Advanced Diploma On Campus

Architectural Technology

Durham College

36 months
13852 CAD/year
2722 CAD/year
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In the three-year Architectural Technology programme offered by the Durham College you will focus on the commercial aspect of construction and renovation and gain an in-depth understanding of building and construction technology.


The Architectural Technology programme offered by the Durham College will appeal to your creative, analytical and mathematical sides with instruction in freehand sketching and computer-aided drawing, sustainability and green technology, renovation and restoration, site planning, calculations of load, structural sizing and estimating project costs, and technical communications designed to prepare you for an exciting career in architectural technology. 

This program, designed to prepare you for an exciting career in architectural technology, will appeal to your creative and analytical side with instruction in freehand sketching; sustainability and green technology; history of architecture; renovation and restoration; site planning; and technical communications.

You will gain knowledge and apply skills in computer aided drawing, building methods and project management using the most current computer-aided drafting programs such as AutoCAD and Building Information Modeling. In addition, you will learn construction and sustainable technologies for materials such as wood frame, steel, masonry and precast concrete and develop project management skills.

Graduates employed in this field will be skilled in analyzing building codes to determine design requirements; drafting contract and bidding documents; assisting architects with drafting construction and design plans; and constructing design models.

The sustainable design skills you will gain will make you current and relevant in today’s increasingly eco-friendly architectural field. Graduates are eligible to apply for additional industry-relevant certifications, which may be a requirement for some employers.

You will further your practical knowledge through a team project/placement component in your third year, which will strengthen your work experience as well as develop your skills in building code, building specifications, estimating and structural and mechanical knowledge.


Where you could work:

  • Architecture firms
  • Construction firms
  • Engineering firms
  • Facilities management
  • Municipal, provincial and federal building agencies
  • Real estate

What you could be:

  • Building material representative
  • Contractor
  • Design/builder developer
  • Building material manufacturer
  • Project co-ordinator
  • Project manager

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Architectural Cad 
  • Architectural Drafting And Detailing
  • Construction Material And Processes
  • Ontario Building Code And Occupational Health And Safety Act
  • History Of Architecture 
  • Mathematics For Architecture
  • Technical Report Writing For Science & Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)
  • Computer skills

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13852 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13852 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    2722 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2722 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Oshawa

1100 - 1700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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