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George Brown College Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology
George Brown College

Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology

Toronto, Canada

3 Years

English

Full time

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CAD 18,298 / per year

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Introduction

Design can change the world. Architectural technologists are key members of a project team and play a vital role in turning conceptual design ideas into technical construction documents and practical, buildable solutions. This three-year program provides you with the essential knowledge base and fundamental skills required to work as an architectural technologist within the many companies and sectors of the architectural and construction industry. Performing tasks of a technical nature, you will be part of a team of professionals and tradespeople involved in the building design, construction and management process.

Learning in interactive studios with the most current equipment and software, you will develop a solid foundation of diverse and practical skills required to be involved in projects ranging from new construction to alterations and renovations in the residential, commercial and high-rise sectors of the architectural, engineering and construction industry. The Architectural Technology program prepares you to apply current practices of the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, including:

  • building design
  • green and sustainable design
  • sustainability
  • building codes and regulations
  • building science
  • construction law and contracts
  • technical writing
  • specifications
  • cost planning

In addition to technical design skills, you will also develop and apply skills in Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), Building Information Modeling (BIM), 3D rendering and digital modelling. Students collaborate in teams within a simulated office environment to complete projects involving proposals, designs and construction documents for both new and existing facilities.

Note: If you enrol in the program in January, you are required to complete Semester 2 in the summer (May to August) of the same year in order to continue into semester 3 in the fall.

Your Field Education Options

A co-operative work experience component in the Architectural Technology program will be available for a selected number of students. The intake for this co-op program is limited and applications are subject to approval by the School of Architectural Studies academic department.

Those who enter the program will complete Semester 5 from May to August, and co-op placement will take place from September to December. The final sixth semester will be offered through a blend of in-class and online studies, allowing students to graduate in April of their final year of study. It will also allow students the opportunity to continue part-time work while completing their final semester of studies. More details are available through the department.

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