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  • Animal Care
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • January 2021

    Animals are important members of our families and play a significant role in society. Animal care workers perform a variety of key functions in different settings to help ensure animals are cared for so they can enjoy a high quality of life.

  • Business Fundamentals
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    This program is designed for individuals who want to develop skills and knowledge appropriate for an entry-level position in a business setting. You will study: Accounting; Business communications; Human resource management; Marketing; Principles of a business organization; and Operations management.

  • Community Integration Through Co-operative Education
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    The modified Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program is designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities or significant learning challenges. You will access courses in many program areas (based on seat availability). It will provide you with an opportunity to experience college life and enhance your academic and vocational...

  • Computer Foundations
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    This program provides the fundamental skills in computer technologies including programming languages, systems development, and operating systems that will open the door to pursuing additional certifications and/or diplomas.

  • Court Support Services
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge and skills required to work in various court support staff capacities for the Ontario courts, agencies, boards and tribunals, as well as administrative positions within the justice sector.

  • Crane Operation, Rigging and Construction Techniques
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    Crane operators are highly trained specialists who are in equally high demand. This program is the only one of its kind offered in Ontario and is designed to help students pursuing a crane operation apprenticeship to stand out and get a head start in a competitive field.

  • 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.

  • Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    If you have an interest in helping others in an oral health care setting and becoming a valued member of a dental team in your community, this may be the profession for you.

  • Dental Reception and Administration
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Dental receptionists and administrators play a vital role that enhances operations in the dental setting such as processing information, utilizing paper and electronic management systems, scheduling, financial records and proficient interpersonal skills.

  • Electrical Techniques
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • January 2021

    Electricity powers our world and is present all around us, providing light, power, air conditioning and refrigeration. This program focuses on commercial and residential electrical installation.

  • Emergency Services Fundamentals
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    The world of emergency services holds many career paths and it may be difficult to know where to start. This two-semester program, which is unique to Durham College, will provide you with the fundamentals and basic skills required in many emergency service or health science careers. 

  • Firefighter – Pre-service, Education and Training
    • Three consecutive semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Firefighters take responsibility for things many people wouldn’t want to carry on their shoulders including saving lives, homes, buildings, schools and churches and protecting the environment.

  • Firefighter – Pre-service, Education and Training (compressed)
    • Two consecutive semesters (compressed)
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    This program will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to become a firefighter. Students entering the January intake should note that they will experience a compressed delivery model.

  • Foundations in Art and Design
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    Learn art and design-related media, tools and techniques necessary to create a portfolio that demonstrates your creative and technical skills.

  • Gas Technician 2
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    The Gas Technician 2 program will give you additional knowledge in code requirements, propane fundamentals, system testing and troubleshooting so that you can challenge the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) for a license that will get you one step closer to a rewarding career.

  • General Arts and Science – General Certificate
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    The two-semester General Certificate pathway provides students with a high degree of choice and flexibility.

  • General Arts and Science – Liberal Arts Ontario Tech University Transfer
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    This program provides opportunities to refine essential academic skills and develop the foundational knowledge needed to help ensure success in subsequent post-secondary studies.

  • General Arts and Science – Liberal Arts Ontario Tech University Transfer – Forensics
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    This pathway provides opportunities to refine essential academic skills and develop the foundational knowledge needed to help ensure success in subsequent post-secondary studies.

  • General Arts and Science – Science and Engineering Preparation
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    This pathway is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the engineering technology sector.

  • General Arts and Science – Trent University Transfer
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    This two-semester program provides opportunities to refine essential academic skills and develop the foundational knowledge needed to ensure success in subsequent post-secondary studies.

  • General Arts and Science – Science and Engineering Preparation – Ontario Tech University
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    This option offers opportunities to refine essential skills and develop foundational knowledge in the areas of science, mathematics, and communication, which are necessary for admission into future post-secondary programs.

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Techniques (HVAC)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    HVAC technicians are required in many parts of our everyday lives. From installing the latest high-efficiency furnace in your home to keeping you cool in your office, a Durham College HVAC technician has got your covered.

  • 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.

  • Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • January 2021

    Grab a wrench and jump into the high-demand skilled trade field of plumbing. This one-year certificate program will provide you with skills sought by employers and position you at the front of workers competing for entry-level jobs in the plumbing industry, including apprenticeships.

  • Media Fundamentals
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario college certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    This program allows students to learn technical and creative forms of media and expand their creative thinking, computer skills and knowledge of a variety of digital technologies.

  • Office Administration – General
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • January 2021

    You will learn the basic skills required for an entry-level administrative position including: Accounting, Communications, Electronic transcription, Office procedures, Spreadsheets, and Word processing. You must achieve a minimum keyboarding speed of 30 net words per minute in order to graduate.

  • Personal Support Worker
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    Personal support workers are valued members of the health-care team. As a graduate, you will have the skills required to provide assistance with daily living activities including: Assistance with medications, Household and family management, Nutrition, Palliative and restorative activities, and Personal care and hygiene.

  • Power Engineering Techniques – Fourth Class
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    Accredited by the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA), the Power Engineering Techniques – Fourth Class program is designed to introduce you to theoretical and practical aspects of power generation and plant operation.

  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    This two-semester program is specifically designed for individuals looking to develop their knowledge and skills in communications, mathematics, biology, general and organic chemistry, physics or critical thinking so they are well-prepared for the rigors of their next academic program.

  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (PHSC) is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a health sciences career.

  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (online option)
    • Two semester
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    he Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (online option) is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a health sciences career at the college level while seeking flexibility in their learning.

  • Trades Fundamentals
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    Do you want a career in the lucrative skilled trades industry but are not sure where to start? You will spend just eight months gaining exposure and experience in a variety of areas designed to help you choose a skilled trade or apprenticeship program.