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Breathe life into architectural design
Architectural technologists are key members of architectural teams who translate design concepts into graphic images, then into technical drawings and specifications that ultimately result in the creation of the built environment.
In NAIT's Architectural Technology program, you will use free-hand sketching techniques and computer-aided drawing skills to develop graphic images and technical drawings. Close connections with industry, including a program advisory committee made up of industry representatives, ensure that courses are current and relevant to the skills required in the workplace.
Please review the following pdf for the computer specifications needed for the first day of school.
Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.
Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.
Hands-on, industry-relevant skills
Throughout the program, you will study theoretical concepts and learn how to:
- Create and coordinate a full set of working drawings to industry standards
- Participate in all aspects of the design process, including the presentation of design solutions
- Research and apply various codes, standards and systems used in design and construction
- Visualize and communicate design in both 2 and 3 dimensions
- Use current architectural tools and software common
- Contribute individually and as part of a team in a professional architectural environment
Architectural technologists must possess superior presentation and communication skills in order to present drawings and plans to clients, workers and management teams. Throughout the program, you will develop your word processing, visual presentation and business communication skills.
First-year students participate in a work experience with Habitat for Humanity. This hands-on learning component gives students exposure to a construction site and the chance to put theory into action, while also helping the community.
Second-year students with good academic standing are placed in architectural design offices for a 1 week period to receive mentorship in the professional work environment.
Enter the workforce with confidence
Architectural Technology graduates are in high demand with a wide range of employers, including architectural and drafting firms, civic building inspector offices, housing and mortgage agencies, construction companies and product suppliers.
Typical positions include assistants to architects, engineers and related design professions, and technical and managerial positions with building contractors, home design companies, building component manufacturers and suppliers.