Career Start/ International Salon and Spa Academy
Career Start: Pikes Peak Community College
Career Start inspires high school students to start exploring career opportunities, start gaining knowledge and skills toward students’ career goals and 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 can 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/Career Start website at https://www.ppcc.edu/high-school-programs
Career Start Programs
ACT Auto Collision Technology HCE Health Career Exploration
ASE Automotive Service Technology HST Health Science Technology
CON Construction IND Interior Design
CRJ Criminal Justice MGD Multimedia Graphic Design
CUA Culinary Arts RTV Radio & Television
CYB Cybersecurity WEL Welding
DPT Diesel Power Technology ZOO Zookeeping
ECE Early Childhood Education
FST Fire Science Technology
International Salon and Spa Academy - Cosmetology
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. Students that attend ISSA for two years may be qualified to take the state board test to become a licensed hairstylist. In addition to ISSA classes, Cosmetology students must attend two classes at LPHS.