RAIC Syllabus Entry Requirements
Candidates must have Grade 12 Matriculation (or equivalent) and Internet access. It is advantageous, but not required, to have some previous post-secondary education. While drafting and CAD standards are useful, good ideas, a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic are far more critical to success.
Although the Syllabus has an ‘open admissions policy’, candidates should be aware of the need for post-secondary level English and Math skills to effectively progress through the courses, and may be advised at any time during their Syllabus studies to enhance these skills through Community College, Technical Institute or University studies.
English as a Second Language (ESL) candidates must provide evidence of passing the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) with their application. Minimum scores required are: TOEFL: paper-based 555; computer-based 213; iBT 100; or IELTS (ESOL Cambridge) band score minimum of 5.5. Refer to the Official TOEFL website for more information www.toefl.org; CAEL: 70 overall; 60 in each section; website: www.cael.ca; ESOL: www.cambridgeenglish.org/
Communication can be defined as the ability to formulate or receive an idea, transmit the idea to another person in a comprehensible form, and have the recipient duplicate the idea that has been sent. Architects must be able to receive and formulate ideas, and communicate those ideas through written, graphic and oral presentation to clients, government officials, employers and the general public. A candidate to the Program needs to possess sufficient drawing skills to do sketches; naturalistic and abstract renderings using a variety of materials (such as pencil, pen & ink, watercolour, chalk); and the ability to create 3D objects (model building).
Once accepted, students may then register for courses.