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Architectural Technology

This comprehensive training program encompasses all aspects of the architectural building industry. It offers an intensive study of architectural building sciences, the principles of architectural and engineering design, materials of construction and the preparation of contract documents. Extensive emphasis is also placed on Computer-Aided Design (CAD).

You will take a two-part technical thesis course in which you will have the opportunity to conduct an independent learner-initiated research project in a building related discipline.
You will also take surveying and site planning, history of architecture, introduction to sustainable design, contract administration, project management, and built environment courses.

You will gain a thorough knowledge of the construction process from the inception to the completion of working drawings for residential and commercial projects. Individual and team projects provide you with the opportunity to develop competencies that are imperative for a successful career as an Architectural Technologist.

The Architectural Technology program is accredited at the Technologist Level by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists.

Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma, Architectural Technologist
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 academic or equivalent
  • Grade 12 academic English, minimum of 65%
  • Grade 12 academic math, minimum of 65%
  • Grade 11 or 12 physics, minimum of 65%
  • Applicants with a mark of 80% or higher in Grade 12 academic math may be exempt from the physics requirement
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Note:  Applicants are strongly encouraged to have training or experience in the use of computers such as operating systems, keyboarding, desktop application software, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Drafting services
  • Interior designers
  • Contractors
  • Surveyors
  • Government offices and agencies
  • Construction product manufacturers
  • Material suppliers
  • Inspection and testing firms
  • Self employment

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market.This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 2251.


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Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

Tuition & Fees

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Degree Pathways

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