ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA
Create the cities of tomorrow – the houses we live in, the offices we work in, the theaters we attend, and the bridges we cross. Architectural Design Technology graduates work with architects and engineers to design and model the built environment. Combine your creativity with technical accuracy in this expanding field as you work to create functional, safe, economical and environmentally sustainable structures.
What Will You Learn in the Architectural Design Technology Program?
In just one year, Digital School’s comprehensive program equips you with the creative and applied skills you need to enter the workforce directly after graduating:
- Utilize rapidly advancing software for building projects such as Revit software for BIM and Navisworks software for project estimation and clash detection
- Understand the BIM concept, its technologies and processes, and its application throughout the building lifecycle
- Apply 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills
- Locate, comprehend, and apply information from the Alberta Building Code
- Interpret building plans and calculate estimates
- Apply the practices and procedures of surveying, including developing plans, cross-sectional views, and contour maps
- Select building materials and methods of assembly
- Understand engineering contracts and the legal system in Alberta
Embracing BIM for Education
BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a 3D model-based process that gives design and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings. BIM is revolutionizing the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, a shift similar to the evolution from hand drafting to Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Digital School is committed to exposing learners to the value of working with a BIM (Building Information Model) and developing appropriate skills as they progress through our programs. We take this BIM approach to ensure our graduates are successful in delivering the type of final output required of building owners, operators, and managers.
What Career Paths Can You Follow After Graduation?
Students who earn the Architectural Design Technology diploma can choose from a variety of career paths. Professional architects, engineers, and technologists rely on skilled technicians to help them produce and communicate design data in a range of work environments, including:
- Architectural offices
- Engineering firms
- BIM and CAD specific workgroups
- Homebuilders and construction companies
- Engineering consultants (municipal, provincial and federal)
Contact Digital School Today
Digital School’s Admissions Advisors are available to meet with you one-on-one to assist you in planning your journey to a new career. They can provide you with all of the information on admission requirements, tuition fees, start dates, and funding applications, and will provide you with a free Career Consultation to help you select the training path for a career that is right for you.