Architecture is an art, and the science of designing and building structures has far-reaching effects; architecture actually determines the way we experience and move through life. The 21st Century, especially, moves with technological advancements and provides a constant need for new and remodeled residential and commercial building and attractions. Architecture students looking for a program that fosters their passion for creating can find it at NCC, where the coursework combines a mixture of academic, design and advanced computer technology.
The course curriculum readies students for transfer to professional architecture schools and provides each student with strong design skills and technical experiences. The design studio sequence is the focus at NCC, as this is where the design fundamentals are acquired and where theoretical concepts are applied.
The Interior Design curriculum includes a broad range of courses that will provide students with communication skills as well as architectural history background, graphics presentation, lighting design, and professional practices.
Each of the four semesters of the program focuses on a specific set of skills that students will take with them to a four-year institution or into the workforce. Presentation and structure are covered in the middle of the program, with design studio experience rounding out the final semester.