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Architectural Technologies (Building Sciences and Interior Design)

Diploma

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 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)$21,900 - $109,800
Technical Sales/Specification WriterTechnical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade (6221)$31,200 - $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 104
Contract Administration: Introduction to the Construction Process
4
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You will be introduced to the roles and responsibilities of people involved in construction projects. You will consider professional ethics, liability, safety and contractual responsibility.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
CNST 122
Building Construction: Wood Frame Residential 1
4
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You will learn the fundamentals of light wood frame construction designed using Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada. You will analyze the structural requirements of bungalows and bi-levels. You will also learn how to draw construction details using architectural drafting conventions.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Corequisites(s): CODE 100
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
CODE 100
Building Code: Part 9 Applications 1
2
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You will learn to interpret sections of Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) relating to single-family dwellings. You will discuss typical construction materials and methods.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Corequisites(s): CNST 122
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
DRFT 109
Architectural Drafting: Fundamental Techniques
3
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You will study the fundamentals of architectural drafting using manual techniques. You will be introduced to architectural drafting conventions while creating multi-view and single-view drawings.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
DRFT 110
Architectural Drafting: Computer-Aided Techniques 1
2
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You will acquire fundamental skills required to operate AutoCAD. The course focuses on architectural applications of the software.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
DSGN 121
Design Studio: Fundamentals
4
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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.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): GRPH 121
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
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: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MAT 120, MAT 122
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Prior Learning
TCOM 102
Workplace Communication
3
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You will examine the employability skills required in the workplace. You will discuss the communication process, and practice effective interpersonal communication techniques and conflict resolution. You will use workplace writing and job search skills.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 191, JOBS 190, JOBS 288, JOBS 290, TCOM 102CE, TCOM 120, TCOM 140, TMGT 180
Potential Learning Method(s): Learn Linc, Lecture/Theory, Prior Learning

Semester 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ADMN 105
Contract Administration: Construction Specifications and Cost Management
4
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You will study simple construction accounting, finance and cost estimating. You will also learn the fundamentals of specifying products for construction.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
CNST 221
Building Construction: Residential Construction 2
4
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You will expand your knowledge of light wood frame construction designed using Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada. You will analyze the structural requirements of two-storey houses and develop the skills necessary to design and detail related construction assemblies.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 122, CODE 100
Corequisites(s): CODE 101
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
CODE 101
Building Code: Part 9 Applications 2
2
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You will expand your ability to interpret sections of Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC). You will gain proficiency in applying code concepts to all types of Part 9 buildings.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 122, CODE 100
Corequisites(s): CNST 221
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
DRFT 111
Architectural Drafting: Computer-Aided Techniques 2
1
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You will acquire fundamental skills required to operate Revit. The course focuses on architectural applications of the software.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
DRFT 220
Architectural Drafting: Residential Working Drawings 1
4
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You will learn to produce architectural drawings for single-storey residential construction projects. Using drafting software, you will create construction drawings based on the typical requirements for residential permit sets.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 122, CODE 100, DRFT 110
Corequisites(s): CNST 221, CODE 101
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
DSGN 231
Design Studio: Residential
4
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You will learn the fundamentals of the design process. You will use that process to design a house and present your design in a professional format.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): DSGN 121
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): GRPH 122
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
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: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): MATH 114
Equivalent Course(s): MAT 220, MAT 222, MAT 246
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Prior Learning
TCOM 103
Technical Communication
3
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You will use research skills to find technical information and cite it correctly. You will conduct effective meetings and produce supporting documents. As well, you will discuss technical report purposes and formats, write short technical reports and present technical information.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): TCOM 102
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 181, COMM 190, TCOM 103CE, TCOM 106, TCOM 123, TCOM 141, TCOM 190
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Prior Learning

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): Coop Education Work Term, Prior Learning

Semester 3

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
BLDG 220
Building Systems: Preliminary Design
4
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Your studies will focus on the integration of building engineering systems. You will be introduced to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing requirements from the perspective of architectural coordination.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 221
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): BUSY 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
CNST 222
Building Construction: Commercial Fundamentals
4
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You will be introduced to materials and methods used in single-storey commercial construction. You will develop the skills necessary to design and detail basic commercial construction assemblies.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 221, CODE 101
Corequisites(s): CODE 200
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
CODE 200
Building Code: Part 3 Applications 1
3
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You will evaluate buildings using Part 9 and Part 3 of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC). Your analysis of buildings will include classifications, fire restrictions and exit requirements.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 221, CODE 101
Corequisites(s): CNST 222
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
DRFT 224
Architectural Drafting: Residential Working Drawings 2
4
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You will produce residential working drawings using computer drafting software, based on preliminary design data, manufacturers' literature and the National Building Code of Canada (NBC). Your focus will be on a custom-designed, two-storey house.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 221, CODE 101, DRFT 220
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
DSGN 232
Design Studio: Institutional
4
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You will use the design process to plan and design an institutional project that meets specialized client needs. You will present and critique your design in a professional setting.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): DSGN 231
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): GRPH 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
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: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): TCOM 227
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Prior Learning
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: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): MATH 115
Equivalent Course(s): SCAL 122
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Prior Learning

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): Coop Education Work Term, Prior Learning

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, 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, Prior Learning
CNST 232
Building Construction: Commercial Buildings 1
4
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You will be introduced to materials and methods used in low-rise commercial construction. You will develop the skills necessary to design and detail commercial construction assemblies that integrate structural frames.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 222, CODE 200
Corequisites(s): CODE 201
Equivalent Course(s): CNST 223
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
CODE 201
Building Code: Part 3 Applications 2
2
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You will continue to assess buildings using Part 9 and Part 3 of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC). Your will complete a code review for a Part 9 renovation. You will also interpret means of egress, fire and sound ratings, and universal design criteria in Part 3 buildings.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 222, CODE 200, (CNST 232(concurrent) or CNST 233(concurrent))
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
DRFT 210
Architectural Drafting: Computer-Aided Techniques 3
1
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You will expand your skills using Revit for architectural application. You will use the software to create architectural drawings commonly found in commercial sets.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Prerequisites(s): DRFT 224
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
HIST 221
Architectural History: Context for Saskatchewan
3
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You will learn how history has influenced architectural design in Saskatchewan. You will examine Saskatchewan’s architectural heritage and be introduced to the Standards and Guidelines for Conservation of Historic Places.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): HIST 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
PHYS 228
Physics: Light, Heat and Sound
3
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Your studies 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): Lecture/Theory, Prior Learning
RENO 220
Architectural Drafting: Renovation Working Drawings
4
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As part of a team, you will create architectural drawings for a house renovation. You will also study construction systems of the past to inform your design and drafting decisions.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): DRFT 224
Equivalent Course(s): DRFT 231, DRFT 252
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
SRVY 228
Surveying: Introduction to Survey and Building Layout
2
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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: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning

Semester 4 (Interior Design)

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CNST 233
Building Construction: Commercial Interiors
3
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Your studies will focus on materials and construction methods used in commercial interior design. You will develop the skills necessary to design and detail interior construction assemblies.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 222, CODE 200
Corequisites(s): CODE 201
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
CODE 201
Building Code: Part 3 Applications 2
2
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You will continue to assess buildings using Part 9 and Part 3 of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC). Your will complete a code review for a Part 9 renovation. You will also interpret means of egress, fire and sound ratings, and universal design criteria in Part 3 buildings.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 222, CODE 200, (CNST 232(concurrent) or CNST 233(concurrent))
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
DRFT 210
Architectural Drafting: Computer-Aided Techniques 3
1
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You will expand your skills using Revit for architectural application. You will use the software to create architectural drawings commonly found in commercial sets.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Prerequisites(s): DRFT 224
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
DSGN 234
Design Studio: Commercial Mixed Occupancy 1
4
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You will develop the programme and concept for a commercial mixed-occupancy interior. You will also visually communicate design ideas while advancing your presentation skills. You will use manual techniques and digital imaging software to enhance presentations, create graphic layouts and exploit multiple types of media.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): DRFT 224, DSGN 232
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
HIST 221
Architectural History: Context for Saskatchewan
3
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You will learn how history has influenced architectural design in Saskatchewan. You will examine Saskatchewan’s architectural heritage and be introduced to the Standards and Guidelines for Conservation of Historic Places.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): HIST 220
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
PHYS 228
Physics: Light, Heat and Sound
3
Show course details
Your studies 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): Lecture/Theory, Prior Learning
RENO 222
Design Studio: Commercial Adaptive Re-use
4
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You will create architectural drawings to adapt an existing house into a commercial space. You will also study construction systems of the past to inform your design and drafting decisions.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): DRFT 224
Equivalent Course(s): DSGN 233
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
SRVY 228
Surveying: Introduction to Survey and Building Layout
2
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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: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning

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): Coop Education Work Term, Prior Learning

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: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ADMN 105, PROJ 228(concurrent)
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
BLDG 221
Building Systems: Commercial Buildings
4
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You will explore the preliminary design and integration of building engineering systems commonly used in large buildings. You will learn to prepare preliminary layouts of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): BLDG 220, BLDG 222
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): BUSY 222
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
CNST 224
Building Construction: Commercial Buildings 2
4
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You will be introduced to materials and methods used in multi-storey commercial construction. You will develop the skills necessary to design and detail commercial construction assemblies to withstand the stresses of building movement.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 232, CODE 201
Corequisites(s): CODE 300
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
CODE 300
Building Code: Part 3 Applications 3
2
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You will assess specific construction scenarios by interpreting all relevant parts of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC). You will focus on establishing construction criteria for Part 3 buildings.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): (CNST 232 or CNST 233), CODE 201, (CNST 224(concurrent) or CNST 234(concurrent))
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
DRFT 233
Architectural Drafting: Commercial Working Drawings
4
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You will produce a partial set of working drawings for a commercial building using Revit. Your drawings will be based on preliminary design data, manufacturers' literature and the National Building Code of Canada (NBC).
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 232, CODE 201, DRFT 210
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
PROJ 228
Applied Research: Capstone Project
4
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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: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ADMN 104, ADMN 105, BLDG 220, (CNST 232 or CNST 233), CODE 201, DRFT 210, DSGN 232, PHYS 227, PHYS 228, SRVY 228, TCOM 102, TCOM 103, (BLDG 221(concurrent), DRFT 233(concurrent)) or (BLDG 250(concurrent), DRFT 234(concurrent))
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
STRU 240
Structural Design: Structural Steel
4
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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 and Part 4 of the National Building Code of Canada to complete a preliminary design of a low-rise building.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): PHYS 227
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning

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: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ADMN 105, PROJ 228(concurrent)
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
BLDG 250
Building Systems: Commercial Interiors
4
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You will explore the preliminary design and integration of building engineering systems that affect interior spaces in large buildings. You will learn to prepare preliminary layouts of lighting, electrical, and systems furniture.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): BLDG 220
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
CNST 234
Building Construction: Furniture Construction
4
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You will explore the complexities of the design-build process by creating a piece of furniture. You will design, document, construct, and present your furniture piece. Upon completion of this project, you will evaluate the implementation of the design intentions.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CNST 233, CODE 201
Corequisites(s): CODE 300
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
CODE 300
Building Code: Part 3 Applications 3
2
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You will assess specific construction scenarios by interpreting all relevant parts of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC). You will focus on establishing construction criteria for Part 3 buildings.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): (CNST 232 or CNST 233), CODE 201, (CNST 224(concurrent) or CNST 234(concurrent))
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
DRFT 234
Architectural Drafting: Commercial Working Drawings
4
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You will produce a partial set of working drawings for a commercial building using Revit. Your drawings will be based on preliminary design, design data, manufacturers' literature and the National Building Code of Canada (NBC).
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CODE 201, DRFT 210, DSGN 234, CODE 300(concurrent)
Corequisites(s): DSGN 235
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
DSGN 235
Design Studio: Commercial Mixed Occupancy 2
4
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You will fully develop a final design proposal for a commercial mixed-occupancy interior, based on your preliminary design. You will prepare and present the proposal in a professional setting.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): CODE 201, DSGN 234
Corequisites(s): DRFT 234
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
PROJ 228
Applied Research: Capstone Project
4
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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: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ADMN 104, ADMN 105, BLDG 220, (CNST 232 or CNST 233), CODE 201, DRFT 210, DSGN 232, PHYS 227, PHYS 228, SRVY 228, TCOM 102, TCOM 103, (BLDG 221(concurrent), DRFT 233(concurrent)) or (BLDG 250(concurrent), DRFT 234(concurrent))
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning

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Accreditation

American Council for Construction Education (ACCE); Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB)

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.

The educational unit shall demonstrate accountable behavior by providing information about its accredited degree programs to the general public.

Institutions shall broadly and accurately publish the objectives of the degree program, admission requirements, degree program assessment measures employed, the information obtained through these assessment measures and actions taken as a result of the feedback, student achievement, the rate and types of employment of graduates and any data supporting the qualitative claims made by the degree program.

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