Centennial College’s Architectural Technology Fast-Track program allows qualified graduates with a university degree in architecture (including those from foreign universities) to gain direct admission into the third semester of the three-year Architectural Technology program to receive their diploma in four academic semesters.
In this engineering program, you’ll use state-of-the-art computer technology to prepare the designs, construction drawings, specifications and reports needed to communicate with clients, builders and approval authorities. Program activities will include preparing drawings for commercial, institutional, complex and multi-use buildings. You’ll also be introduced to building materials, construction methods, structural design, mechanical and electrical services, building codes, contracts, specifications, and the business environment for providing design and construction.
Companies Offering Jobs
With companies such as Cassidy & Company, Architectural Technologists, Hunt Design Associates Inc., Romanov Romanov, Architects, and LaPointe Architects hiring program grads, you will not be limited in your options.
Program faculty members have advanced degrees, licences and credentials in architecture, architectural technology, building science, engineering and green building. Among them are many current industry practitioners.
The courses include a strong focus on energy-efficient, sustainable design and construction strategies, and protecting the environment.
A project-based curriculum that highlights a different building type each semester, and provides you with a strong foundation in technical knowledge to give you an advantage.
Architectural CAD operator
Municipal plans examiner
Building material sales representative
Listed below are the degree pathways from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Please note that each pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please visit ONCAT.
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on education partners.
Graduates may pursue:
Ontario Association of Applied Architectural Sciences (OAAAS) membership, which can lead to Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) membership as a Licensed Technologist OAA
Membership in the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO)
Building Code Identification Number (BCIN)
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professional credential
Areas of Employment
Program graduates are prepared to work with:
Architectural technology firms
Construction material manufacturers and suppliers
Municipal building departments
Diploma or degree in architectural, civil engineering, building science, or related area
English language proficiency
Transcript and resume review
Centennial College English Skills Assessment
The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete two co-op work terms as an employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.
To participate in this co-op option, you will need to complete an application process in the first semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program. Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for the co-op preparation course as scheduled.
Minimum of 80% of courses completed from semester one
Completion of COMM-170/171* by the end of semester 1 with a C grade (60%) or higher
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
Students who meet the above prerequisites will submit their application for co-op to the Career Services & Cooperative Education Department in semester 1
Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.
COMM 170/171 – Students who are enrolled in COMM 160/161 in semester 1 who are considering applying to co-op must switch to the COMM160/161 COMM170/171 compressed course in semester 1 in order to meet the COMM prerequisite for co-op.