Thursday, April 21, 2011

Centennial College’s Fast-Track Architecture Program Prepares You In Just Four SemestersThis is a featured page

Recognized companies such as Cassidy & Company, Architectural Technologists; Hunt Design Associates Inc., Viljoen Architect Inc., Romanov Romanov, Architects; and LaPointe, Architects, have all hired graduates of Centennial College’s Fast-Track Architecture program. In their roles, architecture technology professionals use state-of-the-art computer technology to prepare designs, construction drawings and specifications needed to communicate with clients, construction professionals and approval authorities. They are essentially the link between the architect’s design and the finish building, ensuring that the architect uses correct materials and that any planning and building regulations are compiled. These graduates’ positions include working with: architects engineers, builders, contractors, developers, construction material manufacturers and suppliers and municipal building departments.

Centennial College’s reputable fast-track Architecture program undertaking sees qualified graduates with a degree in architecture, including other than Canadian universities, gain direct admission into its third semester in order to receive their technology diploma in four academic semesters. During their time in the program, students prepare drawings for residential, industrial, commercial and institutional building types, as well as complex buildings and multi-use buildings. They are also introduced to building materials, construction methods, structural design, mechanical and electrical services, building codes, contracts, specifications and the business environment for providing design and construction services. This is facilitated through courses such as: Design and Computer Aided Drafting Project (students develop design and construction documents associated with a small commercial building); History of Western Architecture (through text readings, participation at illustrated lectures, and preparation of a research paper, students discover the links between history, culture, and building technology, which continue to influence our built environment); Architectural Graphics (students prepare illustrations based on floor plans and detailed CAD drawings. Emphasis is placed upon drawing skills and technique, in addition to, basic 3D computer modeling); as well as Environment, Building Code and Sustainable Qualification Preparation, and more.

The Architecture program holds two very important credentials. The first is the national accreditation status from Canadian Technology Accreditation Board. The second is recognition of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technologist Category. This certification may lead to membership with the Ontario Association for Applied Architectural Sciences, which is a stepping-stone to membership with the Ontario Association of Architects as a Licensed Technologist OAA.

Upon graduation from the Architecture program, the perks continue for students. Should they choose to attend further schooling, students may qualify for advanced standing in educational programs leading to professional careers through the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Syllabus.

In addition, graduates are eligible to join the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario and the Ontario Association for Applied Architectural Sciences. They may also apply to obtain a Building Code Identification Number and LEED status through membership with the Canada Green Building Council.

Applicants to the fast-track Architecture program must submit an official transcript demonstrating proof of successful completion of a bachelor degree program in architecture. In addition a transcript and resumé review as well as English and/or math skills assessment may be required. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

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