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Centennial College
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Tuition: $3,400  Students: 13,000
O Box 631, Station A
Toronto, ON      M1K 5E9

Centennial College

Centennial College is the first publicly-funded community college in Ontario. It was established in 1966 to serve the eastern part of the Greater Toronto area through its seven subsidiary locations and four campuses. Today, the College is considered to be one of the most culturally-mixed post-secondary colleges in Ontario. It has an estimated 100 ethno-cultural groups with around 80 languages being spoken on campus. It has an estimated 13,000 full-time students and 30,000 part-time learners every year. ... continued below

About Centennial College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The existing campuses located at Centennial include: Centennial Science and Technology Centre, Progress Campus, Ashtonbee Campus, and the Centre for Creative Communications. The Centennial Science and Technology Centre is situated on the Morningside Avenue-Ellesemere Road, and is the newest place for the Health Science and Environmental Science programs that is offered by Centennial. The campus is in joint partnership with the University of Toronto Scarborough. Progress Campus is on the Progress Ave, Scarborough, and it offers programs in the School of Business, Tourism and Culture, and the School of Hospitality. The Athletic and Wellness Centre will also be placed in this location. Ashtonbee Campus is on Ashtonbee Road, Scarborough. This is where students can find the biggest training school for Transportation in Technology in Canada and where the college ties up with big manufacturing industries, such as Canadian Tire, Freightliner, Volvo Trucks, Fort, General Motors, Toyota, Honda/Accura.

There are fully functional aircraft hangars in the campus, and they are used as teaching materials for avionics technician students and aircraft technicians. The Centre for Creative Communication is on Carlaw Avenue, Easy York. It is home to the School of Communications, Media and Design. Digital Animation and Advertising programs are also taught here.

The school also offers on-campus residences to students. The Residence is operated by the Campus Living Centres. It is adjacent to Progress Campus, and very convenient even for students who attend at other Centennial campuses, such as the Centennial HP Science and Technology Centre, Ashtonbee, and The Centre for Creative Communications. Public bus service is easily accessible here, so it is easy for the residents to take the light-rail station that is connected to the subway.

Student Services and Student Life

Centennial offers the following services: Student Advising, Library and Resources (Research, Learning Centre, and AV Media), Residence, Child Care Centre (located at Progress Campus and in East York at 550 Mortimer Avenue), Safety and Security, Bookstores, Locker Rentals and Parking.

Academic Programs

The College has eight schools: School of Advancement, School of Business, School of Communications, Media and Design, School of Community and Health Studies, School of Continuing Education/Part-Time Studies, School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture, and School of Transportation. Its programs include: Full-Time Studies, Part-Time Studies, Fast Track Studies, Degree Programs, Co-op Programs, Corporate Training, Centre of Entrepreneurship, and International Education and Training Studies.

Full-Time Studies (Advertising, Art and Design Foundation Studies, Auto Body Repairer, Benefits Management, Bioinformatics for Software Professionals, Business Administration, Community and Child Studies, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer programmer, Early Childhood Assistant, Events Management, Financial Planning, Fine Arts Studio, Food and Nutrition Management, Graphic Design, Journalism, Law Clerk, Marketing Management, Office Administration, Paramedic, Strategic Management, Software Systems Design, Tourism and Travel, etc); Part-Time Studies, Fast Track Studies, Degree Programs, Co-op Programs, Corporate Training, Centre of Entrepreneurship, and International Education and Training Studies.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The campus offers Full Scholarships, Programs Scholarships and Awards, Queen Elizabeth II, and Entrance Scholarships. Some of the Entrance Scholarships being given to students are: Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs Scholarship, Canadian National (CN) Scholarships for Women, Centennial College Alumni Association Tuition Scholarship, and the Dr. Catherine Henderson Communication Arts Scholarship.

Toronto Information

Toronto is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth-most populous municipality in North America, and the 46th most populous in the world. As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered one of the top financial cities in the world.

Toronto's climate is moderate for Canada due to its southerly location within the country and its proximity to Lake Ontario. It has a humid continental climate, with warm, humid summers and generally cold winters, although fairly mild by Canadian and many northern continental U.S. standards. The city experiences four distinct seasons with considerable variance in day to day temperature, particularly during the colder weath er season.

Toronto is a major scene for theatre and other performing arts, with more than fifty ballet and dance companies, six opera companies, and two symphony orchestras. The city is home to the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Opera Company, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Notable performance venues include the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Roy Thomson Hall, the Princess of Wales Theatre, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Massey Hall, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres and the Hummingbird Centre.


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