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 14,000 international students annually. 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. The Suzhou Centennial College learning site—near Shanghai, China—opened in 2016; its first cohort graduated this year. The school is now offering virtual global experience options—this summer, students remotely developed e-resources for a women’s bakery in Morocco.

Centennial offers 300 full- and part-time diploma, certificate and degree programs to 45,000 students. Programs span courses in business, media, community services, engineering technology, health care and transportation, and promote experiential learning with lab instruction, apprenticeships, paid co-op education and industry placements. The school has five distinct campuses in the Greater Toronto Area. The $72-million Bombardier Centre for Aerospace and Aviation features a hangar large enough to accommodate commercial jets, classrooms, labs, workshops and a resource centre. The campus repurposed the historic de Havilland of Canada headquarters and will support collaboration between industry leaders and academic partners, including the University of Toronto, Ryerson and Bombardier.


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $7,219-$8,765 $3,813 $3,813-$13,262 $4,784-$7,991 Yes

Cool Options

  • Aviation Technician: Learn to service, overhaul and troubleshoot aircraft in this program, which is accredited by Transport Canada and offers specialties in aircraft or avionics maintenance.
  • Applied Information Sciences—Computer and Communication Networks: This four-year degree program blends technology and business courses to train students as computer network specialists.
  • Project Management: In this certificate program, which is fully licensed by the Project Management Institute, students hone skills sought by employers.

Popular Programs

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

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