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Program Details

  • Program Code:3101
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Ontario College Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:2 years/ 4 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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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 Pathways

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Companies Offering Jobs

Romanov Romanov Architects Inc., Hunt Design Associates Inc., Lapointe Architects, Cassidy & Company Architectural Technologists

Program Highlights

  • 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.

Career Outlook

  • Architectural CAD Operator
  • Architectural draftsperson
  • Draftsperson
  • Municipal plans examiner
  • Building inspector
  • Building materials sales representative

Education Pathways

Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partner 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 for more information on articulation agreements.

For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.

Educational Partners

Please visit our website at for more information on education partners.

Professional Associations

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 for a full listing of our current accreditations.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Additional Requirements

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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 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 For more information go to Application Fees.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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

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

International Students

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 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

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 Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,140.24 $3,861.24
International $16,377.00 $1,649.24 $18,026.24

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