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Fleming College

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Overview

Overview

Established in 1967, Fleming College offers a truly Canadian experience, both in and out of the classroom. Campuses are located in the historic cities of Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton, which are popular Ontario tourist destinations. Students will have all the advantages of urban living with nature right at their doorstep and can enjoy the great lakes and vast natural landscapes of forests and plains that the province has to offer.

It is one of Ontario's earliest applied arts and technology institutions, named after Sir Sandford Fleming, a Scottish-born engineer and inventor who designed Canada's first transcontinental railway and invented Universal Standard Time, the system still used to tell the time around the world today.

The college offers a comprehensive portfolio of vocational training programs, from apprenticeships to postgraduate programs. Courses range from accounting, aquaculture and wireless information networking through to urban forestry, visual art and welding, and more.

Class sizes are small and designed to make learning personal. Students have the opportunity to form strong bonds with faculty and benefit from mentoring that can extend beyond academics. Students will get to know their instructors and classmates, creating connections that will last a lifetime.

The college's programs are designed to meet the needs of employers. Both theory and practical learning components are continuously updated to address emerging trends and changes in the industry. Students can practice what they learn in a number of different ways, including labs, field camps, simulations, work or co-op placements, or applied or community projects.

In fact, 95.7 per cent of employers were satisfied or very satisfied with the college's graduates' preparation for the workplace (Key Performance Indicator Survey), proving that Fleming is a great choice for international education.

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What's new

What's new

New study programs on offer at Fleming College include:

  • Aquaculture Foundations – Ontario College Certificate
  • Social Service Worker/Mental Health and Addiction Worker Dual Diploma

New facilities include:

  • Health Sciences Wing at the Sutherland Campus in Peterborough
  • Geosciences Lab at the Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ontario

Additional student support services have also been implemented by the college and include a Personal Wellness Support Hub that offers a variety of resources, modules and apps to help promote the personal and mental wellness of students for the duration of their studies.

Further new developments include:

  • Centre for Innovative Aquaculture Production
  • Centre for Advancement in Mechatronics and Industrial Internet of Things.
  • A new student residence for the Haliburton Campus – currently under construction.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Following in the footsteps of its illustrious namesake, Fleming College champions a culture of innovation and applied academics which sets it apart from other technical institutions.

The college employs a superb team of academic staff, who are highly qualified and widely experienced in their subject areas. Many have held high-ranking business and industrial sector roles, and are able to deliver both academic and professional insights utilizing a variety of teaching methods and communication principles.

All of Fleming College's programs are designed to respond to current and future industry needs, ensuring a curriculum that provides excellent preparation for a variety of top roles in many different industrial sectors. Students benefit from small class sizes with individual attention to maximize their learning potential while many of the instructors can provide vital industry contacts.

The college is also committed to providing ongoing professional education to ensure that its graduates become lifetime learners, and have many opportunities to add value to their long-term careers prospects. All qualifications from all of the college's courses are globally-recognized.

All students also benefit from practical learning modules such as field trips, lab and clinical training and work on applied projects with a variety of business and non-profit partners. They also get to put their skills into practice through valuable resume-enhancing internships and apprenticeships.

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Department structure

Department structure

Fleming College offers over 100 programs, ranging from certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas to post graduate certificates. Programs are organized into seven specialized academic schools across three campuses.

Sutherland Campus, Peterborough

School of Business and Information Technology

Programs focus on applied, real-world experiences, entrepreneurial thinking and strong communication skills.

School of Health and Wellness

Students collaborate in labs, clinics and practical exercises in interdisciplinary teams. An optimal mix of theory and practical skills make graduates stand out.

School of Justice and Community Development

Students can explore careers in law, security and protection taught by an award-winning faculty with an option to switch programs in Semester 2.

School of Trades and Technology

The Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre was designed with industry partners and has state-of-the art shop facilities, smart classrooms, high-tech labs, and modular and integrated learning spaces.

School of General Arts and Sciences

This school includes the English as a Second Language Bridge program and offers pathway programs to the arts or sciences stream.

Frost Campus, Lindsay, Ontario

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

With a focus on the environment, students don't spend much time in a lecture hall. Field trips, field schools and applied projects challenge students to put their skills into practice.

Haliburton Campus, Haliburton and Sutherland Campus, Peterborough

Haliburton School of Art and Design

The faculty in this school have shaped art, design, craft, and heritage studies across Canada. Programs include the Integrated Design diploma and the Visual and the Creative Arts diploma.

The intensive postgraduate heritage programs are taught in Peterborough, at the Sutherland Campus and in a museum. They prepare students for careers preserving museum materials or curating and managing museum exhibitions.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The college offers a wide selection of different types of courses, aimed at students of different levels of education and training. Entry requirements are based on specific course expectations and learning outcomes and can be viewed online on Fleming College's website.

There are also links to the college's admissions department, who can be contacted at any time regarding the application process. Prospective students should check online for any important deadlines and entry criteria which may include supplementary material such as a portfolio of work, or evidence of language proficiency.

English Requirements for Diplomas and Certificates

  • IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5. For students applying through SDS stream, no bands less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet-based (iBT) 80 with no score less than 20
  • TOEFL Paper-based (PBT) 550

English Requirements for Pharmacy Technician Diploma

  • IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet-based (iBT) 91 (no score less than 23 in speaking, 25 in writing, 22 in reading, 21 in listening)
  • TOEFL paper-based (PBT) 580

English Requirements for Post Graduate Certificates

  • IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet-based (iBT) 88 with no score less than 22
  • TOEFL Paper-based (PBT) 577

Students who do not meet the English language requirements can enter the ESL Bridge program. An assessment will determine which of the eight skill levels students should begin.

Academic and non-academic requirements can be found on individual program pages.

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Facilities

Facilities

Fleming has exceptional facilities such as specialized labs, studios and learning centres designed to replicate real working environments and train students on the skills sought by employers.

Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC)

This world-class centre at the Sutherland Campus was designed with leading trades employers. The main hub is the Skills Arena where students of different trades can learn together.

Centre for Advancement in Mechatronics and Industrial Internet of Things (CAMIIT)

This well-equipped, multipurpose research centre is supported by a core group of scientists, faculty researchers, engineers, and technologists. Students receive exceptional training through hands-on experience, applied research and innovation activities.

Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT)

The CAWT at the Frost Campus is a clean-tech research hub for innovative water and wastewater technologies offering students applied training.

Centre for Innovative Aquaculture Production (CIAP)

This hi-tech aquaculture centre at the Frost Campus gives students the chance to work alongside the research team and industry partners on applied research projects.

Residences

Both the Frost Campus and the Sutherland Campus have on-campus, suite-style residences. Students have their own bedroom with shared washrooms and common space in pods of six people. Take a tour of the residence here.

Sports facilities

Full-time students at the Frost and Sutherland campuses receive free membership to nearby recreational facilities that include aquatics and fitness centres. The Sutherland campus also has FIFA 1 Star certified turf fields. Both locations have wooded on-campus walking trails.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

Fleming College offers a range of financial support options. Each year, a fund of CAD 2 million is allocated to student bursaries and scholarships. Funding is provided through a variety of sources, including tuition fees, professional sponsors, and alumni donations, organized through the Fleming College's Advancement and Alumni Relations Department.

Enrolled students with an active timetable can complete a single online application that registers them for all college-administered bursaries and scholarships to which they are eligible.

The financial services team can also help students apply for external funding schemes and local and regional financial aid. Several programs offer pathways to degrees at a lower cost than direct entry into university.

A new East Asia Entrance Scholarship valued at CAD 1,250 is available exclusively for students from China, Vietnam, Philippines, Japan, Korea, Taiwan. To qualify, students must have:

  • Acceptance into a Fleming post-secondary or postgraduate program
  • IELTS overall score of 6.5 (no individual band below 6.0)
  • 80 per cent graduation GPA from their high school or college/university and
  • Submission of a Letter of Interest on why they want to study at Fleming in their chosen field

International students can now benefit from no application fees for Fall 2021, Winter 2022, and Spring 2022 terms and guaranteed offer letter within 10 days, following approval of their application. The college also offers a merit-based scholarship valued between CAD 500-CAD 2,000 for returning international students, based on a student's first Semester GPA (3.8-4.0) and length of study (2 or 3 year programs).

A South Asia entrance scholarship will be available soon.

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Fleming College Fleming College
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Fleming College - by, 2020-01-12
3.0/ 5 stars
Fleming College Fleming College
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Fleming College - by, 2019-12-17
4.0/ 5 stars
Fleming College Fleming College
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
Customer reviews:
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5.0/ 5 stars
Fleming College Fleming College
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
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Fleming College Fleming College
Rated4/5based on5 student reviews
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