Architecture Program Mission, Vision and Values

Architecture Program Vision

The JCCC architecture department offers a complete one year of study that will prepare you for a smooth transition to the School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas, or another school of architecture program. Architects are master builders who possess a wide array of skills and diverse educational backgrounds in many disciplines. JCCC's Architecture Program's vision is based on three guiding principals. Critical Thinking is a combination of skills developed in many disciplines including the arts and sciences. Creative Process is recognizing that design is a cyclical analysis of interaction, creativity and responses. Constructive Learning is a hands-on approach to design and representation. It is a holistic approach to apply the right tool to the right task including freehand sketching, digital applications and thinking abilities.

Architecture Program Mission

The JCCC Architecture Program offers a complete one year of study that will prepare students for a smooth transition to the School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas, or other school of architecture program. Our transfer curriculum provides students with solid skills and comprehensive courses in design, theory, graphic communication and architectural history. The curriculum allows students to confidently enter the next level of post secondary education.

Architecture Program Values

JCCC's architecture courses have been developed in cooperation with both the University of Kansas and Kansas State University schools of architecture. This mission is a holistic approach to architecture based on our vision of critical thinking, creative process and constructive learning integrating techniques including freehand sketching, technical drawing, digital applications and three-dimensional model exploration. Taking advantage of this curriculum of study allows you to:

  • Learn by working one-on-one with architects
  • Experience instruction in small classroom settings
  • Earn transfer credits with architecture specific courses
  • Select from five possible degree tracks
  • Receive an excellent foundation in general course work
  • Save money on your educational costs