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GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE - [GBC], TORONTO, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year
  30466Enrollment

Advanced Diploma (Architectural Technology)

 3 years
 full time
  English
 online

$ 10,747 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology at George Brown College is offered as a 3 years (6 semesters) program.
  • It is an online program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This 3-year program provides students with the essential knowledge base and fundamental skills required to work as an Architectural Technologist within the many companies and sectors of the architectural and construction industry.
  • The graduate students have reliably demonstrated the ability to solve technical problems related to building projects through the application of principles of building science and mathematics.
  • The Architectural Technology program prepares students to apply current practices of the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry, including:
    • Building design
    • Sustainability
    • Building codes and regulations
    • Building science
    • Construction law and contracts
    • Technical writing
    • Specifications
    • Cost planning
  • In addition to technical design skills, students will also develop and apply skills in computer-aided drafting (CAD), Building Information Modeling (BIM), 3D rendering, and digital modeling.
  • Students collaborate in teams within a simulated office environment to complete projects involving proposals, designs, and construction documents for both new and existing facilities.
  • If students enroll in the program in January, they are required to complete semester 2 in the summer (May to August) of the same year in order to continue into semester 3 in the fall.
  • A co-operative work experience component in the Architectural Technology program will also be available for a selected number of students.
  • Students who enter the program as a co-op students will have to complete semester 5 from May to August, and co-op placement will take place from September to December.
  • The final sixth semester will be offered through a blend of in-class and online studies, allowing students to graduate in April of their final year of study.
  • It will also allow students the opportunity to continue part-time work while completing their final semester of studies.
  • Graduates of the program also have the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology and Construction Management upon completion of two semesters of study and an internship.
  • The average salary goes up to 38,250 USD after completing this program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration3 years
Fees$ 36,597 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 31)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Program Urlhttps://www.georgebrown.ca/programs/architectural-technology-program-t109/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have completed an Ontario Secondary School diploma or equivalent degree.
  • Students must complete Grade 12 English (C or U) with 60% or higher.
  • Students also have to complete a Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U) with 60% or higher.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria

  • Students must be graduated from senior secondary school.
  • Students have a minimum overall of 60% in 10th and 12th Grade for all streams.
  • Students also have a minimum overall of 50% in English and Maths in 10th and 12th Grade.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/any equivalent test to get admission to this program.


Required Document List

Required Documents are:

  • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Academic Documents: Students have to submit marks sheets and certificates of secondary (10) and senior secondary school (+2).
  • Students who have only completed year 10: Students have to submit marks sheet and certificate of secondary (10) plus mark sheets and a diploma from vocational training may qualify students for admission to UG programs.
  • Transcript: Students must submit the official marks statements or transcripts that are provided by the college.
  • Certificates: Certificates like High School or University/College Certificates are to be submitted of education qualification.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.
  • Students who are under 18 must also submit custodianship documents.
  • NOTE: University does not accept study gaps of more than 5 years.


Application Deadline

Fall
Mar 31


Scores Required

6 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

80 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

54 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fee$10747$10747$10747
Books and supplies$900$900$900
Health insurance$552$552$552
Total fees$12199$12199$12199

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Living expenses$ 7,740

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
  • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
  • The student must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program, or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
  • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
  • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
  • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Student VISA.
  • A student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • The George Brown College Work-Study Program provides students with part-time employment opportunities throughout the college.
  • Students can gain valuable experience working up to 15 hours a week at minimum wage.
  • Students locate their own job with any of the on-campus departments (for example athletics, academic departments, library, etc.).

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities after this program are:

  • Architectural Technologist
  • Architectural Assistant
  • Project Director/Coordinator
  • Municipal Plans Examiner
  • Building Inspector
  • Architectural Document Production
  • Specification Writer
  • Property Developer


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