School of General Arts & Sciences
Find the pathway to your dreams
Our School is all about opportunities to succeed. No matter what your educational background, we can help you build the skills you need so that you can achieve your goals.
Your options are limitless. Earn college credits while you explore programs leading to careers in health sciences, environmental and natural resource sciences, business or law and justice. Or, obtain the university-level admission courses you need for entry to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science, Nursing program. With our unique University Transfer program, you can develop the skills required for liberal arts studies, while earning university course credits. Whether you have already discovered your career goal, or just want to explore your options, our School provides a pathway to your dreams.
Community Living Honours Fleming Teacher
Joyce Wade, Coordinator of the new Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program has received the Peterborough Community Living 2011 Education Award for her dedication to inclusion in education. Fleming is one of only a handful of colleges offering this unique new college program designed for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and brain injury.
Didn't Graduate High School?
Academic Upgrading provides courses to earn Grade 12 equivalency for entry to college or an apprenticeship, or to help improve your career prospects. Courses are usually free and you can study part-time or full-time depending on your schedule.
University Transfer Program Scores High Marks
"The teachers in this program are passionate about their courses and you get so much support from them, as well as from your peers. I'm taking courses at university now and I'm prepared and confident in my abilities. The opportunity to explore in this program helped me discover that English is the major I want to pursue - it provides the multi-disciplinary focus I enjoy. I highly recommend the University Transfer program. In fact, I raved about it so much my sister is planning on starting the program this fall."
-Amanda Hobbs, 2011 graduate
Making the Grade
87% of the students registered in General Arts and Sciences - Environmental and Natural Resource Studies in recent years have completed this program and qualified for admission to a diploma program at the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences.
Here to Support You
"Students in our programs develop skills, knowledge, self-confidence and academic readiness. I'm always amazed at the changes that take place as our students progress throughout their programs. We're helping people to change and improve their lives. Often, they don't believe that they have the ability to do so. They graduate knowing 'I can do it.' This is a very humbling and rewarding experience for our school faculty and staff. If you are ready to start on this educational journey, we are here to support you."
- Ann Drennan,
Dean, School of General Arts and Sciences
Revised: November 9, 2011