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Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Motto Careers for the Real World
Established 1966
Type Public
President Dr. Rick Miner
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Campus Urban
Sports teams Seneca Sting
Mascot Sting
Website http://www.senecac.on.ca

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology has approximately 90,000 part-time and 17,000 full-time students. With more than 100,000 students, Seneca is Canada's largest college which offers programs in more than 260 career fields. The College is located in the Greater Toronto Area, with Newnham Campus being the main and biggest campus for Seneca. Seneca has two residence buildings, a 1,107-bed residence located at Newnham Campus, and a 233-bed residence located at King Campus. Housing Services assists students in finding accommodations near all Seneca College campuses. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A map of Torontos Census Metropolitan Area, which contains a large portion of the Greater Toronto Area. ...


Faculties and Schools

Faculty of Applied Arts & Health Sciences

  • School of Animal Health
  • School of Early Childhood Education
  • School of English and Liberal Studies
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Safety and Police Studies
  • School of Recreation
  • School of Social Services
  • The Centre for Tourism and Leisure Services
  • 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 & Resources Technology
  • School of English and Liberal Studies
  • School of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
  • School of Fire Protection Engineering
  • York / Seneca Institute for Science, Technology and Education

Faculty of Business

  • Arts & Commerce
    • Centre for Financial Service
    • School of Accounting & Finance
    • School of Fashion & Merchandising
    • School of English and Liberal Studies
  • Management & Administration 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

Faculty of Information Arts & Technology

  • Centre for Professional Communications
  • Animation Arts Centre
  • School of Communication Arts
  • School of Computer Studies
  • School of English and Liberal Studies

Faculty of Continuing Education

Computer Access

Seneca College has the largest computer studies program and more computers than any other college in Canada. Seneca@York and Newnham Campus have close to 300 networked computer workstations each in the Computing Commons. King Campus has nearly 100 in the Open Computing Lab and Markham has 140 networked computer workstations in the Computing Commons. Students have access to some of the latest computer equipment in Canada. More than 20 per cent of Ontario computer studies students are enrolled at Seneca College.

Co-op Education

Co-operative programs give Seneca students the opportunity to integrate their college education with real world experience before graduation. Seneca offers a wide range of co-op programs in subject areas ranging from Technical Communication and Accounting and Finance, to Chemical Technology and Marketing Administration.

Some programs offer co-op options, while others include a mandatory co-op period prior to graduation. Seneca also offers work placement assistance to students upon graduation. All Seneca College programs are designed and kept current with the assistance of academic advisory committees. These committees are made up of Seneca's academic advisors and key industry members and are in place to ensure the education students receive provides the skills necessary for career success.

University Transfer Agreement Policies

Seneca College has more than 70 transfer agreements with universities throughout the world including countries such as Australia, Canada, England, South Africa, and the U.S.A. These agreements allow our students to apply their college education to obtain credit towards a university degree.

Institutions with which Seneca has transfer agreements include: University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, University of Guelph, University of Western Sydney in Australia and York University. These cover diverse program areas including Human Resources Management, Real Property Administration, Aviation and Flight Technology, Nursing, and Biochemistry.

Seneca College is continuously expanding its transfer and joint agreements with other post-secondary institutions to give students the most for their education and career success.


Seneca College has campuses throughout the Toronto and Greater Metro Toronto Area including a Markham Campus due to open in 2005.

Buttonville Airport

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Buttonville is the home of Seneca's fleet of aircraft and flight training devices, utilized for training by students registered in the Aviation and Flight Technology Program. All in-flight training is undertaken through the facilities at the Buttonville Airport. Classroom-based instruction is split between the Newnham, Markham, York and Buttonville Campuses.

Jane Campus

21 Beverly Hills Drive, Toronto, ON

Students on this campus are registered in pre-apprenticeship programs for Tool and Die Maker, Precision Machining and Mould Maker trades. The Digital Media Centre is part of this campus and offers programs in 3-D Digital Animation and in Webmaster specializations.

King Campus

13990 Dufferin Street, King City, ON King City is an affluent, unincorporated village in King Township, Ontario, Canada, located just north of Toronto. ...

Located on 2.82 km² of woods, lakes and fields, this campus offers students a broad range of study programs, including: Business, Early Childhood Education, Law Enforcement, Nursing, Social Service Worker (and Gerontology), Tourism Studies, Golf Course Technician, Environmental Landscape Management, Recreation and Leisure Services, Recreation Facility Management, and Veterinary Technician. It is also one of the few locations in Canada that offer training in the field of SCUBA and Surface Supplied Commercial Diving.

Markham Campus

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Seneca College’s Markham Campus is located at the intersection of Highway 7 and Highway 404 which is easily accessible by car or public transit. Situated on 12 acres of land with a beautiful pond and walking path, the 10-storey building has been completely renovated to accommodate computer laboratories, classroom facilities and study areas. When fully occupied, the Markham building will accommodate up to 2,500 students.

Seneca’s Markham campus now offers programs in Tourism and Travel, Business Computer Systems and will soon offer such programs as Brand Management, Business Intelligence Research Analyst and Interactive Marketing.

The Gordon Baker Campus has now moved to Markham Campus specializing in computer courses, from beginner to advanced training. The Richmond Hill Campus has also moved to the Markham Campus, the Faculty of Continuing Education and Contract Training offers a variety of programs, with a strong emphasis on business, ESL, and microcomputer training. A business centre and self-employment assistance program are available for the entrepreneur, as well as customized training solutions for growing companies.

Satellite learning centre was once located in a plaza in the northeast corner of Highway 7 and McCowan Road.

Newmarket Campus

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The Newmarket Campus offers community-based services delivered by Seneca College, the YMCA and the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS). Programs include employment services for adults, academic upgrading and computer skills training. The YMCA offers youth programs and information on recreational activities and community programs. The CHS offers numerous support services for the hearing impaired in York Region.

Newnham Campus

1750 Finch Avenue East, Toronto, ON

Newnham Campus is the academic and administrative centre of Seneca College. Located on the north side of Finch Avenue at Hwy. 404 (Don Valley Parkway) and Finch Avenue East, Newnham Campus is one of the largest college campuses in Canada. It houses full-time and part-time programs in Applied Arts, Business and Technology, as well as the Seneca Student Residence.


70 The Pond Road, Toronto, ON

Seneca@York Campus includes the Stephen E. Quinlan Building and the Technology Enhanced Learning Building, situated on the Keele Campus of York University. Several schools are located at this North York campus, including the Animation Arts Centre, Communication Arts, Computer Studies and Biological Science and Applied Chemistry, as well as Corporate Communications and Technical Communication programs. York University (French: Université York), located in Toronto, Ontario, is Canadas third-largest university and has produced several of the countrys top leaders in the fields of law, politics, business, space sciences, and fine arts. ...

Yorkgate Campus

1 York Gate Blvd., Toronto, ON

Students at the Yorkgate Campus can learn at their own pace with customized programs in academic upgrading and office systems. The Literacy and Basic Skills program is available, as are a variety of provincial and federal programs. The Employment Resource Centre offers assisted services and extended hours on evenings and Saturdays. The facility is located on the second floor of the Yorkgate Mall at Finch Avenue West and Jane Street.

Yorkdale Campus (closed)

2999 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON

Former C.B. Parsons Junior High, Seneca Yorkdale Campus was home to the Tourism Studies from 1980s until it moved to the King Campus in 2000. The site is now home to Fieldstone Day School, a private school. The 3 storey 6. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Seneca College has several residences for students. The largest residence is located at Seneca's Newham campus in North York. There is also a smaller residence located at Seneca's King campus.


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Sports Teams

The schools team name is the Sting.

Varsity sports at Seneca include:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Curling
  • Fastball - Womens
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Honourary Degrees

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Seneca College’s Markham Campus is located at the intersection of Highway 7 and Highway 404 which is easily accessible by car or public transit.
Seneca College Residence at Seneca College's Newnham campus in North York, Ontario is an 18 floor apartment for the college's students and was built in 1998.
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