Why choose Building and Construction at PPCC?
Our Building and Construction degrees and certificates and accompanying internship and mentorship programs position students for immediate entry to some of the most in-demand jobs working commercial or residential construction. They also can lead to even higher-paying specialty areas, such as roofing, plumbing and electrical work.
Our program is National Center for Construction Education & Research, (NCCER), accredited.
NCCER maintains a portable and widely recognized credentialing and certification system through its Registry. This Registry assures portability of skills by providing transcripts, certificates and wallet cards to students who successfully complete the NCCER Curriculum through an accredited sponsor. These valuable industry credentials benefit students as they seek employment and build their careers. To be entered in the NCCER Automated National Registry, you must complete and sign the a Registration and Release form. This form will be completed at the first class. The form requires your Social Security number and your signature. NCCER has developed a consistent program of accreditation, instructor certification, standardized curriculum, registry, assessment of certification, which is a key element in developing a skilled workforce of craft professionals. NCCER is the accrediting body for the industry and establishes the benchmark for quality training and assessments. By collaborating with the industry and academia, NCCER has developed a system for program accreditation that is similar to those found in institutions of higher learning. This process ensures that students receive quality training based on uniform standards and criteria. The NCCER Curriculum In cooperation with publishing partner Pearson has developed and publishes an excellent curriculum created by “Subject Matter Experts” representing contractors and schools from around the country. “Subject Matter Experts” ensure exceptional training programs that meet or exceed national industry standards. In addition, multiple state Departments of Education recognize the curriculum along with the U. S. Dept. of Labor - Office of Apprenticeship.
PPCC is a member of the International Code Council.
The International Code Council’s College Technical Training Program (CTTP) is one part of ICC’s Safety 2.0 initiative to welcome the next generation of leaders to the building safety profession. This program works in tandem with existing construction trades, construction technology and engineering programs to encourage colleges and trade schools to teach students about codes and standards.
These educational programs integrate courses on one or more of the International Codes into schools’ current construction trade curricula. Students receive a nationally recognized Certificate of Completion (COC) from the Code Council upon completion of any of six disciplines – building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, masonry and energy – and passing a final exam.
What do PPCC Construction Technology students study?
Students will learn a variety of skills necessary for residential and commercial work sites, including:
- Blueprint Reading
- Building Codes
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How will I learn?
Many of the courses offered in the Building and Construction Technology Program are self-paced. Self-paced courses are designed to allow the student more flexibility to complete Pikes Peak Community College credits while working. These courses enable the student to earn credits towards an Associate of Applied Science, (A.A.S), degree or certificate.
How Self-Paced Courses Work?
Self–Paced courses are conducted online in D2L. Students log into D2L to view their study material, containing a syllabus, list of required texts and instructions on how to complete lessons. An instructor evaluates assignments and exams. Communication is via D2L. You can register any time and have up to 6 months to complete the course. Our hands on labs are open Monday through Saturday with Instructors, Lab Coordinators and Lab Technicians.
The Benefits of Self-Paced Courses
Self–Paced courses encompass a wide variety of requirements ranging from A.A.S. degrees to certificate programs.
Students have up to 6 months to complete their course work.
These courses make it easier to earn a degree by offering options in both required courses and electives that are available at any time during the semester.
Courses can fit into busy schedules, family responsibilities or work obligations.
A wide variety of job opportunities await PPCC graduates including:
- Construction worker/foreman
The Construction Classroom (Springs Fab) is located at:
855 Aeroplaza Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80916