|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Mississauga|
|Type||Advanced Diploma, College|
|Nominal duration||3 years, plus 3 Optional Co-op terms|
|Tuition fee||CA$18,247 per year
The fee is for the 2022–2023 academic year and includes tuition (CA$16,206), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) 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) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
Sheridan’s Architectural Technology program has a project-based curriculum that mirrors the modern architectural technology workplace.
Build on your foundational architectural education
In your first two years, you’ll learn core architecture skills such as CAD software, building and assembly systems, document preparation and envelope detailing. In your final year, you’ll work with real clients in the community, train with cutting-edge software, prepare project plans and more. You’ll even build a portfolio to help you find work after you graduate.
Get paid work experience with optional co-op placements
As an Architectural Technology student, you can participate in the optional paid co-op. The co-op placement will help you gain real-life experience and make contacts in the architecture and construction industries. Previous student placements have included roles at the City of Mississauga and PCL Construction.
Students in this program may apply to the Co-op program during their second academic semester. Enrolment in the co-op program is limited through an additional Co-op application process that takes place at the end of the first year. Students in the co-op program are eligible to complete three co-op work terms prior to graduation.
Gain specialized knowledge in modern architecture practices
As you progress through your studies, you’ll study specialized topics. These topics include urban design, adaptive re-use of existing structures, renovations, sustainability standards and more. Topics are frequently vetted by industry experts to ensure they’re up-to-date with current construction and architecture practices.
Enter the workforce with nationally recognized credentials
Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to contribute from your first day on the job. You’ll qualify to legally use the term ‘Licensed Architectural Technologist’ by fulfilling requirements of the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario. You can also join the Technologists arm of the Ontario Association of Architects, enjoying access to their resources and in-house liability insurance.
Study at our architecture-focused Hazel McCallion Campus
You’ll learn to think about architecture from the inside out at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, which was built with architecture students in mind. HMC is a living lab, with exposed architectural elements, living walls, and the latest in sustainable building practices. It also has a Material ConneXion Library with hundreds of building material samples, CAD labs, large-scale printers for building plans and more.
Experience architectural studies beyond the classroom
Classroom learning is only the beginning! During the annual Architecture Week, you’ll leave class to collaborate with other architecture students on design challenges from real-world clients. You’ll be further immersed in the world of architecture with our speaker series, where industry leaders visit campus and discuss current architectural topics such as sustainability, new buildings and more.
Earn credits towards your master’s degree in architecture
Sheridan has pathway agreements with Lawrence Technological University and Boston Architectural College for graduates of Sheridan`s Architectural Technology program to pursue their Master’s of Architecture degree in as little as 2 to 3-years.
Degree Completion Program
Upon completion of the Architectural Technology advanced diploma program at Sheridan 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.
Graduates of this program work in a variety of fields including design and drafting, construction supervision, estimating, specification writing, project management and municipal building departments.
As a three-year Architectural Technology graduate, you’ll have demonstrated the ability to analyze requirements, implement design, technical and/or management solutions for small construction projects and, under direct supervision, be a team member for large and complex construction projects.
Recent graduates have moved into the following careers:
- Municipal planning / inspections / examinations
- Product manufacturing
- Software development
- Web design