Career Start

High school students may enroll in the PPCC Career Start, which provides career and technical training in the program areas listed below. This program allows students to earn high school credit. At the end of a student’s enrollment period, any college credit earned will be documented by the faculty and forwarded to the PPCC Student Services Centers.

Occupational Programs Available

  • Auto Collision Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Construction
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cyber Security
  • Diesel Power Technology
  • Early Childhood Professions
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Health Career Exploration
  • Health Science Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Machining Technology
  • Multimedia Graphic Design
  • Outdoor Leadership and Recreation
  • Radio and Television
  • Welding
  • Zoo Keeping

Students enroll in the Career Start as part of their daily high school schedule. School districts under contract pay the costs of this program. The Career Start Program delivers career and technical education that provides each student with the concepts, academic and technical competencies, career skills, attitudes, and work habits essential to gain entry-level employment following high school graduation.

Instruction is provided in a two hour and forty minute day, five-day-a-week schedule throughout the school year. Instruction is provided in classrooms, laboratories, and community settings that use equipment similar to that used in business and industry.

All area vocational programs operated at Pikes Peak Community College are approved by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education. All Career Start instructors are occupationally experienced and vocationally credentialed to teach in their area of expertise. Enrollment in Career Start is completed at the high school. Contact your high school counselor or call 719-502-3111 for more information.