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 Google Developer Group Cloud Computing Workshop

Responsive. Agile. You asked and we delivered... online.

On Saturday, March 14th we joined, online, the Head of Google North America, Developer Ecosystem for an informative overview of Cloud Computing using the Google Cloud Platform. This online workshop included launching, resizing, managing and monitoring a Virtual Machine Instance.

2020 Skills Sheridan Competition

The highly anticipated, 3rd Annual Skills Sheridan Competition took place at the Davis Campus on Wednesday, March 4th. This exciting event began with the School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship in 2018, and is now a college-wide competition.

This year, we had 12 sponsors and over 200 students participating in 14 competitions. These numbers are expected to grow in the coming years. Also new this year was the inclusion of Dual Credit students from local high schools participating in the Electrical-Residential competition.

Our utmost gratitude for the day's success goes out to our sponsors, the many Sheridan staff involved from various schools and departments, and especially to our awesome participating students. A great day from start to finish

2020 Women in the Trades

Over 100 female high school students from Peel region braved a snowy day to attend Skills Ontario's Women in the Trades event on Feb 26th at the Davis Campus.

Mackenzie Gillan, a recent graduate of a skilled trades program and an employed Powerline Technician, delivered the keynote address offering a glimpse into her occupational journey. After her keynote, Mackenzie joined an impressive panel of six women in trades and technology who shared their experiences, challenges, doubts, solutions and rewards around being a woman in traditionally male-dominated professions.

After lunch, the young women had the opportunity to get 'hands-on' in the Welding and Electrical Labs at the Skilled Trades Centre, and participate in planned activities.

It was an honour to be able to provide an engaged group of young women a female perspective into skilled trades and technology, and allowing them the chance to learn about potential careers they may not have considered previously.

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.

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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