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Advanced Diploma of Architectural Technology
Advanced Diploma of Architectural Technology

Advanced Diploma of Architectural Technology

  • ID:SC010120
  • Level:3-Year Undergraduate Advanced Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,150.97
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$580.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$175.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,150.97
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$580.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$175.00

* Health Science Pre-Admission Testing Charge, Identification Card

Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12


  • Grade 12 Mathematics or Grade 11 Functions or Grade 11 Functions and Relations
  • Minimum 65% overall average


Mature student status.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements will be invited to complete pre-admission tests in mathematics and English to demonstrate proficiency.

Applicants lacking the Mathematics admission requirement for this program may wish to upgrade their Mathematics prior to application.

Applicants may also consider applying to our Technology Fundamentals program. Successful completion of this program will meet the Mathematics requirement and will provide a broader sense of the Science and Technology fields.

English requirements:

Other requirements:


  • Applicant Selection

  • Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses), and/or results of pre-admission testing.

  • Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Course Information

Our three-year advanced diploma has a project-based curriculum that mirrors the modern architectural technology workplace.

Build on your foundational architectural education

In your first two years, you’ll learn core architecture skills such as CAD software, building and assembly systems, document preparation and envelope detailing. In your final year, you’ll work with real clients in the community, train with cutting-edge software, prepare project plans and more. You’ll even build a portfolio to help you find work after you graduate.

Get paid work experience with optional co-op placements

As an Architectural Technology student, you can participate in the optional paid co-op. The co-op placement will help you gain real-life experience and make contacts in the architecture and construction industries. Previous student placements have included roles at the City of Mississauga and PCL Construction.

Gain specialized knowledge in modern architecture practices

As you progress through your studies, you'll study specialized topics. These topics include urban design, adaptive re-use of existing structures, renovations, sustainability standards and more. Topics are frequently vetted by industry experts to ensure they’re up-to-date with current construction and architecture practices.

Enter the workforce with nationally recognized credentials

Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to contribute from your first day on the job. You’ll qualify to legally use the term ‘Licensed Architectural Technologist’ by fulfilling requirements of the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario. You can also join the Technologists arm of the Ontario Association of Architects, enjoying access to their resources and in-house liability insurance.

Study at our architecture-focused Hazel McCallion Campus

You'll learn to think about architecture from the inside out at our Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, which was built with architecture students in mind. HMC is a living lab, with exposed architectural elements, living walls, and the latest in sustainable building practices. It also has a Material ConneXion Library with hundreds of building material samples, CAD labs, large-scale printers for building plans and more.

Experience architectural studies beyond the classroom

Classroom learning is only the beginning! During our annual Architecture Week, you’ll leave class to collaborate with other architecture students on design challenges from real-world clients. You’ll be further immersed in the world of architecture with our speaker series, where industry leaders visit campus and discuss current architectural topics such as sustainability, new buildings and more.

Earn credits towards your master's degree in architecture

Sheridan has pathway agreements with Lawrence Technological University and Boston Architectural College for graduates of our Architectural Technology program to pursue their Master's of Architecture degree in as little as 2 to 3-years.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Communicate with clients, contractors, other building professionals, and approval authorities.

  • Prepare, read, interpret, and revise drawings, and other graphical representations used in building projects.

  • Obtain, analyze, prepare, and revise specifications and other project documents used in design and construction.

  • Prepare estimates of time, costs, and quantity, and participate in the tendering process.

  • Solve technical problems related to building projects through the application of principles of building science and mathematics.

  • Collaborate with and coordinate information from structural, mechanical, and electrical building systems professionals.

  • Contribute to the design of architectural projects.

  • Contribute to the analysis, planning, and preparation of site planning documents.

  • Comply with the legal and ethical requirements of an architectural technologist in the practice of building design and construction.

  • Assess buildings and their interiors, and make recommendations for their repurposing and renovation.

  • Ensure personal safety and contribute to the safety of others in the workplace.

  • Participate in sustainable design and building practices.

  • Use and evaluate current and emerging technology to support building projects.

  • Assist in the planning, scheduling, and monitoring of building projects.

  • Apply business principles to design and building practices.

Co-op Option

Students in this program may apply to the Co-op program during their second academic semester. Enrolment in the co-op program is limited through an additional co-op application process that takes place at the end of the first year. Students in the co-op program are eligible to complete three co-op work terms prior to graduation. 

Co-operative education is a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with paid or unpaid work experience within a professional environment. Co-op work terms are related specifically to the academic studies of each student. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You’ll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.

Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the work term. The co-op component is delivered by Sheridan’s Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 co-op and internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide. 

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Semester 1

  • CADD15298, Architectural Drafting 1 - CAD Applications, 4

  • ARCH12356, Architectural Studio 1, 6

  • TECH16214, Building Materials 1, 3

  • MATH15910, Mathematics Applications 1, 3

  • ARCH17991, Architectural Detailing - Residential, 2

  • HIST12797G, Architectural History, 3

  • TOTAL:, 21

Semester 2

  • CADD12384, Architectural Drafting 2 – CAD, 4

  • ARCH28544, Architectural Studio 2, 5

  • CALC14998, Calculus, 3

  • TECH14173, Estimating, 3

  • TECH13771, Building Systems 1, 3

  • , General Education Course (Open), 3

  • HEAL19402, Health and Safety, 0.5

  • COWT10022, Cooperative Education Forum, 1

  • TOTAL:, 21.5 or 22.5 (includes Co-op)

  • COWT19999, Co-op Work Term, 7

Semester 3

  • CADD26909, Architectural Drafting 3 – CAD, 4

  • ARCH29969, Architectural Studio 3, 5

  • TECH25929, Building Materials 2, 3

  • TECH25343, Building Systems 2, 3

  • ENGI26206, Statics, 3

  • ARCH21158, Architectural Detailing: Commercial, 3

  • TOTAL:, 21

  • COWT20799, Co-op Work Term, 7

Semester 4

  • CADD30199, Building Information Modeling, 3

  • ARCH30043, Architectural Studio 4, 6

  • MGMT14998, Project Management 1, 3

  • ENGI28982, Strength of Materials, 3

  • TECH20129, Specifications , 3

  • , General Education Course (Open), 3

  • TOTAL:, 21

  • COWT39207, Co-op Work Term, 7

Semester 5

  • CADD34049, Advanced Topics in BIM, 3

  • ARCH31618, Building Renovations, 3

  • ARCH31452, Architectural Studio 5, 5

  • ENGI37198, Theory of Structures, 4

  • MGMT20025, Project Management 2, 3

  • , General Education Course (Open), 3

  • TOTAL:, 21

Semester 6

  • CADD39788, Architectural Computer Visualization , 4

  • CADD32710, Advanced Computer Applications, 2

  • ARCH34231, Architectural Studio 6, 6

  • BLDG28263, Preparation for Ontario Building Code "Small Buildings" Examination, 3

  • BUSM24148, Small Business Entrepreneurship, 3

  • ARCH32208, Advanced Residential (Passive Solar Design), 3

  • , OR,

  • ARCH29506, Emerging Building Technologies (Sustainable Design), 3

  • TOTAL:, 21

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our students work in a variety of fields including design and drafting, construction supervision, estimating, specification writing, project management and municipal building departments.

As a three-year Architectural Technology graduate, you'll have demonstrated the ability to analyze requirements, implement design, technical and/or management solutions for small construction projects and, under direct supervision, be a team member for large and complex construction projects.

Recent graduates have moved into the following careers:

  • Design/Build

  • Education

  • Municipal planning / inspections / examinations

  • Product manufacturing

  • Software development

  • Web design

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health and Dental Plan - International: 580CAD/ per year

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