For Immediate Release
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PPCC Hosts College Preparedness Session For High School Students, Families
Colorado Springs, Colo. – Feb. 15, 2013 – Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) and El Pomar Foundation host the Pathways to College Readiness and Success program, a full-day, free informational session for area high school students and their families that covers tools and resources to bolster higher education success, Feb. 23, at PPCC’s Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.
“A challenge that faces college-bound students is the transition from high school to college. This program seeks to empower students with valuable information on paying for college, deciding on a program of study and navigating the college environment,” says Felix Lopez, PPCC Vice President for Student Success.
PPCC staff, faculty and volunteers will join with representatives from Colorado College, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the United States Air Force Academy for the session. Topics covered include the application process, financial aid, PPCC career and technical education programs, four-year college and university transfer information, concurrent enrollment options for freshmen and sophomore students and information to aid parents in supporting their students’ academic success.
Those interested in attending this event should call Eddie Hughes, PPCC Multicultural Retention Specialist at 719.502.2265 for more information.
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.