Applied Projects

Applied Projects Program: Business and Technology

In this program that promotes experiential learning, Fleming College students are partnered with a variety of business and industry organizations to undertake projects in real -world workplace settings. These extensive applied projects are completed over the course of the semester at no salary cost to the sponsoring company.

Applied Projects for Business Programs

For more information please contact:

Raymond YipChoy
TEL: 705-749-5530 ext. 1853

Applied Projects for Technology Programs

For more information please contact:

Ghada Hussein
EXT: 1098

Applied Projects - Technology Programs Overview

  1. Establishing
    College faculty establish enterprise sponsorship and other project activities.
  2. Planning
    Student teams form and select a project. Mentors guide student teams with planning activities (a specific course).
  3. Executing
    Mentors guide student teams with executing the project full-time (no other courses).

What are the Benefits?

Some enterprises have back-burner projects that are non-mission critical but can add value to their products and/or services and be a learning experience for students. Projects can involve a combination of information/database, simulation, network/security/firewall/computer forensics, internet/intranet/e-commerce, electrical, electronic, electromechanical, robotic, control, and automation systems. Students can design, test, and evaluate a mock up of a proposed or alternative system that enterprise is planning to commission. They might also undertake operational activities in order to test, improve, or document systems.

Dedicated student teams under faculty supervision perform in a rigorous academic program. This ensures that students achieve the levels of skill, knowledge, and attitudes required for graduation

What are the Costs?

Salary Costs: There are NO salary costs for student & faculty time during the Applied Projects term

Direct Project Costs: The sponsor will cover all project costs except for student time. This may include expenses for equipment, facilities, materials, etc., as required to successfully meet the outcomes of the project. A project budget will be developed by the student team and submitted to the project sponsor for approval.

Project Administration Fee: The Project Administration fee is a nominal amount to cover the costs for providing dedicated facilities, staffing and supplies to support academic-related activities by our students in the Applied Projects program. The value of this fee is set by the respective academic program coordinators and may range from $200-$400.

Invoicing: After students develop the project plan and the sponsor has approved the plan and budget, the College will invoice the sponsor for a deposit to cover the above expenses.

Supplemental Funding: Certain types of projects may be eligible for supplemental funding by such programs as the Ontario Centres of Excellence Connections Program.

How can Your Enterprise get Involved?

  1. Discuss your needs with us and we invite you to make a request for proposal.
  2. Faculty will provide a brief proposal to handle your request. You may also negotiate refinements to the proposal we provide. 
  3. We will post the proposal for student selection early in the planning semester, and will inform you if a student team agrees to undertake the proposal as a project.
  4. During the planning semester, the student team will make a detailed proposal to define project activities and term of reference.

Examples of Projects that our students can perform

Systems and Technology: Research hardware and software and plan your technology and system's needs. Research prices, order equipment and set up equipment and get it working. Learn how to use the equipment or software and train you to use them

Blogging: Begin and/or maintain a technology blog. (including linking to other blogs, commenting on other blogs, set up Google ads on the blog , analyze blog traffic etc.)

Database Management: Research database management / client management system and create and/or update the system. Add your contacts and customers to the system. Streamline the system to fit the needs of you and your company; automate manual systems; backup systems etc.

Social Media: Research social media outlets that are relevant to your company; create and manage your company's presence on social media sites; look for high visibility opportunities within social media outlets, analyze results

Website Development: Create a new website with database capabilities. Update your website with new current information; redesign website - new look and layout - Google analytics - research and analyze web traffic stats . Create an e-commerce website with all your products.

Mobile Apps: Create a mobile app with your products and services and add the ability to create a shopping list- have an app that adds special deals of the week.

Project Showcase - Community Innovation Forum

Every year our enterprising technology and business students develop real-world solutions for local and national businesses. This year, the Community Innovation Forum, sponsored by Bell Canada, is a the culminating event where students display and present their projects to the public and industry.

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