Architectural Technology - 531

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
Create structures that define our community and specialize in building design or construction.

Program Highlights

  • Learn residential and Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) design and construction
  • 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)

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.

Program Length

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

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Tuition and Fees

2017 - 2018 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Tuition Fees $1,460.67 $1,460.67
Mandatory Ancillary Fees $686.50 $629.35
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Co-op Fees $237.50 $237.50
Total 1st Year Fees $4,712.19

Full Cost Breakdown

2017 - 2018 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Tuition Fees $7,130.43 $7,130.43
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Co-op Fees $237.50 $237.50
Total 1st Year Fees $15,560.86

Full Cost Breakdown

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Additional Information


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; MAP4C ≥ 80% or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent*
    • Grade 11 Physics and Grade 10, 11 or 12 Design Technology recommended

Option 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 between 60-79% who would like to challenge the math requirements may do so by writing a Pre-admission assessment test for a fee.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Work Experience

Co-op Education Advantage

View the co-op format for this program.

Academic Opportunities

Pathways and Credit Transfer

View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.

For transfer opportunities, visit Pathways and Credit Transfer

Career Opportunities

Industries of Employment:

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

Occupational Categories:

  • Architectural Technologists
  • Building Inspectors
  • Construction/Facilities Managers
  • Plans Examiners
  • Estimators/Schedulers
  • Occupational Categories

Graduate Opportunities

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 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.

Additional Information


  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO), the Canadian Institute of Quality Surveyors (CIQS) and the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA).
Fennell Campus (FF)
Sep 2018
Jan 2019
Co-op option

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