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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Internet Communications Technology

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

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

Become an Internet guru and watch your career take off.

Program Overview

Our program

Sheridan's Internet Communications Technology program provides an in-depth curriculum on the technologies of the Internet. The longest-standing Internet engineering undergraduate program in Canada, this program will provide you with a great deal of hands-on experience. Our grads specialize in network communications and security, and work for a variety of Canadian and global institutions.

Hands-on experience

You'll acquire a comprehensive understanding of Internet infrastructure, architecture and security, gaining hands-on experience in:

  • Internet engineering: routing, design and protocol
  • WiFi systems: power measurement, design, security, deployment
  • Voice over IP: design, build and test
  • Network cabling and power

Career advancement

Internet Communications Technology offers extraordinary income potential and opportunities for career advancement. Our graduates work at senior levels for every major network carrier in the country. Our grads can be found in any institution that relies on the Internet, including the financial industry, government, education and corporate sectors.

Additional information

Graduates may enjoy higher than average starting salaries and work for Fortune 500 companies and large institutions in the public and private sectors. Any organization that has an information systems infrastructure is a hiring candidate.

For the January intakes, Terms 1 & 2 are offered at the Davis campus, Term 3 onwards are offered at the Trafalgar campus.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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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.

Courses

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

For students starting in January, Semesters 1 and 2 are offered at the Davis Campus (Brampton), and Semesters 3 onwards are offered at the Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville).

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    TELE13167 Introduction to Data Communication and Networking 3
    COMM13729 The Art of Technical Communication 3
    PROG10082 Object Oriented Programming 1 - Java 6
    MATH18584 Computer Math Fundamentals 4
    SYST10049 Web Development 3
    CULT10001G The Impact of Culture on the Canadian Workplace 3
    Total: 22
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    TELE33324 Data Network Design and Configuration - Routers & Switches 3
    PROG24178 Object Oriented Programming 2 - Java 6
    DBAS27198 Database Design & Implementation 4
    SYST13416 Linux/Unix Operating Systems 3
      General Education Course (Open) 3
    Total: 19
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    DBAS27198 Database Design & Implementation 4
    PROG20326 Programming for Networks - Python 6
    TELE26622 Physical Layer 3
    INFO24178 Computer and Network Security 3
    SYST28296 Systems Administration Linux/Unix 3
    SYST23551 Windows Administration 3
    COWT10022 Co-operative Education Forum 1
    General Education Course (Open) 3
    Total: 22
    COWT19999 Co-op Work term 7
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    TELE28648Network Engineering 13
    DBAS32100Database Management3
    INFO20172 IT Project Management Using PMP3
    TELE20049 Network Service Applications 3
    TELE20102 Wi-Fi Networks 6
    MATH22044 Probability4
    Total:22
    COWT20799Co-op Work term7
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    TELE31831Network Engineering 26
    TELE36058Software Defined Networks3
    TELE35376Public Carrier Systems3
    INFO33551GInnovation: From Idea to Execution (Mandatory General Education Course)3
    SYST35144 Cloud Systems
    Total:18
    COWT39207Co-op Work Term7
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    TELE31063Network Engineering 36
    TELE33776Applied Security6
    TELE34660Internet Core Technologies6
    Total:18

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

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 English. Applicants asked to take the test are considered for admission to Term 1 contingent on receiving a minimum grade of 60% in both the pre-admission mathematics/English tests.

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 are selected on the basis of 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 will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Admission at Advanced Level

Students may apply for admission at an Advanced Level (Direct Entry) into Year 2 of this program if they have recent credits from a university or college. Students may have to complete certain courses from Year 1 prior to graduation.

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 Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Internet Communications Technology start at excellent positions in mid-level rungs of the IT career ladder.

Recent graduates have moved into the following careers:

  • Global Training Manager for Network Systems
  • Network Systems Engineer/Analyst/Administrator
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Network Technical Architect
  • NOC (Network Operations Centre) Engineer/Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Technology Strategy Director
  • WiFi Network Expert

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Co-op

Students in this program may apply to the co-op program during their third academic semester. Enrolment in the co-op program is limited through an additional co-op application process that takes place during second year. Students in the co-op program are eligible to complete three co-op work terms prior to graduation. The program-specific academic standard required for participation in co-op can be found here: Academic Standards for Co-op and Internship.

Co-operative Education is a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with paid or unpaid work experience within a professional environment. Co-op work terms are related specifically to the academic studies of each student. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You’ll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.

Students receive in-class and 1-on-1 career education support to help prepare for the work term. The co-op component is delivered by Sheridan’s Co-operative Education Office, which facilitates over 1,800 Co-op/Internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.

Learn more about Cooperative Education and Internships at Sheridan.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Degree Completion

As a graduate of an Internet Communications Technology advanced diploma, you may be eligible to complete the following Sheridan degree 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 chart below).

Degree Completion: Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
PROGRAM START
ENTRY LEVEL
DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM CODE
Successful completion of an Internet Communications Technology advanced diploma with a minimum cumulative average of 65% in core courses May September entry into Year 3 (after completing a bridging semester from May–August)
 PBSSB

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Learning Outcomes

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  • Distinguish, identify and relate between the principal layers of a complex communications system.
  • Know all important telecommunications principles and equipment, protocol suites, architectures, regulatory bodies and common carrier services as well as issues of cross-protocol communications.
  • Have the skills required to install, administer and manage a Local Area Network (LAN) and be able to network that LAN to other network segments over wide area links.
  • Know the theory behind and the basic use of network testing, monitoring and management instruments and systems.
  • Apply basic computing principles and programming skills to install software, configure devices, troubleshoot and maintain a data network.
  • Be able to assess the communications needs of a client, perform a broad brush analysis of the traffic conditions associated with these needs and then determine the optimal connectivity for the conditions.
  • Know the range of data communications services associated with the dominant public carrier services in Canada today and be able to estimate point to point costs using tariff schedules.
  • Apply basic electronic and digital principles and instrumentation in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of communications hardware.
  • Apply the principles of mathematics, science and engineering and utilize information from handbooks, journals, regulations and specifications to resolve telecommunications problems.
  • Schedule or supervise telecommunications projects and follow up with written reports in accordance with established formats and procedures.
  • Know and be able to apply basic management principles such as project and time management, break-even analysis, planning and control.
  • Communicate effectively with associates in written, oral or schematic form.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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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

$4,253.50

Notes: Co-op students must pay an additional fee of $535 in the term prior to each co-op work term.

Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$18,095.50

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 Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Financial Planning Certification

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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

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

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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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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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program availability

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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

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