An Architectural Technologist assists the architect or engineer in the assembly of drawings and documents for residential, commercial and industrial projects. The graduate is involved with building design, construction drawings, project estimating, and construction specifications. As a detailer, they help develop drawings for the assembly of a building’s structure. As a worker on site their duties may include quality control and job site supervision. This program is designed for creative individuals with a strong interest in building design, construction and planning. An aptitude for math and strong technical skills are important along with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Proven pathways to university through Lawrence Technological University or Boston Architectural College, for graduates to obtain a degree in Architecture.
Practical application of employable construction skills (ie. residential framing).
Real world experiences with educational fieldtrips to different cities such as Chicago, Pittsburgh and others to study the built environment and tour buildings under construction.
Integration of Door’s Open Ontario (Windsor), Habitat for Humanity (Windsor Chapter) and industry related conferences.
Courses in Urban Studies and Planning.
Further integration of BIM modeling.
Dedicated resource room for Architectural Technology students.
Optional Ontario Building Code certification towards a registered BCIN number.
As one of the original programs offered at St. Clair College, with over 45 years of rich history tied to the program, we benefit from a diverse alumni group which keeps us linked to industry’s current and emerging trends.
Typical entry-level positions include junior designer or draftsperson, junior estimator and project coordinator. Opportunities exist with architectural and engineering firms, general and sub-contractors, government agencies, homebuilders, building product manufacturers and in sales.
Graduates of this program that meet our partnering institutions criteria may elect to pursue a professional degree in Architecture, leading to licensure, at the following universities:
Lawrence Technological University – Students receive credit towards an undergraduate degree and a Master’s of Architecture at LTU.
Boston Architectural College – Students receive direct entry into a Master’s of Architecture Program and are eligible for full participation in the work placement components of the curriculum at the BAC.
For detailed information on either of these articulation agreements, please contact the Architectural Technology Department at St. Clair College.
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.