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Brief Introduction

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. 


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), and 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.

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. 


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.

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

The Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies offers education in health care, nursing, education, social services, child and youth care, public safety and community studies.

Fields of Study 

1. Community Studies

The School of Community Studies offers courses that relate to careers in Social Services, Child and youth programs and community outreach. The school has staff who are actively related to Community-related careers. They are thus able to keep in touch with the latest trends in the field which in turn benefits the students. The School also boasts of state-of-the-art labs wherein students gain an experiential learning experience. As in all courses in Sheridan, the college emphasizes site-field studies which prepare students to jump-start their careers without any need for further training on the job. 

2. Education

The Oakville and Brampton campuses offer courses which lead to a Diploma or   Bachelor in  Early Childhood education. Further, an educational Support Diploma is also offered. The school has a strong well-qualified faculty which leads to a high-quality degree and diploma programs. 

3. Applied Health

The School of Applied Health offers programs which lead to careers in promoting health and wellness in animals and people. The four Ontario College Certificate programs provide an introduction to what awaits you in a health-based discipline. The three Ontario College Diploma programs qualify you to practise and seek a job as a health - care professional. 

4. Public Safety

If careers in Police work, investigations of crime, correctional facilities and similar areas attract you, then the School of Public Safety has a lot to offer. Over and above that, you can take courses in security, institutional and community-based correctional systems, licensed paralegal to provide legal services, and emergency management.

Some of the areas in which the faculty offers Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas:
Community and Justice Services; Community Worker – Outreach and Development; Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Education – Intensive; Educational Support; Educational Support – Fast Track Intensive; Investigation – Public and Private; Paralegal; Pharmacy Technician; Police Foundations; Practical Nursing; Social Service Worker; Social Service Worker – Gerontology; Veterinary Technician; Child and Youth Care.

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

The Faculty of Applied Science & Technology offers specialized education in nearly 30 programs, including computer science, applied computing and engineering.

Fields of Study 

1. Applied Computing

If there is any technology that is rapidly evolving on a day-to-day basis, it is Computer Applications. And Sheridan’s School of Applied Computing is up to the task of offering you the latest in this ever-changing technology. The department has on offer 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 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. However, you can contact the college to understand the specific characteristics of the courses and decide accordingly which one suits your needs.

2. Architectural Technology

If designing buildings is your forte, then head on over to the School of Architectural Technology. Here, you will learn visualization and design, design development, graphic communication, legislation, building science and structure. 

3. Chemical and Environmental Sciences

The difference between Chemists and Chemical Engineers is that while Chemists work in a laboratory atmosphere, Chemical Engineers work in Chemical and Environmental industries. The advantage of taking courses in this field of study is that here, both the fields complement each other. You get to work in state-of-the-art labs as well as in Chemical plants. The result is that graduates from this school have the best of both worlds - strong Chemical Laboratory grounding as well as on-field experiences in a Chemical or Environmental related plant. An optional co-op component provides up to three paid work terms in both technology programs.

The Environmental Control post-graduate certificate program offers an opportunity for the graduates of science and engineering programs to reorient their previous education towards careers in the environmental industry. Students enjoy the benefits of working on a project directly with an industry partner, and an optional co-op component provides a paid-work term.

4. Engineering

Learning to apply engineering principles, methods, and techniques to conceive, design, implement and operate (CDIO) value-added engineering products, processes, and systems are the hallmarks of courses for students graduating from this school. 

They have partnered with Siemens Technik Akademie Berlin to deliver the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program, a comprehensive industry skill certification.

This school offers a range of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering programs which should cater to most areas of study in this discipline. 

5. Skilled Trades

The department has moved to Davis Campus and is settling in their new state-of-the-art building. This building provides students with practical skills and knowledge in industrial and/or construction trade sectors. By graduation, students will have learned in industry-standard workshops, developed the skills relevant to their chosen profession and gained the ability to begin an apprenticeship of their choice. 

6. Technology Fundamentals

You want to study technology but are not exactly sure which specific area you want to be in? Then this is the right course which will help you to make up your mind. You have five subject areas to choose from — chemistry, engineering, architecture, information technology, and trades. By the end, you will be able to double down what you want to study.

Some of the areas in which the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology offers diploma and advanced diploma and certificate programmes:

Architectural Technician/Technology; Chemical Laboratory Technician; Computer Engineering Technician/Technology’ Computer Programmer; Computer Systems Technician – Software Engineering; Electrical Engineering Technician; Electromechanical Engineering Technician/Technology; Electronics Engineering Technician/Technology; Environmental Technician; Information Technologies Support Services; Mechanical Engineering Technician/Technology; Mechanical Engineering Technician/Technology – Design & Drafting; Plumbing Technician; Tool Making, Mechanical Technician; Welding and Fabrication Technician/Welding Techniques; Chemical Engineering Technology; Chemical Engineering Technology – Environmental; Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering; Computer Systems Technology – Systems Analyst; Internet Communications Technology; Advanced Manufacturing Management; Environmental Control; Game Development – Advanced Programming; Interactive Media Management; Quality Assurance – Manufacturing and Management.

Pilon School of Business


Are you looking for new ways to re-energize your business? Are your business skills getting jaded? Or is it that you want to start a career in business. If the answer to all of these questions is yes, then take courses in the Pilon School of Business. Here, you will get to meet students and faculty from different disciplines who might be able to give you a newer insight or even solve a marketing problem. The School offers you the choice of completing a Post Graduate program in just one year. Following are some of the areas in which the diploma and certificate courses are offered:

Accounting, Business Administration; Advertising and Marketing Communications – Management; Business; Finance, Business Administration; Human Resources, Business Administration; Marketing, Business Administration; Office Administration – Executive; Office Administration – Health Services’ Office Administration – Legal; Advertising – Account Management; Business Analysis and Process Management; Creative Industries Management; Human Resources Management; International Business Management; Marketing Management; Professional Accounting;  Project Management.

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Fields of Study  

1. Animation and Game Design

Did you know that Sheridan has been teaching animation since 1971? Yes, and this wealth of experience has made Sheridan’s art school the largest in Canada. This prestigious schools alma mater include a host who has worked in Oscar-nominated design studios including Pixar, DreamWorks and Disney. Animation Career Review named Sheridan as No. 1 among the top 100 animation schools in the world recently. The gaming discipline is a current rage, and Sheridan offers a cluster of high-demand graduate certificate programs in the discipline. 

2. Design, Illustration and Photography

The department offers diploma and certificate courses. The statistics show that students graduating from these programs have very high rates of employment as compared to programs elsewhere. 

3. Film, TV and Journalism

The Department of Film, TV and Journalism offers high-quality programs which ensure that graduates are “ready to work” as film, TV and documentary-makers, editors, writers, cinematographers, reporters, anchors, producers and directors in a variety of creative industries. The reputation of Sheridan ensures that graduates are not in want of high-quality employment.

4. Material Art and Design

Sheridan’s highly rated Crafts and Design program is offered by the Department of Material Art and Design. Other programs offered include a diploma program in Interior Decorating. The new rage is the Visual Merchandising Arts program, as well as the Art Fundamentals and Visual and Creative Arts program where the college offers diploma courses. 

5. Visual and Performing Arts

Theatre and the courses offered by the School of Visual and Performing Arts have always been a high point in Sheridan. Courses offered to include a Certificate in Performing Arts Preparation. 

Some of the areas in which the faculty offers diploma and certificate programs:

  • Diploma - Interior Decorating; Journalism; Makeup for Media and Creative Arts; Theatre and Drama Studies (Honours Bachelor of Arts); Visual and Creative Arts; Visual Merchandising Arts; Art and Art History (Honours Bachelor of Arts); Technical Production for the Performing Arts Industry.
  • Postgraduate Certificate - Advanced Special Effects Makeup, Prosthetics and Props; Advanced Television and Film; Computer Animation; Digital Creature Animation -Technical Direction; Digital Product Design; Game Level Design; Journalism – New Media; Music Scoring for Screen and Stage; Public Relations – Corporate Communications; Visual Effects.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Sheridan believes that humanities and Social sciences are the foundation of a well-honed education. They excel in their approach to knowledge and critical thinking and harbour the belief that these traits enhance the self-confidence of Sheridan graduates. 

Certificate and diploma courses offered in the following areas- General Arts and Science, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Plus), Creative and Creative Problem Solving, English Language Studies.

Annual fees for Indians $7,638
Annual off-campus living $17,100
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & university's website as of year 2018

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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 ... ... Read more

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