Students in this program prepare 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.
Tuition and fees
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Work integrated learning
This program includes a co-op work term component where you will gain practical, on-the-job experience in your field.
What are the admission requirements for the Architectural Technician program?
Architectural Technician admission requirements
OSSD or equivalent with
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
- Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)
Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/
Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
What career paths can I take as an architectural technician?
Your Architectural Technician diploma gives you many career opportunities
Graduates may find work in the private sector as architectural and civil draftspersons, working in the teams that prepare design or working drawings. They may also find careers as sales representatives and technicians in building products manufacturing firms and in government departments. They may also find employment as assistants in architectural construction field offices.
Canadian Association for Co-operative Education
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.
Experiential learning opportunities
Architecture virtual reality
In this video, professor Costan Boiangiu designs a two-storey, two-bedroom house.
By using virtual reality, he can better understand the 3-D space. Watch how he does it!
What courses are included in the Architectural Technician diploma program?
27 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
2 Co-op Work Terms
Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Architectural Technician program outline.
- ARCH 1000 – Architectural Design – Fundamentals
- ARCH 1001 – Quantity Surveying 1
- ARCH 1005 – Architectural Drafting 1
- CONS 1005 – Construction Technology – Structures
- ENVR 1008 – Architecture and the Environment
- MATH 1028 – Mathematics for Constructions
- SURV 1002 – Surveying
- Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
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