Trent University and Fleming College Announce New Diploma to Degree Pathways
Business, education and community development students can earn a diploma and degree in as little as four years
Tuesday, March 16, 2021, Peterborough
Fleming College graduates from business, fishing and wildlife, and mental health and addictions programs can take their education further and earn degrees in Business Administration, Social Work or Indigenous Bachelor of Education at Trent University thanks to four new articulation agreements between the two institutions.
“Trent University is pleased to continue to collaborate with our postsecondary partners at Fleming College on new pathways for students to transition to degree studies and achieve career success,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice chancellor of Trent University. “Building on Trent’s reputation as one of the province’s most transfer credit friendly institutions, these new pathways will support graduates in gaining in-demand skills to contribute to economies both locally, across Canada and around the world.”
“Growing our partnership with Trent University is important to Fleming College,” adds Maureen Adamson, president of Fleming College. “It emphasizes the rich higher education opportunities that exist in the Peterborough area. We are expanding transfer pathway options in Indigenous education, mental health and addictions, and the new business administration agreements will allow our students to earn a diploma and degree in the same amount of time as it takes for a university degree alone.”
Students chart their own course to careers in business
Two of the four new agreements establish pathways for graduates of Fleming College’s Business or Business Human Resources programs to receive ten credits towards their Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Trent University. Trent’s prestigious School of Business equips students with versatile learning experiences, and is one of the only universities to offer joint majors to students in Business Administration. Trent students can also specialize their degree studies further in areas including finance, economics, marketing and consumer culture, and human resource management.
Developing skills for Social Work practitioners and policy makers
Graduates of Fleming College’s Mental Health and Addictions Worker Diploma program will be able to fast-track into Trent’s Bachelor of Social Work, a fully accredited program that supports students in becoming registered social workers after graduation. Graduates of Fleming’s program will receive five credits towards their degree. At Trent, Social Work students have the opportunity to complete 700 hours of hands-on supervised field placement in the professional years of the program.
Honouring Indigenous heritage through education
The fourth agreement creates a pathway for Fleming Fish and Wildlife Technology advanced diploma graduates who self-identify as Indigenous to enter to Trent’s Indigenous Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) program, a first-of-its-kind program in North America. The Indigenous B.Ed. fosters a new generation of Indigenous educators who honour the culture, language, and knowledge of Indigenous students. Graduates from Fleming’s Fish and Wildlife Technology advanced diploma program will receive ten transfer credits toward their Indigenous Bachelor of Education at Trent.
Building on a long-standing partnership of offering programs to assist students in making the transition from diploma to degree, Trent and Fleming now offer more than 25 pathways for students to gain the best of both the college and university experience.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.
For more information contact:
Cara Walsh, communications & media relations officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6240 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Amar Shah, communications officer, Fleming College, (705) 749-5530 x1370 or email@example.com