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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Architectural Technology

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

(Mississauga)

For details on how Sheridan programs will be delivered in upcoming semesters, please review our Fall 2022 Program Delivery Modes.

Advanced architecture education that's built from the ground up.

Program Overview

Build on your foundational architectural education

In your first two years, you’ll learn core architecture skills such as CAD software, building and assembly systems, document preparation and envelope detailing. In your final year, you’ll work with real clients in the community, train with cutting-edge software, prepare project plans and more. You’ll even build a portfolio to help you find work after you graduate.

Get paid work experience with optional co-op placements

As an Architectural Technology student, you can participate in the optional paid co-op. The co-op placement will help you gain real-life experience and make contacts in the architecture and construction industries. Previous student placements have included roles at the City of Mississauga and PCL Construction.

Gain specialized knowledge in modern architecture practices

As you progress through your studies, you'll study specialized topics. These topics include urban design, adaptive re-use of existing structures, renovations, sustainability standards and more. Topics are frequently vetted by industry experts to ensure they’re up-to-date with current construction and architecture practices.

Enter the workforce with nationally recognized credentials

Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to contribute from your first day on the job. You’ll qualify to legally use the term ‘Licensed Architectural Technologist’ by fulfilling requirements of the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario. You can also join the Technologists arm of the Ontario Association of Architects, enjoying access to their resources and in-house liability insurance.

Study at our architecture-focused Hazel McCallion Campus

You'll learn to think about architecture from the inside out at our Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, which was built with architecture students in mind. HMC is a living lab, with exposed architectural elements, living walls, and the latest in sustainable building practices. It also has a Material ConneXion Library with hundreds of building material samples, CAD labs, large-scale printers for building plans and more.

Experience architectural studies beyond the classroom

Classroom learning is only the beginning! During our annual Architecture Week, you’ll leave class to collaborate with other architecture students on design challenges from real-world clients. You’ll be further immersed in the world of architecture with our speaker series, where industry leaders visit campus and discuss current architectural topics such as sustainability, new buildings and more.

Earn credits towards your master's degree in architecture

Sheridan has pathway agreements with Lawrence Technological University and Boston Architectural College for graduates of our Architectural Technology program to pursue their Master's of Architecture degree in as little as 2 to 3-years.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    CADD15298 Architectural Drafting 1 – CAD Applications 4
    ARCH12356 Architectural Studio 1 6
    TECH16214 Building Materials 1 3
    MATH15910 Mathematics Applications 1 3
    ARCH17991 Architectural Detailing - Residential 2
    HIST12797G Architectural History 3

    Total credits: 21

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    CADD12384 Architectural Drafting 2 – CAD 4
    ARCH28544 Architectural Studio 2 5
    CALC14998 Calculus 3
    TECH14173 Estimating 3
    TECH13771 Building Systems 1 3
      General Education Elective (Open) 3
    HEAL19402 Health and Safety 0.5
    COWT10022 Cooperative Education Forum (Co-op students only) 1

    Total credits: 21.5 (or 22.5 with co-op)

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    COWT19999 Co-op Work Term 7
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    CADD26909 Architectural Drafting 3 – CAD 4
    ARCH29969 Architectural Studio 3 5
    TECH25929 Building Materials 2 3
    TECH25343 Building Systems 2 3
    ENGI26206 Statics 3
    ARCH21158 Architectural Detailing: Commercial 3

    Total credits: 21

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    COWT20799 Co-op Work Term 7
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    CADD30199 Building Information Modeling 3
    ARCH30043 Architectural Studio 4 6
    MGMT14998 Project Management 1 3
    ENGI28982 Strength of Materials 3
    TECH20129 Specifications  3
      General Education Elective (Open) 3

    Total credits: 21

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    COWT39207 Co-op Work Term 7
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    CADD34049 Advanced Topics in BIM 3
    ARCH31618 Building Renovations 3
    ARCH31452 Architectural Studio 5 5
    ENGI37198 Theory of Structures 4
    MGMT20025 Project Management 2 3
      General Education Elective (Open) 3

    Total credits: 21

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    CADD39788 Architectural Computer Visualization  4
    CADD32710 Advanced Computer Applications 2
    ARCH34231 Architectural Studio 6 6
    BLDG28263 Preparation for Ontario Building Code "Small Buildings" Examination 3
    BUSM24148 Small Business Entrepreneurship 3

    Plus one of the following:

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ARCH32208 Advanced Residential (Passive Solar Design) 3
    ARCH29506 Emerging Building Technologies (Sustainable Design) 3

    Total credits: 21

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

plus

  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U) or Grade 11 Functions (MCF3M) or Grade 11 Functions and Relations (MCR3U)
  • Minimum 65% overall average

or

Mature student status.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements will be invited to complete pre-admission tests in mathematics and English to demonstrate proficiency.

Applicants lacking the Mathematics admission requirement for this program may wish to upgrade their Mathematics prior to application. For upgrading information, please contact us.

Applicants may also consider applying to our Technology Fundamentals program. Successful completion of this program will meet the Mathematics requirement and will provide a broader sense of the Science and Technology fields.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses), and/or results of pre-admission testing.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan's English Proficiency Requirements.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Career Opportunities

Our students work in a variety of fields including design and drafting, construction supervision, estimating, specification writing, project management and municipal building departments. As a three-year Architectural Technology graduate, you'll have demonstrated the ability to analyze requirements, implement design, technical and/or management solutions for small construction projects and, under direct supervision, be a team member for large and complex construction projects.

Recent graduates have moved into the following careers:

  • Architectural Technician/Technologist within an architectural firm
  • Specifications Writer
  • Project Manager
  • Site Representative/Supervisor
  • Construction Manager
  • General Contractor
  • Estimator
  • Clerk of Works
  • Construction Products Marketing & Sales
  • Plans Examiner
  • Site Inspector

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Co-op

Students in this program may apply to the Co-op program during their second academic semester. Enrolment in the co-op program is limited through an additional co-op application process that takes place at the end of the first year. Students in the co-op program are eligible to complete three co-op work terms prior to graduation. The program-specific academic standard required for participation in co-op can be found here: Academic Standards for Co-op and Internship.

Co-operative education is a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with paid or unpaid work experience within a professional environment. Co-op work terms are related specifically to the academic studies of each student. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You’ll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.

Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the work term. The co-op component is delivered by Sheridan’s Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 co-op and internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.

Learn more about Cooperative Education and Internships at Sheridan.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Degree Completion

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Communicate with clients, contractors, other building professionals, and approval authorities.
  • Prepare, read, interpret, and revise drawings, and other graphical representations used in building projects.
  • Obtain, analyze, prepare, and revise specifications and other project documents used in design and construction.
  • Prepare estimates of time, costs, and quantity, and participate in the tendering process.
  • Solve technical problems related to building projects through the application of principles of building science and mathematics.
  • Collaborate with and coordinate information from structural, mechanical, and electrical building systems professionals.
  • Contribute to the design of architectural projects.
  • Contribute to the analysis, planning, and preparation of site planning documents.
  • Comply with the legal and ethical requirements of an architectural technologist in the practice of building design and construction.
  • Assess buildings and their interiors, and make recommendations for their repurposing and renovation.
  • Ensure personal safety and contribute to the safety of others in the workplace.
  • Participate in sustainable design and building practices.
  • Use and evaluate current and emerging technology to support building projects.
  • Assist in the planning, scheduling, and monitoring of building projects.
  • Apply business principles to design and building practices.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Internship

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2022–2023 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,472.47

Notes: Co-op students must pay an additional fee of $535 in the term prior to each co-op work term.

Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$18,246.47

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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3 yrs (6 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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Financial Planning Certification

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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Professional Sales Certificate

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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3 yrs (6 semesters)

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Earn your Masters degree

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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Transfer Opportunities

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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3 yrs (6 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program availability

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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Start date Campus Status
Jan 2023 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available
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Jan 2024 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available

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