Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
1. When does the program start? The HTA program features three intakes per year. Start dates vary from year to year but are generally in late August or early September, early January and early May.
2. When do classes finish for the year? Classes finish at the end of April or early May, depending on the calendar, unless you choose to fast-track and take summer courses.
3. When should I apply? Apply as early as possible. Information sessions are conducted throughout the year. Please view the section on applications.
4. What are the fees for one year at college? Click here, for tuition information. 5. What financial assistance can I get? Financial aid is available from the Financial Aid department and depends on students' needs and fulfillment of requirements.
6. When should transcripts of my credits from other post-secondary institutions be sent to the college for evaluation? Transcripts and course descriptions should be available for assessment by the Hospitality and Tourism Administration program coordinator as soon as you have paid your fees and registered in the program. It is highly recommended that you do this well in advance of the start of the semester to ensure that proper credit is given before your timetable is established.
7. What level of English must I have to be successful? In order to provide an opportunity for success in the program, we require a specific level of English competency (ENGL 160). English assessment is done prior to admission.
8. Do I need any advanced math skills? Basic math skills are a requirement for a career in hospitality and tourism. To be successful in this program, students must be competent in elementary math.
9. How many hours will I be in school per week? Students are timetabled for approximately 20 to 25 hours per week.
10. Between what hours are classes held? Classes may be scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
11. How much time will I need to study? You will need to devote about 10-15 hours per week for study and project preparation.
12. When will I go on field placement? Field placement is an unpaid workplace-based training experience that takes place in the last 15 weeks of the sixth semester.
13. Where do I go on field placement? Field placement is arranged by our placement coordinator in consultation with students. We maintain a list of places that are willing to provide the work experience component.
14. Will the college have information about jobs? The college maintains a service called "Gradjobs" that receives employers’ requests and contacts graduates via e-mail to inform them about potential jobs. You can stay on this mailing list for five years after graduation.
15. What other services are available to students? Students can apply for financial aid if qualified. Residence accommodation is available at the Progress campus. Child care is available at selected campuses. Counselling and special needs assistance are also available. The Student Association is very active and provides a range of services for students.
16. How long has this program been in existence? The Hospitality and Tourism Administration program has been graduating students since 1970. Many grads can be found working in hotels, restaurants, convention centres, tourism wholesaling, clubs and other tourism-related environments. We occasionally hold alumni reunions and are delighted to hear from the many successful graduates of this program.