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

IMM Pre Apprenticeship 2017

Come to Sheridan's Skills Training Centre at 407 Iroquois Shore Road on Tuesday, April 4th for an info session on Sheridan's Industrial Mechanic Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship program.

Learn about this amazing, government sponsored program that's fully funded through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD). Meet the Program Coordinator and complete an application.

Candidates will be selected based on applications, work experience, pre-admission evaluations and interviews.

Creative Chemistry hits the Hub

Taking chemistry to the people, Creative Chemistry hit the MakerSpace Creative Hub at the Brampton Four Corners llibrary during March Break. Children and parents were engaged and excited about chemistry and science. With a total of 62 attendees, the event was nothing shy of a huge success.

Here's what some of the young chemists had to say about Creative Chemistry:

"fun, fun, fun"
"If I were to rate this 1 to 100000000000000 I would give you 100000000000000"
"The creative chemistrey event was fun and I really enjoyed it. Will it come back next year. Plese do :):)"

2017 Architectural Technology Charette

HMC B-wing will experience its first Architectural Technology Design Charette. On Tuesday, March 21st, the School of Architectural Technology will be fully engaged in an all-school design charette. Arch Tech students, sign up for a team outside B420 during the week of March 13th. Not only do bragging rights accompany the winning projects, you could be entered to win court-side Raptors tickets.

2017 Genius of the Year Award is no small title

We have long since known our Applied Computing students are exceedingly bright, but Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering student, Julien Arpin, has made it public.

Julien was named 2017 Genius of the Year - America by The World Genius Directory. Julien is amongst 0.002% of the population with an IQ of 162.

Sharing the knowledge

Wonderful things happen when great minds collaborate. Professors from Sheridan, Cranfield University and the University of Guelph joined forces to produce the research paper and video 'Two-way Valorization of Blast Furnace Slag: Synthesis of Precipitated Calcium Carbonate and Zeolitic Heavy Metal Adsorbent.'

Published by Jove, producer of video solutions to increase scientific research and learning, the research project is Open Access and available for all to view.

Applied Chemical's collaboration with Drystill wins PEO Engineering project of the year

Sheridan's Applied Chemical and Environmental Science's collaboration project with Drystill Holdings won the York Chapter Professional Engineers Ontario’s Project of the Year Award for the Small Company category!

The objective of the Engineering Project of the Year Award is to recognize the contribution by an organization that has undertaken or completed an outstanding technical project within the past year. Sheridan's collaboration with Drystill Holdings produced Pass-Through Distillation - The Bioeconomy Game-Changer which won the PEO York Chapter’s Project of the Year Award for a small company. Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) won the large-sized company project of the year for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension and Mircom won for The Making of an Intelligent Building (medium-sized company).

Congratulations to the School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences and to Drystill Holdings for a wonderful accomplishment!

Faculty Administrators

Dr. Iain R McNab, Dean
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

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

Philip Stubbs, Associate Dean
School of Applied Computing, Davis

Ricardo Hoar, Associate Dean
School of Applied Computing, Trafalgar

Dave Wackerlin, Associate Dean
School of Architectural Technology

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

Dave Wackerlin, Associate Dean
School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships


Apr 04

Industrial Mechanic Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship Program Info Session

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May 15

Cyber Security Symposium 2017

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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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Applied Computing

Architectural Technology

Chemical and Environmental Sciences


Skilled Trades

Technology Fundamentals