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 Sec Tor Security Education Conference

SecTor 2019 is coming to Toronto October 7-10. We're pleased to announce that Sheridan's own Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) Program Coordinator, Nick Johnston, is slated to sit on the FAIL Panel on October 9th from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s South Building in downtown Toronto, SecTor has keynote speakers from the most respected and trusted IT industry’s experts. SecTor is a must attend event for every IT Professional.

2019 CMI Showcase

On Wednesday, June 19th, Sheridan’s Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) welcomed local industry partners and the College’s faculty researchers and students, to a celebration of their research achievements and a formal opening of the CMI.

The evening was led by Master of Ceremonies and Vice Provost of Research, Andrea England, and featured remarks from Provost and Vice President, Academic, Dr. Melanie Spence-Ariemma, and CMI Director, Dr. Ed Sykes. Industry and Community partners were visibly impressed with our student researchers learning of their research projects and insights as they toured the CMI. Many offering accolades throughout the evening for the impressive knowledge of the students, guests enjoyed a light dinner, certificate presentations to both student researchers and faculty research leads recognizing their significant efforts at the CMI. The evening concluded with a Kahoot! quiz to test the guests’ knowledge of CMI, and the event wrapped up as a success.

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

Pat Burns
Associate Dean, Trafalgar
Ext. 2451

Dr Mardy Frazer
Associate Dean, Davis
Ext. 5707

Irene Holford
Academic Portfolio Administrator, Trafalgar
Ext. 8021

Christina Spadafora
Program Support Specialist, Trafalgar
Ext. 5471

Daniella Ceci
Academic Portfolio Administrator, Davis
Ext. 5171

Leslie Waddell
Program Support Specialist, Davis
Ext. 5082

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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