Advising and Testing
Advising & Testing supports student learning by aiding students in deciding what degree or certificate they can pursue to meet their career goals; how to choose courses that provide the shortest path to their chosen goal; and if they are best prepared to start with college level course work. Advising & Testing provides students with information on transferring to 4 year schools; career readiness; faculty advising; and registering for classes. Visit our webpage at: www.ppcc.edu/advising or one of our Advising & Testing offices which are available at all PPCC campuses.
- Career counseling (individual and group) to help with decision-making, goal setting, and choosing a college course of study
- Career assessments to match personal characteristics with occupational options
- Explanation of basic skills (placement test) results, and assistance in selecting the correct classes based upon a student’s degree and placement results
- Information on course sequence and prerequisites
- Help in adding or dropping classes
- Assignment of a faculty advisor
- Assistance with changing a course of study or faculty advisor, www.ppcc.edu/records/change-of-major
- Career counseling (individual and group) to help with decision-making, goal setting and choosing a college major
- Workshops on resume writing, job search techniques, and interviewing
- Employment services to help students market themselves and find a job, www.ppcc.edu/career-services
- Information on the local labor market and planning a job search
- Career Connection online employment opportunities system (available for current PPCC students and graduates)
In addition to placement testing, the following testing services are offered:
- CLEP and DSST (DANTES) testing for college credit
- GED testing for the Colorado High School Equivalency Diploma
- Online course testing and classroom make-up testing
- Various certification exams
All new students entering English as a Second Language (ESL) must take a placement test. This test will place new students into one of three levels; basic, intermediate, or advanced. The test is available on computer at all three campuses or in paper/pencil format for those students who are not comfortable with computerized tests. ESL students should call 719-502-3535 for further information.
Accommodations are available for students with documented disabilities.
Please call any of the Testing Centers for additional information.