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Ontario College Diploma

Computer Systems Technician – Software Engineering

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

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

Learn to build computer applications — and build a great career.

Program Overview

The 4 cores of software engineering

In this program, you'll concentrate on four core areas of software engineering:

  • Programming and software development in Java, C and C#
  • Web technologies and web application development
  • Database management and administration
  • Network administration and security

Competitive edge

In this program, you'll gain practical software engineering skills that give you a competitive edge in the job market. You'll study computer hardware (including Computer Architecture and Linux/Unix Operating System) and business practice, management and analysis. There's also a concentration on math that will provide you with a deeper understanding of software engineering principles.

Advanced learning opportunities

After earning a Computer Systems Technician diploma from Sheridan, many students continue their education. You can complete a third year in the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program to earn an advanced diploma. You may also be eligible to apply your diploma credits towards one of our honours bachelors degrees in applied computing.

Mobile computing: anytime, anywhere

The Computer Systems Technician program uses Sheridan's mobile computing system, which means you'll work in a networked environment that resembles what you'll find in the workplace. All lecture notes and other class materials are available online anytime, anywhere.

Transfer to university

Graduates of this program who meet the articulation requirements can transfer into specific computer science programs at Brock University, McMaster University or Algoma University.

Campus locations

Computer Systems Technician – Software Engineering program courses are held at the Davis Campus in Brampton and the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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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.

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Courses

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

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    PROG10082 Object Oriented Programming 1 – Java 6
    SYST10049 Web Development 3
    TELE13167 Introduction to Data Communications and Networking 3
    COMM13729 The Art of Technical Communication 3
    MATH18584 Computer Math Fundamentals 4
      General Education Elective (Open) 3
    Total: 22
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    PROG24178 Object Oriented Programming 2 – Java 6
    SYST10199 Web Programming 3
    TELE20483 Cloud Enabled Networks
    SYST15892 Interactive User Interface Design 3
    SYST17796 Fundamentals of Software Design 
    SYST13416 Linux/Unix Operating Systems 3
    Total: 21
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    PROG32758 Enterprise Java Development 6
    SYST28951Systems Development Methodologies3
    INFO24178Computer & Network Security3
    DBAS27198Database Design and Implementation4
    SYST26671Computer Architecture3
     General Education Course (Open)3
    Total:22
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    PROG32356 .NET Technologies using C# 6
    SYST24444 Mobile Web-based Applications 3
    INFO20172 IT Project Management using PMP 3
    PROG20799 Data Structures and Algorithm Development – C 6
    DBAS32100 Database Management – Career Path, Advanced Diploma Path 3
    General Education Course (Open) 3
    Total: 24

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

plus

  • Any Grade 12 Math* (C or U) or Grade 11 Functions (MCF3M) or Grade 11 Functions and Relations (MCR3U) (*Applicants presenting with Math MAP4C require a minimum 70%)

or

Mature student status.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements will be invited to complete pre-admission tests in mathematics and/or English. Applicants asked to take the OCMA math test require a minimum 70% passing grade. See Mature student status for details.

Applicants lacking the Mathematics admission requirement for this program may wish to upgrade their Mathematics prior to application. For upgrading information, please contact us.

Applicants may also consider applying to our Technology Fundamentals program. Successful completion of this program will meet the Mathematics requirement and will provide a broader sense of the Science and Technology fields.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses), and/or results of pre-admission testing.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Career Opportunities

The Computer Systems Technician program is accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS). Careers can branch into several different areas.

Here are some sample job titles for this program:

  • Database Application Developer/Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Application Developer
  • System Administrator (Linux/Unix/Windows)
  • Systems Programming
  • Technical Support Technologist
  • Web Application Developer
  • Web Designer

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Degree Completion

As a graduate of a Computer Systems Technician – Software Engineering diploma, you may be eligible to complete one of these Sheridan degrees through our "Degree Completion" program:

Get your degree in less time

Degree Completion allows you to apply your diploma credits toward a Sheridan degree. You’ll get significant credit for the courses you completed in your diploma, which means you can complete your degree and advance your career sooner.

How to apply

To apply for Degree Completion, visit ontariocolleges.ca and submit an application using the appropriate program code (see charts below).

Degree Completion: Honours Bachelor of Computer Science

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS PROGRAM START
ENTRY LEVEL
DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM CODE
Successful completion of Sheridan's Computer Programming diploma with a minimum 3.0 program GPA
September Year 2 (after completing 2 reach-back courses)
  • PBCCP: Specialty in Cloud Computing
  • PBDAB: Specialty in Data Analytics
  • PBGEB: Specialty in Game Engineering

 

Degree Completion: Honours Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS PROGRAM START
ENTRY LEVEL
DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM CODE
Successful completion of Sheridan's Computer Systems Technician – Software Engineering diploma with a minimum 3.0 program GPA
September Year 2  PBBSC

Degree Completion: Honours Bachelor of Information Sciences (Cyber Security)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
PROGRAM START
ENTRY LEVEL
DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM CODE
Successful completion of a Computer Systems Technician – Software Engineering diploma with a minimum cumulative average of 65% in core courses May September entry into Year 2 (after completing a bridging semester from May–August)
 PBISB

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Identify, analyze, develop, implement, verify and document the requirements for a computing environment.
  • Contribute to the diagnostics, troubleshooting, documenting and monitoring of technical problems using appropriate methodologies and tools.
  • Implement and maintain secure computing environments.
  • Implement robust computing system solutions through validation testing that aligns with industry best practices.
  • Communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to ensure effective working relationships.
  • Select and apply strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
  • Apply project management principles and tools when working on projects within a computing environment.
  • Adhere to ethical, legal and regulatory requirements and/or principles in the development and management of computing solutions and systems.
  • Assist with the implementation of computer systems and cloud solutions.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade and decommission computing system infrastructures.
  • Automate routine tasks using scripting tools and programming languages.
  • Install and monitor a database management system in response to specified requirements.
  • Provide technical support for computing system infrastructures that aligns with industry best practice.

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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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.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,251.50
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$18,025.50

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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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

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Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Financial Planning Certification

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

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1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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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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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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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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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

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1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

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Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program availability

Ontario College Diploma

Full-time 2 years Program code: PCSSN

Ontario College Diploma
Start date Campus Status
Jan 2023 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Jan 2023 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
May 2023 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
May 2023 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
Sep 2023 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Sep 2023 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
Jan 2024 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Jan 2024 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available

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