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
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

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.


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.


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


Mandatory Courses

  • ARCH1000 Architectural Design - Fundamentals
  • ARCH1001 Quantity Surveying 1
  • ARCH1002 Architectural Design - Residential
  • ARCH1003 Quantity Surveying 2
  • ARCH2000 Architectural Design - Commercial
  • ARCH2002 Architectural Codes and Standards 1
  • BLDG2000 Ont Bldg Code / Prov Standards
  • ACCT3006 Construction Accounting
  • ARCH1005 Architectural Drafting 1
  • ARCH1006 Architectural Drafting 2
  • ARCH1007 Drawing for Architecture
  • ARCH2004 Architectural Drafting 3
  • ARCH2005 Architectural Codes and Standards 2
  • ARCH2006 Sustainable Design
  • ARCH2007 Architectural CAD
  • 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
  • MGMT2025 Project Management
  • MGMT1002 Productivity Tools
  • 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 Mech / Arch Tech'y Work Term 1
  • COOP2009 Technology Work Term 2