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Our Architectural Technology Fast-Track program allows qualified graduates with a university degree in architecture (including those from foreign universities) to gain direct admission into the third semester of the three-year Architectural Technology program and receive their diploma in four academic semesters. This Fast-Track program is primarily aimed at internationally-trained professionals seeking knowledge of North American construction practice and language.
In this engineering program, you will use state-of-the-art computer technology to prepare designs, construction drawings, specifications and reports needed to communicate with clients, builders and approval authorities. Activities include preparing drawings for commercial, institutional, complex and multi-use buildings. You are also 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.
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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
Companies Offering Jobs
With companies such as Cassidy & Company, Architectural Technologists, Hunt Design Associates Inc., Romanov Romanov, Architects, and LaPointe Architects hiring program grads, you will not be limited in your options.
- Program faculty members have advanced degrees, licences and credentials in architecture, architectural technology, building science, engineering and green building. Among them are many current industry practitioners.
- The courses include a strong focus on energy-efficient, sustainable design and construction strategies, and protecting the environment.
- A project-based curriculum that highlights a different building type each semester, and provides you with a strong foundation in technical knowledge to give you an advantage.
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on education partners.
Graduates may pursue:
Academic certification by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board, which can lead to Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) membership as a Licensed Architect
Ontario Association of Applied Architectural Sciences (OAAAS) membership, which can lead to Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) membership as a Licensed Technologist OAA
Membership in the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO)
Building Code Identification Number (BCIN)
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professional credential
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/programs-courses/full-time/architectural-technology-fast-track for a full listing of our current accreditations.
- Architectural technologist
- Architectural CAD operator
- Architectural drafter
- Building inspector
- Municipal plans examiner
- Specifications writer
- Building material sales representative
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- University degree in architecture
- Transcript and resume review
- Centennial College English Skills Assessment (must score 170 or 171 for admission)
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.
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.
Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: 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 2015.
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