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Architectural Technology

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma, Architectural Technologist
  • Grade 12 academic or equivalent
  • Grade 12 academic English, minimum of 65%
  • Grade 12 academic math, minimum of 65%
  • Grade 11 or 12 physics, minimum of 65%*
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

*Applicants with a mark of 80% or higher in Grade 12 academic math may be exempt from the physics requirement

Note:  Applicants are strongly encouraged to have training or experience in the use of computers such as operating systems, keyboarding, desktop application software, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 4,389 $4,721
Student Union $ 168 $168
Health Insurance Fee $410 $410
Fitness Centre Fee $80 $80
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100 $–
Grad Fee   $ 90
Total $ 5,147 $5,469
     
1st installment due upon first day of class $ 3,052 $ 3,075
2nd installment due January 7 $ 2,095 $ 2,394
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 1,200 $ 700
Materials/Supplies $150 $50
Equipment/Tools $200 $ –
Total $ 1,550 $ 1,050

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Drafting services
  • Interior designers
  • Contractors
  • Surveyors
  • Government offices and agencies
  • Construction product manufacturers
  • Material suppliers
  • Inspection and testing firms
  • Self employmen

Degree Pathways


Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

Program Overview


The Architectural Technology program encompasses all aspects of the architectural building industry. You will learn about architectural building sciences, the principles of architectural and engineering design, materials of construction, the preparation of contract documents and Computer-Aided Design (CAD).

In a two-part technical thesis course, you will conduct an independent learner-initiated design or research project in a building-related discipline. Courses include surveying and site planning, history of architecture, introduction to sustainable design, contract administration, project
management, and built environment.

Individual and team projects provide students with the opportunity to develop competencies that are imperative for a successful career.

The Architectural Technology program is accredited at the Technologist Level by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

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