Architectural Design

Architectural Design Training in Toronto

Architectural Designers/Drafters are involved in all stages of the design and building process. Once they gain experience, they may consult with clients about project scopes and budgets and produce design concepts. After design concepts are approved they work with engineers, construction teams etc. to make sure the design is carried out as planned.

This program will teach students to become proficient using computer aided design application packages. Areas of study include design fundamentals and blueprints, computer graphics, AutoCAD 2-D and 3-D, Interior, Exterior and Landscape design, and Ontario Building Code.

Program length: 10 months (25 hours/week)

Locations: Available at Herzing College Toronto  (Downtown Toronto) and Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute (North York) 

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Careers in Architectural Design

The Architectural Design program prepares students for employment within a variety of organizations such as construction companies and engineering, architecture and design firms.

Examples of job titles include: Draft Person/Designer, Building Planner, Interior/Exterior Designer, Architecture Assistant

Examples of employers include: National Home Renovations, cabinetry design (self-employed), and CAD Overflow.

Sample range of starting salary ( $32,881 – $57,880

*Statistics based on most recent available.


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Architectural Design Courses in Toronto


  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Project
  • AutoCAD – 2D
  • AutoCAD – 3D
  • Design Fundamentals and Blueprints
  • Interior / Exterior Design and Landscaping
  • Revit – Building Information Modelling
  • Ontario Building Code


• Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
• Pass an entrance test 
• Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
• Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements


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