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Diploma in Architectural Technician George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus George Brown College - Casa Loma Campus, Canada


Jan 2023, Jan 2024, Sep 2023

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CAD 17851

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 110

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24 months


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Program Overview

Learning in state-of-the-art architectural studios with the most up-to-date equipment and software, you will develop a thorough knowledge of architectural drawing and technical design skills, as well as an understanding of sustainable building design and construction materials grounded in current green principles.

Courses cover 2D and 3D computer-aided drafting, design, rendering and modelling, design and development drawings, construction drawings and architectural presentation. You will also learn and apply the concepts of building science, building systems, building codes and construction law. Teamwork in a project-based learning environment is emphasized.

Note: If you enrol in the program in January, you are required to complete semester 2 in the summer (May to August) of the same year in order to continue into semester 3 in the fall.

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.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 56

Program Intensity Full-Time

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General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 54 - With no score less than - 50
    • 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 Diplom or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
    • Grade 12 English (C or U)
    • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or grade 12 (C or U)

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 110

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12000 Per year

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