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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Technology Foundations (ICET) program at Centennial College is an educational pathway if you're interested in attending one of the school's technical programs. Once you finish this technology certificate program, you'll meet the academic requirements for other School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science (SETAS) programs. 
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Overview

Successful completion of the Technology Foundations (ICET) program's courses from Centennial College may also provide you with exemptions for certain courses in some programs, depending upon the grade level you achieve.

To prepare you for entrance into specialized diploma and advanced diploma programs in the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, this offering helps you develop a thorough understanding of the personal, academic and professional requirements, including skills in: 

  • Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Technology
  • Computers
  • Science

The Technology Foundations certificate program is geared towards applicants who, for whatever reason, do not meet the regular entrance requirements for Centennial College's programs.

Career Outlook

  • Architectural Technician program
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology program
  • Biotechnology or Biotechnology - Advanced program
  • Computer Repair and Maintenance program
  • Computer Systems Technician or Technology – Networking programs
  • Electrical Engineering Technician program
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician or Technology – Automation and Robotics programs
  • Electronics Engineering Technician or Technology programs
  • Energy Systems Engineering Technician or Technology programs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students: Apply early! Allow approximately four to six months before start for admission and Study Permit/Visa processing. 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations: Developing College Communications Skills 
  • Occupational Health and Safety  
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Principles and Technical Applications 
  • Inquiry to Physics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    51

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature applicant status (19 years or older)

Note: Applicants to Centennial College post-secondary programs in the area of information and communication engineering technology (ICET) with scores of 140 or 141 in the Centennial College English Skills Assessment are advised to take this program first, as a pathway to their program of choice. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14937 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14937 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2721 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2721 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Centennial College is offering two (2) scholarships to international students. One scholarship is awarded to an international student based on merit; the other to an international transfer student from China based on academic performance. Both scholarships are offered to eligible students who have successfully completed two consecutive semesters.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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