This program prepares graduates to pursue a variety of professional career opportunities in the historic preservation field. The curriculum stresses experiential learning supplemented by classroom instruction and laboratory demonstration and practice. Students are introduced to preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and reconstruction through a sound theoretical foundation followed by an emphasis in developing the skills necessary to execute historic building preservation from foundation to roof. The core materials sciences of wood, masonry, and metals are complimented by a broad spectrum of electives. Students may choose to concentrate their hands-on experience in the construction trades, decorative arts and finishwork, or building research documentation and analysis components of historic preservation treatment.
Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this program. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details see Academic Placement and Testing section.
Many of the courses in the Historic Preservation program are designed to transfer to baccalaureate degree granting institutions. Please see your advisor for a recommended sequence of courses and to develop a personalized schedule.
Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Historic Preservation.
The Historic Preservation degree is offered at Leadville. Certain courses may be available as web-based courses. See the section on Courses for more information.