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Fleming College offering four free online courses


Peterborough ON – (May 12, 2020) Fleming College will offer four free online courses for members of the community during the COVID-19 outbreak. The courses address current issues, and prepare students to pursue full certificate programs in the future.

Each course provides introductions to programs offered at Fleming, and participants who take the courses can pursue further studies once the COVID-19 disruption has ended. The four free online programs include:

  • Introduction to Children’s Mental Health (CMH) – class capacity reached, registration closed. Related program: Continuing Education’s Children’s Mental Health Certificate.
  • Topics in Emergency Management and Business Continuity – introduction course will give participants knowledge and skills to promote resilience and recovery in people, communities and businesses during many types of emergencies. Related program: Full-time graduate certificate in Emergency Management and Business Continuity, coming January 2021.
  • Respect, Reconciliation & Relationships – introduction course to the study of Indigenous (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) Peoples in Canada. This course is the equivalent of a one-semester course that can be counted towards the Indigenous Perspectives Designation offered at Fleming College. Related program: Continuing Education’s Restorative Practices and Alternative Dispute Resolution Graduate Certificate.
  • Career and Employment Success Strategies – participants will identify the skills needed to reach desired career goals, and address concerns about preparing for job searches after the COVID-19 disruption. The course teaches job search techniques, self-marketing and tips to interview with confidence.

“Fleming’s vision is creating prosperity and transforming communities through education and innovation, and at this time of uncertainty, we have an opportunity to offer specific skills training to those that need it in our community,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “We hope that by offering free online courses we are contributing to innovation that will make our community stronger.”

Each course will begin May 19 and run until July 7, 2020. Participants can expect to spend 2 -3 hours a week on course work. For more information and to register, please click here.

To learn more about the College’s response to COVID-19, please click here. The College and the community are coming together to stop the spread of this pandemic, and will come through this stronger than ever.

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 75,000 alumni.


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