Fleming and Trent Sign New Degree Completion Pathway Agreements

Peterborough ON – March 16

Fleming College and Trent University’s partnership continues to grow with five new degree completion agreements.

Students that graduate from the Biotechnology Technologist-Forensics and Police Foundations Diploma Programs at Fleming will have pathway opportunities for degree completion at Trent University. The agreements outline advanced standing that Fleming graduates will receive in a degree program, reducing the time required for degree completion by as much as two years.

Graduates of the Biotechnology Technologist-Forensics Advanced Diploma Program can now enter Trent to receive a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science or a joint major in a Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Graduates of the Police Foundations Diploma Program can enter Trent to receive a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), a joint major in a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours), or a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science.

“This new agreement will ensure that graduates from two popular Fleming programs have convenient access to further education that will support the fulfillment of their career goals following graduation from Fleming College,” said Fleming’s Vice President of Academic Blane Harvey.

“Fleming graduates have an impressive record of success at Trent University, so our faculty are very supportive of these degree completion opportunities,” added Christine McKinnon, Acting Provost and Vice-President, Academic at Trent.

With over 25 different agreements that provide pathways for students between Fleming and Trent, this collaboration between Peterborough’s two post-secondary institutions is unparalleled in Ontario. Approximately 200 Fleming graduates enrol at Trent each year.

Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.

One of Canada's top universities, Trent University is renowned for striking a unique balance between outstanding teaching and leading-edge research. The University is consistently recognized nationally for faculty who maintain a high level of innovative research activity and a deep commitment to the individual student. Distinguished by excellence in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences and increasingly popular professional and graduate programs, Trent is dedicated to providing its students with an exceptional world view, producing graduates who are ready to succeed and make a difference in the world. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River. Together with its satellite campus in Oshawa, Trent draws excellent students from throughout the country and around the world.

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For more information:

Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, Fleming College, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or

Karen Maki, Director, Post-Secondary Partnerships, Distance Education and Curriculum Development, Trent University, (705) 748-1011, ext. 7133 or