Commercial and residential construction is booming in the Pikes Peak Region. The road block: a dire shortage of trained tradesman and craftsmen. PPCC's response: Launching a Building and Construction Technology degree program in August 2017 to develop a qualified and certified workforce to feed industry demand.
- Building Codes
- Floor Finishing
Connect with Students
The best way to reach students is to meet them at PPCC, before they graduate.
Host an intern | Speak in a class | Come to Construction Open House, October 27, 2017| Serve on Advisory Board
Internships from the industry are critical to workforce development. Contact the Department Chair Michele Koster at 719-502-3245 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A Career Ladder
PPCC has developed a career ladder for students interested in the construction industry.
Building on the Workforce Development, Commercial and Residential collaboration, established in 2015 by CSHBA and AGC, PPCC has developed a career ladder for students interested in the construction industry. All classes are based on the HBI curriculum, the nationally recognized standard in construction education, providing seamless transition from high school to PPCC.
300 students are currently enrolled in Careers in Construction high school programs.
100 students are estimated for PPCC Construction program, fall 2017.
A full schedule of evening and daytime classes will answer the needs of students working full time while also serving traditional students.
Building and Construction Technology Degree program launches
Completion of Certificates: Building and Construction Fundamentals or Building and Construction Advanced Applications
Completion of Degree: Building and Construction Technology Program Specs
- Average class sizes of 15 students
- Regional-level accreditation
- Flexible scheduling options that allows students to fit classes into their schedule and work around home or job commitments
- More than $100,000 available in scholarships for El Paso County residents