Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are Student Services and what is available at Centennial?
A: Student Services are areas within the college to assist you to be successful at Centennial. We find that our students do their best when they know what is available and take advantage of the services they need. Student Services are generally free for current students and/or recent graduates of Centennial College and include services such as peer tutoring, computer labs, athletic activities, workshops on study skills and time management to personal or career counseling and job readiness skills.

Q: What kind of programs do you offer?
A: Centennial College has almost 200 full-time and more than 160 part-time programs in business, communications, community and health studies, general arts, English language studies, engineering technology, hospitality, tourism and transportation. Most full-time programs range in length from 8 months to 4 years. While there are some exceptions, most post-secondary programs and degrees require applicants to present at minimum a high school diploma or be 19 years of age. Our advanced programs (i.e., fast-track and graduate certificate programs) often require a diploma or degree and/or work experience, while apprenticeships generally require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Q: What do I get at the end of my program?
A: Upon graduation, you will be awarded one of the following:

  • Ontario College Certificate (programs less than 1 year in duration; part-time programs)
  • Ontario College Diploma or Advanced Diploma (programs lasting 2 or 3 years; fast-track programs)
  • Applied Bachelor's Degree (degree programs)
  • Ontario College Graduate Certificate (graduate certificate programs)

Q: How do I apply?
A: For full-time programs (excluding apprenticeships), please apply on-line at www.ontariocolleges.ca. For part-time programs, please register by phone, fax or internet. For more information, please click here.

Q: When should I apply?
A: You should apply as soon as possible once you know that Centennial College is an option for you. While there is no deadline for applications, a number of our programs fill up months before their start time, so apply early for your best chances of being admitted to your program of choice. For example, most people apply in January for September entry and we start wait-listing or closing programs as early as March for September entry.

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