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Internet Communications Technology (PICTC) (Optional Co-op) at Sheridan College at

In Sheridan College 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 students with a great deal of hands-on experience. Graduates specialize in network communications and security, and work for a variety of Canadian and global institutions.

Students will 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

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.
Level Diploma
Discipline Computer Science and IT
Duration 36 months
Intakes Jan, Sep
Application Fees CAD 100
Tuition Fees CAD 16274
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Admission Requirements
Language proficiency (minimum)
PTE 58
Duolingo 105
Exam proficiency (minimum)
SAT Not Required / Waiver
ACT Not Required / Waiver
GRE Not Required / Waiver
GMAT Not Required / Waiver

Minimum GPA - 50%

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