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College signs transfer agreement with Acadia University


Graduates of Fleming College’s Earth Resources and Environmental Technician programs can now enter the third year of designated Bachelor of Science degree programs at Acadia University thanks to an articulation agreement signed between the two institutions on Nov. 16.

Upon meeting all of the necessary requirements, Earth Resources Technician graduates can enter the third year of Acadia’s B.Sc. Geology degree while Environmental Technician graduates can enter year three of the B.Sc. in Environmental Science.

This agreement will ensure an easy and efficient transition of qualified students from both programs to Acadia.

“The combination of the Fleming College Earth Resources and Environmental Technician programs with Acadia University degree programs in Geology and Environmental Science provides graduates with the practical experience and all the academic requirements essential for employment as a professional geoscientist or an environmental practitioner, in settings where they can have daily interaction with dedicated professors and instructors in a small classroom experience,” says Rob Raeside, Head of Acadia’s Department of Earth and Environmental Science.

“This agreement formalizes a long-standing tradition of Fleming graduates going on to complete degrees at Acadia,” says Linda Skilton, Dean of Fleming’s School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences. “We believe this will attract more students to Fleming with the opportunity to complete both a diploma and degree. There is also the prospect of attaining more work-related experience through Acadia’s Co-operative Education program.” 

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 90 full-time programs in Community Development and Health, Continuing Education, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Justice and Business, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Visual Arts. Fleming College has 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 63,000 alumni.

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For more information:                 

Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca