Centennial College: Maclean's College Profile

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology | Toronto, Ont. | Founded 1966


Centennial College

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology has more than 5,000 international students—more than any other college in Canada. It emphasizes a global focus in its curriculum. Canadian students are encouraged to have their own international adventure through a Global Citizenship and Equity Learning Experience (GCELE) abroad. Students can undertake a service-learning experience in a developing country, or pursue a semester of study at a European university in a Global Experience Opportunities (GEO) exchange program.

Centennial offers 250 diploma, certificate and degree programs on a full and part-time basis to almost 40,000 students, in business, media, community and justice services, engineering technology, health care and transportation. The programs emphasize experiential learning with laboratory instruction, apprenticeships, paid co-op education and industry placements. Centennial has four campuses in the eastern Greater Toronto Area.

Centennial was recently awarded a $1.75-million federal grant to fund research in Ontario’s expanding wearable technology sector. The grant will fund the Wearable, Interactive and Mobile Technologies Access Centre in Healthcare (WIMTACH).

Centennial’s Ashtonbee campus is Canada’s largest transportation training facility, with more than $30 million in aircraft, vehicles and related equipment on campus and available for hands-on instruction. The programs are supported and reviewed by the college’s corporate partners, including General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda/Acura, Canadian Tire and Air Canada.

In 2016, Centennial will open the Residence and Culinary Arts Centre at the Progress Campus. It will feature cooking and baking labs, a restaurant, and event space for conferences and special events. The year 2017 will see the opening of the Aerospace Campus, which will provide new classroom, workshop and hangar space for its aerospace programs and fleet of aircraft.

100 words from the president

“Centennial brings life to learning. Our commitment to applied learning, global citizenship and leadership is unparalleled. We are the college for students who want more: a chance to learn overseas, to acquire cultural competencies, to open their eyes to new possibilities. Whether you travel to Peru to build a village greenhouse or stay in Toronto and learn alongside 6,000 international students, you’ll be richer for the experience. And you can earn a second credential in leadership. Employers tell us they want graduates who have seen the world and can navigate in it. Centennial delivers education without borders and without trepidation.”

-President Ann Buller

Fall full-time enrolment Tuition (f/t degree) Tuition (f/t diploma) Tuition (f/t certificate) Students direct from high school
14,293 $7399.50 to $9005.00 $3665.50 to $8455.00 $3434.00 to $9760.00 55%

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