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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Internet Communications Technology

Duration

Co-op | 3 yrs (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

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.

PICTC

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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).

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    TELE13167Introduction to Data Communication and Networking 3
    COMM13729The Art of Technical Communication3
    PROG10082Object Oriented Programming 1 - Java 6
    MATH18584Computer Math Fundamentals4
    SYST13416Linux/Unix Operating Systems3
    CULT10001G The Impact of Culture on the Canadian Workplace 3
    Total:22
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    TELE33324 Data Network Design and Configuration - Routers & Switches 3
    PROG24178Object Oriented Programming 2 - Java6
    SYST23551 Windows Administration3
    SYST28296Systems Administration Linux/Unix3
     General Education Course (Open)3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DBAS27198Database Design & Implementation4
    PROG20326Programming for Networks - Python6
    TELE26622Physical Layer3
    INFO24178Computer and Network Security3
    COWT10022Co-operative Education Forum 1
    General Education Course (Open)3
    Total:20
    COWT19999Co-op Work term7
  • 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

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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

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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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Program Summary

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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 2020–2021 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.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Program Fees

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

For Canadian Students

The fees shown here are for the 2020-2021 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. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

For International Students

The fees shown here are for Fall 2020, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,326.73
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$17,231.73

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:

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

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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

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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

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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 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

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

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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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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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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Full-time 3 years Program code: PICTC

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Start date Campus Status
Sep 2021 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
Jan 2022 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available

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