Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology
Number of Students
Upwards of 47,600.
Offered at the Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology are bachelor degrees, university transfer programs, and vocational training certificates and diplomas. The College has 9 innovative bachelor degree programs. Five of these degrees are offered jointly with the University of Toronto at Scarborough and are in the fields of Environmental Science, Industrial Microbiology, Journalism, New Media, and Paramedicine and 1 program, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, is delivered in conjunction with George Brown College and Ryerson University. The College also provides three applied bachelor degrees in Computer and Communication Networking, Integrated Accounting and Information Technology Management, and Software Systems: Design, Development and Management. University transfer options are also available at the College in the areas of Accounting, Business, Computer Programmer Analyst, Hospitality and Tourism Administration, and Nursing; each of these options has a specific university to which it transfers. Furthermore, the College offers more than 95 career-oriented certificate and diploma programs, most of which are integrated with a co-operative education component or offer apprenticeship opportunities, in Business, Communication Arts, Community and Consumer Services, Engineering Technology, Health, and Transportation. Among the more notable career-oriented provisions are the Modified Apprenticeship Programs (MAPs) which are created and offered in partnership with Canadian Tire, Ford, Freightliner, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, and Volvo Trucks Canada. MAPs are intended for individuals interested in employment in the transportation field, and combine a non-traditional schooling structure with work experience with one of the College’s aforementioned partners.. The College also makes available post-diploma programs in over 13 areas of study, “access programs” to help students prepare for post-secondary instruction and/or the workplace, and a joint Canada-China program in Business which enables students in China to earn credit towards their respective degrees and engage in work experience in Canada.
Through its 4 campuses and 6 satellite centres, the Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology services the educational and career-training needs of the Greater Toronto Area. The College has upwards of 600 business, industry, government and labour leaders serving on its individual program advisory boards which help formulate the College’s career-oriented programs in order to keep them current with the needs of the employment market. The College has the largest transportation training centre in Canada and the College’s $37 million media facility in East York is renowned as one of the premier interactive multimedia training institutions in the nation.