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Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology

Fanshawe College is one of the largest colleges in Ontario, with campuses located in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas, and Woodstock. The institution offers more than 200 degree, diploma, certificate, post-graduate certificate and apprenticeship programs. Fanshawe prides itself on its excellent services for students with physical or learning needs, and on its global approach to education – it serves over 2,000 international students from more than 65 countries and has made over 250 articulation agreements with schools around the world.

Fanshawe’s students have access to state-of-the-art tools to help them master their craft, and the institution constantly upgrades its technology and curriculum to ensure students get skills and experience for the job market. Employers often come to Fanshawe’s campus to recruit graduates, and according to recent data, over 87.6% of Fanshawe College grads found employment within 6 months, 4% above the provincial average.

Fast Facts

  • Fanshawe’s graduate employment rate is 87.6%; 4% above the provincial average.
  • More than 200 programs: 130 full-time post-secondary, 67 part-time, 20 apprentice, 2 adult training.
  • The Fanshawe College graduation rate is more than 5% above the provincial average.
  • Ranked 3rd provincially in student success.
  • Largest first year class ever at Fanshawe College in 2015-2016 with 8,900 full-time students.

Our research specialization:

  • Nursing and Community Health
  • Product Testing and Validation
  • Digital Media and Communications
  • Sustainable Energy and Environments
  • Digital Marketing




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Contribute to our Community

The College continues to work to ensure high quality and globally competitive outcomes for students and Ontario’s economy. A recent study showed that Fanshawe’s $1.6 Billion economic impact translates into roughly five per cent of the region’s Gross Regional Product and a multiplier of 6.5 for every one dollar in government investments that Fanshawe received over the same period.

Foster Student Success

Rob Fox

Rob Fox, Technologist/Scheduler, Canadian Centre for Product Validation (CCPV) Robert is a recent graduate of the Electronic Engineering Technician – Industrial Controls program at the St. Thomas/Elgin Regional campus. He was on the President’s Honour Roll and was the recipient of the St. Thomas Energy Award for highest academic achievement. Rob was always a positive influence on Campus, always willing to assist fellow students with academic problems and his enthusiasm was infectious. Robert brings extensive industry experience to CCPV, having worked with companies such as Siemens, Toyota, and most recently with Dupont Performance Coatings as a Technical Sales Representative, and as Canadian Sales Manager. Robert also possesses a Six Sigma Green Belt. Rob is representative of the many indirect students who have “retooled” at the St. Thomas/Elgin Campus. He is passionate about both Fanshawe College and the St. Thomas/Elgin Campus.

Caroline Cameron

Caroline Cameron “I can’t believe it.” – the words I uttered the day I started at Fanshawe. A bright eyed, anxious 19-year-old, with dreams. As I sat in a classroom, the instructor described the possibilities that came from this Broadcast Journalism program if we were willing to work at it and trust the system. If we did, dreams could become reality. From that day forward, I learned, I worked hard, and I took every opportunity that came my way. Speakers would come in, sharing their stories of success; “I sat right where you all were, I was in your spot,” they’d tell us, reassuring us that our time would come. Three and a half years removed from graduation, living across the country co-hosting the national morning edition of Sportsnet Central, I can’t quite believe that I get to do what I love. I have Fanshawe to thank.

Cheryl Hickey

Cheryl Hickey set her sights on a career in the media industry while volunteering at a local cable station in her hometown of Owen Sound. Fascinated with the prospect of talking to interesting people for a living, Cheryl immersed herself in Fanshawe’s Broadcast Journalism program. Within three years of graduation, Cheryl moved to Toronto where she worked at Global TV covering a range of beats from traffic – in the station’s ‘eye in the sky’ news chopper – to crime and finally entertainment. In 2005, she joined Entertainment Tonight Canada. As host of the country’s pre-eminent entertainment news program, Cheryl greets over 500,000 viewers each night as she relays in-depth celebrity profiles, breaking news coverage and behind-the-scenes exclusives. It’s a job that has seen her travel the world reporting from such entertainment hot spots as the red carpet at the Academy Awards to the world’s most famous film festivals.

Partner with Business and Community


In an effort to distinguish themselves from the competition, Hudson Boat Works (Hudson) partnered with Fanshawe College’s Centre for Research and Innovation to design and build a first-of-its-kind boat test stand capable of determining the stiffness of a boat – a key measure of its performance – by simulating forces it will face during competition. Fanshawe faculty and students began working on the project in late 2013, completing an extensive research and design process that resulted in detailed drawings and a bill of materials required to build the test stand. Earlier this year, the College was successful in attracting a grant from the Ontario Centres of Excellence to proceed to the next phase. Over 12 months, a team of Fanshawe faculty and students worked with Hudson’s employees – including three Fanshawe alumni – to construct the boat test stand in the company’s 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility next to Fanshawe Lake.


For more than 35 years, Fanshawe College staff, students and retirees have supported the United Way through donations, special events and volunteerism. With our annual contribution, we help communities fight poverty, mental health, while helping children and immigrants reach their potential. Just as Fanshawe unlocks the potential of its students and staff, United Way helps improve lives of individuals and families. Together, these shared goals make a tremendous impact on improving the lives of those living in each of Fanshawe’s four counties. For twelve consecutive years, Fanshawe has supported United Way by participating in the sponsored employee program. For four months each year a Fanshawe staff member has the opportunity to represent the College at United Way. Since 1995, Fanshawe staff, students and retirees have contributed more than $1.3 million to United Way. The College’s 2015 donation of $113,357 marked the sixth consecutive year of Fanshawe surpassing the $100,000 mark.

Support Indigenous Students

The First Nations Centre (FNC) at Fanshawe College provides academic services, social, cultural, and recreational activities as well as a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for our Indigenous students. The FNC staff ensure that students are supported from application to graduation and beyond. While in their studies, we have a visiting elders program where students can learn about and connect with their culture. Workshops about things such as stress management, study skills, job preparation, budgeting, etc. are regular. The FNC shares a grant with the local Friendship Centre, N’Amerind, which promotes student attendance of cultural workshops within the wider Indigenous community. Our very active First Nation student association provides many social events and volunteer opportunities. The year is capped off with a social which celebrates student success and opens the Pow Wow season. These combined services lead many students to say that the FNC is their home away from home.

Programs & Services of Interest

Date modified: 2016-10-26