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

Chemical Engineering Technology graduate Mark Holley

Mark Holley graduated from Sheridan's Chemical Engineering Technology program in 1987.

Take a look where he is now...

Architecture Week 2017

Architecture Week was a huge success! Thanks to the 125 Arch Tech student participants who engaged and enjoyed, the faculty who gave their time, energy and enthusiasm and the out-of-the-box thinking that was evident throughout the week's activities.

With a 36’ long 1:1 piece resulting from the detailing exercise, the Sierpinski Tetrahedron Math extravaganza, a studio charrette, Thea Kurdi’s lecture ‘Who are we designing for’, the design of an 8’x8’x10’high Story Pod, the (almost) famous Historic walking tour of Toronto and ‘busting down the roof’ where 52 roof structure models were built to be busted, it was a week to remember!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to Arch Tech week 2017! It was a success because of all of you!

2016-17 Valedictorian Pablo Newallo

Congratulations to Pablo Newallo, graduating with an Electrical Engineering Technician diploma, and one of two Faculty of Applied Science and Technology Valedictorians.

Pablo had great things to say about his experience at STC's Electrical Engineering Technician program. "Dan Hammond [the Program Coordinator] supported me before I even accepted the offer. He took the time to show me around STC, to explain the program and answer all my questions. He made me really want to learn at Sheridan," a decision that Pablo did not regret! "The faculty believed in me and supported me. And here I am, Valedictorian!”

With the hopes of returning to STC for an Apprenticeship program, Pablo is excited about where his Electrical Engineering Technician ​diploma will take him.

Congratulations, Pablo. An honour well-deserved.

Electric Vehicle Challenge

Congratulations to the Mechanical Engineering students who participated in the Waterloo Electric Vehicle Challenge on May 27th. Not only is Sheridan pioneering college level involvement in this challenge being the second College to compete, but they took first for the 24v College-level race, and placed 8th overall.

Already thinking of improvements, Electronics and Computer Engineering students are looking at putting an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi in place of a smaller, more efficient motor.

Special thanks to Lawrence Porter, Electronics Engineering Technician, for his help in pulling the Electrical Vehicle Challenge together. And congratulations to everyone who was involved in this awesome undertaking!

Chem Students on Tour

Third-year Chemical Engineering Technology students visited Blue-Zone Technologies, a medical clean technologies company located in Concord.

The highlight of the visit was a tour of their demonstration plant where anesthetic gases collected from hospitals across Ontario are processed for recycling and reuse.

During the trip, students learned that anesthetics are potent greenhouse gases that have a 20-year global warming impact up to 3,766 times greater than CO2. They also discovered how Blue-Zone applies chemical engineering theory in its efforts to tackle this issue.

Thanks for an enlightening and informative tour, Blue Zone.

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 Amjed Majeed, Associate Dean
School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology

Dave Wackerlin, Associate Dean
School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships


Sep 19

Architecture Week 2017

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