Architectural Technology - 531

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
Prepare to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the development, documentation, and management of the sustainable built environment. Complete three full semesters of paid coop to refine your skills.

Program Highlights

  • Specialize in your final year of study in either design or construction management to refine your skill set in your area of interest.
  • Program includes 3 co-operative education work terms.
  • Attend multiple industry and networking events

What you'll learn

  • Building design including architectural concepts, site planning and space planning.
  • Green building, sustainability, and net-zero design.
  • Building science, materials, construction techniques and detailing.
  • Technical drawings and BIM (Building Information Modeling) using REVIT.
  • Architectural History and general education. 
  • Structural design in steel, concrete, masonry, and wood, including mass timber.
  • Mechanical and electrical building systems, including renewable energy.
  • Construction economics, estimating and quantity surveying
  • Project management, facilities management, construction administration and project scheduling
  • Emerging technologies, including 3D Visualization, AI, virtual reality, and digital scanning. 

Program Length

3 academic years (periods of 8 months), plus co-op

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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

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.


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.

Options are available for mature applicants.

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Tuition and Fees

2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees$864.60$758.46
Co-op Fees$255.22$244.59
Compulsory Program Fees$0.00$0.00
Domestic Tuition$1,354.04$1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester$2,473.86$2,357.09
Total 1st Year Fees$4,830.95

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 Fees$255.22$244.59
Program Compulsory Fees$0.00$0.00
International Tax Recovery$450.00$375.00
Total International Per Semester$9,060.22$8,974.59
Total 1st Year Fees$18,034.81

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:

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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

Click on the course title for a course description.

Specialize in Building Design or Construction Management by choosing a preferred path in third year. Choose your courses through the options available to you when you register and select your timetable. Please connect with your Program Coordinator if you require any clarification, rebecca.beatty@mohawkcollege.ca

*common to both paths
**subject to change

Design Path
Semester 5
Course # Course Title Hrs/Week
BLDGAR463 Ontario Building Code 2* 2.00
OPELXXXXZ General Education Elective 2* 3.00
BLDGAR525 Structural Design 3 4.00
BLDGAR562 Architectural Design 4.00
BLDGAR700 Architectural Computer Visualization 3.00
BLDG10724 Commercial Construction - Design 4.00
BLDG10725 Commercial Building Systems - Design 4.00
Semester 6
Course # Course Title Hrs/Week
BBLDGEA645 Interior Construction & Finishes* 3.00
BLDG10727 Architectural Project and Presentation 1.00
BLDGAR625 Structural Design 4 3.00
BLDGEA635 Commercial Building Systems 4.00
BLDGAR700 Architectural Computer Visualization 3.00
MGMT10162 Architectural Project Management 4.00
TDRW10042 Contract Document Production 3.00
Construction Path
Semester 5
Course # Course Title Hrs/Week
BLDGAR463 Ontario Building Code 2* 2.00
OPELXXXXZ General Education Elective 2* 3.00
BLDGEA501 Structural Design 3 4.00
BLDGEA521 Sustainable Design and Building Practices 4.00
BLDGEA545 Commercial Construction (Construction) 3.00
CADMEA531 Construction Computer Applications 4.00
MGMTEA541 Construction Management 1 4.00
Semester 6
Course # Course Title Hrs/Week
BLDGEA645 Interior Construction & Finishes* 3.00
ACCT10119 Construction Accounting 3.00
BLDG10060 Sustainable Construction Techniques 3.00
BLDG10061 Facility Management 2.00
LABREA643 Construction Human And Labour Relations 3.00
MGMTEA641 Construction Management 2 4.00

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • Attend industry events and field trips.
  • Participate in department research.
  • Explore applications for new technology including AR/VR, drones and laser scanning.
  • Create capstone projects involving industry experts.
  • Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms.

This co-op program has been accredited by CEWIL Canada. This represents the highest standard of achievement for co-op programs in Canada.

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

Architectural Technology - Design 

Co-op Format

September to December January to AprilMay to August
Semester 1Semester 1 or 2Semester 2 or Vacation
Semester 3Work Term 1Semester 4
Work Term 2Semester 5Work Term 3
Semester 6  

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Co-op Delivery and Fees

This program has a mandatory co-op, as part of the program of study. The annual co-op fee structure can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.

For questions, please contact the Co-op Specialist listed at the bottom of the webpage.  

Driver's License and Vehicle

Please note that many of co-op positions for this program require that students have a valid driver’s license ('G' class preferred) and access to a vehicle.

Co-op Designation 

This program offers three co-op work term opportunities but requires two completed co-op work terms for the co-op designation. 

Work Term Capabilities

(which do not reflect individual work experiences & exposures)

Work Term 1 and 2

Drafting

  • Detailing and preparation of residential design drawings including working drawings.
  • AutoCAD/Revit for drawing preparation.

Building Construction

  • The student has studied the properties of major construction materials such as concrete, steel and wood.
  • Residential construction materials and techniques have been studied. This includes the most common construction practices from the footings to the roof.

Contracts and Economics

  • The student has completed a basic estimating course including quantity take-offs, unit costs and overall quantities and costs.
  • The student is familiar with contractual relationships in the building industry including fundamentals of contracts and types of contracts.

Building Services

  • The student has studied mechanical and electrical systems related to residential construction including heat loss calculations, plumbing system design and drawing, and the drawing of electrical services.

Structural Design

  • The student has studied the fundamentals of statics and applied them to basic design of columns and beams and simple structural systems.

Work Term 3

The student has completed studies related to light commercial construction in the subject areas of Building Construction, Drafting and Design, Building Services, Contracts and Economics, Building Code, and Structural Design.

After the fifth academic semester, the student has completed courses related to architectural design, production of details and drawings, building services, building exterior and interior finishes, contracts and specifications. The studies relate to the construction process from award of contract to completion of the contract and occupancy of the building.

Co-op Pay RangeCo-op Pay Average
Range: $16.55 - $27.00Average: $20.00

For further information, please contact:

Trent Jarvis, Co-op Specialist
Phone: 905-575-2171
Email: trent.jarvis [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Trent Jarvis)


Architectural Technology - Construction 

Co-op Format 

Sept-DecJan-AprMay-Aug
Semester 1Semester 1 or 2Semester 2 or Vacation
Semester 3Work Term 1Semester 4
Work Term 2Semester 5Work Term 3
Semester 6  

Co-op Delivery and Fees

This program has a mandatory co-op, as part of the program of study. The annual co-op fee structure can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.

For questions, please contact the Co-op Specialist listed at the bottom of the webpage.

Driver's License and Vehicle

Please note that many of co-op positions for this program require that students have a valid driver’s license ('G' class preferred) and access to a vehicle.

Co-op Designation 

This program offers three co-op work term opportunities but requires two completed co-op work terms for the co-op designation. 

Work Term Capabilities

(Which do not reflect individual work experiences & exposures)

Work Term 1 and 2

Drafting

  • Detailing and preparation of residential design drawings including working drawings.
  • AutoCAD/Revit for drawing preparation.

Building Construction

  • The student has studied the properties of major construction materials such as concrete, steel and wood.
  • Residential construction materials and techniques have been studied. This includes the most common construction practices from the footings to the roof.

Contracts and Economics

  • The student has completed a basic estimating course including quantity take-offs, unit costs and overall quantities and costs.
  • The student is familiar with contractual relationships in the building industry including fundamentals of contracts and types of contracts.

Building Services

  • The student has studied mechanical and electrical systems related to residential construction including heat loss calculations, plumbing system design and drawing, and the drawing of electrical services.

Structural Design

  • The student has studied the fundamentals of statics and applied them to basic design of columns and beams and simple structural systems.

Work Term 3

The student has completed studies related to light commercial construction in the subject areas of Building Construction, Drafting and Design, Building Services, Contracts and Economics, Building Code, and Structural Design.

After the fifth academic semester, the student has completed courses related to Construction Computer Applications, Construction Management, Construction Financial Management, Labour Relations, Sustainable Construction and Facilities Management. The studies relate to the construction process from award of contract to completion of the contract and occupancy of the building.

Co-op Pay RangeCo-op Pay Average
Range: $16.55 - $27.00Average: $20.00

 

For further information, please contact:

Trent Jarvis, Co-op Specialist
Phone: 905-575-2171
Email: trent.jarvis [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Trent Jarvis)

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 Technologist
  • Building Official
  • Construction/Facilities Manager
  • Estimator/Scheduler
  • Occupational Categories
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • BIM Manager
  • Technical Consultant
  • Sales Associate

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)

Graduates meet the academic requirements for membership in the following professional associations:

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

We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. *  

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

 

Pathways beyond Mohawk

Earn a degree:

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 and REVIT 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
Should students wish to purchase a device we recommend that students get in touch with their program coordinator. Hardware needs change depending on the semester.

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Natalie Przerwa

My experience at Mohawk College has been a great one! The architectural technologist program has taught me skills required upon graduation and entering the career world. Great professors challenged me every day and gave me helpful tips that allowed me to succeed. As well as going above and beyond by providing guest speakers, field trips, and after-school events, that helped my network and knowledge of different career experiences. The 3-year co-op placement program has given me an immense head start toward a future career. Having the 3, 4-month co-op placements really allowed me to achieve a diverse network which has benefited me in many ways. Gaining a full-time career at Walters Inc. right out of college has made me appreciate all the hard work that needed to be done. I’m glad I chose to attend Mohawk College, it was well worth the ride!

Natalie Przerwa, Graduate 2017

Chris Hopkins

My experience at Mohawk College was outstanding. The Architectural Technology program taught me many of the skills required that are needed for post graduation in the workplace. I can’t say enough about the experiences and opportunities provided to us through guest speakers, field trips and the general knowledge the professors had from past work experience. The most valuable part of this program is the co-op opportunity, obtaining your own position with the assistance from the college teaches you how to present yourself in a professional manner, and detail your skills for a specific job opportunity. I completed a total of 12 months of co-op with G.S. Wark Limited during school, and I am proud to say I was offered full time employment directly out of school. G.S. Wark Limited was a great employer to a co-op student and the skills I learned were invaluable, I am enjoying the early stages of my full-time career as an Estimator and Project Coordinator and look forward to the future, and growing with this company. I would highly recommend this program to future students.

Chris Hopkins, Graduate 2017