Architectural Technologists and Technicians

NOC 2251

Description

Architectural technologists and technicians may work independently or provide technical assistance to professional architects and civil design engineers in conducting research, preparing drawings, architectural models, specifications and contracts and in supervising construction projects. Architectural technologists and technicians are employed by architectural and construction firms, and governments.

Duties

  • Assist in the development of architectural designs
  • Analyze building codes, by-laws, space requirements, site requirements and other technical documents and reports
  • Prepare manual and CAD (computer-assisted design) drawings, specifications, cost estimates and listings of quantities of material from conceptual drawings and instructions
  • Construct architectural and display models, and 3-D virtual models of architectural designs
  • Prepare contract and bidding documents
  • May supervise drafters, technicians and technologists on the architectural team
  • May supervise construction projects and co-ordinate, monitor and inspect work done by others.

Other Titles

  • architectural design technician
  • architectural technologist
  • architectural technician
  • architectural design technologist

(Government of Canada National Occupation Classification)

Skills

  • Verbal & written communication
  • Analytical skills
  • Design skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Mathematics
  • Leadership
  • Organization
  • Time management

Education/Training Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

  • Most college/university programs in Ontario require an OSSD or Mature Student Status

Post-secondary diploma/degree

  • Completion of a two- to three-year college program in architectural technology or a related subject is usually required

Certification

  • Certification in architectural technology or in a related field through provincial associations of architectural or engineering/applied science technologists and technicians may be required by employers
  • A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.

Potential Earnings in Durham Region

The average and median wages and salaries for individuals employed as architectural technologists and technicians are as follows. Place of Residence (POR) is defined as individuals who reside within the Durham Region. Place of Work (POW) is defined as individuals who are employed within the Durham Region.

Median Wages and Salaries (POR) Average Wages and Salaries (POR) Median Wages and Salaries (POW) Average Wages and Salaries (POW)
$42,874 $50,085 $42,791 $46,948

Employment Prospects

Industry (NAICS) Jobs in Durham Region (POW) Durham Region Residents Employed (POR)
5413 Architectural, engineering and related services

 

80 150

(Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 2016 data in Durham Workforce Authority’s 2017 Sector Report)

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