ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN


Oshawa - Canada

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September,

24 Months

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: ARHY
  • Program length: Six semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced 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

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY

This program will appeal to your creative and analytical side with instruction in freehand sketching and computer-aided drawing, sustainability and green technology, renovation and restoration, site planning, calculations of load, structural sizing and estimating project costs, and technical communications designed to prepare you for an exciting career in architectural technology.

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

In the three-year Architectural Technology program you will focus on the commercial aspect of construction and renovation and gain an in-depth understanding of building and construction technology.

This program, designed to prepare you for an exciting career in architectural technology, will appeal to your creative and analytical side with instruction in freehand sketching; sustainability and green technology; history of architecture; renovation and restoration; site planning; and technical communications.

You will gain knowledge and apply skills in computer aided drawing, building methods and project management using the most current computer-aided drafting programs such as AutoCAD and Building Information Modeling. In addition, you will learn construction and sustainable technologies for materials such as wood frame, steel, masonry and precast concrete and develop project management skills.

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.

The sustainable design skills you will gain will make you current and relevant in today’s increasingly eco-friendly architectural field. Graduates are eligible to apply for additional industry-relevant certifications, which may be a requirement for some employers.

You will further your practical knowledge through a team project/placement component in your third year, which will strengthen your work experience as well as develop your skills in building code, building specifications, estimating and structural and mechanical knowledge.

Please note: Students may choose to exit this program at the end of second year and graduate with a two-year Architectural Technician diploma.

Please note: You 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)

Please note: This program may be highly competitive and have a specific selection process and application deadline. For more information, contact admissions@durhamcollege.ca or call 905.721.3000.

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CAREER OPTIONS

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Building material representative
  • Contractor
  • Design/builder developer
  • Building material manufacturer
  • 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)

SEMESTER 5

  • Architectural Project I (ATAP 5131)
  • Principles Of Project Management (ATPP 5133)
  • Preservation, Rehabilitation And Restoration Of Heritage Buildings (ATPR 5132)
  • Writing Construction Specs (ATWC 5134)
  • Design Concepts For Sustainable Building 1 (EMDC 3000)
  • Field Placement (PLAC 1100)
  • Presentation And Portfolio Development (PORT 5304)

SEMESTER 6

  • Architectural Project II (ATAP 6133)
  • Building Information Modelling III (ATBI 6134)
  • Administration Of Construction Contracts (ATCC 6132)
  • Design Options Evaluation (ATDO 6131)
  • Design Concepts For Sustainable Building II (EMDC 5010)

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

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, including:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (General Business) – Davenport University
  • Bachelor of Architectural Design – Griffith 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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