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Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology is a community college for applied arts and technology in Torontomarker, Ontariomarker. Seneca College is a member of Polytechnics Canada.


The college was established during the formation of Ontario’s college system in 1967. Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology were established on May 21, 1965. The school was founded as part of a provincial initiative to provide career-oriented diploma and certificate courses, as well as continuing education programs to Ontariomarker communities.


The College is located in the Greater Toronto Area and has several campuses. The Newnham campus is the primary campus, with some administrative functions housed at the Markham campus. Seneca has two residence buildings: a 1,000-bed residence located at Newnham Campus, and a 233-bed residence located at King Campus.

Buttonville Airport campus

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 divided between Markham and Buttonville Campuses.

Jane campus

Students on this campus are registered in pre-apprenticeship programs for Tool and Die Maker, Precision Machining and Mould Maker trades. The building can be seen from the westbound collector lanes of Highway 401.

King campus

King City Campus
Is housed in the Eaton Hallmarker manor, which is located on 282 hectares 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 offers training in the field of SCUBA and Surface Supplied Commercial Diving.

Markham campus

Markham campus‎
Seneca’s 10-storey Markham Campus is a learning facility with electronic classrooms, a computer commons, library, cafeteria, fitness centre, book store and flexible student learning spaces.

The Campus offers programs in Business Administration — Information Systems, General Business, Marketing, Marketing Administration, Brand Management, Business Intelligence, Interactive Marketing, Marketing Management, and Business Computer Studies. Other non-business administration programs include Tourism and Travel, and Aviation and Flight Technology.

In October 2008, the Markham Campus was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which was announced by the Toronto Star newspaper.

Newmarket campus

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

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.

Seneca@York campus

Seneca@York campus
Seneca@York Campus includes the Stephen E. Quinlan Building and the Technology Enhanced Learning Building, situated on the Keele Campus of York Universitymarker. 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, Technical Communication and Liberal Arts programs.

Yorkgate campus

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.


Seneca offers programs in over 260 fields of study.

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 developed and kept current with the assistance of academic advisory committees. These committees are made up of Seneca's academic advisors and key industry members. They are in place to ensure the education students receive provides the skills necessary for career success.

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 students to apply their college education to obtain credit towards a university degree.

Faculties and Schools

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • School of Tourism
Faculty of Information Arts & Technology
  • School of Communication Arts
  • School of Computer Studies
  • School of English and Liberal Studies
Faculty of Continuing Education

Faculty of Workforce Skills Development


Seneca Libraries has four libraries located at the King, Markham, Newnham and Seneca@York campuses. The libraries offer both print and electronic resources including 96 000+ books, 20 000+ ebooks, 30 000+ magazines, journals and newspapers; and 8 100 audio-visual materials. Services include intercampus and interlibrary loan, research skills, academic honesty/citing, and copyright instruction (information literacy); electronic course readings, a wide array of web-based research pathfinders, copyright clearance support, and face-to-face, telephone, email and synchronous online chat reference services. Audio-Visual Services offers technical support and equipment for class presentations and assignments.

Student life

With more than 100,000 students, Seneca is Canada's largest college. The 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.

Notable alumni

Honorary degrees

Notable faculty

  • Nanda Lwin, music historian and professor of engineering technology


The school's athletic nickname is "The Sting". Varsity sports at Seneca include: Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Curling, Fastball (women's only), Rugby, Skiing, Soccer, and Volleyball. The newly started Elite 1 Professional Development League, plays at the Newnham Campus Gym. Elite 1 is a league created to further the development of Canadian basketball players, while making itself inclusive to professionals from other countries. [69312]

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