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Architectural Technician (Co-op)

Architectural Technician (Co-op) Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

What is Architectural Technician (Co-op)?

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.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
ARTC
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters, plus 2 work terms
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Costan Boiangiu
Email:
Costan.Boiangiu@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5399

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.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • communicate with clients, contractors, other building professionals, and approval authorities


  • assist in the preparation, reading, and interpretation of drawings, and other graphical representations used in building projects


  • read and assist in the preparation of specifications and other project documents used in design and construction


  • assist in the preparation of estimates of time, costs, and quantity


  • assist in solving technical problems related to building projects through the application of principles of building science and mathematics


  • collaborate with members of the building team


  • assist in the development of architectural designs


  • review and assist in the preparation of site planning documents


  • comply with the legal and ethical requirements of an architectural technician in the practice of building design and construction


  • assist in the assessment of buildings related to repurposing and renovation projects


  • ensure personal safety in the workplace


  • identify sustainable design and building practices


  • use current and emerging technology to support building projects


  • assist in the administration of the construction phase of building projects


  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website: www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/students-tab/

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Work Term 1 | Sem 3 | Work Term 2 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

- Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

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.

27 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

2 Co-op Work Terms

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

ACCT3006 Construction Accounting
ARCH1000 Architectural Design - Fundamentals
ARCH1001 Quantity Surveying 1
ARCH1002 Architectural Design - Residential
ARCH1003 Quantity Surveying 2
ARCH1005 Architectural Drafting 1
ARCH1006 Architectural Drafting 2
ARCH1007 Drawing for Architecture
ARCH2000 Architectural Design - Commercial
ARCH2002 Architectural Codes and Standards 1
ARCH2004 Architectural Drafting 3
ARCH2005 Architectural Codes and Standards 2
ARCH2006 Sustainable Design
ARCH2007 Architectural CAD
BLDG2000 Ontario Building Code and Provincial Standards
CONS1005 Construction Technology: Structures
CONS1006 Construction Technology: Interiors
CONS2005 Construction Technology: Building Envelope
CONS2006 Building and Materials Reuse
CONS2007 Site Planning and Landscape
ENVR1008 Architecture and the Environment
MATH1028 Mathematics for Constructions
MENG2016 Statics
MENG2017 Strength of Materials
MGMT1002 Productivity Tools
MGMT2025 Project Management
SURV1002 Surveying
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 Technology Work Term 1
COOP2009 Technology Work Term 2

View the Architectural Technician (Co-op) articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Costan Boiangiu
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5399

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