Algonquin College’s Architectural Technician – Weekend program is a two-year Technician program that runs only on the weekends, designed for students who have other priorities during the work-week.
Small classes and an intensive in-class component allow students to study to become an Architectural Technician while still being able to work. Classes typically run from 6pm – 9pm on Friday evening, and Saturday and Sunday classes are from 9am – 5pm at our Ottawa campus.
In the Architectural Technician program students study document preparation, working drawings, construction methods and materials, building sciences, and computer-assisted design and drafting. Through a mixture of practical labs and theory, students learn to use different design software and preparation tools.
The small class size of the weekend program allows students to form tight-knit working groups, developing exceptional communication, problem-solving and planning skills.
This program is best suited for students who are either intrigued by the science behind building construction, or are art and design oriented. Students tend to be visual and creative thinkers, detail-oriented, problem-solvers, and thrive with change.
Students who find they want to go further with their education can take an additional third year of classes to become an Architectural Technologist, which further prepares students for a career in architectural offices and the building industry. An option to ladder into Algonquin’s Bachelor of Building Science program leaves more options available to students who may want to continue their education.
Graduates will find employment in a broad range of positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors including: federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels of government; corporate agencies, energy service providers, as well as in both commercial and industrial organizations related to the energy sector. Potential job titles include:
- Architectural offices
- Building material sales representation
- Facility management
- Municipal, provincial, and federal agencies
- Real estate