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Architecture - Construction Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

Program Details

Credential: 3-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma

This dynamic three-year program gives the student broad and thorough training in all phases of the building industry. The training is directly related to industry standards and working conditions with challenging projects encompassing building design, building performance, working drawings, building systems, estimating, building code analysis, specifications and building information modeling (BIM). Founded on project-based learning principles, the program uses discussion groups, seminars, field trips and practical assignments. Sustainable design and construction practices form the core of this program and cover such topics as structural, building envelope, whole building and universal design, building science, indoor environment systems, building economics, sustainability, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Faculty are highly qualified specialists with current and relevant field experience. The local industry actively supports this program and is used as a teaching resource.

The broad nature of the program permits the student a wide choice of employment options including an extensive range of positions with construction, architectural, engineering and building science consulting firms; inspection and advisory roles with government and municipal building authorities; technical detailing, estimating and marketing positions in the construction industry.

Student Availability

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
Work/Study Sequence - Architecture - Construction Engineering Technology
Year Fall (Sept. - Dec.) Winter (Jan. - Apr.) Spring/Summer (May - Aug.)
Year 1 Classes Classes Work Term 1
Year 2 Classes Classes Work Term 2
Year 3 Classes Classes  

Work Term Capabilities

Specific skills and abilities that students are typically capable of performing during a given work term are listed below.

Work Term I



Work Term II



Sample Job Titles

Work Term I: Technical Support Assistant, Junior Draftsperson (AutoCAD),
Junior Designer, Facilities Management Assistant, Site Clerk, Construction
Trades Assistant, Construction Project Manager's Assistant, Construction
Superintendent's Assistant, Construction Site Labourer, Plans Examiner,
Municipal Building Official Assistant
Work Term II: Intermediate
Draftsperson (AutoCAD & Revit), Junior Cost Estimator, Building Inspector,
Plans Examiner

Program Courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

Wage Data

Conestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.

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Contact Information

Do you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with talented co-op student? Contact:

Ken Buitenhuis
Employer Relations Consultant
kbuitenhuis@conestogac.on.ca
519-748-5220 ext. 3216

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