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Architecture Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from an Architectural Technician career

The architecture industry is constantly evolving as advancing technology and modern developments lead to new and exciting design and construction opportunities. Architectural technicians play a vital role in the industry, working alongside architectural professionals to plan and execute sophisticated residential and commercial designs. Architecture programs at Ontario colleges train students to enter this progressive field, with practical skills and advanced training with the latest architectural technology.

If you’re interested in designing and planning buildings and want to start a career in the architectural field, here’s what you need to know. More

Architecture Courses

Architecture programs generally fall into one of two categories:

  • Architectural Technician. These programs are two-year diploma programs that prepare students for work in the construction industry, alongside architects, engineers, contractors and other professionals. Students will learn to prepare construction drawings and specifications as well as architectural designs, using the latest computer technology. Course topics include drafting, building code standards, materials and measurements, as well as the history of architecture and architectural design.
  • Architectural Technology. Architectural technology programs have the same foundations as technician programs, but have a third year that is used for more advanced training. Depending on the program, the third year may involve further general knowledge and additional training with architecture software and technology, or specialized training in one area of architecture, such as commercial detailing.

Specialty architecture programs are also available. For example, the green architecture graduate certificate program focuses on environmentally friendly construction and designing for sustainability, while the three-year architecture and construction program combines design training with construction industry skills such as estimating, building codes, building systems and more.

General Architecture Program Requirements

Ontario college architecture programs typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including grade 12 English and mathematics credits. For architecture graduate programs, completion of a degree or diploma in a related program is required.

Architecture Jobs and Salaries

Architectural technicians and technologists can work in the private sector, as well as with municipal, provincial or federal agencies. They work alongside a number of professionals, including architects, engineers, contractors, builders, developers and more.

Starting salaries for architectural technicians are typically between $32,000 and $35,000 per year.

Ontario Colleges Offering Architecture Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of architecture programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Architectural Technician CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3101
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technician CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Architectural Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3101
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technician DURHAM WHITBY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ARHC
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technician GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T132
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technician GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Architectural Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T132
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technician GEORGIAN BARRIE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: ARTC
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technician LOYALIST MAIN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ARCH
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technician SHERIDAN DAVIS (BRAMPTON) CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PATCN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technician SHERIDAN MISSISSAUGA CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PATCN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technician SHERIDAN MISSISSAUGA OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Architectural Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PATCN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technician (WEEKEND OFFERING) ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technician (WEEKEND OFFERING)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0188W01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is A Weekend Offering. Contact The College For Details. This Program Is Offered In A Co-Op Delivery Mode, With Departmental Approval. This Mobile Learning Program Requires Students To Supply And Use A Laptop Or Other Device Specified By The Program.

Show details Architectural Technician/Technology ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technician/Technology


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0188X01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is Also Offered In A Co-Op Delivery Mode, With Departmental Approval. Entrance Requirement For The Technology Program Is Successful Completion Of The Two-Year Technician Program.

Show details Architectural Technician/Technology ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Architectural Technician/Technology


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0188X01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Is Also Offered In A Co-Op Delivery Mode, With Departmental Approval. Entrance Requirement For The Technology Program Is Successful Completion Of The Two-Year Technician Program.

Show details Architectural Technology CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technology


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3105
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technology CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Architectural Technology


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 3105
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technology DURHAM WHITBY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technology


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ARHY
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technology FANSHAWE LONDON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technology


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ATY1
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technology FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Architectural Technology


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ATY1
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technology GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Architectural Technology


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T109
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Architectural Technology GEORGE BROWN CASA LOMA CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Architectural Technology


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: T109
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

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