Architectural Technology - 531
Architectural Technology is a three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program offered at Fennell Campus in Hamilton, Ontario.
Students in the program will learn residential and industrial-commercial institutional (ICI) design and construction techniques. They will understand how buildings work by learning the science of their materials, construction techniques and building services.
- Learn residential and industrial-commercial institutional (ICI) design and construction techniques.
- Understand how buildings work by learning the science of their design, function, materials, construction techniques and building services.
- Acquire CAD, plan reading and visualization skills needed to create plans, contracts and specifications for today’s modern structures
- Explore building and construction materials, interior and exterior finishes, building services and mechanical systems
- Learn green building fundamentals and sustainability concepts
- Design in steel, timber, masonry and concrete
- Develop construction surveying skills, estimating, building code applications and regulations
- Choose your own path in third year by selecting between the Design Option (building design, specifications, plans, working drawings) and the Construction Option (project management, construction supervision, facilities management).
Design and Construction Options
Choose your own path in third year by selecting between the Design Option (building design and drafting, plans, working drawings) and the Construction Option (project management, construction supervision, facilities management).
Minimum requirements for admission to the Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma
- OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
- Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
- Grade 12 Mathematics; MAP4C ≥ 80% or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent*
- Grade 11 Physics and Grade 10, 11 or 12 Design Technology recommended
Contact Admissions for options that are available for mature applicants.
Note: Applicants that do not satisfy minimum requirements will be provided an alternate offer to Pre-Technology as a pathway to desired program. Successful graduates from this program will be considered for advanced standing into original program choice.
Applicants with a MAP4C less than 80% that would like to challenge the math requirements may do so by writing a Pre-admission assessment test for a fee.
Don't have the necessary requirements?
For transfer opportunities, visit Pathways and Credit Transfer
Industries of Employment:
- Public and Private Sectors
- Architectural and Engineering Consulting
- Construction Companies
- Residential and ICI Construction
- Architectural Technologists
- Building Inspectors
- Construction/Facilities Managers
- Plans Examiners
Graduates can complete a Bachelor of Technology – Civil Engineering Infrastructure degree at McMaster University
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.