Who Can Take Pikes Peak Community College Courses Online?

 

Pikes Peak Community College offers a variety of online courses and degree programs to fit any schedule or lifestyle.  You DO NOT have to reside in the state of Colorado in order to sign up for these online classes, and you can actually take them from virtually anywhere.

Currently, Pikes Peak Community College has the authorization to provide courses for students in many states across the United States. These states currently are:

Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (military students only), Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Pikes Peak Community College is in the process of getting approval for online courses in these states:

Kentucky, North Dakota, Wyoming

Pikes Peak Community College does not currently have authorization to provide college courses in these states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, District of Columbia.

If you do not reside in an authorized state to receive Pikes Peak Community College courses online, please take them only at your own risk.  Pikes Peak says that they are not required to support you fully if you live outside of their authorized states list, so do your due diligence before signing up for a degree program in the above states!

Taken from PPCC Directly:

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Important Facts about PPCC Online Courses

  • When you register, look for classes with an N in the section number (for example, BUS 115-1N1).
  • Most courses follow the standard semester calendar, but some are offered in 10-week and bi-semester formats (courses are not open entry).
  • Textbooks are generally the same as for on-campus sections and are available at the PPCC bookstore. A few classes require that students also purchase a supplemental CD. Please contact the bookstore for more information.
  • First-time online students are strongly encouraged to participate in an orientation. See the orientation page for more information.
  • Special tuition rates apply. Check the printed schedule, the online Tuition and Fee Schedule or web registration for details.
  • Plan to log in on the first day of class. PPCC Online classes are not open entry, and instructors will expect you to begin participating immediately. There are two ways to log in:
  • Simply go to the Portal at my.ppcc.edu, click on the Student tab, and click on ppccConnect in the Online Course Access box. You don’t have to log in again.
  • You can also log in at online.ppcc.edu. Your user name is your Student Identification number (your S number), and your password is your Portal password. If you have not accessed the Portal and changed your password there yet, use the PIN you use to register for classes.
  • CCC Online is a system-wide program, with students and instructors participating from all thirteen CCCS colleges. Each student must choose a home school, and all earned credits are reflected on the home school transcript.
  • When you register, look for classes with a C in the section number (for example, HIS 101-C11)
  • Courses are available in 15-week and 10-week formats. The CCC Online schedule is often different from PPCC’s, so check the web site (linked below) for details.
  • Registration for all CCC Online classes closes on the Thursday before the class begins.
  • Textbooks may be different than the ones used for PPCC classes. CCC Online texts are available at the Centennial Campus bookstore or online through the CCC Online web site (http://www.ccconline.org/)
  • First-time students are encouraged to attend the orientation mentioned above. While some information will be specific to PPCC Online, there will be valuable information about online learning in general.
  • Special tuition rates apply. Check the printed schedule, the online Tuition and Fee Schedule or web registration for details.
  • Plan to log in either through the Portal by clicking on the CCC Online link or at  http://www.ccconline.org/ on the first day of class. Like PPCC online classes, CCC Online classes are not open entry, and instructors will expect you to begin participating immediately. Your user name is your Student Identification number (your S number), and your password is either your Portal password or the PIN you use to register for classes.

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The important take aways here for students who are researching online courses through PPCC are that you do NOT have to live in the state to take online courses through Pikes Peak Community College.  You can literally sign up and take these degree courses from the beach somewhere, and the programs are very flexible.  While there is an authorized states list provided, this list is very difficult to enforce or monitor right now.  You can take courses at your own risk from anywhere in the world virtually.


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