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

Well Deserved Recognition

It speaks highly when a student nominates their professor for an award. Terry Chengal, Sheridan Quality Assurance graduate, submitted a short essay nominating Dr. Mozammel Khan for the 'My Quality Hero' title. The title celebrates extraordinary quality professionals who inspired and changed the lives of others. We are proud to congratulate Dr. Khan, as one of the recipients of the title, from over 350 nominations.

Dr. Mozammel Khan taught in Sheridan's School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology for over 26 years, starting in 1994. While the duration of his contribution is evident, the impact he had on his students is clearly significant. Chengal recounted Dr Khan's "... sense of humour, honesty, integrity and genuine concern for his students."

Congratulations, Dr Khan, for receiving recognition as 'a quality hero'; it reinforces the significant impact you had on your students and the Quality Assurance program at Sheridan.

Engaging students outside the classroom and making it count!

Architectural Technology's Dan Acimovic led three Architectural Technology students in a hands-on, co-curricular record (CCR) project for Habitat for Humanity. Yu Ning Su (Samma), Mackenzie Mehring and Helly Pragneshkumar Shah were instrumental in preparing building permit drawings for a renovation and an addition to an existing home in Milton, owned by Habitat for Humanity, slated to be given to a deserving family with a physically challenged child.

The project revolved around accessibility renovations and preparing existing and proposed drawings for a ground floor bedroom, a large bathroom renovation and an exterior elevation reconfiguration. Also required was the preparation of a site plan, floor plans and elevations, as well as building permit drawings, for a new exterior ramp that allowed for wheelchair access to the main floor.

Dan worked with Christina Wiggins, from the CCR office, to ensure that the student's hard work was recognized, and co-curricular credit given. What an outstanding example of how Sheridan students, as well as the community, can benefit from partnerships.

FAST Awards 2020

We are pleased to announce our 2020 Faculty of Applied Science and Technology award recipients. Year-after-year there are so many outstanding students who deserve acknowledgement. The 2019-2020 award recipient's year have gone above and beyond, serving as outstanding role models for their peers and achieving a high level of academic success.

In the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology , we take great pride in the accomplishments of our students as they prepare for their future. We are exceptionally grateful to our awards donors for recognizing how truly impressive and noteworthy our students are. We couldn't celebrate our students, to the extent that we do, without our donor's continued and generous support.

Please join us, virtually, in congratulating our 2020 FAST Award recipients.

Advanced Manufacturing Students Impress Industry Partner, Signifi Solutions

Students in the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology's Advanced Manufacturing Management program had the outstanding experience of working with Signifi Solutions, a leader in the automated retail industry, providing customizable and innovative business designs.

Three Signifi Solutions research projects were undertaken with successful results
• Plant layout and material handling optimization
• Gap analysis and implementation plan to prepare for ISO certification
• Gap analysis and implementation plan to prepare for an external Health and Safety audit as per Ontario Health and Safety regulations

In the Advanced Manufacturing Management Program, customer satisfaction is an important metric and key element of success. Feedback from the Plant Manager, after presenting their three projects, was nothing short of positive.

'All three teams did a fantastic job of staying to the scope of their project. They did a phenomenal job of capturing what we needed, and this will help us with our next steps. There is not enough gratitude we can send their way. We hope this will forge the Sheridan and Signifi relationship so we can move forward in future semesters with more students.'

Faculty Administrators

Vertha Coligan, Dean
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

Dave Wackerlin, Associate Dean
School of Architectural Technology,
School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences

Mark Orlando, Associate Dean
School of Applied Computing, Davis

Pat Burns, Associate Dean
School of Applied Computing, Trafalgar

Dr. Amjed Majeed, Associate Dean

School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology

Daniel Liao, Associate Dean
School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship

Dr. Michelle Chrétien, Director
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)



Mar 23

FAST offices operating virtually

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