Durham College is leading the way in professional and part-time learning

Category: Programs & Academics

Today’s job market is highly competitive, and industries evolve on a daily basis. That’s why keeping your skills up to date has never been more important.

Whether you need an edge in your job search, a new skill for a career in transition, or just have an inquisitive mind and some free time, you can benefit from the multitude of professional and part-time learning (PPL) options available at Durham College (DC).

With over 70 programs (micro-credentials, certificates, diplomas and graduate certificates) and 1000 courses, we offer a tremendous variety of educational opportunities, whatever your goals are. Want to bolster your career with in-demand knowledge and skills? Our programs in graphic design, crisis management, nursing and more subjects will get you there. Want to explore a passion or try a new hobby? Our courses give you the chance to learn a new language, pick up the art of sewing, explore ancient myths and legends, and much more.

As the needs of employers evolve, so do we, and we’re continually revising and adding to our list of available programs and courses. We recently introduced a Fundraising Management Certificate program, and we have a number of courses exploring the rapidly growing virtual reality space.

You don’t have to visit one of our state-of-the-art campuses in Oshawa or Whitby, either. While some classes are offered on-campus, there is a wide range of flexible online learning options that you can jump into at home. Almost all courses have an online option, and many of them have a monthly intake, so you won’t have to wait too long to get started. And while some courses are offered in a traditional synchronous format, with classes that start and end at a given time, many also offer asynchronous options that allow you to take your class whenever you want. Whatever your schedule, we can make learning fit your life.

DC is leading the way in professional development and part-time learning. Explore your options and make it happen! You can also join us for an online PPL information session on Thursday, April 27.