Sustainable Architectural Technologist

The Sustainable Architectural Technologist Program provides a strong knowledge and skills foundation that enables graduates to enter this diverse industry at an entry-level.

This intensive program teaches students the fundamentals of core subjects including: Design, Materials and Documentation, all with a strong focus on environmental protection and sustainability.

With an understanding of the design and documentation process, the student is introduced to critical thinking and solution development as it relates to building systems. As well as learning software key to this industry, and digital drawing, students will also be taught freehand artistry as they develop an understanding of buildings and their integration with the natural surrounds.

This is a growing field and offers career opportunities in companies concerned with Architecture and Construction.

This Program also includes a workplace Practicum Placement. Program content leads to the production of a professional portfolio.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Awareness of the nature and value of integrated design practices, familiarity with specific data terminology and language to communicate effectively with allied sustainable disciplines and technical collaboration methods.
  • Understanding the design and documentation process, critical thinking and solutions; in relation to the building systems and cost disciplines from ideation to execution.
  • Ability to develop and master the necessary skills in freehand and digital drawings, visual presentation techniques and communication skills that are the essential tools needed.
  • Application of all learned knowledge: for a balanced and integrated design to the building system.

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
1320 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
66 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Career Opportunities

Architectural Assistant
AutoCAD Technologist
Landscape Architect Asst
Project Coordinator
Admission Requirements:
  • Grade 12 / GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be “true certified copies” or originals)
  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and entrance assessments with a minimum score of 20/40 in the English Assessment and a minimum score of 20/40 in the Math Assessment (with a minimum composite score of 42/80)
  • Completion of Portfolio to the industry standard and attendance to the portfolio show
  • Non-Attendance to the portfolio show must be approved subject to the review and signed by two industry experts 70% average scored upon successful completion of all courses and required number of attested practicum hours
Domestic Students:
  • Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment
  • Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of Math 10, 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the Math Entrance Assessment
International Students:
  • International students can meet the Math Entrance Assessment requirement by providing an equivalent to Canadian High School Math 10, 11 or 12 with a passing grade of ‘C’. The credential must be evaluated and verified
  • International students can meet the English requirement by completing or demonstrating one of the following three options:
    • Sprott Shaw’s English Language Assessment, OR
    • Minimum IELTS Score 5.5 overall or iBT TOFEL Score of 70, OR
    • Completion of an ESL program from one of SSC’s partnered ESL schools

* Sustainable Architectural Technologist was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.

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Courses List

This 66 week Diploma program requires the student to complete the following courses.

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