The two-year Architectural Technician program involves preparing designs, construction drawings and specifications for a variety of building types and will appeal to both your creative and analytical side with instruction in freehand sketching, history of architecture, renovation and restoration, site planning and technical communications. The sustainable design skills you gain will make students relevant in today’s increasingly eco-friendly architectural field. Graduates are eligible to apply for additional industry-relevant certifications. Under the guidance of an architect, graduates employed in this field will be skilled in analyzing building codes to determine design requirements; drafting contract and bidding documents; assisting architects with drafting construction and design plans; and constructing design models. Please note: students will be required to purchase green tag safety boots in order to participate in many laboratory settings.
As a graduate, you can find employment in introductory or junior positions as technicians in a number of settings including: * Architect’s office * Construction firm * Engineering firm * Facilities management * Municipal, provincial and federal building agency * Project co-ordinator * Real estate Please note: You are encouraged to consider going on to complete your technologist diploma afterwards to enhance your employability skills.