Architectural technologists and technicians work with professional architects and civil design engineers.
Architectural technologists and technicians work with professional architects and civil design engineers. You may work for architectural, engineering, or construction firms, in government, or in other industries. As an architectural technologist, you have more responsibility than a technician, and you may work in your own private practice providing building design services to the public. If you want to provide design services to the public, you need to be qualified and registered with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing by getting a Building Code Identification Number (BCIN). To get a BCIN you have to prove your knowledge of certain sections of the Ontario Building Code. See Post-Secondary Programs for more information about getting a BCIN.
Generally, architectural technologists or technicians:
This job requires:
College or University
This job requires
2 - 5
years of work experience.
Source: Ontario Job Futures [PDF]
As an architectural technologist or technician, you need to:
Source: Ontario Skills Passport
You need to communicate in person, on the phone and in writing with architects, other technicians and technologists, contractors, construction workers, and clients. You should also be able to deal with city building departments and product representatives.
Many new engineers and architects are now doing CAD and production tasks. Previously, only architectural technicians and technologists did these tasks. This trend may limit the growth of employment opportunities for technicians and technologists in the future.
Employment for architectural technologists and technicians depends on activity in the construction sector.
The work prospects for this job are:
The average hourly wage for this job is:
These links will give you a list of related educational programs or where you can search for them. There may be other schools that have similar programs, such as private career colleges. You may be able to get advanced standing.
Here is a list of some bridging programs. These programs can help you assess your education and skills, get practical training or improve your language skills so that you can work in your field.
Here is a list of some language training programs, such as Enhanced Language Training (ELT) and Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT).
Many college programs in this field include cooperative (co-op) work experience.
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