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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Architectural Technician/Technology

Build a strong foundation for a successful career in architecture.

Break into architecture

When asked about their experience at Sheridan, our students talk about the benefits of working with industry professionals, learning the latest technology and getting real-world experience. Employers agree that Sheridan graduates stand out!

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Developed in close cooperation with industry, our project-based curriculum mirrors the architectural technology workplace.

Design and visualization instruction

You'll acquire a unique blend of job-ready creative and applied skills, including:

  • 2D and 3D Computer-aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Visual problem-solving
  • Preparation of contract documents and specifications
  • Envelope detailing

Mobile computing

Sheridan's Architectural Technology and Architectural Technician programs both use mobile computing, so you'll have 24/7 online access to lecture notes and other class material plus the ability to collaborate on group projects wherever and whenever.

Paid work placements

The three-year Architectural Technology Co-op program allows three paid work placements that provide students with practical experience and professional contacts. Enrolment is limited through an additional co-op application process that takes place in the first semester.

Pathway to a Masters degree

Sheridan has pathway agreements with Lawrence Technological University and Boston Architectural College for graduates of our Architectural Technology program to pursue their Masters of Architecture degree. 

Lawrence Technological University - Graduates of the Architectural Technology program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to receive considerations for advanced standing of 79 transfer/exclusion credits of the 168 credits required for the Master of Architecture degree program. 

Boston Architectural College - Graduates of the Architectural Technology program are eligible to receive considerations for advanced standing of up to 44 credits towards their Master of Architecture degree. Full-time students can expect to complete the Master of Architecture in 2 years of study. 

Additional information

Graduates from Sheridan’s two-year Architectural Technician program and three-year Architectural Technology program enter the workforce with two powerful competitive advantages:

  • Superior, industry-approved education.
  • A nationally recognized credential.

Employers praise Sheridan Architectural Technology and Architectural Technician graduates because they're so well prepared by their program of study that they're productive on their first day which significantly reduces on-the-job training that may be required.

Our graduates can qualify to become, and legally use the term, "Licensed Architectural Technologists" through fulfilling the requirements of the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO). As well, in joining the Technologist arm of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) upon graduation, the OAAAS, you can enjoy the benefits of what the OAA has to offer, from resources, to access to in-house liability insurance.

Additionally, you can have the opportunity to be examined, and apply for, a Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) in order to apply for building permits on behalf of clients.

  • Ontario College Advanced Diploma

    • Full-time
    • 3 yrs (6 semesters)
    • Program code: PARTY
  • Ontario College Diploma

    • Full-time
    • 2 yrs (4 semesters)
    • Program code: PATCN