Services for students are available at PCC’s Fremont, PCC Southwest, Durango, and Pueblo campuses; contact each campus directly. To find out if the services listed in this section exist at all campuses, contact the Go!Zone (Enrollment Services Office).
The PCC Bookstore serves PCC students, faculty, staff and the community. We sell all required textbooks and supplies, as well as general, office and school supplies, calculators, greeting cards, computers, clothing and gift items. The bookstore conducts a used book buy-back at least once during each semester. In order to serve our students, we offer both new and used textbook rentals as well as new and used textbooks for purchase. The Pueblo campus has a physical store open year-round. Students from the Fremont and Southwest campuses are invited to purchase from our website with direct shipping to their homes. Students from all campuses can purchase all Textbooks, supplies and PCC imprinted items online.
There are two (2) campus dining options. Rosario’s at Pueblo Joe’s is located in the lower level of the Student Center. Rosario’s offers a daily lunch special, deli sandwiches, heat and eat meals, and grab and go snacks and beverages. Rosario’s is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with the meal of the day served from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Einstein Bros. Bagels located in the Student Center with an exterior entrance off Harrison Street. Einstein Bros. is open Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and offers a variety of freshly made bagels, pastries, sandwiches, salads, coffee, and beverages.
Catering options for campus events is also available. For more information please contact the PEAK office at 719.549.3066 or 719.549.3074.
Career and Transfer Services
Career and transfer services are offered to students and alumni through the Career and Transfer Center located in the Go!Zone, in the Student Center. Services include:
- Career exploration and planning
- Job posting and industry job fairs
- Employer networking and information sessions
- Resume and cover letter seminars
- Interview skills workshops
- Full-service career management system
- Four-year college and university information and visitations
Call 719.549.3036 for information.
Children First: Child Care Referral Service
If you need child care, Children First can provide free customized referrals to students, faculty and staff for licensed child care providers or programs that will meet your unique needs. Stop by our office located at St. Mary Corwin, 1000 Minnequa Ave., MC-330, call 1.877.338.2273 or check https://www.childrenfirstco.org or online. We can also help find trainings for parents or child care providers.
Children First also assists Early Childhood (EC) professionals by providing opportunities for continuous program enhancement through the support of the new Colorado Shines Quality Rating and Improvement System, and by scheduling trainings for EC professionals to meet licensing requirements and Professional Development Information System (PDIS) requirements to further their personal professional development.
Children First maintains a list of community resources in southeastern Colorado. Stop by our office to find out more. In addition to our Pueblo campus office, we have a satellite office at the PCC Fremont Campus. For more information, call 719.549.3411 in Pueblo or 719.296.6118 in Cañon City.
Customer Solutions Center/Downtown Studio
The Customer Solutions Center is a phone-based help center where prospective and current students can get answers regarding enrollment and services such as financial aid. The CSC can be reached by calling 719.549.3200. We are located in the Downtown Studio on the corner of City Center Dr. and Santa Fe Avenue in Pueblo. Staff members provide one-on-one enrollment services to assist veterans, displaced and low-wage earners with the transition to college life.
Disability Resources (AB 120)
If you have a documented disability (including temporary disabilities such as a broken arm), you may qualify for accommodations. These accommodations include, but are not limited to, allowance to record lectures, alternative text formats, and sign language interpreting services. These services are available to qualifying students at all campuses.
The Disability Resource Center also offers courses in assistive technology. The CIS 1004 is a small, self-paced course that teach you how to use assistive technology such as voice recognition programs, screen readers and other adaptive devices. You can also access to the assistive technology classroom during open lab hours. (Note: Lab hours may vary from semester-to-semester.)
Enrollment Events & Campus Tours
Prospective students and family tours. During your visit, you will learn about PCC’s academic programs, enrollment process, and student life. After the presentation you will receive a guided tour of the campus from of of PCC’s Student Ambassadors. To schedule tours please visit or https://pueblocc.edu/tours or call 719.549.3093. On the Fremont Campus, tours can be arranged by calling 719.296.6105.
PCC has partnered with the Pueblo Community Health Center to provide Healthcare services on site for students, staff, family members, and community members. Services include, but are not limited to; sick/acute healthcare, physical/well exams, immunizations, minor injury treatment, health education, contraceptive counseling, medication management, referrals to specialists, tobacco cessation, and behavioral health referrals for: individual therapy, crisis services, coping skills, treatment for anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
The PCC Health Clinic does bill health insurances and also accepts Medicaid, Medicare, CICP and most private insurances. If you do not have health insurance coverage, please call 719.549.3315 for information on how to apply for PCHC’s sliding fee assistance and/or Medicaid benefits. Visit the PCC Health Clinic webpage for more information on services and support resources. Please call 719.549.3315 to schedule appointment.
Learning Center (042)
The Pueblo, Fremont, Southwest campus each have a Learning Center and each center offers various services. You may inquire about these services on your campus.
Computerized learning assistance is available at all campuses. PrepSTEP is an interactive computerized tutorial and testing program that offers support for a wide variety of subjects. PrepSTEP also offers career-seeking services, including interest inventories, career information, resume writing and interview skills. This program is Internet based and available any time. For more information, contact the Learning Center on your campus.
The Learning Center provides the following services:
Student Computer Access
We have laptop computers that students may use to do required academic work. Our state-of-the-art computers have many software programs used in academic classrooms, as well as Internet service you may use to conduct academic research. Use of laptops requires a photo ID and laptops must remain in the Learning Center. We also have computer stations available for students to access the internet, MyCourses, etc. for quick print options.
Tutorial Services offers free tutoring assistance to all students enrolled at PCC. Each campus offers different options. Students should contact their campus to inquire about what tutoring is offered for various courses.
At the Pueblo campus, there is a drop-in tutoring option known as Pro Tutoring – Writing Pro, Math Pro, Science Pro and IT/Computer Pro. Pro Tutoring services are available Monday through Friday during the Learning Center’s normal operating hours. Pro Tutoring schedules are posted on the college website under Tutoring. Hard copy schedules are available in the Learning Center.
Tutoring for other courses may be requested by submitting a tutor request form in the Learning Center.
Limited online tutoring through NetTutor is also available through the MyCourses. NetTutor is free to all PCC students at all campuses.
PCC’s Pueblo and Fremont campuses have academic libraries providing a wide variety of materials and services to students, faculty, staff and community members. The library collections include both print and eBooks, as well as robust databases selected to meet the academic needs across all disciplines and degree paths at PCC.
Currently enrolled students and PCC staff members automatically have a library account and their PCC ID card is used as a library card. Patrons checking out materials agree to the PCC Library Borrower’s Agreement, which can be found on the PCC Library webpage. The Pueblo Community College Library provides the following:
- Online Resources: Over fifty online resources are available to PCC students, faculty and staff, including academic databases, eBooks, streaming media, resource guides, and citation tools. Access to online resources is permitted with the use of a college-assigned S number.
- Research Assistance: Librarians are available for help developing research strategies and identifying resources for class assignments or personal interests. Individual and group orientations are available to students and instructors. Appointments with a reference librarian can be scheduled via the “Book a Librarian” option on the PCC Library webpage or through Navigate Appointments on the student portal. Walk-in and telephone requests are also accepted.
- Course Reserves: All PCC campuses and sites maintain a Course Reserves collection that is for use by students at their respective location. These collections include some course text books, supplemental print materials, and other academic aids.
- Interlibrary Loan: The PCC Library is a Prospector member and is on the statewide courier system, allowing patrons to borrow books, articles, and other materials from other Colorado libraries. Requests can be made via the Interlibrary Loan form on the PCC Library webpage, or by calling 719-549-3305.
- Public Library Satellite: The PCC Library is a satellite branch of the Pueblo City County Library District (PCCLD) and as such can be used as a drop off and holds pickup location by staff, students, and community members. Students and staff at all PCC campuses and sites can obtain a PCCLD library card via the PCC Library webpage, or by calling 719.549.3305.
Marketing and Communications Office
PCC’s Marketing and Communications Office is responsible for media relations, advertising, marketing, public relations, college branding and special events. The department is responsible for PCC’s website, myPCC portal, and social media. To keep PCC students and the college informed, Marketing and Communications publishes timely news via email, social media, PCC’s website, campus monitors and displays, and FYI News, a quick-read flyer that is posted in the restrooms.
Office of Recruitment
The Office of Recruitment conducts an array of activities to create community awareness of PCC programs and the college in general. These activities include conducting campus tours and visiting schools and organizations to deliver presentations. Recruitment also assists prospective students through the enrollment process. Student Ambassadors serve a key role in assisting with these efforts. If you are interested in scheduling a campus tour for yourself or a group, or would like to meet with staff to assist you through the enrollment process, please stop by the New Student Studio, located in the Student Center, Room 251, or call 719.549.3116. To schedule tours please visit or https://pueblocc.edu/tours or call 719.549.3093. On the Fremont Campus, tours can be arranged by calling 719.296.6105. or schedule a tour. On the Fremont Campus, tours can be arranged by calling 719.296.6105.
OPTICA First Year Experience
The OPTICA First Year Coordinators are located in the Go!Zone in the Student Center on the Pueblo campus. The goal of OPTICA is to provide services to first year students to assist with the onboarding process that will ensure a smooth transition into college:
New Student Orientation: New Student Orientation is now completely online. Incoming students will learn about academic programs, support services, campus resources, and student life to successfully transition into the first year of college.
Technology Training: First Year Coordinators meet with new students after they are enrolled for their first term. The goal of this service is to provide students with information on the various PCC technology and accounts that will be used throughout college such as the myPCC Portal, Navigate, MyCourses, student email, and more.
Emotional Intelligence Coaching: First Year Coordinators are certified emotional intelligence coaches. New students can meet with First Year Coordinators to learn more about how their emotional intelligence skills relate to college. This service is helpful to guide students on how to make healthy decisions, problem solve, and cope with stress to maintain their academic and career goals.
Financial Literacy & Career Development: First Year Coordinators provide services to students to increase knowledge of financial literacy that will help reduce and/or eliminate the amount of loan debt that students graduate with. Coordinators also provide career development activities to help students identify pathways to desired careers.
PCC Student Handbook and Code of Student Behavioral Expectations and Responsibilities
The PCC Student Handbook serves as a guide for student-related topics that includes students’ rights, responsibilities, and resources. Pueblo Community College is dedicated to working with its students to attain their academic goals in a safe and supportive college environment. The Pueblo Community College Student Handbook is an official PCC publication. All students are expected to know their rights and responsibilities and to work in collaboration for a positive learning environment. PCC encourages you to get involved on campus and contribute your talents, and to help ensure a diverse and dynamic environment. You, our PCC students, are important to us, and your faculty and staff are here to help ensure your success. Use your resources. Ask questions. Get involved. You will succeed!
Public Safety/PCC Police Department
Reporting a Crime
In the event of any crime, fire or emergency on campus or its surrounding area(s), students and employees should immediately notify the law enforcement entity for the respective location, as follows:
Pueblo Campus – PCC Police Department, Student Center, Room 152 at 719.549.3355, 911 or using one of eight Blue Emergency Phones located throughout the Pueblo campus.
City of Pueblo – Pueblo Police Department, 200 S. Main St, Pueblo, CO 81003, at 719.553.2538
Pueblo County – Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, 909 Court St., Pueblo, CO 81003, at 719.583.6250
Fremont Campus – PCC Police Department (Room FC115), at 719.296.6130 or 911
City of Cañon City – Cañon City Police Department, 161 Justice Center Road, Cañon City, CO 81212, at 719.276.5600
Fremont County - Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, 100 Justice Center Road, Cañon City, CO 81212, at 719.276.5555
PCC Southwest Site/City of Bayfield – Bayfield Marshal’s Office, 1199 Bayfield Pkwy, Bayfield, CO 81122, at 970.884.9636
PCC Southwest Site/City of Durango – Durango Police Department, 990 E. Second Ave., Durango, CO 81301, at 970.385.2900 or 911
PCC Southwest Campus/City of Cortez – Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, 730 E Driscoll St., Cortez, CO 81321, at 970.565.8452 or 911
Reporting a Crime to a Campus Security Authority (CSA)
Although Pueblo Community College encourages all criminal incidents be reported to law enforcement a student may report a crime to a Campus Security Authority; however, students may also report a crime to a Campus Security Authority (CSA) who is responsible for forwarding non-identifying information to the PCC Police Department for inclusion in the Annual Security Report, regardless of whether the victim chooses to file a report with law enforcement. CSAs are defined by Clery “as someone who has significant responsibility for students and campus activities.” As outlined in the PCC Student Handbook, the College encourages and expects students, faculty, and staff to engage as active bystanders and report to College officials’ incidents that involve infractions and/or concerning behavior outlined in the PCC Student Handbook. The following are a few examples of CSAs:
Vice President of Student Success
PCC Police Department
Disability Resources and Services Staff
Student Life Staff
Title IX Coordinators
Exemption from Reporting
Licensed professional mental health counselors and pastoral counselors (employed by religious organizations to provide confidential counseling) who are working within the scope of their license or religious assignment at the time they receive the crime report are exempt from reporting under the Clery Act. Individuals seeking confidential discussions of concerns may explore and utilize local professionals referenced above who are working within the scope of their license or religious assignment. Please refer to the Student Resource Guide Related to Sexual Misconduct, policies, procedures, and victim services located on the PCC Title IX & Sexual Misconduct webpage.
Anonymous & Confidential Crime Reporting
Victims and witnesses of a crime who wish to remain anonymous may call the following to report a crime anonymously. Please remember these are voice message systems only and immediate action will not be taken.
- Pueblo Campus - Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719.549.7867
- Fremont Campus - Fremont County Crime Stoppers at 719.275.7867
- PCC Southwest Sites and PCC Southwest Campus - Durango-La Plata Crime Stoppers at 970.247.1112
- Safe2Tell: 1.877.542.SAFE (7233)
- PCC website to report a concern or incident at this link and choose to exclude their contact information from the report.
Referral Services and Student Support Resources
At PCC, we encourage you to utilize all of the support resources to help ensure your success. Whether you need to explore mental health and wellness support resources, navigating a crisis, meet with an academic advisor, learn more about student life on your campus, connect with a tutor, etc. You can explore a variety of referral services and student support resources at these PCC webpages Student Support Services, Referral Services, Victim Assistance and Drug/Alcohol Referral Programs and Resources, PCC Health Clinic webpage, and PCC Campus Police. You’ve got this – and we’ve got your back because we are Panthers caring for Panthers!
Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
Pueblo Community College is committed to the health and well-being of its students and employees. As part of this commitment, PCC complies with and upholds all federal, state, and local laws that regulate or prohibit the possession, use or distribution of alcohol or illegal drugs. Violations of such laws that come to the attention of College officials will be addressed within the College or through prosecution in the courts, or both. Students violating this policy are subject to disciplinary suspension and/or expulsion from the College.
As a recipient of federal grants and contracts, PCC adheres to the provisions of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989. Also, as a member of the Community Colleges of Colorado, PCC adheres to the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education BP 3-24, Drug-Free Workplace Policy.
Accordingly, all PCC full-time and part-time students and employees are hereby notified of the standards of conduct that PCC will apply to all activities conducted on College-owned or College-controlled property and to all other College-sponsored activities.
Information on PCC’s Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program can be found at https://pueblocc.edu/Drug-Alcohol-Policies; PCC policies and expectations for student behavior can be found in the PCC Student Handbook. Additionally, you can explore a variety of referral services and student support resources at these PCC webpages Student Support Services, Referral Services, Victim Assistance and Drug/Alcohol Referral Programs and Resources, PCC Health Clinic webpage, and PCC Campus Police
STEM Center/STEM EDGE Services
The STEM Center is located in the Academic Davis Building, Room 150 and provides students with state-of-the-art equipment to supplement their classroom experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Equipment includes:
Computers and Laptops: Laptops can be checked out and retained in the STEM Center for your use with a student ID. Students can access the Internet, print assignments and access software programs that include CAD, SketchUp and Adobe. This software can be used to design 3D projects for our many 3D printers.
Nine 3D printers: The 3D printers in the STEM Center serve all of your design needs and include six Makerbots, two Afinias and one Mojo. These printers can be utilized by students to complete class projects as well as personal projects for a small fee.
Raspberry Pi Lab: Within the STEM Center is a Raspberry Pi Lab that is used in conjunction with the Engineering Methodologies class but can be utilized by students and faculty. It contains six stations with monitors, keyboard and mouse for Raspberry Pi hookup.
Three zSpace Computers: zSpace technology combines elements of virtual reality and augmented reality to create lifelike learning experiences on the computer. Applications include Cyber Science, which includes astronomy, botany, chemistry, Earth science, human anatomy, microbiology, mechanical, paleontology and zoology; Cyber Anatomy, which includes information on human anatomy; Curie’s Elements (chemistry); GeoGebra (algebra); Leopoly (sculpting); Newton’s Park (physics); and Franklin’s Lab (circuitry).
Other Equipment: The STEM Center also houses two classrooms for science and math classes and contains other equipment such as Lego robotics, instant challenge supplies and meccanoid robotics.
Events: The STEM Center hosts many STEM events, including Technology Tuesdays, Science Thursdays and the Stars of STEM speaking series. Technology Tuesday provides hands-on opportunities to expose students, faculty and community members to new or existing technologies. Science Thursdays offers students, faculty and community members hands-on science inquiry. The Stars of STEM speaking series offers students, faculty and community members an inside look at what STEM professionals do in their careers and offers insight on the education required to obtain a position in that particular STEM field.
STEM EDGE, located in the STEM Center provides STEM program advising for Engineering, Math, Computer Information Systems, Geology, Biology, Chemistry, CIS Network Security, IT Systems Administration, Secure Software Development, and Software Development Security.
The Testing Center offers a distraction free environment for academic, placement, typing, high stakes, and professional exams. Our services include professional exams through PearsonVUE, Kryterion, Castle, IQT, ISO, MSSC, Prometric, Comira, Prior Learning Assessments and Credit by exam such as CLEP and DSST. The Testing Center at PCC is here to serve our students as well as the larger Southern Colorado Community. All services provided in the Testing Center require a valid state issued photo ID.
The Student Center and Auxiliary Services
The PCC Student Center is a multiuse facility that provides one-stop shopping for many student services. The Student Services Division is located on the upper level. The lower level of the Student Center houses recreational and service facilities; these include the Bookstore, Recreation Center, televisions, Pueblo Joe’s Café, and student lounge areas. Wi-Fi access throughout the building has been implemented. A ballroom is located on the upper level; and is designed to accommodate Pueblo Community College events and community events such as conferences and symposiums, professional development and continuing education, testing services, training certifications and meetings. For more information, call 719.549.3066 or visit the Student Center, Room 234.
TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS)
TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of the program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. Services include instruction in basic study skills; tutorial services; academic, financial, and personal counseling; assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in four-year institutions; and guidance on career options.
TRIO Upward Bound
The vision of the Upward Bound Program at PCC is to provide eligible students the opportunity to increase the academic performance and graduate from high school, go to college and to motivate the students to be the first generation to graduate from college with a four-year degree. The Upward Bound grant is funded through a TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
TRIO Veterans Upward Bound
Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide free college preparatory courses to qualified veterans beginning or returning to college. Day and evening classes are offered year-round at Pueblo Community College, Pikes Peak Community College and CSU-Pueblo. Assistance is offered to veterans who do not have high school diplomas prepare for the GED test. Application assistance, career and academic advising, transcript requests, financial aid assistance, basic skills testing and individual tutoring are offered to VUB veterans. For more information, please contact the Veterans Upward Bound Office at 719.549.3077 or Room 154 in the Davis Academic Building.
Class will be delivered in a classroom at a campus, site, or high school. The class will be taught from a different location, and the faculty will appear locally by use of technology (WebEx, Zoom, Hologram, etc.)
Wellness and Recreation Center
The Pueblo campus Wellness and Recreation Center is located in the Student Center, Room 159. The Wellness and Recreation Center provides a facility to pursue your personal wellness goals. We strive to enhance healthy lifestyles and well-being on the PCC campus in a safe and welcoming environment. There are more than 60 pieces of cardiovascular and weight training equipment to start or continue your wellness goals.
All PCC students enrolled in on-campus (Pueblo) classes pay a Wellness and Recreation fee with their tuition and have access to the Wellness and Recreation Center at no additional cost. Students enrolled in online classes only, or in classes at other PCC campuses (Fremont, Mancos, Durango) may purchase a $20 monthly membership. All incoming new students, registered in on-campus classes, will have Wellness and Recreation Center access at the start of the semester, when classes begin. Wellness and Recreation Center access is granted only for the semester in which the student is enrolled in classes and has paid the recreation center fees. Students enrolled in fall and are registered for spring classes, will have access to the Recreation Center during the winter break. Students not enrolled in summer classes, but enrolled in fall and/or spring classes, will have to pay the $20 monthly membership fee for the summer months.
Visit the PCC Wellness and Recreation Center webpage for more information on hours of operations, wellness resources, work-study opportunities, etc. Also feel free to call the Wellness and Recreation Center at 719.549.3363 for more information.