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Architectural Technology

Credential: Advanced DiplomaProgram Code: 03371Length: 6 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    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

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Word Processing and Spreadsheet Proficiency

Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet applications is required.

Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,061.81
  • international: $16,673.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,100.46$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,527.61
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$139.11$139.11
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,001.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,626.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$40.00$40.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

Extra fees apply for optional field experience.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS WITHIN HUMBER AFTER THIS PROGRAM

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.

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

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.

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

PATHWAYS OUT TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Design in Environmental Design
  • Bachelor of Design in Environmental Design - Interior Design Specialization

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 (BDes)Program or the Environmental Design (BDes) Program: Interior Design Specialization. A Grade Point Average of 75% is required. 

For more information, see:  https://www.ocadu.ca/admissions/connect.htm

Please note:  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.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology - Trades and Technology Leadership

The following Humber programs will articulate with specific transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology or the Bachelor of Technology - Trades and Technology Leadership programs at Thompson Rivers University:

  • Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 69 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 63 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Civil Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Computer and Network Support Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Computer and Network Support Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Computer Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 66 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Computer Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electrical Engineering Technician - Control Systems Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electrical Engineering Technician - Control Systems Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 66 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 63 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 69 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 63 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electronics Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electronics Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electronics Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 69 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electronics Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 63 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 57 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 63 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 57 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 66 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 69 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
    Humber students may apply after successfully completing the College's entire program and related requirements, if applicable.

Students applying for admission to any of the University programs are required to submit the university application form and applicable fees.  Students are subject to all University admission policies including the requirement to provide original documentation showing their full postsecondary academic history along with graduation with a relevant diploma from Humber.

For more information, contact: student@tru.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.

Programs:

  • BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology

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.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Architectural Technology and Construction Management

Humber College and VIA University College in Denmark have entered into an agreement to facilitate an educational opportunity from Humber's Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma to VIA's Bachelor of Architectural Technology and Construction Management.  

Successful graduates of Humber's Architectural Technology program are recognized for entry into Semesters 5-7 (1.5 academic years) of VIA's Bachelor of Architectural Technology and Construction Management (ATCM).  Students who can demonstrate that they have at least 20 weeks of practical placement can recieve merit for VIA ATCM 6th semester.  

Applications from Humber graduates must be received at VIA at least 3 months before commencement of the semester.  

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Michael Guido, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5344
michael.guido@humber.ca

Current students please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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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 Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Communicate with clients, contractors, other building professionals, and approval authorities.
  • Prepare, read, interpret, and revise drawings, and other graphical representations used in building projects.
  • Obtain, analyze, prepare, and revise specifications* and other project documents used in design* and construction.
  • Prepare estimates of time, costs, and quantity, and participate in the tendering process.
  • Solve technical problems related to building projects through the application of principles of building science* and mathematics.
  • Collaborate with and coordinate information from structural, mechanical, and electrical building systems professionals.
  • Contribute to the design* of architectural projects.
  • Contribute to the analysis, planning, and preparation of site planning documents.
  • Assess buildings and their interiors, and make recommendations for their repurposing and renovation.
  • Comply with the legal and ethical requirements of an architectural technologist in the practice of building design* and construction.
  • Ensure personal safety and contribute to the safety of others in the workplace.
  • Participate in sustainable design* and building practices.
  • Use and evaluate current and emerging technology to support building projects.
  • Assist in the planning, scheduling, and monitoring of building projects.
  • Apply business principles to design* and building practices.


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Work Placement

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

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

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
January 2019NorthOpenOpen
September 2019NorthOpenOpen
January 2020NorthOpenOpen

The Humber Experience

2017 OAAAS Provincial First Place Winners

The Ontario Association for Applied Architectural Sciences Awarded the 2017 Student awards on May 26th at the Westin Hotel Ottawa during the RAIC/ OAA conference. We are pleased to announce that Humber College Placed First in both the Large Building Group category and First in the Large Building Individual category. This competition is open to all final year graduating students from all the Community Colleges in Ontario.

Humber Architectural Technology students Albert Thomson, Kevin Martindale and James Wilson placed First in the Large Building Group category with their Caledon Village Center. In fact this project was so strong that it was announced on stage that no second place was awarded. This is unprecedented.

Humber Architectural Technology student Lenny Petrilli placed first in the Large Building Individual category with his Alton Arts Center project. The jury commended his working drawing skills.

On behalf of the Dean of the School of Applied Technology, Dr. Farzad Rayegani, Humber College congratulates all of the winners!

The Humber Advantage

Faculty Highlight

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 continues to grow, and 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 & 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).

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.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on 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.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.