Architectural Technician Get the experience employers want with two co-op work terms. Be ready to work alongside architects, designers and project managers.

General information

Program code
ARTC
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Co-op
Yes
Campuses

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie

Program description

This two-year program, with 4 semesters and 2 co-op work experiences, prepares students to work alongside architects, designers and project managers. While developing skills in architectural drafting and design as well as an understanding of the building design and construction process, students take courses in computer-aided drafting and project design, building codes, contracts and specifications. Teamwork and project-based learning is emphasized. This program is common with the first four semesters of the Architectural Technology program and graduates may choose to continue into the third year of that program.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).

This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes Georgian's commitment to quality in co-op education.

CAFCE accreditation logo

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP4C or MCT4C), or any Grade 12 U University Mathematics. Also recommended: Grade 12 College or Grade 11 or 12 University Physics (SPH4C, SPH4U, SPH3U) or Grade 12 College or Grade 11 or 12 University Chemistry (SCH4C, SCH4U, SCH3U); Grade 11 or 12 College or University Technological Design (TDJ3M, TDJ4M); Grade 11 or 12 College Manufacturing Engineering Technology (TMJ3C, TMJ4C)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation and Technology Fundamentals*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Pathways

View the Architectural Technician articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Courses

Mandatory Courses

  • ARCH1000 Architectural Drafting
  • ARCH1001 Quantity Surveying 1
  • ARCH1002 Architect'l Design Residential
  • ARCH1003 Quantity Surveying: Takeoffs and Measurements
  • ARCH2000 Architectural Design: Commercial
  • ARCH2001 Architectural Materials
  • ARCH2002 Architectural Codes and Standards
  • ARCH2003 History of Architecture
  • BLDG2000 Ont Bldg Code / Prov Standards
  • CONS2000 Construction Practices:Methods
  • CONS2001 Construction Practices: Building Systems
  • CONS2002 Site Development and Drainage
  • ENVR1000 Environmental Science
  • MENG2003 Statics
  • MENG2007 Strength of Material
  • MGMT2002 Project Management
  • SURV1000 Surveying
  • MATH1018 Introduction to Technical Mathematics
  • MATH1019 Technical Mathematics

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Terms

  • COOP1013 Mech / Arch Tech'y Work Term 1
  • COOP2009 Mech / Arch Techy Work Term 2