ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY

Overview

The Architectural Technology Diploma students graduate with industry recognized skills rooted in a foundation of design theories. Graduates will obtain the skills necessary to work at various architectural and design companies and firms. Students will develop the skills through a combined learning model over an 95-week program that provides students with practical hands-on experience through simulations and capstone development that enables students to create a marketable portfolio of work.

Diploma structure

Students will develop the skills through a combined learning model over a 95-week program that provides students with practical hands-on experience through simulations and capstone development that enables students to create a marketable portfolio of work. 

Courses

*May not be taught in the order shown
  • BUSAS100 Academic Strategies
  • BUSAW100 Academic Writing
  • ARCTY01 Architectural Drawings
  • ARCTY02 Building Design
  • BUSCP100 Career Planning and Integration
  • ARCTY03 Stakeholder Communication
  • ARCTY04 Sustainable Design
  • ARCTY05 Building Science
  • ARCTY06 Equipment and Materials
  • PLGCL100 Contract Law
  • ARCTY07 Bid/Contract Documents
  • ARCCN01 Construction Detailing
  • ARCTY08 Building Systems
  • ARCTY09 Codes, Bylaws, and Regulations
  • ARCTY10 Renovation/Restoration
  • ARCTY11 Estimating
  • ARCTY12 CAD Systems
  • ARCRV01 Autodesk and Revit
  • ARCTY13 Project Management
  • ARCTY14 Structural Design
  • BUSPM100 Introduction to Project Management
  • ARCTY15 3-D Computer Graphics
  • CLRDS01 Colour and Design
  • ARCTH01 History Of Architecture
  • ARCPRC1 Practicum 
  • ARCCPS01 Capstone

Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet with a representative of the MCG Career College Admissions team.

Standard Admission:

  1. Alberta High School diploma, verified by transcript or non-Alberta equivalent, OR successful completion of the General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.).
    High School Diplomas that are not from Canada must be verified by IQAS of the World Education Services Gateway Program.
  2. At least 50% in Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or equivalents or at least 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalents.

Mature Admission:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Must successfully complete a Wonderlic academic achievement test with a minimum score of 16 out of 30.
  3. At least 50% in Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or equivalents.

English Language Admission Requirement

Students must meet the English language requirements through ONE of the following:

  1. Successful completion of Grade 12 Alberta Education English Language Arts or non-Alberta equivalent. (High school diplomas that are not from Canada will be verified by IQAS or the World Education Services Gateway Program.
  2. Transcripts demonstrating the successful completion of, at minimum, once year (two semesters) of full-time post-secondary education at a school where English was the primary language of instruction in a recognized national where English is the primary language of instruction.
  3. Demonstrating a Canadian Language Benchmark of at least 7, through one of the following assessments:
    • IELTS Academic (minimum band score of [6.0]).
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) with a minimum score of 53.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Students:

$20,600.00Tuition Year 1
$10,000.00Tuition Year 2
$2,722.00Books – Approximate
$33,322.00Total

Scholarships available

International Students:

$22,500.00Tuition Year 1
$22,500.00Tuition Year 2
$2,722.00Books – Approximate
$47,722.00Total

[For international students and domestic students there is a non-refundable application fee of $500.00]

Career Paths

Graduates may pursue multiple career paths including, but not limited to building inspector, graphic and 3d designers, construction sales, architect assistants, and drafting technician.

Average Salary

$73,388.00/ year
$38.45/ hour

*source: https://alis.alberta.ca/

Frequently Asked Questions

The Architectural Technology Diploma program aims to equip students with industry-recognized skills rooted in design theories, enabling them to work in various architectural and design companies and firms. It is a 95-week program that provides practical hands-on experience through simulations and capstone development to build a marketable portfolio of work.

Tuition and fees vary for domestic and international students. For domestic students, the total cost is approximately $33,322.00, and for international students, it's approximately $47,722.00, which includes a non-refundable application fee of $500.00.

Graduates have various career opportunities, including roles such as building inspector, graphic and 3D designer, construction sales, architect assistant, and drafting technician.

The average salary for individuals in this field is approximately $73,388.00 per year or $38.45 per hour, according to the source alis.alberta.ca.

There are two admission pathways:

  1. Standard Admission: Requires an Alberta High School diploma or equivalent, with at least 50% in Math and English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2.
  2. Mature Admission: Requires applicants to be at least 18 years old, pass a Wonderlic academic achievement test with a minimum score of 16, and have at least 50% in Math 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalents.