Career Start Program @ PPCC

  • Do you want to start your career right after high school? The Career Start Program at PPCC offers pathways that lead to certificates and associate degrees in several career pathways below. Many Career Start students can finish associate degrees through ASCENT 12+1. (Please note - Career & technical courses may not transfer to 4 year degree plans.)
    Auto Collision Technology
    Auto Service Technology
    Criminal Justice
    Culinary Arts
    Cyber Security 
    Diesel Power Technology
    Early Childhood Education
    Fire Science Technology 
    Healthcare Exploration 
    Health Science Technology
    Interior Design
    Multimedia Graphic Design
    Radio & Television
    Zoo Keeping
    If you are a qualified junior or senior and have a passion for designing, building, repairing, rescuing, welding, or nurturing, check out the Career Start Program. To apply, contact your counselor by Winter Break.
    Free transportation to PPCC Centennial Campus is provided 5 days/week; texts, uniforms, supplies, and course materials included. *WEL II is located at Springs Fabrication (850 Aeroplaza Dr, 80916) and WEL II students provide their own transportation.

    For accommodative services, please complete an online initial intake form through PPCC ACCESSibility Services, followed by a personal appointment. Call 719-502-3333. See Accommodations info sheet on this webpage.

    Pre-Order Travel Meals - Students who are off-campus during lunch can pre-order meals for pick up in the morning before leaving campus.

    • Pre-order meals from the kitchen one week in advance
    • Varied menu options ensure food safety
    • Pick up travel meals at kitchen before leaving campus in morning
    • Manager will email parents when students are low on funds

    District 49 offers on-campus Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, like business, health sciences, cyber security, agriculture, engineering, construction, and culinary arts.