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Information Update | COVID-19 Update from College President Maureen Adamson – April 3, 2020


This message is sent on behalf of President Maureen Adamson

Peterborough ON – (April 3, 2020) – I continue to be amazed by the creativity, generosity and resilience of our Fleming community as we adapt to learning and working together in the new context of COVID-19. We can’t understate the importance of what we have done together. As our Premier emphasized earlier today, the measures we have taken have saved lives.

We continue to adjust our programs and support services to provide every opportunity for students to learn and receive the guidance and support they deserve as we move forward in these very unique circumstances.

As we announced earlier, the Spring semester will now begin on May 19 in online or alternative delivery only. Our faculty, Chairs and Deans have worked together to assess all programs and create opportunities to run as many programs as possible in the new format. A complete list of Spring semester offerings is below and will be posted to our website soon. Students returning for the Spring semester will be contacted by their faculty or program coordinators shortly with more information on the upcoming semester. Please be reminded that placements remain under suspension until further notice. There may be exceptions for co-op placements where the workplace is still operating. Students will hear from their faculty or program coordinator closer to the start of the semester regarding these.

The academic schedule for the coming months has changed. A revised version will be posted here. Some of the key dates that have changed include:

  • April 17, 2020          Tuition Fees – Spring Term Final Payment Due – All domestic students
  • May 1, 2020             Tuition Fees – Spring Term Due Date – All returning international students
  • May 1, 2020              Final Date to Withdraw from a course of less than eight weeks duration (delivered in second half of term) and receive a ‘‘W’ designation on Academic Record
  • May 1, 2020              Final Date to Withdraw from a course of more than seven weeks and receive a ‘W’ designation on Academic Record

Unfortunately, our Convocation ceremonies scheduled for May and June must be rescheduled. Graduating students will receive their credentials in June as planned. This is a tough decision knowing how much this means to students and their families. We are exploring alternatives and will communicate new plans in the near future.

Some students have asked about a refund for the Winter semester. We are focused on providing the same level of teaching and support to students including access to faculty, learning supports and counselling services. We are working to ensure that all graduating students will achieve the necessary learning outcomes for each program. With this in mind, we will not be offering refunds for the Winter semester. Partial refunds for services no longer available or relevant, such as parking, residence and lockers, will be issued on a prorated basis as previously announced. In addition, depending on the program of study, students may be eligible for a refund on program fees where the event or service did not happen (e.g. camps or trips).

We recognize that many students will be facing financial uncertainty as a result of COVID-19. To assist those in need, we have established an emergency support fund. The College is reallocating funds from other sources and soliciting donations from the public. Beginning next week, students will be able to apply for support through our website.

For any questions that students have, they can contact our Student Help Line, available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1-866-341-3485 or by email at studenthelpline@flemingcollege.ca.

I am incredibly proud of the efforts being made by our employees, students and alumni in support of our community. We have made several donations of gloves, masks and other protective equipment to hospitals and long-term care facilities in Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton. We have also made a donation of food to the emergency homeless shelter that has been set up at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre and, where possible, we are making our residences available to front-line health care providers.

There are hundreds of Fleming graduates working on the front-lines of this crisis. Nurses, Personal Support Workers, first responders and so many others providing support to those in need in our communities. Their efforts are nothing short of heroic and we salute them.

I urge all of you to continue to practice physical distancing and abide by all recommendations provided by government and public health units across our region. For more information, visit our website at http://www.flemingcollege.ca/covid19 or email us at COVID19@flemingcollege.ca

Stay safe and stay strong.


Maureen Adamson
President, Fleming College


Spring Semester Program Availability – Semester Starts May 19, 2020

Semester 1 Programs available online beginning the week of May 19:

Project Management

Supply Chain Management Global Logistics

Personal Support Worker

Practical Nursing

Mental Health & Addiction Worker

Social Services Worker

Food & Nutrition Management

Semester 2 Programs available online beginning the week of May 19:


Business – Accounting

Business Administration

Business Admin-Accounting

Business Admin-Human Resources Mgmt (3 yr)

Business – Human Resources (2 yr)

Business Admin-Marketing

Global Business Management


International Business Mgmt

Project Management

Tourism – Global Travel (winter)

Advanced Water Sys Oper & Mgmt

Ecosystem Mgmt Technician/Technologist

Environmental Technician/Technologist

Fish & Wildlife Technician/Technologist

Forestry Technician

Pre-Health Sciences (Certificates and Diplomas)

Personal Support Worker

Practical Nursing

Child and Youth Care

Customs Border Services

Early Childhood Education

Mental Health & Addiction Worker

Police Foundations

Social Services Worker

Comp Security & Investigations

Wireless Info Networking

SSW / MHAW  – Dual Pathway

MHAW/SSW – Dual Pathway


Electrical Power Generation

Heavy Equipment Techniques

Semester 3 Programs available online beginning the week of May 19:

Office Admin – Executive

Advanced Water Sys Oper & Mgmt

Applied Planning – Environmental


Earth Resources Technician

GIS-Appl Specialist

GIS-Appl Specialist (Online)

GIS-Cartograph Specialist

Sustainable Agriculture

Urban Forestry Technician

Graphic Design – Visual Communication

Practical Nursing

Mental Health & Addiction Worker

Social Services Worker

SSW / MHAW  – Dual Pathway

MHAW/SSW – Dual Pathway

Instrumentation & Control Eng (Co-op)

Semester 4 Programs available online beginning the week of May 19:

Practical Nursing

Law Clerk

SSW/MHAW – Dual Pathway

MHAW/SSW – Dual Pathway

Wireless Info Networking

Educational Support Program-Advanced

Semester 6 Programs available online beginning the week of May 19:

Graphic Design – Visual Communication