Architectural technology opens doors to various essential accreditations


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Architectural technology opens doors to various essential accreditations

  1. 1. Architectural Technology Opens Doors To Various Essential Accreditations 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 industry. • 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 Board (CTAB). • 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
  2. 2. 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