The Colorado Commission on Higher Education has approved the Falcon extension of Pikes Peak Community College.
The new campus will be housed in the former Falcon Middle School, off Highway 24. It will be the fourth campus for PPCC and the first new site in more than 10 years.
The location of the campus will enable the college to serve growing populations that currently have to drive 13 miles or more to the Rampart campus from Falcon, Peyton, Calhan and Ellicott.
“Given the volatility of the funding situation in Colorado, the only sure bet to grow resources is through expanded enrollments,” said Dr. Tony Kinkel, PPCC president, adding that about 22 percent of the College’s students currently come from the Falcon area and more than half of those attend the Centennial campus.
Beginning August 18, PPCC will offer more than 230 college classes, including a complete Associate of Arts transfer degree, an Associates of Arts business transfer degree, and the Emergency Medical Services program with more offerings to come.