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Architectural Technology

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Program Code: 03371 Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Length: 6 semesters Delivery Mode (Semester 1 Delivery Fall 2021)  : Online/In-personCurrent Students can view program delivery details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

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 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 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 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.

Courses Program Standards

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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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.

The Humber Advantage

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.

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 Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, Dr. Farzad Rayegani, Humber College congratulates all of the winners!

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.

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) upon completion of the official Lecture Series and the passing of the Accreditation Examinations.

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.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 North Open
January 2022 North Open
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 North Waitlisted
January 2022 North Opening Soon

Architectural Technology Program

Dino Angelakos - Architectural Technology Faculty

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Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology Events

Fall Convocation

Fall Convocation

Humber

Thu, November 07, 2019
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Last Day of Classes

Last Day of Classes

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Fri, December 13, 2019
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Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology News

ICT Capstone Project Expo 2020

ICT Capstone Project Expo 2020

Tue, May 19, 2020

Bachelor of Industrial Design Thesis Show 2020

Bachelor of Industrial Design Thesis Show 2020

Thu, March 12, 2020

Supply Chain Management Annual Career Networking Event

Supply Chain Management Annual Career Networking Event

Wed, March 11, 2020

The annual Supply Chain Management Career Fair was another very successful event hosted by Work Placement Services.

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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 October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

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.

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i7 (Quad 4) Intel i7 (Quad 4 or higher)
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 16GB of RAM Expandable to 32 GB (Required for 2nd and 3rd semester NEST students)
Dedicated video processor Nvidia Quadro, or AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
Video Display Resolutions 500 GB storage space Solid State Drive 1 TB (SSD) preferable
Monitor 1680 x 1050 with true color 1920 x 1200 with true color
Other Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Etherert port (strongly recommended), Three-year warranty (recommended), Theft and damage insurance (recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)
Accessories USB thumb drive (32 GB) USB storage hard drive/backup (500 GB–1 TB)

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Michael Guido, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4014
michael.guido@humber.ca

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

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,903.44
  • international: $18,910.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Extra fees apply for optional field experience.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

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

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

WITHIN HUMBER

View Honours Degree 

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.

Apply for this degree starting in Fall >   

$2500.00 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.

View Honours Degree 

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.

Apply for this degree starting in Fall >   

$2500.00 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.

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

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.  

Bachelor of Design in Environmental Design

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. 

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.

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

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. 

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.

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

Master of Architecture

Humber graduates of the Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma program may be eligible to apply to the Master of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University. Graduates will be granted a minimum of 71 tranfer credits/exclusion credits of the 168 credits required. A GPA of 3.0 is required for admission. Lower GPA's (2.75 and above) may qualify on a case-by-case basis. Portfolios are required. For all admission requirements please contact Lawrence Technological University

Students may be eligible for scholarships based on GPA.  See Financial Aid-Scholarships for more details.

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.

BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology

Humber and Robert Gordon University (RGU) have entered into an agreement where graduates of Humber's Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma program may receive advanced entry into Year 3 of RGU's BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology program.  Applicants must:

  • have completed Humber's Architectural Technology program with a total of 90 credits
  • have acheived a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above
  • submit a suitable reference from a Humber faculty member
  • submit a portfolio of work
  • provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant meets the general English language requirements of the University (where the applicant's first language is not English)
  • have the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes.

Application process:

Students should apply on the website: www.rgu.ac.uk/apply.

Watch a Humber alumnus discuss his experience at RGU:  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=401003607137604

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

For further information, contact: admissions@rgu.ac.uk

Bachelor of Technology

Graduates of Humber's Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma may transfer into Thompson Rivers University's online degree programs: 

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.

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.

For more information, contact: student@tru.ca 

Bachelor of Technology - Trades and Technology Leadership

Graduates of Humber's Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma may transfer into Thompson Rivers University's online degree programs: 

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.

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.

For more information, contact: student@tru.ca 

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Architectural Technology

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology are eligible to enter Year 4 of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology at the Institute of Technology Carlow subject to graduates achieveing 60% in their final exam results.

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.

For more information, contact KOM Consultants.

Bachelor of Science - Architectural Major (Post Diploma)

Humber and Athabasca University have entered into an agreement that allows Architectural Technology diploma graduates the ability to progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) with advanced standing of 60 credits provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available.

Architectural Technology diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) with advanced standing of 30 credits* in the following specializations provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Information Systems
  • Human Science

Architectural Technology diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) – Architectural Major with advanced standing of 42 block credits. This includes 30 block credits, ENGL 255 (3), COMP 210 (3), ARCH 200 (3) and APST 230 (3).

*Block of 30 credits. Students may receive up to 30 additional credits on a course by course basis, providing that courses in the diploma fulfill requirements of Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Science programs. 

For additional information, contact Athabasca's Transfer Credit Services

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 (Post Diploma)

Humber and Athabasca University have entered into an agreement that allows Architectural Technology diploma graduates the ability to progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) with advanced standing of 60 credits provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available.

Architectural Technology diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) with advanced standing of 30 credits* in the following specializations provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Information Systems
  • Human Science

Architectural Technology diploma graduates may also progress directly into the Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) – Architectural Major with advanced standing of 42 block credits. This includes 30 block credits, ENGL 255 (3), COMP 210 (3), ARCH 200 (3) and APST 230 (3).

*Block of 30 credits. Students may receive up to 30 additional credits on a course by course basis, providing that courses in the diploma fulfill requirements of Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Science programs. 

For additional information, contact Athabasca's Transfer Credit Services

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.

Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Humber and Seneca Colleges have entered into an agreement that increases student opportunities for degree completion at both institutions.  Humber graduates may transfer into Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with entry into Semester 5, Year 3 of the program.    

Admissions:

All applicants to Seneca degree programs are required to have successfully completed the related Humber program with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (70%).

All applicants may apply through the Ontario College Application Service and must submit an official academic transcript for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.  The application must be received no later than the stated deadline for the given term being applied for in order to qualify for admission.

For further information, please contact:  academic.pathways@senecacollege.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.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Michael Guido, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4014
michael.guido@humber.ca

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

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.

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