|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Type||Advanced Diploma, College|
|Nominal duration||3 years, plus 3 Optional Co-op terms|
|Tuition fee||CA$20,525 per year
The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$375 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
Note: This program is available for if the applicant meets all academic requirements other than English.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, if English is not your first language, OR you did not complete a minimum of two years of full-time study at the secondary school level in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language or the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, with acceptable grades in all English courses, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
Humber’s Architectural Technology advanced diploma program will train you to use your logical and critical thinking skills as you apply architectural technology to the construction and building design.
You’ll learn from award-winning professors and licensed architects who bring real-life perspectives and valuable industry contacts to you. The curriculum is designed with industry collaboration, ensuring you learn current and relevant material. In the program, you will learn:
- computer-aided drawing, building methods and project management using the most current computer programs such as Revit (Building Information Modelling), AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign and SketchUp
- construction technologies for materials such as wood frame, steel, masonry and precast concrete, and mass timber
- hands-on skills, including building code, building specifications, estimating, and structural and environmental systems knowledge
- sustainable architecture, passive house systems and net-zero design and construction methods are needed to reduce carbon emissions and the impact of climate change in the architectural technology field
Courses include instruction in visual representation, history of architecture, building science, site planning and technical communications. Electives can include bath and kitchen, interior detailing, building code (legal), small building residential design and more.
This program offers a co-op option. Participating in co-op will enable you to gain valuable hands-on work experience related to your program of study and enhance your career readiness when you graduate. You apply first to the regular academic program. During Semester 2, you will have the opportunity to apply to the co-op stream. For students accepted into the co-op, three consecutive, paid co-op work terms will occur between Semesters 4 and 5. Work terms are four months each, for a total of 12 months (one year) of work experience, before the final year of study.
While co-op work opportunities are not guaranteed, as students are in a competitive job placement market, participating students will receive a wide range of services to help them succeed in their job search and entry into the workplace. Humber also works with businesses, industries and the government to identify student placement opportunities.
Degree Completion Program
Upon completion of the Architectural Technology advanced diploma program at Humber College with a minimum cumulative GPA of 80%, students can apply to the Bachelor of Technology – Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology Co-op degree program at McMaster University. Successful applicants will be accepted into the third year of the program and will be required to complete an additional 2 to 2.5 years of study to earn their degree.
Gaining relevant co-op experience is an essential part of earning a B.Tech. degree. This required program 8 month co-op component will allow students to gain valuable work experience and career connections.
Build a strong future for yourself with a career in architectural technology.
Building construction is expected to continue to grow according to a 2014 survey by the Ontario Construction Secretariat. The same survey said contractors expect the number of skilled labourers to decline, providing a need for new graduates to enter the architectural technology field.
- in producing design and construction documents for architectural offices
- as project co-ordinators, estimators and project inspectors for contracting firms
- as housing specialists for design firms
- as sales representatives for construction equipment manufacturers
- as building inspectors and plan examiners for municipalities
The rapid growth in construction and building in Toronto and southern Ontario, combined with Humber’s strong reputation in the industry, provides graduates with strong employment opportunities.
Professional Accreditations & Recognition
Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO)
The Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario – AATO recognizes Humber’s Architectural Technology program as meeting the academic requirements for acceptance to the Internship program leading to certification as an Accredited Architectural Technologist – Member of the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (MAATO) upon completion of the official Lecture Series and the passing of the Accreditation Examinations.
Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.