Sheridan College - Overview & Background

Previously called Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology and commonly known as Sheridan College, the Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is located in Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1967.

The college houses the following schools:

  • Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design
  • Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies
  • Faculty of Applied Science & Technology
  • Pilon School of Business
  • Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Continuing & Professional Studies

The college has 3 campuses - Trafalgar Road Campus located in Oakville (a town in Southern Ontario), Davis Campus located in Brampton (a city in Southern Ontario) and Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga.

  • The Trafalgar Road campus is the main campus of Sheridan College. This campus houses the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design which is known as Canada's largest art school.
  • The Davis Campus offers courses in community services, engineering & technology, and applied for health programs. 
  • The Hazel McCallion Campus is located in the city of Mississauga, which is Canada’s sixth-largest city. This is where the Pilon School of Business is located. As the business school is located here, it offers business diplomas, degrees and graduate certificates. In addition, some courses in architecture, arts and design, humanities and social sciences are offered here.






University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

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University City

Oakville, Brampton, Mississauga, Ontario
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Campus Size

145 acres

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Official Website Link

Sheridan College, United States

Contact Details

+1 307-675-0505


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The main research centres in Sheridan are :

  • The Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)
  • Centre for Elder Research
  • Screen Industries Research and Training Center (SIRT)
  • The Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI)

Sheridan has state-of-the-art libraries at the Davis, Trafalgar, and Hazel McCallion Campuses. Sheridan’s Library have on offer necessary academic supports, innovative technology, and relevant technology.

Financial Aid

There is a wide range of scholarships and bursaries offered by Sheridan College exclusively for international students.

Fifteen scholarships valued at $1,000 each are available to Sheridan international students enrolled in full-time (excludes co-op) in certificate, diploma or postgraduate programs (Bachelor Degrees excluded) for the Winter 2020 term. 

Another source of financial aid is the International EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Award. This award seeks to recognize international students who have completed the Sheridan's EAP program with a General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate and are continuing their education in one of Sheridan's full-time post-secondary programs. This award is of $500 for students continuing into the Certificate, Diploma and Postgraduate programs. 

Under International Students Medical Expense Bursary, medical expense bursaries of up to a maximum of $500 are provided for Sheridan international students (joint degrees excluded). This bursary is available to international students who have run out of their pocket medical expenses which are not covered by their health insurance plan.

Jobs and Placements

Sheridan College offers various support services to help students make informed decisions related to their career. You can get in touch with the center if you are looking for work opportunities, preparing for interviews or developing your portfolio. They also invite employers to hire diploma and certificate course graduates.

The top employers recruiting students from the college are :

  • RBC Bank
  • Day & Ross Group
  • Mosaic Sales Solutions
  • Seradex Web Services Inc.

Notable Alumni

Some famous alumni from Sheridan College include :

  • Steven Ackroyd, former Canadian football safety and wide receiver for the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League
  • Ian H. Cooper and Marcel B. Aucoin, were Canadian fashion designers who founded "Ian & Marcel" 
  • Philip Hoffman, Canadian experimental filmmaker and a member of the faculty of York University.
  • Zaib Shaikh, Canadian actor, writer, and director. He was named Canada's Consul General in Los Angeles
  • Amanda Strong, Michif Indigenous filmmaker, media artist and stop-motion director based out of the unceded Coast Salish territory
  • Nicole Power, Canadian actress, best known for her role as Shannon Ross in Kim's Convenience.
  • Michael John Kricfalusi, known professionally as John K., is a Canadian illustrator, blogger, voice actor and former animator
  • Brent Leroy Butt, Canadian actor, comedian, and screenwriter. He is best known for his role as Brent Leroy on the CTV sitcom Corner Gas
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Residential Options

The Davis campus at Brampton and the Trafalgar Road Campus have residence options for students. The former has a capacity to house 350 students while the latter has two blocks of residences housing around 824 students.

The apartments are fully furnished and air-conditioned. They are also secure with 24-hour security. These residences also have common games rooms, movie lounges, kitchens and gyms.    
International students are advised to arrange for housing prior to reaching Sheridan. Please consult the housing guide available here.

If you do not wish to live on campus, these sites Places 4 Students and Kijiji should help you arrange for a residence near Sheridan.

If you want to live with a local Canadian family and experience the local culture, homestay options are also available. Sheridan refers students to the following Homestay providers:- Homadorma and Homestay Connection. 

Sheridan College Location

You can get to Davis Campus in Brampton by bus, subway, taxi or Uber from downtown Toronto. The distance is approx. 40 km if you drive. The bus takes approx. one and half hours from Toronto.

Oakville is about 40 km away and 30 minutes’ drive from downtown Toronto and only an hour's drive from Niagara Falls.Mississauga is approximately 30 km from Toronto and the drive should take you half an hour. Additionally, you can take a bus or train which takes about the same time.

Sheridan College Map Location

Address: 1 Whitney Way, Sheridan, WY 82801, United States

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