Start Date: September
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Length: 2 Years
Credential: Diploma, Architectural Technologist
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. Other 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 nationally 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.
This program has degree pathways, giving you the opportunity to receive credit for your Holland College diploma when you continue your education. For a complete list of agreements, visit the Degree Pathways page.
|Partner Institution||Credential||Details of Agreement|
|Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta||Bachelor of Science in Architecture||Graduates receive 30 block credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree. Bridging courses ARCH 200 and APST 230 at AU are required for enrolment. This is an online program|
|Memorial University Marine Institute, Newfoundland||Bachelor of Technology||Graduates can complete the Bachelor of Technology with an additional 13 courses. This program may be completed on site or through distance education.|
|University of New Brunswick - Saint John,
||Bachelor of Applied Management||Graduates with a 70% average are granted two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Applied Management degree.|
*Applicants with a mark of 80% or higher in Grade 12 academic math may be exempt from the physics requirement
Tuition, fees, and other costs are listed in Canadian dollars. International student fees are due on the first day of class.
|Tuition & Fees||$5,326||$11,076|
|Tuition & Fees||$5,257||$10,407|
|Tuition & Fees||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Health Insurance Fee||$420||$420|
|Fitness Centre Fee||$80||$80|
|1st installment due September 6||$ 2,842||$ 3,087|
|2nd installment due January 9||$ 2,484||$ 2,170|
|Other Costs||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Tuition & Fees||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Health Insurance Fee||$1,170||$1,170|
|Fitness Centre Fee||$80||$80|
|1st installment due September 6||$8,592||$8,237|
|2nd installment due January 9||$2,484||$2,170|
|Other Costs||1st Year||2nd Year|
Course Name & Description
An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.
An introduction to materials and methods of construction related to residential construction. Students investigate concrete foundations, light wood frame construction, residential roofing, millwork, and interior finishes. Principles of structural design as it relates to residential construction are also explored.
This course is an introduction to the fundamental skills of surveying and land development. Students determine elevations, set benchmarks and conduct topographical and quantity surveys. Total station theodolites are used to measure angles and distances in order to conduct a closed traverse survey. Calculating areas of properties and co-ordinates of property markers are also addressed. In the area of land development students examine site planning, building setbacks, site utilities, site drainage, grading plans and site analysis.
Interpret and produce architectural working drawings for residential projects. An overview of architectural graphic standards used in the production of technical drawings. Utilizing computer aided design software, create a complete set of working drawings based on a conceptual sketch of a residential project and a set of working drawings for a renovation project. Significant lab component.
An introduction to the history of architecture in the western world from the period of Ancient Greek Architecture to the Modern Movement. Content is presented chronologically as a history of building types and period styles. Emphasis is placed on the characteristic elements of each period of architecture. An overview of architectural design principles, contemporary architecture and domestic styles of architecture is also provided.
An introduction to building systems and thermal and moisture protection in residential projects. Students investigate insulation, air and vapor barriers, damp-proofing, waterproofing, protective coatings, flashings and interior and exterior wall systems. The general principles of temperature and air quality control are examined. Students calculate heat loss and heat gain in residential applications. As well, they explore electrical systems, HVAC systems and plumbing systems.
An introduction to materials and methods related to concrete and steel construction. Students explore concrete materials, formwork, reinforcement, steel frame construction, and lightweight steel framing. The principles of expansion and contraction control as they relate to concrete construction are also investigated. Students produce sectional details for concrete and steel construction.
An introduction to the fundamentals of building envelopes for low-rise commercial structures. Students explore masonry materials and construction techniques, curtain wall systems and roof systems. An overview of building design for life safety and the principles, methods, and techniques used in building construction as it relates to sound control and fire protection.
Interpret and apply municipal, provincial and national codes and standards that apply to all phases of construction including the Municipal Zoning and Development Bylaws, the National Building Code of Canada, Facility Accessibility Design Standards, and the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places. An overview of Barrier Free Design.
The administration of contract documents including specifications, bidding procedures, bonds, and change orders. Students are also introduced to the principles of project management and the utilization of project management software. Students explore the principles of quantity take-offs, cost estimation, and file management. Professional ethics are also explored.
A comprehensive introduction to the process of conducting a research project. The course content examines technical writing; primary and secondary research and analysis; the development of a facilities programme; and the preparation of a technical proposal and a technical report demonstrating technical problem-solving techniques. Students conduct a code review and building types study; and explore innovative building systems and sustainable design strategies in their project.
The study of building systems used in commercial applications. Students examine the application of air conditioning, ventilation, heating, plumbing, and lighting in commercial projects.
An introduction to the key principles of sustainability. Students investigate aspects of building design and construction materials that impact the energy efficiency of a building. Renewable energy, environmental recognition, and environmental certification programs are also explored.
A comprehensive study of the concepts, practices, and standards required to produce technical drawings for a multi-storey commercial project. Students also examine architectural and engineering design principles, zoning regulations, and code interpretation and application.
The technical thesis is a learner-initiated design/research project in a building related discipline. The research project provides an opportunity for the student to develop and demonstrate advanced research techniques supplemented with formal presentations and the preparation of preliminary designs, design development, working drawings and presentation drawings. Emphasis is placed on the integration of building science, building systems and sustainable building technologies. This course has a significant lab component.
An introduction to basic terminology, concepts, and functions of CAD software to produce technical drawings. Students set up and manage an electronic filing system and manipulate the software to produce technical drawings.
The production of presentation-quality drawings using Building Information Modeling (BIM) and rendering software. Students also explore the use of advanced CAD options for software customization and project management.
MATH-1030 is a 60-hour college-level technical mathematics course offered to all Technician and Technologist students enrolled in the Engineering Technology programs. The course begins with an intensive overview of measurement, emphasizing both metric and imperial units, conversion of both simple and derived units, and proper treatment of significant digits. Following a review of algebra (including many scientific calculator functions), you will apply skills to solve systems of two and three linear equations by means of graphic, algebraic, and determinant methods; derive and graph functions; and apply factoring to solve fractional and quadratic equations. You will make extensive use of trigonometric and vector analysis to solve technical problems in right and oblique triangles, and angles in any quadrant. You will apply the relationship between exponents and radicals, and the relationship between exponential and logarithmic functions to technical applications. Finally, you will solve problems involving both Euclidean and analytic geometry.
Description: An examination of fundamental statistical operations. Students will explore the essentials of statistical collection, analysis, and interpretation. Topics covered include the principles of statistical design, frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency and dispersion, basic probability, standard normal distributions, and linear regression and correlation. Emphasis will be placed on the use of statistical software.
A comprehensive two-day course offering standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills from a certified trainer. As required by regulation, this course covers CPR and the management of other breathing, airway and circulation emergencies, as well as, the control of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing fractures and dislocations, head and spine injuries, and more. Also, includes automated external defibrilators (AED). This certification expires in 3 years.
Students complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training and certification.
An examination of fundamental physics topics. Students study forces in equilibrium, torque and rotation, Newton's laws, work, power, fluid and thermal physics, sound, and light.
Examines the basis for structural design applications. Emphasis is placed on problem solving involving the geometric properties of structural shapes, including centroids, moment of inertia, and modulus of elasticity. Vector analysis, resolution of bodies in equilibrium, method of joints/method of sections truss analysis, and stress-strain relationships are also topics that are covered within the scope of this course.
An introduction to structures used in construction. Students design structural members and calculate live and dead loads. Students also analyze imposed loading and select components through the limit states design process. A structural drawing comprised of a plan view, cross sections, and connection details is created based on the analysis and selection of structural members.
Construction Technology and Management
Become a Construction Technician and learn to plan and manage construction projects from start to finish. This two-year diploma program will help you start your career in the construction industry.
Electronics Engineering Technology
Use the latest technology to design, build, and repair electronic and communication devices in the Electronics Engineering Technology program. Learn the fundamentals of electric and electronic circuitry and develop skills to work with Bluetooth, RFID, Computer-Aided Design and Programmable Logic Controllers.
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