Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Continuing Education - An Option for a Diverse Range of People

Today, the term continuing education can be applied to a variety of situations and a variety of people. Those who are returning to school after having completed high school and taking a break from school are considered continuing education students. Professionals who are experts in their field but are looking to upgrade their skills to keep up with technology may benefit from continuing education. Students who wish to study remotely or on-campus during evenings are considered part of the continuing education umbrella.

Centennial College's School of Continuing Education caters to all of these students (nearly 22,000 of them every year) through its 160 programs that feature 1,200 courses and a 97 per cent learner satisfaction. At Centennial College, continuing education study options include part-time, evening, weekend, online and alternative format courses — all of which are designed to help students improve their skills, further their education and pursue a variety of interests.

For example, one popular continuing education method is Distance Learning, which is offered in an online learning format that is instructor-led but allows students to complete course material and assignments in their own time and space, with 24- hour access to the online classroom. Another option is Print Based Courses. For this continuing education method, correspondence or print based courses (PB) offer students the ability to work at their own paces, typically within a six-month time frame. Print-based courses are best suited for students who work independently with minimal supervision. In most cases, both delivery methods (online & PB) require students to attend the campus towards the end of their class to write a continuing education final exam.

The more traditional way of attending Centennial College's School of Continuing Education is to attend class on-campus during the evenings on a part-time basis. This option is for students who enjoy learning face-to-face with their instructor, interacting with peers, partaking in group and class projects or require a more hands-on approach.

Whichever continuing education option they choose, Centennial College students are all: provided with experienced instructors who understand adult learning needs and offer flexible, learner-centered teaching methodologies; gain knowledge to place relevant theory into context and perspective; learn in a mature environment where and work experience is considered; and more. Among the specific continuing education areas of study are: Addiction Studies, Business, Computers and Information Technology, Early Childhood Education, Engineering Technology, Food Service Worker, Media and Design, Part-time Health Studies, Retirement Communities Management/Long Term Care Management, Transportation, and more.

All programs facilitated through the Continuing Education school have their own prerequisites and it's best to check each individual program's page to ensure that students have the necessary requirements to apply. It should also be noted that within certain programs there might be qualification requirements and costs for external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions. These are set by the granting bodies and not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any of those external accreditations, designations, certification or recognition, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and materials of those external bodies.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Complete Logistics Management Courses In One Year

Did you know that Centennial College’s Logistic Management courses have a partnership with the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT), a leading professional development association in the supply chain and logistics sector and Canada’s most respected and widely held professional designation in the industry? As such, graduates of this offering who successfully fulfill the CITT certification enhance their overall career success, as CITT certification signals a higher level of understanding and ability to employers. Centennial’s Logistics Management courses prepare graduates with the academic credentials necessary to pursue the CITT designation. To become fully accredited with the CITT designation, applicants must also: attain five years of industry experience, provide proof of continuous professional development, accept the CITT Code of Ethics and pay CITT membership dues. This alone is a great reason to attend this offering, but there are many others.

Taking just two semesters to complete and resulting in an Ontario College Graduate Certificate, these Logistics Management courses are geared towards students who have already completed a college diploma or university degree in any discipline. In addition to these credentials, the application process also requires a proof of English proficiency. However, the Logistics Management program will also consider applicants with partial post-secondary and relevant work experience. For this, a transcript and resume review is required.

The overall goal of the offering is to ensure that students obtain a solid logistics foundation that can transfer across all industries as employers are seeking talent with the proper mix of supply chain management and logistics knowledge, to allow for competition on a national and global scale. Among the specific Logistics Management courses offered in this program are: Transportation Law, Transportation Systems & Logistics Processes, Accounting for Managerial Decision Making, Crafting and Executing Strategy, Ethics and Stakeholder Management, Management and Leadership, Transportation Economics and Integrated Logistics.

Upon completion of the Logistic Management courses, students enter a field that refers to the governance of supply chain functions. Among the tasks completed in this area of business are: inbound and outbound transportation management, fleet management, warehousing, materials handling, order fulfillment, logistics network design, inventory management, supply/demand planning, and management of third party logistics services providers. In addition, logistics function may include customer service, sourcing and procurement, production planning and scheduling, packaging and assembly. 

Those who successfully complete the Logistics Management courses go on to work in areas such as manufacturing and production companies, retailers and distributors, transport companies, government agencies and consulting firms. The titles of professionals who work in these industries include: production coordinator, consultant, supply chain analyst, international logistics manager, supply chain software manager, warehouse operations manager, customer service manager, fulfillment supervisor, transportation coordinator, purchasing manager and inventory specialist.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Learn Your Way Around A Professional Kitchen with Kitchen Management Courses

“It was a wonderful experience and I learned a lot. The teachers were very hands-on. The wide diversity of students allowed me to learn from them as well,” says Deniece Phillips, who attended Centennial College’s kitchen management courses. Meanwhile, another graduate Severo Vitorio Pastor, had this to say: “The Hospitality Operations – Kitchen Management program is a great master plan for those who want to pursue a career in this industry. Each subject truly equips us with the knowledge, skills and experiences that we need to become successful in our field.”

These two testimonials offer a great insight into the positive effects of the one-year offering at Centennial College, which results in an Ontario College Certificate, and the Smart Serve Program and the National Sanitation Training certificates. Those interested in applying, must posses at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. Students must also have attended the compulsory English 12C or U or skills assessment or equivalent. It should be noted that possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the hospitality program.

The kitchen management courses are facilitated from Progress Campus. The largest of Centennial College’s four locations, it is home to all of the programs under the School of Tourism and Hospitality. As such, students receive practical training at an on-campus living lab-restaurant called Horizons. This experience allows students to be comfortable in the kitchen as well as to interact with real diners and customers.  “[One day a week], we come in and we usually have to run the kitchen on our own. We get graded on how well we run the kitchen,” says student Keith Ali.

In addition to hands-on kitchen experience, students take kitchen management courses that cover topics such as business practices in accounting, human resources and supervision, sanitation, hygiene and safety as well as quantity food preparation, practical supervision of food production, customer service, human resources and career planning, hospitality accounting, practical math, purchasing for the commercial kitchen and many others.

To round out training, students attend a field placement, for which they are prepared through the combination of theory and practical application of their kitchen management courses. Field placement enables learners to better understand the dynamics of the industry, increases their knowledge of industry practices and provides a competitive advantage of experience in the job market.

If students who have attended Centennial College’s kitchen management courses wish to pursue further education, they may enter the second year of Centennial’s two-year Food and Beverage Management program. On the other hand, those who feel ready for the field go on to become food operations managers. In this position, they plan work programs, staff for cash food service, interview and hire employees, train employees, review inventory, request and purchase food supplies, plan menus and price points, supervise operations, observe quality of service and more.

Baking Courses Get Your Foot In the Baking Industry

Do you know that all it takes to succeed in entry-level positions at retail bakeries, supermarkets, department stores, hotels, camps and other related businesses is attending two-semesters of full-time baking courses at Centennial College’s Baking – Commercial Bakeries program? Upon completion of the baking courses within this program, graduates are qualified for entry-level positions in retail bakeries, supermarkets, department stores, hotels, camps and other related business. The following companies may hire qualified graduates who have completed an advanced program after finishing Centennial College’s baking courses: Costco, Wal-Mart Supercentre, Loblaws, Metro and Sobeys.

This program is ideal for those people who enjoy baking pastries, can imagine themselves working in commercial kitchens and have a general interest in the baking industry. To apply, students are required to have completed at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older). In addition, they must have completed English Grade 12 C or U or equivalent, or skills assessment.

Once they are accepted, students attend baking courses at Centennial College’s largest location, Progress Campus, which also houses many of the hospitality and tourism programs. This location offers training facilities such as a kitchen in which students can obtain hands-on training to complement what they learn in their baking courses. In addition, students learn in a newly renovated lab and have a state-of-the-art computer lab at their disposal.

All of Centennial College’s baking courses are designed to meet industry demands for people skilled in producing baked goods. Guiding students through their time at the school are instructors who are professional bakers and can offer personal anecdotes and provide students with advice on getting ahead in the industry. The fast-paced training sees students learning to produce commercial quantities of breads, rolls, sweet dough, savoury and sweet pastry, danish and puff pastry, cookies, cakes and desserts. In addition, graduates have the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to carry out their duties in a safe, ethical and professional manner.

Among the specific baking courses are: Practical Math for Hospitality (through classroom instruction and computer lab work, learners study the mathematics used in common business settings and common statistical applications); Baking and Pastry Arts Theory (provides students with essential, practical knowledge to produce commercial baking products. Through study sessions, students review major baking ingredients, their industry applications, trade terminology and baking production principles and method); Quantity Baking Production (learners demonstrate the basic principles of baking and develop the skills necessary for success in a large scale baking environment. Emphasis will be placed on technique, terminology, organization, professionalism, safe handling and storage of products). Other baking courses in Toronto at Centennial College include: Baking and Pastry Arts Practical, Introduction to Computing, Principles of Food, Beverage & Labour Costs Controls, and others.

Business Marketing Training Prepares You For Further Education

If you’re seeking a Business Marketing training program that allows you to pursue further education after obtaining a solid foundation, the Business Administration – Marketing offering at Centennial College may be for you. That’s because this program is designed so that qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in articulated programs with selected universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow students to apply credits earned at Centennial towards further study at other institutions. Partners of this Business Marketing training include: Athabasca University, Algoma University, Royal Roads University, Ryerson University, Davenport University, Northwood University, University of Lethbridge, Griffith University and University of New Brunswick.

Of course, this program isn’t just for those who wish to pursue further education. Centennial College’s Business Marketing training also prepares its students to enter positions such as: Marketing Coordinator, Marketing Analyst, Promotions Assistant, Sales Representative, Assistant Brand Manager, Public Relations Assistant and Advertising Assistant. In one way or another, these professionals manage the many links between an organization and its customers. Marketers analyze consumer needs, develop products and services to meet those needs, anticipate competitors’ actions and react swiftly to shifts in the environment. They also develop pricing and communications strategies, interact with suppliers, customers and the public, all while looking out for their clients’ best interests.

Taking three years to complete, Centennial College’s Business Marketing training combines a broad-based education in business and specific training in marketing. This specialized training includes marketing research, marketing communications (which includes advertising and promotion), interactive marketing (which includes direct marketing, e-marketing and customer relationship management) and brand planning.
In fact, the offering is set up so that in their first semester of Business Marketing training students participate in courses that are common to most Centennial College business programs. In this first year, courses include: Strategies for Business Success, Fundamentals of Business, Microcomputer Applications Software, Business Operations and more. They then go on to courses such as Brand Management, Interactive Marketing, Marketing Research, Professional Selling and more. Weaved into all of these Business Marketing training courses are case studies, guest lectures, presentations, projects, and computer simulations and technologies.

To complement on-campus Business marketing training, Centennial College offers students an industry project feature. Participation in this feature includes students working in team setting on a real project that is sponsored by an entrepreneurial endeavour, small business or major company. This is the students’ opportunity to show potential employers how well they work under pressure and in a professional situation.
It should be noted that in order to graduate from this offering, students must maintain a C grade average and an overall GPA of 2.0.

In order to apply for this Business Marketing training, students must have at least an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older). They must also have completed the English Grade 12 C or U or equivalent, or skills assessment and Math Grade 11 C, M or U, or Grade 12 C or U or equivalent or skills assessment.

Paramedic Training Gets You Into The Field in Just Two years

If numbers speak for themselves then the Centennial College Paramedic training program is screaming: success! Over the past several years, 96 per cent of the school’s graduates were employed as Primary Care Paramedics (PCP). In addition, graduates of the undertaking are eligible and prepared to take the Ministry of Health exam for Advanced EMCA. They have consistently scored above the provincial average on the Advanced EMCA certification exam. Ministry regulations require this certification for employment as a paramedic in Ontario.

Taking just two years to complete, the Paramedic program has an excellent reputation in the field. This is for a few reasons. First and foremost, to enhance student performance and confidence, courses provide an equal balance between classroom, clinical, field and practical learning in emergency simulations. For their hands-on training, students use simulated lab scenarios, field placement and real life experience to develop professional expertise. However, most courses also provide theoretical and practical testing components. Faculty members who have training in the paramedic field teach these courses. Specific topics covered within the paramedic program include: Therapeutic Communications and Crisis Intervention (focuses on the utilization of effective communication tools when dealing with persons in crisis); Pharmacology for Allied Health (classifications of drugs is discussed in an organized manner according to characteristics, purpose, physiologic action, adverse effects, precautions, interactions and prehospital applications); PCP Integration and Critical Decision Marking (students are challenged with increasingly complex decisions involving life-threatening situations, ethical-legal dilemmas, and the application of sound foundational principles and knowledge of pharmacology, pathophysiology, communication, assessment and therapeutic interventions); and more.

Those interested in applying for the Paramedic program must present at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. The applicant must also possess compulsory English 12C or U or equivalent, math 11M or U, or 12C or U or equivalent, Biology 11C or U, or 12 U or equivalent; and one of the following sciences: chemistry 11U, or 12C or U or physics 11U or 12C or U. There are also medical requirements such as a medical doctor’s statement, certifying a standard of health that is acceptable to Centennial College, clinical and affiliated EMS agencies. Applicants must also not have been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude (clear vulnerable persons police background record searches are completed throughout the program); hold a Class “F” license, which is required for employment in Ontario (but not for program admission); complete a CPR Level HCP course (Health Care Provider) and standard first aid certification. For complete details on the requirements of this undertaking, visit Centennial’s Paramedic program admission page.

Emma details the aspects of Centennial College’s Paramedic program that make it respected in the field, including: a balance of theory and practical practice as well preparation for all testing required to enter the field.

Enter an Event Management College Program and Benefit from Unique Aspects

“This program is one where we take students with diplomas or degrees and specialize them in the development of festivals and event management, which is very unique in Centennial and in the college community,” says Bob Dallas, a faculty member in the event management college program (officially known as Event Management – Festival and Conference) at Centennial College in Toronto, Ont. “The academic portion is very traditional. The practical application is very unique. We’re actually probably the largest conference facility in the province of this type. We just finished great renovations. Now, we’re a full-service conference facility. We have started to branch out and do a lot more off-site events and get more actively involved in the community.”

While Bob gives an excellent overview of some of the standout features of this event management college undertaking, let’s take a closer look at specifics. First and foremost, as Bob mentioned, this is a post-graduate offering. That means, applicants must submit an official transcript, demonstrating proof of successful completion of a post-secondary diploma or degree program. Centennial College’s event management program will also consider applicants presenting a combination of partial post-secondary education and relevant work experience, open to all disciplines. Non-academic perquisites include proof of transcript and a resume review.

Taking just two semesters to complete, students are taught a number of skills that are crucial to establishing a long-lasting career in the festival and conference event management field. First and foremost, students are able to develop and implement financial initiatives based on event objectives through methods such as sponsorship programs and fundraising initiatives. This goes hand-in-hand with the ability they will have to plan, design and coordinate effective site and facility operations while applying the principles of marketing to festivals, events and conferences. Speaking of applying, students of the Centennial College event management college undertaking will have the know-how to apply: strategies for effective human resource management, effective programming for events; accounting and financial knowledge and skills to the operation of events; business administration skills to the operation of events; and the principles of professionalism and ethics to event management.

These skills are achieved through a variety of courses that range from Event Marketing-Festival and Conference, Volunteer & Team Building Coordination, Sponsorship Development and Event Budgeting to Risk & Security Management, Creativity and Innovation, Communications and Media Planning, and more.

Once they have graduated from this respected event management college offering, students enter an exciting and rapidly growing industry. In fact, festivals, events and conferences are a major catalyst for tourism worldwide as evidenced by the membership making up the local, national and global markets. This sector employed 380,000 workers in 2006 and is projected to produce 121,000 new jobs by 2015.

Help Clients to Stabilize their Bank Accounts as a Financial Planner

In today’s unsteady economy, planning for your financial stability is more important than ever. Clearly reflecting that fact is a 2006 Deliotte and Touche report that speaks on the need of financial professionals today and in the future. It is further backed by a 2009 Toronto Board of Trade report, which says that with demographic changes there is an increasing need for regulation and associated trained professionals. Therefore, we will see an increasing demand for graduates from programs such as Financial Planning.

Centennial College’s Financial Planning program is a Graduate Certificate undertaking, which means that it is the perfect choice for those who have previous education in financial services or have taken the Canadian Securities course or have worked in the financial services industry and are ready for advancement. Aside from having these aspects in mind when applying, students must also submit an official transcript demonstrating proof of successful completion of a post-secondary advanced diploma or degree program. Students may also be required to sit through an interview process and have their resume reviewed. English and math skills assessments may also be required.

The Financial Planning program takes eight months to complete. During your time at Centennial College, you will gain the educational requirements for the Certified Financial Planner exam and to be fully licensed with IDA/MFDA. This is achieved by covering topics such as tax planning, retirement financial planning, corporate credit management, ethics and stakeholder management and many others. There are also a number of specific skills that are gained by taking this Financial Planning program. Students are able to prepare accurate and relevant financial plans (manually and electronically), recognize potential tax and legal implications within a financial planning situation, apply recognized financial planning principles and industry standards, and integrate economic and personal information that is necessary for effective planning decisions. But that’s not all, students also have the ability to compare, contrast and select from appropriate financial products and services, investment planning and counselling. Lastly, the Financial Planning program teaches students how to effectively market financial products by developing an inventory of prospective clients and following up with the individual sales strategies in pursuit of new and renewal business.

Graduates of Financial Planning who complete the appropriate licensing steps, will be able to work in: banks, credit unions, financial planning companies, life insurance companies, mutual fund companies and with investment dealers. At these places, they assess all sources of revenue, including salaries and investments, and create budgets for clients that meet their various long-term goals. They do this in such as way that hopefully does not restrict the clients’ current quality of life. Financial planners also advise clients about implications of specific decisions, how to manage the risk posed in the cash flow, about the best insurance technique for use in order to reduce risks and they formulate tax and estate plans. Lastly, they determine whether clients have sufficient resources to meet goals within a specified time limit.

Gain Hands-on Experience with Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship Training

The automotive industry is all about having hands-on and practical experience. Many dealers, shops or other automotive companies will not even consider your resume if it doesn’t include some sort of real-life training. This kind of groundwork is normally gained through apprenticeships. But what do you do if the competition for an apprenticeship is too stiff? That’s where Centennial College’s Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship Training comes in.
The offering is not only designed to help you improve your chances at obtaining an apprenticeship, it is also offered at no cost and may apply to a variety of people. Those who are unemployed and wish to return to the workforce, anyone who has left school early, or new Canadians may benefit. However, anyone wishing to improve his or her skills and gain insight into the automotive industry can enroll. Centennial College’s Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship undertaking last 36 weeks, during which you will gain knowledge of automotive and truck/coach technology in a modern lab setting. Also, English and math/computer skills will be updated and job-readiness skills like resume writing and interview techniques will be taught.
During the Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship, Centennial College will also help students to obtain a 12-week job placement. At this field experience, you will work in a repair garage, car dealership or truck operation. However, this placement isn’t your regular “internship” where you serve coffee and run errands. You will be right in with the action of the automotive business.
Upon finishing the Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship undertaking, you will be more than ready for an apprenticeship program. These programs are a major employment growth area, because of the number of skilled workers who are set to retire. Due to this statistic, the government continuously offers tax credits, scholarships and signing bonuses to encourage the hiring of apprentices for skills training. What’s more, graduates of the Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship training will receive credit for Truck and Coach Technician Level 1 or Automotive Service Technician Level one. This credit exempts them from some of the classes in the traditional apprenticeship program. It is the door you need to open to move up and begin a long-lasting career.
To apply for the program, you must possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent and be employed as an apprenticeship. However, you cannot apply directly to the college or ontariocolleges.ca for admission. For general information about apprenticeship registration, please contact the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Check out the contact information by visiting Centennial College’s Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship Training admissions page.
In 2008, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities also selected Centennial to offer the Pre-Apprenticeship program in Truck and Coach Technician. Ever since, these programs have been helping students to gain apprenticeships in many areas of the automotive field.
Accounting Clerks are in great demand because computerized accounting is everywhere. Mathematics and great analysis are the prerequisites of this profession. This course is a blend of accounting and computers. If you love accounting, everything is fun, from recording to the presentation. Deadlines depend on what kind of report you are going to prepare. Centennial College Toronto offers a well designed Accounting Clerk’s curriculum for students. It also imparts students working knowledge of the way accounting is done in today's technological environment.

There are two sections in accounting field. One is Professional level and a clerking level. The professional level demands a degree on accounting, where as basic training in accounting procedures is needed for clerking level. Being an accounting associate graduate is highly appreciated in the accounting/treasury department as it needs an analytical mind. Main job responsibility of accounting payable clerk is to perform the day to day processing of accounts payable transactions to ensure that finances are maintained in an effective, up to date and accurate manner. These courses empower students to be more analytical and also more calculative.

Centennial Toronto has some salient features while imparting the course. The School offers leading edge information technology infrastructure. Students will really love to study the latest technology here. The knowledge students get here makes them stand upright on the international platform and work confidently.

Many classes are taught in a lab environment which is fully equipped with an integrated network of computer systems. The students are given hands on training in the lab.
Courses are qualified for exemptions with the Canadian Institute of Book keepers (CIB) this is an accreditation.
The program is short, intensive eight-month training. Though the program is short the training is thorough and students will gain in-depth knowledge.

Practical hands-on experience in modern microcomputer labs is provided, so that students will get introduced to the most modern technology.

You will gain effective business communication skills, the most important part of the business. The expression, business vocabulary and manners are taught in a meticulous way.
Apart from the curriculum an overview of other business functions in an organization is provided. So that students are ready for the wider spectrum. Faculty is highly Knowledgeable and approachable having business experience. Transferring to other accounting program is easy

Courses offered at Centennial are given below:-

  • Business Operations
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Microcomputer Applications Software 1
  • Payroll
  • Taxation 1
  • Accounting Microcomputer Applications 1
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Management Accounting 1
  • Microcomputer Applications Software 2
  • Small Business Software

The Accounting Clerk – Microcomputer program at School of business, Centennial College. One can possess latest information for the given subject from an experienced professors along with the quick facility of new software processing and limited period of time to enhance and sharpen your knowledge.

For more information on account payable clerk courses visit centennialcollege.ca

Inadequacy of specialized software engineers/developers/analysts has paved the way to demand for advanced Software systems development program. Due to high demand of software system development, now students can learn an exclusive designing structure with advanced technology development and managerial procession under professional guidance. This will direct you to possess a critical eye towards the true knowledge of system designing and analysis for your business. Centennial College in Toronto offers such advanced software system development with unique features for students' specialization. Here, students can learn a blend of technologies and business subjects with industry placement. Various fundamentals subjects like Fundamentals of Business and Information Systems, Software Development: Programming Fundamentals, Operating Systems Fundamentals, etc along with Logic and Problem-solving Strategies, Mathematics, Economics, Financial analysis and more are critically viewed to strengthen the level of treatment for any business. Technically designed software will make your process to flow easily with accuracy. Even knowledge of precise calculations of finance for software development with help you to know your overall budget.
Any IT project manager or web application developer with an appropriate Software system design can not only secure the system but enhance the technical level of software standards and management with exclusive solutions. For this, Centennial College deals with the limited students at each batch for equivalent attention. Highly qualified professors with their industrial experience provide specialization in Wireless Systems or Service Oriented Architecture or Bio-informatics Systems Design. Under their instructions, students will sharp up their level of developing capabilities/skills with frequent practice in presence or absence of equipped facilities like VoIP, WiFi, Cellular Networks, Advanced Routing and Switching, and Network Management, and Wireless Broadband (WiMax). Software system design helps for Operational Control, Management Control, Strategic Planning and more.
School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science at Centennial Toronto provides Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences Degree for students to be one of specialized Software developers/engineers, or Systems analysts, or Business analysts, or Web application developers, or IT project managers, or Computer programmers/ analysts, within four years/ eight semester limit.
Courses offered at Centennial College are given below :
  • Computer Architecture
  • English and Communication Skills
  • Fundamentals of Business and Information Systems
  • Logic and Problem-solving Strategies
  • Software Development: Programming Fundamentals, Applications
  • Web Design and Development
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Financial Analysis
  • Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • Science & Technology
  • Database Design & Modeling
  • Ethics
  • Marketing of Services
  • Statistics & Research Methods
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Data Communications and Networks
  • Database Driven Websites
  • Employment Preplacement
  • Internet Programming
  • Logical Self Defence
  • Object Oriented Analysis & Design
  • Computer and Human Interaction
  • Programming for Network Systems
  • Project Management
  • Software Development: Standards, Testing & Maintenance
  • Architecting Database Solutions
  • Entrepreneurship in the New Economy
  • Software Design Patterns
  • Software Development Project
  • Technical Writing and Documentation
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Entrepreneurship in the New Economy
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Business Consulting
  • Cryptography and Information Security
Software Systems Design is another unique four year bachelor-degree course in Applied Information Sciences that specializes under Software Systems Design, Development and Management. Providing intensive training to candidates applied for the course.
For more information on software system design and development visit centennialcollege.ca

Protect the Public with Training in Police Foundations

Police Foundations is a term that encompasses a wide range of career options within the realm of public safety — whether through policing, being a security guard or working as a customs officer. Centennial College’s two-year police foundations program works with students to prepare them for these careers (and more) via a paramilitary style of training.

With a clear focus on developing discipline and deportment, Centennial’s Police Foundations program is well respected. Students are thoroughly trained through the paramilitary environment as well as courses that are based on real-life experiences and case studies that incorporate a fundamental perspective on the field. Some of the various courses students take during the Police Foundations program include: Canadian Criminal Justice System, Principals of Ethical and Moral Reasoning, Issues and Diversity, Criminology for Policing, Conflict Management and Use of Force. These and other well-rounded courses prepare graduates for entry into security and related occupations or to pursue the additional training that is specific to careers in various police and military environments. A highlight of the program is the Police Prep component that prepares students for all the required testing to become part of Canada’s police force.

So what knowledge do students boasts upon finishing the police foundations training?
They are well prepared to document, organize, and assist in the presentation of court cases in compliance with criminal and provincial law, rules of evidence and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. They also are well versed in initiating, promoting and facilitating partnerships to meet community policing and security needs and making sound decisions based on evaluation. Students also gain a fundamental knowledge of concepts in political science, law and legislative policy-making and public administration to the provision of police services. With this sound training and the experiences of real-life simulations, graduates of the Police Foundations program can apply for positions as police officers or customs officers and security guards. This program will definitely launch their careers as problem solvers who have the ability to help people in their communities.

Police Foundations training is taken very seriously. Therefore, requirements for admission into the program are extensive and specific. Not only do applicants have to present at minimum an Ontario Secondary Diploma or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older, but they must also have compulsory English 12C or U credits or skills assessment or equivalent. English proficiency will also be considered and a program information session may be required. Applicants should also know that some program experiences might require a criminal reference check.

There are also standard policing requirements that students must meet for a career in this field. Students must have no criminal record, as good moral character and habits are essential. Applicants for police services careers in Ontario must be able to pass a security clearance, background investigation and credit and reference checks. A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is also required. First aid and or CPR certification is necessary as well. Physically, the applicant must have his or her vision checked (requirements vary between agencies), possess standard normal hearing, be physically fit and ready for the Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (PREP) test.

These prerequisites are set in place to ensure that only the most dedicated applicants are put through to the Police Foundations program and embark on a the very important career of ensuring the safety of the community in which they work. For full details, please check out Centennial College’s Police Foundations Admission Requirements.

Police Foundations Program

Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technicians Train at Centennial College

Do you have an interest in working in heating, refrigeration and air conditioning areas such as: technical support, maintenance and installation, design, and sales and service? Have you completed at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)? In addition, do you have credentials for compulsory English 12C or U, or skills assessment, or equivalent; and Math 11M or U, or 12C or U, or skills assessment, or equivalent? If you answered ‘yes’ to all of these questions, you may want to consider training to be a refrigeration and air conditioning technician at Centennial College's Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program.

Taking just two years to complete, the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning courses in this program teach students broad knowledge of the design, installation and service techniques of heating and air conditioning systems for commercial and residential settings. Some specific skills that students will master include: maintaining, sizing and selecting equipment for air conditioning and refrigeration application; the development of refrigerants; development of equipment to meet the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) standards; efficiency standards for heating equipment; installation and service techniques; among others. This is achieved through a variety of heating, refrigeration and air conditioning courses such as Ethics in Technology and Environment; Acts, Regulations and Procedures; Electrical Fundamentals; Mechanical Cooling Cycle; Pipe Joining & Installation for Cooling; Systems Design and Installation; Air Conditioning and Distribution Systems and many mothers. To complement their training, students partake in a Capstone Project. This final project encompasses elements of everything the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning technician students have learned throughout their time in the program. A faculty member supervises this project.

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Courses are facilitated from Progress Campus. Of Centennial College’s four locations, this one is the largest and most centrally located. It provides many places in which students can practice their craft such as a restaurant and conference centre.

Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning technicians make, install, repair and service residential, commercial and industrial cooling and heating systems. While some of them work in building maintenance, others specialize in repairing small, portable refrigeration and freezing units. As part of their job, refrigeration and air conditioning technicians measure, cut and connect piping using welding and brazing equipment; recharge systems with refrigerant gases as required; connect rooftop units to gas, test and balance systems and connect electrical systems; adjust computerized controls; use computer software to calculate loads, and work on large machines.

It should be noted that when graduates first leave the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program, they may obtain employment as heating technicians or through affiliated trade apprenticeships in plumbing, pipefitting, electrical, sheet metal or refrigeration. Apprenticeship is required after graduation, for those who wish to become tradespersons.

Train as an Assistant and Go onto Take Early Childhood Education

Do you have learning disabilities, possess a workplace destination level high-school diploma, are a mature student (over the age of 19), and/ or have a first language other than English? Do you have an interest in working in early childhood education? In addition do you possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or are 19 years of age or older; and the compulsory English 12 credit or skills assessment or equivalent? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the early childhood program at Centennial College known as Early Childhood Assistant. In addition to these academic requirements, applicants may also be required to complete a questionnaire, provide references and attend a program admission session as part of the admissions process.

The reason this early childhood education offering is so ideal for those with learning disabilities, mature students and ESL students is that it was specifically designed to support the needs of such students through small classes, a hands-on approach to learning and encouragement from professional faculty members who have been in the industry for years.

Once accepted, students will discover a few distinct benefits. First, most early childhood education courses include one or two major assignments, a mid-term and a final test. Secondly, assignments include presentations, small group assignments and in-class workshop participation. Thirdly, both semesters contain field placement experiences.  Specific early childhood education courses include: Communicating with Families, Preschool and School-Age learning, Guiding Children’s Behaviour, Health and Wellbeing, Infant and Toddler Development and more. To supplement in-class training, students of the early childhood program, partake in two practicum experiences. This hands-on practice allows students to apply what they have already learned and gain new insight. Some field placement agencies require a criminal reference check prior to student placement. Certain criminal convictions may disallow placement in these agencies and program completion may not be possible. Students must also have a clear medial report to participate.

By the end of the program students are able to: plan and implement individual programs and curriculum to meet the developmental needs of children; utilize a variety of observation techniques to enhance work with children, families and co-workers; maintain responsive relationships with individual children and groups of children; establish and maintain safe and healthy environments that best meet the requirements of current legislation, regulatory bodies and program policies; develop and maintain effective written, oral, non-verbal and electronic communications with children, families, co-workers, employers and individuals/ agencies; apply relevant legislation, policies, procedures and regulations to early childhood education programs and settings in a changing social context; and more.

Each year, between 10 and 33 per cent of graduates from this early childhood program go on to study in Centennial’s two-year Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. Many of these students are exempt from some ECE courses as a result of attaining a high level of success in the ECA program. ECA graduates who have successfully completed the ECE program have also been accepted into Ryerson University or York University.