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New pathway to a degree at York University for two Fleming College programs



Peterborough ON – (November 23, 2017) – Students in two Fleming College programs have a new pathway to earn teaching degrees at York University.

Eligible graduates of Fleming’s Computer Engineering Technology and Graphic Design – Visual Communications advanced diploma programs can now enter directly into York’s B.Ed in Technological Education program.

“This exciting new pathway opportunity will address the gap in the number of educators who specialize in the ever-expanding world of technology. It will draw students with practical, real-life experience, which they can carry into their teaching career,” said Maxine Mann, Dean of Fleming College’s School of Trades and Technology and School of Business. “Further, this pathway to a degree will give an advantage to Fleming graduates through expanded career opportunities.”

“Our students will graduate from the Graphic Design – Visual Communications (GDV) program with a unique design experience that they can bring into York’s Consecutive B.Ed in Technology Education program – and they will be ready to use and share those skills in the classroom with others. Building on the advanced diploma with a degree will provide our GDV students with the option of both teaching as well as working in the design field,” said Sandra Dupret, Dean of the Haliburton School of Art + Design.

Computer Engineering Technology is a six-semester advanced diploma program that ensures students have the skills needed for the analysis and design of complex computer systems and networks. Course work includes project management as well as preparation for industry certification exams such as A+ and Cisco Networking. Graduates are recognized by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) as meeting all academic requirements for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologists category.

Graphic Design – Visual Communication at Fleming is an advanced diploma program compressed into two years. Students attend classes year-round in the GDV Studio a unique and contemporary ‘classroom as design lab and studio.’ Students gain the skills and knowledge required to communicate ideas in digital and printed media through extensive and varied applied learning experiences.

York’s Consecutive B.Ed. in Technological Education is a full-time professional degree program that includes in-class and blended courses as well as both a school practicum and a community practicum. Students in the program can also earn advanced standing credits toward a Master of Education degree. Graduates are qualified to teach technological subjects for grades 9-12 in a range of areas – everything from communication technology to manufacturing technology to technological design and construction technology.

About Fleming College
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 6,200 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 74,000 alumni.


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