Fleming College; Everything You Need to Know

Fleming College; Everything You Need to Know

At Fleming College, the school lead the way in offering new and ground-breaking programs that allow students to graduate quickly into the career of their choice. The college work closely with its industry partners and the community to provide education and training that meets the needs of emerging trends in the workforce.

The college offers certificate, degree and diploma programs that allow you to discover area of study that interest you. If you discover that a different program is better suited to goals and interests, you can transfer into preferred program. The faculty of the college come directly from industry and are experts in their fields. Their real-world experience offers valuable lessons for your future career. 

The main campus of the college located in Canada is Sutherland. There are around 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students at Fleming College, as well as over 71,000 alumni. The college have more than 100 full-time programmes in areas like Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Arts and Heritage, Business, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development and more. 

Fleming College; Everything You Need to Know

Brief history 

FlemingCollege also known as Sir Sandford Fleming College, is an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology located in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The college has an enrollment of more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students. The College was named after the Scottish-born engineer and inventor Sandford Fleming, who is perhaps best known for his contributions to the concept of Universal Standard Time, and who was knighted in 1897 by Queen Victoria. 

On September 1, 1967, Sir Sandford Fleming College opened its first campus, which had 29 faculty members and 235 students. The McDonnel Street Campus was located in a renovated textile mill, the Bonner-Worth, in Peterborough, Ont. The college is governed by a Board of Governors headed by President and executive staff. 

Campus and residence (local and international)

FlemingCollege has about 6 campuses and they Peterborough, Sutherland, McRae, Cobourg, Haliburton and Frost campus. 

  • Peterborough Campus: the main campus of FlemingCollege is the Sutherland Campus in Peterborough. Other campuses are located in Cobourg, Haliburton (Haliburton School of Art + Design), and Lindsay (Frost Campus). The college’s modern architecture was designed by Ronald Thom. 
  • Sutherland Campus: The Dobbin farm was selected in 1967 for what would later be named the Sutherland Campus. 
  • McRae Building: in 1967 a campus opened in a renovated textile mill on McDonnel Street, and in 1968 the site was named the Stewart W. Daniel Building. The site was home to Fleming College’s trades programs but closed when the KTTC opened in 2014. 
  • Cobourg Campus: the opened in 1971, today the campus offers academic upgrading and continuing education/corporate training courses. 
  • Haliburton Campus: the campus offers full-time 14-week Art Certificates in Artist Blacksmithing, Drawing and Painting, photo Arts, Digital Image Design, Sculpture, Ceramics, Glassblowing, Jewelry and Fiber Arts. 
  • Frost Campus: the campus features a ‘living wall’, the first of its kind in a college environment, a campus arboretum and a butterfly garden. In September 2008 the Frost Campus became home to the new joint degree-diploma in Ecological Restoration in partnership with Trent University. Students in the program spend two years at Fleming and two years at Trent. They graduate with an Honors B.Sc. and an Ontario College Diploma in Ecological Restoration.

Fleming College on-campus residence complex in Peterborough and Lindsay provide students with the option of living in same-gender or mixed-gender housing, as well as the freedom to cook at home or purchase meals from a selection of campus dining services. All rooms have convenient parking and are completely furnished and equipped with amenities such as wireless internet, onsite laundry, individual mailboxes, among others. 


Being one of the best colleges in Peterborough that have multiple campuses. Due to its quality educational offers, QS World Ranking ranked Fleming College 1356 globally in 2022. A popular ranking body US News & World Report ranked the college 91 in Canada for the year 2022. Fleming College secured rank #1258 by Times Higher Education in 2022. 


The college is known for its diverse programs like Advanced Water System Operation and Management (co-op), Agricultural Equipment Operator, Aquaculture (Co-op), Aquaculture Foundations, Artist Blacksmith, Biotechnology-Advanced, Blasting Techniques, Business, Business-Accounting, Business-Human Resources, Business Administration, among others. 

Student may have course and program-specific fees that will be charged to student tuition account for the cost of course materials, internship/ co-operative education, placements, and/ or memberships

Admission requirements  

The College recommends new students to take the ELB placement test campus.  Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements will be placed directly into ELB level as per their IELTS/TOEFL scores. UG Certificate/ Diploma requires (IEFTS: overall 6.0 and no selection below 6.0, TOEFL: 79 or above, PTE: 58 or above, Duolingo (DET): 105 or above) and PG Certificate requires (IELTS: overall 6.5 and no selection below 6.0, TOEFL: 90 OR ABOVE, PTE: 60 or above and Duolingo (DET): 115 or above). 

Acceptance rate 

Fleming College acceptance rate is between 40-50 percent. International students are increasingly choosing Fleming College as a study destination. 

Notable alumni 

Fleming College has about 80,000 alumni, working in different fields across the world. Canadian Inventor, Troy Hurtubise; Actor, Alexander Yarwood; Basketball coach, Jeremie Kayeye; Politician, Andrew Moriarity; internet marketer, Evan White, among others are some notable and prominent alumni of Fleming College. 

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