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Architectural Technology

Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Code: 03371 Length: 6 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
    • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

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All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

 

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

 


Post-Admission Requirements:

Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet applications is required.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
January 2017NorthClosedClosed
September 2017NorthOpenOpen
January 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $3,966.89
  • international $14,200.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Extra fees apply for optional field experience.

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Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Humber Degree Pathways

Complete your degree with us. Humber's degrees are designed with our diploma graduates in mind. We'll give you credit for what you’ve already learned and help you take the next step in less time.

Graduates may be considered for admission to:

Management Studies, Bachelor of Commerce 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's TMTH 111 and BMTH 160, with an average of 60 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program. 

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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Interior Design, Bachelor of 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 11 or Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's TMTH 111, with a minimum grade of 60 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

A portfolio assessment is also required. 

* Please note: This block transfer is for Humber graduates only. Graduates of similar diploma programs in Ontario will be assessed on an individual basis for transfer credit. 

**The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Bachelor of Design in Environmental Design 

Credential Opportunity: Adv. Diploma to Degree
Location: Toronto, ON
Institution(s): OCAD University

Graduates of the Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma program at Humber College have the opportunity to apply for upper year to OCAD University to complete a Bachelor of Design in Environmental Design Degree. OCAD University recognizes the Humber College Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma (3 year) Program as the academic basis for admission with upper year entry to the Environmental Design degree program at OCAD U. Other entrance criteria:  Cumulative GPA of 75% and a Portfolio Assessment. Applicants must have graduated with the Humber Advanced Diploma no later than June for September admission. All applications for admission must be made through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). Humber graduates applying for admission under this agreement must use the HEA code on their OUAC application.

For further information, contact:

Donald Kelly, Manager,
Undergraduate Admissions
dkelly@ocadu.ca

www.ocadu.ca/admissions/undergraduate/transfer-pathways.htm

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Engineering Technology 

Credential Opportunity: Adv. Diploma to Degree
Location: Windsor, ON
Institution(s): University of Windsor

Applicants from Humber College who have been awarded an Advanced Diploma in:

  • Architectural Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • HRAC Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology

will be eligible for admission to the University of Windsor into the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree program provided the minimum cumulative GPA requirements of 70% are met.

For further information, contact:

Jacqueline Stagner
Undergraduate Programs Coordinator
1.519.253.3000 x 5948
stagner@uwindsor.ca

web4.uwindsor.ca/units/registrar/calendars/undergraduate

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Architectural Technology 

Credential Opportunity: Adv. Diploma to Degree
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Institution(s): Robert Gordon University

Graduates of Humber's Architectural Technology advanced diploma program will be eligible for admission into Year 3 of Robert Gordon University's Bachelor of Science (Honours) Architectural Technology provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available in the program. Applicants must:


– Show satisfactory completion of the Architectural Technology advanced diploma program
- Have a grade point average of 3.0 or above (or equivalent %)
– Supply a suitable reference from Humber College
- Submit a portfolio of work
– Where the applicants’ first language is not English, satisfactory evidence that the student meets the general English language requirements of the University may be required.
– Be eligible to obtain the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes.

For more information, contact:

KOM Consultants
Telephone: 905-318-8200
Toll Free: 1-877-318-8203
info@komconsultants.com

www.rgu.ac.uk/canada/#entry_requirements
www.komconsultants.com

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Technology, Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology 

Credential Opportunity: Adv. Diploma to Degree
Location: Hamilton, ON
Institution(s): McMaster University

Eligibility: A 3-year Technology Advanced Diploma with a minimum grade point average of 75% is required for admission. Admission requirements are subject to change.

Credit Transfer: Students are admitted directly to Level 3 with 60 advanced standing transfer credit units awarded. 

Credits to be achieved: A four-year degree program requires the completion of a minimum of 132 units. Advanced credit (60 units) will count towards the total unit count required. 72 credits must be completed at McMaster University.

For further information, please contact:

McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Program
905.525.9140 x 20221
btech@mcmaster.ca

www.mybtechdegree.ca

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Master of Architecture 

Credential Opportunity: Adv. Diploma to Degree
Location: Southfield, Michigan
Institution(s): Lawrence Technological University

Provided all entrance requirements are met, graduates of Humber's Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma program will be granted a minimum of 71 transfer credits/exclusion credits of the 168 credits required for the Master of Architecture degree program at Lawrence Technological University (LTU). Only the courses taken at Humber College that have earned a minimum grade of C (or Humber equivalent) will be accepted by LTU. Grade standards: 3.0 GPA (or Humber equivalent) for automatic admission. Lower GPA's (2.75 and above) may qualify on a case-by-case basis.  Portfolios are required for all incoming students from Humber College. The portfolios are required to verify each student's attainment of all National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB) student performance criteria assigned to any studio or visual communication courses.  

For further information, contact:

Scott Shall
sshall@ltu.edu

www.ltu.edu/architecture_and_design/

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Design in Environmental Design 

Credential Opportunity: Adv. Diploma to Degree
Location: Toronto, ON
Institution(s): OCAD University

Graduates of the Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma program at Humber College have the opportunity to apply for upper year to OCAD University to complete a Bachelor of Design in Environmental Design Degree. OCAD University recognizes the Humber College Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma (3 year) Program as the academic basis for admission with upper year entry to the Environmental Design degree program at OCAD U. Other entrance criteria:  Cumulative GPA of 75% and a Portfolio Assessment. Applicants must have graduated with the Humber Advanced Diploma no later than June for September admission. All applications for admission must be made through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). Humber graduates applying for admission under this agreement must use the HEA code on their OUAC application.

For further information, contact:

Donald Kelly, Manager,
Undergraduate Admissions
dkelly@ocadu.ca

www.ocadu.ca/admissions/undergraduate/transfer-pathways.htm

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Engineering Technology 

Credential Opportunity: Adv. Diploma to Degree
Location: Windsor, ON
Institution(s): University of Windsor

Applicants from Humber College who have been awarded an Advanced Diploma in:

  • Architectural Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • HRAC Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology

will be eligible for admission to the University of Windsor into the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree program provided the minimum cumulative GPA requirements of 70% are met.

For further information, contact:

Jacqueline Stagner
Undergraduate Programs Coordinator
1.519.253.3000 x 5948
stagner@uwindsor.ca

web4.uwindsor.ca/units/registrar/calendars/undergraduate

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Architectural Technology 

Credential Opportunity: Adv. Diploma to Degree
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Institution(s): Robert Gordon University

Graduates of Humber's Architectural Technology advanced diploma program will be eligible for admission into Year 3 of Robert Gordon University's Bachelor of Science (Honours) Architectural Technology provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available in the program. Applicants must:


– Show satisfactory completion of the Architectural Technology advanced diploma program
- Have a grade point average of 3.0 or above (or equivalent %)
– Supply a suitable reference from Humber College
- Submit a portfolio of work
– Where the applicants’ first language is not English, satisfactory evidence that the student meets the general English language requirements of the University may be required.
– Be eligible to obtain the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes.

For more information, contact:

KOM Consultants
Telephone: 905-318-8200
Toll Free: 1-877-318-8203
info@komconsultants.com

www.rgu.ac.uk/canada/#entry_requirements
www.komconsultants.com

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Technology, Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology 

Credential Opportunity: Adv. Diploma to Degree
Location: Hamilton, ON
Institution(s): McMaster University

Eligibility: A 3-year Technology Advanced Diploma with a minimum grade point average of 75% is required for admission. Admission requirements are subject to change.

Credit Transfer: Students are admitted directly to Level 3 with 60 advanced standing transfer credit units awarded. 

Credits to be achieved: A four-year degree program requires the completion of a minimum of 132 units. Advanced credit (60 units) will count towards the total unit count required. 72 credits must be completed at McMaster University.

For further information, please contact:

McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Program
905.525.9140 x 20221
btech@mcmaster.ca

www.mybtechdegree.ca

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Master of Architecture 

Credential Opportunity: Adv. Diploma to Degree
Location: Southfield, Michigan
Institution(s): Lawrence Technological University

Provided all entrance requirements are met, graduates of Humber's Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma program will be granted a minimum of 71 transfer credits/exclusion credits of the 168 credits required for the Master of Architecture degree program at Lawrence Technological University (LTU). Only the courses taken at Humber College that have earned a minimum grade of C (or Humber equivalent) will be accepted by LTU. Grade standards: 3.0 GPA (or Humber equivalent) for automatic admission. Lower GPA's (2.75 and above) may qualify on a case-by-case basis.  Portfolios are required for all incoming students from Humber College. The portfolios are required to verify each student's attainment of all National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB) student performance criteria assigned to any studio or visual communication courses.  

For further information, contact:

Scott Shall
sshall@ltu.edu

www.ltu.edu/architecture_and_design/

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

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Yuri Sura
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4014
yuri.sura@humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,048.00 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,279.88
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $129.11 $129.11
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,948.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,378.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $30.00 $30.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 5 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 6 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s Architectural Technology advanced diploma program will train you to use your logical and critical thinking skills as you apply architectural technology to construction and building design.

You’ll learn from full-time, award-winning professors and licensed architects who bring real-life perspective and valuable industry contacts to you. The curriculum is designed with industry collaboration, ensuring you are learning 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 AutoCAD and Revit (Building Information Modelling)
  • construction technologies for materials such as wood frame, steel, masonry and precast concrete, and project management skills
  • hands-on skills including building code, building specifications, estimating, and structural and mechanical knowledge
  • sustainable design skills needed in today’s eco-friendly architectural technology field.

Courses include instruction in freehand sketching, history of architecture, renovation and restoration, site planning, and technical communications. Architectural Technology electives include bath and kitchen, interior detailing, building code (legal), small building residential design and more.

Courses Program Standards

Work Placement

Get hands-on experience in the architectural technology industry during an optional architectural field placement, which normally takes place from May through August following semester four (minimum 400 hours).

To take advantage of the field placement opportunity, students must also successfully complete a career management workshop to help them develop effective job search skills, prior to the field placement term.

Humber provides a range of services to support students, including working with business, industry and government to identify work placement opportunities.

 

The Humber Experience

Watch the video to learn more about the Architectural Technology program from students and faculty.

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The Passive House Forum is an event focused on generating new applied research partnerships with industry participants on energy-efficient architectural design, engineering systems, and construction practices that support Passive House standards in Canada.

The Humber Advantage

Distinguished Faculty

Professor Elizabeth Fenuta has an impressive background in art and architecture. With her unique inter-disciplinary approach to spatial practices, she has worked at many award-winning architecture firms in Toronto, studied architecture in Italy, and co-founded her own architectural company – Hout Architecture.

Notably, she has participated in the National Holocaust Monument Competition and was selected from 73 teams as one of six finalists and she has also curated several exhibitions such as In-Progress at the LRC Gallery in Humber College. Elizabeth Fenuta’s work and research has been featured in various peer-reviewed journals such as Metropolis Magazine and Spacing Magazine. Her work has also been featured twice in Korea at the BAUKAIK International Architecture Exhibition at the Busan International Architectural Cultural Festival.

Software & Technology

In this program students will learn how buildings are constructed and how to prepare technical construction documents and design presentation drawings. Students use state-of-the-art computer facilities and the most current software including AutoCAD, Building Information Modelling, and 3D software Google SketchUp. Learning is based on lectures, seminars, small groups, team assignments, and labs.

Your Career

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 laborers to decline, providing a need for new graduates to enter the architectural technology field.

Our graduates work:

  • 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

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).

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

This information is accurate as of December 2016. 

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.