Fleming College

Founded 1967 | Peterborough, ON

Today’s worldwide, standardized time zones are the brainchild of Sir Sandford Fleming, a Scottish-Canadian engineer who was also a surveyor, map-maker and railway engineer. Named after the inventor, Fleming College offers a range of more than 150 diploma, certificate, apprenticeship, post-graduate and continuing education programs. The 87,000-square-foot Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre opened at the recently renovated Sutherland campus in 2014. The centre hosts full- and part-time trades, apprenticeship and dual-credit high school programs, along with contract training. It features state-of-the-art training equipment for students enrolled in carpentry, welding, plumbing and other trade programs.

Fleming’s Frost campus in nearby Lindsay specializes in environmental training education. It features an alternative wastewater treatment system along with a wind turbine, pollinator gardens, an arboretum, a green roof, an apiary and a geothermal heating and cooling system. Arts students train at the Haliburton campus, which offers naturally lit studio spaces, an outdoor patio beside the Haliburton Sculpture Forest, and the Centre for Making. The centre boasts equipment such as 3D printers, scanners, a laser engraver, a vinyl cutter and an industrial sewing machine. Students in any of the school’s programs are welcome to use the tools.

Popular Programs

• Fish and Wildlife Technician

• Practical Nursing

• Mental Health and Addiction Worker

• Wireless Information Networking

School Size



• Diploma: $2,581-$6,769

• Certificate: $2,718-$8,362

• Post-Grad: $6,120-$6,789

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Museum Management and Curatorship: Courses in this unique graduate certificate program are created with help from museums and heritage organizations.

• Resources Drilling Technician: Students train in eight sectors of drilling, including construction, geotechnical and water well.

• Therapeutic Recreation: Students prepare to care for patients through play, recreation and leisure activities.