Fleming College

Introduction

At Fleming College, you become part of a learning community. We engage you in personalized learning and provide personalized support. Set in welcoming communities, our smaller campuses provide a friendly environment where people know your name.

Close relationships, high expectations and a hands-on, minds-on learning experience help you develop the knowledge and skills, attitudes and values that lead to success at work and in life.

From here, you can go anywhere as you begin or change your career. Or, through well- developed educational pathways, you can pursue further educational opportunities. You will experience first-hand our commitment to innovation in programs and practices and to building sustainable, healthy futures for our people, communities and environment.

For all of these reasons, 99% of Fleming Students agree: they made the right choice coming to Fleming College.

Vision

  • Students succeeding through personalized learning.
  • Innovation and achievement powered by people.

Mission

Fleming champions personal and career success through applied learning. We contribute to community success and sustainability through programs, services and applied research.

Values

  • The student learning experience is our first priority.
  • We value people and community.
  • Fleming is committed to a sustainable future.
  • We are inspired by Sir Sandford Fleming to innovate with vision and implement with excellence.
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Advanced Water Systems Operations and Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Canada Lindsay

The operation and management of water and wastewater treatment systems to safeguard against water-borne diseases, and ensure a healthy environment in an efficient and sustainable manner are paramount in both public and private sector industries. [+]

The operation and management of water and wastewater treatment systems to safeguard against water-borne diseases, and ensure a healthy environment in an efficient and sustainable manner are paramount in both public and private sector industries. The provision of potable water and the effective treatment of the municipal and industrial wastewater streams are growing fields in the environmental sector. The Ontario government has passed into law rigorous training requirements for water and wastewater treatment operators, in response to recommendations made in the Walkerton Commission of Inquiry reports. Under the Safe Water Drinking Act, operators require training and certification to run these systems safely. This one-year Graduate Certificate program in Advanced Water Systems Operations and Management will provide you with: The opportunity to do real, hands-on manipulation of equipment and data collection, learning about water systems operation in our labs and wet-work facilities. Faculty expertise to guide you in understanding government regulations on the treatment of water and wastewater in this highly regulated and changing industry. The knowledge needed to pass the Ministry of Environment Licensing and Certification exams for Water and Wastewater Operators. Project management skills, essential to your success in this field. Critical thinking and troubleshooting skills required to respond to emergency or non-routine situations as an operator or supervisor in this challenging field. Health and Safety knowledge and awareness training to assist graduates in a safe working career and progression into management roles. The knowledge and practical expertise to assist and lead organizations and government agencies in the provision of drinking water and the treatment of wastewater. Co-op Experience You will work for up to 16 weeks in a facility or industrial setting, applying your learning under the guidance of a mentor, during this paid, co-op experience. Please note: students pay tuition and fees for two semesters of study, plus a co-op fee of approximately $521.00 (to cover administrative fees related to the co-op). Students who start the program in September participate in their co-op during the late April to mid-August timeframe. Students who begin the program in January participate in their co-op from approximately the end of April until mid-August timeframe. Career Opportunities This program has been designed to be forward-thinking, incorporating industry trends, job requirements and legislation requirements, to prepare graduates for this work. Employment opportunities include work in municipalities with water and wastewater treatment systems, in water-use industries, in inspection or environmental monitoring agencies. Employment in this sector is expected to increase due to upcoming retirements, environmental factors and changes in legislation. As a graduate, you will be considered an Operator in Training and can use this program as a pathway to the Level 1 Operator. The 16-week co-op may count towards the 12 months of experience required for a Level 1 licence. With successive experience, you can progress into higher classifications of licences and subsequently into municipal management or government inspection roles. Employment opportunities are also available in industrial sectors such as mining and minerals processing, iron and steel, petroleum, power generation, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture. Northern Ontario offers growing employment opportunities, particularly for those with experience in wastewater treatment in cold climates. International work in wastewater and water treatment, particularly in countries where water and wastewater infrastructure are being developed, are other potential career options. Trends to Note The management of urban infrastructure in Ontario will face challenges as a result of urban population increases, water quality and quantity, changes in energy supply and climate changes that may lead to extreme weather events. Aging, deteriorating infrastructure, new technologies and new infrastructure design are other factors that water/wastewater facility managers and operators need to be able to anticipate and respond to appropriately. Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment The Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT), located on-campus, is recognized internationally for its applied research, specializing in innovative and emerging wastewater treatment using low cost, high efficiency, environmentally-sound technologies. CAWT received $10.1 million in funding for applied research as of 2013. The Centre provides student learning opportunities through tours, lectures, participation in applied research lab experiments, pilot projects, field work and student-technician employment and internships. Program Format There are two, 13-week semesters, followed by the 16-week co-operative education placement. The program concludes with a series of presentations and co-op evaluations at the Graduate Field Summit. Laboratory and field work are incorporated throughout the program as are field trips to a variety of water treatment and wastewater treatment operations. Normally, course and lab work take place on-site for four days per week while one day per week is devoted to field work, site visits, and applied project work in teams. To be responsive to industry and technological change, the program is designed in a series of 10 courses (modules). This modular format provides opportunities for those employed in the field to take some of the modules that are of interest for professional development. For example, operators may be interested in increasing their knowledge and skills in areas such as project management and industrial operations. Program Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to: Utilize a wide variety of instrumentation and standardized protocols for the collection and analysis of samples and data required in the operation of water and wastewater facilities; Collaborate with individuals and groups in testing and troubleshooting equipment at various water treatment and distribution facilities and at wastewater collection and treatment facilities; Evaluate system design and operations based on current legislation, regulations and standards affecting water and wastewater treatment plants, scope and authority of facility permits and owner/operator responsibilities; Develop risk management strategies including emergency response and disaster preparedness for water and wastewater systems; Test and monitor microbiological parameters in water and wastewater applications and propose remediation strategies to reduce/ eliminate contaminants; Assess current, innovative and emerging technologies in such areas as water conservation, alternative supply (e.g. rainwater) and zero-discharge for the provision of potable water and wastewater treatment and their possible applications within the industry; Assess the sustainability of current infrastructure in water operations, considering maintenance plans, addressing future needs, energy utilization improvements, population growth and financing of water services. Manage projects in the maintenance, renewal, and replacement of utility infrastructure using project planning and project management tools. Admission Requirements Undergraduate degree or Ontario College diploma in an environmental or related sciences or technology related field. Applicants with relevant professional experience who do not meet the admission requirements may be considered on an individual basis. [-]

Aquaculture

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Canada Lindsay

Aquaculture involves a range of activities, related principally to farming marine and freshwater fish and seafood. The salmon industry accounts for the majority of aquaculture operations in Canada. [+]

Aquaculture involves a range of activities, related principally to farming marine and freshwater fish and seafood. The salmon industry accounts for the majority of aquaculture operations in Canada. Program Highlights This compressed, one-year program is the only Aquaculture program offered as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Ontario. Food aquaculture operations encompass a wide variety of species and culture techniques. In addition to food production, aquaculture activities include production of fish for conservation, and production for ornamental species. The global demand for aquaculture products is growing, along with demands for stewardship, sustainability and food safety and security. This unique program combines: Significant hands-on operational experience Numerous field trips to experience aspects of the aquaculture industry such as trout farming and conservation stocking Business training so that graduates can both promote the industry and understand the diverse challenges facing aquaculture enterprises During first semester, students will address aquaculture fundamentals. Much of the program will take place in the campus hatchery facilities, which include an Atlantic salmon hatchery and a muskellunge hatchery. The focus in second semester is on operational and business practices, and internship planning. Internship Final semester is an 8-week, off-site internship, enabling students to specialize in their area of interest. Career Opportunities The industry is growing in all sectors, including food production, conservation, aquaponics and pond/garden markets. The work is physically demanding and may involve exposure to unfavourable weather conditions. Graduates should be prepared to relocate for employment, and to undertake entry level or contract work initially. With an aging workforce, those who possess strong leadership and communication skills, plus aptitude for mechanical troubleshooting, are prime candidates for promotion into lead hand or supervisory roles. Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production activity in the world (UN Food and Agriculture Organization) Canada is the 4th largest salmon producing country) Canadian aquaculture accounts for 14% of total seafood production and 35% of its value Admission Requirements Undergraduate degree or Ontario College diploma in an environmentally related field, such as fish and wildlife, conservation, environmental studies, biology, ecology, forestry or geography) Applicants with relevant experience who do not meet the admission requirements may be considered on an individual basis by the program co-ordinator) [-]

Business Administration - International Business

Campus Full time 3 years September 2016 Canada Peterborough

With the Business Administration - International Business program you can acquire the skills for a career with global logistics companies, freight forwarders, importing/exporting firms, customs brokers, or with consulting and trading companies. [+]

Prepare for a global career in international trade through: hands-on training and actual import/export activities practical case studies in tariff classification, customs documentation, export market planning and development, NAFTA Rules of Origin, international freight forwarding and logistics, and much more a unique three-week international study field trip. The entire 6th semester is an in-depth Applied Learning Project. Students also have the opportunity to complete the 6th semester at Universidad Del Valle de Mexico near Mexico City or at the University of Turku in Finland. This learning option allows students to put their training into practice, work with international clients while having the unique experience of being immersed in another culture. Why Choose Fleming Fleming College is the only college in Canada that offers you a three-year program that focuses on International Trade emphasizing the practical applications used today. You may actually import or export goods for sale as part of your training. Your in-class instruction will be first-rate, drawing on the faculty's real-life experience in the field coupled with the latest in industry simulation software. Professional affiliations with the Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association (CIFFA) and the Canadian Professional Logistics Institute (P. Log) keep the curriculum relevant and up-to-date. The entire 6th semester is an applied project where you will work with an industry client, either in Canada or abroad. Career Opportunities Your career choices in the area of International Trade are extensive. You can focus your skills on careers in almost any area of business within the global marketplace. Every year this program has a high placement rate. Many of our students find work before graduation - within the field. Our graduates are working around the world with global logistics companies, freight forwarders, importing/exporting firms, customs brokers, or for consulting and trading companies. Job titles include customs clearance agent, designated ship broker, freight forwarder, logistics co-ordinator and international marketing agent, among others. Minimum Admission Requirements OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including: 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) 1 College (C) Math course (Grade 11) When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted. Recommended (but not required for admission): Grade 12 College (C) Math Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program. * Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester. Related Programs Not yet settled on a career in business? Why not consider Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management or Tourism and Travel? Additional Costs Approximately $950 per year for books and supplies. Transfer Agreements Griffith University Robert Gordon University Seneca College Trent University [-]

Computer Security and Investigations

Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2016 Canada Peterborough

The Computer Security and Investigations program is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to take a leadership role in the protection and security of information technology. [+]

The Computer Security and Investigations program is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to take a leadership role in the protection and security of information technology. Program Highlights The Computer Security and Investigations program is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to take a leadership role in the protection and security of information technology. Your classes are regularly reviewed and improved to be the most current subjects demanded by the industry, such as: Advanced Ethical Hacking Threat and Risk Analysis Information Security Advanced Computer Forensics Internet and Hacking Investigations CISCO Network Design and Management Network Security Criminology Justice Studies In addition to these cutting edge subjects, you will also learn how to develop systems, procedures, and human resources to manage the risks associated with information technology - and be capable of providing technical assistance to prevent, investigate, and protect individuals and organizations from cyber-crime. Your studies will be from a security management and law enforcement perspective, with emphasis placed on both the technological and management skills required to implement information technology security, and the investigative skills necessary to respond appropriately to breaches of security. You will have the added benefit of courses in law, justice, and criminology, taking advantage of Fleming College’s reputation and experience in these fields, in addition to obtaining the technical training you need to function as a technological consultant. In this three-year program, the final sixth semester is an applied project or co-operative field placement in partnership with business, industry, a law enforcement agency, or government department. Why Choose Fleming Fleming has a well-known track record of producing talented graduates in both the Applied Computing and Engineering Science, and the Law and Justice fields. As such, you will acquire the best we have to offer--in a new, winning combination that will put you on the road to success as an in-demand computer security specialist. There are no other programs like this in Ontario. The program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to prepare you for industry certification in both the computer forensics and networking disciplines. As you progress through the program you will gain the skills required to become industry certified in a number of areas, including: CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Architect CCE – Certified Computer Examiner Security+ Network+ A+ Linux+ MCSE – Microsoft Certified System Engineer CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (student level qualification) CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker EnCE - Encase Certified Examiner With your diploma, and these top certifications, you will demonstrate your abilities and value to the industry, gaining you the employment advantage. Work Experience In your final semester, you will work on an intensive team project or co-operative field placement. Each student will contribute specialized knowledge, learned in his or her program of study, to the solution of a real world technological problem posed by a sponsoring business or organization. Recent projects include: Co-operative placements within financial and forensic firms, working real cases Co-operative placements within corporate security departments and information security service providers Security and penetration testing of a large Internet Service Provider Forensic analysis and creation of standards for a security corporation Development of a Linux based Darknet and Intrusion Detection system for a professional penetration testing company Development and field deployment of a computer network Intrusion Detection System for a managed security service company to support large commercial clients This applied project or co-operative field placement will enhance problem-solving skills, applied industry knowledge, and the ability to work as part of a team. You'll also learn critical workplace skills such as time management, how to map a critical path, and presentation skills. Since you may be working on sophisticated developmental or research based work, sponsors will often use the project as a testing ground and recruitment opportunity. Is this You? excellent oral and written communication skills good problem solving skills creative and analytical thinking skills previous computing experience able to keep a cool head in a crisis research and investigative skills and interest desire to learn and be challenged strong time management skills Career Opportunities Career opportunities are available in both public and private sector organizations. Job titles include: Information Technology Security Analyst Information Security Administrator Computer Security Consultant Investigator Network Security Specialist Computer Forensics Examiner Digital Investigative Specialist Starting salaries for many positions are $40,000 to $60,000. Industry surveys identify that IT security professionals, with the security skills you will acquire, consistently earn higher income than others in the industry. Minimum Admission Requirements OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including: 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) 2 College (C) Math courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted. Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program. Advanced Standing Do you have another college diploma, or have you completed other technology courses at another college or university? You may be eligible for advanced standing entry to the Computer Security and Investigations program. With this fast track option, you can quickly complete the program and become qualified to enter the field of computer security. Contact the program coordinator to find out how you can take advantage of this opportunity. Transfer Agreements University of Ontario Institute of Technology [-]

Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 Canada Peterborough

As a Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management specialist, you will learn a wide range of techniques to save the fragile reminders and markers of the past -- preserved for future generations to learn from and enjoy. [+]

he fundamental role of the conservation professional is to preserve and restore, as appropriate, cultural property for present and future generations. We have a lot to learn from the experiences and events of people who have gone before us. However, we can't learn much from the past if we don't have records of it. Imagine how much history is lost to us when an ancient artifact is destroyed -- by perfectly well-meaning people who want to save it. This is an intensive, fast-paced learning experience that you will undertake in four consecutive semesters. You'll start your classes in September and spend your first three semesters, during the fall, winter and summer, at the college. Following your introduction to the field of conservation, you will gain experience in the care and handling of most common museum materials, including ceramics, glass, stone, metals, wooden objects, leather and proteinaceous materials, textiles, works of art on paper, books, archival materials, photographs and modern materials. Updated curriculum reflects best practices routed in ethical applications. Once you've learned the theory and practical skills, you'll treat museum artifacts from local, regional, and national sites. Complementary courses, workshops, assignments, and community-based projects will offer off-campus opportunities to practice conservation methods. A full-time, unpaid, curriculum-based internship in your final semester (September to December) provides an invaluable learning and work experience. Why Choose Fleming Fleming College's Cultural Heritage Conservation Management program is the only college-level training in this field in Canada. It is widely recognized as providing the optimum synthesis of art and science; graduates are appreciated for their professional ethics and standards,knowledge of sustainable preservation practices, and hands-on experience in the field. Work Experience There are many opportunities to get practical experience both at the college and off-campus. In your fourth semester, you will take on a challenging, full-time, curriculum-based internship at an approved site. Students should be prepared to relocate for the internship, to pay full tuition fees, and be self-supporting during this semester. You can negotiate your own internship with faculty assistance and several students have participated in internships abroad. The internship is an unpaid study experience.Students are responsible for negotiating and funding requirements for international internships including visas, travel and insurance. Every reasonable attempt will be made to fit students to appropriate sites. Students in this program have participated in internships at the following sites: Parks Canada - Conservation Laboratories Museum of Civilization Peterborough Museum & Archives Bata Shoe Museum Royal British Columbia Museum Royal Alberta Museum Historic Royal Palaces Satisfactory completion of the internship is a prerequisite for graduation. Is this You? In this program you require: respect for tangible and intangible heritage a love of history good colour perception visual acuity manual dexterity ability to work in teams a sense of humour time management skills good communication/team skills Looking for an Advantage? Experience or certification in the following are assets: Digital photography Photoshop, Adobe Suite Fall Arrest Training French language skills Fire Prevention Training Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (P.A.L.) Experience working with databases Smart Serve Food Handling Other languages Valid driver's licence Criminal Reference Check Vulnerable Sector Career Opportunities Expect to find work in heritage, historical, or cultural organizations and centres, such as archives, museums, historic sites, cultural/heritage institutions, and conservation labs. The employment rate of graduates is very impressive, especially if you are willing to move for work, and take the initiative in developing a network of contacts in the field. Job titles include: conservation technician museum technician curatorial assistant conservator museum registrar heritage interpreter preservation officer Minimum Admission Requirements An Ontario College diploma or a university degree in a related field, or the equivalent College (C) Grade 12 Chemistry ( minimum mandatory requirement) All applicants will be required to demonstrate course credit in the mandatory Chemistry course Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic admission requirements will be considered on an individual basis by the program coordinator. This does not include the mandatory Chemistry requirement, needed to be successful in the program. Health Requirements and Certifications If you have a complex medical history, we strongly advise you to discuss your concerns with the program co-ordinator, and to consult with your doctor. You must update Tetanus and all immunizations prior to the start of classes. In addition, students are required to pay certification fees and present current certification for Standard First Aid, CPR (C Level), WHMIS and Ladder training and a current Criminal Reference Check Vulnerable Sector Screening. Please provide proof of documentation at the start of classes. Additional Costs You should plan to spend approximately $1,900 on books, supplies, and miscellaneous costs. Students are also required to purchase a few tools, brushes, lab materials and appropriate health and safety equipment. Additional fees may be required for field trips or specialized workshops. A laptop with Adobe Creative Suite 6 software and a digital SLR camera are assets. Students should also consider taking advantage of student rates to join industry professional associations. [-]

Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 Canada Peterborough

In the Early Childhood Education program you will learn how to help young children develop their physical, social, and intellectual skills, their self-confidence and imagination. [+]

In the Early Childhood Education program you will learn how to help young children develop their physical, social, and intellectual skills, their self-confidence and imagination. Program Highlights Learn how to support, encourage and promote a young child’s growth and development through observation and implementation of creative play based learning experiences. At Fleming College Early Childhood Education students have unique opportunities to engage in active classroom learning environments that equip students with the skills and knowledge required to work with children (birth to 12 years). All courses are based on a philosophy that encourages inclusive practices and partnerships with families. An emphasis is placed on applying what’s learned in the classroom to real–world settings, preparing students to start their careers as early childhood educators. Why Choose Fleming A smaller program size means more individual attention in the classroom and customized field placements. The program is designed to provide varied and extensive applied learning opportunities -from courses like Interactive Early Learning With Toddlers and Families and Early Learning Practicums in semesters two, three and four. An interactive online course and a teamwork project “Creating Your Own Childcare” in the final semester consolidates and concludes your ECE learning. Fleming offers support services to assist students in the further development of fundamental life and learning skills important to successfully complete the program. These skills include being able to work independently, participate in a team, organizational abilities, taking initiative and developing good work habits. Work Placement In semesters two and four you'll put theoretical education to work in a child care environment. In semester three, ECE teams will implement and run an Interactive Toddler Program, overseen by ECE faculty in the Peterborough community. This will prepare you for semester four, when you will be pulling it all together in your final block field placements. A background working with young children (ages newborn to 12) in licensed child care centres is strongly recommended as a prerequisite for field placement. Is this You? To succeed in this program and in an ECE career, you need: Good communication skills (both verbal and written) Experience working with young children Well-adjusted, grounded personality A good sense of humour and imagination Patience Empathy Creativity Career Opportunities There is an extremely high rate of related employment for graduates. As an Early Childhood Educator you will find work in child care centers, nursery schools, home day care programs, before and after school programs, early learning and parenting centers, resource services and Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten classrooms.Possibilities that are more exotic include children’s programming at resorts or on cruise ships. Graduates are also qualified to become owner/operators of child care centers. Provincial Registration In order to practice in Ontario as an Early Childhood Educator, graduates must apply for registration in the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE). Graduates of Fleming College will meet the education requirements for registration. Minimum Admission Requirements OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including: 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted. Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. * Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester. Related Programs If you're sincerely interested in working with children, and are not sure yet which path to take, you might want to consider the Educational Assistant, Social Service Worker or Recreation and Leisure Services programs. Immunization Records and Additional Program Requirements A current immunization record is required. A Current Criminal Reference Check (vulnerable sector included) is required before you can be placed in a field practicum in semester two. You must have this documentation on file at the college by the term deadline. It must be reinstated every 6 months and on file at the college 2 weeks prior to the Christmas break in semester three for compliance throughout your 4th semester practicum. Valid CPR and First Aid certificate (C level) are required before you can be placed in a field practicum in semester two. Current updated documentation must be on file at the college by the term deadline to be compliant for field practicum. Standard First Aid needs to be reinstated every 3 years. CPR needs to be reinstated every year in order to be compliant for field practicum. Third semester students will need this updated information on file at the college, 2 weeks prior to the Christmas break in semester three for compliance throughout your 4th semester practicum. Ability to lift children up to five years of age and diaper children of all ages. Additional Costs Supplies (name tag for placement, supplies for Toddler Program experiences, projects, and outdoor classroom supplies) and textbooks total approximately $1200.00 per year. Travel costs include transportation arrangements to and from field practicum experiences. Transfer Agreements Brock University Conestoga College George Brown College Griffith University Institute of Technology Tralee Nipissing University Ryerson University Seneca College Sheridan College University of Guelph-Humber University of Windsor [-]

Earth Resources Technician

Campus 2 years September 2016 Canada Lindsay

Graduates of our Earth Resources Technician program are often the employees of choice for major companies in the growing and wide-ranging earth resources and geotechnical sector. [+]

Graduates of our Earth Resources Technician program are often the employees of choice for major companies in the growing and wide-ranging earth resources and geotechnical sector. Program Highlights As an Earth Resources Technician, you can expect to be in demand. Career opportunities are diverse, ranging from the analysis of soil and rock, to groundwater assessment, from mineral exploration, to civil engineering and environmental consulting. The mandatory, 6 month paid co-op work term gives you the opportunity to earn while you learn, and make valuable connections within the industry. Note that students are not placed in jobs. The College supports a process with industry contacts to assist students to be successful in gaining co-op employment in applied geology. A strong foundation is the bedrock of this program. Fleming College is the only college that offers such depth in geotechnical studies. But it is our unique mix of integrated courses in minerals, geophysics, geotechnical and environmental assessment that gives you a well-rounded and comprehensive skill set to prepare for a career in most workplaces of applied geology. Employers value this combination and tell us they can't find it elsewhere. In this two-year diploma program, you'll also study such support skills as computing, sampling and safety planning, and communications - essentials for any earth resources professional. You will learn hands-on in this program, using our in-class geological equipment and computer technology. You learn observation and testing skills before the co-op work term. Following the co-op work term, you learn more technical content through lab work, field work on site and field trips. Why Choose Fleming Fleming College has been offering geology programs for over 30 years and has acquired a well-established reputation This program is extremely well supported by alumni - who donate equipment, samples, AND help new grads find meaningful work in the field - or hire them Many of your faculty have worked as geologists or in a related field - and share their experience and expertise enthusiastically with their students You have the opportunity to do significant experiential learning right here on campus - including soil, water and core testing For every hour you spend in lecture, you'll spend two hours working at a hands-on project. Common First Semester Students in our School’s diploma programs take the same courses for first semester after choosing and being accepted into one of our programs. This common focus exposes you to a variety of career options – and other programs. You will have the freedom to explore and obtain a multidisciplinary perspective, while you acquire a base of knowledge and fundamental skills. Although students are accepted into a specific program for their first semester, the common first semester allows you to change direction if another program or career area is more appealing. Once you have successfully completed the common first semester, you can enter the program of your choice in second semester, subject to enrolment capacity. Thomas Luloff is the Coordinator for Common First Semester. Work Experience You will participate in a mandatory, paid 6 month co-op following semester 2. The co-op will take place from May to mid October, and provide an opportunity to enhance your learning experience, skills and abilities, as well as the opportunity to earn income. Please note: In addition to paying tuition and fees while studying at Frost Campus, students will pay a co-op fee (approximately $506.00) for administrative costs associated with the co-op. Is this You? You have to love working in the outdoors if you want to succeed and be happy in this career. Other than that, you should possess: the ability to work within a group/team computer literacy self-discipline good organizational skills time management skills math skills/logical thinking analytical/creative thinking skills good oral/written communication skills Career Opportunities There's a shortage of skilled graduates to meet the growth in the geotechnical and mining exploration sectors. At our most recent on-campus job fairs, companies that recruited our graduates included Golder Associates, Crone Geophysics, LVM Group, Schlumberger Canada, Kiewit, Quantec, and Taku Gold. Some were hiring for multiple positions. Sample job titles include: geotechnical technician environmental technician process control/quality control technician hydrogeologic technician lab and field technician engineering technician/technologist geophysicist operator Your job duties could include terrain evaluation, soil, water and bedrock description and evaluation, groundwater and surface water pollution studies, engineering inspection for structures, remote sensing for earth resources, exploration for water, aggregates, minerals and site assessments. You could work for employers such as consulting engineering firms, aggregate production companies, mineral exploration companies, mineral processing labs, groundwater consultants, environmental planners, government agencies, and other corporations. With growth in the construction industry throughout Ontario, and in minerals exploration throughout Alberta and the north, employment prospects are high. Or, you might consider working abroad. Many graduates have experienced rapid advancement in their careers within a short period of time, partly because of the real shortage of people with the necessary education and training. Minimum Admission Requirements OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including: 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) 2 College (C) Math courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted. Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program. International Students If you are an international student, check the information on admission requirements and how to apply located here. Please note that the six-month co-op must take place in Canada, and it may be difficult to complete this program if you are on a limited visa. Program Progression Note: All Prospective Students This program has mandatory curriculum requirements. All first and second semester courses must be successfully completed before the student is eligible to enrol for the Co-op work term. The Co-op work term must be finished to complete the program. If a student does not finish a required component the length of time to complete the program will increase. Contact the program coordinator if you have any questions about these requirements. Related Programs Many of our grads continue with their studies to increase their specialization. You might want to consider taking the Geographical Information Systems - Application Specialist or Cartographic Specialist post-graduate programs. Other students pursue a second diploma in Resources Drilling and Blasting or Environmental Technician. Additional Costs Plan on spending about $1,500 in the first year and $525 in the second year for books, supplies and camp fees. There may also be additional accommodation and travel costs incurred during the Co-op work term. Transfer Agreements Acadia University Griffith University [-]

Ecosystem Management Technician

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 Canada Lindsay

Be a part of the solution - as an Ecosystem Management Technician, you contribute to the health of ecosystems, minimizing the negative impact we have on the environment. Through careful consideration of the needs of society and the environment, you'll help governments, conservation groups, and wildlife organizations do environmentally sustainable planning for the future. [+]

Fleming's Ecosystem Management Technician program highlights a holistic approach to the management of human activity within ecosystems. We will prepare you for an exciting career that can take you where YOU want to go, either in your home community, in a wilderness environment, or across the globe. You will study ecosystem composition, structure and function in wilderness, rural, and urban landscapes, and acquire a broad range of technical skills, as well as the flexibility to adapt to changing job requirements. Throughout this program, you will: learn the principles of experimental design and research, and how to apply them to a project of your own participate in the monitoring and assessment of aquatic and terrestrial habitats, conduct resource inventories and environmental sampling, and develop plans for the management of public and private landscapes conduct field research in partnership with a variety of organizations and analyze data generated by this work learn to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to analyze ecosystems at a variety of scales. Why Choose Fleming Ecosystem Management is on the leading edge of resource conservation in the 21st century - the future is now. The School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences at the Frost Campus encourages small class sizes and provides state-of-the-art technology. Dedicated, award-winning faculty provide a challenging and dynamic learning environment in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes region. While you learn about ecosystem science and the current techniques of sustainable resources management, you will also develop essential skills in communications, human relations, facilitation, problem solving, dispute resolution, and cultural awareness. This combination of skills and knowledge is transferrable on a global scale. Work Experience The Ecosystem Management Program provides the student with a 2 week (80 hour) mandatory field placement. This placement is designed to allow you to apply your skills, demonstrate your abilities and obtain valuable work experience that many employers are looking for. The program has three organized placements. Two international placements in South Africa and in Costa Rica, which enable students to gain a global perspective on conservation. A placement in Moosonee, in northern Ontario, offers the opportunity for students to obtain experience in an Aboriginal community. Students who participate in these organized placement experiences are selected based on a rigorous screening process. Check out a recent student blog and video on the Costa Rican adventure. Common First Semester Students in our School’s diploma programs take the same courses for first semester after choosing and being accepted into one of our programs. This common focus exposes you to a variety of career options – and other programs. You will have the freedom to explore and obtain a multidisciplinary perspective, while you acquire a base of knowledge and fundamental skills. Although students are accepted into a specific program for their first semester, the common first semester allows you to change direction if another program or career area is more appealing. Once you have successfully completed the common first semester, you can enter the program of your choice in second semester, subject to enrolment capacity. Aboriginal Emphasis Initiative Fleming College's Aboriginal Emphasis Initiative is an inclusive approach to providing more understanding of Aboriginal peoples, communities and nations. You will have an opportunity to take courses designed from an Aboriginal perspective with emphasis on Aboriginal peoples, history, spirituality and culture. See the Aboriginal Emphasis Initiative page for courses available in this program. Is this You? To help you succeed in this program and career you need: the ability to ask questions, solve problems and create sustainable plans an interest in understanding how ecosystems and humanity interact analytical and creative thinking excellent oral and written communication skills the ability to work as part of a team good organizational ability cultural awareness/sensitivity excellent interpersonal skills volunteer or work experience in such areas as conservation, parks, greenspace projects, public education about the environment, or habitat restoration is an asset. Career Opportunities As a Technician, you'll find work in careers such as: resource management technician urban forest management geomatics technician aquatic / terrestrial biologist environmental education land use planning restoration technician watershed technician environmental consultant, and others. You'll work for conservation authorities, parks departments, private consulting firms, municipal/provincial/federal governments, non-governmental organizations, First Nations communities, or stewardship organizations. Positions can be found across Canada and around the world. Willingness to relocate for work, and taking the initiative to develop contacts in the field greatly enhances the opportunities available to you. Minimum Admission Requirements OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including: 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) 2 College (C) Math courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted. Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program. * Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester. Pathway Program If you do not meet the admission requirements for Ecosystem Management Technician, consider the General Arts and Science – Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option. This pathway program may provide the requirements you need for admission, while you earn credit for first semester of Ecosystem Management Technician. Physical Requirements As an Ecosystem Management student you will be required to: Participate in field activities, sometimes in remote areas, including walking up several kilometers over rough terrain, carrying heavy gear, and working in all weather conditions such as rain, deep snow and extreme temperatures. Participate in activities that require reading, interpreting and creating maps using Geographic Positioning Systems and Geographic Information System software, topographic paper maps and aerial photographs. Identify landscape features, rocks, minerals, soil layers, flora and fauna, including microscopic plankton and invertebrates for the purposes of habitat assessment. Identification of these elements of the ecosystem will be based almost exclusively on live and/or preserved specimens, objects or samples, maps and photographs etc. Apply verbal and non-verbal communication techniques in a team context to resolve conflicts and achieve project goals. Related Programs Graduates of the Ecosystem Management Technician program may want to consider continuing their education another year to attain the Technologist diploma. You might also want to consider taking one of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs - Applications Specialist, or Cartographic Specialist to enhance your skill set and career opportunities. Alternatively, you can obtain a dual diploma by taking another of our School's Technician programs, and can usually complete the second diploma with just two more semesters of study. Additional Costs Plan to spend about $925 in the first year and $525 in the second year for the cost of books, supplies and field camps. Transfer Agreements Lakehead University Royal Roads University [-]

Electrical Engineering Technician

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 Canada Peterborough

Our Electrical Engineering Technician program will equip you with electrical and electronic theory and practice - the tools you need to take on entry level positions or an apprenticeship in the electrical industry. [+]

Our Electrical Engineering Technician program will equip you with electrical and electronic theory and practice - the tools you need to take on entry level positions or an apprenticeship in the electrical industry. Program Highlights The four-semester Electrical Engineering Technician program will provide you with a solid foundation. You will learn about programmable logic controls (PLCs), electrical and electronic circuits and systems, instrumentation, cabling, network engineering, and electrical machines and controls. Extensive practice labs will provide you with ample opportunity to develop skills required to assume entry level positions or an electrical apprenticeship. A technical skills shortage is looming both regionally and nationally in Canada. This program has been designed to help fill these technical positions as the manufacturing sector becomes more specialized, the construction industry flourishes, and retirement rates increase. Is this You? You will need these abilities and skills to succeed: an interest in skilled trades and technology enjoyment of problem-solving and troubleshooting manual dexterity a degree of mathematical savvy in order to conduct the calculations necessary (assistance for those not yet proficient with Math has been factored into the program curriculum). Career Opportunities Electrical Engineering Technicians are required to: develop and test power equipment and systems troubleshoot industrial process control systems set up micro-electronic systems and circuits install and commission electrical and electronic equipment and systems analyze the performance of electrical and electronic components A very broad spectrum of career opportunities exists within the electrical industry. Graduates can be employed by electrical utility and power companies, industrial plants, communications companies, and manufacturers of electrical equipment. Consulting firms, construction sites, mining, and transportation industries all hire technicians to design and maintain electrical and electronic systems for use in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial installations. Graduates of this program may also choose to apply for apprenticeship and write the Basic Exemption Test for Electrical Apprentice and receive credit for some of the in-school portions of the apprenticeship program. Following graduation, you could seek employment as an industrial, maintenance, or construction electrician apprentice. Minimum Admission Requirements Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) levels, including: one Grade 11 or 12 College (C) Mathematics. Note: Workplace (E) level English meets admission requirements. When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) and (U/C) level courses are also accepted. Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program. Related Programs Upon graduation from Electrical Engineering Technician: With just 8 additional courses you can complete a second diploma at Fleming in the Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technician program and graduate with 2 diplomas in 3 years. [-]

Environmental Technician

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Canada Lindsay

As an Environmental Technician, you will work to prevent environmental problems, resolve environmental issues when necessary, and provide education to the public. [+]

As an Environmental Technician, you will work to prevent environmental problems, resolve environmental issues when necessary, and provide education to the public. Program Highlights Throughout this program, you will engage in a wide range of hands-on environmental training activities to complement your in-class courses. As a result, you'll be well-prepared to monitor and improve the natural environment. Our Environmental Technician program has achieved accreditation by the Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission (CEAC), a standing committee of Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada. Students are eligible for a number of environmental certifications through ECO Canada, including Environmental Professional (EP) and Environmental Professional-in-Training (EPt). Graduates of the Environmental Technician program who successfully pass the Certification Examination in the Water Treatment and Pollution Control course will have met the requirements of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Control (MOECC) Entry-Level Course for Drinking Water Operators (which must be obtained in order to be employed as a Drinking Water Operator). The course is delivered by Fleming College in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment and the Walkerton Clean Water Centre. Students also acquire four MOECC Operator-in-Training Certificates (“OIT’s”) in Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment and Wastewater Collection required for employment in the drinking water and wastewater treatment disciplines. The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) conditionally recognizes program graduates as meeting academic requirements for certification as C. Tech. (Certified Technician). Graduates of the Environmental Technician program who continue on to the Environmental Technology program may also have the opportunity to assist researchers in the college’s Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT). The focus of this nationally-accredited facility is the development of wastewater treatment technologies for use in northern climates. Work Experience Textbooks are not enough when it comes to preparing capable technicians for the field. You'll have plenty of hands-on experience through the use of our specialized facilities, including environmental laboratories, outdoor groundwater monitoring network, as well as access to a unique geologic and physiographic college setting. You will practice teamwork during field school and projects, and participate in a multitude of field trips to both outdoor settings and industrial/municipal facilities. Career Opportunities Our graduates have found themselves in a wide range of environmental careers, including: Environmental Consultant Watershed Technician Environmental Technician Environmental Officer Special environment "Sector Compliance" team Groundwater Technician Water/Wastewater Plant Operators (industrial and municipal) Geotechnical Technician Soil Rehabilitation Technician Water Quality Technician The employment level is consistently very high with recent graduates finding work across Canada and around the world in the public and private sectors. Employers include government ministries/departments, regulatory agencies, environmental consultants, non-governmental or non-profit organizations, and urban/rural planners. Common First Semester Students in our School’s diploma programs take the same courses for first semester after choosing and being accepted into one of our programs. This common focus exposes you to a variety of career options and other programs. You will have the freedom to explore and obtain a multidisciplinary perspective, while you acquire a base of knowledge and fundamental skills. Although students are accepted into a specific program for their first semester, the common first semester allows you to change direction if you find another program or career area is more appealing. Once you have successfully completed the common first semester, you can enter the program of your choice in second semester, subject to enrolment capacity. Is this You? Obviously, you've got to enjoy working outdoors. Previous experience working for or volunteering with environmental organizations of any kind is an asset. You should also possess: good oral and written communication skills research skills technical writing skills attention to detail analytical ability flexibility in work environment interest in the outdoors and protecting/improving the environment Employment in this environmental discipline often involves wearing specialized equipment (such as chest waders) to carry out specific tasks, lifting (such as outboard motors), working with pumps and motors, walking in rough terrain to conduct wetland evaluation, marsh and forest bird surveys, and working in inclement weather, such as during oil spill cleanup, winter and rainy conditions. Minimum Admission Requirements OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including: 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) 2 College (C) Math courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted. *Students starting in January are required to attend over the summer semester. Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program. Advanced Standing Are you a university graduate with a Bachelor of Science or Environmental Studies degree? You may be eligible for advanced standing to enter this program in semester three. Pathway Program If you do not meet the admission requirements for Environmental Technician, consider the General Arts and Science – Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option. This pathway program may provide the requirements you need for admission, while you earn credit for first semester of Environmental Technician. Related Programs Graduates of the Environmental Technician program are qualified to continue their education in the Technology program. You might also want to check out the Ecosystem Management, Fish and Wildlife Technician or another of our two-year diploma programs. In just two more semesters, you can obtain another Technician diploma, expand your career opportunities and graduate with a dual diploma. Additional Costs In addition to tuition and fees, plan on spending about $750 in the first year and $525 in the second year for books, supplies and field schools. Transfer Agreements Acadia University Lakehead University Royal Roads University University of Guelph Western University [-]

Fish and Wildlife Technician

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 Canada Lindsay

The Fish and Wildlife Technician program can lead you into a rewarding career, combining your love of the outdoors and keen interest in fish and wildlife, with a commitment to responsible resource management. [+]

The Fish and Wildlife Technician program can lead you into a rewarding career, combining your love of the outdoors and keen interest in fish and wildlife, with a commitment to responsible resource management. Program Highlights Besides your classroom sessions learning the theory and skills needed for hands-on work, you'll spend a significant amount of time in fish and wildlife laboratory work, and participate in numerous excursions into the field. In 3rd semester, you'll participate in a one-week fisheries field camp where you will be working in small boats, handling trap nets and live fish. During field excursions you will practice fisheries management skills and learn about the logistics involved in the design and implementation of field projects, including wading in moving water while wearing a backpack. You will also be spending considerable time in the wild learning plant, bird and mammal identification skills, remote sensing such as tracking animals over rough terrain, and conducting wildlife observations in all weather conditions, including rain, deep snow, and extreme temperatures. Why Choose Fleming Our program is the only one in Ontario accredited by the North American Wildlife Technology Association (NAWTA). Fleming is one of only two colleges in the province offering a Fish and Wildlife program, and the only one located in southern Ontario. The comprehensive, challenging training you'll receive in this program, facilitated by faculty with experience in the field, ensures that you will obtain the well-rounded, relevant skills employers are seeking. Common First Semester Students in our School’s diploma programs take the same courses for first semester after choosing and being accepted into one of our programs. This common focus exposes you to a variety of career options and other programs. You will have the freedom to explore and obtain a multidisciplinary perspective, while you acquire a base of knowledge and fundamental skills. Although students are accepted into a specific program for their first semester, the common first semester allows you to change direction if you find another program or career area is more appealing. Once you have successfully completed the common first semester, you can enter the program of your choice in second semester, subject to enrolment capacity. Work Experience You will have plenty of opportunities to put your education into practice in this program. Lab work, excursions into the field, and the one-week field camp offer you the chance to get hands-on experience. Is this You? Obviously, you've got to love working outdoors, and have a commitment to the conservation of fish and wildlife. It would be an asset to have worked in a volunteer or paid position in an environmental or natural resource related organization or project. You should also possess: analytical skills a good high school sciences/maths background willingness to move for work willingness to work in challenging outdoor situations and weather conditions Career Opportunities Graduates of the Fish and Wildlife Technician program will mostly find work within Canada. The positions you'll hold include fish and wildlife technician/technologist, interpreter at fish and wildlife reserves, fishing/hunting guides, and wetlands inventory technicians. Employers seeking Fish and Wildlife technicians include government research agencies and ministries and private consulting firms or environmental management agencies - such as Ducks Unlimited and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. Minimum Admission Requirements OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including: 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) 2 College (C) Math courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted. Recommended: Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry is strongly recommended. (Although not required for admission, these courses will help to prepare you for the program.) Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program. * Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester. Pathway Program If you do not meet the admission requirements for Fish and Wildlife Technician, consider the General Arts and Science – Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option. This pathway program may provide the requirements you need for admission, while you earn credit for first semester of Fish and Wildlife Technician. Related Programs Once you've earned your Fish and Wildlife Technician diploma, you might want to take a third year to earn the Fish and Wildlife Technology diploma. It will open up even more careers for you upon graduation. Graduates of the Fish and Wildlife Technician program may also consider continuing their education in the Ecosystem Management Technician, Environmental Technician or another of our two-year environmental or natural resource sciences diploma programs. In just two more semesters, you can obtain an additional Technician diploma and expand your career opportunities. Health Requirements Fish and Wildlife program students are required to show proof of a protective titre from rabies vaccination before they enter into semester 3 and/ or semester 5. This applies to all students including those who may transfer into or enter the program with advanced standing. Students will handle mammal carcasses, so for health and safety reasons, those who do not provide proof of a protective titre will not be permitted to progress to semester 3 and semester 5 of this program. For more information and to print the required form, go to: Immunization Information page. Fish and Wildlife students are required to participate in field activities that include walking kilometres over rough terrain, carrying heavy gear, and operating small watercraft, in all weather conditions, including rain, deep snow, and extreme temperatures. Students with advanced standing who are entering or transferring into the program in semester 3 or semester 5 must provide proof of a protective titre from rabies vaccination prior to the start of classes. Additional Costs Plan to spend about $1,050 in the first year and $900 in the second year for books, supplies, equipment, and field camps. Transfer Agreements Griffith University Lakehead University Royal Roads University University of Northern British Columbia [-]

Forestry Technician

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 Canada Lindsay

The Forestry Technician career path will appeal to you if you are passionate about the outdoors, and concerned for the responsible management of forest resources. [+]

The Forestry Technician career path will appeal to you if you are passionate about the outdoors, and concerned for the responsible management of forest resources. Program Highlights As a Forestry Technician, you can be a part of a close-knit community of men and women across the country who are making a difference in our environment. Fleming College's Forestry program is the largest in Canada. In this two-year program, you'll acquire the skills to work effectively in natural resources management - learning traditional forestry skills such as compassing and tree identification, plus how to work with ArcMap, GPS and other high tech software. In an ideal combination of theory and technical hands-on experiences, your studies in the classroom will be complemented by numerous field excursions. You'll participate in the Forestry program's unique field camp experience in Mattawa, at Samuel de Champlain Park. In addition, you can increase your credentials (and career readiness and versatility) by taking certification courses such as forest fire fighting, first aid and CPR, tree marking and cutter certification (at a modest extra cost). You will learn the fundamental skills you need in semesters one and two. In semester three, three of the courses are offered via YouTube and tutorial sessions, enabling you to learn at your own pace, on your own time. As your skills grow, you will start taking charge of your own learning. Your forestry courses will become more intensive and specialized. You will also work in teams on developing a Woodlot Conference for over 200 high school students. It's a chance to practice coaching, public speaking, planning and teamwork while teaching these students basic forestry skills. A course on career planning and mapping will help you put it all together, ready for your job search. International Exchange Want to gain an international perspective on forestry? Through an international exchange program, you can visit Europe for as little as three weeks or as long as one semester, attending courses at our partner institutions - the University of West Hungary, in Sopron, Hungary and the University of Padua in Legnaro, Italy. Why Choose Fleming Three decades of producing excellent grads has the close-knit forestry industry seeking out more for new hiring opportunities every year. Our grads are now in a position to hire new grads, and are doing so as a result of their own positive experiences in the program. Fleming's Forestry program has an excellent reputation for producing top-notch, competent technicians for a wide variety of agencies, companies, and organizations. The Forestry grad is highly sought after by government ministries, agencies, and forestry companies - including, for example, the B.C. Forestry Service and the Nova Scotia government's ministries of natural resources and the environment. Employers recognize that the students' training is holistic, and prepares them for a wide variety of tasks and duties. Common First Semester Students in our School’s diploma programs take the same courses for first semester after choosing and being accepted into one of our programs. This common focus exposes you to a variety of career options and other programs. You will have the freedom to explore and obtain a multidisciplinary perspective, while you acquire a base of knowledge and fundamental skills. Although students are accepted into a specific program for their first semester, the common first semester allows you to change direction if you find another program or career area is more appealing. Once you have successfully completed the common first semester, you can enter the program of your choice in second semester, subject to enrolment capacity. Work Experience There are many practical, hands-on opportunities throughout the program. You'll have the opportunity to participate in our field camp, practicing your forestry skills while developing teamwork skills. Is this You? Forestry Technicians are responsible for resource management planning and protection. Experience working in parks, nature centres, or similar venues, either as a volunteer or employee, would be an asset. Your success in forestry will be greatly helped if you have: a passion for forests, environment, outdoors problem-solving ability strong organizational skills good background in maths, sciences willingness to move for a career opportunity Career Opportunities There are career opportunities anywhere there is a forest, in rural, wilderness, and urban settings. Major employers in the field seek to hire Fleming graduates, so there are many career opportunities straight out of college. You could find yourself working for hydroelectric companies, conservation authorities, municipalities, forest industry (woodlands, sawmills, pulp mills), government agencies, forest nurseries, federal/provincial forestry-related ministries, and private contractors both within Canada and abroad. Job titles you may hold include forest ecosystem assessor, firefighter, silviculture technician, forest technician, conservation authority technician, forest operation supervisor, and forest planner. With additional training, you could also work as a forester. There are lots of opportunities for women! Employers of Forestry Technicians are after brains, not brawn in the men and women they hire. Minimum Admission Requirements OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including: 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) 2 College (C) Math courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted. Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program. * Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester. Pathway Program If you do not meet the admission requirements for Forestry Technician, consider the General Arts and Science – Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option. This pathway program may provide the requirements you need for admission, while you earn credit for first semester of Forestry Technician. Related Programs When you graduate from the Forestry Technician program, you can continue on for a third year in Conservation and Environmental Law Enforcement or consider Geographic Information Systems for even more career opportunities. You might also consider doing a dual diploma, by taking another of our technician diploma programs. You can graduate with an additional technician diploma with just two more semesters of study. Additional Costs Plan to spend about $1,100 in the first year and $600 in the second year for books, supplies and camp fees. Transfer Agreements Lakehead University University of New Brunswick [-]

Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technician

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 Canada Peterborough

Instrumentation technicians commission, install, calibrate, maintain and repair complex measurement and control systems used in a variety of process control applications. [+]

Instrumentation technicians commission, install, calibrate, maintain and repair complex measurement and control systems used in a variety of process control applications. Program Highlights As an Instrumentation and Control Technician your career will be technology-based with an applied edge. This four-semester Ontario College Diploma program will prepare you for a hands-on, exciting and rewarding career in emerging engineering and scientific fields. The program provides valuable and in-demand skills required in today's process, manufacturing, and calibration facilities. These include, but are not limited to: Process Control, Safety, Electrical/Electronic Controls and Sensors SCADA/PLC, Automation/Robotics Industrial Communications and Data Acquisition You will also learn required skills in communications, mathematics, science and health and safety to enhance your knowledge and skills for application in the workplace. Candidates in good standing can attend a one week professional training program hosted by Siemens Milltronics Process Instruments, located in Peterborough. This free training allows you to learn the ins and outs of some of the world's best instruments in a professional setting, taught by a certified Siemens professional. Your Lab The engineering commons is where you will gain experience working with a variety of instruments and controls currently used in industry. This well-equipped facility consists of a lower level industry/factory floor area (5000 square feet) and an upper level control/electronic station area overlooking it (3000square feet). Work Experience Students in this program may have the opportunity to apply to paid summer co-ops. Examples of companies that have sponsored co-ops include: OPG, SGS, Andritz Hydro and Opcode Systems. The co-op runs during the summer between years one and two. This co-op allows you to build on your academic education, experience the work environment and make valuable contacts in one of the many diverse industries requiring instrumentation technician professionals. Please note: In addition to tuition and fees, students who participate in a co-op pay a fee (approximately $506.00) for administrative costs associated with the co-op placement. Career Opportunities Graduates can obtain employment in industry sectors that use automated or controlled technology systems, found in the processing, instrumentation, manufacturing, petro-chemical, power generation, mining, oil and gas, alternative energy, nuclear energy, water treatment/water purification, or pulp, paper and wood processing industries. Instrumentation Technician is considered a voluntary trade in Canada, and many companies do not require trade certification. This means you can work in the field as an apprentice, or after obtaining a related two-year diploma After obtaining your diploma and working in the field for a few years, you can write the Trade Certification exam and obtain the Certificate of Qualification, if necessary. Instrumentation Technician graduates use a variety of computing, electromechanical, and test equipment to install, troubleshoot, calibrate, maintain, and repair simple or complex measurement and control devices in a variety of fields. Depending on the industry you choose, a day’s work can range from calibrating small instruments at your desk, to programming a robot to perform a certain task, to braving the elements in the Alberta Oil Sands while repairing a large valve. Typical Job Titles: Instrumentation Technician Process Technician, Process Analyst Control Technician Automation Technician Calibration and Test Technician Technical Sales Opportunities for employment in this field are expected to increase due to retirements, and to recent growth in the manufacturing sector. For more information on this career, visit Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Or, watch the video below about a job in the instrumentation control field. Minimum Admission Requirements Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) with courses from the College (C), and Open (O) level including: 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) 1 College (C) Math course (Grade 11 or 12) When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted. Recommended (but not required for admission) 1 College (C) Chemistry or Physics course (Grade 12) Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for entry to this program. Related Program With just 8 additional courses you can complete a second diploma at Fleming in the Electrical Engineering Technician program and graduate with 2 diplomas in 3 years. [-]

Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing

Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2016 Canada Peterborough

The Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing (formerly Plumbing Techniques) program will provide you with a variety of trade-specific skills, introducing you to installing, maintaining and repairing piping systems in residential, commercial and industrial settings, to enhance opportunities for employment. [+]

The Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing (formerly Plumbing Techniques) program will provide you with a variety of trade-specific skills, introducing you to installing, maintaining and repairing piping systems in residential, commercial and industrial settings, to enhance opportunities for employment. Program Highlights In the two-semester Mechanical Techniques - Plumbing program, you will learn to: interpret blueprints install valves and fittings join and secure sections of pipe and test pipe systems develop competencies in venting, waste and drainage systems explore the interaction of alternative energy sources with residential plumbing systems Upon program completion, you will also have obtained tickets for: Working at Heights; Hoisting & Rigging; Lockout/ Tag out; WHMIS And, you will have Grade 12 Math equivalency, a requirement for many apprenticeships. Career Opportunities Graduates may find employment with independent contractors, building maintenance operations or wholesale supply houses. This program can also be your pathway to a plumbing apprenticeship. Or rather than seeking employment immediately, you may choose to add more trade skills to your toolkit with one of Fleming College's programs such as Electrical Techniques, Welding Techniques, or Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. Minimum Admission Requirements OSSD with the majority of credits at the Workplace (E) level, including English. When Workplace (E) is the minimum course level for admission, (C) and (U/C) courses are also accepted. Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. [-]

Project Management

Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2016 Canada Peterborough

This post-graduate program provides you with the skills and knowledge to efficiently manage all aspects of a project to achieve organizational goals in a competitive global environment. [+]

This post-graduate program provides you with the skills and knowledge to efficiently manage all aspects of a project to achieve organizational goals in a competitive global environment. It also prepares you to write the Project Management Institute's Certified Associate in Project Manager (CAPM®) or Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam. Through classroom sessions and applied project experience with external project sponsors, you will learn and practice how to initiate, plan, execute and close projects incorporating scheduling tools, budgeting principles, human resource management, risk management and quality management. Throughout the program you will hone your communication and team leadership skills to provide you with a competitive edge as a leader of high performance teams. Program Highlights This program is designed for college and university students to enhance their education and acquire the skills to meet the growing demand for project managers in the global economy. Efficient project management has become a key element in the success of today’s organizations. Professionals in this field help to drive innovation and growth within the organization and facilitate the successful completion of projects. The increasing complexity of today’s business environment requires a focus on business basics and well - developed project management skills. There is a globally accepted skill base required for effective project management. The content of this program aligns with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), a worldwide industry organization association that maintains standards and credentials and certifies project management professionals in 185 countries. You will take courses that develop leadership, organizational, interpersonal, meeting and presentation skills. You will be introduced to traditional project management techniques as well as those from Agile Project Management and Lean Six Sigma. Successful completion of this program will give you the skills and experience sought after by organizations in a wide variety of sectors including business, technology, health care, engineering, government and not for profit. Why Choose Fleming? Fleming College provides a learning experience that is supported by faculty from a wide range of disciplines and industries. The College has strong local, regional and global ties and is highly attuned to the needs of the business community. Students will be surrounded by an environment that values academic excellence as well as practical workplace skills and has an extensive suite of support services. Course material will be delivered using a variety of methods including traditional lectures, case studies, simulations, guest speakers and field trips as well as hands-on experience with integration tools such as Microsoft® Office Project. There is a vibrant and fast-growing international student community which provides a rich experience for domestic and international students. What It Takes to Succeed Cross-cultural awareness Communication skills: verbal, written and presentation Ability to work in teams, assume leadership role when required Organization and time management skills Problem solving skills, analytical abilities Career Opportunities One fifth of the global GDP (US $12 trillion) is being spent on projects in 2012. Organizations that range from global businesses to governments and NGOs have identified project management and skilled project managers as the key to their success. The demand for project professionals is staggering, with an average of 1.2 million projected new jobs needing to be filled each year for the next decade. According to Indeed.com, project management appears to have grown approximately 30% in the last five years. Graduates will find employment in a variety of positions such as: Project Manager Project Analyst Project Control Analyst Business Analyst Project Schedule Analyst Project Officer Project Coordinator Minimum Admission Requirements The minimum admission requirement for this program is an Ontario College Diploma or an undergraduate university degree in business, science, engineering or related field. Professionals who are currently in management and professionals with equivalent and related work experience will also be considered for admission on an individual basis. "CAPM", "PMP", "PMBOK" and "PMI" are registered marks of Project Management Institute Inc. [-]

Resources Drilling and Blasting

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Canada Lindsay

This is the only Resources Drilling and Blasting program available in Canada. [+]

The fact is that our School offers the only college program in Canada providing training in Drilling and Blasting - and we are the only program in the world offering training in so many of the different types of drilling. Add to that the numerous sectors that rely on drilling and blasting skills, and this program opens doors to huge opportunities, many employers, and options to choose which field of drilling you will focus on. Our grads are in high demand. Every year, national and international employers recruit at our on-campus job fairs, and many of our students have employment offers before they graduate. Currently, these fields offer employment opportunities for drilling and blasting careers: Construction Drilling and Blasting Geotechnical Drilling Environmental Drilling Water Well Drilling Resources Drilling, including minerals and oil and gas exploration Horizontal Directional Drilling In our program, you’ll learn the foundational theory, techniques and methods relating to each of these types of drilling, with an emphasis on safe working practices, while you learn to operate a full range of drilling equipment hands-on. Why are Drilling and Blasting Skills in Demand? People may assume that resources drilling, such as for minerals and oil and gas exploration, is the sector where most graduates find work. In fact, there are numerous types of drilling required for a variety of industries and projects, with excellent job prospects: Geotechnical Drilling is required before any large construction project can begin. This involves subsurface investigations to evaluate property for infrastructure development, drilling for soil samples, determining soil type and depth, and ground conditions. Construction Drilling includes drilling foundations and anchoring piles for bridges, roadwork, or for any large building or development. Environmental Drilling involves obtaining samples of soil and groundwater, to control or remediate contaminants. Sites such as fuel service stations, landfills, mining operations, or abandoned infrastructures are examined, to either monitor or to reclaim the land for other purposes. Drilling skills are essential for water well design, installation and monitoring. Horizontal Directional Drilling is used to drill underneath structures such as roadways, foundations, or other properties, or beneath lakes, rivers or streams. The goal is to create a below-ground conduit, providing a transportation solution for waterlines, electrical lines, pipelines, or fibre-optic cables, for example. Geothermal Drilling, to install geothermal heating or cooling systems, is another growing field. The Skills You Need to Succeed Our well-rounded program provides the courses and hands-on experience you need to begin a career in this exciting and varied sector. A full 80% of the program consists of practical learning sessions - in our state-of-the-art, on-campus Parnham Training Centre, and off-campus in the field. You’ll also be challenged to think on your feet and use your problem-solving skills. You'll work on a full range of drilling equipment in our five service bays. Four specially equipped classrooms/labs feature everything from a drilling simulator to hands-on drilling activities. Course work includes an introduction to emerging fields – such as the geothermal industry. You’ll get industry recognition for your studies – our grads are exempt from taking the mandatory Ontario Ministry of the Environment 10-day Water Well Constructed Course. (Ontario Regulation 903 requires successful completion of this training for new well technicians.) Why Choose Fleming Our unique program offers a rare combination of technical training, theory and hands-on experience. Due to our strong connections with the industry, and our geographical location, the program is well positioned to place graduates throughout North America and globally. Employers know our grads have a good foundation of theory and practice, as well as excellent transferrable skills to draw upon for any challenge in the workplace. Common First Semester Students in our School’s diploma programs take the same courses for first semester after choosing and being accepted into one of our programs. This common focus exposes you to a variety of career options and other programs. You will have the freedom to explore and obtain a multidisciplinary perspective, while you acquire a base of knowledge and fundamental skills. Although students are accepted into a specific program for their first semester, the common first semester allows you to change direction if you find another program or career area is more appealing. Once you have successfully completed the common first semester, you can enter the program of your choice in second semester, subject to enrolment capacity. Work Experience Following your first semester, you'll begin to explore specialized training in drilling and blasting. As mentioned, you'll spend most of your time in labs or field classes, putting your education to work and refining your skills. You'll also take part in field assignments in local quarries and job-related activities. Practical experience in semester four is subject to a criminal records check as required by field placement site management. Is this You? You've got to love working outside, enjoy hands-on work, be willing to operate equipment, and be independently minded. Opportunities exist for both men and women - more brains than brawn is required to be competent in the field. Some of the personality traits and skills essential to your success include: good motor skills and physical health flexibility (particularly regarding hours of work) interpersonal skills analytical and creative thinking skills mechanical aptitude ability to lift 40 kilograms able to stand for 12 hours able to read and understand safety labels Career Opportunities Faculty report that the requests for graduates by industry often exceed the number of students completing this program. Upon graduation you'll find yourself in positions such as driller or helper. You may work in an urban, a rural, or a more remote area, throughout Canada, North America, or around the world. At least ten global industries are open to you for potential employment, including: Construction Drilling, Geotechnical, Environmental, Blast-hole drilling, Blasting, Mineral Exploration and Mining (surface and underground), Horizontal Directional Drilling, Geothermal, Water Wells Construction Drilling, and Oil and Gas industries. You can move up the ladder to own a business, or work in sales, tech support, or management with larger companies. Your potential employment is excellent as a graduate of our one-of-a-kind program. The average starting annual income is $52,000.00 but you could make much more than that within a few years after graduation. Even as a summer student employee, it is possible to earn $20,000.00 to $30,000.00. Minimum Admission Requirements OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including: 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) 2 College (C) Math courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted. Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program. * Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester. Pathway Programs Graduates of the two-semester Blasting Techniques program are eligible for entry to semester two of Resources Drilling and Blasting. The General Arts and Science – Environmental and Natural Resource Studies Option is another program to consider if you do not meet the requirements for admission to Resources Drilling and Blasting. Graduates of this program also earn credit for first semester of Resources Drilling and Blasting. Additional Costs Plan to spend about $1,300 in the first year and $100 in the second year for books, supplies, safety equipment and camps. Approximate costs for extra courses which are optional but recommended: WHIMIS $30 online; Fall Arrest $105; Transportation of Dangerous Goods $108; Arc Welding $130; First Aid $135 (Peterborough); H2S $200; DZ License $995. Mandatory Equipment Students Need to Provide /Purchase CSA Approved Reflective Striping Vest or CSA Approved Reflective Striping Jacket Overalls or Coveralls (recommended orange with CSA Approved Reflective Striping) Work Gloves CSA Approved 8" (minimum) Work Boots Pocket Note Book Pencil (not pen) Watch or other Time Keeping Device Mandatory Equipment Supplied by College (costs included in student’s Tuition/Fees payments) CSA Approved Hard Hat Class E (supplied in Common First Semester) Folding Jack Knife (supplied in Common First Semester) Tape Measure (supplied in Common First Semester) Safety Glasses (supplied in second semester) Hearing Protection (supplied in second semester) [-]

Visual and Creative Arts

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2016 Canada Haliburton

The Visual and Creative Arts Diploma (VCAD) offers you unique and flexible options for earning a diploma in the visual arts. Choose the learning path that is right for you. It’s your diploma, your way. [+]

The Visual and Creative Arts Diploma (VCAD) offers you unique and flexible options for earning a diploma in the visual arts. Choose the learning path that is right for you. It’s your diploma, your way. VCAD = foundation courses + elective courses Foundation Courses These courses are required to develop the foundational skills for Visual and Creative Arts Diploma candidates: 3D Design Art History - The Recent Century Contemporary Art Investigations Design I Drawing Disciplines Media Explorations I Visual Documentation Business for Artists Concept Development Design II Media Explorations II Portfolio and Presentation 2 General Education Electives Elective Courses The elective courses build upon the foundation courses and focus on studio-based learning and techniques. You can acquire these elective courses through one of two learning pathways: the Specialist Option; or the Generalist Option. Specialist Option Take one of our 15-week Art Certificate programs: Artist Blacksmith Ceramics Digital Image Design Drawing & Painting (Visual Arts Fundamentals) Glassblowing Jewellery Essentials Photo Arts Sculpture Fibre Arts Generalist Option Or, you can obtain your elective courses by taking a Generalist Option. Choose 12 courses plus a two-week capstone course. Study at your own pace, including spring, summer and fall courses (see the Haliburton School of The Arts Calendar for these courses). You can fast-track this program and complete your diploma in one calendar year. Why Choose Fleming This program is delivered at Fleming College’s Haliburton Campus, located in central Ontario's spectacular Haliburton Highlands region and home to the Haliburton School of The Arts, renowned for outstanding arts programming. Designed for visual artists, the contemporary architecture maximizes natural light in the studios, classrooms and common areas. It's the perfect environment to flourish as an artist. Fleming students have unique and flexible options for earning their diploma in the visual arts. Once students have completed their certificate, they can continue their education by enrolling in two more semesters of study to complete their Visual and Creative Arts diploma. Students can continue their arts education through transfer agreements with several universities including Emily Carr University of Art and Design, OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design) and Wayne State University, Michigan. The certificate programs are delivered in an intensive format in which two semesters of credits can be completed in only 15 weeks. Each certificate course comprises 32.5 hours of in-class instruction with an additional 15 hours of technician - guided, independent studio time. Faculty members are not only professional artists and designers, but also dedicated teachers who are intent upon the development of your technical skills, creative thinking, and artistic integrity. The 40-year history of the Haliburton School of The Arts is proof of the passion and focus of its faculty, administration, and support staff, whose collaboration provides an environment rich in potential for studies in the arts. Is this You? An interest in art, drawing, and painting is essential to your success in this program. Other abilities and traits that would be an asset include: Oral and written communication skills An open mind Willingness to learn from others An interest in exploring your creativity Ability to commit to the intensive program format Career Opportunities You have started a life long learning experience in the world of art with endless options in your pursuit of a career in the art field. You might continue to pursue a career by taking more advanced studies or work as a studio artist to further develop your talents, become a teacher or work in a gallery, museum or art/craft retail operation. Minimum Admission Requirements OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including: 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted. Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Related Programs Fleming College Visual and Creative Arts Diploma graduates can complete Fleming's Museum Management and Curatorship post-graduate program with just two additional semesters of study. Additional Costs Material fees of approximately $800.00 for the first two semesters. Students should have access to a digital camera for this program. Transfer Agreements Alberta College of Art + Design Emily Carr University of Art + Design Nipissing University Nova Scotia College of Arts & Design OCAD University York University [-]