Practical Nurse exit option and the Nurse Aid Certificate.

The PPCC Nursing Program has continuing full approval from the Colorado State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Law Enforcement Academy
The Pikes Peak Community College’s Regional Law Enforcement Academy provides cadets with the training and knowledge needed to become certified law enforcement officers within the State of Colorado through Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

Along with the 100 percent POST passage rate by cadets, PPCC enrollment has increased and all programs are incompliance with state requirements. The program continues its collaboration with local law enforcement which provides exposure to officers working in the field, as well as current training philosophies.

Pikes Peak Community College, in its 45th year of operation, is a two-year college offering associate’s degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. With four campuses, three military education centers in El Paso county and more than 200 programs of study, PPCC serves approximately 22,000 students annually.