Architectural Technician - 420

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
Gain a comprehensive understanding of building and construction technology to prepare for a career in the built environment with a focus on sustainable buildings.

Program Highlights

  • Acquire technical skills needed for employment in sustainable building and construction industries.
  • Experience hands-on simulations in lab settings.
  • Participate in extracurricular and networking events.
  • Fast-track option to complete the program in 16 consecutive months.

What you'll learn

Gain skills in the following:

  • Building fundamentals including space planning and site planning.
  • Building drawing software (BIM). 
  • Sustainable building systems, including mechanical, and electrical. 
  • The science of building materials and construction techniques.
  • Structural elements of buildings, including: steel, concrete, masonry and light frame wood.
  • Surveying, estimating and construction management.
  • Building code applications and regulations.

Program Length

2 academic years (periods of 8 months)

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Program delivery

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Admission

Domestic and International student admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:

  • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C* or U) or Grade 11 Functions (MCR3U)

* students with MAP4C require a grade ≥ 60% in the course

Options are available for mature applicants.


Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Tuition and Fees

2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees$864.60$758.46
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Compulsory Program Fees$0.00$0.00
Domestic Tuition$1,354.04$1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester$2,218.64$2,112.50
Total 1st Year Fees$4,331.14

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.


2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee$8,355.00$8,355.00
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Program Compulsory Fees$0.00$0.00
International Tax Recovery$450.00$375.00
Total International Per Semester$8,805.00$8,730.00
Total 1st Year Fees$17,535.00

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

Available Financial Assistance Resources:

Apply for Awards:

By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

Learning Outcomes

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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.

Career Opportunities

Your future career options

  • Architectural drawings Team Member
  • Construction Manager 
  • Estimator 
  • BIM Operator 
  • Technical Consultant
  • Detailer 
  • Sales Associate 
  • Facility Manager

Where you could work includes:

  • Public and Private Sectors
  • Architectural and Engineering Consulting
  • Construction Companies
  • Residential and Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) Design and Construction

Opportunities for grads

Affiliations

Further your credentials by becoming a member of one or more of the following organizations, once additional entry requirements are met: 

  • The Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO) 
  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)  
  • Registered Building Practitioner (BCIN) 
  • Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) 
  • The Canadian Institute of Quality Surveyors (CIQS) 
  • Building Transformations (CanBIM) 

Educational Pathways

 

Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
 

Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

 

Pathways beyond Mohawk

Earn a degree:

  • Athabasca University - Bachelor of Science, Architecture
  • Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration

See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

Additional Information

Technology Requirements

Software
AutoCAD is required for this program. A free download for students is available through the AutoCAD website. To be eligible for this download you must register with your Mohawk email, pass the system requirements test, and provide proof of enrollment (Photo of ONE Card, letter of acceptance, etc.). Note that you can only complete this registration process after your program start date.

Hardware
The Engineering programs recommend the "Best Specifications" as listed on the Student Tech Support Hardware Specifications page.
Note: We do not recommend using a Mac as the software required in this program has many usability issues with their operating system.

  • Year 1 questions: Contact BCS coordinator
  • Year 2 questions: rebecca.beatty [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Contact Rebecca Beatty)
  • Associate Dean: maura.lecce [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Maura Lecce)

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Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

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Contact International
Email: intl.representatives@mohawkcollege.ca
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

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Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

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