Architecture unites art and science to create structures that are economical, functional and safe. From hospitals, libraries and schools to businesses, hotels and residential homes, architects are responsible for the places in which we live, work, learn, meet, play, shop, govern, eat and worship. Rising populations and increasing emphasis on green buildings and sustainable design ensure that architects and construction professionals are in demand by an industry that is diverse, exciting and fulfilling.
COD's Architecture and Construction Management programs provides students with the artistic, technical, technological and theoretical skills they need to succeed in the field. Depending on your goals and interests, you can choose between a number of degree and certificate programs that will enable you to pursue careers and upgrade skills in a variety of disciplines.
Students can take architecture and construction management classes in drafting, building materials, design and construction safety. The Architecture and Construction Management program is offered in three different paths for every interest level: pre-architecture, construction management and technology. Select a program to learn more or contact a faculty member to get started.
Select an Architecture or Construction Management Program
“The two-year COD Architecture program offers the best value in the Chicagoland area. No other community college in the region offers as many articulation agreements and transfer patterns to four-year colleges of architecture.” - Jairo OrtegaJairo's COD Story
“I am so thankful College of DuPage offered architecture courses because they helped me know that architecture was the career path for me, without having to spend tens of thousands of dollars like I would have if I had taken these courses at a university.” - Cherise MeadowsCherise's COD Story
“COD really set the tone for what I was to expect in college. I hope all students have fun and enjoy the time they have during college, because you will miss it when it’s over. Also appreciate the relationships you build during this time because you are all in it together.” - Steven RosierSteven's COD Story
“The COD Architecture program really set me up to succeed both academically and professionally. The facilities and technology available to students are second to none, and as a result I found that when I transferred to a four-year program that my technical knowledge was above and beyond that of my peers." - Sarah NevilleSarah's COD Story
“COD set the bar for the expected work ethic you need to maintain in order to be successful in the profession. Whether it was through time management or creative execution, the practices and routines which were established at COD are the ones I have built upon and am still practicing today.” - Mike SandrzykMike's COD Story