St. Thomas Campus offers exciting Fall 2020 courses for adults


With most kids now back in classrooms across the province, the Associate Dean of Fanshawe's St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus wants adult learners to know there is still time to consider their educational options this fall.

"It's not too late to follow in their footsteps by registering for one of our continuing education programs," says Ross Fair.

While the St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus is welcoming students this week to kick-off the 2020/21 academic year, the Campus is also gearing up to offer several general interest courses during the evening and on weekends throughout October, beginning as soon as October 3, 2020.

"COVID-19 has been top of mind for the past six months," says Fair. "Our continuing education courses offer a refreshing and stimulating way to use the pandemic downtime for personal and professional growth."

Some highlights include:

  • Cannabis Consumables, a show-and-tell course delivered fully online that covers cooking techniques, dosages, health and safety. Participants will make cannabis butters, oils, sugars and tinctures for personal medical and recreational use.
  • American Sign Language gives graduates sufficient skills to enable them to communicate, at a basic level, with members of the non-hearing community in a variety of situations.
  • Home Repairs for Women, a hands-on and interactive class that walks participants through fixing leaks, squeaks, drains and general home repairs.
  • Art of Knife Making teaching students the practical knowledge and hand skills necessary to design, engineer and build a handmade knife using the "stock removal" method.

The rest of the continuing education lineup includes CPR, Photography, Dog Obedience, Intro to Welding and Artistic Welding.

While some courses will be delivered online via live video conferencing, others will be in-person with proper precautions. Those precautions include:

  • Signage and revised layouts of classroom and public spaces to reinforce physical distancing;
  • Mandatory face masks in public spaces and classrooms;
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols of high-touch surfaces; and
  • A mandatory COVID-19 online screening assessment each day a student or employee comes to campus.

Those looking for additional information or wanting to register for a program should visit