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Why Pursue an Architecture Degree at NCC?

Merge your artistic and technical skills into a career that can impact entire communities and change the way people experience and move through life! Architecture is an art that has far-reaching effects and is constantly changing with technological advances. If you are ready to dive into a field that combines both creativity and engineering, find out more about the architecture major at NCC.


NCC's architecture program is a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, ensuring that the program is current with trends in the field. Our faculty consists of practicing, registered architects who are members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).


What You'll Learn

You'll experience coursework which combines a mixture of academics, design and advanced computer technology as you dream up residential and commercial design projects. Your passion for creating will be fueled as you learn how to build stylish structures that are also safe and functional.

Program Details

Semesters: 4

Credits: 62

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Locations: Bethlehem

Program Overview:

Architects and architectural technicians shape the built environment, creating homes, offices, schools and much more. Do you have a passion for creating on paper and with computers? A career in architecture or architecture-related fields could be a satisfying and rewarding profession. An associate's degree in Architecture from Northampton provides an affordable foundation for a traditional five-year degree program leading to a career as a licensed architect. It can also prepare you for work in the field upon graduation.

Transfer Potential

NCC lays the framework for students studying architecture to continue their studies at four-year schools across the country. Our students have successfully transferred to numerous colleges and universities including:


Boston Architectural College
Drexel University
Florida Atlantic University
Kansas State University
Lehigh University
Temple University
Thomas Jefferson University
The New School of Architecture- San Diego
University of Arizona
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Michigan

Get started on your journey today!

Hands-On Learning

Discover how our Architecture program provides the support you need to prepare you for a successful career. Our hands-on, immersive approach to learning gives students the opportunity to utilize the same tools and techniques available in a career setting and our dedicated faculty have extensive experience in the field.

Future Career Paths

Graduates of the NCC program will be prepared for transfer into an accredited five-year Bachelor of Architecture Professional Program leading to a three-year internship and NCARB Examination to practice architecture. NCC Students have transferred to 30 different universities.

  • Architect
  • Building Inspector
  • Architectural Technician
  • Architectural/Building Sales

Student Spotlight

Northampton Community College put me on a path to be successful at Thomas Jefferson University, because they gave me all the tools and everything that I needed. Everybody was very supportive.

Amadou Camara, Alumni

Amadou Camara

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