High school students can get a head start at college while completing their secondary diploma. Centennial offers college-level courses to these students that will lead to credits towards their high school and college diplomas. The list of courses include:Principles of Psychology, Network Technologies, and Dynamics of Global Tourism. Some classes take place at one of Centennial's campuses, while others are held at the student's high school. This is a good way of earning two credits and exploring college life for these young adults.
Before enrolling in a college or university program, some students may choose to earn some college credits and complete postsecondary-level courses, which will prepare them for their target programs. Centennial offers preparatory classes in business, hospitality, technology, and health and community areas, where students enroll in these foundation programs to learn more advance concepts before diving into the actual diploma and degree programs. Students graduate with an Ontario College Certificate, credits towards postsecondary programs, and the essential knowledge and skills for a specific area, which can be applied to a broad list of programs within that area.
College courses are not only for high school and college beginners. Industry professionals, retired workers, and even some college students, opt for a non-traditional college studies through distance learning. This off-campus method of learning presents flexibility of time and place, in which many busy individuals prefer so they can complete other commitments, such as work and family life. There are a wide array of courses offered through distance learning, including those in business, technology, and health studies.
- Many courses at Centennial are transferrable to other program credits, which will help ease the transition when students choose to switch or advance to another field of studies.
- Centennial is partnered with universities to offer joint programs, so Centennial course credits are recognized by other institutions, resulting in time saved from retaking similar courses.
- Through the vast offering of Second Career courses, Centennial partnered with other colleges, opening new possibilities for its students to translate course credits to other educational and career opportunities.