Technology Accreditation Canada Accredits Nine Programs at Centennial College

August 28, 2019
On August 26th, Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) presented the faculty of Centennial College with certificates recognizing national program accreditation for nine of the institution’s engineering technology and applied science programs. The programs (options in parenthesis), accredited for a five-year period, are;

Computer Systems Technician - Networking (Fast Track)
Computer Systems Technology (Co-op, Fast Track, Co-op Fast Track)
Electromechanical Engineering Technician - Automation & Robotics (Fast Track)
Electromechanical Engineering Technology - Automation & Robotics (Co-op, Fast Track, Co-op Fast Track)
Electronics Engineering Technician (Fast Track)
Electronics Engineering Technology (Co-op, Fast Track, Co-op Fast Track)
Environmental Technician (Fast Track)
Environmental Technology (Co-op, Fast Track, Co-op Fast Track)
Food Science Technology (Co-op, Fast Track, Co-op Fast Track)

The audit of each of the programs revealed highly engaged faculty committed to student success and industry standard lab facilities. Additionally, employers indicated graduates have a strong foundation of skills which enables them to be productive from day one of their employment. The audit teams commended the institution for the “gold standard” suite of student resources, including dedicated program advisors, complimentary access to tutoring and learning circles, extensive print and electronic library resources and a laptop loan program. 

“TAC congratulates Centennial College on their exemplary leadership with another nine programs accredited,” remarked Richard Stamper, TAC Executive Director.  “This significant achievement demonstrates the College’s commitment to its students and signifies that each accredited program is relevant and aligns with the current standards of the profession which are valued by industry.”

“I am very proud of the ongoing commitment our faculty and staff demonstrate to Technology Accreditation Canada’s rigorous audit process”, commented Dr. Patrick Kelly, Dean School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science at Centennial College. “We view accreditation as one component of our quality control measures that ensure our programs continue to meet the needs of industry and the community.  The external accreditation process speaks highly of our commitment to quality standards and our programs meeting national technology benchmarks as defined by employers”.

Information on the TAC and Centennial teams which participated in the accreditations can be found on the following pages.   
  
About TAC
Through accreditation, TAC is committed to partnering with educational institutions to ensure students receive the highest quality education which meets the standards of Canada’s engineering technology profession. For more information about TAC or how to apply for accreditation, please visit technologyaccreditation.ca.

About Centennial
The School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science offers a wide range of programs including apprenticeship, diplomas, graduate certificates, and a bachelor degree in the fields of Applied Biological & Environmental Sciences, Information & Communication Engineering Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Technology. For the second consecutive year, Centennial College ranked first among the GTA colleges in student and graduate satisfaction.    

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Representatives from Centennial College’s Computer Systems, Environmental, Electromechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Food Science programs are joined by staff from Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) and Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists to celebrate the presentation of their TAC national program accreditation certificates.

The following TAC and Centennial team members were instrumental in completing a successful accreditation process.

Computer Systems Technician - Networking (Fast Track) and Computer Systems Technology (Co-op, Fast Track, Co-op Fast Track)

Centennial: Academic Chair, Predrag Pesikan, P.Eng.  
                     Professor & Academic Coordinator, Ali Al-Rubaie
TAC audit team: Lead auditor Christine Ross, P.Tech. (Alberta); Auditors Horace MacPherson, C.E.T. (Ontario), Shawn Conde, C.E.T. (Ontario), Sharon Reid, C.Tech. (Ontario)

Electromechanical Engineering Technician - Automation & Robotics (Fast Track) and Electromechanical Engineering Technology - Automation & Robotics (Co-op, Fast Track, Co-op Fast Track)

Centennial: Academic Chair, Donald Wang
                      Program Coordinator, Tito Khandaker
TAC audit team: Lead auditor Gary Closson, C.E.T., P.Eng. (Ontario); Auditors Archie Arshad, C.Tech. (Ontario), Richard Davies, A.Sc.T (Saskatchewan); Rick Ikebuchi, R.E.T (BC); Auditor-in-Training: Murray Parsons, C.E.T. (Ontario)

Electronics Engineering Technician (Fast Track) and Electronics Engineering Technology (Co-op, Fast Track, Co-op Fast Track)

Centennial: Academic Chair Clarence Cheung
TAC audit team: Lead auditor Gary Closson, C.E.T., P.Eng. (Ontario); Auditors Andre Tardif, C.E.T. (Ontario), Ron Walker, C.E.T. (Ontario), Kevin Harrison, P.Tech. (Alberta)

Environmental Technician (Fast Track) and Environmental Technology (Co-op, Fast Track, Co-op Fast Track)

Centennial: Academic Chair, Steve Boloudakis
                      Program Coordinator, Carol Preston
TAC audit team: Lead auditor Kathryn Deschamps, C.E.T. (Ontario); Auditors Kendra LeBoldus, A.Sc.T. (Saskatchewan), Cylma Foxton, C.E.T. (Ontario), Jey Pillai, C.E.T. (Ontario)

Food Science Technology (Co-op, Fast Track, Co-op Fast Track)

Centennial: Academic Chair, Steve Boloudakis
                      Program Coordinator, Parviz Yousefian
TAC audit team: Lead auditor Charles Renkas, A.Sc.T. (Saskatchewan); Auditors Mujeeb Khan, C.E.T. (Ontario), Robert Ashton, A.Sc.T. (Saskatchewan)