Fleming launches part-time Geographic Information Systems and new Aquaculture Foundations programs

Peterborough ON – (September 2, 2021) – Fleming’s School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences has launched three part-time programs in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and registration for a new full-time Aquaculture Foundations program opens in October.

Part-time Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) help us better understand and navigate the world we live in. Through data integration, modeling, analysis and visually communicating ideas, GIS is used to help make informed decisions that affect every aspect of life on our planet. Fleming has introduced three new part-time GIS programs to provide flexible learning options:

The new programs are being offered to provide more flexibility and make it easier for students to achieve their goals. The part-time options for these popular programs address many issues that prospective students face: the heavy workload of a full academic schedule, balancing work and life commitments, and maintaining a job for a source of income. The new part-time options address these concerns for students and those with a busy work-life schedule who are interested in upskilling and retraining.

With the new part-time options, all courses and learning experiences for students will remain the same, except for the number of courses required each semester. The amount of coursework and sequencing have been adjusted to create a balance that reinforces a foundation of skills and knowledge, which is built upon each semester.

Aquaculture Foundations

The new Aquaculture Foundations certificate at Fleming was developed through discussions with various local and multinational companies, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous owned, as well as Indigenous communities. The goal of the program is to prepare a new generation of skilled workers for the industry.

Aquaculture is a thriving industry and with continued growth expected, it is challenging for businesses to find trained workers with the ability to run and maintain operations. The aquaculture industry has helped revitalize many remote, rural and coastal communities, and the Aquaculture Foundations program will help Indigenous communities develop operations that will have the opportunity to become leaders in the industry while enhancing food sovereignty.

The inclusion of Indigenous practices adds to the program’s uniqueness, as students will learn ways to support Indigenous communities with sustainability initiatives. The program will be mainly delivered online, culminating with a hands-on practicum placement, and will provide prospective students with innovative education and real-world experience to transform communities. This will allow those already working in the industry or living in remote areas with limited access to classroom environments the opportunity to gain valuable postsecondary training and experience for career and personal growth.

Aquaculture Foundations launches in Fall 2022 and registration opens this October.

For more information about Aquaculture Foundations or the part-time GIS options, check out the program links above or visit the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences.

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 80,000 alumni.

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