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What will I learn in JCCC's Architecture program?

JCCC offers an architecture program to introduce you to this area of study. Our architecture program helps you gain critical architecture skills.

Have you considered architecture? This career requires unique skills. Begin your path to master building at JCCC.

Through hands-on experience, learn about architecture and design. In the program you will study historical and contemporary architecture. Coursework requires you to complete projects that test creativity.

The architecture program starts with history, jargon, and theory. As you progress through the curriculum, you develop skills in modeling, landscaping, and city planning. Build skills including:

  • Sustainable building
  • Architectural history
  • Design
  • Drawing and other modeling techniques
  • Design history and society
  • City planning
  • Landscaping and site planning
  • Applied geometry
  • Architectural design methodologies

Continuing through the architecture coursework, you’ll learn new approaches that will be useful after receiving your architecture degree. With 28 to 31 hours of architecture classes, you can transfer to a four-year university.

Why JCCC for Architecture?

Our architecture program is one of the only opportunities to study architecture at a community college level in Kansas. All architecture courses are transferrable to major universities across the Midwest. At JCCC, you can take general education courses while learning about architecture at a more affordable rate than a major university.

Most community colleges in Kansas offer no architecture classes. JCCC is proud to offer this unique program. Join other like-minded students at JCCC.

Professors in the department use hands-on teaching methods. Projects made during studio time allow you to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom. As you take JCCC architecture courses, you’ll build your own perspective on homes, workplaces, and community facilities.

This program will help you build a small portfolio prior to transferring. Bring your unique designs to your four-year college for a head start.

JCCC's Transfer Program for Architecture

JCCC offers the only transfer program in Kansas that leads directly to the second year of a university architecture program. You can transfer to:

Our architecture alumni have gone on to study at various schools to continue their degree without wasting time or credits.

Architecture alumni have graduated from universities in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and more. Students who complete JCCC's Architecture program have an 85 percent graduation rate from four-year schools.

Our Academic & Advising Counseling team can help you with the transfer process. We can provide transferring assistance and tips to all students. Get the help you deserve with this tough process.

This transfer program is one-of-a-kind. The main benefit is getting a year completed at a lower price. Upon completing this program, enter a four-year college ahead of your peers.

Resources and Tools for JCCC Students

JCCC also offers other resources and tools to help students. Students have access to academic advising and counseling. We also have the Career Development Resources and Academic Resource Center.

At JCCC, our Academic Resource Center aids students in need. The center provides free tutors to any student on campus.

Our clubs and organizations can enrich the student experience. Architecture students can join the Architecture and Design Club. This club helps students get involved with the JCCC community.

Clubs also help students develop skills and meet other students in their program. We offer numerous clubs for student involvement.

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Prepare for a career in urban planning, architecture, and more. In the program, you learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Classes in architecture can lead to many career paths. Crucial design techniques set students up for success.

Consider jobs in landscaping, architecture, city planning, and other fields. Jobs aren't limited to just building design.

With a host of opportunities in the field, architecture is a valuable degree. Taking these courses is a great way to get started on your degree.

Architecture careers often require a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Although we don't offer these degrees, we help get students started. JCCC can set you up for success wherever you go next.

If you are looking to find a job, we can help. JCCC offers career guidance. Direct your questions to our Career Development Center for additional support. The center can also offer resume guidance.


Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC works hard to make tuition affordable. Through financial aid, costs can be dramatically reduced.

Scholarships for architecture students are awarded each spring. The awards range from $100 to $2,000 each. Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, and supplies.

The financial aid team at JCCC can assist students. There are multiple types of aid available

Here’s what else JCCC offers:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.