PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: ARHC
  • Program length: Four semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College diploma
  • Location: Whitby
  • School: School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Waitlisted Waitlisted: September 2017
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Architectural Technician program

Architectural Technician

Architectural Technician program

Architectural Technician

Architectural Technician

The Architectural Technician diploma program involves preparing designs, construction drawings and specifications for a variety of building types and will appeal to both your creative and analytical side with instruction in freehand sketching, renovation and restoration, site planning and technical communications. Apply skills in computer-aided software programs, construction and sustainable technologies to help create homes, office towers, schools and churches that will shape your community for years to come.

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Program Description

The two-year Architectural Technician program involves preparing designs, construction drawings and specifications for a variety of building types and will appeal to both your creative and analytical side with instruction in freehand sketching, history of architecture, renovation and restoration, site planning and technical communications. 

The sustainable design skills you gain will make students relevant in today’s increasingly eco-friendly architectural field.  Graduates are eligible to apply for additional industry-relevant certifications.

Under the guidance of an architect, graduates employed in this field will be skilled in analyzing building codes to determine design requirements; drafting contract and bidding documents; assisting architects with drafting construction and design plans; and constructing design models.

Please note: students will be required to purchase green tag safety boots in order to participate in many laboratory settings.

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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)
  • Computer skills (recommended)
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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Building material representative
  • Building material manufacturer
  • Contractor
  • Design/builder developer
  • Project co-ordinator
  • Project manager

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Architecture firms
  • Construction firms
  • Engineering firms
  • Facilities management
  • Municipal, provincial and federal building agencies
  • Real estate
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$2,851$12,622
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental$205$205
Total Fees:$4,196$14,368

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

To further enhance your employment credentials and professional development opportunities, including those offered by the Ontario Architecture Association of Ontario, graduates may apply to and pursue the third year option of the Architectural Technology program.

Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: ARHC
  • Program length: Four semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College diploma
  • Location: Whitby
  • School: School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Waitlisted Waitlisted: September 2017
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