Community Development Work – Centennial College

Program Info

School: Centennial College
Faculty: School of Community and Health Studies
Degree: Diploma; Online
Field of Study: Family and Community Services
Description: Are you passionate about social and environmental justice, enjoy working with groups, and wish you could help connect people to services and opportunities in their community? Then the Community Development Work program is for you. This offering will prepare you for an interdisciplinary field, working with groups experiencing marginalization. You’ll build skills in critical thinking of matters such as social justice, anti-oppressive practice, sustainable development, community engagement, community asset-mapping, fundraising, team building, collaborative leadership, project management, research and project evaluation.

Expert guest speakers, field trips, and collaborative projects with local and international NGOs attached to student learning evaluations and assessments will all be components of this program’s courses and learning outcomes. You’ll also learn from experienced and passionate faculty members who come from a diverse range of local and international community development settings and educational backgrounds. Perhaps the most unique aspect of this program is how you’ll connect theory to practice through field placement learning opportunities. You’ll engage in field placement opportunities/on-the job internship experiences with organizations, institutions and social enterprises actively engaged in community work.

URL: Community Development Work at Centennial College
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,017

This cost estimate is based on two semesters and includes ancillary fees.

Careers: Community and Social Service Workers

Facts

LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
SCHOOL TYPE: College
LANGUAGE: English
FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE Students: 24,334
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
CANADIAN STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT: $1,933
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT: $3,970
TELEPHONE: (416) 289-5393
FAX: (416) 289-5352
EMAIL: international@centennialcollege.ca
ADDRESS: 941 Progress Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

About

Over the past 55 years, Centennial College has transformed itself from a local community college to a worldly institution, with a presence in countries such as China, India, South Korea and Brazil. Our focus has always been on preparing graduates to enter the workforce while teaching our students to be leaders. We’ve worked hard to build lasting partnerships with local communities while preparing our graduates to succeed globally – work we are confident has led to our #1 ranking in the Greater Toronto Area for graduate satisfaction. Locally, we continue to offer industry-recognized full- and part-time programs at five Toronto campuses. Whether in our classrooms, our labs or the community, Centennial students experience the real world before they even graduate. They’re job-ready, and that’s a fact employers have told us, as more than 88 percent of those who have employed Centennial grads are satisfied or very satisfied with their hires.

 

On Campus Housing

Centennial College has grown rapidly over the past several years, and demand for student housing outgrew the capacity of our older facility on Progress Avenue. Knowing that a lack of access to a residence is an impediment for students from outside the GTA, Centennial constructed the eight-storey Centennial Residence and Culinary Arts Centre at its Progress Campus. The striking new building takes the shape of a quadrangle with a central courtyard to allow natural light to reach all of the residence rooms. Housing up to 740 students in two- and four-bedroom arrangements, each suite includes its own kitchen and bathroom. Students also have access to communal kitchens and lounge spaces for larger social gatherings. Every resident has his or her own bedroom. For more information on Residence, visit www.centennial-place.ca. For questions and inquiries about the Residence, contact it directly by emailing centennialresidence@studenthousing.com or calling 416-438-2216, ext. 6294.

 

Off Campus Housing

The Centennial College Student Association Inc. (CCSAI) partners with an off-campus housing service company called Places4Students Inc. The company makes sure that finding a home is headache-free through its free-to-search database, which lets you see the property before deciding to contact the landlord. For more information, visit:

Incoming Students

 

For first year students, orientation activities for both academic and Centennial College Student Association programs, and personalized success plans are provided for you. You are also encouraged to take advantage of our free ‘success skills’ workshops offered throughout the year. Peer mentors and International advisors are also available at every campus to help you transition to life in Canada, and at Centennial.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission

Fees & Scholarships

Tuition Fees

International: $17,017

Notes for International Students:

 

Fees vary by program. Degree programs have higher fees. Please visit the website for more information, at https://www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/tuition-and-fees/tuition-information/.

FINANCIAL AID

ACCESS STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES

Students can now submit inquiries and documents directly to Student Financial Services via CASS – Centennial Access to Student Services form. The queue will streamline student inquiries and document uploads related to scholarships and bursaries, the Ontario Student Assistance Program, tuition deposit waivers, promissory notes and more. The efficiency will allow us to enhance how we support students’ financial needs.

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