Obtain the Canadian College Experience Through Ontario's First Community College

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Obtain the Canadian College Experience Through Ontario Photo by Jason White

Whether you are from Pickering or Toronto, British Columbia or Manitoba, Japan or anywhere else across the country or the world, Canadian colleges provide a unique experience that results in respected credentials that are often transferable across locations and industries.

One especially respected Canadian college in Centennial College. Based in Toronto, Ontario, it is actually credited with being the province's first community college. Since it opened its doors in 1966, this institution has been training professionals across a range of areas and industries. Here is a look at the distinct schools of learning that offer more than 100 full-time programs, more than 160 part-time programs and thousands of part-time courses.

School of Business: Whether your interest is in running a company or helping it to become successful as a Human Resources professional, Centennial College has you covered. With over 30 dynamic programs that are designed to develop business skills and innovative thinking abilities, students have plenty of options. As with all the other Schools at Centennial College, the School of Business includes programs that range in length from one semester to three years, offer co-op placements, work-integrated learning placements, and multiple Degree partnerships.

School of Communications, Media and Design: This creative series of programs offers both diploma or graduate certificate courses in areas such as: advertising, public relations, digital animation, journalism, broadcasting and film, advanced television and film, advertising media management and more. It is worth noting that Centennial is continually adapting its offerings to meet the needs of today's increasingly diverse group of learners, many of whom seek shorter, relevant programs that complement their education and the experiences.

School of Community and Health: Health labs, an esthetics student clinic, a massage therapy public clinic and early childhood centres are just some of the facilities that help students to master their crafts. Centennial College's School of Community and Health Studies is committed to delivering innovative teaching that allows theory to come to life under the guidance of industry-experienced instructors.

School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science: Technology makes the world go round and Centennial College offers programs that consist of new, leading-edge technologies, higher standards, and the introduction of exciting and innovative approaches to the way communities are engaged. As a result, graduating students are prepared for intermediate level positions as opposed to the standard entry-level option.

School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture: Programs that focus on accommodation, food and beverage, transportation, travel services, and recreation and entertainment are all offered at Centennial College. No matter the program, courses cover a full range of business practices in marketing, human resources, finance and industry operations — as applied to the entire hospitality and tourism field. Many programs also offer valuable work experience through industry field placements.

School of Transportation: Training is offered in areas as diverse as automotive, aviation, heavy duty equipment, motorcycle and truck and coach. All programs are based at Canada's largest transportation training hub, which includes training equipment that offers the latest technology for cars, trucks, motorcycles and heavy-duty vehicles. There is also a fully equipped hangar for aerospace and avionics students.

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Jason, who wrote this informative piece about the unique aspects of attending a Canadian College focuses on Centennial College in Toronto, Ont. This institution offers a range of programs that result in various credentials.

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