Students in this program prepare for work with architects, engineers, designers, and project managers as an integral part of the team developing, presenting, and executing building designs. The program equips a student with comprehensive understanding of current competitive architectural and construction environments that challenge professionals in the field, including traditional and emerging construction technologies and materials, the current codes and standards, and business and entrepreneurial essential strategies. Various aspects of architectural design are present in a continuous stream throughout the curriculum, starting from design fundamentals and ending in the third year with the two-semester major architectural project. These projects are supported by courses dedicated to industry-standard computer applications, such as Autodesk® AutoCAD® and Revit®, and leading-edge technologies related to Building Information Modeling, such as virtual reality and building scanning.
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 Technology program?
Architectural Technology 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 in architectural technology?
Your Architectural Technology diploma gives you many career opportunities
Graduates may find work in the private sector as assistants in architectural design offices, construction engineering or construction site offices. They may also find employment as estimators, purchasers, quantity surveyors or architectural / structural modelers, drafters, or detailers, using the latest CAD technology. In the public sector, they may find employment in many government agencies, as building inspectors, plans examiners, chief building officials, zoning examiners, and building code advisors.
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 Technology diploma program?
43 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 Technology 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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