Program & Course Information
Architects design buildings and other structures. These buildings must be attractive as well as functional, safe and economical, and must suit the needs of the people who use them. Architects take all these things into consideration when they design buildings and other structures.
Architects provide a wide variety of professional services to individuals and organizations planning a construction project. They may be involved in all phases of development, from the initial discussion of general ideas with the client through the entire life of the facility. Their duties require a number of skills – design, engineering, managerial, communication and supervisory.
Engineers apply science, mathematics, and professional judgment to solve technical problems in industry and society. Today engineers are expected to contribute more than their technical competence. They are concerned with the impact of their work on society
Apprenticeship programs are available in many trades in cooperation with an employer or a joint apprenticeship committee representing labor and management. The U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training registers and monitors the programs to ensure quality in apprenticeship programs nationwide.
Apprenticeship training involves classroom and on-the-job training over a span of usually four years. The process of applying knowledge on the job provides the apprentice with the opportunity to develop the necessary skills for a particular trade.
Upon completion of all employer–specified coursework and the required hours of on-the-job instruction, the employer may recommend that the apprentice receive a completion certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
* You may meet this prerequisite based on your course placement, ACT score or successful college coursework. Visit our web site for current assessment options and requirements.