• Culinary Management
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • January 2021

    Master the art of food and flavour in our Culinary Management program. You will explore locally grown food, experiment with ethnic and contemporary cuisine, and develop your skills in the culinary arts, while learning valuable management skills that will take your career to the next level.

  • Culinary Skills
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • January 2021

    The Culinary Skills program will provide you with the foundation for an exciting career in the food service industry.

  • Event Planning (Co-op option available)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    The Event Planning program is ideally suited for organized and detail-oriented individuals, who naturally take the lead in groups and projects and thrive in a high-energy, creative environment.

  • Horticulture – Food and Farming
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    Guided by a field-to-fork philosophy, this program prepares students to be leaders in the rapidly evolving food sector.

  • Horticulture Technician
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Primary location Whitby (some courses may be delivered at Parkwood Estate in Oshawa)
    • September 2021

    Gain knowledge and hone your skills in landscape construction, nursery management and soil and plant nutrition so you are prepared to work in creating and developing dynamic residential lots, business locations and communities.

  • Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management (Co-op option available)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • January 2021

    Hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruise ships, casinos, entertainment venues and conference centres are all benefiting from an increasing number of travellers from around the globe.

  • Hospitality Skills
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College certificate
    • Whitby
    • January 2021

    The Hospitality industry is growing fast – so fast that the industry is bracing for significant labour shortages.

  • Tourism – Destination Marketing (Co-op option available)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • January 2021

    Destination marketers are multidisciplinary professionals who specialize in identifying, developing and executing strategies to drive socio-economic success for locations and attractions around the world.

Overview

The School of Hospitality & Horticultural Science (HHS) is Durham Region’s first-ever post-secondary presence focused on the field-to-fork concept, which is based on the harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, sale and consumption of food – in particular the production of local food for local consumers.

Durham College has adopted this concept and applied it to a diverse range of programs that crossover traditional academic schools with the curriculum, faculty expertise and equipment required to implement field to fork built into several of the college’s programs.

Capitalizing on classroom and lab equipment availability, select courses may be offered at any of our locations including the Oshawa and Whitby campuses and the WC, the heart of the college’s field-to-fork vision.Development of the WC and Whitby campus will continue to grow with the creation of a pollinator garden, agriculture planting and demonstrator gardens supported by growth initiated in our greenhouse as well as curriculum and student support.

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