Architectural Technology

Architectural Technology (Co-op)

The Architectural Technology program will prepare you for a variety of careers in the building construction industry.  Using state-of-the-art computer technology, you will learn to prepare designs and construction drawings for residential, institutional, commercial, industrial, and multi-use buildings.

You will learn about:

  • Building materials
  • Construction methods
  • Structural design
  • Mechanical and electrical services
  • Building codes
  • Contracts
  • Specifications
  • The business environment for providing design and construction services

Co-op

Academically qualified students can enhance their education and gain valuable career contacts by working as paid employees in the architectural technology field for up to 12 months.

Career Opportunities

Companies Offering Jobs

Cassidy & Company, Architectural Technologists, Hunt Design Associates Inc, Lapointe Architects, Romanov Romanov Architects, and Reid Jones Christoffersen Consulting Engineers

Program Highlights

  • Project-based curriculum, focusing on a different building type each semester, and a strong foundation in technical knowledge
  • Strong emphasis on energy-efficient design, sustainable design and construction strategies, and protecting the environment
  • Program faculty with advanced degrees, licenses, and credentials in architecture and related fields, including many current industry practitioners.
  • All students are strongly encouraged to complete the full, three-year, Architectural Technology program.  However, students who successfully complete the first two years of this program may apply to graduate from the two-year Architectural Technician program.

Articulation Agreements

Educational Partners

Graduates of this program may qualify for the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Architectural Technology and Construction Management degree from the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA) in Denmark, upon completion of two additional semesters of study and an internship.

Graduates of this program may qualify for advanced standing in the following programs:

  • RAIC Syllabus, which leads to the RAIC Professional Diploma in Architecture;
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology (Architecture – Project and Facility Management) at Conestoga College;
  • Bachelor of Building Science, Algonquin College
  • Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) at George Brown College;
  • Bachelor of Technology (Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology) at McMaster University.

Professional Associations

  • Ontario Association of Applied Architectural Sciences (OAAAS) membership, which can lead to Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) membership as a Licensed Technologist OAA;
  • Building Code Identification Number (BCIN), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professional credential.

Accreditation

CTAB Nationally Accredited Program

The Architectural Technology program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).

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Career Outlook

  • Architectural Technologist
  • Architectural CAD Operator
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Design/Builder
  • Building Inspector
  • Municipal Plans Examiner
  • Specifications Writer
  • Building Material Sales Representative

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