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Ontario College Certificate

Technology Fundamentals

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

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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.

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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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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.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    MATH19402 Fundamentals of Technical Mathematics 3
    ENGI19723 Engineering and Technical Drawing 3
    MACH16367 Introduction to Construction Trades 5
    COMM19997 Communication Foundations 3
    ENGI15436 Chemistry and the Environment 5
    TECH10525 Computer Applications for Technology 2
    LIFE15291 College Success 1
    Total: 22
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    MATH19999 Technical Mathematics 3
    ENGI10261 Physics and Technology 5
    MACH17370 Introduction to Industrial Trades 5
    TECH19599 Exploring Information Technology 3
    LIFE15050 College Success 2 2
      General Education Elective (Open) 3
    Total: 21

Courses subject to change.

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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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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 may be advised individually regarding 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 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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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 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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    Degree Completion

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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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    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 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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    Internship

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    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Davis Campus

    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    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

    $4,217.50
    Fees for International Students

    Fees for International students

    $17,991.50

    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 Certificate

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

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    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Financial Planning Certification

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    Ontario College Certificate

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

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    Ontario College Certificate

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

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    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Ontario College Certificate

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    Earn your Masters degree

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    Ontario College Certificate

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

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    7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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    Transfer Opportunities

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    Ontario College Certificate

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    Ontario College Certificate

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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.
    • Learn how to develop effective simulation software using techniques such as discrete event modelling, continuous system modelling, probabilistic modelling and mathematical modelling.

      Specialized Courses
      • Introduction to Modelling & Simulation
      • Mathematical Modelling
      • Graphics and Visualization
      • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
      • Modelling & Simulation Methods
      • High Performance Software Design
      • Advanced Graphics and Visualization
      • Advanced Modelling and Simulation
      Specialized Career Opportunities
      • Medical Imaging Software Specialist: Evaluate existing technologies, develop and implement algorithms and conduct system-level engineering to analyze, visualize, manipulate and integrate medical image-based solutions. 
      • Data Visualization Specialist: Independently design, visualize and implement data visualization solutions using data visualization best practices.
      • Imaging Programmer: Use advanced programming knowledge, template development environments and image processing software packages to process medical image data. 
      • Modelling Specialist: Perform predictive modelling and data mining (including the design, development, maintenance and implementation of models) to identify trends and outliers, apply statistical methods to the data and interpret the results, and develop and design clear and informative data visualizations.

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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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    Ontario College Certificate

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

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    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 Certificate

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

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    Ontario College Certificate

    Full-time 1 year Program code: PTECH

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