Pikes Peak Community College is one of a handful of schools that offers a unique Zoo
Keeping Technology degree, designed to prepare students to become zoo keepers and
animal care professionals. The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students
to enter the workforce immediately. The degree does not transfer directly to a four-year
institution; however, we can provide advising on degree paths for students that want
to pursue a bachelor’s or advanced degree in a related field. Faculty advisers can
assist in course selection and offer assistance in selecting schools with related
Associate of Applied Science Degree
This degree is meant for students who are interested in entering the field of Zoo
Keeping. Students should realize that a degree from PPCC will not guarantee a position
with a zoo. Many zoos have requirements other than education for employment, so you
are encouraged to meet with your adviser or zoo faculty members for further information.
Certificates are meant to enhance the Zoo Keeping AAS degree or introduce students
to animal careers other than Zoo Keeping.