Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
Please Note: Architectural Technician is also offered in person.
Centennial College's Architectural Technician program will prepare you for a variety of careers in the building industry. For example, as an employee of an architectural firm, you may assist with preparing design and construction drawings and carry out contract administration tasks during the construction phase. You may also work in drafting, design or sales for a building material manufacturer or supplier.
This diploma program will place a strong emphasis on energy-efficient, sustainable design and construction strategies, and protecting the environment. You'll learn to use state-of-the-art computer technology as well as prepare designs and construction drawings for residential, industrial, commercial and institutional buildings. Knowledge of building materials, construction methods, structural design, mechanical and electrical services, building codes and zoning by-laws will round out your training.
Career Options and Education Pathways
Career Options and Education PathwaysPrinter Friendly
Companies Offering Jobs
Romanov Romanov Architects Inc., Hunt Design Associates Inc., Lapointe Architects, Cassidy & Company Architectural Technologists
- A project-based curriculum that focuses on a different building type each semester, and a strong foundation in technical skills and knowledge prepare you for the job market.
- A strong emphasis on energy-efficient design and other sustainable design strategies responds to a growing demand in the building industry.
- Program faculty members hold advanced degrees, licenses or credentials in architecture, architectural technology, building science, engineering and green building.
- Many program faculty members are current industry practitioners.
- Prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply for the full three-year Architectural Technology program. However, qualified graduates of this two-year Architectural Technician program may apply to transfer into the third year to complete the Architectural Technology program.
- Architectural CAD Operator
- Architectural designer
- Interior design draftsperson
- Architectural draftsperson
- Municipal plans examiner
- Building inspector
- Building materials sales representative
Listed below are the degree pathways from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Please note that each pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
|Partner Institution||Degree Program|
|Algoma University||Honours Bachelor of Arts in multiple majors|
|Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing|
|Bachelor of Science in multiple majors|
|Bachelor of Computer Science - multiple majors|
|Algonquin College||Bachelor of Building Science|
|Athabasca University||Bachelor of Science - Architecture Post Diploma|
|Brock University||Honours Bachelor of Science in Core Sciences - Multiple Majors|
|Davenport University||Bachelor of Business Administration - General Business|
|Lawrence Technological University||Bachelor of Architecture|
|Master of Architecture|
|Ontario Tech University||Honours Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology|
|Seneca College||Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus||Honours Bachelor of Arts|
|York University||Honours Bachelor degree in any major|
|Honours Computer Science|
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please visit ONCAT.
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on education partners.
Graduates may apply for:
- Membership in the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO)
- Building Code Identification Number (BCIN)
- LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) professional credential
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/programs-courses/full-time/architectural-technician for a full listing of our current accreditations.
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
- Grade 11 Mathematics (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|