About the Program
Architectural technologists support the translation of design concepts into graphic images, and convert those images into technical drawings and specifications that result in the construction of the built environment. Students in the Architectural Technology program learn freehand sketching techniques, but the program's main emphasis is on computer generated 2D and 3D models, and developing construction drawing skills.
Yearly advisory committee meetings with industry representatives ensure that this program is current and relevant.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $180
Tuition Cap: $1,940
Health & Dental: $132
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $650
Semester 2: $450
Semester 3: $250
Semester 4: $350
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
- Grade 12 English
- Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 or 30-2 or Applied Math 30
- Successful completion of the following courses via Open Studies with an overall minimum GPA of 2.0
ENGL1150 or ARCT1240, and ENDS1150 or MATH1150
Competitive Entrance - 65% overall average
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
- Students are required to have a PC laptop computer for this program. Laptop specifications will be provided to the students upon enrollment. Approximate cost $2000.
Applicants with applicable degrees, high school design study courses and/or industry related training may be considered for preferential admission. For advanced credit to be awarded you need to meet with the course instructor to have your course equivalency assessed. To request advanced credit, you need to have transcripts, course outlines, course objectives, and previous courses taken. For more information, contact:
- Email: email@example.com
- Tel: 780.471.8988
- Fax: 780.471.8811
First-year students participate in a 2-day work experience with Habitat for Humanity. This work experience gives first-year students exposure to a construction site.
- Length: 2 days
- Salary: none
- Relocation: none
Second-year students with good academic standing are placed in a 5-day work experience with architectural offices in Edmonton and at the student's choice in Calgary or other cities. The purpose of the practicum is for each student to participate in the duties and activities normally performed by an architectural technologist in an architect's office. We encourage the architects to provide students with a variety of work experiences, including project meetings with clients and consultants and field visits.
- Length: 5 days
- Salary: Because the practicum placement is part of the educational experience, students are not paid.
- Placement Facilitator: Student placements are arranged by an instructor prior to the start of the practicum.
- Relocation: We place most students in the Edmonton area for their practicum. If a student wishes to be placed in an office located elsewhere, the student must arrange transportation and room and board, and is responsible for all costs incurred.
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.