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.


Fishackathon 2018

First organized in 2014 to create digital solutions to the sustainability of fisheries, Fishackathon brings together thousands of concerned designers, developers, and subject matter experts for a weekend build of practical tech solutions to endemic problems defined by the world’s most respected fisheries experts.

Teams gathered in 40+ cities around the world from February 10th-11th, 2018 to design, develop and demo for their solutions to distinguished judges. Fishackathon Toronto was held at Toronto City Hall on and included over 150 participants.

Team InFinniFish, led by Sheridan SDNE undergrad Alvin Ramoutar and including Aunan Hamlet, from Sheridan's SDNE program, Gordon Stevens from Centennial, Jonathan Ramnauth from Humber and Steve Sharp, Fanshawe graduate, edged into the runner up position for their team's solution.

Way to go InFinniFish! Congrats on a great showing.

2017 Software Development Network Engineering Capstones

Students in their final year of the Software Development Network Engineering program put forth an impressive effort in their year-long Capstone projects. The Capstone project represents a solution to a real problem of a real client, and the student determination, spanning the course of a year, is significant!

The effort put into all Capstone projects was inspiring and the results notable. All Capstone students deserve a HUGE congratulations for their focused attention, motivation and tireless efforts to develop a solution to their Capstone challenge. Four team finalists presented their solution and competed in the Capstone Showcase in January.

Find out about each of the finalists Capstone project.

Capstone Competition highlights - Systems Analyst

Few things are more rewarding to a faculty member than watching a student's transition from an inexperienced first year student to an innovative young graduate. And nothing punctuates this transformation more than the Capstone Competition.

The Capstone Competitions represent the cumulative work of a team of Sheridan students in response to an industry problem. Student teams work, throughout the course of the year, on a comprehensive project which is integrated into the course curriculum. The Capstone project is a real problem of a real client, and the student effort is nothing short of spectacular.

Congratulations to all teams who participated, especially G-Rated who were our first place winners!

Skills Ontario Competition 2017

Congratulations to all Sheridan participants at the 2017 Skills Ontario competition. You not only represented Sheridan, you raised the bar for what can be accomplished.

Congratulations to all our participants and award winners and good luck in the next stage of the Skills Competitions.

2017 Coop Student of the Year awards

The Faculty of Applied Science and Technology was proud to celebrate the successes of our Coop Students of the year on Tuesday, March 28th.

Congratulations to FAST's Coop Student of the Year recipients, Harmandeep Singh Sidhu, for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology (pictured on the left) and Catherine Poehlman, for Applied Computing (pictured on the right).

Catharine was further celebrated as the recipient of the prestigious EWO (Education at Work Ontario) Coop student of the year award. EWO is the voice of post secondary cooperative education in Ontario and the award reflects a significant province-wide accomplishment.

Congratulations Harmandeep and Catharine. You make us proud!

Contacts Trafalgar

Philip Stubbs
Associate Dean, Davis and Trafalgar
Ext. 2203

Rebecca Moore
Academic Portfolio Administrator, Davis and Trafalgar
Ext. 2263

Cathy Runciman
Program Support Specialist, Trafalgar
Ext. 2339

Christina Spadafora
Program Support Specialist, Davis
Ext. 5471

Contacts Davis

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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