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Architectural Technology

Code 221.A0
DiplomaDCS
SectorBuildings and Public Works (07)
CUISEP code453-100.CP
Number of credits91 2/3
StatusProgram approved in 2003
Educational organizations offering the program
Note(s)
This program is offered in French: 
Technologie de l'architecture

Program objectives

Architectural Technologists contribute to the development and completion of an architectural project or assist throughout its construction, as defined by the Architects Act, the Engineers Act, the Public Buildings Safety Act and the Professional Code. They may therefore produce drawings and promotional material, design construction details, write specifications, estimate construction costs, coordinate construction work, inspect the condition of an existing building, verify building compliance with laws, standards and the construction code, and contribute to maintaining the quality of an architectural heritage. The scope and the volume of tasks vary according to the type of business, and the type of work, and whether the individual occupies a salaried position or is self-employed.

Length of training

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.


Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Admission conditions

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

Must have passed the following secondary-level course(s):

• Sec. IV TS or S – Secondary IV Mathematics: Technical and Scientific (564426) or Science (565426) Options
• Sec. IV ST or AST – Secondary IV Science and Technology (555444) or Applied Science and Technology (557416)

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Architectural technologists and technicians (2251)
Assessors, valuators and appraisers (1314)
Civil engineering technologists and technicians (2231)
Construction estimators (2234)
Construction inspectors (2264)
Drafting technologists and technicians (2253)

Job titles

engineering draftsperson
architectural draftsperson
construction estimator
building appraiser
building inspector
architectural technician
structural design technologist

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
0350 To analyze the job function
0351 To interpret drawings and specifications
0352 To make preliminary sketches
0353 To produce presentation materials
0354 To research technical information
0355 To carry out building calculations
0356 To ensure the compliance of a building or a building plan with the Construction Code as well as with the laws, regulations and standard in force
0357 To issue a technical report concerning on-site occupational health and safety
0358 To communicate with the project partners
0359 To assume their responsibilities concerning on-site occupational health and safety
035A To assess the architectural characteristics of a building project
035B To carry out building surveys
035C To make presentation drawings
035D To make working drawings
035E To ensure the consistency of project documents
035F To analyze a problem relative to a building
035G To design the construction details
035H To write the specifications for a project
035J To estimate construction costs
035K To do a condition assessment for a building
035L To coordinate construction work
035M To carry out project management activities
035N To prepare a project design
Specific number of hours: 2100