School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science - Centennial College - Toronto

Post-secondary Program Architectural Technology (Optional CO-OP) - Programa en Tecnología Arquitectónica

School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science - Centennial College - Toronto


Centennial College´s Architectural Technology program will prepare you for a variety of careers in the building industry. For example, as an employee of an architectural firm, where you will apply your technical knowledge and skills to create building designs, analyze building code requirements, prepare construction drawings, and carry out contract administration tasks during the construction phase. Or you may offer building design and drawing services directly to clients on small building projects, where permitted by legislation.

This diploma program places a strong emphasis on energy-efficient, sustainable design and construction strategies, and protecting the environment. During this program, you will learn to use state-of-the-art computer technology, as well as prepare designs and construction drawings for residential, industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings. You will also learn about building materials, construction methods, structural design, mechanical and electrical services, building codes and zoning by-laws, contracts, specifications, and the business environment for providing design and construction services.


Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission


Start Date:Fall, Winter

Semester 1:
Design and Computer Aided Drafting Project 1
Architectural CAD 1
College Communications 2
Environment 1
General Education Elective
Mathematics for Architecture 1
Materials and Methods 1

Semester 2
Applied Physics
Design and Computer Aided Drafting Project 2
Environment 2
Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action
Mathematics for Architecture 2
Materials and Methods 2

Semester 3
Construction Health & Safety
Builders and Contractors
Design and Computer Aided Drafting Project 3
History of Architecture
Environment 3
Materials and Methods 3

Semester 4
Building Services 1
Design and Computer Aided Drafting Project 4
Architectural Graphics
Environment 4

Semester 5
Building Services 2
Technical Writing
Design and CAD Complex Project
Project Management
Advanced Presentation Techniques
Advanced Structures
Environment 5

Semester 6
Building Within the Municipality
Design and CAD Multi-Use Project
Contracts, Law and Professional Practice & Ethics
Understanding the Ontario Building Code
Specification Writing and Contracts
Environment 6

Salidas profesionales

Architectural technologist
Architectural CAD operator
Architectural drafter
Building inspector
Municipal plans examiner
Specifications writer
Building material sales representative

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