Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

About the Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST) provides a purposeful and nimble post secondary education.

At FAST, we provide practical, hands-on learning opportunities that can be carried from the classroom to the workforce. Our high-intensity and industry-renowned programs equip you with relevant knowledge and real-world problem solving skills.

From computing to engineering, architectural technology to chemistry and skilled trades, as a FAST graduate, you’ll have more opportunities in a rapidly changing world.

  • Programs 35
  • Students 7,000
  • 2013-14 Applied Computing Research projects 20+
  • 2013-14 CAMDT/MEET Research Projects 40+

Faculty Highlights

2020 Skills Sheridan

Skills Sheridan Competition 2020 is March 4th!

Sheridan Skills is an annual event that engages our students in a day-long skills competition. Where this exciting new tradition began in Skilled Trades, we are now seeing it expand to include other FAST schools and Sheridan College as a whole.

Competitors will work through one discipline-specific challenge to compete for cash prizes AND bragging rights. If you've ever wanted to test your skills and knowledge, this competition is for you!

2020 Vision Conference

Associate Dean, Amjed Majeed, and Professor Hooman Nabovati of the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology are proud to be presenting at The 2020 Vision of the Future Conference in Brantford on February 20th. This is a STEAM event for high school students who will be exposed to various technologies and ideas, then asked to imagine what 2050 and beyond might look like.

Almost 600 students will participate in two workshops offered by local colleges and universities as well as a science fiction writer, industry and business representatives presenting cool stuff such as wearable technology, robotics, electric vehicles, and more. Many disciplines and subject areas are covered. The keynote speaker (GregLindsay.org) is a futurist, among other things.

We're pleased to offer a workshop on Mechatronics and Engineering Systems. Through a hands-on activity, students will learn fundamental concepts and applications of different proximity sensors in mechatronic systems, including photoelectric, inductive and capacitive sensors.

The Brantford campus of Wilfrid Laurier University and the Sanderson Performing Arts Centre co-host this event.

Skilled Trades represents at 'A Future that Fits'

We were so pleased to be able to represent Sheridan at the 2nd Annual “A Future that Fits” event held at the Velodrome in Milton. The event welcomed over 1,700 grade 10 students from the Halton District School Board. Students enjoyed hands-on activities and learned about Specialist High Skills Major programs as well as the successful careers these programs can lead to in this day-long event.

David Bradley, representing Sheridan College and the School of Skilled Trades, was onsite to help students explore and learn more about SHSM programming and career opportunities in the skilled trades. A big thank you to the organizers of 'A Future that Fits' for inviting us to attend and educate high school students about careers in the Skilled Trades, and to David Bradley for representing the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology.

Collaboration on Eco System Art

The School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship partnered with FAAD and Sheridan's Creative Campus to create a unique greenhouse supporting an ecosystem services project. This type of project defines a truly collaborative spirit which we anticipate will be the first of many collaborations to come.

Providing welding & electrical expertise, STC was proud to participate in this inter-disciplinary project, the fabrication of which was revealed at the Skilled Trades Centre on November 22nd. What happens next? Watch for an upcoming Insider article about this project.

Faculty Administrators

Vertha Coligan, Dean
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

Dave Wackerlin, Associate Dean
School of Architectural Technology,
School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences

Mark Orlando, Associate Dean
School of Applied Computing, Davis

Pat Burns, Associate Dean
School of Applied Computing, Trafalgar

Dr. Amjed Majeed, Associate Dean

School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology

Daniel Liao, Associate Dean
School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship

Dr. Michelle Chrétien, Director
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)



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