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Ontario College Certificate

Technology Fundamentals

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

Set yourself up for success in a technology career.

Program Overview

Find the right career path for you

Sheridan's Technology Fundamentals program is ideal if you're interested in a technology career, but aren't sure which specific area of study is the best fit for you. In this program, you'll experiment with five subject areas — chemistry, engineering, architecture, information technology and trades — helping you decide what you want to focus on in your career.

Prepare for a technology or trades program

This program will also help you meet the admission requirements for technology diploma programs. You'll upgrade your skills and academic experience, which will help you to be successful in any technology or trades program you choose.

Professors who care about your success

In Technology Fundamentals, you'll get personalized attention from professionals with years of industry experience. They'll help you explore a broad range of careers in information and engineering technologies, science and skilled trades, and determine the best path for you.

Apprenticeship opportunities

At the end of the program, some graduates may choose to start apprenticeships in the skilled trades or study to become technicians/technologists in the mechanical, electronics, chemical or environmental sciences or architecture disciplines.

PTECH

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

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.

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

Courses

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

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    MATH19402Fundamentals of Technical Mathematics3
    ENGI19723Mechanical Drafting Fundamentals3
    MACH16367Introduction to Construction Trades5
    TECH19599Exploring Information Technology3
    COMM19997Communication Foundations3
    HEAL27485Health, Work and Safety3
    LIFE15291College Success1
    Total:21
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    MATH19999Technical Mathematics3
    ENGI10261Electro-Mechanical Systems5
    MACH17370Introduction to Industrial Trades5
    ENGI15436Chemistry and the Environment5
     General Education Course (Open)3
    Total:21

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

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)

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).

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.

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 Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

This program is designed for students who would like to pursue further studies in information technology, science, engineering, architecture or skilled trades. The program exposes you to a variety of technologies to help you determine which discipline you're most interested in. It also helps you qualify for admission to diploma programs, and succeed in further education. Some graduates may seek employment immediately following the program, but most move on to further education.

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Co-op

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Program Summary

    Degree Completion

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    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:

    • Learn the basics of chemical nomenclature, atomic structure, units of measurement, physical and chemical changes, balancing chemical reactions, percent composition, the mole concept and reaction stoichiometry.
    • Apply machining techniques applicable to the machining and tooling manufacturing sectors such as: Tool and Die Maker, Tooling tool Maker, General Machinist, Machine Tool Builder and Integrator, Pattern Maker.
    • Learn the basic knowledge of physics and engineering.
    • Ability to solve technical problems by applying the fundamental concepts of mathematics. Students apply the concepts of linear functions, quadratic functions, polynomial functions, trigonometric functions and number systems.
    • Analyze a computer, designing a database, writing a computer program, developing a web page, configuring a smartphone interface and creating a smartphone application.
    • Apply fundamental principles of health and safety in the work place.
    • Learn basic communication skills and emphasize vocational writing skills, grammar and punctuation skills, vocabulary skills, reading strategies and critical thinking.
    • Apply a variety of working techniques applicable to the construction industry such as: Carpentry, framing, dry walling, taping and finishing. Involvement in the building of structures, the installation of wire items including lights, electrical receptacles and switches etc.
    • Apply the basic tools and techniques required for mechanical drafting.
    • Apply the concepts of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, arithmetic operations, scientific notation, exponents, imperial and metric systems units, and algebraic equations.

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Internship

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    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 2021–2022 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 2021-2022 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 2021, 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

    $4,105.00
    Fees for International Students

    Fees for International students

    $17,896.00

    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:

    All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

    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.

    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 26. 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 Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Labs & Technology

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    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Is Experiential Design the right program for me?

    Date: Wednesday, May 26th, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    Want to learn more about Experiential Design? This interactive workshop will explain what Experiential Design is and explore the many exciting career options in this rapidly-growing field.

    Sheridan’s new Bachelor of Experiential Design is the first degree of its kind in Canada, teaching holistic approaches to wayfinding, public installation, placemaking, exhibition design, themed environments and event design. Our internationally recognized faculty, deep industry connections and renowned creative culture provide the ideal foundation for this ground-breaking program.

    Workshop Schedule

    • Overview of what Experiential Design is all about
    • Interactive design activity exploring sensory communication
    • Q&A with experiential designers working in the industry

    Financial Planning Certification

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    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Professional Sales Certificate

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    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Program Transition

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

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    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

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    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Earn your Masters degree

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Transfer Opportunities

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Clinical Placements

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Ontario College Certificate

    Full-time 1 year Program code: PTECH

    Ontario College Certificate
    Start date Campus Status
    Sep 2021 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available

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