Holland College | Architectural Technology

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, and desktop application software such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 4,160 $4,921
Student Union $ 168 $168
Health Insurance Fee $420 $420
Fitness Centre Fee $80 $80
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100 $–
Grad Fee   $ 100
Total $ 4,928 $5,689
1st installment due upon first day of class $ 2,748 $ 3,193
2nd installment due January 6 $ 2,180 $ 2,496
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 100 $ 150
Materials/Supplies $   50 $   50
Equipment/Tools $ 150 $ –
Total $ 300 $ 200

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 employment

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 a CTAB (Canadian Technology Accreditation Board) nationally accredited program at the technologist level.

National program accreditation involves an independent team of certified professionals performing an extensive audit, which provides graduates and employers confidence the program meets the educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession.

Graduating from a national accredited program creates an expedited path to becoming a certified professional with provincial certifying bodies in Canada.

This program is located in the Centre for Applied Science and Technology. Take a virtual tour of the CAST building here.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.


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