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Ontario College Diploma

Early Childhood Education

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

Make a difference. Help young children reach their potential.

Program Overview

State-of-the-art education

You'll learn from our highly qualified professors who have strong academic backgrounds and extensive experience working with young children, their families and the community. Our uniquely designed curriculum room will encourage and support your learning by providing hands-on experiences in a simulated early learning classroom.

What you'll learn

  • Best practices for supporting young children's learning and development
  • Current issues and theories of child development
  • Roles and responsibilities of the early childhood educator
  • Curriculum theory and approaches
  • Programming for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children
  • Professionalism and advocacy in early childhood education

Field placements

You'll have the chance to transfer your learning into practice by completing three different field placements in a variety of settings which may include Sheridan's highly acclaimed childcare centres, before and after school care, kindergarten classrooms or other early learning settings.

Outstanding career preparation

Our ECE program focuses on applying research-based theory to practical experiences that encourage young children’s learning, growth and development.

When you graduate from this program, you'll be eligible to become a registered member of the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE), a requirement for practice in the province of Ontario. Graduates may also continue their education in degree-level studies through Sheridan's Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership program or at other Canadian universities or abroad.

Explore your future classroom

As an Early Childhood Education student you’ll work in labs designed to imitate the real-world workplace. Curious to see what that looks like? Take a virtual tour of our Early Childhood Education Lab.

PECED

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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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
    EDUC 16800 Foundations of the Early Learning Environment 3
    EDUC 11582 Foundations of Play-based Curriculum 3
    COMM 16117 Interpersonal Communication and the Early Childhood Educator 3
    EDUC 11044 Child’s Growth and Development 3
    EDUC 12375 Observation in Early Childhood Education 3
    SOCI 12029G Understanding Families 3
    COMM 19999 Essential Communication Skills 3

    Total credits: 21

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EDUC 14648 Intentional Strategies in the Early Learning Environment 3
    EDUC 10065 Building on Play-based Curriculum 3
    EDUC 23329 Responsive Caregiving for Infants and Toddlers 3
    EDUC 15323 The Science of Child Development 3
    EDUC 13764 Nutrition, Health and Safety 3
    FLPL 15892 Field Practice & Seminar 1 8

    Total credits: 23

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EDUC 20705 Working with School Age Children 3
    EDUC 25283 Reflective Practice and Responsive Relationships 3
    EDUC 23109 Inclusion in Early Learning Settings 3
    FLPL 20799 Field Practice & Seminar 2 8
    General Education Elective 3

    Total credits: 20

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EDUC 25436 Curriculum Theory and Approaches in ECEC 3
    EDUC 22629 Professional Ethics and Advocacy in ECEC 3
    EDUC 25372 The Competent Child 3
    FLPL 29207 Field Practice & Seminar 3 8
    General Education Elective 3

    Total credits: 20

Courses subject to change.

Current students should refer to their ⁠Academic Requirements in myStudentCentre to track their academic progress and outstanding course requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (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).

or

Mature student status.

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). Strong English skills are essential because of the demands in early language development.

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

Field placement requirements

Students will be required to provide additional documentation (such as criminal record checks and immunization records) directly to their field placement before the start of the placement and at their own expense. View Field Placement details for more information.

English Language Proficiency

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

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Career Opportunities

When you complete your Early Childhood Education diploma program, you'll be ready to begin an exciting career in this field.

Here are some places you might work:

  • Before- and after-school programs
  • Centre-based child care programs
  • EarlyON Child and Family Centres
  • Kindergarten programs
  • Literacy and parenting programs
  • Nursery schools

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (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 an Early Childhood Education diploma (or equivalent, as accepted by the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario) with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater (average C+), you may be eligible to complete Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership degree program through Degree Completion.

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.

Program details

As a Degree Completion student, you'll first complete these four (4) mandatory courses:

  • EDUC 10009 – Evidence Based Practices in EC Programs
  • EDUC 17198 – Introduction to EC Leadership
  • SOCS 10123 – Applied Research Methods in Early Childhood
  • ENGL 17889GD – Composition and Rhetoric

All four courses are offered during the Spring–Summer semester (day and evening times), and some courses are offered in the Winter semester.

Once you've successfully completed all four courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater, you can enter into Year 3 (Semester 5) of the degree program in the Fall.

You can choose to complete these four courses and the remaining Year 3 and Year 4 courses of the degree as a full-time or part-time student. Please note, however, that you can only start Year 3 (Semester 5) in the Fall.

How to apply

Sheridan students and recent graduates

Apply through myStudentCentre: If you've recently been enrolled in a Sheridan program (since Fall 2021), you can apply directly to Sheridan through our internal application process on myStudentCentre. (Under Academics, select "Apply to a new Program" to get started.) To apply as a Degree Completion student, submit an application using the appropriate program code (see below).

Graduates from other institutions

Apply through ontariocolleges.ca: If you're new to Sheridan, you'll need to apply through ontariocolleges.ca. To apply as a Degree Completion student, submit an application using the appropriate program code (see below).

Program codes:

  • For full-time studies: PBECB
  • For part-time studies: PBECBP

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Advanced Entry Challenge Exams

Get credit for what you know

Sheridan recognizes and appreciates that advanced learning doesn’t always require standard classroom instruction, and that opportunities to advance skills and learn new technologies are everywhere.

If you have significant knowledge and experience in programming, web development, database and/or networking, you may choose to complete Advanced Entry Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (AEPLAR) Challenge Exams for academic credit towards your Sheridan Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma.

How do Challenge Exams work?

AEPLAR Challenge Exams are administered by and through the Sheridan College Assessment Centre or through an approved Test Centre. There are fees to write each exam (an Assessment Centre fee and a Challenge Exam fee).

Your completed Challenge Exam(s) will be evaluated to determine whether you’re eligible for credit in one or more courses within the identified program streams.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and Advanced Standing credits are subject to Sheridan’s policies and procedures. Learn more about Sheridan’s Credit Transfer policies and procedures.

I have previous postsecondary education. Should I write a Challenge Exam?

No. Challenge Exams are designed for applicants with knowledge and experience gained outside of formal education. If you have previous postsecondary education, we encourage you to apply for Advanced Standing instead — you may be eligible to apply your previously earned credits towards your new program at Sheridan.

What subjects can I complete Challenge Exams for?

Challenge Exams for applicants to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program are designed to test skills in specific knowledge streams within this program:

  • Programming – Introductory
  • Programming – .NET
  • Programming – Advanced Java
  • Networking
  • Web Development
  • Operating Systems
  • Databases
  • Software Design
  • Mobile App Development – Android
  • Mobile App Development – iOS
  • Game Development – UNITY
  • Wireless

You can also choose to complete Challenge Exams for specific individual courses within the Computer Systems Technology program.

Complete a free self-assessment test to help you determine whether Challenge Exams are a good option for you.

How do I apply to complete a Challenge Exam?

Step 1: Make sure you meet the program admission requirements

You must meet the program admission requirements to be eligible for admission and PLAR.

Step 2: Complete a free self-assessment

Complete a free self-assessment test for each knowledge stream you wish to challenge. This will help you determine whether your current skills will enable you to succeed in the Challenge Exam(s).

Step 3: Apply to Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma program

Apply to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program.

To be eligible to complete Challenge Exams for this program, you must select "Advanced Entry" as the level of the program on your application.

Step 4: Follow the instructions to complete your Challenge Exam(s)

Once Sheridan receives your application, we’ll send you an email with instructions on how to register and pay for your Challenge Exam(s). Follow those instructions.

Once you’ve completed your Challenge Exam(s), subject matter experts in Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology will evaluate them within 10 business days. The Faculty will forward your results to the Office of the Registrar, and any approved credit transfers will be posted in your Credit Transfer centre. Exam feedback will not be provided.

Step 5: Accept your offer of admission and pay your program fees

If you receive an offer of admission to Sheridan, please follow the instructions to confirm your offer and pay your fees by the due dates indicated in order to reserve your spot in the program.

We wish you success in this process and look forward to seeing you at Sheridan!

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Internship

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


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 2023–2024 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

$4,338.50
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$18,097.50

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 (Year 1, Semester 1) in Spring 2024, Fall 2024 or Winter 2025 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $3,000.

*ESL and programs with tuition reduction are excluded

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, graduates will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Create learning contexts to enable, build and maintain caring, responsive relationships* in partnerships with children*, families* and communities that value and respect social, cultural and linguistic diversity* including Indigenous* peoples’ worldviews and Francophone identity.
  2. Co-create, facilitate and reflect upon inquiry and play-based* early years and child care* programs and pedagogical* approaches to support children’s* learning, holistic development* and well-being following children’s* capabilities, interests, ideas and experiences.
  3. Co-design and maintain inclusive* early learning environments* to value and support equitable, accessible and meaningful learning opportunities for all children*, their families* and communities in a range of early years and child care* settings.
  4. Collaborate with children*, families*, colleagues, agencies and community partners to create, maintain, evaluate and promote safe and healthy early learning environments* to support independence, reasonable risk-taking and healthy development and well-being.
  5. Use observation strategies* to identify children’s* strengths and challenges and to ascertain when children* and families* might benefit from additional support or community resources.
  6. Use professional communication in interactions with children*, families*, colleagues, employers, the regulatory body*, government authorities and children’s* service agencies to meet legal and ethical standards of the early years sector*.
  7. Act in accordance with relevant legislation, regulations, College of Early Childhood Educators Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, agency policies and procedures and principles of evidence-informed practice* and reflect* upon their impact on one’s own role in early years and child care* settings.
  8. Identify, report and document when a child is in a situation of perceived risk for, or actual neglect or abuse, in accordance with legislation, the College of Early Childhood Educators Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, policies and procedures.
  9. Create and engage in partnerships with families*, communities, colleagues, inter-disciplinary professionals, authorities and child service agencies to advocate for quality early years and child care* programs and services.
  10. Engage in reflective practice* and continuous professional learning* in accordance with principles of lifelong learning, evidence-informed practices* in the early years sector* and requirements of the College of Early Childhood Educators.

View Ontario ECE program standards.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Frequently Asked Questions

All full-time domestic students enrolled in our September 2022 or January 2023 ECE intake are eligible to receive a grant of up to $2,000, with the possibility of an additional $2,000 if you successfully complete the program within 16 consecutive months of study.

This opportunity is funded in partnership with the City of Toronto, The Region of Peel, The Region of Durham, The Region of Halton, the Province of Ontario and Government of Canada under the new Canada–Ontario Early Childhood Workforce Agreement, which provides “one-time federal funding to support the retention and recruitment of a high-quality child care and early years workforce.”

Here, we've answered some frequently asked questions about this grant funding:

Who is eligible for the grant funding?

You must be registered in the first semester of the September 2022 intake or January 2023 intake of the PECED Early Childhood Education diploma program as a full-time domestic student and continue the program for four consecutive semesters, successfully completing the program in 16 months (no semester break).

You’ll also be requested to complete a survey during the program and after graduation.

How will I receive the grant?

The grant will be dispersed in four equal payments of $1,000, following the start of each academic semester.

To be eligible to receive the grant payments for Semesters 2–4, you must have successfully completed the previous semester and be on track to complete your ECE diploma in 16 months.

You do not need to apply for this grant as it will be automatically applied to your Sheridan student account.

Is the program still OSAP-eligible?

There is no change to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) eligibility of this program. However, if you are an OSAP recipient, the Financial Aid and Awards Office will report these grant payments to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, which may reduce the amount of OSAP assistance you are eligible to receive.

Are the admission requirements the same for the funded program?

Yes. The admission requirements for the PECED Early Childhood Education program are the same regardless of funding.

I’m currently in the ECE program. Am I eligible for the funding?

No. The funding is only available to domestic full-time students in the PECED Early Childhood Education (ECE) 2-year diploma program who begin Semester 1 in September 2022 or January 2023.

Can I get the funding if I’m in the ECE – Intensive 1-year diploma program?

No. This funding is only available to domestic full-time students in the PECED Early Childhood Education (ECE) 2-year diploma program.

Can I apply for advanced standing for courses and still receive the funding?

Yes. You may apply for advanced standing and still receive the funding.

Can I take the ECE program part-time and receive the funding?

No. This funding is only available to domestic full-time students who begin the PECED – Early Childhood Education (ECE) 2-year diploma program in Fall 2022 or Winter 2023.

I’m an international student. Am I eligible for the funding?

No. This funding is only available for domestic students (Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, and permanent residents).

I’m planning a summer vacation. Can I get the full funding and have a semester off?

No. To receive the full funding, you must successfully complete the program within 16 consecutive months of study (four consecutive semesters; no summer break). If you choose to take a semester off, the funding will end that semester and for all future semesters.

Do I need to live in Toronto, Peel, Durham or Halton to receive the funding?

No. While the funding is provided in partnership with these regions, there’s no requirement that you live or work in these areas either during your studies or after graduation.

Who can I contact with other questions about the grant?

Questions about the grant can be directed to Sheridan's Financial Aid and Awards Office at student.awards@sheridancollege.ca

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (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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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

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Professional Sales Certificate

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

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Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Earn your Masters degree

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Clinical Placements

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

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2 years (4 semesters)

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Davis Campus

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Educational philosophy

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design curriculum and its delivery are designed to address current social issues pertinent to the design industry. This enables students to broaden their understanding of their place within the world.

Fundamental to the vision of the program is the balance of creative and conceptual thinking with the technical and business aspects of the profession. Courses follow a logical sequence with the degree of difficulty building vertically from first year to fourth year.

The various streams provide a range of design problems building in size and scope, from simple to complex in various design sectors. The curriculum builds on fundamental introductions that ensures a strong foundation for students to apply additional more complex learning and skills developed later in the program.

Studio projects are designed to mimic professional practice and require applied theory, creativity and strong technical knowledge. Curriculum is also connected horizontally across each semester to help support the learning in courses happening simultaneously. This demonstrates the inter-connected knowledge and skills required to practice in the industry.

The program provides many opportunities that expose students to practicing professionals and professional practice. Industry leaders and representatives from professional associations like ARIDO and IDC are invited into the classroom as jurors and guest speakers throughout the four years. The internship also provides professional design work experience for students before they enter their final year of study.

The curriculum is student-centric and designed to equip students with the skills that are required for entry-level design positions and advanced study. Manual skills such as drafting, drawing and model making are developed alongside digital skills using current software. Students are also well-versed in the applicable building codes and regulations required to practice in Ontario. Students are exposed to valuable research skills and encouraged to continue their learning past graduation.

Program goals

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program aspires to:

  • Develop confident, creative and critical thinkers that can solve a variety of problems thoughtfully, improving the quality of the built environment and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.
  • Equip students with the tools to think independently and ethically to ensure technically, environmentally, and socially responsible decision-making.
  • Deliver current and relevant curriculum that incorporates equity, diversity and inclusion. This encourages students to create spaces that foster inclusivity and look at design from various perspectives within diverse communities, involving numerous stakeholders.
  • Inform students regarding the various facets of the profession, engaging them with designers and industry affiliates.
  • Encourage continuous professional and personal growth, instilling a desire to contribute to the profession and society at large. The program encourages students to become active participants in the design community, become members of their local Association, write their NCIDQ exams, give back to the community and become progressive leaders in the profession.
  • Prepare graduates for entry-level design positions, equipped with the required knowledge and skills for employment in the diverse design industry, ensuring they possess the body of knowledge necessary to respond to social and environmental issues, while designing interior spaces that are technically proficient, code-compliant, conceptually strong, sustainable and all-inclusive.
  • Provide enhanced opportunities for students to pursue post-graduate studies, employment, research and/or further their academic studies and/or credentials.

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2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

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Pathways from Athletic Therapy and Kinesiology

If you've graduated from a health-science degree other than athletic therapy or kinesiology, your application will be assessed on an individual basis.

Get your Osteopathy degree in less time

If you're a graduate of Sheridan's Athletic Therapy or Kinesiology degree program, you may be eligible to start in the second year of this program after completing three bridging courses.

This bridging program will be available in Spring/Summer 2024.

How to apply: Submit an application using the program code PBHSB.

Bridging courses (Spring/Summer Semester)

  • OSTP 17927D: The Science of Osteopathy (3 credits)
  • OSTP 14859: Theoretical Pathways to Osteopathy (5 credits)
  • OSTP 16333: Practical Pathways to Osteopathy (1 credit)

Course exceptions

After successfully completing the assigned bridging courses, you'll be admitted into Year 2 (Semester 3) of our Osteopathy degree. In order to earn your Osteopathy degree, you'll need to complete all courses in the remaining three years of the program, with the following exceptions.

You will additionally take:

  • Year 2: OSTP 11271D: Clinical Methodology (3 credits)
  • Year 2: SCIE 22437D: Human Physiology for Allied Health (2 credits)
  • Year 3: SCIE 31116D: Pathophysiology for Allied Health (3 credits)

You will not need to take:*

  • SCIE 26661D: Pathophysiology 1 (3 credits)
  • OSTP 24645D: Structure & Function 2 – Lower Cervicals, Thorax & Upper Extremity (3 credits)
  • OSTP 22482D: Applied Clinical Practice 2 (1 credit)
  • FLPL 21839D: Internship Prep (1 credit)
  • SCIE 39622D: Pathophysiology 2 – Systemic Interactions (3 credits)
  • RESE 37626D: Statistical Methods in Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • RESE 42279D: Applied Research Methods for Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • BUSM 44956D: Business Entrepreneurship for Clinical Practitioners (3 credits)
  • 6 Degree Breadth Electives (3 credits each)

*Athletic Therapy graduates are also exempt from the following course:

  • OSTP 20782D: Clinical Experience 2 (0.5 credits)

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

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2 years (4 semesters)

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Davis Campus

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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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Field Placements

The Early Childhood Education program includes three mandatory field placements where you’ll have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in class. You could work in a childcare centre, before and after school care, a kindergarten classroom or another early learning setting.

Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements

Sheridan field placement agencies require a police record check for criminal offences, including a vulnerable sector check and a current acceptable record of immunization.

Your field placement site will require you to provide a current, acceptable and valid police check, including a vulnerable sector check, and an up-to-date health clearance and immunization record.

Many of our field placement sites also require that students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students must follow the COVID-19 vaccination policy of the field placement site they are attending.

Students who cannot meet these requirements will have limited field placement opportunities and may be unable to progress or graduate from the program. This may also impact future career opportunities in the profession.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Writer-in-Residence program

Each year, Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing (CW&P) program hosts a Writer-in-Residence. The 8-month residency is awarded to a writer who embodies the distinctiveness and dynamism of the & in our program name.

In addition to working on at least one specific writing project of their own during their tenure, the Writer-in-Residence is responsible for creative leadership, mentoring and public outreach in the area of creative writing and/or publishing.

How our Writer-in-Residence supports Sheridan students

Students in our CW&P program benefit from the work and mentorship of our Writer-in-Residence, who:

  • shares their expertise and experience as a creative professional and working writer;
  • performs public readings from their recently published work and/or current work-in-progress;
  • organizes public lectures and/or workshops; and
  • works with faculty to augment existing curriculum in the area of creative writing, publishing and/or creativity.

2023–24 Writer-in-Residence

Kate Cayley, Sheridan's Writer-in-Residence

Award-winning fiction writer, playwright and poet Kate Cayley is joining Sheridan as the 2023–24 CW&P Writer-in-Residence.

Cayley has published two short story collections and three collections of poetry, and her plays have been performed in Canada, the U.S. and the UK. She has won the Trillium Book Award, an O. Henry Prize and the Mitchell Prize for Poetry, and been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Firecracker Award for Fiction, the ReLit Award for both fiction and poetry, and the K.M. Hunter Award for Fiction.

Her writing has appeared in such literary publications as Brick, Electric Literature, Joyland, Best Canadian Poetry and Best Canadian Stories, and she has been a writer-in-residence at McMaster University and the Toronto Public Library.

"Kate’s diverse work plumbs meaning, strangeness and beauty from the spaces we inhabit, even in our domestic lives, while tackling some of the big philosophical questions we all face," says Dr. Genevieve Amaral, Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Creativity. "Our Sheridan community welcomes her capacious intellect, limpid style and wonderful mentorship with full hearts, open ears, and pens, paper and keyboards at the ready!"

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


From ideas to impact: a masterclass in applied creativity and innovation

Are you a business lead who's looking to level up your company's culture of creativity and entrepreneurship?

Sheridan offers FREE, one-hour masterclasses on topics such as:

  • Creative Strategies for an EDI-driven World
  • The Science of Creativity and Innovation
  • Intra- and Entrepreneurial Thinking, and
  • Creative Team Leadership

These masterclasses will catalyze your climate of innovation and give your team an exclusive look into Sheridan’s one-of-a-kind graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation.*

Register your team for a FREE online one-hour masterclass!


*Advance further with our Applied Creativity and Innovation graduate certificate

Our new graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation is a great professional development (PD) opportunity for many company teams. The program teaches complex problem-solving, creativity, innovation and negotiation skills — competencies that make companies more resilient and adaptable as they face the unique challenges presented by the future of work.

Why this program is a great choice for PD:

  • Flexible hours — your employees can complete their graduate certificate online, at their own pace.
  • Relevant coursework – they can choose electives that are most applicable to their position at your company.
  • Award-winning faculty – they’ll learn from instructors who are on the cutting-edge of creativity and innovation research.
  • Practicum project – they’ll work alongside our team of experts to resolve an issue that your business is facing today — whether it’s how to leverage artificial intelligence technology, advance your sustainability efforts, update your marketing strategies, address supply chain inefficiencies or another challenge.

This new graduate certificate is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Apprenticeship Exemption Test

The Apprenticeship Exemption Test (AET) provides a chance for students who are learning a skilled trade to bypass in-class studies.

In most cases, you need to score 70% or higher to pass the AET. If you score lower than 70%, you'll need to wait three months before you can try again (with some exceptions for certain exams).

Apprenticeship Exemption Tests are administered at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, through Sheridan's Assessment Centre.

Learn more about the AET, including eligibility criteria, available tests and how to register.

Sheridan is a Ministry-approved Apprenticeship Exemption Test centre, authorized through the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development (MLITSD), for both apprentices and non-apprentices.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Program availability

Ontario College Diploma

Field Placement

Full-time 2 years Program code: PECED

Ontario College Diploma
Start date Campus Delivery Status
May 2024 Davis Campus (Brampton)
In Person
Available
May 2024 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available
Sep 2024 Davis Campus (Brampton)
In Person
Available
Sep 2024 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available
Jan 2025 Davis Campus (Brampton)
In Person
Available
Jan 2025 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available
May 2025 Davis Campus (Brampton)
In Person
Available
May 2025 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available

Ontario College Diploma

Field Placement

Part-time Program code: PECED

Ontario College Diploma
Start date Campus Delivery Status
May 2024 Davis Campus (Brampton)
In Person
Available
May 2024 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available
Sep 2024 Davis Campus (Brampton)
In Person
Available
Sep 2024 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available
Jan 2025 Davis Campus (Brampton)
In Person
Available
Jan 2025 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available
May 2025 Davis Campus (Brampton)
In Person
Available
May 2025 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available

Get a feel for your future

Find your fit and choose with confidence. Choosing the right education is a big decision. At Sheridan we’re committed to providing you with the learning, support and services you need to achieve your goals and reach your full potential. Take a look around, and please connect with us if you have any questions!

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We’re happy to help with any questions you may have. Give us a call at any of these numbers and select Option 4 after the prompt, or simply fill out the contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

905-845-9430 (Oakville/Mississauga)
905-459-7533 (Brampton)

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Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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