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Offers a list of all two-year community colleges and technical schools within Colorado, including brief introduction and official website address.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs is the second largest city in the state of Colorado in the United States with 472,688 residents (U.S. Census, 2018). The city is part of a larger metropolitan area with about 739,000 residents.

Colorado Springs is located about 1,800 feet above sea level at the foot of Pikes Peak Mountain east of the Southern Rocky Mountains. The town is on the small Fountain Creek river, 97 miles south of Denver.

The name is from sources along Monument Creek and dates from 1879.

Population

78.8 percent of the population is non-Hispanic white, 16.1 percent are Hispanic white, 6.3 percent are African American, 3.0 percent are Asian, and North American Indigenous people make up 1.0 percent.

Colorado Springs had a strong increase in population between 1880 and 1910, as well as between 1950 and 2000, and it has been steadily rising.

Economics and culture

The main industries are defense institutions, high-tech industry and tourism. There are several large military installations, including air campaign school United States Air Force Academy and the headquarters of NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command). In the surrounding areas are four air force bases. Important players in the development and operation of defense equipment include Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin. Much of the city's economy relies on high-tech equipment manufacturing companies, including Verizon Business, the Storage Networking Industry Association and Microchip Technology. Tourism is the third largest employer. The service sector is currently growing.

The headquarters of the United States Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center as well as several national sports federations are located in Colorado Springs.

There are five universities and several colleges in Colorado Springs. Farther west lies the Nature Park Garden of the Gods. There are several major parks, including Monument Valley Park, Austin Bluffs Park, Palmer Park and Memorial Park. The Urban Trail System is an extensive system of trails in the city for walking, running and cycling.

Annual cultural events include PrideFest in July, Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon in late summer and The Colorado Springs Festival of Lights in December.

There are a number of annual music events and several theaters in Colorado Springs. Of operas include the Opera Theater of the Rockies and Colorado Springs.

Among the many frequently visited museums are the National Museum of World War II Aviation, the Penrose Heritage Museum, the Colorado Springs Museum and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

History

Arapaho -, out - and Cheyenne guys were the first known residents of the area. Early settlers organized Old Colorado City where Fountain Creek and Camp Creek merge during a gold rush in 1859, and the site was the capital of Colorado territory from 1861 to 1862, when Denver took over as its capital. Founded as the resort of Colorado Springs by General William Jackson Palmer in 1871, Fountain Colony got a railroad connection to Denver that year. The site was visited by, English tourists who sought out dry climates, lots of sunshine and mineral springs.

Colorado Springs gained city status in 1886 and grew strongly following gold finds at Cripple Creek outside the city in 1891. In 1892, the Pike National Forest was established near the city. In 1917, Old Colorado City was merged with Colorado Springs.

Military presence marked Colorado Springs during World War II, and its presence expanded in the decades that followed. The NORAD headquarters was established near Colorado Springs in 1958.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs was established in 1965. In 1977, the former Ent Air Force Base on Knob Hill became an Olympic training center. In 1981 and 2008, several areas that increased the city's area were annexed.

Aims Community College
Community college has campuses in Greeley, Loveland and Fort Lupton. Features a "gentle introduction to college," which includes free tutoring.

Aims Community College

http://www.aims.edu/

Arapahoe Community College
Based in Littleton, this community college also has campuses in Parker, Alamo and the Denver Tech Center. Check out its occupational programs.

Arapahoe Community College

http://www.arapahoe.edu/

Colorado Community College Online
Find descriptions of CCC programs and departments and view a RealVideo message from the president. Sign up for classes on the web and offline.
http://ccconline.org/

Colorado Electronic Community College
School offers curriculum through telecommunications technology. Includes a schedule of classes, registration information and an application form.
http://www.cecc.cccoes.edu/main.htm

Colorado Mountain College
Institution with a variety of campuses features a map, a directory, a virtual tour, a search engine, a program list and an admissions page.
http://www.coloradomtn.edu/

Colorado Mountain College - Alumni Page
Two-year college invites grads to browse Venture, the alumni newsletter, in .pdf format. Order a transcript, or browse the directory.
http://www.coloradomtn.edu/alumni/home.html

Colorado Mountain College Libraries
Request materials from any one of the three campus libraries, Steamboat Springs, Leadville, or Spring Valley near Glenwood Springs, and find contact info for each.
http://www.coloradomtn.edu/library/home.html

Colorado Northwestern Community College
Two-year residential community college offers a campus map, an athletics overview, a student-life profile and contact information.
http://www.cncc.cc.co.us/

Community College of Aurora
Register online or by telephone for classes at this college. Check out the telecourses and online courses, read a FAQ, and view a class schedule.
http://www.cca.cccoes.edu/

Community College of Denver
Explore an academic calendar, course descriptions and degree offerings. Urban school features an ethnically diverse student population.
http://ccd.rightchoice.org/

Front Range Community College
School with multiple campuses offers publications like class schedules and a financial aid handbook. Includes an application for admission.
http://frcc.cc.co.us/

Lamar Community College
Describes its athletics and campus, financial aid, student life and student services, and programs of study.
http://www.lcc.cccoes.edu/

Morgan Community College
School offers admission, registration and financial information, an academic calendar and class schedules.
http://www.mcc.cccoes.edu/

Northeastern Junior College
Features admissions, financial aid, department, library, student life, and campus technologies information. Includes an info-request form.
http://nejc.cc.co.us/

Otero Junior College
Provides a map, contact information for campus offices, news and events, a campus life overview, and online-course information.
http://www.ojc.cccoes.edu/

Pikes Peak Community College
College serves students in El Paso, Teller and Elbert counties and the town of Limon. Also offers classes at military bases in the state.
http://www.ppcc.cccoes.edu/

Pueblo Community College
Started in the '30s with a grant from Colorado Fuel and Iron, this college now has three campuses. Examine its mission statement, and read a FAQ.
http://www.pcc.cccoes.edu/

Red Rocks Community College
With three metro-Denver-area campuses, this college features a multi-institutional technology village at what was once Lowry Air Force Base.
http://www.rrcc.cccoes.edu/

Trinidad State Junior College
School with programs in 49 academic or vocational areas presents an admissions application, a transcript-request form and local-area links.
http://www.tsjc.cccoes.edu/


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