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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.
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.
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 MATH19402 Fundamentals of Technical Mathematics 3 ENGI19723 Mechanical Drafting Fundamentals 3 MACH16367 Introduction to Construction Trades 5 TECH19599 Exploring Information Technology 3 COMM19997 Communication Foundations 3 HEAL27485 Health, Work and Safety 3 LIFE15291 College Success 1 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS MATH19999 Technical Mathematics 3 ENGI10261 Electro-Mechanical Systems 5 MACH17370 Introduction to Industrial Trades 5 ENGI15436 Chemistry and the Environment 5 General Education Course (Open) 3 Total: 21
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)
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 ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
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.
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.
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.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$4,158.73
Fees for International students$16,999.73
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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Full-time 1 year Program code: PTECH
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