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Architectural Technology

Fanshawe College
3 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
London (Ontario, Canada)
English
January 2021

Program description

Architectural Technology

The buildings of the future need qualified and inspired architects today. Combining creativity with the hands-on world of construction, Fanshawe's Architectural Technology program will introduce you to the dynamic, exciting and always in-demand world of building design.

The potential for growth and career satisfaction in the architectural field is high. With your advanced diploma, you'll learn the principles of design, focusing your ideas into projects that have the potential to succeed. As well, you'll learn about contemporary building methods, and structural and environmental engineering in our architecture technology courses. With the promising growth of environmentally sustainable buildings, our technology-focused program will give you the knowledge of the latest architectural trends and techniques. Through our building inspector courses, you'll be able to follow your passions and hone the skills that excite you

Admission requirements

  • OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH
  • Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Mathematics ONE OF
    • Any Grade 11 Mathematics for College Technology (C) (preferred)
    • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
    • Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics* (C) (Note: minimum final grade required is 60)

OR

  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)

OR

  • Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate

OR

  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND
  • Mathematics ONE OF
    • Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology (C) (preferred)
    • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (U)
    • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (U)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C) (minimum final grade required is 65)

OR

  • Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses stated above

Note

  • Applicants who lack required courses may be admitted to the program subject to appropriate prior upgrading
  • Students entering with Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (C) will be required to take additional preparatory mathematics as part of their program of study

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years SDS Program Requirements
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with a score of 60 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 50 in listening
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.


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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Architectural Design 1
  • Architectural AutoCAD 1
  • Reason and Writing 1-Technology
  • Architectural Fundamentals 1
  • Materials and Methods 1
  • Statics
  • History of Architecture
  • Mathematics in Technology 1

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Architectural AutoCAD 2
  • Architectural Design and Project 2
  • Ontario Building Code 1
  • Materials and Methods 2
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Health and Safety
  • Sustainability in the Built Environment

Level 3

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Architectural Design and Project 3
  • Ontario Building Code 2
  • Environmental Engineering-Electrical
  • Materials and Methods 3
  • Quantities
  • Structural Engineering 1
  • Building Information Modelling-Intro

Level 4

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Architectural Design and Project 4
  • Building Information Modelling-Inter
  • Environmental Engineering-HVAC
  • Materials and Methods 4
  • Structural Engineering 2
  • Urban Environmental Studies

Level 5

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Building Science 1
  • Architectural Design and Project 5
  • Architectural Practice and Processes 1
  • Specifications 1
  • Structural Engineering 3

Level 6

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Architectural Design and Project 6
  • Building Science 2
  • Architectural Practice and Processes 2
  • Specifications 2
  • Structural Engineering 4
  • Technical Report Prod for Bldg Tech'y

Co-op Course

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Co-operative Education Employment Prep

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 1,360.26 CAD, and the total fees are 2,319.93 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,233.50 CAD, and the total fees are 8,799.15 CAD.

For more detailed information about fees, please visit the institute webpage.

Qualification

Credential - Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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

Career opportunities

The graduate may find career opportunities with professional architectural and engineering firms, construction companies, industrial and commercial corporations and government agencies. After suitable experience, graduates will be qualified for positions such as; architectural assistant/technologist, job captain, senior draftsperson, project co-ordinator/manager, field supervisor, specification writer, clerk of works, inspector, technical representative and self-employment

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Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...


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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

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Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario
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