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Why choose Architecture at PPCC?

PPCC's Architecture Program can provide you with the technical training and preparation to participate as a valuable contributor in architectural, engineering, and construction firms. If the technical training is complemented with marketing skills, you could engage in the world of construction product sales. In order to prepare you for wide-ranging career options, the program has a three-part emphasis: architectural engineer, construction management, and product representative.

What do PPCC Architecture students study?

This program prepares students to be technical assistants in architectural and engineering firms or careers assisting contractors, manufacturers, and other professionals connected with the building industry.

All students should schedule appointments with Architecture program advisors before enrolling in class.

Classes you might take

Covers an investigation of light frame construction techniques and the production of residential construction drawings. The course covers residential construction materials, components and systems related to wood frame structures. Students produce a professional set of construction drawings of a residential structure.
Print reading, construction assemblies, terminology, isometric drawings, orthographic projections, and oblique sketching.
Interpret construction prints and the related documents produced by the residential or commercial architect and used in the construction industry.

Career Options

AAS degree graduates in Architecture may find rewarding careers with companies and organizations providing architectural engineering services. Some job opportunities may include:

  • Architectural Technician
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Urban or City Planner
  • Cost or Construction Job Estimator
  • Construction Project Manager

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.

Program Learning Outcomes