Construction workers discussing project on the construction site.

Why Choose Construction at PPCC?

Our 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 speciality areas, such as roofing, plumbing and electrical work.

What will I study?

Students will learn a variety of skills necessary for residential and commercial work sites, including:

  • Roofing
  • Electrical
  • Framing
  • Masonry
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Site Prep
  • Building Codes
  • Finishing
  • Carpentry

Example Classes I Might Take

Provides a basic introduction to construction work for all crafts, safety concerns and procedures, and the safety and use of hand and power tools. This course specifically applies to construction work.
the various kinds of roofs and contains instructions for laying out rafters for gable roofs, hip roofs and valley intersections. Coverage includes both stick-built and truss-built roofs.
Explores the expanding array of careers within the construction industry. Students will be exposed to the construction industry through job site tours, hands-on experience, and classroom activities. Math and science application will be established through the academic integration of job site technical skills and classroom theory.

Career Options

A wide variety of job opportunities await PPCC graduates including:

  • Construction worker
  • Construction foreman
  • Carpenter
  • Plumber
  • Electrician

Plenty of Construction scholarships are available. Apply before Aug. 4.

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Construction Classroom

The Construction Classroom (PSP Spire) is located at:

1440 Newport Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80916