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Continuing Education Programs

  • Accounting Specialty (Certificate)
    • Code: ACTS

    Today's financial world requires analytical, flexible and motivated accountants. Take the next step toward a career in accounting, learning from industry experts and developing your knowledge to help businesses make informed decisions about their financial future. Learn more...

  • Advanced Certificate Accounting and Finance (CPA Issued Credential)
    • Code: AAFD

    ACAF accreditation is a recognized credential offered through the CPA. Students who complete all the courses and meet the minimum grade requirements qualify to write the ACAF National Exam. Upon successfully passing the exam you will receive your ACAF credential through the CPA. Learn more...

  • American Sign Language (Certificate)
    • Code: ASL

    This certificate provides you with an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture. Emphasis is on interpersonal communication and the functional use of language. You will learn useful vocabulary and expressions, specific grammatical features of ASL and cultural information. A var... Learn more...

  • Association of Administrative Professionals (AAP)
    • Code: AOAA

    The Association of Administrative Professionals (AAP) is a Canadian chartered non-profit professional organization, which establishes a national standard of qualifications for administrative assistants. Learn more...

  • AutoCAD (Certificate)
    • Code: ACAD

    AutoCAD is one of the most widely used CAD programs in the world, and a solid understanding of its operation is vital in today's market of design and drawing. This program will provide you with the ability to read detailed engineering drawings, produce scaled, fully annotated and dimensional drawin... Learn more...

  • Bookkeeping (Certificate)
    • Code: BOOK

    In order to keep their financial records up-to-date and accurate, companies rely on bookkeepers who know how to use accounting software and applications. This program will teach you the essentials needed to succeed in this field. Learn more...

  • Building Environmental Systems - Facility Management (Certificate)
    • Code: BESF

    This program is for entry-level managers or current managers of building systems and building operations staff. It covers the essential elements of building operations administration, staffing, communications with an introduction to the legal and financial requirements for this industry. Learn more...

  • Building Environmental Systems - Operator (Certificate)
    • Code: BES

    These courses are designed to train technicians in the operation and maintenance of today's complex buildings. It is recommended that applicants be employed in a building operation. BES Operator Class II and I also benefit technical sales representatives, energy auditors and building contractors; ... Learn more...

  • Business - Accounting (Two-Year Diploma)
    • Code: ACCT

    Accounting is often referred to as the universal language of business. Durham College's Accounting program is the next step towards a career in the field of accounting. Learning from industry-connected professors, you will develop your knowledge of accounting using the latest tools and technology in... Learn more...

  • Business - Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Two-Year Diploma)
    • Code: BESB

    Entrepreneurship and small business development are vital components of economic growth in Canada with 75 per cent of all new jobs being created in the small business sector. Entrepreneurs build their own enterprises and live their lives doing what they love. Entrepreneurs are keen to create their o... Learn more...

  • Business - Human Resources (Two-Year Diploma)
    • Code: HRM

    Human resources (HR) professionals work in partnership with business managers to take care of the company’s largest asset – its employees. To help a business run, HR staff provide advice to department supervisors on a range of employee relations issues; design and deliver a range of prog... Learn more...

  • Business - Marketing (Two-Year Diploma)
    • Code: MRKG

    Marketing is key to a successful business. An understanding of how consumers behave, together with research data and knowing how to capitalize on the latest digital trends, ensures that organizations can sell their products and services. Durham College prepares you for your start in an exciting care... Learn more...

  • Business - Supply Chain and Operations (Two-Year Diploma)
    • Code: OPER

    This program is currently under review. Only those already registered in the program are currently eligible to enroll in courses toward this credential. For further information, please call (905) 721-2000 ext. 2161 or ext. 3776 Learn more...

  • Business Administration - Accounting (Three-Year Diploma)
    • Code: BACT

    Whether it's a small business or a large publicly traded corporation, accountants are needed in all areas of the economy, in both the public and private sectors. Our program is taught by industry-connected professors who will give you the skills and knowledge to excel in the field. You will learn ho... Learn more...

  • Business Administration - Human Resources (Three-Year Diploma)
    • Code: BHRM

    Human resources (HR) professionals work in partnership with business managers to take care of the company’s largest asset – its employees. To help a business run, HR staff provide advice to department supervisors on a range of employee relations issues, design and deliver a range of progr... Learn more...

  • Business Fundamentals (Certificate)
    • Code: BFND

    Whether you plan on being a marketing guru, accounting whiz or communications expert, it all starts with the basics. Study all aspects of business, develop your skills and explore your options. In this program you will study accounting, business communications, human resources management, marketing,... Learn more...

  • Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB)
    • Code: WELO

    Durham College, in partnership with the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB), is approved for the administration of the CWB Welding Qualifications to the CSA standards 47-1. Learn more...

  • Cannabis Industry Specialization (Recognition of Achievement)
    • Code: CANB

    The extraordinary expansion of Canada’s cannabis industry is generating a broad range of exciting new business and employment opportunities. Durham College’s Cannabis Industry Specialization program has been designed in partnership with GrowWise Health Limited (GrowWise), the health and e... Learn more...

  • Certified Bookkeeper (CIB)
    • Code: CIB

    Durham College, in co-operation with the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB), is proud to present a program leading to a career as a professional bookkeeper. Students who complete the nine required academic courses offered through Durham College (receiving a minimum grade of 65% in each cours... Learn more...

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    • Code: CFP

    Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) certification is the most widely recognized financial planning designation in Canada and considered the standard for the profession, representing the highest level of competence, ethics and practice. There are nearly 17,000 CFP® professionals across Cana... Learn more...

  • Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRP)
    • Code: HRPA

    The Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) is the entry-level designation. It is also the best known HR designation in Canada and available exclusively from the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). Learn more...

  • Certified Payroll Manager (CPM)
    • Code: CPA

    The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) offers the only payroll certifications in Canada: the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) and the Certified Payroll Manager (CPM). These programs prepare payroll practitioners to manage the compliance requirements of an organization's annual payroll cycle,... Learn more...

  • Child Development Practitioner (Apprenticeship Certificate)
    • Code: CDP

    This program is designed for those already working in the ECE field who wish to pursue formal studies and receive certification. Child Development Practitioner (CDP) apprentices are required to take 23 modules of in-school training. This training is completed part-time through evening classes. Dur... Learn more...

  • Children's Mental Health (Certificate)
    • Code: CHMH

    Through this certificate program, participants will develop knowledge and skills to effectively work with infants, children or adolescents with complicated psychiatric disorders. Courses will focus on the developmental process, understanding psychiatric disorders and associated behaviours, risk fact... Learn more...

  • Client and Customer Relations (Certificate)
    • Code: CCSC

    Building and maintaining a strong customer service culture is essential in any successful business. The Client and Customer Relations program prepares students to develop teams that are dedicated to service excellence, and that can build positive, lasting relationships with clients. Learn more...

  • Construction Estimator (Certificate)
    • Code: COES

    Construction Estimating is designed to improve the knowledge and skill level of people working or wanting to work as estimators in the construction industry. Construction estimators analyze the costs of and prepare estimates on construction projects. They may specialize in estimating costs for civil... Learn more...

  • Correctional Practices Fundamentals (Certificate)
    • Code: CPFN

    This program will focus on the Canadian criminal justice system and the theories of corrections as they relate to inmates and youth in conflict with the law. Behaviour management will be addressed with an emphasis on crisis prevention and safe and secure practices. Learn more...

  • Criminal Psychology & Behaviour (Certificate)
    • Code: CRPB

    This program will examine the principles of human behaviour related to complex issues such as co-dependency as an addiction, criminal and psychopathic minds, cults and terrorism as well as domestic, sexual and workplace violence. The causes, consequences and prevention of crime and criminal behavi... Learn more...

  • Data Analytics for Business Decision Making (Graduate Certificate)
    • Code: DATA

    As more organizations rely on data to drive corporate planning and decision-making, increasingly sophisticated business intelligence and data tools are being used to meet the need for extensive data collection and manipulation. This allows industry to quickly respond to organizational and market opp... Learn more...

  • Dementia Studies - Multidiscipline (Certificate)
    • Code: DS

    This program has been suspended. Students may continue to take available courses online, however not all of the courses will be offered. For further information, please contact: Lisa Kowal or (905) 721-2000 ext. 2154. Learn more...

  • Diabetes Worker/Educator (Recognition of Achievement)
    • Code: DBED

    The Diabetes Worker/Educator program offers a firm foundation in current clinical approaches to diabetes education. It is designed for Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Registered Dietitians, and other regulated health care professionals who wish to specialize in the field of diabetes ... Learn more...

  • Early Childhood Education (Two-Year Diploma)
    • Code: ECED

    Quality early childhood education (ECE) is critical in preparing children for future learning. As an early childhood educator, you will have an integral role in promoting children's development from birth to age 12 within the following five domains: cognitive, social, emotional, language and physica... Learn more...

  • Early Childhood Education - Resource Consulting (Graduate Certificate)
    • Code: ECRC

    This program provides Registered Early Childhood Educators with specialist knowledge and skills to work as resource consultants with children living with special needs and with their families. Graduates work in a variety of early learning settings including licensed childcare centres and home-based ... Learn more...

  • Educational Support (Two-Year Diploma)
    • Code: ES

    Durham is pleased to offer the online Educational Support diploma program, which provides provincially recognized training via the Ontario Ministry of Education approved curriculum for the training of educational support staff. School-based placements will help you acquire the attitudes, knowledge... Learn more...

  • eLearning Developer (Certificate)
    • Code: ELDP

    With the growth of online education, teaching and training has advanced the need for skilled developers of web-based learning. This program is designed to provide students with usable skills and a pedagogical basis in order to develop quality online learning materials. Students will not only lear... Learn more...

  • Emergency Communication (Certificate)
    • Code: EMCO

    Emergency service responders depend on emergency telecommunicators to get detailed information quickly and accurately. This program provides a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical reality-based scenario training to prepare you to perform competently under often stressful conditions. Learn more...

  • Entrepreneurship (Certificate)
    • Code: ENTP

    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. Learn more...

  • Food Service Worker (Certificate)
    • Code: FSWF

    Through this certificate program, develop the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective member of a food service team in commercial facilities, institutions or long-term care homes. Courses focus on food preparation, food service, nutrition, and sanitation practices. Customer service, communica... Learn more...

  • French (Certificate)
    • Code: FREN

    This certificate will help you enhance your communications skills (reading, writing and speaking) so that you can communicate with confidence. You will also further your knowledge of grammar and develop an appreciation of French culture. Whether you require a knowledge of French for your career or e... Learn more...

  • Fundamentals of Addictions (Certificate)
    • Code: FADD

    This program provides a specific focus on the knowledge, skills and techniques that are recognized as being fundamental to work with clients affected by addictive behaviours and/or mental health issues in private addiction facilities, group homes or halfway. Courses address psychoactive drug use th... Learn more...

  • Geographic Information Systems (Certificate)
    • Code: GIS

    Geographic information systems (GIS) provides the ability to automate map production and to integrate earth imagery with other data to solve geographic problems. Results can be displayed in a variety of ways including new maps, tables, charts, or all of these in combination. GIS is becoming a widel... Learn more...

  • Gerontology (Certificate)
    • Code: GERC

    The aging of Canada's population is resulting in a growing demand for highly trained professionals who possess a holistic understanding of the aging process and the skills required to work effectively with older adults. Through this program, which emphasizes the highest quality of life and wellness... Learn more...

  • Health and Safety for the Workplace (Certificate)
    • Code: HSWK

    Compliance with workplace health and safety standards has become more important than ever before. This program examines the fundamentals of occupational health and safety and addresses essential management practices in this area. Learn more...

  • Health Care Administration (Graduate Certificate)
    • Code: HCAD

    This program has been suspended due to low enrolments. Students may continue to take available courses online, however not all of the courses will be offered. For further information, please contact: Lisa Kowal or (905) 721-2000 ext. 2154. Learn more...

  • Home Improvement (Recognition of Achievement)
    • Code: HISP

    The Home Improvement program is designed for those interested in gaining a broad knowledge of the essential home improvement skills for personal interest. This program provides students the opportunity to gain skills in carpentry, basic electrical, plumbing, and the option of the installation of ha... Learn more...

  • Home Inspectors, Ontario Association of (OAHI)
    • Code: HOME

    In partnership with Seneca College and Carson Dunlop and Associates, and in co-operation with the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI), Durham offers a 10-course Home Inspection program that incorporates the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors/Canadian Associati... Learn more...

  • Hospital Nursing Unit Clerk (Certificate)
    • Code: HNUC

    This certificate program prepares you for the challenging and rewarding career of providing clerical and administrative support for a hospital unit or health care institution. Through this program, you will develop office management and business communications skills for the healthcare environment,... Learn more...

  • Human Resources Management (Graduate Certificate)
    • Code: HURM

    From recruitment and selection to training and development, a career in human resources (HR) requires a focus on both strategy and people. Skill, knowledge and ability in human resource planning, occupational health and safety, compensation, labour relations and managerial accounting enable HR profe... Learn more...

  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (Certificate)
    • Code: IMM

    This program has been suspended. Students may continue to take available courses, however not all of the courses will be offered each semester. For further information, please contact: Tara Douglas or (905) 721-3330. Learn more...

  • Instructional Design (Certificate)
    • Code: INST

    The Instructional Design program is for students interested in the theory, practice, and design of instructional content for various modes of delivery. This program will provide students with the theoretical and practical foundations for the development and design of instruction and training applica... Learn more...

  • Interior Decorating (Certificate)
    • Code: IDCR

    Durham College offers an Interior Decorating Certificate, recognized by the Decorator & Designers Association of Canada (DDA Canada), focusing on residential interior decorating. We make it easy for you to learn more about decorating, or to study for that new career by providing part-time classes d... Learn more...

  • Law Clerk (ILCO)
    • Code: ILCO

    Offered in partnership with the Institute of Law Clerks (ILCO), the Associate level Law Clerks courses will provide students with the education and skills for legal clerks already in the field, expand the knowledge of experienced legal secretaries and provide the basic academic foundation needed f... Learn more...

  • Leadership Development Series (Certificate)
    • Code: LDSC

    Enhance your skills and stand out as a leader in today's challenging, competitive and dynamic marketplace. This certificate will expose you to leadership concepts and approaches that will enhance your technical, interpersonal and strategic capabilities as a leader. Learn more...

  • Legal Office Assistant (Certificate)
    • Code: LEGA

    The legal administrative assistant is an essential part of today's law office team. The program will equip you with skills required to effectively perform the duties required of those employed in a legal administration environment. You will study legal office procedures, legal terminology, court ... Learn more...

  • Library Technician (Two-Year Diploma)
    • Code: LBTN

    This unique online program is designed to prepare you for employment in academic, public, school and specialized libraries as well as other information-service settings. Through a carefully-designed program of study that combines theory and hands-on field placement, you will learn to acquire, organi... Learn more...

  • Manufacturing Leadership Certificate Program (MLCP) (Recognition of Achievement)
    • Code: MFLD

    Global competition, the development of advanced technologies and other economic challenges are rapidly changing the way Canadian business and industries operate. The Manufacturing Leadership Certificate Program (MLCP) is designed to help participants who already have a high-level of technical expert... Learn more...

  • Marketing Management (Certificate)
    • Code: MKTG

    Marketing is key to a successful business. An understanding of how consumers behave, together with research data and knowing how to capitalize on the latest digital trends, ensures that organizations can sell their products and services. Become familiar with the art and science of marketing and gain... Learn more...

  • Medical Transcriptionist (Certificate)
    • Code: MDTR

    Focusing on elements of medical science, communication skills and transcription techniques, this program will help you develop the theoretical and practical knowledge required to meet the needs of the medical community. Learn more...

  • Mental Health Nursing RN/RPN (Certificate)
    • Code: MHN

    This online program is based on the Standards for Mental Health Nursing in Canada, and combines in-depth theoretical knowledge with hands on clinical practice. Upon completion, you will be prepared to assess, provide interventions, and advocate for mental health clients in a variety of institutional... Learn more...

  • Mental Health Rehabilitation (Certificate)
    • Code: MHNR

    Mental health rehabilitation is an approach to service delivery that supports the recovery of people with prolonged mental illness. Through this program, develop an understanding of the foundations of mental health rehabilitation, as well as the knowledge and skills related to integrating the approa... Learn more...

  • Microsoft Office (Certificate)
    • Code: MSSW

    This certificate is designed to help participants develop office skills that are essential in today's competitive office environment. You will study the Windows operating system and an overview of the Microsoft Office Suite, followed by separate study segments in Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Learn more...

  • Nephrology (Certificate)
    • Code: NEPH

    The Nephrology program is a Durham College Certificate that prepares nurses to deliver kidney care to affected patients across all stages of the kidney care journey, from early detection through dialysis, palliative care and transplant. Current nurses will learn the knowledge required to promote and... Learn more...

  • Occupational Health Nursing RN (Certificate)
    • Code: OHN

    Occupational Health Nursing (OHN) provides integrated occupational health and safety services to employers and employees. The courses in this program will enhance the knowledge and skills of experienced occupational health nurses and will assist with meeting the application qualifications for the Ca... Learn more...

  • Office Technology Administration (Certificate)
    • Code: OFTY

    This foundational program will help you develop skills that are considered essential in today's business world. In addition to learning how to use various Microsoft and accounting software packages, this program will help you build skills in areas such as communication, leadership and teamwork. Learn more...

  • Oncology Nursing R.N./R.P.N (Recognition of Achievement)
    • Code: ON

    This program has been suspended. Students may continue to take available courses online, however not all of the courses will be offered. For further information, please contact: Lisa Kowal or (905) 721-2000 ext. 2154. Learn more...

  • Operations Management (Certificate)
    • Code: OPR

    This program is currently under review. Only those already registered in the program are currently eligible to enroll in courses toward this credential. For further information, please call (905) 721-2000 ext. 2161 or ext. 3776 Learn more...

  • Palliative Care (Certificate)
    • Code: CARE

    Through this program, you will build the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to serve in a helping capacity (i.e. RPNs, orderlies, PSWs, volunteers, support workers and clergy), for those with advanced or terminal illness and their families. You will learn to provide compassionate care in which t... Learn more...

  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP)
    • Code: PCP

    The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) offers the only payroll certifications in Canada: the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) and the Certified Payroll Manager (CPM). These programs prepare payroll practitioners to manage the compliance requirements of an organization's annual payroll cycle, d... Learn more...

  • Perinatal Obstetrics RN/RPN (Certificate)
    • Code: OBC

    This program is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills as an RN or RPN working in or aspiring to work in a traditional obstetrical or perinatal unit (i.e. labour, delivery, recovery, postpartum, and newborn). Applying the nursing process and research to clinical practice, you will be able to... Learn more...

  • Perioperative Nursing (Graduate Certificate)
    • Code: PERN

    This Ontario College Graduate Certificate will support Registered Nurses (RN) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) in building the necessary knowledge and expertise to care for clients in perioperative settings. Areas of study include the basic equipment and instruments used, the principles of ase... Learn more...

  • Photography (Recognition of Achievement)
    • Code: PHOT

    You will develop your photographic skills as you learn the technical and creative aspects of using a digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera. You will learn what camera settings to use in order to capture a wide variety of subjects. The program is designed to provide professional training in order... Learn more...

  • Project Management Studies (Certificate)
    • Code: PROS

    Delivering high quality, well-defined project solutions is a critical component to success in today's business world and a core function of a Project Manager. Through applied learning activities, students learn how to move through the project life cycle phases. They develop a critical understandi... Learn more...

  • Records and Information Management (Certificate)
    • Code: RIM

    Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records and information is critical in the digital information era. Organizations need employees who are up-to-date with the latest technologies and who can create, store and retrieve information efficiently. This certificate will prepare you with a complete spect... Learn more...

  • Registered Insurance Brokers (RIBO)
    • Code: RIBO

    The Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) is the self-regulatory body for insurance brokers in Ontario. Established in October 1981, RIBO regulates the licensing, professional competence, ethical conduct and insurance related obligations of all independent general insurance brokers in the... Learn more...

  • Retirement Communities Management (Graduate Certificate)
    • Code: RCMG

    The Retirement Communities Management program is offered to meet the increasing demand for administrators in retirement homes and long term care facilities. The program will help you develop skills in planning and implementing operational procedures and providing collaborative leadership in retirem... Learn more...

  • Sewing (Certificate)
    • Code: SEW

    This certificate is designed to prepare you to work in various aspects of the sewing industry. It may lead to self-employment as a tailor, or finding employment in retail fabric and clothing stores and entry level pattern and or sample makers in the industrial sector. Learn more...

  • Social Media (Certificate)
    • Code: SOMD

    Social Media is an essential and dynamic set of communication channels that have shifted the way in which employers engage with their customers. Students taking this certificate program will study five key areas of social media management. In addition, they will learn how social media is applied ... Learn more...

  • Social Service Worker (Two-Year Diploma)
    • Code: SSWK

    The Social Service Worker program combines academic study with practical experience to provide graduates with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to work in the diverse and complex field of community and social services. The program focuses on the development of front-line interviewing and ... Learn more...

  • Spanish (Certificate)
    • Code: SPAN

    This program is designed to prepare you to communicate (speaking, reading and writing) effectively and with confidence. The Spanish program will be of particular interest to individuals in business, or in any career dealing with the public, as well as people who enjoy vacationing in Spanish-speaking... Learn more...

  • Sterile Processing (Certificate)
    • Code: STPC

    This program is currently suspended. Only those already registered in the program are currently eligible to enroll in courses toward this credential. For further information, please contact Lisa Kowal at (905) 721-2000 ext. 2154 OR Michelle Osborne at (905) 721-2000 ext. 2802. Learn more...

  • Sustainable Local Food (Certificate)
    • Code: SULF

    The Sustainable Local Food certificate has been designed to meet a rising interest in the development of local food systems that are sustainable, socially just, economically dynamic and ecologically specific to the countryside, cities and regions of Canada. This certificate explores the practices, p... Learn more...

  • Teaching and Training Adults (Certificate)
    • Code: TEAC

    This certificate will train you to teach or facilitate adults in any capacity. Whether you teach in a formal classroom setting, facilitate seminars, train employees, or teach a general-interest program to adults, you will be well equipped to meet the needs of all of your adult learners. Learn more...

  • Technical Support Analyst (Certificate)
    • Code: TS

    Develop the technical skills and knowledge that a Technology Support Analyst needs to deliver quick, informed solutions for computer-related problems. Additionally, learn how to support standard application development and the implementation of projects. Learn more...

  • Thanatology (Certificate)
    • Code: THAN

    Thanatology (also known as grief or compassionate counselling) is the scientific study of how to cope with tragedies, death and dying. The certificate in Thanatology aims to promote awareness and understanding of death and how it affects individuals, whether the death is a result of a long-standing ... Learn more...

  • Translation in the Workplace (Certificate)
    • Code: TRAN

    English to French translation is a skill which must be acquired through training. Each course will help you learn necessary translation skills for professional purposes in the workplace. Learn more...

  • Victimology (Graduate Certificate)
    • Code: VICT

    When a victim comes forward to provide the information necessary to convict a criminal, they need support. In this program you will receive the training and skills necessary to advocate for victims and help them access the services they need to rebuild their lives and regain their confidence. This... Learn more...

  • Website Creation and Design (Certificate)
    • Code: WCD

    The Internet has revolutionized the way people communicate and the way organizations do business. As a result, there is a rapidly growing demand for computer professionals who know how to establish and maintain websites. The flexible skill-base gained through this certificate will provide you with t... Learn more...