Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Founded 1966 | Oakville, ON

Sheridan offers a range of programs leading to degrees, diplomas and certificates, as well as trades and apprenticeship training, and continuing education classes. It counts among its programs an honours bachelor of applied information sciences and a bachelor of creative writing and publishing. The college has three campuses, in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.

Students in Sheridan College’s well-known animation program regularly find work with high-profile companies such as Pixar, DreamWorks and Nelvana. Graduates have won Academy Awards, including Domee Shi, who won the 2019 Oscar for Best Animated Short for her directorial debut, Bao

Applied research at Sheridan benefits from specialized facilities. Students make use of mobile computing and wearable devices while studying health-care innovation at the Centre for Mobile Innovation, and team up with manufacturing partners to develop technology-driven solutions for the industry at the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies. Sheridan’s other research hubs include the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre at Pinewood Toronto Studios, which specializes in innovative technologies for film and television, and the Centre for Elder Research, a home for applied research that focuses on improving the lives of older Canadians.

In October of 2022, the new Student Centre officially opened its doors in Mississauga. The five-storey, 70,000-square-foot space features food services, meeting rooms for clubs and student groups, quiet rooms, fitness facilities including studios, a gymnasium and wrap-around running track, and a large reception room with city views from an open-air balcony. 

Popular Programs

• General Arts and Science (including English Language Studies)

• Computer Systems Technology—Software Development and Network Engineering

• Early Childhood Education

• Computer Programming

• Social Services Worker

School Size



• Degree $6,722-$10,741

• Diploma $2,003-$6,150

• Certificate $1,329-$5,289

• Post-Grad $6,244-$15,075

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Bachelor of Science—Osteopathy: This new degree is the first of its kind in Canada. Learners complete the necessary competency-based education to practice as an osteopathic manual practitioner.

• Bachelor of Experiential Design: In this program, also a first in Canada, students learn holistic approaches to wayfinding, public installation, placemaking, exhibition design, themed environments and event design.

• Regulatory Affairs: In this one-year, post-graduate certificate, students learn how to inspect and audit food and agricultural products, drugs, veterinary products, surgical equipment, medical devices and more.