History, Affiliations and Rankings
Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (formerly Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology) is a public polytechnic institute of technology located in the west-Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada. Sheridan College is a leading diploma and degree-granting institution in Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1967 and currently caters to the demands of around 23,000 full-time students and 16,950 continuing education students from more than 110 countries. An award-winning institution, Sheridan attracts students from across Canada and around the world. Sheridan's 190,000+ alumni play a critical role in shaping the future of our society in the fields of arts, business, community service, health, technology, and the skilled trades. Sheridan College is affiliated with the likes of CCAA, ACCC, NASAD, CDIO, AACSB and more.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Sheridan College has three campuses situated in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga. Out of a total of 26,800 students pursuing a varied range of full-time and part-time programmes, the main Davis campus hosts around 13,300 students and is considered the largest campus amongst the three. The college is known for programs in animation and illustration, film and design, business, applied computing, engineering technology, among others. It offers more than 130 programs across five faculties, including 25-degree programs, They are nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in business, digital media and communications, performing arts, visual arts and design, and community service studies.
Accomplishments and Alumni
To cater to the myriad needs of this vast student community, the college has a teaching faculty of 3,700 full-time and part-time professors, researchers and support staff. In addition to the above, the departments of continuing and professional studies are also included. It also boasts of modern research centres in disciplines of Music, Mobile Innovation, Manufacturing etc. Also popularly known as the ‘Harvard of Animation’ or ‘Disney North’, Sheridan’s graduates include Academy and Emmy Award winners in the fields of animation and creative art. The notable alumni from Sheridan College include Alan Barillaro (Director), Glenn McQueen (Animator), Lucas Bryant (Actor), Donovan Bailey (Athlete) and Kireet Khurana (Filmmaker).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Further, the college hosts another 16,950 students pursuing continuing and professional courses. As a measure of its international reach, the Sheridan College - Davis experiences enrollment of more than 6,800 international students who belong to over 80 nationalities. Alumni from Sheridan College are primarily employed at Salesforce, Microsoft, Bell, Amazon, Shopify and Scotiabank.