Thursday, August 25, 2022

Are you interested in learning something new but are unable to return to school on a full-time basis? Are you curious about what it means to be a part-time student and if part-time studies might be a good fit for your academic and professional development goals? There are so many great benefits to continuing your education with part-time studies.

Studying part-time provides life-long learners with the opportunity to gain quality education from a reputable institution in a convenient way that fits a variety of lifestyle needs.

Many people think about coming back to school but can’t really give up their full-time employment and/or family commitments to return to school on a full-time basis. Life certainly must go on, but it doesn’t have to be a barrier that stops you from working toward your individual learning aspirations!

Whether you are already in the workforce and want to advance or change careers, or learn new skills in a field you’re passionate about, here are four benefits to part-time learning that might be why it’s a perfect fit for you.


  1. Learn via flexible delivery options since most part-time offerings are delivered fully online and asynchronous/unscheduled or blended with minimal class time, or during evenings when delivered in-class.
  2. Choose from a variety of credential types available part-time including a microcredential, a course or even a full post-secondary program to earn an Ontario College Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Degree or Graduate Certificate.
  3. Decide the pace at which you progress toward your credential of choice taking anywhere from one to three courses per term as a part-time learner…whatever fits your lifestyle needs!
  4. Develop your skills in an affordable way since working toward a credential course-by-course means you can continue your education without a large financial commitment upfront, only paying for the courses individually as you register rather than for the whole program at the beginning.


Fanshawe College offers part-time programs and courses based on industry demand. In an ever-evolving technological world, part-time options are developed to meet industry needs to ensure your acquired skills are up-to-date and recognized by employers.

With so many part-time learning opportunities to choose from, it’s a great time to learn something new and move towards your goals. 

Learn more at our Part-Time Studies webpage.

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