Fleming College
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Tuition: $5,300.00  Students: 6,000
599 Brealey Drive
Peterborough, ON      K9J 7B1
(705) 749-5530

Fleming College

Fleming College was named after Sir Sanford Fleming, a popular engineer and inventor, whose main contribution to the world was the Universal Standard Time. Through this innovation, a 24-time zone is used, each an hour from the next with a set number of hours from the given time in Greenwich England. Sir Fleming was also the designer of Canada's "Three Penny Beaver" -- Canada's first postage stamp. ... continued below

About Fleming College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

Fleming has a number of facilities that many students use, particularly the college's Sports and Wellness Centre. This centre is a joint project with the City of Peterborough, which includes an aquatic center, fitness center, indoor track, and triple gymnasium, and they are one of the most widely used venues during varsity and intramural sports. For campus residences, students have the option of living in the Sutherland Residence Village. It is a fully-furnish suite style single bedroom that can accommodate six students. They can share the kitchen, on-site laundry facilities, outdoor basketball, volleyball courts and washroom facilities. However, each student has individual mailboxes and a paid parking area. Another option for students will be the Frost Residence, with suite style living that almost has the same amenities compared to Sutherland.

Student Services and Student Life

There are many student services that Fleming provides that help students adjust more easily to the more rigorous demands of college life. Some of the most common ones are: Aboriginal Services, Athletics, Career Sevices, Conference Planning, Corporate Training, Counselling Services, Disability Services, Diversity, Fleming College Foundation, Food Services, Health Services, Learning Support Services, Learning Resources.

The university also offers the Alumni Mentorship Program to all students in any semester who are doing a full-time program. Here, alumni mentors will give a first-hand experience of their specific profession, and give continuous guidance, support, and encouragement to the student. Usually, these two participants are mandated to commit two academic years, with a minimum meeting duration of about two to four hours per month either through email, phone, or in person.

Academic Programs

The university offers more than ninety full-time courses, and the most popular programs are related to the environment, massage therapy, business, museum management, and nursing programs. Some of the full-time programs it offers are: Apprenticeships, Law and Justice, Arts and Heritage, Community Services, Health and Wellness, Computer Science and Technology, Business, Hospitality and Tourism, College or University Preparatory Studies, Trades and Skills Training, Post-Graduate or Ontario College Graduate Certificate Programs, Haliburton Campus or Haliburton School of The Arts, and School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences.

For post graduate studies, some of the most in-demand programs that it offers are: Recreation and Leisure Services, Expressive Arts, Educational Assistant-Advanced Standing, Geographic Information Systems, Ecosystem Management Technology, and Environment Technician. It also offers one of the only a very few Computer Security and Investigation programs in Canada.

Peterborough Information

Peterborough is a city on the Otonabee River in central-eastern Ontario, Canada. Peterborough is known as the gateway to the "cottage country" of the Kawarthas, a large recreational region of the province.

Manufacturing is the biggest local industry with General Electric and Quaker Oats maintaining large operations in Peterborough. The city is also a 'bedroom' community for workers of General Motors Canada: the GM Oshawa Autoplex is actually the largest industrial employer of Peterborough citizens. The Peterborough Regional Health Centre is the largest employer, followed by school boards and local government.

Peterborough and the Kawarthas offer a multitude of attractions and events for all demographics. Rich in heritage, the region is host to an amazing array of museums, cultural exhibitions, indoor and outdoor galleries and theatres, Aboriginal heritage attractions and historical sites, as well as a vibrant arts community.

The Peterborough Centennial Museum & Archives is home to a diverse collection of artifacts. It was established in 1897 and moved to its present site on Armour Hill in 1967. The Archives collection includes items from Catharine Parr Traill, the original Peter Robinson papers, the Park Studio Fonds and the Balsillie collection of Roy Studio Images, over 300,000 film and glass plate negatives dating back to 1896.


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