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Project Management-IT

Why this course - In this eight-month graduate certificate program, you will learn about the advances in project management taking place in the Information Technology (IT) industry. This program teaches an understanding of when to apply methodologies in the IT industry, including when each methodology is appropriate to use. This program will also refine your project management skills by providing an enhanced awareness of IT projects, programs and policies in two consecutive semesters. This program offers an optional work term for students to gain practical experience in the IT sector prior to graduation.

Future - As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • System Analyst
  • Network administrator
  • Team leader
  • Project leader
  • Project manager
  • Computers & Technician/Technology

Computer Programmer/Computer Programming & Analysis

Why this course - This three-year advanced diploma program provides you with the skills and knowledge to begin your career as a software developer. You will learn programming languages, program design and system analysis. Web concepts are integrated into all courses to develop active database web programs on a variety of operating systems. Advanced techniques are taught through professional option courses.

Future - As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Software developer
  • System analyst
  • Information systems specialist
  • Database administrator
  • Web application developer
  • Client/server applications developer
  • Systems programmer
  • UNIX/Linux system administrator
  • Net developer
  • Android java programmer
  • Application developer
  • Application support analyst
  • Analyst
  • Computers
  • Networking
  • Programming


Practical Elements of Mechanical Engineering

Why this course - If your formal studies are behind you, and you've already gained some valuable experience working in the engineering field, the Practical Elements of Mechanical Engineering program will allow you to hone in on your already specialized skills, increasing your value and respect in the workplace.

In one short year, you'll train in the practical elements associated with your profession, such as CAD, Blueprint Reading, and Machining and Welding. You'll dig deep into CADD fundamentals, and SPC and Metrology, along with tool design, industrial pneumatics and PLCs. You'll work in state-of-the-art labs with cutting edge equipment, alongside your already well-established peers and potential colleagues. As well, you'll learn more about project management, sharpening your leadership and administrative skills. All of this will enhance your already world-class set of engineering skills.

Future - Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Aerospace engineer.
  • Automotive engineer.
  • CAD technician.
  • Contracting civil engineer.
  • Control and instrumentation engineer.
  • Maintenance engineer.
  • Mechanical engineer.
  • Nuclear engineer.

Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Why this course - The Logistics and Supply Chain Management program will satisfy all of your managerial ambitions within this field. This one-year graduate certificate is designed for university and college graduates looking for a career in the logistics and supply chain sector. You'll be trained to join private or public sectors, learning how to analyze on computer software, while nurturing your negotiating skills. Examining managerial accounting, and professional communication, you will also learn the finer points of material sourcing, distribution management and risk assessment. When you graduate, you'll have the skills to improve an organization's operations and profitability. You'll be in demand with career options in procurement, logistics, planning, inventory management, transportation, customer service, customs coordination and related supply chain processes. Available 100% online or in a traditional in-class format with a September and January admission.

If you are thinking about completing your diploma online you can assess your readiness with, Fanshawe's Online Readiness Indicator, a measure of the degree to which distance learning and/or learning in a technology rich environment is the right fit for you. We also have a handy checklist to guide you along the way to becoming an online learner.

This program is recognized by the National Accreditation Program administered by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council.A common first level with our Operations Management graduate program allows you to complete both programs in just three semesters ... that's two graduate certificate credentials in just one year!

Future -

  • General Management: General management is a versatile field focusing on high level leadership as well as connecting the moving parts of a major organization together. The scope of positions within general management can vary greatly but are almost always focused on day-to-day operations and managing several teams working together.
  • Operations Management: The field of operations management is aptly focused on production and business operations. Specialists analyze, control, and create systems and processes involved in the output of goods and services.
  • Project Management: Project managers oversee and control company resources to achieve common goals in an effective, time-efficient manner. These managers work with employees and teams to motivate and organize them to accomplish the tasks at hand.
  • Small Business Management: Successful small business owners are often required to manage the flow of goods and/or services through the supply chain. A degree in logistics can prepare you to manage these supply chain processes and the people who work in them. Students typically go on to work in logistics and supply management for a company, although the managerial and leadership skills acquired when studying for a logistics degree can be applied to management or supervising job positions in many fields.


Information Technology Solutions

Why this course - Humber’s Information Technology graduate certificate program is designed to support students without an information technology (IT) background. Our program’s first semester includes an introduction to software development, database concepts and web development. In subsequent semesters, students engage in advanced study of a variety of information technology topics in areas including database development, database administration, enterprise software development (.NET/Java), web development, and mobile application development (Android and/or iOS).You will learn how to effectively control, maintain and develop information technology systems.Working in teams and individually, you will create commercial applications that apply acquired theories to the creation, administration and development of databases as well as database-driven mobile, web and desktop applications. Project management skills will prepare you to work effectively in large IT departments and tackle large projects efficiently. In addition to building your collaborative and teamwork skills, this program will teach you how to best market yourself to prospective employers in today's competitive job market.

Future - Graduates may qualify for full-time and freelance employment as enterprise software developers; junior and intermediate software developers; enterprise programmers for e-commerce; web programmers; intranet, extranet and database developers; or database administrators in corporate, small- and medium-sized businesses, government, entertainment, education, healthcare and the not-for-profit sector. Sports Business Management

Why this course - Humber’s Sport Business Management graduate certificate program prepares you for employment within the broader areas of sport, with particular emphasis on management in the industry. You will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as the structure and functionality of the Canadian sport industry, marketing, sales, sponsorship, economics and finance, event planning, and management.

Future - The work placement consists of two components and occurs across industry sectors including professional sport associations, community and amateur sport governing bodies, and private sector sport organizations. The placement provides valuable experience and industry contacts. The first component of the placement is concurrent with coursework and is a minimum of 210 hours. The second component of the placement is six weeks in length and a minimum of 35 hours per week.


Advanced Manufacturing Management

Why this course -Fast-track your studies

Designed for students with degrees or diplomas in related programs, Advanced Manufacturing Management condenses a range of advanced production management skills into one year of intensive study. Plus, with the co-op portion of the program, you're gaining real-world experience and contacts while earning your certificate.

Flexibility for working professionals

We've scheduled our classes as efficiently as possible, keeping in mind that many of our Advanced Manufacturing Management students are already working professionals. The program uses a variety of teaching methods, including case studies, simulations, state-of-the-art software, group work and labs.

Great opportunity for newcomers

If you're an engineer who lives in Canada, or you're about to immigrate to Canada, Advanced Manufacturing Management is a great program to help you launch your career. Through projects that connect you directly to industry, you'll start real-world networking while finishing your program.

Today's manufacturing management career

Manufacturing has evolved to sophisticated IT-based processes — efficient, productive, integrated and controlled. Advanced manufacturing incorporates manufacturing plus the ability to quickly respond to customer needs through production and supply chain innovation. And manufacturers are increasingly focused on lean-sustainable practices leading to improved performance and reduced waste.

Outstanding career preparation

Sheridan's Advanced Manufacturing Management program is ideal for you if you're interested in advanced manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing, innovation, lean manufacturing, energy management, sustainable supply chain, and a variety of challenges faced by manufacturing and service organizations.

Future - After completing this program, you'll be on the fast track to leadership careers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, alternative energies, power generation, food and beverage, medical instruments, tooling, automotive, plastics and pharmaceutical. Sheridan graduates help organizations grow and remain competitive.

Here are some sample job titles for this program:

  • Design Manager
  • Factory Supervisor
  • Manufacturing/Production/Operations Manager/Supervisor
  • Plant/General/Operations Manager
  • Product Engineering Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Warehousing/Manufacturing Manager

Early Childhood Education

Why this course - You'll learn from our highly qualified professors who have strong academic backgrounds and extensive experience working with young children, their families and the community. Our uniquely designed curriculum room will encourage and support your learning by providing hands-on experiences in a simulated early learning classroom.

What you'll learn

  • Best practices for supporting young children's learning and development
  • Current issues and theories of child development
  • Roles and responsibilities of the early childhood educator
  • Curriculum theory and approaches
  • Programming for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children
  • Professionalism and advocacy in early childhood education

Future -

  • Before- and after-school programs
  • Center-based child care programs
  • Full-day kindergarten programs
  • Literacy and parenting programs
  • Nursery schools
  • Ontario Early Years Centers

International Business Management

Why this course - Exceptional Educators - The professors who teach Sheridan's International Business courses are personally experienced in international business. They are continually updating the program so that it accurately reflects current international market conditions, challenges and regulations.

Things you'll do and learn -

  • Develop a foreign market entry strategy for a specific product or service.
  • Research and analyze potential international opportunities.
  • Create a customized international business plan to support the global initiative of a real company.
  • Learn to navigate cultural differences among trading partners and clients.

Networking and industry connections - In addition to helping you hone your business report writing and presentation skills, your professors will bring in guest speakers who are active in international business, introduce you to networking and industry association events, and teach you how to undertake a search for international employment.

Additional information- You will also participate in group presentations and upgrade your software skills to include applications used in international business.

Co-op experience - Eligible students (see About Co-op) can acquire invaluable work experience in the international business field through a work-term cooperative education assignment following completion of the academic portion of the program. This training experience gives you an ideal way to apply what you have learned in class and explore different career paths.

Future -

  • Importer or Exporter
  • Shipping Coordinator
  • International Business Adviser
  • International Trade Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • Marketing Assistant or Coordinator
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Supply Chain Coordinator or Analyst


Civil Engineering Technician

Why this course - Civil engineering influences every aspect of our physical environment or infrastructure. Civil Engineering Technologists plan, design, construct, maintain and recycle the structures in our communities such as roads, bridges, highways, airports, pipelines and tunnels. These systems keep our transportation systems operating, water flowing and gas and electricity supplied to consumers. It is one of the most established engineering disciplines and by far one of the busiest.

Future -

  • Construction project supervisor
  • Construction inspector
  • Contractor
  • Pavement/geotechnical technologist
  • GIS technologist
  • Materials and testing technologist
  • Municipal design technologist
  • Project manager
  • Quality control administrator
  • Site engineering technologist
  • Sustainability supervisor
  • Biotechnology Advanced

Biomedical Engineering Technology

Why this course - The healthcare industry in Canada and around the world is growing rapidly. To help meet the demand, healthcare has turned to new and innovative medical technology to improve diagnosis, monitoring and treatment - in doing so health care providers have become dependent on the technology to function properly, to be available, and to be managed in a cost effective and efficient manner by qualified biomedical engineering technolgists.

Your skillset includes the ability to assess current and innovative medical technology, purchase, install, calibrate, maintain and manage the life-cycle of critical medical equipment. Biomedical engineering technologists are an essential part of the health care team because they have these skills.

Durham College’s Biomedical Engineering Technology lab is fully equipped including:

  • Anesthesia equipment
  • Bedside and central monitoring
  • Biomedical equipment assest management system
  • Dialysis machines
  • Infusion pumps
  • Patient monitor information and database systems
  • Physiological measurement devices

You will work with a variety of biomedical patient simulators and test and measurement devices, in addition to the technologies found in our fully equipped medical electronics repair department.

Future -

  • Biomedical engineering technologist
  • Dialysis technologist
  • Field service representative
  • Medical imaging service specialist
  • Installation technician
  • Nephrology technician
  • Technical consultant
  • Technical service representative


Health Care Administration & Service Management

Why this course - The Health Care Administration and Service Management program will provide those with health care credentials with leadership theories and practical applications specific to the health care environment. The curriculum is geared toward providing a wide base of professional skills in a health care context such as finance, communication, human resources, leadership, operations, and critical thinking.

Future - Graduates of the program would be suited for careers in entry or middle management positions in a wide variety of health care settings such as clinics, hospitals, and private facilities or organizations.

Embedded Systems Development

Why this course - Exceptional Educators - Embedded Systems Development (ESD) is a four-semester graduate certificate program including a one-semester exploration of career management or an optional co-op in the embedded systems industry. The program is aimed at providing the student with a solid understanding of the embedded systems industry, gaining hands-on skills in the development (design and implementation) of both hardware and software for embedded systems.

The program integrates a hands-on, practical approach to augment theoretical knowledge a student may already have coming into the program. Applied projects and lab work help prepare graduates for a career in embedded systems development. The optional co-op stream includes one co-op work term instead of the Guided Career Management course.

Future - Students graduate with the embedded software and electronic hardware development skills and experience necessary to design and implement innovative new embedded solutions for industry or entrepreneurial endeavours. Entry-level positions for graduates of this program include embedded hardware designer, embedded hardware developer, embedded software developer, software specialist, embedded solution tester, quality control professional and entrepreneur. In addition to these, career path opportunities include project manager, embedded systems production manager and industry consultant.


Electronics Engineering Technician

Why this course - The Electronics Engineering Technician program prepares you for a challenging career in the electronics field. Through an optimum balance between hands-on experience and theory, courses in this college diploma program cover areas such as such as wireless communications, data communications, microcontrollers and industrial systems. In labs, to develop a solid foundation in modern electronics, you work with computers, communication transceivers and electronics testing and measurement equipment. Two years in length, this college engineering program also gives you the option to continue your studies by transferring into the fifth semester of the Technologist version of the offering. In order to do so, you must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Future - Companies Offering Jobs

Bell Technical Solutions, Celestica, Leitch, Research In Motion (RIM), SMTC Manufacturing, Toronto Hydro, TTC, Air Canada Simulation, General Electric, MSC Electronics, Optys, Solectron, SMTC Manufacturing Corp., Telesat, ViDix Technology Corp, the Royal Canadian Navy.In the Electronics Engineering Technician program, you are included in activities sponsored by the student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Mechanical Engineering Technology-Design (Fast-Track)

Why this course - Centennial College's Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design (Fast Track) program allows qualified college or university graduates direct admission into year two (semester three) of this three-year advanced diploma engineering program and sees them receive this technology advanced diploma in two years (four semesters).

The Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design (Fast-Track) courses in this college engineering program combine engineering theory and practice that emphasize the design and development of various mechanical devices and equipment.

Through a hands-on approach, you obtain thorough grounding in engineering sciences and skills, including advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) as used in the industry. About one quarter of program time is spent on project work that simulates workplace assignments while relating classroom theory to the actual design and manufacture process. In addition, one course introduces you to finite element analysis using ANSYS software.

You may graduate after two years or continue your studies with a workplace experience through the co-op version of the Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design program (program #3745). With this option, academically-qualified students can enhance their education by working two terms as paid employees in the field. The experience not only allows them to put classroom learning into practice, but also provides valuable contacts for future careers.

Future -

  • Mechanical tester
  • Junior engineer
  • Assistant to professional engineers
  • CAD operator

Areas of Employment

  • Transportation equipment manufacturing
  • Machinery manufacturing
  • Product manufacturing
  • Mechanical engineering and related services
  • Technical Sales
  • Quality Control


Big Data Analytics

Why this course - Big Data allows users to visualize past, present, and future patterns by linking and presenting information in meaningful ways. Data Analytics offers deeper insight into the meaning of data sets by telling the story behind the information. This enables stakeholders to make more informed decisions, predict trends and better understand the needs and sentiments of customers. This program provides students with a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and applied skills. Students learn how to collect, curate, manipulate, encode, and store data sets so they can be analyzed and mined in such a way that they can be reused and repurposed to solve challenges that don't yet exist.

Future - Graduates of this program are able to collect, organize and correlate data for a wide range of industries including government, applied research, human resources, health care, and sales and marketing. Leveraging prior background, skills, and experience, students may be employed in roles such as Data Analyst, Data Visualization Developer, Business Intelligence (BI) Specialist, Analytics Specialist, BI Solutions Architect or Business Analytic Specialist.Architectural Technician

Why this course - Students in this program prepare to work alongside architects, designers and project managers. While developing skills in architectural drafting and design as well as an understanding of the building design and construction process, students take courses in computer-aided drafting and project design, building codes, contracts and specifications. Teamwork and project-based learning is emphasized. This program is common with the first four semesters of the Architectural Technology program and graduates may choose to continue into the third year of that program.

Future - Graduates may find work in the private sector as architectural and civil drafts persons, working in the teams that prepare design or working drawings. They may also find careers as sales representatives and technicians in building products manufacturing firms and in government departments. They may also find employment as assistants in architectural construction field offices.


Business Analytics

Why this course - This program prepares graduates to work in the growing and dynamic sector of business analytics. Students will learn the techniques and tools of analytical decision making and utilize these skills to drive the competitiveness of an organization. Students will be exposed to generic analytics modeling as well specialization in the areas or marketing, operations, and business strategy. Through applied learning techniques such as problem based learning and work placement students will be able to apply their learning to real world problems.

Future - Business Analytics experts are currently in high demand, especially with the opportunity to leverage high volume and variety of data, available in today’s digital world, to support business strategy, enhance customer experience, and, solve real life problems in real time. Graduates from this program have opportunities to work in various sectors, including IT, Retail, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Health, Education sectors.

Business - Human Resources

Why this course - The most valuable resources of any business are the people who work there – the human resources. Business and government leaders now recognize that human resources must be managed more effectively if companies are to increase productivity in today’s competitive market. Human Resources graduates have been trained to assist in the HR development process.

The student also has an opportunity in the program to take a minor specialization in either accounting or marketing through their business elective selections.

Future - Graduates of the Human Resources Programs find employment in the following areas: human resources administration, recruitment and selection, wage and salary administration, training and development, labour relations, workplace safety, management and supervisory positions, accounting, marketing, or information systems, depending on the student’s minor area of study.


Dental Hygiene

Why this course -

  • Graduate in 24 months with a unique six-term program delivery.
  • Exceptional pre-clinical practice and clinical opportunities in Niagara College’s new, state-of-the-art, fully operational dental clinic.
  • Unique interprofessional education opportunities as part of an allied health team.
  • Access hands-on learning opportunities through comprehensive and varied placement experiences. Accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC).
  • Graduates are eligible to write the entry to practice National Dental Hygiene Certification Board exam (NDHCB) then become a registered dental hygienist in Ontario following successful completion of the NDHCB.

Future -

  • Community health setting
  • Dental research
  • Educational institution
  • General dental practice
  • Hospital dental facility
  • Independent dental hygiene practice
  • Long-term care facility
  • Specialty dental practice

Graphic design

Why this course - Hands-on, experiential learning in state-of-the-art design studios and computer labs equipped with iMacs and Wacom tablets.

Emphasis on the theoretical and practical application of design principles.

Over 1,800 hours of practical design studio and production experience.

Graduates find employment in one of Canada’s largest industries in small studios and large design departments working with photographers, illustrators, writers, marketing strategists, typographers and printers.

Future -

  • Graphic designer (freelance or in-house)