Architectural technology opens doors to various essential accreditations
Architectural Technology Opens Doors To Various
Did you know that some post-secondary programs not only allow you to graduate with a
respected credential but also open the doors to a range of opportunities that further
enhance your resume?
One such offering is Centennial College’s architecture program in Ontario — Architectural
Technology — which prepares students for a variety of careers in the building construction
• Because the program has met the national technology accreditation requirements
established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT), it has
received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation
• The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
recognizes the program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in
the Technologist category.
• Grads may be eligible for advanced standing in RAIC Syllabus, which leads
to the RAIC Professional Diploma in Architecture; Bachelor of Applied
Technology (Architecture – Project and Facility Management) at Conestoga
College or Bachelor of Applied Technology (Construction Science and
Management) at George Brown College.
• Grads may obtain membership in the Ontario Association for Applied
Architectural Sciences (OAAAS), which can lead to Ontario Association of
Architects (OAA) membership as a Licensed Technologist OAA.
• Grads may seek to obtain a Building Code Identification Number (BCIN), Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credential, and Association of
Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO) membership.
The curriculum of the program is well rounded in terms of topics and the approach
instructors take to teaching students. A theoretical base is the foundation for every course
and supplemental learning, through the use of state-of-the-art computer technology, is
employed to complement theory. As such, students learn to prepare designs, construction
drawings, specifications, and reports needed to communicate with clients, builders and
approval authorities. Additionally, students prepare drawings for residential, institutional,
commercial, industrial, and multi-use buildings. In terms of topics, students become
familiar with building materials, construction methods, structural design, mechanical and
electrical services, building codes, contracts, specifications, and the business environment
for providing design and construction services.
To ensure that students are obtaining the most beneficial education, the college only
employs Architectural Technology instructors who posses advanced degrees, licenses, and
credentials in architecture, architectural technology, building science, engineering, and
green building, including many current industry practitioners. These professionals, thanks
to their experience, are able to offer personal insight into the industry, connect students
with professionals in the field for the purpose of networking and share anecdotes that
humanize the work.
With the training they receive in the program, students are prepared to work with
architects, architectural technology firms, engineers, builders, contractors, developers,
construction material manufacturers and suppliers, and municipal building departments.
For More Information Visit http://www1.centennialcollege.ca/