School of General Arts and Sciences
Programs in the School of General Arts and Sciences
Find The Pathway To Your Goal
No matter what your educational background, we can help you build the skills you need to achieve your goal. With our Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas program, you can improve your science skills to qualify for admission to a college health science one year or two year program. Take the Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program to obtain the science courses you need for admission to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree, or to a three year college health or science program. With our unique University Transfer program, you can explore whether university is right for you, while you earn credit for first year towards your bachelor degree. The choice is yours. We provide the pathway to your goal.
Set Up For Success
Ben Sullivan is a graduate of the College Health Science (now named Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas) program, and of the Paramedic program. He works as a Primary Care Paramedic with Dufferin County. Ben said he was not accepted into Fleming's Paramedic program when he applied after high school, so he decided to take the pathway program, which is designed to prepare students for entry into college programs such as Paramedic.
"That first year of postsecondary education gave me background knowledge that was useful in the Paramedic program. The instructors were very supportive, interested and involved in our success. And I made a lot of friends. It was definitely the best decision for me – and it knocked off some of the work from the Paramedic course load," said Ben.
Choose our University Transfer program to test-drive university-level courses, improve your academic skills and earn credit for first year of your bachelor degree at Trent or at Carleton University. You can save money too - since you take university courses while paying college tuition fees.
Back To Basics
Shirley Lake worked as Assistant Manager of a financial company, and was a mother of three children before she returned to college. She took the Preparatory Health Sciences program (now named Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees), with a goal of pursuing her Nursing degree.
I just completed my second year of Nursing at Trent. I would absolutely recommend the Fleming program for any mature student. It takes you right back to the basics of what you need to learn. There's a group of students in Nursing who also did this program first. We find it easier to understand what our tasks are and how to prepare for them. Other students come to us for help – they see the confidence that the program gave us and that sets us apart," said Shirley.
Community Integration Through Co-Operative Education (CICE)
The CICE program is open to adults with cognitive disabilities, mild intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injury, or other related learning challenges. The program provides an opportunity for these students to experience college and engage in college life. The focus is on personal development, independence and essential employability skills. Students participate in three co-op experiences during the two-year program. Leading local employers are strong supporters, opening their doors to CICE students by providing a variety of co-op placement opportunities.
Didn't Graduate High School?
Academic Upgrading provides courses to earn Grade 12 equivalency for entry to college or an apprenticeship, or to help improve your career prospects. Courses are usually free and you can study part-time or full-time depending on your schedule.