Online learning offers flexibility to pursue career and personal development goals

Peterborough ON – (August 5, 2020) Online learning is gaining popularity as a practical and convenient method for career and personal development, allowing students the ability to learn virtually anywhere. Part-time online courses offered through Fleming College’s Continuing Education allow students the flexibility to fit learning into their busy schedules.

Fleming’s Continuing Education has a well-established, comprehensive portfolio of online courses and certificates that range from career to personal development. Lessons and assignments are posted in a virtual platform and students can access course content and complete weekly assignments at their convenience.

Fleming has added a number of innovative certificates and courses to its Continuing Education portfolio. New this year, students can enroll in unique courses such as Drone Training – Ground School, an online self-paced course in preparation of Transport Canada’s written Small Basic Exam, Teaching Online, a comprehensive course that covers all essential aspects of e-learning, and Coaching and Mentoring, an essential course for managers and community workers who engage with the public.

Other popular courses include Business Writing Strategies, which discusses grammar, structure and messaging for a wide variety of business communications and QuickBooks, the quintessential accounting software for small business owners. Popular courses that lead to certificates include Children’s Mental Health Certificate, which delves into mental health from infancy to adolescence, Human Resources Management Certificate, which has been approved as credit by the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), and Medical Office Support Staff Certificate, which develops the specialized knowledge and skills to work in medical offices, shared clinics, labs and long-term care facilities. 

Registration is open for the upcoming academic year, running September 2020 to May 2021. Most online courses will begin September 8, 2020, as well as a number of monthly start dates for some of the most popular courses.

More information and registration is available here: flemingcollege.ca/continuing-education.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer 
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Students awarded for innovative solutions created for Fleming College’s Innovation and Technology Showcase

Peterborough ON – (July 27, 2020) Ten teams of Fleming students have been recognized and awarded for creating unique and innovative solutions for real-world challenges as part of the College’s annual Innovation and Technology Showcase sponsored by Bell.

The projects are typically on display during a public event and judged by community partners and faculty members. Due to the physical distancing restrictions caused by COVID-19, the Showcase was cancelled. Despite the cancellation of all in-person events, students were able to virtually work with sponsors from industry and non-profit sectors to find innovative solutions to a business-or technology-related problem.

“The Innovation and Technology Showcase is an important networking event for our students to connect with industry partners and gain valuable hands-on experience that prepares them for the labour market,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “We were pleased that the Showcase could continue in a virtual format and thankful to Bell for providing a sponsorship of $10,000 toward prizes for the top 10 projects.”

Fleming’s School of Business and School of Trades and Technology students worked on their projects throughout the winter prior to the College moving to online and alternative format. The students gained academic credit and on-the-job experience by undertaking these supervised applied projects. At the same time, the project results provide new information, answer questions, contribute to planning and lay the groundwork for future innovations.

The Innovation and Technology Showcase prizes will be given to the top 10 teams of graduating students who demonstrated innovation and strong work ethic in the planning and execution of their applied project, while maintaining high academic standards. Each team will receive $1,000 to be shared among its team members.

The Innovation and Technology Showcase prize winners include:

GRB Promotions and Pilates on Demand by Sydney Blake, Natlie Hubbs and Angela Lescault, sponsored by GRB Promotions and Pilates on Demand. Promoting a two-day music festival Lost in a Little Town for GRB Promotions through social media, and creating a student discount campaign for Pilates on Demand.

Amico Companion Finder by Navjosh Singh Pannu, Ramandeep Kaur and Rashi Gupta, self-sponsored. Created a platform to meet people of similar interests to participate in activities together such as sports, travel, movies, cultural events, outings and adventure, etc.

Launching Childcare Services at Fleming College by Prachi Dhirenbhai Shah, Het Bakul Desai, Qaiz Aziz Babwani and Simran Arora, sponsored by Early Childhood Education at Fleming College. Assess market needs and develop a business plan to launch Childcare Services at Fleming College.

Refillable Marker by Prabhjyot Singh, Arun Sharma, Alisha Khurana and Navrojpreet Kaur, self-sponsored. Creation of a refillable marker prototype to help reduce the plastic waste from the disposal of single-use markers.

Geofencing by Vignesh Manavalan, Prithleen Kaur, Lakhvir Kaur and Harpreet Kaur, self-sponsored. Exploring Geofence technology and application through digital marketing, with a focus on making recommendations for Fleming College to attract International students.

BB8 Look-a-Like by Cole Miller and Kirk Patrick, sponsored by the Fleming School of Trades and Technology. The project will deliver a smart robot that will follow colour and answer questions.

Cow Milking Simulator Mobile Exhibit by Harpreet Singh Mann, Vivek Panikkar and Dheeraj Chandra Bahunuthula, sponsored by Jason Jackson, Dairy Farmers of Ontario. Updating features on a Cow Milking Simulator and created an interactive website and app to educate visitors on dairy farming in Ontario.

Fleming College Dinosaur Display by Bhargavi Ammineni, Mounica Darshanala, Jagadeesh Gadde, Anmol Dharmajan and XuanQuyetThang Le, sponsored by Darryl Madussi, Fleming College. Created a game app to animate a dinosaur display on showcase during the Trades and Technology programs at Fleming College.

Fleming College Applied Projects Showcase App by Lakshmi Nukala, LakshmiKrishnaRanganayakulu Jasti and Aditya Bethi, sponsored by Alwyn Appiah, Fleming College. Development of a web platform to move away from paper management during judging of applied projects for the Showcase, using two rounds of judging to select winners in two categories.

Whitebulb Production Company Biiloq Baby Games by Manpreet Kaur, Ankush Kumar, Balwinder Kaur and Simran Simran, sponsored by Michael Morritt, Biiloq Enterprises. Biiloq Baby Games are a series of very simple, graphically-rich Android-based apps for young children. Their purpose is to encourage hand-eye coordination and motor skill development, as well as musical sensibilities and humour.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer 
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming College collaborates with local studio to create opportunities for new Canadians

Peterborough ON – (July 17, 2020) – A unique and collaborative project shared by Fleming College, Madderhouse Textile Studios, the New Canadians Centre (NCC) and the Newcomer Sewing Crew has provided opportunities for newcomer women to create hand-stitched cloth face masks while earning a living wage. The face masks will be distributed to Fleming students, faculty and staff as they return to campus for summer bootcamps beginning July 13, 2020.

The Newcomer Sewing Crew is an up and coming collective of talented artists and sewists who are invested in providing opportunities for newcomer women to learn entrepreneurial skills and receive fair compensation for their work. Through this project and others, the Crew’s mission is to strengthen their personal and community connections, and contribute to the social and economic health and wellbeing of our community.

“We are thrilled to work with Madderhouse Textile Studios and the New Canadian Centre to provide important work for the Newcomer Sewing Crew, a collaborative project that in turn will help keep our Fleming community safe,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “As a public asset, Fleming has an obligation to create opportunities that unlock potential in our community. We are grateful for the work done by the Newcomer Sewing Crew and are pleased to showcase the face masks to our Fleming community.”

The face masks are Fleming College branded, designed by Fleming’s Marketing team, printed at Madderhouse Textile Studios and constructed by hand by the Newcomer Sewing Crew. The Crew created 300 masks available in three different colours, in either elastic or tie style.

“As a social enterprise, our mission is to strengthen our personal and community connections through our products and our stories, and to champion the importance of locally-sourced products as a catalyst for boosting community health and well-being,” said Leslie Menagh, Owner-Operator at Madderhouse Textile Studios. “Through the work that we do, we also hope to highlight the value of our skills and to change the conversation about women’s careers and contributions to our greater society.”

“We are very excited about these face masks and are looking forward to showing them off very soon,” said Reem Ali, Workplace Integration Liaison, New Canadian Centre. “A lot of work has gone into planning, coordinating, and implementing this project. It was always the goal of the NCC’s sewing program to train and equip newcomer women with skills that they would find useful as they forge new partnerships and professional relationships in the community. We certainly see how this project is helping make that happen and we are happy to continue supporting this model as the Newcomer Sewing Crew grows in our community.”

Since January 2019, Madderhouse Textile Studios and the NCC have been partnering on projects that build on the NCC’s existing sewing programs. The goal of this program is to expand program participants’ knowledge and skills in the textile industry and provide them with the space and opportunity to express themselves through their artistic and technical abilities.

For more information about Madderhouse Textile Studios, please visit their website here. More information about the NCC can be found here, and information about the Newcomer Sewing Crew can be found here

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer 
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

New Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager launches website

Peterborough ON – (July 16, 2020) – Fleming College has launched a new website for job seekers and employers in the region.

The Fleming College Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager (SSM) officially launched flemingemploymenthub.ca on July 1, 2020 as part of its new mandate to act as the manager of employment services in the region beginning January 1, 2021.

The website offers access to local employment and community resources. It also links to our partner site, Magnet, a powerful platform that matches job seekers with employers. Users can register for free.

Covering the District of Muskoka, City of Kawartha Lakes, and Peterborough, Northumberland, and Haliburton counties, the SSM is part of a prototype program introduced by the Government of Ontario earlier this year.

With a focus on community-based employment programs, the SSM aims to connect job seekers more efficiently with employers. This includes those with high barriers to employment such as persons with disabilities, those receiving social assistance, Indigenous peoples, New Canadians, Francophones, and those with unique needs.

The SSM is liaising with employment service providers and social services to work toward the upcoming transition. Currently, there are over a dozen service providers in the region who deliver free, localized employment solutions for clients.

“Fleming College’s intention is to continue to provide locally responsive programs and services via the service provider network,” said Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College. “Solutions will be delivered in the community, by members of the community who know best how to serve job seekers and employers in their area. We are part of this community and will apply our own insight and local knowledge to help improve service delivery and the client experience.”

Through its two current employment services locations, Fleming College has served over 23,000 job seekers since 2010, achieving extensive community and employer engagement within the catchment areas. The College contributes $500M annually to the communities it serves, supporting economic and social innovation in the region.

About the Fleming College Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager
The Fleming College Muskoka-Kawarthas Service System Manager (SSM) will act as manager for all employment service providers in the City of Kawartha Lakes, District of Muskoka, Haliburton County, Northumberland County, and Peterborough County. Serving both job seekers and employers, the Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM assists our communities with locally responsive employment programs and services, with a goal to remove systemic barriers for clients and improve overall job retention. By creating more opportunities for sustainable employment, the Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM aims to build prosperity within our communities and contribute to a strong regional economy that benefits everyone. Visit flemingemploymenthub.ca for more information.

This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.
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For more information:

Laura Copeland
Public Relations Officer
Fleming College Muskoka-Kawarthas SSM
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705-927-5934

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer
Fleming College
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca


Local post-secondary institutions offer housing options for Peterborough Regional Health Centre staff & physicians

Peterborough, ON  – (July 10, 2020) – Thanks to partnerships with Fleming College and Trent University, healthcare workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) have been provided with opportunities to stay outside of their homes over the last several months during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The strength and support of our community has been evident in so many important ways during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brenda Weir, Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive at PRHC. “We are so pleased that our post-secondary partners have been able to offer PRHC’s healthcare workers safe, comfortable housing alternatives while they have continued to work hard to provide care and support for our patients.”

The arrangement with Trent drew to a close on June 30, while at Fleming, housing options have been extended for an additional month, with residence rooms provided to healthcare workers at no cost through to the end of July.

“We are proud to serve our community and offer safe housing options to PRHC frontline healthcare professionals who continue to work tirelessly keeping our loved ones healthy and cared for,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “We must continue to do our part as a valued community asset.”

The partnership with Trent University, the first of its kind in the province, wrapped up at the end of June.

“Trent was very pleased to be able to support frontline staff at PRHC by providing accommodation at this challenging time,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor at Trent University. “We are happy that we were able to maintain the safety of their families or as a place of rest while their children were home during the day. We are proud to support our community as we all continue to navigate our way, together, through the current pandemic.”

Both Fleming and Trent have demonstrated ongoing support for the hospital in other ways throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including generous donations of certified personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by healthcare workers.

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For more information:

Michelene Ough | Director, Communications, PRHC | mough@prhc.on.ca

Sara O’Halloran | Communications Officer, Fleming College | Sara.OHalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Cara Walsh | Communications & Media Relations Officer, Trent University | carawalsh@trentu.ca

Fleming College announces program status for Fall 2020 and January 2021, hosts summer bootcamps for selected programs

Peterborough ON – (July 9, 2020) – Fleming College today announced the status of programs for the 2020/21 academic year, and will host summer bootcamps for selected programs that were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic during the Winter and Spring semesters. These bootcamps will be offered as part of the provincial government’s Postsecondary Education Health Measures Framework for Reopening.

The status for all Fleming programs is available on the College’s website. As per the Fleming Safe Plan, the Fall 2020 semester begins Sept. 8, 2020 through online and alternative delivery. Program delivery is subject to change based on government and public health requirements. The Fleming Safe Plan includes pre-screening tools and mandatory COVID-19 Safe Work Practices training for all students prior to returning to campus.

“Our team has worked incredibly hard to adjust our programs, schedules and facilities as we continue to adapt to our new context,” said Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College. “We look forward to welcoming students to our campuses at the appropriate time as we strive to support student success, while maintaining health and safety as our top priority.”

Fleming College is participating in the Summer 2020 pilot to reopen campuses for priority in-person education and training for graduating students disrupted by COVID-19. Bootcamps will be held for graduating students in their final semester of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning TechnicianPersonal Support WorkerPractical NursingWelding and Fabrication Technician and Welding Techniques programs.

Students in these programs will begin to return to the Sutherland Campus in Peterborough to complete their outstanding learning outcomes starting July 13. Out-of-town students will have access to reconfigured spaces in the college residence. Accommodations will be available on a weekly basis and strictly adhere to all health and safety protocols.

Student support services will continue to be remotely available to students throughout the summer and fall semester. For the fall semester, limited on-campus housing will be available in Peterborough and Lindsay beginning October 22, 2020.

To learn more about the College’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.flemingcollege.ca/covid19.   

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer 
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming Safe Plan – Residence & Housing in the Fall 2020 semester

Peterborough ON – (June 24, 2020) –At Fleming, we are committed to ensuring that safe housing is available to our students. The College has been listening to ensure compliance with the provincial guidelines and public health recommendations related to re-opening with health and safety remaining the top priority of the Fleming community.

As per the Minister’s announcement, Ontario’s colleges and universities can begin to re-open campuses for a small number of in-person programs that could not be completed due to COVID-19 this past winter and spring. Selected programs are specifically for students who were “stranded” in their final semester and unable to complete the practical requirements to graduate and join the work force. To support out-of-town students, our residences will be open to offer short-term, weekly stays for these students. Availability will be limited, as we are operating at a reduced capacity to ensure physical distancing measures are in place. These short-term stays will begin in July and carry through October.

As part of the Fleming Safe plan, the fall semester will begin online, ensuring that students can continue their programs of study while maintaining the highest possible safety standards in compliance with government and public health directives. To align with the Fleming Safe plan and in anticipation of a potential return to campus, residences will be available for students for the second half of the semester, beginning October 22. The residences will continue to operate at a reduced capacity and spaces will be reserved for those students in essential worker programs and those living the farthest distance from campus. Physical distancing measures and cleaning enhancements will be in-place to welcome students to a safe campus. Additional community housing information has also been developed to assist students and landlords in our campus communities to secure safe housing during COVID-19.

Specific details about residence and housing for the Fall semester have been added to the College’s Frequently Asked Questions website related to COVID-19. To learn more, please click here.

Students that had applied to live in residence are encouraged to check their email and tune in to the Student Experience town hall today, Wednesday, June 24 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. to hear about the services and programs that will be in-place to support their success.

Trent University and Fleming College Announce New Learning Pathways for Educators

Graduates of Educational Support and Early Childhood Education diploma programs will earn credits toward Teacher Education Stream degree at Trent

Peterborough ON – (June 23, 2020) – A new articulation agreement will allow education diploma graduates from Fleming College to seamlessly transition to Trent University’s Teacher Education Stream degree program as they continue on their path toward career in teaching.

For Trent, the partnership deepens ties with the Peterborough community and helps ensure that new teachers will be prepared for the diverse opportunities and challenges they will encounter in the classroom.

“Early childhood education has long-term benefits that contribute to life-long success, and we all benefit when students with special needs have the support that they need to realize their full potential,” says Dr. Cathy Bruce, dean of Education, Teaching and Learning at Trent. “By working together, Trent University and Fleming College are making Ontario’s schools, and our communities, stronger.”

The new learning pathway is available for Fleming College graduates from both the Educational Support diploma, which trains students to support children in the classroom with special needs, and the Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma, which equips graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to work with young children in active classroom-learning environments.

“At Fleming College, we seek to develop transferable skills for our students, and to partner within our community to make a positive impact,” added Fleming College president Maureen Adamson. “Graduates who choose to continue their education at Trent will be able to apply the skills they’ve learned at both institutions in Ontario classrooms. This type of partnership contributes to Fleming College’s vision of making the Greater Peterborough Area a destination of choice by building economic prosperity and social benefits.”

Under the new agreement with Trent, eligible Educational Support graduates will be able to obtain 5.0 credits toward the 20.0-credit Bachelor of Arts (Honours) within the Teacher Education Stream, while ECE graduates can now obtain 7.0 credits towards their Bachelor’s degree.

Trent University remains open to applications for many programs, including the Teacher Education Stream. Fleming College continues to accept applications for its Educational Support and Early Childhood Education diploma programs.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer  
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Cara Walsh
Communications & media relations officer, Trent University,
(705) 748-1011 x6240
carawalsh@trentu.ca

Fleming College to Celebrate Class of 2020 with Virtual Convocations

Peterborough ON – (June 22, 2020) Achievements of the Class of 2020 will be celebrated virtually this year at Fleming College’s 53rd Convocation Ceremonies, available through the College’s Convocation website.

Never has a graduating class at Fleming College been called to step into the future with more purpose and hope. During this unprecedented year, Fleming College will host five virtual ceremonies to celebrate the Class of 2020. Please see below for the Convocation schedule:

Thursday, June 25, 2020
9 a.m.             
Haliburton School of Art + Design
School of General Arts and Sciences
School of Health and Wellness

11 a.m.           
School of Justice and Community Development

1 p.m.            
School of Trades and Technology

Friday, June 26, 2020
9 a.m.             
School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

1 p.m.             
School of Business

In advance of Convocation, graduates are receiving packages via courier containing their diploma, collar, pennant and window sign. For graduates who earned their Indigenous Perspectives Designation, they will also receive an Indigenous Perspectives letter.

All graduates are encouraged to share their Fleming College pride via social media by snapping a selfie with their diploma and tagging #FlemingGrad. Photos will be re-shared by Fleming College and included in the virtual ceremonies.

Each ceremony will feature an Indigenous Honour Song and Land Acknowledgement, a welcome by Fleming College Board Chair Dan Marinigh, remarks by President Maureen Adamson, Alumni Remarks and Valedictorian address. O Canada will be performed by Kate Suhr.

Visit the College’s Convocation website on Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26 to tune in to the virtual ceremonies.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer  
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming’s Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant program receive national accreditation

Peterborough ON – (June 17, 2020) Fleming College’s Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA) and Physiotherapist Assistant (PTA) program has been awarded the status of accreditation by the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP).

The term of the accreditation is six years, April 2020 to April 2026. Many employers across Canada only hire OTA and PTA graduates from an accredited program, and Fleming’s status will increase graduates’ opportunities for employment.

“Fleming’s programs are laser-focused on quality and skills development, and we take a great deal of pride when we are recognized by accreditation programs such as the OTA & PTA EAP,” said Maureen Adamson, President, Fleming College. “Our goal is to produce graduates that are sought after and stand out. The OTA & PTA accreditation will ensure Fleming graduates have the skills they need for a rewarding career as occupational therapist assistants and physiotherapist assistants.”

The OTA & PTA EAP is responsible for the accreditation of occupational therapist assistant and physiotherapist assistant education programs across Canada. To receive accreditation, programs must meet candidacy status which confirms that a diploma is granted by the educational institution, affiliated with an institution authorized under applicable law, includes a minimum of 500 practicum hours and the program head/coordinator/director of the program is a registered occupational therapist or physiotherapist.

Fleming’s OTA & PTA program is a four-semester diploma program offered at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus. The program offers cross-training in both occupational therapy and physical therapy. Graduates become critical thinkers who demonstrate problem solving ability with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Students are assigned to a variety of clinical settings throughout their studies, and have an opportunity to accumulate a minimum of 500 clinical hours.

For more information about the OTA & PTA program offered at Fleming College, please click here.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer 
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca