For our students, our dedication to our mission means that we strive to ensure you have the absolute best experience from the first time you meet us, through your studies and other activities on our diverse campus, to when you graduate and go on to a rewarding career. For our partners, that means we look for ways to share resources and expertise so we can support our students and, ultimately, foster broad social and economic health for our communities.

Our college is currently home to more than 15,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, plus approximately 1,500 more in apprenticeship and dual credit studies. We are proud to be home to more than 2,100 international students from 61 different countries around the world.

Whether it’s a diploma, advanced diploma, degree, graduate certificate, apprenticeship or a professional and part-time learning designation that matches a personal interest, DC is home to a broad range of programs and courses to meet your needs and those of today’s employers. We are also very pleased to offer five honours bachelor degree programs. Developed in response to industry demands, degrees in Artificial Intelligence, Behavioural Science, Community Mental Health, Construction Management, Health Care Technology Management, and Paralegal prepare the very best talent to meet the needs of the labour market today and tomorrow.

In addition, we provide direct training, education and other support in advancing innovation for local businesses through our Corporate Training, Applied Research and Employment services. Our family culture means you will find our employees to be friendly, helpful and dedicated to your success. To offer our high-quality programs designed for today’s job market we hire the best – professionals with years of real-world experience that give our students a distinct advantage post-graduation.

That’s a big reason why each year more than 80 per cent of employers say they are happy with their decision to hire a DC graduate – great news for students and employers.

In 2023, DC was proudly named one of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges by Research Infosource Inc., a Canadian research and development intelligence company. This is the ninth time the college has been included on the list, which is informed by data on research income, research intensity, research partnerships and projects at colleges across the country.

The college has a strong economic impact of $913.3 million to Durham Region, according to a recent study conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International. This substantial contribution is equal to approximately 4.9 per cent of the area’s total gross regional product and supports 9,558 jobs, which means one out of every 24 jobs in the Durham Region is supported by the activities of DC and its students.

Our alumni ranks are more than 100,000 strong and spread out across every possible industry and area of the economy. Our partnerships number in the hundreds and we have more than 1,000 business and industry leaders participating in Program Advisory Committees to ensure our programs are current and relevant.

Enjoy our website and be sure to check out the many program-related and other informative videos. Explore who we are, check out our DC ambassadors on social media, and discover how we can help you succeed and let us know when you have questions. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Don Lovisa

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