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Communication, Culture, Information & Technology

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For details on how Sheridan programs will be delivered in upcoming semesters, please review our Fall 2022 Program Delivery Modes.

This program is no longer accepting applications. However, you may be interested in our Journalism diploma.

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Program Overview

What our program's about

The focus of the Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (CCIT) program is on the generation, diffusion and social impact of new technologies, and how media and technologies interact with commerce, culture and communication.

Our curriculum

The CCIT curriculum first establishes a foundation of communication theory and then equips students with the technical proficiency and creative project planning skills necessary to translate that theory into practice in a variety of academic and professional applications, from research and instructional technologies to web design and marketing.

Gain a bachelor of arts and a certificate from one program

Our program offers an appealing opportunity for students to concurrently obtain both an undergraduate bachelor of arts degree at UTM and a Certificate in Digital Communications from Sheridan.

Stand out from the crowd

Experiential learning, in the form of the upper-level internship opportunities, further enhances eligible students' understanding of the essential role communication and its technologies play in industry settings. By presenting communication in this range of contexts and allowing for double majors and minors in other programs, the CCIT program gives students a breadth of knowledge that differentiates this program from other communications undergraduate degrees.

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

Please refer to the University of Toronto Mississauga's website for course information.

Courses subject to change.

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the University of Toronto Mississauga. There is no separate application to Sheridan. Eligible applicants will be selected based on UTM's assessment of their academic achievement.

For further information on how to apply:

University of Toronto at Mississauga

Recruitment Office, 2115 South Building

3359 Mississauga Road North

Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6

Phone: 905-828-5400

View information for Future Students on the University of Toronto Mississauga's website.

Admission to CCIT in the spring of the first year of studies will depend on overall academic performance in the two required half courses (CCT109 and CCT110) and completion of an application.

Please contact coordinator Michael Jones at michael.jones5@sheridancollege.ca for additional information.

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

Career possibilities are truly endless for graduates of this extraordinarily flexible program. CCIT lies at the intersection of culture, technology and communication – the same point of convergence that is driving the 21st century economy.

Sample Career Areas

  • Advertising
  • E-commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • New media
  • Public relations
  • Research and policy making
  • Social science research
  • Web development

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Co-op

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Degree Completion

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Learning Outcomes

Critical Performances

Graduates of the Communication, Culture, Information and Technology program will have developed an ability to:
  • Engage the world as a well-rounded, critically aware and empowered citizen of a world increasingly mediated by information technology.
  • Pursue career opportunities in a variety of digital media and information technology related fields leveraging a basis of theoretical and applied study.
  • Develop and refine digital media skills in a chosen area of specialty.

Contributing Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates will have demonstrated:

Their knowledge of:

  • The history and contemporary impact of Internet technologies.
  • Design thinking, principles and practices.
  • The aesthetics of new digital media forms and genres.
  • The economic impact of digital media on various industrial sectors; and, emerging trends and future possibilities in a fluid technological landscape.

The skills to:

  • Engage communication and information technologies in an applied setting.
  • Critically discern which digital technologies are best suited for particular applications.
  • Communicate clearly in both written and oral communication.
  • Use contemporary social media technologies in an effective manner.
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with peers in small group situations.
  • Critique peer work in an empathetic and constructive fashion.

Attitudes including:

  • Lifelong learning to keep up with continuously changing technological trends.
  • Acting in a clear and professional manner both on- and off-line.
  • Appreciation of the aesthetic, design considerations and hard work underlying digital media and its artifacts.
  • Appreciation of and respect for people from a diverse range of personal backgrounds and attributes.
  • The willingness to constructively engage issues from the local to the global.

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Internship

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2022–2023 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

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Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

Sheridan's Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville), and the University of Toronto Mississauga


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

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4 years

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September

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Labs & Technology

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Animation, Arts & Design

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4 years

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September

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Financial Planning Certification

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Professional Sales Certificate

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Collaborative/Joint Degree

Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

Location

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Program Transition

Fall 2021 was the final intake into the UTM/Sheridan Communication, Culture, Information and Technology program. We look forward to continuing to run the program jointly at both institutions until the final cohort graduates in 2024.

Every effort will be made through academic advisement and tracking to ensure that students have completed all required coursework at Sheridan by August 2024. In special circumstances, provision will be made through to August 2025 for students who require one or two additional credits to complete the Sheridan certificate coursework.

Below are answers to questions current CCIT students may have about the completion of their degrees.

Will I be able to complete my degree?

UTM and Sheridan are both committed to running the joint program to ensure that all those admitted to the UTM/Sheridan CCIT program prior to and including Fall 2021 will be able to graduate as long as all certificate and degree requirements are successfully completed. The Sheridan certificate curriculum, including all current courses, will remain available to students admitted to the joint program prior to and including Fall 2021; for these cohorts, there will be no reduction in CCIT courses as they move through the program toward graduation.

Will I still need to travel to both UTM and Sheridan during this transition period?

Yes. The structure of the CCIT joint program will not change during the transition period. Sheridan certificate courses will be offered at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, as usual.

What facilities will I have access to at Sheridan?

During the transition period, CCIT students will have the same access to Sheridan facilities as they have always had.

What will take the place of the joint program?

For first-year students enrolling at UTM in the Fall of 2021 and beyond, UTM will continue to deliver the Honours Bachelor of Arts CCIT degree. The curriculum will be revised to reflect evolving needs and interests, and to prepare students for the expanding range of opportunities for communication professionals.

Will I be able to take courses in the CCIT program after the transition?

At UTM, courses migrated from Sheridan to UTM will be equivalent to non-major elective courses — so yes, a majority of the courses will be available to Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology students. At Sheridan, CCIT students will take only CCIT courses, as per past practice.

I have other questions. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions that we haven't addressed here, please email Sheridan's CCIT Program Coordinator, Michael Jones.

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4 years

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September

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Earn your Masters degree

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Transfer Opportunities

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Clinical Placements

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Animation, Arts & Design

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4 years

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Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Duration

4 years

Start Date

September

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Articulation Agreements

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Animation, Arts & Design

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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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September

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