Applied Computing


Sheridan’s Applied Computing programs prepare you to respond to the rapidly evolving field of Information and Communication Technology. You’ll experience hands-on learning in leading-edge topics like information systems security, mobile and wireless technology, web development, computer programming, software engineering and development, interactive media management, database development and internet communications technology.

The School of Applied Computing offers a spectrum of 11 computer programs covering different credentials including:

  • 2-year Diplomas
  • 3-year Advanced Diplomas
  • 4-year Degrees
  • 1-year Graduate Certificates

Many of the computing programs have subtle differences that can be challenging to decipher. Please feel free to contact us to help you understand the differences between the 11 programs, and to help you find the best program for your interests, skills and goals.


Sheridan Team Designs NewPneu, a Cost-Effective System for Diagnosing Childhood Pneumonia in Low-Resource Settings

Dr. Tarek El Salti, from the Mobile Computing program and his research student, Warren Zajac presented their work: "NewPneu: A Novel Cost Effective mHealth System for Diagnosing Childhood Pneumonia in Low-Resource Settings” at the 10th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics, and Mobile Communication Conference University of British Columbia, Oct 17th to 19th.

Exciting Travel Opportunity for a FAST Student Researcher

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for Sheridan student, Mark Beauchamp, of the Mobile Computing Program in the School of Applied Computing.

As a student researcher with the Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) doing applied research with award-winning and cutting-edge industry partner Cloud DX, Mark has been asked to demonstrate the integration of various technologies during Cloud DX’s presentation at the Yukon Medical Association’s Virtual Care Summit this coming weekend.

We look forward to hearing about Mark's experience and are proud that he will be representing Sheridan's School of Applied Computing in the Yukon.

Good luck, Mark!

2019 CBC Cybersecurity article

The cybersecurity field continues to evolve, and is continually in-demand. While it has been largely dominated by males, females are starting to realize their own potential in cybersecurity.

Have a look at why women and men alike should consider studies (and a career) in this evolving, relevant field, not only to improve the gender equality but for their potential to realize a bright future.

Cross-Faculty team wins first place at local Hackathon!

NUVO Network hosted its first Hackathon in Burlington on October 5th & 6th in support of the United Way of Halton & Hamilton.

Its purpose was to identify opportunities, gaps and solutions for reaching the community and delivering local services. The two-day event brought together emerging business leaders, software developers, designers, and philanthropists in an intense collaboration.

All teams were formed on the spot, given 24 hours, and challenged to create an innovative way to increase youth involvement in their communities through volunteering and other initiatives. And a Sheridan team won first place!

Samina Khaliq and Bilha Ghedeon from the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST) Mobile Computing Degree Program joined forces with Galaxia Wu and Andreja Morrison from the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design (FAAD) Interaction Design Degree Program and proved that Sheridan students are a force!

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone for their innovation, collaboration and creativity!

Contacts Trafalgar and Davis


Pat Burns
Associate Dean, Trafalgar
Ext. 2451

Sarah Deazevedo
Academic Portfolio Administrator, Trafalgar
Ext. 2586

Christina Spadafora
Program Support Specialist, Trafalgar
Ext. 5471



Dr Mardy Frazer
Associate Dean, Davis
Ext. 5707

Daniella Ceci
Academic Portfolio Administrator, Davis
Ext. 5171

Ashley Churchill
Program Support Specialist, Davis
Ext. 5134

Applied Computing at Sheridan

The School of Applied Computing offers a spectrum of 11 computer programs covering different credentials including: 2-year Diplomas, 3-year Advanced Diplomas, 4-year Degrees and 1-year Graduate Certificates. Many of our computing programs have subtle differences that can be difficult to decipher. Please feel free to get in touch to understand the differences in programs.

Most of the Applied Computing programs are offered at both campuses with the exception of Information Systems Security, Mobile Computing, Interactive Media Management and Game Development Advanced programming, all of which are offered at Trafalgar. Information Technology Support Services is offered at Davis.

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