Three architectural technologists wearing dress shirts and construction hard hats while looking down at a tablet screen

Become an integral part of a building design team

Architectural Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op program

Develop your architectural design career. Gain hands-on experience in AutoCAD, Revit, project visualization technologies and building code compliance.

Program code ARTE
Duration 3 Years
Credential Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Program Delivery Full-time
Full-time program delivery method(s) In person What does this mean?

Program information

Program description

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.

If this doesn’t sound quite right for you, why not take a look at the Architectural Technician program? It’s a two-year option that gets you into the workforce faster and still provides substantial co-op opportunities.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Fall 2023 Barrie
Winter 2024 Barrie

Tuition and fees

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:


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 for Prior Learning 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.


Build on your diploma and earn an advanced diploma

The Architectural Technician program shares a common first four semesters with the Architectural Technology program.

Graduates of the two-year program may choose to continue into the third year of this program at Georgian and earn a three-year advanced diploma.

Turn your Architectural Technology diploma into a degree!

Upon graduating from Georgian’s Architectural Technology diploma program, consider furthering your studies.

Georgian has several articulation agreements with a number of university programs offering many desirable options for our graduates.


Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada)

This program is accredited by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada), formerly 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?

Course overview

43 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
2 Co-op Work Terms

Program-specific courses

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.

Your course delivery method(s)

In person

This program is delivered fully in person and requires you to attend campus.

Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.

Do you have questions about Architectural Technology? Contact us!

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Have questions about the program?

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