SHU, Pikes Peak CC Agree to Partnership

Pikes Peak Sign Language Interpreter Preparation Graduates Can Complete BAS Degree

Siena Heights University and Pikes Peak Community College of Colorado Springs, Colo., have recently partnered to offer a unique totally online bachelor degree opportunity for Sign Language Interpreter Preparation graduates.


The articulation agreement between the two institutions allows PPCC Sign Language Interpreter Preparation graduates the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science degree with SHU. pikes peak logo.gif


“The Bachelor of Applied Science degree is a career-oriented degree designed for professionals with allied health, public safety, technical, or vocational training and experience, and graduates of two-year occupational programs,” said Deborah Carter, SHU’s dean for the College for Professional Studies. “The BAS is structured on the ‘inverted major’ concept which builds an individually designed academic degree program around the allied health, public safety, technical or occupational major the student has already completed.”


The Associate in Applied Science degree in Sign Language Interpreter Preparation from Pikes Peak Community College transfers and qualifies as the BAS major at SHU. No additional coursework toward the major is required. Candidates may transfer up to 90 semester hours of credit from their associate degree program, other college study, college-equivalent military, corporate or professional training and/or CLEP testing. The Siena Heights online program offers completely online courses every 8 weeks geared to working adult professionals.


“The BAS degree builds on the specialized major brought to Siena Heights University and broadens the student’s intellectual horizons,” Carter said. “It is designed to take the candidate’s multi-faceted educational, training and work history fully into account in developing his/her program. We are extremely excited about what this partnership with Pikes Peak Community College promises.”


For more information about the partnership or about any other online programs at Siena Heights University, please call 1-866-937-2748 or email us at

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