HYPE - Helping Youth Pursue Education

416-289-5000, Ext. 3363


A guide to HYPE courses

Online applications for HYPE are posted in the spring, and applications are processed on a first come-first served basis, if you have any questions, contact us at hype@centennialcollege.ca or 416-289-5000 ext. 3363.

Courses offered at Progress Campus, 941 Progress Ave, Scarborough

Human Development - Run by faculty from our School of Community and Health Studies. This course introduces you to Community Studies Programs like Social Service Worker, Community Development and Child and Youth Worker. You’ll go on weekly field trips to community service providers in Scarborough and learn about different employment opportunities in the Human Development field. 

Introduction to Business - Run by faculty from our School of Business. This course provides an introduction to all things business. You’ll learn about marketing, entrepreneurship, human resources and administration. Guest speakers include business professionals from Toronto. 

Introduction to Computers - Run by faculty from the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science. This program introduces you to computing, and will make you familiar with the hardware and operating systems of your computer, even if you have no previous experience. Through hands-on experience, you’ll get exposure to how PCs work. The course also explains how computers can be used in different aspects of life.

Culinary Arts & Baking - Run by faculty from the School of Hospitality Tourism and Culinary Arts. This six-week course introduces you to the culinary and baking techniques and theory you need to produce the foods prepared in today’s contemporary kitchen. You’ll learn to select and use the right tools for different cooking applications, pick up knife skills and professional cooking methods and learning to work in a safe, clean manner. You’ll also learn basic vegetable cuts, methods of heat transfer, healthy food choices and the principles of seasoning and building flavor. 

Courses offered at Morningside Campus, 755 Morningside Ave, Scarborough 

Esthetics - Run by faculty from our School of Community and Health Studies. This program gives you an introduction to skin and nail care, and teaches you proper sanitation and hygiene techniques while you learn how to do manicures, pedicures and facials. 

Courses offered at our Ashtonbee Campus, 75 Ashtonbee Rd, Scarborough 

Automotive - Run by faculty from our School of Transportation. This program gives you a hands-on look at automotive repair. You’ll spend most of the class in lab facilities, working on cars and learning topics like oil change, tire rotation and brake checks. 

Courses offered at our Story Arts Centre, 951 Carlaw Ave, Toronto 

Digital Media - Run by faculty from our School of Communications, Media, and Design. Learn how to capture the world around you using still and video camera technology, and how to edit it into something compelling and engaging. You’ll also learn about free web creation and publishing tools, the basic knowledge of what 'works' in storytelling and the techniques needed to capture and edit sound, stills and video in a way that rivals professional production but lets you get started today.