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Ontario College Diploma

Educational Support – Fast Track Intensive

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

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Help students with Individual Education Plans achieve academic and social success.

Program Overview

Fast-track your career

This program was designed specifically for those who have completed university or college programs. It is also open to those already working in the school system as Educational Assistants who wish to further their understanding of exceptionalities in Ontario classrooms and obtain an Ontario College Diploma.

Outstanding career preparation

This program will equip you with competencies to support students with diverse learning needs while maintaining a safe and professional environment that promotes students' well-being.

Things you'll do and learn

  • Support students with academic, behavioural, and personal care needs in educational settings from kindergarten through high school
  • Use Universal Design for Learning principles
  • Foster social inclusion
  • Work as part of the special education team
  • Accurately report information related to student learning

Field placements

In Semesters 1 and 2, you'll be placed in a school where you'll support students with special needs in the classroom. Sheridan arranges the field placement experience for you. During your placement experience, you'll encounter students with a range of exceptionalities including physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, behavioural disorders, visual or hearing impairments and autism.

In this program, you'll also:

  • Use assistive technology and other educational resources to implement individualized educational goals.
  • Report information related to the learning environment.
  • Maintain a safe and professional environment that promotes the well being of the student with special needs.
  • Support inclusion of the student to aid his or her social development and sense of belonging.

You’ll learn from professors with specialized graduate degrees and who are highly experienced in the field of special education. Your Educational Support classroom activities will include:

  • Group seminars and cooperative learning.
  • Reflective practice linked to field placement experiences.
  • Lectures combined with activity-based learning that incorporates the laptop.

Mobile classroom

The Educational Support Fast Track Intensive program uses laptop computers for in-class work and home assignments. All course materials are web-supported, with materials available to you 24/7 through your laptop and the Internet. Your learning opportunities will be greatly enhanced by having increased access to the Internet, learning resources and your classmates.


Flexible learning

The Educational Support Fast Track Intensive program offers course-based registration, which allows you to create your own timetable (based on course availability) by selecting the days/times that work best for you. You can choose to take a full-time course load or study part-time during the day or evening.

Please note that the courses offered in the part-time option are identical to those in the full-time option, and the graduation requirements are the same. However, it will take you longer to complete the diploma on a part-time basis and there may be financial implications to consider. If you are unsure of the financial or academic consequences of attending part-time, you should contact the Program Academic Advisor, the Office of the Registrar or the Student Advisement Centre for more information.

 

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

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

2022 Grad Shows

April 18–May 27, 2022

Check out the work that our graduating class has produced throughout the last school year.

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 25738 Educational and Assistive Technology 4
    EDUC 18081 Teaching and Learning Strategies 3
    FLPL 20102 Intensive Orientation, Seminar and Placement 5
    COMM 24049 Working with Teams 3
    PSYC 28823 Challenging Behaviours and Discipline 4
    EDUC 15586 Physical Exceptionalities and Personal Care 3
    Total: 22
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EDUC 15436 Intellectual, Sensory and Learning Disabilities 4
    EDUC 16859   Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
    EDUC 20123 Foundations of Education 3
    EDUC 19599 Disability Issues 3
    EDUC 27370 Assessment in Education 3
    EDUC 26048 Communication Disorders 3
    FLPL 26367 Field Seminar and Placement 3 4
    Total: 23

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Postsecondary diploma or degree.

and/or

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience.

Note: The Educational Support student must have the energy and stamina to respond to the physical demands associated with the role of the assistant.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of previous academic achievement and related courses, and/or demonstrated experience.

Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted to ontariocolleges.ca at the time of application. Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Criminal Record Check and Immunization Requirements

Field placement agencies will ask students to submit a police record check. This includes a vulnerable sector screen. Field placement agencies may also request a current record of immunization. This may include COVID-19 vaccines.

Students will submit these records directly to their field placement agencies before they begin placement, and at their own expense.

Students who cannot meet these requirements may have limited field placement opportunities. This may impact their progression in or completion of the program.

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 Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

When you complete your Educational Support diploma program, you'll be ready to seek employment in a public or private school supporting students with diverse learning needs, or in a social-or health-based program with a special education component.

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    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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    Ontario College Diploma

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

    Designation

    Ontario College Diploma

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Degree Completion

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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    Ontario College Diploma

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Program Summary

    Learning Outcomes

    • Provide educational support in compliance with pertinent education-related legislation, standards, regulations and policies, health and safety legislation and regulations, as well as organizational policies, practices and procedures.
    • Develop and implement strategies to promote and support positive school climates that contribute to a safe, caring and secure educational setting.
    • Collaborate with members of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) team by assisting in the development and revision of the IEPs of learners with exceptionalities.
    • Implement components of educational support programs of instruction under the direction and support of the IEP team and/or relevant members of the school community.
    • Lead by example to promote empathetic, positive, and pro-social behaviour in all learners to facilitate the development of social competence in learners with exceptionalities in accordance with their IEPs.
    • Promote the development of independence in, and provide assistance to, learners with exceptionalities in their performance of routine activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) in accordance with their IEPs.
    • Develop and implement strategies to support learners with exceptionalities in the appropriate use of assistive technologies and daily living aids in accordance with their IEPs.
    • Monitor, document and report on the behaviour, performance and progress of learners with exceptionalities in accordance with their IEPs.
    • Prepare and present a plan for engaging in ongoing personal and professional development to promote competence in the educational support field.

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    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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    Ontario College Diploma

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Internship

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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    Ontario College Diploma

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    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 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

    $4,553.50
    Fees for International Students

    Fees for International students

    $18,327.50

    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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    Ontario College Diploma

    Ontario College Diploma

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Financial Planning Certification

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

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    Earn your Masters degree

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    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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    Ontario College Diploma

    Ontario College Diploma

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

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    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Ontario College Diploma

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    Trafalgar Road Campus

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    Ontario College Diploma

    Ontario College Diploma

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

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    Trafalgar Road Campus

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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 Health & Community Studies

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    Ontario College Diploma

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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    Ontario College Diploma

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Program Summary

    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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    Ontario College Diploma

    Ontario College Diploma

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

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    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Field Placements

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    Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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    Ontario College Diploma

    Ontario College Diploma

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Program availability

    Ontario College Diploma

    Full-time 1 year Program code: PEDSI

    Ontario College Diploma
    Start date Campus Status
    Sep 2022 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available

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    Part-time Program code: PEDSI

    Ontario College Diploma
    Start date Campus Status
    Sep 2022 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
    Jan 2023 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
    May 2023 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available

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