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Architectural Technician

Program Overview

The Architectural Technician program prepares you for a career in the construction industry, working with architects, engineers, builders, contractors and municipal building departments. Using state-of-the-art computer technology, you will prepare designs, construction drawings and specifications needed to communicate with clients, construction professionals and approval authorities.


Student activities include preparing drawings for residential, industrial, commercial, and institutional building types. You will also be introduced to building materials, construction methods, structural design, mechanical and electrical services, building codes, contracts, specifications and the business environment for providing design and construction services.




  • Project-based curriculum, focusing on a different building type each semester and a strong foundation in technical skills and knowledge prepare graduates for the job market.

  • Strong emphasis on energy-efficient design and other sustainable design strategies respond to a growing demand in the building industry.

  • Program faculty members hold advanced degrees, licenses and/or credentials in architecture, architectural technology, building science, engineering and green building.

  • Many program faculty members are current industry practitioners

  • Prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply for the full, three-year Architectural Technology program may apply to transfer into the third year to complete the Architectural Technology program.

  • Transfer credits may be awarded for previous, post-secondary architecture, science or engineering education.



Graduates are prepared to work with:

  • Architects                     

  • Architectural technology firms

  • Engineers

  • Builders

  • Contractors

  • Developers

  • Construction material manufacturers and suppliers

  • Municipal building departments



Graduates may apply for the following:

  • Become a member of the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO)

  • Obtain a Building Code Identification Number (BCIN)

  • Obtain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) professional credential.



The Architectural Technician program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accrediation Board (CTAB)


At A Glance

Companies hiring graduates include:

  • Cassidy & Company

  • Romanov Romanov, Architects

  • Hunt Design Associates Inc.

  • Lapointe Architects.



Semester 1

  Design and Computer Aided Drafting Project 1

  College Communications 2*

  Environment 1

  General Education Elective

  Mathematics for Architecture 1*

  Microcomputer Applications for Technology A

  Materials and Methods 1


Semester 2

  Applied Physics

  Design and Computer Aided Drafting Project 2


  Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to                                                    Social Action

  Mathematics for Architecture 2

  Materials and Methods 2


Semester 3

  Construction Health & Safety

  Builders and Contractors

  Design and Computer Aided Drafting Project 3

  Environment 3

  History of Western Architecture

  Materials and Methods 3


Semester 4

  Building Services

  Design and Computer Aided Drafting Project 4

  Architectural Graphics


  Environment 4


Note: Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results.

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