Over the past 50 years Centennial College has transformed itself from a local community college to a worldly institution with a presence in several emerging markets, including China, India, South Korea and Brazil.
Our core focus, as it has always been, is on preparing graduates to enter the work force, while offering our students distinct ways to learn to be leaders. We’ve worked to build lasting partnerships with local communities while preparing our graduates to succeed in a global context.
Locally we continue to offer industry-recognized full- and part-time programs at four Toronto campuses. Whether in our classrooms, our labs or the community, students of Centennial experience the "real world" even before they graduate. They're job ready. And that's a fact employers have told us, as more than 94 percent of those hiring Centennial grads are satisfied or very satisfied with their hires.
Centennial College was the first to be opened in Ontario during the formation of the province's public college system in the 1960s. Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology were established on May 21, 1965
In 1992 the Scarborough Board of Education and the college made a deal to establish an adult education centre, the Scarborough Career Planning Centre, at the Centennial College In 1994 the entities agreed to establish the centre there beginning in the fall of that year.
Centennial College grew rapidly, necessitating the establishment of additional campuses in the east end of Toronto to accommodate new programs and students. Warden Woods Campus closed in autumn of 2004 and was demolished thereafter to make way for a housing development. Most programs were relocated to the new Centennial Science and Technology Centre (now Morningside Campus), which began operations the same year.
Centennial College's five campuses are home to eight schools.
- Ashtonbee Campus, home to Transportation, Advancement, and selected Community and Health studies programs
- Eglinton Learning Site, home to the School of Advancement's English Language Learning program
- Morningside Campus, home to Community and Health Studies, and selected Engineering Technology and Applied Science programs
- Pickering Learning Site, home to our Corporate Communications - Public Relations program and more
- Progress Campus, home to Business, Hospitality, Tourism and Culture, and selected Engineering Technology and Applied Science and Community and Health Studies programs
- Story Arts Centre, home to Communications, Media and Design programs
Centennial College offers full-time programs in more than 100 fields of study. These programs emphasize experiential learning with laboratory instruction, paid co-operative education opportunities, and industry and agency field placements. All Centennial programs are developed and kept current with the assistance of program advisory committees (PACs), made up of academic advisors and employer representatives. Their participation ensures the education and skills students receive at Centennial are up-to-date and relevant to the industry they are preparing to enter.
Centennial College Schools
- School of Advancement
- School of Business
- School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design
- School of Community and Health Studies
- School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
- School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts
- School of Transportation
Centennial College is offering two (2) scholarships to international students. One scholarship is awarded to an international student based on merit; the other to an international transfer student from China based on academic performance. Both scholarships are offered to eligible students who have successfully completed two consecutive semesters.
*The criteria for each of these awards will be updated soon. Please continue checking this page for further details.