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Architectural Technology

Algonquin College

36 months
2722 CAD/year
2722 CAD/year
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This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma Architectural Technology program at Algonquin College prepares students for careers in architectural offices and the building industry. The program of study integrates the relationship between conceptual solutions and contract documents. 


The first 2 years of the technology program are common to the Architectural Technician program. These two years are followed by an additional year of study concentrating on large buildings.

Learning outcomes

The Architectural Technology curriculum at Algonquin College emphasizes an in-depth understanding of the many facets of building and construction including residential and commercial building envelope design, working drawings, construction documentation, construction methods and materials and computer-assisted design and drafting. In their final year students participate in a team project aimed at reconciling the many considerations in designing a building, including aesthetic and technical resolution.

This program offers two optional cooperative education (Co-op) Work Terms. Qualified students with a minimum GPA of 2.7 have the opportunity to apply for paid co-op employment to gain work experience and industry connections. *See Additional Information for details.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Working Drawings
  • Construction Methods and Materials
  • Architectural CAD
  • Visual Communication

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

  • English, Grade 12
  • Mathematics, (Grade 12 MAP4C with a grade of 60% or higher) or (Grade 11 MCF3M with a grade of 50% or higher) or equivalent
  • Applicants who have been out of school for a period of time are encouraged to take a refresher course in mathematics and/or basic computer skills prior to the start of classes. Refresher/upgrading courses are available through Academic Upgrading courses, the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning and through local school boards
  • Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2722 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1361 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    2722 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1361 CAD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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