Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
This two-year Financial Services business diploma program is geared towards those who want to study the industry in-depth while gaining certifications in courses including the Canadian Securities Course (CSC), life insurance (LLQP), mutual funds (IFIC) and retirement planning (RPC).
Those who successfully complete the Centennial College Financial Services courses will find themselves prepared for a wide variety of positions, including a customer service representative or an investment advisor.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- Experienced faculty members who are industry professionals deliver the Financial Services courses.
- Small class sizes foster an environment in which you receive individualized attention.
- A combination of theory and practical application ensures you are industry-ready upon graduation.
Start with a diploma, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Financial Services program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering universities that are available for this program. Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, details for which are searchable here.
|Athabasca University||Bachelor of Commerce|
|Bachelor of Management, 3-year|
|Bachelor of Management, 4-year|
|Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations|
|Davenport University||Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance|
|Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Fraud Investigation|
|Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Information Systems|
|Bachelor of Business Administration - Professional Accountancy|
|Masters in Business Administration - Professional Accountancy|
|Royal Roads University||Bachelor of Commerce - Entrepreneurial Management|
Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in articulated programs with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships will allow them to apply credits earned at Centennial College towards further study.
The Financial Services program's educational partners are:
- Algoma University
- Davenport University
Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.
- Personal banking officer
- Financial analyst
- Investment advisor
- Loan counsellor
- Budget analyst
- Stock broker
- Mortgage specialist
- Financial Planner
- Retirement Planner
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
- Mathematics Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission
- Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. This may lead to additional courses and require extra time and fees.
How to Apply
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1. Apply Online
Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.
If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
All courses require the purchase of textbooks. Notably, there is a $1000 cost for online textbooks, training quizzes, and Industry Exams, which covers Canadian Securities Courses (CSC) 1 and 2. These courses are critical to success in the Financial Services Industry and successful completion of the Industry Exams earns the you the coveted CSC Certificate issued by the Canadian Securities Institute.
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017. Additional fees will apply to Canadian Securities Courses 1 and 2.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|