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Pueblo Community College (PCC) is a public community college in Pueblo, Colorado.

Pueblo Community College
Former names
Southern Colorado Junior College, Pueblo Junior College, Southern Colorado State College, Pueblo Vocational Community College
TypeCommunity college
PresidentPatty Erjavec
Location, ,
United States

38°15′45″N 104°38′16″W / 38.26248°N 104.63765°W / 38.26248; -104.63765Coordinates: 38°15′45″N 104°38′16″W / 38.26248°N 104.63765°W / 38.26248; -104.63765
ColorsMaroon and Black
AffiliationsColorado Community College System


Pueblo Community College (PCC) traces its history to the founding of Southern Colorado Junior College (SCJC) in 1933. In 1937 SCJC became part of the Pueblo County Junior College District, and was renamed Pueblo Junior College. In 1961 the college district was dissolved by the General Assembly and the Junior College became the four-year Southern Colorado State College (SCSC). In the 1970s, SCSC opened a branch institution, the College for Community Services and Career Education, that in 1978 was re-organized by the General Assembly into a separate entity and renamed in 1979 to Pueblo Vocational Community College under the Colorado Community College System. In 1982 it was renamed to Pueblo Community College.[1][2]

In 2006, college president Mike Davis was confirmed to have died in a plane crash while traveling to Pueblo's branch campus in Durango, Colorado. He had been a college president for five years and previously had served as an administrator at Vincennes University.[3]


The Student Center

As of 2010 the college has an enrollment of 6,592 students spread over four campuses in the Pueblo region. The college was accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1979.[4]

In 2006, Pueblo Community College opened to high school students from Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School and other local Pueblo area high schools. The Early College Program (ECP) allows high school students to enroll in collegiate level coursework at nearly no cost to the student. PCC confers degrees awarded to high school students every year. In 2013, PCC awarded degrees to over 30 high school students.

Pueblo Community College Health ClinicEdit

In 2008, PCC opened a new health clinic for its students to provide low-cost basic health services to its students.[5] PCC also opened a new student cafeteria named Pueblo Joe's as part of President Garvin's "vision of a college that's more comfortable for students and a resource for the entire community.". [6]


  1. ^ "Our history". Retrieved 2008-12-11.
  2. ^ "General information". Archived from the original on 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2008-12-11.
  3. ^ "Pueblo Community College president dies in a plane crash". Archived from the original on 2007-07-29. Retrieved 2008-12-11.
  4. ^ "Higher learning commission". Retrieved 2008-12-11.
  5. ^ "PCC opens new low cost health clinic for students". Retrieved 2008-12-11.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "PCC unveils new student cafeteria". Archived from the original on 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2008-12-11.

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