Seneca College
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Tuition: $5,250.00  Students: 17,000
1750 Finch Avenue East
North York, ON      M2J 2X5
(416) 491-5050

Seneca College

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967 during the formation of Ontario’s college system. It was created as part of the provincial need to give students career-oriented diplomas, continuing education courses, and continuing education programs. Their mission is to “contribute to Canadian society by being a transformational leader in providing students with career-related education,” and its motto is: “Seneca Changes You.” ... continued below

About Seneca College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

Seneca provides the most up-to-date equipment and teaching skills at eight campuses, namely: Yorkgate Campus (located on the second floor of the Yorkgate Mall at Finch Avenue West and Jane Street), Seneca at York Campus (includes the Stephen E. Quinlan Building and the Technology Enhanced Learning Building), Newnham Campus (Located on the north side of Finch Avenue at Hwy. 404 (Don Valley Parkway and Finch Avenue East), Newmarket Campus (offers community-based services delivered by Seneca College, the YMCA and the Canadian Hearing Society, Markham Campus (learning facility with electronic classrooms, a computer commons, library, cafeteria, fitness centre, book store and flexible student learning spaces), King Campus (housed in the Eaton Hall manor and is located on 282 hectares of woods, lakes and fields), Jane Campus (seen from the westbound collector lanes of Highway 401), and Buttonville Campus (home of Seneca's fleet of aircraft and flight training devices).

Student Services and Student Life

Some of the student services offered by the campus include: Housing, Insurance Plan, Locker Rentals, Student Advocacy & Advisement, Student Concerns, Student Handbook, Student Resources (Child Care, Lost & Found, Financial Aid, Faxes, and Legal Aid), Success Strategies (The Debt Free Grad, Financial Aid website, budget work sheet, SMILE or “Student Mentoring in Life and Education,” where students have the opportunity to connect with a senior student mentor in their program area; the Learning Centre has free tutoring, library, study groups and conversation clubs), Survival Tips, Transportation and Parking, and yourFUTURE.

Academic Programs

There are many programs offered by the College. They are divided into different faculties: FACULTY OF APPLIED ARTS & HEALTH SCIENCES (School of Animal Health, School of Community Services, School of Early Childhood Education, School of English and Liberal Studies, School of Health Sciences, School of Public Safety and Police Studies, School of Recreation, and School of Underwater Skills); FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (Agilent Technologies Institute, Centre for Advanced Technologies, Centre for the Built Environment, School of Aviation and Flight Technology, School of Biological Sciences & Applied Chemistry, School of Civil Engineering Technology, School of English and Liberal Studies, School of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology,School of Fire Protection, and York / Seneca Institute for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education); FACULTY OF BUSINESS (Centre for Financial Service, School of Accounting & Finance, School of Fashion & Merchandising, School of English and Liberal Studies, Centre for Human Resources, School of Business Management, School of International Business, School of Legal and Public Administration, School of Marketing and e-Business, School of Office Administration, and School of Tourism); FACULTY OF INFORMATION ARTS & TECHNOLOGY (School of Communication Arts, School of Computer Studies, and School of English and Liberal Studies); FACULTY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION; and FACULTY OF WORKFORCE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT.

Famous Alumni

A number of notable graduates have graduated from the College. Some of them include: Vivienne Poy - fashion designer and Canadian Senator; Roger Petersen – broadcaster; Rick Ralph - broadcaster FAN 590; Maryam Behmard - television producer; Mark Penney - film director; Jully Black - Singer / Songwriter; Chuck (Spider) Jones – broadcaster; Bill Welychka - former MuchMusic and MuchMoreMusic personality, now weather anchor; Beverly Thomson - host of Canada AM; Alvin Curling - Canadian diplomat and former Liberal MPP; and Alan Frew - singer; lead singer of Glass Tiger

North York Information

North York forms the central part of the northern half of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth-most populous municipality in North America, and the 46th most populous in the world. As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered one of the top financial cities in the world.

Toronto's climate is moderate for Canada due to its southerly location within the country and its proximity to Lake Ontario. It has a humid continental climate, with warm, humid summers and generally cold winters, although fairly mild by Canadian and many northern continental U.S. standards. The city experiences four distinct seasons with considerable variance in day to day temperature, particularly during the colder weather season.

Toronto is a major scene for theatre and other performing arts, with more than fifty ballet and dance companies, six opera companies, and two symphony orchestras. The city is home to the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Opera Company, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Notable performance venues include the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Roy Thomson Hall, the Princess of Wales Theatre, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Massey Hall, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres and the Hummingbird Centre.


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