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General information

Program code
ARTE
Duration
6 Semesters, plus 2 work terms (3 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
2 Co-op Work Terms
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie

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.

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.

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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.

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)
  • Communications Course - (Semester 1 / hours)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. - 42 (Semester 1 / 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)
  • Communications Course - (Semester 2 / hours)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. - 42 (Semester 2 / 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 3005 - Building Services (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 2016 - Statics (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • General Education Courses - (Semester 3 / hours)
  • Select 2 courses from the general education list during registration. - 84 (Semester 3 / hours)
  • ARCH 2003 - History of Architecture (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 2006 - Sustainable Design (new title 2019-20: Architectural Design - Sustainable Solutions) (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 2008 - Building Information Modeling 1 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • BLDG 2000 - Ontario Building Code and Provincial Standards (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 2006 - Building and Materials Reuse (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 2017 - Strength of Materials (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2025 - Project Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • General Education Course - (Semester 4 / hours)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. - 42 (Semester 4 / hours)
  • ARCH 3000 - Architectural Project 1 (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 3002 - Building Information Modeling 2 (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • BLDG 3000 - Legal Processes and Responsibilities in the Ontario Building Code Act (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 3000 - Structural Analysis - Beams and Columns (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 3011 - Construction Materials (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 3015 - Site Planning (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 3006 - Contract Management (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 3012 - Site Management and Specifications (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 3001 - Architectural Project 2 (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 3003 - Building Information Modeling 3 (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • ARCH 3004 - Landscape Design Essentials (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 3003 - Structural Analysis: Design (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 3010 - Occupational Health and Safety Act Regulations (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 1002 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 3011 - Business Management (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 3015 - Project Costing (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • COOP 1013 - Technology Work Term 1 (Semester 6 / 640 hours)
  • COOP 2009 - Technology Work Term 2 (Semester 6 / 560 hours)