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Military & Veteran Students


The Department of Military & Veterans Programs empowers military personnel, veterans, and their families to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.

In partnership with Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and Colorado Creative Industries are pleased to present Military Arts Connection (MAC), an online tool that connects military service members, veterans and their families to a wide variety of local arts enrichment experiences. MAC is about leveraging the power of the arts to help create stronger community connections, learn new skills, and enable our local military service members, veterans and their families to unleash their inner creativity.

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Work Study Opportunity

Military & Veterans Programs is accepting VA Work Study applications for our Centennial office. Must be using VA Education Benefits and enrolled at 3/4 time or more.

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Visit Veterans Upward Bound

Provides access to academic resources, employment referrals, assistance with VA benefits applications and referrals to various community assistance organizations.

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Military Times Best For Vets: Colleges 2020

Pikes Peak Community College has been recognized by as making the "Best Colleges" list for 2020. creates its rankings based off multiple factors including cost, student support, and academic quality.



2020 Best 2-Year Colleges List


2019-2020 Military Friendly® Schools

Pikes Peak Community College has been awarded the Bronze distinction.

The bronze distinction is for colleges with exceptional military and veteran programs. The Military Friendly® list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data from federal agencies, public sources and proprietary survey information from participating institutions.

Military Friendly® List

Peer Mentoring Program

Peer mentors are military veterans, spouses and dependents who understand students' challenges. Many students report feeling overwhelmed by college life and the VA benefits process. Your designated peer mentor will use their own experience, hindsight and success strategies to help you achieve your goals during your time at PPCC.

Your peer mentor will provide you with:

  • Monthly or as needed meet-ups 
  • Social support 
  • Academic support
  • Career exploration
  • A chance to compete for a $1,000 scholarship upon semester completion 

You can expect your peer mentor to have completed at least 2 semesters at PPCC with a designated GPA and commitment to finish or transfer. We match potential mentors based on academic majors, military service, personal goals and hobbies.   

Request a Mentor

Become A Mentor

MVP's Lending Library

We will take your used books and lend them to other military-connected students in need. Textbooks are free to check out every semester and must be returned the week after finals.

Our library has been stocked 100% by donations from the PPCC campus community. You can help us develop our library by donating your old textbooks. The larger the collection, the more veterans and dependents we can help. If you would like to donate, bring your old textbooks to MVP (C222) anytime during business hours.

If you are in need of a book, please follow the steps below:

  • Request access.
  • Once we receive your request, we will send you a link to sign up for our online library powered by Librarika where you can view all the available books and place a reservation request. Placing a reservation request does not confirm availability.
  • Once you request the book, we will email you whether your book(s) are or are not available to be picked up within 2 business days.

Books are first come, first served. We cannot ship books to students. You must be able to pick them up in person at the Centennial Campus (C222). If you do not pick up your book(s) within 2 business days of notification, we will issue them to the next student in the queue. 

Spring semester requests will not be processed until January 13, 2020.

If you have any questions, please email 

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Flexible Classes

Three main campuses: Centennial, Downtown Studio, and Rampart Range. Two site locations: Ft. Carson Education Center and Peterson AFB Education Center.

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Prior Learning Assessment

PPCC will evaluate your military JST or CCAF for college credit. Prior Learning assessment for occupational and experiential learning by portfolio is also available.

Prior Learning for Credit

Scholarship & Aid

In addition to any military education benefits, you can also apply for federal financial aid, scholarships and pursue job & internship options.

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Military & Veterans Programs Office Hours & Locations

Centennial Campus

5675 S. Academy Blvd.

Room C-222, Bldg. C, 2nd floor


Office Hours:

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Ft. Carson Army Ed Center

1661 O'Connell St. 

Room 244, Bldg. 1012, 2nd floor


Office Hours:

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Peterson AFB Ed Center

301 W. Stewart Ave. 

Room 112, Bldg. 1141


Office Hours:

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. Closed
  • Fri. Closed
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Rampart Range Campus

2070 Interquest Pkwy.

Room S-102F, Main Bldg., 1st floor


Office Hours:

  • Mon. Closed
  • Tue. Closed
  • Wed. Closed
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at