Learning in state-of-the-art architectural studios with the most up-to-date equipment and software, you will develop a solid foundation of architectural, technical and administrative skills grounded in sustainable design. The Architectural Technology program prepares you to apply current practices of the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, including construction law and contracts, technical writing, specifications, project design and cost planning. In addition to technical design, you will also develop and apply skills in computer-aided drafting, 3D rendering and digital modeling, building codes and regulations.
In a simulated office environment, students collaborate in teams to complete projects involving site visits, proposals and designs for both new and existing facilities.
*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.
Part Time Study Options Part-time study options are not available for this program; however, our Continuing Education department offers evening courses and part-time certificate programs in AUTOCAD and Building/Construction Technologies. See coned.georgebrown.ca.
Your Field Study Options
A co-operative work experience component in the Architectural Technology Program (T109) 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 academic department (Centre for Construction & Engineering Technologies).
Those who enter the program will complete semester 5 during the May to August semester and co-op placement will take place from September to December. The 6th semester will be offered through a blend of in-person 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.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).
In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.
To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes