Durham College and Centennial College have partnered to provide post-secondary education to the City of Pickering through the Pickering Learning Site. The learning site provides post-secondary educational opportunities that appeal to a specific target audience interested in furthering their credentials and career opportunities with post-graduate certificate studies.
The site is located just north of Highway 401 off Liverpool Road at 1340 Pickering Parkway and provides a direct connection to GO transit and other public transit via a walking bridge.
Durham College’s vision was to offer post-graduate programs that would benefit most from the small, professional environment the new Pickering Learning Site will offer. Programs were reviewed in consultation with faculty and careful consideration was given to those which would benefit from being closer to existing job markets and also complement Centennial College’s four program offerings.
No. All Durham College programs being offered at the Pickering Learning Site will only be offered at this one location.
Centennial College’s course offerings may be available at more than one location.
The Pickering Learning Site offers students the opportunity to learn at a modern facility in a unique setting. Students will have the added benefit of learning in a small, progressive learning environment, which offers innovative curricula delivery in a geographical location that provides a multitude of field placement opportunities.
At Durham College the student experience comes first and we are committed to providing a full array of student services at the Pickering Learning Site.
There are 10 laptops available in the lobby for student use between classes (should they not have their own device) as well as wireless and new state-of-the-art technology in all classrooms to enhance the learning experience.
Students studying at the Pickering Learning Site are eligible to apply for residence at the Oshawa campus. Students are also encouraged to visit our online housing service and the local newspapers for information on available rooms, apartments and housing.
Yes. The new facility will offer student lounge areas and include break-out spaces to facilitate group work. The site is also completely accessible, adhering to the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards.
Yes, there will be security on site.
Free parking for registered students will be available in the lot as shown on the map. Note that the lots closest to the building are permit only, unauthorized vehicles will be ticketed.
The Durham Region Transit bus 915 travels from the Oshawa campus to the Ajax GO station, from the Ajax GO station the 923 bus travels to the Pickering GO station. You will then cross a walking bridge that leads directly to the new Pickering Learning Site.
No, Durham College does not own the building but has a long-term lease and is committed to the success of this new site.