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August 3, 2016

Fanshawe College is launching 10 new programs in September 2016, including an advanced diploma in Fire Inspection and Fire Safety Education and a graduate certificate in Advanced Ergonomic Studies, the first programs of its kind in Canada.

“Fanshawe remains committed to providing students with exceptional learning experiences and programming that position our graduates for employment success,” says Fanshawe President Peter Devlin.

New high-demand programs that meet the needs of students and employers will be launched this fall, including:

Bachelor of Commerce (Management)

This degree program, accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management, will focus on in-demand concepts like sustainable business practices and effective ethical leadership from the local, national and global perspective.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone) Operations

This 300-hour local certificate will provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to operate and maintain small unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). This program will be compliant with the Transport Canada knowledge requirements for pilots of UAVs that are 25 kg or less and operated within visual line of sight (TP 15263E).

Doula Studies

The first of its kind in Ontario, this innovative certificate program prepares students for a career providing families with information and support across their reproductive journey.

Special Events Planning

This two-year program will help students gain all of the skills and experience needed for an exciting career in a fast-paced industry that relies on client satisfaction.

Auto Body Repair Techniques

Every year, vehicle manufacturers are developing vehicles using materials and methods that are new to the trade, demanding cutting-edge repair techniques, tools and materials. This one-year certificate program provides graduates with a clear advantage when entering the auto body repair field.

Public Safety Leadership

This one-year certificate program, offered in blended delivery (weekend college and online), equip students with the tools necessary to advance in their current place of employment or in other emergency services related environments.

Design Foundations

This program introduces students to the fundamentals of 2D and 3D design principles, drawing and colour theory, idea development, research, presentation skills, portfolio development, design technologies, and communication skills.

Public Safety Fundamentals

A one-year certificate program that will help students explore the variety of opportunities in the field of safety and identify which specific area they wish to pursue.


About Fanshawe
The College is looking ahead to 2017 when it will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The year will be an exciting opportunity to look back at how much it has grown since 1967 and how it will continue to have a meaningful impact on future students.

Fanshawe is one of Ontario's largest colleges. Its campuses, located in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock, serve close to half a million people with a promise to educate, engage, empower and excite. For nearly 50 years, Fanshawe has been helping people to unlock their potential and achieve success. The College attracts students from 50 countries every year and opens up a world of possibilities through more than 200 degree, diploma and certificate programs, along with apprenticeship training.

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