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Area Vocational Program

Area Vocational Program (PPCC)

An extensive vocational program is offered to interested students in cooperation with Pikes Peak Community College. The objective of the program is to prepare each student with the competencies, manipulative skills, attitudes, and work habits necessary to obtain employment in their chosen occupations.

Students enroll in the program as a part of their daily high school schedules. All students spend fifteen hours per week in training, from 9:00 A.M. to 11:40 A.M. or 1:00 P.M. to 3:50 P.M. (subject to change). Students are awarded academic elective credits in the applied academic areas towards their high school diploma.

The Cheyenne Mountain School District pays the cost of this quality instructional program. After graduation from high school, students may continue their skills training at Pikes Peak Community College or another community college.
NOTE:  Spaces are limited because of budget. Students interested in this program must see a counselor in the guidance office for enrollment. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis.

The qualifications for students who are pursuing enrollment in the program are:

  • Be sixteen years old and a junior or senior.
  • Be enrolled full time in Cheyenne Mountain High School.
  • Identify an occupational area for which preparation for employment can be accomplished.
  • Establish and maintain an attendance record comparable to that which is expected of any employee of business and industry.
  • Provide own transportation.
  • Make a year long commitment to the program. If a student is asked to leave, or decides to withdraw after the drop/add period first semester, the student will be responsible for paying back a prorated amount of the cost of tuition to CMHS. Currently, it costs over $3000.00 per student, to participate in the AVP program.
  • Have an excellent attendance record at CMHS.

The following is a list of courses offered under this vocational program*:

  • Auto Collision Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Computer Information Systems/Gaming
  • Diesel Power Technology
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Early Childhood Education (1 year)
  • Fire Science Technology (1 year)
  • Culinary Arts
  • Medical Preparation Skills (1 year)
  • Medical Preparation Careers (1 year)
  • Public Utilities Tech (1 Year)
  • Zoo Keeping
  • Multimedia  Graphic Design
  • Advanced Multimedia Graphic Design
  • Radio and Television (1 year)
  • Welding
  • Sign Language Interpreter Prep

*This list is subject to change yearly.

Students are encouraged to join youth organizations associated with their individual programs which are conducted as an extension of their classrooms. The Area Vocational Program also has a Student Senate made up of members from each youth organization.

For more information, you can access the Pikes Peak Community College website.