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Architectural Technology

Turn design dreams into practical building plans, helping craft the spaces that surround us.

Gain the skills and knowledge to turn ideas into fully functional plans that improve our world.

You’re a problem solver with an eye for detail and a passion for the built environment. Combine your curiosity with state-of-the-art technology to help reimagine the spaces in which we live, work, and relax every day.

Architectural technologists play a vital role in the planning of building projects, transforming conceptual designs into the functional technical documents needed for construction.

The Architectural Technology program introduces and develops the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to work in this dynamic industry. This program uses state-of-the-art Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology to develop visualizations and analyses and inform project planning and administration. Using collaborative strategies, students will complete residential and commercial projects based on the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry and develop practical, career-focused skills.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • Program Delivery
    In-person
  • In-person Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • Intake
    Fall
  • Program Length
    20 months
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $12,900 – $14,300
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Direct entry
  • Work-Integrated Learning
    Gain hands-on experience with real work opportunities
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you’ll develop the technical, analytical and professional skills needed to pursue an architectural technology career in the architectural, engineering and construction fields.

TERM 1

Build fundamental skills in the field of architectural technology.

TERM 2

Explore architectural technology fundamentals while developing skills in building modelling and technical construction documentation.

TERM 3

Put your learned skills into practice at a paid co-op work placement. Gain valuable work experience, meet industry connections and expand your network.

TERM 4

Develop an understanding of building standards and contract administration while expanding your detailing and building modelling skills.

TERM 5

Complete your major capstone project while developing advanced detailing and building modelling methods and expanding your contract administration knowledge.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Architectural technician/technologist
  • BIM technologist
  • Draftsperson
  • Specification writer
  • Contract administrator
  • Building component technologist

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Develop your understanding of building design and technical construction documentation in small, collaborative classes.
Program instructors come from industry and bring real world experience to the learning environment.
Translate conceptual designs into technical construction drawings using the same architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) software as industry experts.
Develop skills in creating construction documents that meet industry expectations.
Gain experience and practice using software used in today’s AEC industries.

Graduate Success

Graduates of the Architectural Technology program have the knowledge and skills needed to work as architectural technologists in multiple sectors of the architectural, engineering and construction industry.

Thrive in a technology-driven industry

Architectural Technology graduates use the latest software and develop career-focused technical skills, allowing them to contribute immediately to architectural, engineering and construction projects.

Become a key member of your project team

Architectural Technology graduates play a vital role in any project, turning conceptual designs into functional construction documents.

Excel and adapt throughout your career

Architectural Technology graduates are lifelong learners, ready to tackle new, complex challenges and sharpen their skills in a dynamic industry.

“I had the opportunity to learn from instructors that are passionate about what they do, giving me the skills and knowledge that I needed to start my career as an architectural technologist.“

Matthew Dakin-Sas – Architectural Technologist
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“RRC Polytech has provided me with the skills, knowledge and connections I need to thrive in my field of work, allowing me to pursue a route that I am passionate about and providing opportunities for my future.”

Curtis Fox – Architectural Technologist
LM Architectural Group

“I appreciate that RRC Polytech allowed me to try out many different aspects of my desired profession, preparing me for my future career and helping guide me down a path that I enjoy.”

Julio Silva
Ironclad Developments Inc.

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

This program requires strong attention to detail, collaboration and a desire to adapt and thrive in a dynamic, technology-driven industry. Your interest in the built environment, passion for solving problems and sense of curiosity will enhance your academic and career success.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Challenge-driven
  • Critical thinker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Logical thinker
  • Technical thinker

SKILLS

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Lifelong learning
  • Problem solving
  • Strategic thinking

INTERESTS

  • Built environments
  • Construction
  • Architecture
  • Computer-aided drafting (CAD)
  • Computer technology
  • Building information modelling (BIM)
  • Design
  • Engineering

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LIST OF COURSES

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