Programs For Workplace (E) Graduates

Fleming College offers several programs that lead to rewarding careers FOR WORKPLACE LEVEL GRADS.

Bridge programs that offer credit or guaranteed entry to our college diploma programs are also available.


  • Blasting Techniques

    Only program of its kind in Canada. 1-year Certificate. Lindsay Campus

    This highly practical hands-on program uses labs and field classes to focus on explosions, drilling & blasting, geology and safety. OCAS Code: SBL

  • Carpentry Technician

    4-semester Diploma. Peterborough Campus

    Prepare for a career as a carpenter in new construction and building renovation. Graduate with the requirements for General Carpenter Apprentice Level two. OCAS code: CPT

  • Carpentry Techniques (formerly Construction Skills)

    2-semester Certificate. Peterborough Campus

    Graduates from this program praise the variety of skills covered: carpentry/ framing techniques, electricity basics, welding, and blueprint reading. Graduates may receive credit towards Carpenter Apprentice. OCAS Code: CNS

  • Esthetician

    Fast-track 3-semester Diploma. Peterborough Campus

    Students graduate job-ready with practical experience and business skills by working in the on-campus spa. OCAS Code: EST

  • Heavy Equipment Operator

    12-weeks Certificate. Lindsay Campus

    In a hands-on learning environment students develop the skills to operate bulldozers, graders, backhoes, excavators and other construction site equipment. OCAS Code: HEO

  • Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing

    2 semester certificate. Peterborough Campus

    Graduate with a variety of trade-specific skills that could land you employment with independent contractors or be your pathway to a plumbing apprenticeship. OCAS code: PLM

  • Office Administration - General

    2-semester Certificate. Peterborough Campus

    This program focuses on both the technical and software skills required in today’s public and private sector office environment and the human and problem solving behavioural skills demanded of all employees. OCAS Code: OAG

  • Outdoor Adventure Skills

    2-semester Certificate. Lindsay Campus

    Outdoor enthusiasts are trained and certified for positions in the adventure tourism industry. Students can obtain several outdoor certifications, which would ordinarily require travel throughout Ontario, throughout the year. OCAS Code: OAS

  • Outdoor and Adventure Education

    4-semester Certificate. Lindsay Campus

    Learn to plan and lead outdoor adventures, and provide educational and interpretive programming. Share your appreciation of the outdoors while you help others develop their skills and confidence. OCAS Code: ODE

  • Personal Support Worker

    2-semester Certificate. Peterborough Campus

    This program gives students the training and credentials for a rewarding career providing support for children, adults and seniors with special needs or disabilities. OCAS Code: PWS / PWF

  • Trades Fundamentals

    2-semester certificate. Peterborough campus.

    This pathway program provides a sampler of basic level construction and trades skills. Get the skills you need for further trades studies. OCAS code: TTF

  • Welding and Fabrication Technician

    4-semester Diploma. Peterborough Campus

    Gain hands-on experience in all major welding processes and metal cutting techniques. Learn to troubleshoot welding equipment, use a variety of destructive and non-destructive methods to test welds and gain advanced skills in fitting processes. OCAS code: WFT

  • Welding Techniques

    2-semester Certificate. Peterborough Campus

    Students will gain extensive hands-on experience on the most demanding processes used in the industry and graduate with employable skills to assist them in obtaining well-paying jobs in the welding trade. OCAS Code: WTQ

Admission Requirements:

OSSD with the majority of credits at the Workplace (E) level, including English. When Workplace (E) is the minimum course level for admission, (C) and (U/C) level courses are also accepted. Students with the majority of credits at the Workplace (E) level, including English, can enter one of these certificate or diploma programs.*

All OSSD Programs Lead to the Workplace and Some Lead to Additional Programs

Certificate ProgramFurther Study Opportunity
Personal Support WorkerPractical Nursing
* Bridge Program required.
Blasting TechniquesResources Drilling & Blasting
(Direct Entry into 2nd Semester)
Outdoor Adventure SkillsOutdoor and Adventure Education
(Direct Entry into 3rd Semester)
Trades FundamentalsCarpentry Techniques
Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing Techniques
Welding Techniques

Direct entry into 2nd semester

* Learner Support Services are available for all full time students at Fleming College, as required.

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