Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) Associates' Degrees through the P-TECH Program

The building construction industry is very broad and encompassing, offering many diverse and satisfying career options where students can explore and discover their fitting involvement.  The program provides the technical training and preparation for students to participate as a valuable contributor in architectural, engineering, and construction firms. 

Career opportunities include architectural and engineering technician, draftsperson, certified document technician, construction project engineer, quantity surveying and sales.  With additional equipping and/or education, additional career options include licensed professional architect, engineer, landscape designer, urban planner, general contractor, construction estimator, project manager, and building inspector.

 

A.         AAS Building and Construction Technology (Emphasis on Carpentry, Electrical, Masonry, or Plumbing)

The Building and Construction Technology program is a program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to residential and commercial building construction and remodeling. Including instruction in construction equipment and safety; site preparation and layout; construction estimating; blueprint reading; building codes; framing; masonry; heating, ventilation, and AC; electrical and mechanical systems; interior and exterior finishing; and plumbing.

 

B.          AAS Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

This program prepares students to enter the heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration field.  This field of work involves different trade disciplines.  The two-year program of core courses trains students in residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration.  The emphasis will be on the servicing and maintenance of equipment found in residences, commercial buildings, and large facilities.

 

C.          AAS Computer Aided Drafting (Robotics and Automation Emphasis)

The Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) program prepares students to enter the workforce as a skilled CAD technician for who are equipped with a solid foundation for drafting positions in manufacturing, engineering, and other areas requiring production ready drawings and 3-dimensional or 3D models for fabrication using the latest releases of multiple CAD software. In addition, students will acquire skills in subject matter of design principles, industry standards, fabrication materials, manufacturing applications, tolerance methods and analysis, problem-solving techniques and general organizational skills.

 

D.         AAS Computer Aided Drafting (HVAC Emphasis)

The Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) program prepares students to enter the workforce as a skilled CAD technician for who are equipped with a solid foundation for drafting positions in manufacturing, engineering, and other areas requiring production ready drawings and 3-dimensional or 3D models for fabrication using the latest releases of multiple CAD software. In addition, students will acquire skills in subject matter of design principles, industry standards, fabrication materials, manufacturing applications, tolerance methods and analysis, problem-solving techniques and general organizational skills.

In the HVAC emphasis, students are prepared for entry level careers as a CAD technician in the heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration field.  This field of work involves different trade disciplines in residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration.   This includes drafting technician positions in mechanical, electrical, and heating systems while learning basic refrigeration, fundamentals of gas heating, and electricity for HVAC systems for both residences and large facilities.

 

E.          AAS Computer Aided Drafting (Mechanical Emphasis)

The Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) program prepares students to enter the workforce as a skilled CAD technician for who are equipped with a solid foundation for drafting positions in manufacturing, engineering, and other areas requiring production ready drawings and 3-dimensional or 3D models for fabrication using the latest releases of multiple CAD software. In addition, students will acquire skills in subject matter of design principles, industry standards, fabrication materials, manufacturing applications, tolerance methods and analysis, problem-solving techniques and general organizational skills.

 

F.           AAS Welding

Training in welding is offered to those who wish to learn basic welding skills or to upgrade their knowledge in welding and fabrication.  All welding courses are offered on a self-paced basis.  Classes use course outlines, books, videos, and instructor assisted instruction with practical hands-on training.  Various types and thicknesses of material are welded in all positions with different welding processes.  Courses in ornamental ironwork are also available. The degree program provides students with additional competencies in welding which will enhance their upward mobility.

 

AAS degrees are tuition-free for PTEC students that qualify.  Families are responsible for general fees, course fees, miscellaneous fees, and books.