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Learn about architecture, construction management programs at COD

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Learn more about the Architecture and Construction Management programs at College of DuPage from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Technical Education Center, Room 1038, on the College's main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

During this free information session, students and parents will learn about the pre-Architecture, Architectural Technology and Construction Management programs offered at College of DuPage. This session will cover degree paths, educational transfer, employment opportunities and outlook, and program costs, as well as ways that current high school students can prepare for higher education and eventual employment in these fields.

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Pre-Architecture

The Pre-Architecture degree program is appropriate for students who plan to transfer to professional architecture programs. Graduates of this program may be eligible for transfer to Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or Southern Illinois University. Program requirements may vary depending on transfer institution.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median yearly wage for architects in 2010 was $72,550. Employment of architects is projected to rise by 24 percent between 2010 and 2020.

Click here to learn more about the Pre-Architecture program.

Architectural Technology

The Architectural Technology degree program is appropriate for students who plan to work as drafters in architectural, engineering, construction and associated industries.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median yearly wage for architectural and civil drafters was $47, 880. Employment in this field is expected to increase by 3 percent between 2010 and 2020.

Click here to learn more about the Architectural Technology program.

Construction Management

The Construction Management degree program is appropriate for students who plan to work in construction management firms or as office personnel for construction companies with duties such as entry-level estimating, scheduling and project management. Graduates of this program may be eligible for transfer to Illinois University and Purdue University-Calumet. Program requirements may vary depending on transfer institution

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median yearly wage for construction managers in 2010 was $83,860. Employment is expected to increase by 14 percent between 2010 and 2020.

Click here to learn more about the Construction Management program.

For more information about the information sessions, call (630) 942-2331, or email osterg@cod.edu.

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