Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology
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Fanshawe College is a public college in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. It is one of the largest colleges in Canada, it has 7 campuses in respectively London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock with additional locations in Southwestern Ontario. It is Established in 1967.
In 1962, the Ontario Vocational Centre (OVC) was founded in London, Ontario, and held its first classes on September 28, 1964. In 1967, it became Fanshawe College, part of a provincial system of applied arts and technology colleges. Fanshawe subsequently established campuses in Woodstock, St. Thomas, and Simcoe. The London campus originally consisted of three buildings but has since been subject to a series of extensions. In 2018, Fanshawe established its fifth school, the School of Digital and Performing Arts, offering creative programs previously offered by the School of Contemporary Media and School of Design. Fanshawe offers more than 200 degrees, diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs to 43,000 students each year. In May 2011, the college opened its Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies, with a capacity of 1,500 students. In September 2014, Fanshawe College established its School of Public Safety, to provide public safety programs. The school received 31,000 square feet premises in September 2016. In June 2016, Fanshawe opened its Canadian Centre for Product Validation (CCPV). The College established the Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology after purchasing Jazz Aviation facilities at London International Airport in August 2013.
Fanshawe has added 54 programs in the last six years, with eight new programs beginning in fall 2020: Animation; Aircraft Structural Repair Technician (international only); Cannabis Applied Science; Commercial Flight and Aviation Leadership; Professional Butchery Techniques; Sport and Event Marketing; Technical Systems Analysis (international only); and 911 and Public Safety Communications. Fanshawe also plays an important role in providing re-skilling and skill upgrading opportunities for mature learners through the design and delivery of custom training for federally and provincially sponsored trainees, community organizations, sectoral training councils and private sector employers in the business, health, industrial and services sectors.
Fanshawe has one of the largest campus recreation programs in Ontario with over 4500 students participating in intramurals, extramural and open recreation every year.