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

Summer 2016 MakerSpace

Join us this summer at MakerSpace Creative Hub at The Brampton Four Corners Library. Sessions on Robotics, SketchUp, Web Design and 3D printing will keep your brain active and your time well-spent. All programs are free of charge and open to a variety of ages.

Shannon Pirie

Inspirational in a learning environment, Shannon teaches to students to draw on real-life examples and pay attention to their surroundings. As an active Architectural Technology professor and Research Coordinator for the School of Architectural Technology, Shannon uses creativity in and out of the classroom to make learning relevant, engaging and inspiring.

Chocosol receives special acknowledgement in OAAAS Newsletter

Architectural Technology's ChocoSol Project carried a mission to achieve energy efficiency in architectural technologies for an actual downtown Toronto client; the Chocolate Factory.

Congratulations to all participants of the National Skills Competition

Congratulations to Kacper Lasecki, third-year Tool & Die apprentice in Sheridan's School of Skilled Trades, for earning bronze at the 2016 National Skills Competition. Kacper took third at the Skills Canada National Competition’s Precision Machining Contest.

Shauna Kay-Jones, 2015-16 Valedictorian

A motivated and charismatic Applied Computing student, Shauna Kay-Jones eloquently represented the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology at the Thursday evening Convocation as Valedictorian.

Being a regular in the spotlight at Sheridan, Shauna spoke to her peers with a moving and inspirational Valedictory address. With many credentials under her belt, Shauna is the embodiment of what we hope Sheridan students will embrace. Involvement, hard work, engagement, self-betterment and success.

Artistry meets Engineering

Canadian artist, Oliver Tiura, partnered with Sheridan's Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) to produce a sculptural exhibition entitled 'Eternal Bronze meets 3D Printing'. The results are nothing shy of impressive!

FAST Awards 2016

Faculty awards are one way of recognizing and honouring the accomplishments and successes of our students.

Award recipients, awards donors, faculty members and guests joined together on May 17th at the Trafalgar Conference Centre to recognize the hard work and tremendous effort of the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST) students.

These awards not only represent the excellence of our students, but the respect Sheridan receives from the community in developing talent and producing skilled, capable graduates. FAST is grateful to our awards donors for their continued support of our students.

With determined students, supportive partnerships and a committed faculty, FAST sets the bar impressively high, year after year. Congratulations to all our award recipients!

Faculty Administrators

Dr. Iain R McNab, Dean

Dr. Farzad Rayegani PEng, FEC, Associate Dean
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Technology

Dave Wackerlin, Associate Dean

Architectural Technology 

Terry Davison, Acting Associate Dean

Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences

Joe Varrasso, Associate Dean
Applied Computing (Trafalgar)

Philip Stubbs, Associate Dean
Applied Computing (Davis)

Alan Reid, Associate Dean
Skilled Trades


May 17

FAST Awards 2016

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Our Faculty

Our faculty have deep industry expertise, inspiring information and a strong drive to give you a great undergraduate education.

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Architectural Technology

Chemical and Environmental Sciences

Digital Media and Gaming


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