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Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology Durham College - Whitby Campus Durham College - Whitby Campus, Canada

Intake Sep 2024

Jan 2023, May 2023, Sep 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 16466

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 100

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36 months


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Program Overview

This program 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.

In the three-year Architectural Technology program you will focus on the commercial aspect of construction and renovation and gain an in-depth understanding of building and construction 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.

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 35

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80.0  Minimum Listening - 20.0  Minimum Reading - 20.0  Minimum Writing - 20.0  Minimum Speaking - 20.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 53 - With no score less than - 49
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s)
    • Grade 12 English (C or U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (C, M or U)

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
53 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 100

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11000 Per year

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