Program Advisory Committees


The Ministry of Colleges and Universities requires an advisory committee for each postsecondary program or related program cluster to ensure curriculum quality and student and graduate success. Committee members include an external selection of exceptional leaders in their fields who hold diverse program-related experience and expertise. The Program Advisory Committee is a highly valuable resource and reports to the Board of Governors through Seneca’s president. Regular meeting updates are given to the board’s Academic Planning Committee.

The Role

The committee ensures programs are current and relevant to industry, business and society. Program advisers identify current and future industry trends and shifts in the skills and knowledge graduates need to meet employer requirements. They advise on the need for new programs and participate in their development and quality assurance. Committee members also assist in identifying industry resources, including guest speakers, field placement, co-op and graduate employment opportunities. Program Advisory Committee members are key liaisons between Seneca and industry and between Seneca and the community.

The Reward

Program Advisory Committee members are key players in the future success of students, graduates and Seneca. In guiding the development of Seneca programs, they help to ensure graduates are well prepared to begin their careers and contribute to their field.

The Commitment

Membership is by invitation. Appointment to the committee is one four-year term and, when applicable, a second term may be added. Meetings are normally held once or twice per year. A list of Seneca’s Program Advisory Committees is available online.


Danielle Owens 416.491.5050 ext. 22256

Consent to Release Information

Interested applicants to Program Advisory Committees are asked to fill out a consent to release information form (DOC).

Advisory Committees

Programs delivered by the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training may be included in the Program Advisory Committee clusters listed below. 

  • Bachelor of Child Development
  • Bachelor of Community Mental Health
  • Bachelor of Healthcare Management
  • Behavioural Studies (Cluster)
  • Child & Youth Care
  • Bachelor of Crime & Intelligence Analysis
  • Early Childhood Education (Cluster)
  • Environmental Landscaping
  • Nursing Education (Cluster)
  • Opticianry
  • Public Safety (Cluster)
  • Recreation & Fitness (Cluster)
  • Social Service Worker
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Animal Health (Cluster)
  • Workplace Safety & Prevention (Collaborative with Cambrian/Lambton)
  • York/Seneca Rehabilitation
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • School of Arts & Science (Cluster)
  • Arline Pilot & Flight Operations & Aviation Technology Degree (Cluster)
  • Aviation Operations & Aviation Safety (Cluster)
  • Biotechnology
  • Building Science (Cluster)
  • Business Technology Management Degree
  • Cannabis Regulation & QA
  • Chemical Engineering Technology (Cluster)
  • Chemical Laboratory – Pharmaceutical
  • Civil Engineering Technology (Cluster)
  • Clinical Research
  • Computer Systems Technology & Technician (Cluster)
  • Computer Programmer & Programming & Analysis, Database Application Developer, Software Development Degree (Cluster)
  • Cosmetic Science
  • Data Science & Analytics Degree
  • Electronic Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology (Cluster)
  • Environmental Technology & Technician (Cluster)
  • Fire Protection Engineering Technology & Technician (Cluster)
  • Informatics & Security (Cluster)
  • Includes Cybersecurity & Threat Management Graduate Certificate
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology & Technician (Cluster)
  • Project Management – Environmental
  • Project Management – Information Technology
  • Provincial Co-ordinators Group (Preservice Firefighter Education & Training)
  • Regulatory Affairs & Quality
  • Underwater Skills
  • Acting for Camera & Voice
  • Animation
  • Broadcasting – Radio
  • Broadcasting – Television
  • Cosmetic Techniques & Management, Esthetician, Esthetics & Spa Therapies (Cluster)
  • Creative Advertising
  • Digital Animation, Game Arts & Animation (Cluster)
  • Documentary & Non-Fiction Media Production
  • Event & Media Production
  • Event Management – Event & Exhibit Design
  • Event Marketing
  • Fashion Arts
  • Fashion Business & Fashion Business Management (Cluster)
  • Fashion Business & Fashion Business Management Ad Hoc (Cluster)
  • Floral Design
  • Graphic Design
  • General Arts
  • Grad Cert School of Marketing (Cluster)
  • Government Relations
  • Illustration
  • Independent Music Production, Independent Songwriting & Performance (Cluster)
  • Interactive Media Design
  • Journalism
  • Marketing (Cluster)
  • Photography
  • Public Relations
  • Technical Communication
  • Visual Effects for Film & Television
  • Visual Merchandising Arts
  • Accounting & Finance (Cluster)
  • Business – Insurance
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Management (Cluster)
  • Financial Services Compliance Administration
  • Financial Services (Cluster) 
  • Fintech
  • Human Resources (Cluster)
  • International Business (Cluster)
  • Legal Advisory (Cluster)
  • Library & Information Technician
  • Non-Profit & Social Sector Management (Cluster)
  • Office Admin (Cluster)
  • Public Administration
  • Real Property Administration
  • School of Hospitality & Tourism (Cluster)
  • Supply Chain & Transportation (Cluster)
  • Sustainable Business Management