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Durham College Certificate

Durham College Certificate

Program Description

Are you interested in running your own business? This program will help you build the foundational knowledge and skills needed to establish and manage your own company.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)
    Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading
    Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)

  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year. Note: Before beginning this credential, please be advised that one or more courses in this program are not MAC compatible.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Communicate and present information persuasively and accurately in oral, written, and graphic formats
  • Work in a manner consistent with law and professional standards, practices, and protocols
  • Describe and apply marketing and sales concepts used to support the operations of an organization
  • Use accounting and financial principles to support the operations of an organization
  • Apply knowledge of supply chain management to the operation of an organization
  • Develop and assess the components of a business plan
  • Apply creative problem-solving skills to address business problems and opportunities
  • Contribute to the development of a marketing plan including marketing objectives, marketing mix, marketing strategies, budgetary considerations, and evaluation criteria

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Self-employment as a sole proprietor or incorporated small business owner

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
LAW 2280Business LawOnline
LAW 2280Business LawMonthly Intake Online
MATH 1282Business MathDistance Education
COMM 1283Business Report WritingOnline
COMM 1884Communication FoundationsDistance Education
MKTG 4287Digital MarketingOnline
ENTR 1281Entrepreneurship IMonthly Intake Online
ENTR 1281Entrepreneurship IOnline
LDS 1083Finance - LDSOnline
MKTG 2282International BusinessOnline
CCA 1585Management Leadership SkillsOnline
MKTG 1280Marketing IOnline
MKTG 1280Marketing IMonthly Intake Online
MKTG 2280Marketing IIOnline
SALE 3280Professional SellingOnline
ACCT 1980Sage 50 (Simply Accounting I)Online
SCMT 1280Supply Chain ManagementDistance Education