Architectural Technology (Fast Track/Co-op)
Not only will the Architectural Technology (Fast Track/Co-op) program get you into the field faster, it will also ensure you have real world experience that will put you ahead of the competition.
If you have completed a degree in architecture, including one from a foreign university, you may be granted direct admission into the third semester of the three-year Architectural Technology program and receive your diploma in four academic semesters.
Your time in this School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program will be split between theoretical lectures, hands-on learning and two work terms as a paid employee in the architectural technology field. The work experience will not only enhance your education by allowing you to apply your skills to the real world, it will also allow you to make valuable career contacts.
During the in-class portion of the Architectural Technology (Fast Track/Co-op) program, meanwhile, you will learn to prepare designs, construction drawings, specifications and reports needed to communicate with clients, construction professionals and approval authorities. You will use state-of-the-art technology to prepare these drawings for commercial, institutional, complex and multi-use buildings.
You will also be introduced to building materials, construction methods, structural design, mechanical and electrical services, building codes, contracts, specifications and the business environment for providing design and construction services.
Throughout the undertaking, you will find a strong emphasis on energy efficient design, sustainable design and construction strategies, and protecting the environment.
This Fast Track program is primarily aimed at internationally trained professionals seeking knowledge of North American construction practice and language.
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