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Architectural Technologies (Building Sciences and Interior Design)

Diploma
Architectural Technologies (Building Sciences and Interior Design)

Program Overview

Architectural technologists are involved at every stage of building design and construction, from blueprints to building codes and from interior design to space planning. It’s a great career for detail-oriented, visual thinkers who enjoy working in a technology-driven environment. You’ll be able to work in residential, commercial and institutional design and construction.

Architectural Technologies is a three-year diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus. It includes five academic semesters and three mandatory, four-month Co-operative Education work terms. The program offers two areas of concentration: Building Sciences and Interior Design. The first three semesters are common to both areas. You’ll focus on residential design and wood frame construction (National Building Code - Part 9), and build knowledge and skills in:

  • properties and function of construction materials
  • criteria and methods of building construction and design
  • preparation of construction documents
  • construction contract administration

In your fourth and fifth semesters, you’ll focus in on your chosen area. In Building Science, you’ll receive an introduction to commercial and institutional building construction with emphasis on construction detailing and methods, structural systems, environmental controls and the building envelope (National Building Code - Parts 3 and 4).

In Interior Design, you’ll receive an introduction to commercial and institutional interior construction with an emphasis on interior finishes, detailing and methods, space planning, lighting design and material selection (National Building Code - Parts 3 and 4).

Your co-operative work term counts as courses. You pay tuition and receive credit, but you also get paid. It’s a great way to gain valuable experience while earning a salary.

Diploma to Degree

Use your Architectural Technologies diploma as a stepping stone to the Bachelor of Technology degree program at Memorial University in Newfoundland.

Note

International applicants are not currently considered for admission to this program.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Graduates are prepared for a variety of careers in the building design construction industry. Many graduates are self-employed consultants in the home building industry while others work for architects, engineers, interior designers, home designers, facility managers, developers, contractors or construction specialty companies.

For more information about career opportunities related to this program, contact Student Employment Services at the campus nearest you.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Construction Estimator/Project ManagerConstruction Estimators (2234)$32,700 - $144,000
Architectural/Interior DesignerArchitectural Technologists and Technicians (2251)$21,300 - $109,800
Technical Sales/Specification WriterTechnical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade (6221)$26,600 - $100,100

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

September



Length: 76 weeks
There are five academic semesters and three mandatory four-month paid Co-operative Education work terms. Semesters and co-op work term time patterns are listed in Courses below.

Locations

  • Moose Jaw

Admissions

Admission Requirements

 

*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted: 

  • Minimum combined average of 70% in Math A30, B30, and C30

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 90 Arithmetic
  • 50 College Level Math
  • 85 Elementary Algebra
  • 85 Reading
  • 85 Sentence

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.

 

Year 1 - $8,000
Year 2 - $7,600
Year 3 - $3,100

Courses

The program follows this academic and co-operative education schedule. Courses are outlined below by semester.
  Sept - Dec Jan - Apr May - Aug
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Work term 1
Year 2 Semester 3 Work term 2  Semester 4
Year 3 Work term 3  Semester 5  
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Semester 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ADMN 225
Contract Administration: Ethics, Law and Documents
6
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You will study construction law including professional ethics, liability and contracts. You will also study methods of effective contract administration used to ensure that a building construction project is completed on time and on budget. You will practice preparation of specifications, bid documents and building product selection.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
CNST 122
Building Construction: Wood Frame Residential 1
6
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You will learn the fundamentals of residential building materials, light wood frame construction and residential detailing. You will use Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) to size footings, beams, columns and joists. You will also learn how to interpret the building code, solve technical problems and express solutions using architectural drafting conventions.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DRFT 124
Architectural Drafting: Fundamentals 1
6
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You will study the fundamentals of architectural drafting. Your studies will focus on lettering, layout, line types, dimensions and notes, materials indications, 3-D visualization, multi-view (orthographic) projections and sectional views. You will practice sketching, manual and computer (CAD) drafting methods.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DSGN 121
Design Studio: Fundamentals
6
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You will learn fundamental graphic skills and graphic design concepts. You will learn how to apply these skills to graphic presentations and building design.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): GRPH 121
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab
MATH 114
Mathematics for Architecture
3
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You will develop the required background in algebra, geometry and trigonometry that is necessary to do basic calculations in applied areas to advance to a study of calculus. The course content includes algebraic operations, solution of equations, functions, graphing plane geometry, trigonometry and vectors. Problem solving will be emphasized throughout the course.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Equivalent Course(s): MAT 120, MAT 122
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
TCOM 102
Communication in Technology
3
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Your studies will focus on the basic skills required of the technologist in the workplace. You will examine the communication process and interpersonal and workplace communication techniques. The course content includes technical writing and job search skills.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 191, JOBS 190, JOBS 288, JOBS 290, TCOM 120, TCOM 140, TMGT 180
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Learn Linc, Lecture/Theory

Semester 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ADMN 226
Contract Administration: Accounting, Estimating and Safety
6
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You will study simple construction accounting, finance and cost estimating. You will also learn the fundamentals of construction safety and site management.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): ADMN 225
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab
CNST 221
Building Construction: Residential Construction 2
6
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You will apply Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) leading industry energy efficiency guidelines and manufacturers' literature to light wood frame construction, residential detailing and working drawings for tract housing. You will solve technical problems and construct a scale framing model.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 122
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DRFT 220
Architectural Drafting: Fundamentals 2
6
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You will learn how to apply architectural drafting fundamentals and computer drafting skills to prepare architectural working drawings for a house. You will also learn how to coordinate drawings including plans, elevations, sections, schedules and details. You will produce an electronic model of a building using computer software.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 122, DRFT 124
Corequisites(s): CNST 221
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab
DSGN 231
Design Studio: Residential
6
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You will learn fundamental graphic skills and manual visual communications. Your studies will emphasize design theory principals and elements. You will employ your skills to analyze design and develop graphic presentations in two and three dimensional projects.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): DSGN 121
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): GRPH 122
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MATH 115
Analytic Geometry and Basic Calculus for Architecture
3
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You will study the basic elements of differential and integral calculus of algebraic functions. Analytical, graphical and numerical methods will be used to help you gain an understanding of the concepts and operations of technical calculus. The course content includes relevant engineering applications.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Prerequisites(s): MATH 114
Equivalent Course(s): MAT 220, MAT 222, MAT 246
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Theory
TCOM 103
Workplace Communication
3
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Building on the skills you developed in TCOM 102 (Communication in Technology), you will apply basic research skills to create workplace documents. Your studies will focus on the workplace skills of creating effective client relations, conducting meetings and giving presentations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): TCOM 102
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 181, COMM 190, TCOM 106, TCOM 123, TCOM 141, TCOM 190
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Theory

Co-operative Work Term 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
COOP 101
Co-operative Work Term
0
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Your co-operative education term will provide you with the opportunity to consolidate theoretical and practical concepts learned in the classroom and gain valuable experience in a work setting.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 640.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Coop Education Work Term

Semester 3

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
BLDG 220
Building Systems: Preliminary Design
6
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Your studies will focus on the preliminary design, coordination and drafting conventions of building engineering systems as applied to architectural working drawings. You will study mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems using manufacturers' literature and technical handbooks. You will also examine methods of sound control within buildings.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 221
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): BUSY 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
CNST 222
Building Construction: Commercial Fundamentals
6
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You will review the residential portion of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) Part 9 pertaining to materials and construction techniques. Your studies will focus on fundamental materials selection, detailing for commercial construction and the NBCC Part 3. You will study occupancies, construction types, building sizes and fire protection code.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 221
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DRFT 224
Architectural Drafting: Residential Working Drawings
6
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From preliminary design data, manufacturers' literature and the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC), you will produce custom designed residential working drawings using computer drafting software.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 221, DRFT 220
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DSGN 232
Design Studio: Institutional
6
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You will learn how to apply manual and computer techniques to designing and presenting buildings. You will plan and design building spaces to meet specialized client needs (including spatial and functional needs) for an institutional project.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): DSGN 231
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): GRPH 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab
MGMT 228
Management Principles
3
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You will study human behaviour in organizations and develop the skills needed to deal with people at work. The course content includes individual behaviour, values, interpersonal relationships and communications, groups and team dynamics, organizational culture, leadership, and change. All topics are dealt with in the context of diverse formal organizations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Equivalent Course(s): TCOM 227
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
PHYS 227
Physics: Statics and Strength of Materials
3
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Your studies will focus on the basic principles of statics (including the concepts of vectors, forces and equilibrium in two dimensions) and properties of materials (including stress and strain, elasticity and other mechanical properties). The course concludes with a study of centroids and moments of inertia of cross-sections of structural members.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Prerequisites(s): MATH 115
Equivalent Course(s): SCAL 122
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Theory

Co-operative Work Term 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
COOP 201
Co-operative Work Term
0
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Your second co-operative education term will build on the experience gained during your first work placement and provide you with additional opportunities to develop skills and techniques related to your field of studies in a real work setting.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 640.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Coop Education Work Term

Semester 4 (Building Sciences)

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
BLDG 222
Building Systems: Building Science
3
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You will examine the effects of heat, and vapour, and air flow in building enclosures. You will also examine the effect of climate and weather on building enclosures. You will consider ways to successfully design building assemblies and connections using building science principles.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): BLDG 220, CNST 222
Equivalent Course(s): LAND 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
CNST 232
Building Construction: Commercial Buildings 1
3
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You will study the design and construction of commercial, low-rise buildings. Your studies will focus on steel and heavy timber frame buildings including wall sections, structural connections and issues of modularity and dimensional instability.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 222
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): CNST 223
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DRFT 232
Architectural Drafting: Introduction to Commercial
3
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Your studies will focus on the use of drafting conventions in commercial architectural drafting. You will produce a partial set of working drawings using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): DRFT 224
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): GRPH 221
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
HIST 221
History: Architectural History
3
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Your studies will focus on a survey of art, culture and architecture in indigenous, classical, medieval and modern societies. You will gain an understanding of the relationship between architecture and social values, and the influence of early precedents on later design. You will also examine Saskatchewan's architectural heritage and analyze case studies in building preservation, restoration and rehabilitation.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): HIST 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
PHYS 228
Physics: Light, Heat and Sound
3
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You will focus on the fundamental principles of dynamics, light and illumination, electrical generation and distribution, heat production and transfer, fluid flow, vibration, waves and sound. The basic principles of physics in each of these areas will be studied in the context of building systems applications.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): MATH 115
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Theory
RENO 220
Architectural Drafting: Renovation Project
3
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You will focus on the renovation of a building using Part 9 of National Building Code of Canada. You will prepare as-found drawings, develop design requirements, and complete a partial set of working drawings. You will also compare construction methods used in the past to present methods.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): DRFT 224
Equivalent Course(s): DRFT 231, DRFT 252
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
RENO 221
Business for Renovators
3
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You will review contract documents, business plans, marketing and management processes, as applied to renovation projects.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): MGMT 228
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 229
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
SRVY 228
Surveying: Introduction to Survey and Building Construction
3
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You will receive an introduction to the basics of surveying. The course content includes horizontal measurements, levelling, angle and direction measurement, computations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab

Semester 4 (Interior Design)

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CNST 233
Building Construction: Furniture and Millwork
3
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You will study the design and construction of furniture. Your studies will focus on material selection and furniture/millwork detailing.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 222
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DSGN 234
Design Studio: Commercial Mixed Occupancy 1
3
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You will focus on the analaysis stage of design. You will develop the program and concept for a commercial interior that is of mixed occupancy; office design, retail or hospitality and condominium for an existing building. Your program and concepts will be further developed and executed in subsequent courses.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): DRFT 224, DSGN 232
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
GRPH 223
Visual Communications: Applications for Design
3
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Your studies will focus on continuing to develop presentation skills and techniques in digital imaging software. Students will learn techniques to enhance presentations, create graphic layouts and integrate various types of media to improve visual communication.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): DSGN 231
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
HIST 221
History: Architectural History
3
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Your studies will focus on a survey of art, culture and architecture in indigenous, classical, medieval and modern societies. You will gain an understanding of the relationship between architecture and social values, and the influence of early precedents on later design. You will also examine Saskatchewan's architectural heritage and analyze case studies in building preservation, restoration and rehabilitation.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): HIST 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
PHYS 228
Physics: Light, Heat and Sound
3
Show course details
You will focus on the fundamental principles of dynamics, light and illumination, electrical generation and distribution, heat production and transfer, fluid flow, vibration, waves and sound. The basic principles of physics in each of these areas will be studied in the context of building systems applications.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): MATH 115
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Theory
RENO 221
Business for Renovators
3
Show course details
You will review contract documents, business plans, marketing and management processes, as applied to renovation projects.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): MGMT 228
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 229
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
RENO 222
Design Studio: Commercial Adaptive Re-use
3
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Your studies will focus on the synthesis stage of commercial interior renovation (including period restoration). You will prepare preliminary drawings, detailed working drawings and a final report. You will also compare construction methods used in the past to present methods.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): DSGN 232
Equivalent Course(s): DSGN 233
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
SRVY 228
Surveying: Introduction to Survey and Building Construction
3
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You will receive an introduction to the basics of surveying. The course content includes horizontal measurements, levelling, angle and direction measurement, computations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab

Co-operative Work Term 3

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
COOP 301
Co-operative Work Term
0
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Your third co-operative education work term will round out the work term experience by adding related work knowledge through the application of theories and practices relevant to your field of studies.
Credit Units: 0
Course Hours: 640.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Coop Education Work Term

Semester 5 (Building Sciences)

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ADMN 258
Project Management and Estimating
3
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You will be introduced to estimating and control concepts within construction project management. You will practice your skills by using project management software and spreadsheets. The course focuses on all aspects of a project, from its initiation to its close out. You will use your skills to plan a construction project.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Prerequisites(s): ADMN 226, (BLDG 221(concurrent), DRFT 229(concurrent)) or (BLDG 250(concurrent), DRFT 251(concurrent))
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
BLDG 221
Building Systems: Commercial Buildings
6
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You will examine the preliminary design, detailing, coordination and drafting conventions of building engineering systems as applied to architectural working drawings. You will analyze “green building”, mechanical, water and waste as well as electrical systems.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): BLDG 220, BLDG 222
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): BUSY 222
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
CNST 224
Building Construction: Commercial Buildings 2
6
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You will review materials selection and detailing for commercial high-rise construction. Your studies will focus on Part 3 of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC); including occupancies, construction types, building sizes and fire protection.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 232
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab
DRFT 233
Architectural Drafting: Commercial Working Drawings
3
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You will produce a partial set of working drawings for a commercial building using computer software. Your drawings will be based on preliminary design data, manufacturers' literature and the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC).
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 232, DRFT 232
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
PROJ 228
Applied Research: Capstone Project
6
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You will use the technical problem-solving process, advanced research skills, and knowledge acquired in previous courses to complete an applied research project. You will present and defend your unique solution to an architectural design problem in a written report and oral presentation.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 222, DSGN 232, PHYS 227, PHYS 228, TCOM 103, ADMN 258(concurrent), (BLDG 221(concurrent) or BLDG 250(concurrent)), (DRFT 233(concurrent) or DRFT 234(concurrent))
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
STRU 240
Structural Design: Structural Steel
6
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You will learn how to do a preliminary design of steel structures as used in commercial buildings. You will use the Handbook of Steel Construction to do a complete preliminary design of a multi-storey building.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): PHYS 227
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab

Semester 5 (Interior Design)

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ADMN 258
Project Management and Estimating
3
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You will be introduced to estimating and control concepts within construction project management. You will practice your skills by using project management software and spreadsheets. The course focuses on all aspects of a project, from its initiation to its close out. You will use your skills to plan a construction project.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Prerequisites(s): ADMN 226, (BLDG 221(concurrent), DRFT 229(concurrent)) or (BLDG 250(concurrent), DRFT 251(concurrent))
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
BLDG 250
Building Systems: Commercial Interiors
6
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You will apply the technical aspects of commercial/multi-family interiors. You will examine “green” building concepts as well as lighting, open planning, electrical and signal systems. You will use manufacturers’ literature and technical handbooks applicable to Part 3 of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC).
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): BLDG 220
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab
CNST 234
Building Construction: Commercial Interiors
6
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You will focus on the comparison and selection criteria of interior construction and finishes used in a commercial/multi-family context. You will learn how to use manufacturers' literature and samples. You will also learn the importance of considering individual details and the effect of detailing in overall style.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 222
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DRFT 234
Architectural Drafting: Commercial Working Drawings
3
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You will produce a partial set of working drawings for a commercial mixed occupancy interior using computer software. Your drawings will be based on preliminary design data, manufacturers' literature and the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC).
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Prerequisites(s): DRFT 224, DSGN 234
Corequisites(s): DSGN 235
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DSGN 235
Graphics and Design: Design Development and Presentation
6
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You will learn how to use graphic techniques in a variety of media including freehand sketching, measured drawings as well as hand and computer renderings. You will use these techniques to illustrate existing spaces, develop and analyze design proposals and promote design solutions in a commercial/multi-family context. You will analyze and present a design project.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 251, DSGN 234
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
PROJ 228
Applied Research: Capstone Project
6
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You will use the technical problem-solving process, advanced research skills, and knowledge acquired in previous courses to complete an applied research project. You will present and defend your unique solution to an architectural design problem in a written report and oral presentation.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 96.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 222, DSGN 232, PHYS 227, PHYS 228, TCOM 103, ADMN 258(concurrent), (BLDG 221(concurrent) or BLDG 250(concurrent)), (DRFT 233(concurrent) or DRFT 234(concurrent))
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab

PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.


Transfer Credit

Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.

 


Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:

potential transfer credit toward Bachelor and Master's degrees in interior design, architecture and construction management.

Student Awards

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Accreditation

American Council for Construction Education, valid for 5 years until July 2015; Canadian Technology Accreditation Board until March 1, 2017

The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists’ (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Technologist level. The American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) also accredits the program as an International Associate Degree Program.

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