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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Architectural Technician/Technology

Build a strong foundation for a successful career in architecture.

Learning Outcomes

Architectural Technology (Advanced Diploma) Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Communicate with clients, contractors, other building professionals, and approval authorities.
  • Prepare, read, interpret, and revise drawings, and other graphical representations used in building projects.
  • Obtain, analyze, prepare, and revise specifications and other project documents used in design and construction.
  • Prepare estimates of time, costs, and quantity, and participate in the tendering process.
  • Solve technical problems related to building projects through the application of principles of building science and mathematics.
  • Collaborate with and coordinate information from structural, mechanical, and electrical building systems professionals.
  • Contribute to the design of architectural projects.
  • Contribute to the analysis, planning, and preparation of site planning documents.
  • Comply with the legal and ethical requirements of an architectural technologist in the practice of building design and construction.
  • Assess buildings and their interiors, and make recommendations for their repurposing and renovation.
  • Ensure personal safety and contribute to the safety of others in the workplace.
  • Participate in sustainable design and building practices.
  • Use and evaluate current and emerging technology to support building projects.
  • Assist in the planning, scheduling, and monitoring of building projects.
  • Apply business principles to design and building practices.

Architectural Technician (Diploma) Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Communicate with clients, contractors, other building professionals, and approval authorities.
  • Assist in the preparation, reading, and interpretation of drawings, and other graphical representations used in building projects.
  • Read and assist in the preparation of specifications and other project documents used in design and construction.
  • Assist in the preparation of estimates of time, costs, and quantity.
  • Assist in solving technical problems related to building projects through the application of principles of building science and mathematics.
  • Collaborate with members of the building team.
  • Assist in the development of architectural designs.
  • Review and assist in the preparation of site planning documents.
  • Comply with the legal and ethical requirements of an architectural technician in the practice of building design and construction.
  • Assist in the assessment of buildings related to repurposing and renovation projects.
  • Ensure personal safety in the workplace.
  • Identify sustainable design and building practices.
  • Use current and emerging technology to support building projects.
  • Assist in the administration of the construction phase of building projects.