What is the CCCAP?
The Coalition of Community College Architecture Programs or “CCCAP” is an alliance of the 120+ community college architecture programs in the US which offer Associate Degrees. Created in 2012, the CCCAP became a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit association in 2014. This confederation of faculty members, deans, chairpersons, students, architects, related professionals and industry leaders was established as a forum on which transfer/articulation agreements could be expanded, members could share concerns and research, and opportunities for the diverse population of community college architecture programs could be increased.
All community college architecture programs or “CCAPs” whose information has been collected through an annual nationwide survey are included in the CCCAP data bank. Dues-paying members of the CCCAP have access to the data bank, CCCAP directory, curriculum and assignment sharing, and reduced rates at the annual conference and student design competition and other special sharing.
The CCCAP offers the architectural profession an alternate path to acquiring an architectural education and becoming an architect. Their activities include an annual conference, a student design competition programs, research grants, future faculty/college awards programs, and liaison with professional organizations.
The CCCAP is committed:
• To establish transfer/articulation agreements between Architecture Programs in community colleges and schools of
• To increase the racial, gender, cultural, and socio-economic diversity within the architectural profession,
• To lead dialogue, share best practices, and collaborate as a network among Architecture Programs in community colleges and architectural academic and accreditation institutions.
Vision + Values
The CCCAP is committed:
Good Value – Advocacy – Collaboration – Excellence – Diversity –Employability – Forward Thinking
The CCCAP is a professional organization of educators dedicated to promoting the value of the Architecture Programs in community colleges and to providing an alternative pathway to the architectural profession. Established as a 501.3(c)non-profit organization in 2014, it represents the 120+ community college architecture programs in the US.
The CCCAP empowers students to pursue their career and academic goals in the field of architecture and the built environment today and in the future.