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.


2019 Applied Computing Capstones

The Capstone project is built into the curriculum of a student's final year of their program, and requires them to draw on the cumulative knowledge and skills they've learned throughout their studies. Students form teams and engage with an actual industry partner to develop a technological solution to a real-world business problem. In addition to being useful for the industry partner, these projects are evaluated during an annual Showcase event in which the students display the problem they worked on and present their solution.

Three Applied Computing programs carry Capstones: Software Development Network Engineering (SDNE), Systems Analyst and Mobile Computing. The Capstone Showcases took place in December when a total of 34 teams from 3 different programs presented their solutions.

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!

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



Mark Orlando
Associate Dean, Davis
Ext. 2511

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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