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

SecTor 2018

Sheridan's very own Information Systems Security (ISS) Program Coordinator, Nick Johnston, will be speaking on a panel at SecTor 2018, the annual National IT Security Conference.

SecTor 2018 is being held on October 2nd and 3rd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) in the South Building on the 800 level. With seven tracks including technical, management, security fundamentals, tools and sponsor, the schedule is packed with exciting speakers and activities providing significant value, annually, to the security community.

Ceremonial Mace Design Challenge

You could earn the honour of being THE designer of Sheridan's ceremonial mace.

For use at convocation and other important Sheridan events, Sheridan's
ceremonial mace will embody and reflect Sheridan’s unique identity.

Individual Sheridan students or Sheridan student-employee teams comprised of at least 50% student members are eligible to participate. The design will be 100% Sheridan, from concept to production, using Sheridan's workshops and facilities.

Get involved, get creative and get busy designing our first-ever ceremonial mace!

Design submissions are due by midnight on September 20th.

2018 Camp Einstein

Our Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences crew connected with young, budding scientists at the City of Brampton's “Camp Einstein” this summer. During the month of August, campers betwee the ages of 5 and 11 attended one-week camp sessions where they got to make slime, learn about what chemicals do for us and our world, and explore the electric car.

Special thanks to Terry Davison, Applied Chemical and Environmental Science's Associate Dean, Agnes Sochalska and Co-op students Shelley and Simranjeet.

Arch Tech collaboration with the Small Arms Society

As engaged members of the architectural community, Ken Snell and Shannon Pirie, both frequently heard names from the School of Architectural Technology, have been significantly involved with The Small Arms Society (SAS) in Mississauga. SAS is a non-profit corporation under the Ontario Corporations Act which strives to represent the community in the preservation and re-purposing of the Small Arms Inspection Building into a Creative Hub.

The building and land, located in the City of Mississauga, were acquired in April 2017. To help address a seating shortage in the facility, students from Architectural Technology program collaborated with students from Furniture Making to produce stool-storage boxes that achieve both a period-style and functional aesthetic.

Collaborations are such wonderful opportunities to bring talent and knowledge from different disciplines together, to create. This proved to be a fun, exploratory collaboration that ended in the production of 20 units for use at the Small Arms Society.

Craig Brazil at the Taiwan Skills Competition 2018

Professor Craig Brazil, from the School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship, recently returned from an amazing educational and cultural experience in Taichung, Taiwan. The Taiwanese Government and Worldskills Taiwan invited Craig to join 12 other Skill Competition Managers and Chief Experts in evaluating practices and procedures, and judging methods in a variety of Skilled Trade and Vocational competitions.

Craig was selected because of his significant role as the Skills Competition Manager for the Industrial Mechanic Millwright (IMM) competition at Worldskills Abu Dhabi last year. His experience in Taiwan gave him a unique perspective to explore how things are done. Craig said his experience abroad will enhance what he brings to the classroom, and to his students, this year.

Craig's expertise in IMM makes him a sought after resource for skills competitions. He'll be heading to Kazan, Russia in 2019 to enjoy another year of being a Skills Competition Manager.

Pedal-powered water purification system

In October 2017, Craig Brazil, professor and coordinator of Sheridan’s Industrial Mechanical Millwright (IMM) program, along with Simon Heathcote, Lab Manager in the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST), had a leading role at Worldskills Abu Dhabi, with Craig serving as the IMM Competition Manager.

One initiative that came out of World Skills Abu Dhabi 2017 was the sustainable Test Project, which aimed to increase access to clean water. To continue this work, we’re proud to announce that Sheridan College has partnered with DHL Trade Fairs and Events GmbH to donate six pedal powered water pump and purification bikes to UNIDO.

Faculty Administrators

Dave Wackerlin, Interim Vice Dean
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

Terry Davison, Associate Dean
School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences and School of Architectural Technology

Dr. Mardy Frazer, 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



Oct 13

2018 Robotics Expo

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Oct 20

2018 Brampton Tech Fair

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