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Preparatory Programs for Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and Degrees

At Fleming we offer three foundational certificates that provide a pathway to your dream career. These programs prepare you for high demand health science programs as well as B.A. and B.Sc. degrees.

Our programs are short – two semesters – and provide distinct advantages:

  • Save money while you learn: college tuition rates are much less than most degree programs
  • Gain foundational knowledge and skills – you’ll have a head start when you transition to your program of choice
  • Small class sizes
  • One-on-one faculty and peer supports
  • Guaranteed seats for grads in our high-demand programs such as Paramedic and Practical Nursing

Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas

Improve your science skills to qualify for admission to a college health science one-year or two-year program. At the same time, learn more about careers in these fields.

Up to 50% of seats in our Paramedic program are guaranteed for graduates of this program.

Fleming also reserves spaces for eligible graduates in:

  • Practical Nursing
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Health Information Management
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant

Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees

Obtain the courses you need for admission to a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science Nursing degree, or a three-year college health or science program.

You will get extensive, hands-on, lab-based learning and gain skills in writing and research, math, human anatomy, biology and organic/inorganic chemistry. Explore careers in health sciences as well as biological and chemical sciences.

Graduates of this program will meet the admission requirements* for:

  • Trent/Fleming Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences at Queen’s University (grads may be eligible for transfer credits equivalent to almost one semester of study)
  • Bachelor of Science at Trent University
  • Biotechnology – Advanced and Massage Therapy programs at Fleming as well as similar programs at other Ontario colleges

General Arts and Science - Degree Transfer

Earn credit for your first year toward your Bachelor’s degree in this unique program that emphasizes small class sizes, ensuring personal attention and mentorship from faculty.

Discover new ways of seeing the world through studying disciplines such as psychology, sociology, literature, and philosophy. Develop a range of communication skills to prepare you for the rigors of a degree program.

This program is a perfect fit for you if:

  • You don’t have the necessary academic credentials to directly enter a degree program
  • You want to develop your skills, knowledge and self-confidence to be successful in university, or
  • You have been out of school for awhile and would like to pursue a new career that requires a degree

Successful grads will have earned full credit for the first year of a Bachelor’s degree in arts or science at Trent University or a B. A. at Carleton University. Students may be eligible for transfer credits at other institutions as well.

Emily Dickinson, Graduate (2022), Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas
This program has given me a whole new level of confidence and understanding that I’m able to apply to everything in real life. The fact that there are reserved spots in our chosen programs for those with a high average gives you the extra drive to keep going when the work gets tough. The teachers want us to succeed, and they consistently show us that they will support us in any way they can. Emily Dickinson, Graduate (2022), Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas
Olivia Anderson, Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas and then Practical Nursing
I loved my time at Fleming and I felt I really made the most of it. I was quite engaged as a student, which is a testament to the environment on campus," said Olivia. "The community there is something special to be a part of, and it made me want to get involved and give back. Olivia Anderson, Graduate (2015) Pre-Health Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas
Graduate (2017), Practical Nursing
Brady Wills, Graduate (2018), Pre-health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas
It was amazing to have a year to get a grasp on things before going into a very challenging program. You do a few courses in Pre-Health that contribute to your Paramedic diploma so you can lessen your workload and focus on the tougher core courses. It prepared me and many of my peers well. I believe I wouldn’t have survived the Paramedic program without Pre-Health. Brady Wills, Graduate (2018), Pre-health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas
Graduate, (2020), Paramedic Program, Fleming College

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