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History

Degree Type: Associate of Arts Degree, AA

Pathway: Arts & Humanities

More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Location: Centennial

Transferability: Transferable, Guaranteed Transfer (GT)

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When studying history at PPCC, you learn from the best. Our instructors have both real-world experience and degrees from leading institutions. They're not only leaders in their fields, they're also highly committed to student success. PPCC history students get the support they need to excel in the classroom, transfer on to prestigious four-year colleges and find fulfilling careers.
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History Career Options

The skills you learn in history-critical thinking, careful reading, well-crafted writing are essential tools for a wide range of careers. History trains you broadly and opens up possibilities rather than narrowing your focus to a single career. 
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Law
  • Politics and Government work 

What kind of Salary Can You Expect?

Salary Outlook

+12%

Careers in History are expected to have a 12% salary growth over the next 5 years.

Source: Colorado Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 2018

Job Growth

+12%

Careers in History are expected to have a 12% salary growth over the next 5 years.

Source: Colorado Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 2018

Voices of PPCC

Wayne Artis

Voices of PPCC

Teaching at Pikes Peak Community College is a privilege. Every day in the classroom is a new challenge. Seeing our students succeed and thrive here and then at four-year colleges and universities is immensely rewarding.

Wayne Artis
Professor of History

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What Do I Do with a degree in history?

History, a foundation for nearly everything.

To work in the field of history is competitive and will require at least a masters degree. That being said, you can get a broad set of skills with a history degree that will help you in any industry.

The study of History will prepare you for almost any career. The good news is it is broad. History applies to nearly everything; almost any career field would benefit from an employee with critical thinking, writing, strong historical context and social insight. Because history is broad, you may have a hard time narrowing down your career and if you want to work directly as a historian you will need at least a masters degree.

Careers for historians include:
  • Teaching
  • Research and writing
  • Public History, such as historical editing and publishing
  • Law
  • Politics and government
  • Historical consulting for public and private agencies.
  • Interpreting museums and management at historic sites.
  • Archival records collection and analysis.
  • Genealogical research

Want to find out if this program is for you? Explore potential careers on the web at America's Career InfoNet or the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

History Classes You Might Take

Check out the classes you may take while studying History. 

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Explores trends within events, peoples, groups, ideas, and institutions in Western Civilization from antiquity to 1650. This course focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity.

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Explores trends within events, peoples-inducing Native American- groups, ideas, and institution in North America and the United States to Reconstruction. This class focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity.

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Explores trends within events, peoples, groups, ideas, and institutions in World History since 1500 as well as on common cultural trends. This course focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening skills historians use while constructing knowledge and studying a diverse set of narratives through the perspectives such as gender, class, religion, and ethnicity.

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History Learning Outcomes

  • Identify trends, events, peoples, groups, cultures, and institutions covered
  • Construct historical narratives by identifying patterns of continuity and change 
  • Analyze secondary sources and recognize differences in historical interpretation
  • Identify and evaluate the perspective of primary sources
  • Use library sources for historical research
  • Select and apply contemporary forms of technology to solve problems or compile information
  • Be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing
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Contact History Faculty

History Department Chair
Glenn Rohlfing
719-502-3462
Glenn.Rohlfing@ppcc.edu 

Advising Team

Advising website
Advising@ppcc.edu
719-502-3232
719-502-2000