The ACE Program is a dual enrollment program, and is designed only for high school seniors.
The ACE program has been designed for high school students interested in the built environment and who are considering career pathways in the field of architecture, engineering or construction management. With 12 hours of college credit to be earned, the student will explore each discipline and can apply those credits to the track best suited to their interest for further study. Students will need their own transportation to and from class. They will be dual enrolled earning high school and college credit for ARCH 100, CM 100, EGR 105/AEC 299, AEC 106, OPS 111 and SET 100, a total of 12 credits.
What Will I Learn?
Each discipline, Architecture, Construction Management and Engineering, has an introductory course intended to provide insight into various career paths and the educational and professional paths available in that discipline.
Beyond career exploration, each introductory class also covers the terminology, processes, skills, and industry specific content to give the student a full snapshot of not just that discipline, but how all disciplines in the building industry work together to build our communities.
In addition, the ACE program includes a course in Blueprint reading designed to provide the proper knowledge and skills to be able to read a set of blueprints; a fundamental, required skill for all disciplines and individuals in the building industry. The students will also receive their OSHA 10 Construction Safety card, an industry credential, by successfully completing a 1 ½ day weekend training course in the program.
Also included is an introductory course in Sustainability. While the content covers sustainability in the AEC industry, it also introduces the basic fundamentals in sustainability as a societal, global, multi-discipline approach. The course serves as a general education credit in the pursuit of many associate and advanced degrees.
What is Unique About Our ACE Program?
- High school students will attend courses at JJC Main Campus, M-F, 12:30p – 2:30p (exact times TBD)
- Schedule to follow JJC calendar including holidays, spring break, etc.
- Attendance requirements to follow JJC course policies: Due to the progression of topical content and hands-on labs, attendance is mandatory in all course sessions unless excused by the instructor.
- Class size limited to 15 students
- Textbooks and supplies provided by JJC
- JJC program advising available for academic and career planning
- Note: It is highly recommended for students interested in this program and continuing their education in the profession, be enrolled in math courses through each year in high school to assist in meeting the requirements for further study and degrees.