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Have Questions About Online Learning?

Pikes Peak Community College offers a wide variety of online classes through PPCC Online. Hybrid courses offer another alternative with one day a week in class and the rest online.

Work in your pajamas and save gas money. Online learning at PPCC can be a great alternative to traditional classrooms or you can do a mix, adding a class or two online to your classroom schedule. You can even do a lot of the work on your phone. Online learning is especially popular with those who live far from our campuses, those who need to juggle classes with work or family obligations and those who like learning on their own. Some other things to know about PPCC Online: You can still get personal, face-to-face meetings with your instructor. You'll get the same number of credits as you would a traditional class. Although you will still be required to advance at a swift pace, you'll have the flexibility to do your work any time of day that you like.

Getting Started

The mission of the eLearning Department is to provide instructional resources and support services that enhance teaching and learning strategies. eLearning offers an online orientation for students new to using PPCC Online Campus (D2L) that will equip students with the tools they need to be successful in their courses.

All online and hybrid classes meet the same learning outcomes as traditional courses. Prospective students must be admitted to the college before they can register for classes. New online students may have to take placement tests before enrolling in classes. Testing can be completed at PIkes Peak Community College, and other educational institutions around the country. Go to the National College Testing Association or the PPCC Testing Center for more information.

How do I know which class is an online section?

  • PPCC Online will have an N* (BUS 115 1N1). PPCC Online courses are taught by PPCC faculty.
  • CCCOnline will have a C* (HIS 101 C11). CCCOnline courses are taught by Colorado Community College System faculty from around the state.

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Online Programs

Pikes Peak Community College offers 16 degrees and 9 certificates that can be completed fully online. Check out the current semester class list offered through the PPCC Online Campus.

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Hybrid Courses

You can combine online with in class mixing the best of both worlds, hybrid courses combine on-campus class sessions with internet coursework. Typically, students in hybrid classes meet once a week for lecture, hands-on learning and face-to-face group activities. Remaining assignments are finished online.

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Orientation for PPCC Online Campus

Students can enroll in the free practice course called D2L Basics (For Students). You will learn your way around content modules, participate in a discussion, turn in a practice assignment, take a practice quiz and become familiar with navigating the course and how D2L works.

D2L Basics (For Students) is open to all Pikes Peak Community College students. PPCC students are expected to be able to use D2L proficiently to complete their coursework since all PPCC courses use D2L in the PPCC Online Campus.


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