Architectural Technology | St. Clair College
Program Code: T020
Status: Open
Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Starts: September, January
Contact:
Craig Skoyles
519-972-2727 ext. 4463

Program Overview

An Architectural Technologist assists the architect or engineer in the assembly of drawings and documents for residential, commercial and industrial projects. The graduate is involved with building design, construction drawings, project estimating, and construction specifications. As a detailer, they help develop drawings for the assembly of a building’s structure. As a worker on site their duties may include quality control and job site supervision. This program is designed for creative individuals with a strong interest in building design, construction and planning. An aptitude for math and strong technical skills are important along with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Program Highlights

  • Proven pathways to university through Lawrence Technological University or Boston Architectural College, 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.

Career Opportunities

Typical entry-level positions include junior designer or draftsperson, junior estimator and project coordinator. Opportunities exist with architectural and engineering firms, general and sub-contractors, government agencies, homebuilders, building product manufacturers and in sales.

Degree Completions

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.

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.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
ARC101B
Drafting & Design I
4
AEC102
Construction Theory
3
AEC103
Building Services 1
3
AEC104
Building CAD 1
3
AEC115
Surveying
3
ENG212LS
Communications 1
2
MTH143
Mathematics I
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
ARC209
Drafting & Design 2
4
AEC202
Estimating & Specifications
3
AEC204
Building CAD 2
3
AEC211
Construction Applications
3
AEC239
Ontario Building Code 1
3
MTH243
Mathematics II
3
AEC205
Statics And Strength Of Materials
4
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
ARC301B
CAD Drafting & Design 3
5
ARC302B
Construction Theory 2
2
ARC303B
Building Services II
3
ARC304B
Building CAD III
3
ARC305
Structural Steel Design
3
ARC306
Architectural Detailing 1
2
ARC339B
Ontario Building Code-Large Buildings
2
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
ARC300GE
Influences Of Art On Building
3
ARC401B
CAD/Drafting & Design IV
5
ARC404B
Building CAD IV
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
ARC405
Reinforced Concrete Design
3
ARC406
Architectural Detailing 2
2
ARC400
Visual Communications
2
Semester 5
Code Title Credits
ARC502A
Computer Estimating 2
3
ARC504A
Building CAD V
3
ARC505
Material Testing
3
ARC410
Environmental Design
2
ENG312LS
Communications II
2
Choose one of:
ARC501
CAD Drafting & Design V
5
ARC501A
CAD Drafting And Design V
5
Semester 6
Code Title Credits
ARC600
Personal Portfolio
2
ARC602A
Contracts & Specifications
2
ARC604
Building CAD VI
3
ARC610
Project Management
2
Choose one of:
ARC601
Drafting & Design VI
6
ARC601A
CAD Drafting And Design VI
6
Choose one of:
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
ARC155G
Habitat And Humanity
3

Your Investment

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

2019-2020 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.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Architectural Technology (Ontario College Advanced Diploma) (MTCU Code 60600)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Communicate with clients, contractors, other building professionals, and approval authorities.
  2. Prepare, read, interpret, and revise drawings, and other graphical representations used in building projects.
  3. Obtain, analyze, prepare, and revise specifications and other project documents used in design and construction.
  4. Prepare estimates of time, costs, and quantity, and participate in the tendering process.
  5. Solve technical problems related to building projects through the application of principles of building science and mathematics.
  6. Collaborate with and coordinate information from structural, mechanical, and electrical building systems professionals.
  7. Contribute to the design of architectural projects.
  8. Contribute to the analysis, planning, and preparation of site planning documents.
  9. Comply with the legal and ethical requirements of an architectural technologist in the practice of building design and construction.
  10. Assess buildings and their interiors, and make recommendations for their repurposing and renovation.
  11. Ensure personal safety and contribute to the safety of others in the workplace.
  12. Participate in sustainable design and building practices.
  13. Use and evaluate current and emerging technology to support building projects.
  14. Assist in the planning, scheduling, and monitoring of building projects.
  15. Apply business principles to design and building practices.