Enhance your career with Part-time Studies

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Whether you’re looking to earn a credential, are seeking professional skills development or just want to explore a new passion or interest, Fanshawe College offers flexible part-time programs and courses to suit your lifestyle and academic goals.

What is Part-time Studies?


Part-time learning means studying with a smaller course-load per college term, typically one to three courses per semester. If you have a busy lifestyle but still want to work toward academic goals, studying part-time is an excellent way to achieve them! Parttime Studies options include: part-time post-secondary, continuing education, and online learning. Fanshawe is also part of OntarioLearn, which provides connections to the courses you want and need, no matter where you live or where it’s offered in Ontario.

Find a convenient and flexible delivery method that fits your life!


Programs and courses come in a multitude of delivery formats – full-time, part-time, online, blended, continuous intake and modular formats. “Part-time Studies at Fanshawe gives you the flexibility and choice to acquire short-term credentials to enhance your job skills, which ladder seamlessly to longer-term credentials such as diplomas, graduate certificates and degrees, which can move your career forward,” says Mary Pierce, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Information Technology and Part-time Studies.

Student support to help you be successful


The decision to go back to school can be overwhelming but don’t let this prevent you from pursuing your education goals. Fanshawe can help and provide the information you need to make an informed decision. Our student support includes:
• Academic upgrading
• Accessibility services and accommodations
• Online learning support
• Career mentorship programs
• Resume and interview workshops
• Financial readiness supports
• Transfer your previous learning to Fanshawe

“Fanshawe has a broad suite of online offerings that allow you to study at your convenience while receiving the technical and educational support you need,” Pierce says. “Fanshawe offers remote online testing options and online readiness modules to enhance your learning skills. Through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), you can apply to transfer relevant previous experience and knowledge to gain advanced credit.”

Education that leads to jobs

Going back to school is a short-term investment for long-term gain. Fanshawe offers career-focused programs that are developed based on labour market demand and with the help of our employer partners. Our success shows: 90.3 per cent of Fanshawe graduates get jobs after graduation – the highest among Ontario colleges!

Our students share the benefits of Part-time Studies


“Flexibility was exactly what I was seeking when it came to my education as a mature student. Being able to take courses online has really helped me achieve my goals.” – Brittany

“Part-time Studies allowed me to continue to gain new skills to advance my career while also being a full-time working mom. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without flexible course delivery options.” – Michelle

“Studying online is extremely flexible. Whether you are working, staying at home or travelling, it is doable from anywhere. I love the convenience of studying anytime, anywhere and the flexibility of learning at my own pace.” – Lori-Ann

“To upgrade my skills and prepare for a new career, I took part-time courses at Fanshawe in the evenings while also working a full-time job. It was sometimes challenging to find time for my assignments, and I definitely used a few breaks and lunches to cram for exams, but the professors were exceptional and I always felt accommodated and supported. I ended up completing the requirements for two programs in the same year, and I was proud to attend my graduation that fall!” – Dayan

“When my daughter started school, I made the decision to upgrade my office skills. Online learning was the perfect fit for me and provided the flexibility to work at my own pace while maintaining a full-time job and family responsibilities.” – Darci

For more information, please visit: fanshawec.ca/part-time Interested in studying online? Take our online learning readiness indicator: amiready.ca