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How is Fanshawe college?

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Jun 27, 2008
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Mississauga

How is Fanshawe college?

Been thinking about attending Fanshawe College, which is located in London Ontario. Unfortunately there isn't a whole lot of information on this school, except for the KPI reports.

So here is a forum post hoping I would get some feedback from people who went or currently at Fanshawe to share their insights on how good/bad the school is.
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Apr 22, 2009
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what would you like to know?

im taking the computer technology program
class sizes are decent (20-30 people)
most teachers try to give you 1 day a week for homework/questions

the school itself is easy to navigate once you've been there for a month or so
2 main bus stops with 3+ buses each
parking can get expensive at 3.25 per day :mad:

lots of food choices
the outback,pizza pizza, mr sub couple variety stores on campus and across the street theres a 2for1 pizza store + macs and down the road theres 10+ fast food chains
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jordanr1987 wrote:
Aug 31st, 2009 2:39 am
what would you like to know?

im taking the computer technology program
class sizes are decent (20-30 people)
most teachers try to give you 1 day a week for homework/questions

the school itself is easy to navigate once you've been there for a month or so
2 main bus stops with 3+ buses each
parking can get expensive at 3.25 per day :mad:

lots of food choices
the outback,pizza pizza, mr sub couple variety stores on campus and across the street theres a 2for1 pizza store + macs and down the road theres 10+ fast food chains
Interesting you bought that program up, since I'm thinking of taking the same thing. Do the professors do their job well and have good knowledge of the subject? Is there lots of hands-on learning or lots of lectures? Do you actually find the information to be useful? How do the laptops work "alongside" with the course? Is programming a big part of the course?

TL :D R - Do you regret your decision to attend there? :lol:
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Jun 27, 2008
105 posts
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Mississauga
Just wanted to bump this because I really need an answer soon. It's either this or Seneca college for Computer Technician/Technology class.
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I graduated computer technician from Fanshawe.

The teachers were good overall.

The program itself was pretty poorly assembled. The Nortel certificate is about as valuable as toilet paper. They forced us to "rent" laptops first year, which ended up costing as much as a new laptop. The A+ and CCNA both need to be integrated with the program. After all, this is Fanshawe College. It wouldn't kill them to set something up with CompTIA and Cisco to make sure we leave the course with the proper certs. As a result, most people graduated without certifications and since they weren't stressed, it was completely up to you to get them. I didn't bother.

The co-op was a joke, as half the people who signed up didn't get placements.

They tried to bump all the students into the 3-year program through verbal consent, which was poorly documented. I actually had to opt out of the 3rd year and I wasn't sure why, since I'd only signed up for the 2-year diploma. This makes me think they were after another year of money.

Overall, I'd rate the experience 6/10. There were some really excellent instructors (Mike Costa, Norm Tiltman, Denise Seguin) that made up for the lack of course direction.
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Jan 28, 2017
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Hi all, I'm a newbie here and also going to apply Fanshawe in Cyber Security major.However I'm confusing in comparision between this college and Computer network and investigation in Fleming. Could you share any information about this major, plz??
Looking forward...!!!!
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MarkyX wrote:
Aug 31st, 2009 11:17 pm
Interesting you bought that program up, since I'm thinking of taking the same thing. Do the professors do their job well and have good knowledge of the subject? Is there lots of hands-on learning or lots of lectures? Do you actually find the information to be useful? How do the laptops work "alongside" with the course? Is programming a big part of the course?

TL :D R - Do you regret your decision to attend there? :lol:
Some teachers are good, some aren't great. The material is fairly easy and straightforward. If you took 12U/M courses in high school, you will have absolutely no problem with the workload. The information is useful in a holistic way, but finding a direct application for it is up to you. Programming is not a very big part of the CTN/CTY streams,.
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This is only an information post.
vavzryn wrote:
Sep 12th, 2010 4:36 pm
No, one year at college will not exempt you from one year at university. However, some programs allow you to transfer over to a specific program at a specific university upon graduation. It's possible that some similar courses with the same material and description might transfer over but I highly doubt an entire year will transfer over so you'll still end up having to go for the 4 year time period (but with less courses). Most universities also have a maximum number of course transfers (but that might apply for university-to-university transfers only). I think you also have to apply for the credit transfers after you get accepted.
A close friend of mine went to Fanshawe College for Engineering Technology and graduated with a high GPA but still had to go back to get Grade 12 physics and chem at an adult high school to get accepted into UWO's Engineering program. I also had to do something similar after college to get into Ryerson. So just because you graduate from college doesn't always mean you'll have the pre-req's for any university program.

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