Architectural Technician Get the experience employers want with two co-op work terms. Be ready to work alongside architects, designers and project managers.

General information

Program code
ARTC
Duration
4 Semesters, plus 2 work terms (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
2 Co-op Work Terms
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie

Program description

This two-year program, with 4 semesters and 2 co-op work experiences, prepares students 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.

Accreditation

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.

CAFCE accreditation logo

Career opportunities

Graduates 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.

Admission information

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/policies-procedures/

Pathways

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:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • ARCH 1000 - Architectural Design - Fundamentals (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 1001 - Quantity Surveying 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 1005 - Architectural Drafting 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 1005 - Construction Technology - Structures (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • ENVR 1008 - Architecture and the Environment (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1028 - Mathematics for Constructions (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • SURV 1002 - Surveying (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 1002 - Architectural Design - Residential (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 1003 - Quantity Surveying 2 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 1006 - Architectural Drafting 2 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 1007 - Drawing for Architecture (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 2002 - Architectural Codes and Standards 1 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 1006 - Construction Technology: Interiors (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 1002 - Productivity Tools (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ACCT 3006 - Construction Accounting (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 2000 - Architectural Design - Commercial (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 2004 - Architectural Drafting 3 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 2005 - Architectural Codes and Standards 2 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 2005 - Construction Technology: Building Envelope (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 2006 - Building and Materials Reuse (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 2016 - Statics (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 2006 - Sustainable Design (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 2007 - Architectural CAD (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • BLDG 2000 - Ontario Building Code and Provincial Standards (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 2007 - Site Planning and Landscape (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 2017 - Strength of Materials (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2025 - Project Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 3)
  • Select 2 courses from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)
  • occurs after Semester 2 (Semester 4)
  • occurs after Semester 3 (Semester 4)