Area Vocational Program

High school students may enroll in the PPCC Area Vocational Program (AVP), 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 Enrollment Services Centers.

Occupational Programs Available

  • Auto Collision Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diesel Power Technology
  • Early Childhood Professions
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Health Career Exploration
  • Health Science Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Multimedia Graphic Design
  • Radio and Television
  • Sign Language and Interpreter Preparation
  • Welding
  • Zoo Keeping

Students enroll in the Area Vocational Program as part of their daily high school schedule. School districts under contract pay the costs of this program. The Area Vocational 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. Most classes are offered during the morning session though some may be offered in the afternoon as well. Instruction is provided in classrooms, laboratories, and community settings that use equipment similar to that used in business and industry. In most programs, only AVP students are enrolled; however, some classes include both secondary and post-secondary students.

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