Combining creativity with the hands-on world of building construction

The buildings of the future need qualified and inspired architects today. Combining creativity with the hands-on world of construction, Fanshawe's Architectural Technology program will introduce you to the dynamic, exciting and always in-demand world of building design.

The potential for growth and career satisfaction in the architectural field is high. With your advanced diploma, you'll learn the principles of design, focusing your ideas into projects that have the potential to succeed. As well, you'll learn about contemporary building methods and structural and environmental engineering in our architecture technology courses. With the promising growth of environmentally sustainable buildings, our technology-focused program will give you the knowledge of the latest architectural trends and techniques. Through our building inspector courses, you'll be able to follow your passions and hone the skills that excite you.

Hands-on learning in our architecture technology courses

You'll also gain hands-on knowledge of how buildings are created from their inception to completion and their inspection by working on realistic residential, industrial, commercial and institutional projects. All this will be topped off with four paid co-op work terms.

When you graduate, you'll be qualified to work as a plans examiner, building inspector, draftsperson, facilities manager, or even as a technical sales representative. Your passions and strengths will determine your career path in this diverse field.

This program is accredited by Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada. This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada and recognizes Fanshawe's commitment to excellence.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream with:

  • Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Mathematics one of:
    • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) (preferred)
    • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
    • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics* (C) (Note: minimum final grade required is 60)
      OR
      Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
      OR
      Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
      OR
      Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) and:
  • Mathematics one of:
    • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) (preferred)
    • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
    • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics* (C) (Note: minimum final grade required is 60)
      OR
      Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grades stated above.

Note:

Applicants who lack required courses may be admitted to the program subject to appropriate prior upgrading.

*Students entering with Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C) will be required to take additional preparatory mathematics as part of their program of study.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years.
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years.
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years.
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10.

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Construction Engineering Technology (C)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U)
  • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U)
  • Secondary School (U) level courses will prepare the applicant for program instruction
  • Word Processing and Computer Application Skills
  • It is recommended that students in the Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program take a Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course within the ACE program.

Advanced Standing

  • Credit for any course in the program will be given to students who can demonstrate that they have the required skills to meet the objectives of the course.

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full).
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements.
Note:

Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Architectural Technology program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Architectural Technology program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Architectural Technology program.

Career Opportunities

The graduate may find career opportunities with professional architectural and engineering firms, construction companies, industrial and commercial corporations, and government agencies. After the suitable experience, graduates will be qualified for positions such as; architectural assistant/technologist, job captain, senior draftsperson, project coordinator/manager, field supervisor, specification writer, clerk of works, inspector, technical representative, and self-employment.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated October 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
May 2020
Sep 2020
Duration
3 years
Full-time
Price
7,023 CAD
Canadian Tuition Fee: $1,360.26 International Tuition Fee: $7,023.00
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