Architectural Technology
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  • Program Length:
  • Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September and January

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Grade 12 Math (C) or (U).
Highly recommended courses (not a formal requirement):
  • Technical Drafting
  • Construction
  • Physics (C) or (U).
  • English (C) or (U).
  • Art
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
An Architectural Technologist assists the architect or engineer in the assembly of drawings or documents for residential, industrial or commercial projects. Working as a team member, the graduate is involved with estimating projects and their specifications. In “detailing” they help create drawings for the assembly of construction components. Field work can include quality control and job site supervision.

This program will appeal to those with a strong interest in building design and construction. An aptitude for math and strong technical skills are important along with the ability to be effective in a group environment.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Proven pathways to university with Lawrence Technological University for graduates to obtain a degree in Architecture.
  • Practical application of employable construction skills (ie. residential framing).
  • Real world experiences with educational fieldtrips to different cities such as Chicago, Pittsburgh and others to study the built environment and tour buildings under construction.
  • Integration of Door’s Open Ontario (Windsor), Habitat for Humanity (Windsor Chapter) and industry related conferences.
  • Courses in Urban Studies and Planning.
  • Further integration of BIM modeling.
  • Dedicated resource room for Architectural Technology students.
  • Optional Ontario Building Code certification towards a registered BCIN number.
  • As one of the original programs offered at St. Clair College, with over 45 years of rich history tied to the program, we benefit from a diverse alumni group which keeps us linked to industry’s current and emerging trends.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Typical entry level positions include junior designer or draftsperson, junior estimator and junior project coordinator. Opportunities exist with architectural and engineering firms, general and sub-contractors, government agencies, homebuilders, building product manufacturers and in sales.

DEGREE COMPLETION
Graduates of this program that meet our partnering institutions criteria may elect to pursue a professional degree in Architecture, leading to licensure, at the following universities:
  • Lawrence Technological University – Students receive credit towards an undergraduate degree and a Master’s of Architecture at LTU.
  • Boston Architectural College – Students receive direct entry into a Master’s of Architecture Program and are eligible for full participation in the work placement components of the curriculum at the BAC.
For detailed information on either of these articulation agreements, please contact the Architectural Technology Department at St. Clair College. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: T020

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
ENG212LS
2
Communications I
ARC101B
4
Drafting & Design I
ARC102B
3
Construction Theory I
ARC103B
3
Building Services I
ARC125
2
Building CAD I
MTH143
3
Math for Construction I
CVL105
3
Surveying

Semester 2
ARC209
4
Drafting & Design II
ARC202B
3
Estimating & Specification
ARC204
3
Building CAD II
ARC211
3
Construction Applications
MTH243
3
Math for Construction II
CVL205B
4
Statics
ARC239
3
Ontario Building Code 1


Semester 3
ARC301B
5
CAD/Drafting & Design III
ARC302B
2
Construction Theory II
ARC303B
3
Building Services II
ARC304B
3
Building CAD III
ARC305
3
Structural Steel Design
ARC306
2
Architectural Detailing I
ARC339B
2
Ontario Building Code - Large Buildings

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 4
ARC300GE
3
Influences of Art on Building
ARC401B
5
CAD/Drafting & Design IV
ARC404B
3
Building CAD IV
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
ARC405
3
Reinforced Concrete Design
ARC406
2
Architectural Detailing II
ARC400
2
Visual Communications

Semester 5
ARC501
5

CAD Drafting & Design V
OR
ARC501A
5
CAD Drafting & Design V
ARC502A
3
Computer Estimating II
ARC504A
3
Building CAD V
ARC505
3
Material Testing
ARC410
2
Environmental Design
ENG312LS
2

Communications II

Semester 6
ARC600
2
Personal Portfolio
ARC601
6

CAD Drafting & Design VI
OR
ARC601A
6
CAD Drafting & Design VI
ARC602A
2
Contracts & Specifications
ARC604
3
Building CAD VI
ARC610
2
Project Management
ELEC1030
3

General Education Elective
OR
ARC155G
3
Habitat and Humanity