School of General Arts and Sciences
Find Your Pathway, Find Your Purpose
No matter what your educational background, we can help you build the skills you need to achieve your goal.
Within our Pre-Health Sciences 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 Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program to obtain the 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. Explore whether university is right for you within our unique University Transfer program, and earn credit for first year toward your bachelor degree. The choice is yours. We provide the pathway to your goal.
Programs in the School of General Arts and Sciences
Indigenous Perspectives Designation
Rooted in reconciliation, 20 Fleming programs currently offer the Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD). The IPD is unique in Ontario, and provides students with in-depth knowledge of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples, their cultures, histories, traditions, and contributions to our shared society. Faculty teach a holistic Indigenous curriculum and lead experiential learning activities, ensuring students have a strong foundation in Indigenous Studies.
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 University or Carleton University. You can save money too - taking university courses while paying college tuition fees.
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 free and you can study part-time or full-time depending on your schedule.
Fulfilling Career Goals
Olivia Anderson was 13 years old when she decided she wanted to be a nurse. Diagnosed with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, Olivia underwent major surgery to have her spine fused with titanium rods. Bedridden in the hospital, she was unable to shower due to the incision. When a thoughtful nurse took the time to wash her hair, it made Olivia feel especially grateful.
"It was such a simple thing, but it made a profound difference in how I felt during my initial recovery. I wanted to make people feel like that too," she said.
She took Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (Class of 2015), which led her to the Practical Nursing program (Class of 2017). She is now a Registered Practical Nurse at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, responsible for the hands-on care of medical and surgical patients.
"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."