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Trent University and Fleming College Create Four New College-to-University Pathways


Collaboration establishes new pathways from three Fleming programs into Trent’s Environmental & Resource Science degree, expanding options for students to study, gain career experience in environmental sector 

Peterborough ON – (September 12, 2022) – Fleming College and Trent University have created four new diploma-to-degree pathways, allowing students at Fleming to further their education at Trent.  

Fleming students graduating from Fleming’s Fish and Wildlife TechnicianEcosystem Management Technician and Environmental Technician diploma programs will receive seven credits toward a 20-credit degree in Environmental and Resource Science from Trent University.  

These three pathways add to the long-standing environmental pathway partnership between Trent and Fleming, which dates back to the early 2000s, and have produced many environmental leaders in the region and across Canada.  

“This new agreement will provide students the opportunity to benefit from both hands-on learning and theoretical teaching, preparing students for success in fields that are growing across Canada,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “It also strengthens a long-standing partnership between Trent University and Fleming College and highlights the strong post-secondary educational opportunities in our region.” 

“It is fantastic that more students looking at a post-secondary education are able to tap into the unique benefits of studying at both university and college,” said Dr. Stephen Hill, director of the Trent School of the Environment. “In the environmental sector, in particular, having both a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge and the technical skills and abilities to put that knowledge and thinking into action opens up career opportunities for college-to-university transfer graduates.” 

Additionally, eligible Fleming students enrolled in the Police Foundations program will receive five credits toward a 20-credit degree through enrolment in the Policing and Community Well-Being program at Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area. 

Earlier this year, the College announced Conservation BiologyEarly Childhood EducationEcosystem Management TechnologyEnvironmental TechnologyFish and Wildlife Technology articulation agreements with Trent.  

The two institutions offer comprehensive pathways through many diplomas and degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Education – Indigenous, and Bachelor of Social Work. The new agreements are just the latest addition to meaningful post-secondary opportunities, giving students more options and control regarding their education and making the future transfer process more accessible and streamlined. 

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. 

About Trent University:  

One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent’s students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.  

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Deeth 

Communications Officer, Fleming College 


705-749-5530 x 1161 

Celia Grimbly 

Communications & Media Relations Officer, Trent University 


705-748-1011 x 6180