Centennial College

Centennial College | Toronto, Ont. | Founded 1966

Centennial college transportation skills center

Centennial College operates the largest transportation-related skills training centre in Canada, spread over two distinct Toronto campuses: Ashtonbee and Downsview.

Centennial College in Toronto draws more than 11,000 international students annually—more than any other Canadian college. Centennial emphasizes a global focus: its Global Citizenship and Equity Learning Experiences invite students to venture overseas—or to Canada’s Indigenous reserves—to contribute to a service learning project. In 2016, it opened the Suzhou Centennial College learning site—near Shanghai—to satisfy demand in the world’s most populous nation. 

Centennial offers 280 diploma, certificate and degree programs on a full- and part-time basis to 40,000 students. Its programs span courses in business, media, community services, engineering technology, health care and transportation. The programs promote experiential learning with lab instruction, apprenticeships, paid co-op education and industry placements. 

Centennial has five distinct campuses in the Greater Toronto Area. The $72-million Downsview Campus Centre for Aerospace and Aviation features a hangar large enough to accommodate commercial jets, as well as classrooms, labs, workshops, offices and a library. The newly opened campus, which repurposed the historic de Havilland of Canada headquarters, will help facilitate collaboration between industry leaders and academic partners, including the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, Ryerson University and Bombardier.

Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $6,941-$8,101 $3,652- $8,166 $3,434-$9,435 $3,375-$7,282 Yes

Cool Options

  • Food Media: Learn the skills for jobs such as freelance food writer, food image and brand specialist or lifestyle segment producer.
  • Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technician/Technology: Gain a solid understanding of aircraft manufacturing operations, aerospace systems and unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV, or drone) technology.
  • Museum and Cultural Management: Develop skills to manage the programs and resources that preserve and publicly present the cultural and natural heritage of our civilization.

Popular Programs

  • Social Service Worker
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Police Foundations
  • Motive Power Technician
  • Practical Nursing

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