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.


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!

Interactive Media Management Alumni Success Stories

The Interactive Media Management program has produced a number of successful alumni, including:

Fatima Remtullah, a Senior Product Manager at Rangle.
Clara Ghandour, the lead interaction designer for Cineplex Entertainment’s Living Room applications.
Chanelle Francis, a full-time developer at Critical Mass.
Elaine Train, a UX/UI Designer at Venngage.

These four alumni have shared their stories of entering the industry and tips for current IMM students.

2019 Co-op on the EDGE feature

Co-op on the EDGE, Sheridan’s new co-op option for entrepreneurial students, allows students to complete a placement in the Entrepreneurship Discovery and Growth Engine (EDGE) hub by creating their own business. This year, five out of the six co-op students represent FAST as they come from the Bachelor of Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program.

While they may be from the same program, the students each bring their own perspective, having different entrepreneurial backgrounds and experience, including web design, gaming, music applications and more. Keep up the good work, EDGE students!

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.

Connect with us today to learn more.