History, Affiliations and Rankings
In 1962, the Ontario Vocational Centre (OVC) was established in London, Ontario, Canada. In 1967, the institute name got modified to Fanshawe College, it became a part of Applied Arts and Technology Institutes. Fanshawe later set up their campuses in Woodstock, St. Thomas, and Simcoe. The London campus initially comprised three buildings but has since been subject to a series of modifications. Fanshawe College is one of Ontario's major colleges, serving almost half a million people with a pledge to educate, engage, empower, and inspire. Through the design and delivery of quality education and custom training for federally and provincially sponsored trainees, community organisations, sectoral training councils, and private sector employers in the business, health, industrial, and services sectors, Fanshawe also plays an important role in providing re-skilling and skill upgrading opportunities for mature learners. The institution was founded with the goal of providing students and employers with routes to success, an extraordinary learning experience, and a global perspective. 14 courses at Fanshawe College are accredited by the Co-operative Education Work Integrated Learning Canada. The pharmacy course is accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP). Fanshawe College is also a member of the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE), AUCC, and ACCC.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Fanshawe College is situated in London, Ontario, and is one of the largest public colleges in Canada that provides more than 200 programs to 43,000 students every year. Fanshawe College has campus and regional site locations in London, St. Thomas/Elgin, Woodstock/Oxford, Simcoe/Norfolk and Huron/Bruce. London Campus is spread over 100 acres, the campus has 23 buildings where more than 20,000 students are studying in a full-time program. Fanshawe College's main campus is the home to the Centre of Applied Transportation Technology (CATT), the Centre for Digital and Performance Arts (CDPA), and the Fanshawe Aviation Centre. The London Downtown Campus is also known to be London’s art, cultural, and digital media hub, and also has the School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Information Technology and Tourism, School of Digital and Performing Arts. This campus also provides five graduate certificate programs. The programs are known to offer students practical learning and skill-based education. St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus has enrolled 2000 part-time and 350 full-time students and provides diplomas, certificates, career and employment services, and training courses. The Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus & Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus have about 200 full-time students and hundreds more part-time students. It offers full-time courses, including Adventure Expeditions and Interpretive Leadership, Developmental Services Worker, and Early Childhood Education. Full-time courses offered by this campus are Business Entrepreneurship and Management, Hair Styling, Police Foundations and Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Technician.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Fanshawe College is Ontario’s largest college that serves close to half a million people to empower the local community and answer the immediate needs of Ontario’s labour market. The notable alumni are Gerald Fagan, choral conductor, Honorary Diploma recipient, Former faculty member and Member of the Order of Canada and Jack Richardson, legendary Record Producer for Canadian Rockers The Guess Who (1969–1975) and many other artists such as Bob Seger and Alice Cooper. Richardson was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2003.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Around more than 6,500 international students from over 100 nationalities are enrolled at Fanshawe College. This in itself is a clear indication that Fanshawe College promotes diversity. It's necessary for their mission of offering roadmaps to success, an outstanding learning experience, and a global opinion to meet student and employer requirements. Fanshawe graduates are known to have an employability rate of 83.1% with students finding employment opportunities within 6 months of graduation, which is well above the provincial average. At Fanshawe College, each one respects the diverse identities and cultures that make up their communities and believes that everybody has a right to feel safe and respected on campus and have equal access to everything provided at Fanshawe.