Career Start Program (formerly AVP): Pikes Peak Community College
The Career Start Program (formerly AVP) at Pikes Peak Community College inspires high school students to start exploring career opportunities, start gaining knowledge and skills towards
students’ career goals, and to start earning college credits and certificates. Students attending the Career Start program earn credit which can be applied toward high school graduation.
Students also earn college credit which may be applied to a postsecondary certificate or degree.
Classes take place at Pikes Peak Community College Centennial Campus. Students attend Career Start classes Monday through Friday. All classes are held from 9:00 – 11:40 am with the
exception of second-year Zoo Keeping students who attend 12:10 to 3:40 pm Monday through Thursday. Some programs require two years to complete while others are completed in one year. Instruction is provided in classrooms, laboratories, and in business and industry. Students are in class with other high school students from area schools. All instructors in the Career Start Program are occupationally experienced and vocationally credentialed.
Students who are enrolled in Career Start must also take two classes at LPHS each semester. For more information, students should meet with their high school counselor and search the PPCC High School Programs website at www.ppcc.edu/high-school-programs and the LPHS website by going to the counseling tab, then Career Start/Concurrent Enrollment.
The Cosmetology program is a one or two-year program in hair styling offered through the International Salon and Spa Academy (ISSA) in Colorado Springs. Classes follow a typical five-
day week schedule. In addition to ISSA classes, Cosmetology students must attend two classes at LPHS.
- Auto Collision
- Automotive Service Technology
- Criminal Justice
- Culinary Arts
- Diesel Power Technology
- Early Childhood Education
- Fire Science Technology
- Health Career Exploration
- Health Science Technology
- Interior Design
- Multimedia Graphic Design
- Radio and Television
- International Beauty School