ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN


Oshawa - Canada

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Architectural Technician program

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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COURSE LIST & DESCRIPTIONS

SEMESTER 1

  • Architectural Cad I (ATAC 1132)
  • Architectural Drafting And Detailing I (ATAD 1131)
  • Construction Material And Processes I (ATCM 1133)
  • Ontario Building Code And Occupational Health And Safety Act (ATOB 4135)
  • Building As A System And Building Science (BULD 1000)
  • Mathematics For Technology I (MATH 1131)
  • Technical Report Writing For Science & Technology (TECH 1130)

SEMESTER 2

  • Architectural Cadd II (ATAC 2132)
  • Architectural Drafting And Detailing II (ATAD 2131)
  • Applied Mathematics For Architecture (ATAM 2135)
  • Building Services And Environmental Systems (ATBS 2134)
  • Construction Materials And Processes II (ATCM 3133)
  • General Education Elective (GNED 0000)

SEMESTER 3

  • Architectural Drafting And Detailing III (ATAD 3131)
  • Building Information Modelling I (ATBI 3135)
  • Construction Materials And Processes III (ATCM 4134)
  • Land Use And Site Analysis And Planning (ATLU 3136)
  • Project Estimating I (ATPE 3132)
  • Structures I (ATST 2133)
  • General Education Elective (GNED 0000)

SEMESTER 4

  • Architectural Drafting And Detailing IV (ATAD 4133)
  • Building Information Modelling II (ATBI 4132)
  • Project Estimating II (ATPE 4131)
  • Structures II (ATST 3134)
  • Career Planning & Development (CARR 2130)
  • General Education Elective (GNED 0000)

Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.

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PROGRAM COSTS

YEAR ONE FEES DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL
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.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (General Business)- Davenport University

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

GLD EDUCATION’S MEMBERSHIP SERVICES

Before Traveling:

  • Assessment Center: We will analyze your profile to make sure we can match you to the right opportunity.
  • Two Account Managers: You will be assigned two account managers, one from our study abroad experts team and the other one is from our Global Leaders Membership team in the hosting country. Both account managers will be responsible to manage your application and make sure everything is in place.
  • Access our exclusive discounts: During the application process, you will need to work on translating several documents, passing a language test (IELTS or TOEFL) or even preparing for the language of instruction by taking an intensive course. Through our membership you will receive exclusive discounts to all our services, thanks to our partners.

Once you get accepted

  • Journey Preparation Your international account manager will be there to help you understand more about the country’s culture, its educational system, its living expenses and conditions and make sure that everything will go smoothly with the visa processes.

Scholarship hunting

  • Our account manager will be helping you to get any funding opportunity, we offer support in different dimensions to make sure we can offer you a financial support through:
  • Guidance to obtain a scholarship from the university.
  • Access to crowd funding platforms.
  • Access to our fund networks, which include different corporate funds.

Finding accommodation and booking your flight

  • With our local and global partners, we will get you punch of discounts for your accommodation and services you will use, we know how to help you travel with the minimum cost.

Arriving at your new adventure destination

  • We know how hard it could be for the day of arriving but don’t worry as your Global Leaders Membership team member will be waiting for you at the airport.
  • Your GLMer will provide support to help you settle in perfectly in your new journey and get access to student networks.
  • Now, you have the chance to join our ambassador (GLM) program and get paid while living this life-changing experience.

About to finish your degree

  • In GLD Education we are working with a bunch of big companies and organizations across the world, once you finish your experience, we will help you find the next step in your development.

We believe in the power of international education, so we strive to make it accessible for more young people across the world, joining our network means you are a step closer to achieving this dream.

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