Program Advisory Committees


The Ministry of Colleges and Universities requires an advisory committee for each Ontario college postsecondary program, or related program (cluster), to ensure curriculum quality and student and graduate success. Committee members consist of a cross-section of individuals external to Seneca who have direct interest in a program and a diversity of experience and expertise related to a particular occupational area or discipline addressed by a program. Program Advisory Committees are a highly valuable resource that report to the Board of Governors through the Vice-President of Academic. The Vice-President of Academic submits an annual summary of Program Advisory Committee activity to the board through the Academic Planning and Student Affairs Committee.

The Role

Program Advisory Committees provide industry expertise and insight to help program areas develop, renew and promote Seneca's full- and part-time programs according to labour market needs. The committees ensure 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. 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 work in their careers and contribute to their field

The Commitment

Candidates for membership on Program Advisory Committees are identified through referrals, self-nomination or invitation by academic chairs or deans. The term for committee members is three years, renewable once. Committee meetings take place at least two times per year.

In line with Seneca’s Strategic Plan, it is important that membership of Program Advisory Committees reflect the diversity of the demographics of the industry and the diversity of the nature of the community in which Seneca operates. Seneca commits to a diverse advisory committee membership specially to include women, the LGBTQ2S+ community, persons with disabilities, francophone persons, Black and Indigenous representatives as well as other persons of colour/visible minorities.


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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)
  • School of Arts & Science (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