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Architectural Technologies
Architectural Technologies Diploma
Architectural Technologies Diploma

Architectural Technologies Diploma

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  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • At least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents:

    • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2

    • Math 10C, Math 20-3, Pure Math 10 or Applied Math 10.

English requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): IELTS Indicator is also accepted. Must be the Academic IELTS Assessment, 6.0 in each skill/category, English Language Arts 30-1 or 30.2 , 5.5 in each skill/category, English Language Arts 20-1 or 20-2

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) CAEL Online is also accepted, 60 overall band, English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2 , 50 overall band, English Language Arts 20-1 or 20-2

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) TOEFL Home Edition is also accepted, MyBest Scores are not accepted as proof of English proficiency, A minimum score of 20 in each category, English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2 , A minimum score of 18 in each category, English Language Arts 20-1 or 20-2

  • Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA), A score of 8 in each section, English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2, A score of 7 in each section, English Language Arts 20-1 or 20-2

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE), A  minimum score of 53, English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2

  • Michigan English Language Assessment (MELAB), A minimum score of 76, English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2

  • Duolingo, 105 minimum *115 overall minimum with at least 95 in each section, English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2

Course Information

Create a career as an architectural technologist, construction coordinator or graphic designer for an architectural firm, residential home builder or construction company with this comprehensive program that includes hands-on training in drafting, design and building systems in our one-of-a-kind indoor house-building lab.

The Architectural Technologies program is designed to enable graduates to be able to perform and manage the fundamental duties of a junior architectural technologist.

This diploma program is two years in length, consisting of four 15-week semesters. In the fourth semester, you refine your skills in a comprehensive capstone project.

The Architectural Technology program is learner-centred. We believe that students learn best when they construct knowledge and meaning from a collaboration between their learning experiences and their ideas. This type of applied experiential education means the development of the hand and mind through innovation, relevant content, engaged instructors and students who want to create meaningful careers.

The program employs a Project-Based Learning (PBL) model. This means that the “single subject inputs and assignments all relate to, and support the project work.” In this model, the repeated practice of going through a problem enables you to build up a repertoire of significant experiences. A critical feature of the program the focus on blending the science and practice of architectural technology.

You will learn by undertaking projects that simulate and simplify work practices in an educational setting modelled in a real-world environment. It is a setting where you get to practice.

Semesters are typically organized around a manageable core or central project. These projects will involve both individual and group-based work. In both instances, collaborative learning and teaching are practised. In all cases, there is an emphasis on learning by doing.

This program will develop critical thinking skills through the practice of confronting uncertainty. It allows one to see unfamiliar situations as familiar and this, in turn, allows one to have a feel or approach to problems that do not conform to rules.

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First year

Semester 1

  • ARCH 200, Documentation and Regulation I , 3.0

  • ARCH 201, Science and Systems I , 3.0

  • ARCH 203, Technology I , 3.0

  • ARCH 205, Research and Design I , 3.0

  • COMM 238, Technical Communications I , 3.0

  • Semester 1 total, 15.0

Semester 2

  • ARCH 261, Science and Systems II, 3.0

  • ARCH 262, Documentation and Regulation II, 3.0

  • ARCH 263, Technology II, 3.0

  • ARCH 285, Research and Design II , 3.0

  • MATH 262, Technical Mathematics I , 3.0

  • Semester 2 total, 15.0

  • First year total, 30.0

Second year

Semester 3

  • ARCH 300, Documentation and Regulation III , 3.0

  • ARCH 301, Science and Systems III , 3.0

  • ARCH 303 , Technology III , 3.0

  • ARCH 305, Research and Design III , 3.0

  • STAT 245, Statistics for Engineering and Technology I , 3.0

  • Semester 3 total, 15.0

Semester 4

  • ARCH 351, Science and Systems IV , 3.0

  • ARCH 353, Technology IV , 3.0

  • ARCH 362 , Documentation and Regulation IV , 3.0

  • ARCH 386, Research and Design IV , 3.0

  • PROJ 372, Architectural Capstone Project , 3.0

  • Semester 4 total, 15.0

  • Program total, 60.0

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates can pursue job opportunities in architectural offices and building construction. Potential positions include: 

  • architectural technologist 

  • architect assistants 

  • building inspectors 

  • building products sales 

  • graphic designers 

  • Related careers include: 

  • drafting technician 

  • engineering design and drafting technician 

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 252 CAD

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