DC is committed to providing students with a high-quality academic experience. All scheduled academic activities and services, including on-campus learning through classes and labs, continue as planned while Durham Region is under red-zone restrictions. For a full list of what is open on campus or operating virtually, please visit our COVID-19 winter semester page.
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  • 9-1-1 Emergency and Call Centre Communications
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    Callers are frantic and they are depending on you. Can you stay calm, collect the information needed and direct the appropriate responses? Communications operators in 911, Fire, Emergency Medical  and Police dispatch centres face this pressure every shift.

  • Accounting – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    Accounting is often referred to as the universal language of business. Durham College’s Accounting – Business program is the next step towards a career in the field of accounting.

  • Accounting – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    This unique pathway is available on a shared campus with exposure to college and university faculty, information and opportunities.

  • Accounting – Business Administration (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa

    Used in business and non-business organizations, accounting involves measuring business activities; processing information into financial reports and statements; and communicating information to the appropriate decision-makers.

  • Addictions and Mental Health (graduate certificate)
    • Three consecutive semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa

    This program will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required to effectively address two of Canada’s leading health care issues – mental health and addictive behaviours.

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

    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.

  • Artificial Intelligence Analysis, Design and Implementation (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters (optional third semester work term)
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa campus

    As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to rapidly transform the way organizations and their people work, a shortage of skilled professionals remains the single most significant challenge facing AI adoption by industry.

  • Autism and Behavioural Sciences (graduate certificate) – NEW
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa

    With the rate of Ontarians living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continuing to rise, so is the need for skilled professionals who are prepared to use evidence-based interventions to support individuals, as well as their families and caregivers.

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

    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.

  • Chemical Laboratory Technician
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    Most consumer products are created in a laboratory or industrial setting where the quality of the raw materials is monitored.

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

    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.

  • Computer Programming
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    Organizations in all fields depend on computer specialists to assist them with their information processing needs. This program will give you a solid foundation in the competitive job skills required for today’s information technology (IT) field.

  • Computer Programming and Analysis (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa

    This program offers comprehensive study in information technology, systems methodologies and application programming, built on a solid foundation of business expertise. The curriculum includes in-depth instruction and the practical application of structured, mainframe and object-oriented programming languages.

  • Computer Systems Technician
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    The Computer Systems Technician program is the perfect vehicle to launch a rewarding career in computer assembly, installation, configuration and troubleshooting.

  • Computer Systems Technician – Transfer to Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    This joint Durham College and Ontario Tech University (Ontario Tech) diploma-to-degree program will enable you to earn both credentials in only four years.

  • Computer Systems Technology (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa

    If you see yourself in a career that involves the design, testing, installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software systems, the Computer Systems Technology program is for you.

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

    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.

  • Critical Care Nursing – e-learning (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa

    Critical care nurses are responsible for the most vulnerable patients. They have the responsibility to vigilantly monitor, assess and treat the critically ill, while providing support to their families.

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

    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

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

  • Cybersecurity (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College graduate certificate
    • Oshawa

    Security violations, data breaches, privacy failures and other technology failures are in the news every day and pose a growing threat to business and personal information.

  • Data Analytics for Business Decision Making (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa

    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.

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

    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.

  • Early Childhood Education
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    This program will prepare you to meet the diverse needs of the early childhood education profession. You will acquire the knowledge and practical skills necessary to foster social, emotional, cognitive and physical development in children from infancy to age 12.

  • Electrical Engineering Technician
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby

    Whether you find yourself at a dairy farm or in a nuclear power plant, your knowledge and skills of electricity, safety and installation methods will give you the ability to install, maintain and troubleshoot the motor controls and wiring systems that allow businesses to operate.

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

    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.

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    This joint Durham College (DC) and Ontario Tech University (Ontario Tech) diploma-to-degree program will enable you to earn your college diploma and university degree in only four years.

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    Entrepreneurship and small business development are vital components to a successful economy. This program will provide you with the skills required to start, grow and manage a small business including developing the personal skills needed for success as an entrepreneur.

  • Finance – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    The Finance – Business program will provide students with the skills and training required to work in a variety of areas within financial services including, firms dealing with pension plans, scholarships, educational savings plans, and investments funds.

  • Finance – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    The Finance – Business program will provide students with the skills and training required to work in a variety of areas within financial services including, firms dealing with pension plans, scholarships, educational savings plans, and investments funds.

  • Finance – Business Administration (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa

    Are you a pro at managing money with an added interest in stocks, bonds, investing and financial planning? Have you considered getting paid to help others manage their financial portfolios?

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

    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.

  • Fitness and Health Promotion
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    The Fitness and Health Promotion program will prepare you for a meaningful career that goes beyond the walls of a gym, with a focus on supporting a diverse range of populations, including clients of all ages, abilities and body shapes.

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

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

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

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

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

    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

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

  • Human Resources – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    HR professionals work in partnership with business managers to take care of a company’s largest asset – its people.

  • Human Resources – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    Human resources (HR) professionals work in partnership with business managers to take care of the company’s largest asset – its employees.

  • Human Resources – Business Administration (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa

    Human resources (HR) professionals work in partnership with business managers to take care of the company’s largest asset – its employees.

  • Human Resources Management (graduate certificate)
    • Three Semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa

    From recruitment and selection to training and development, a career in human resources (HR) requires a focus on both strategy and people.

  • Interactive Media Design
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    From touchscreen applications and websites to motion design and video, interactive media designers create the User Experience (UX).

  • International Business Management (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa

    Advances in information and communications technologies are enabling increased global trade and production resulting in a demand for professionals uniquely trained in international business.

  • Marketing – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    With the help of research data and a solid understanding of consumer behaviour, marketers get involved at the design stage to ensure products being developed are geared to the intended target market(s).

  • Marketing – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    Marketing is responsible for the core business strategy and combines an understanding of how consumers behave with research data to develop meaningful long-term relationships with customers.

  • Marketing – Business Administration (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa

    In this program, students differentiate themselves by taking their marketing skills to the next level. 

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • Office Administration – Executive
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby

    Executive assistants are administrative professionals who contribute to the effectiveness of an office in an important way.

  • Paralegal
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    Accredited by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), this program qualifies graduates to apply to write the LSO’s licensing examination, successful completion of which qualifies the graduate to become an LSO member as a professional, licensed paralegal.

  • Paramedic – Advanced Care (graduate certificate)
    • Three consecutive semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa

    A life is on the line. You could be the person who arrives on the scene with the necessary tools and knowledge needed to save a life.

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

    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.

  • Police Foundations
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    Modern policing requires officers to possess highly developed social and communication skills, practical law enforcement knowledge, technical skills, and the ability to connect with the communities they serve and protect.

  • Practical Nursing
    • Five semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    The Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare graduates who are able to meet the challenges of the expanding role of nursing in today’s society.

  • Practical Nursing – Flex Program (weekend delivery)
    • Five semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    As a practical nurse, you will combine your knowledge, skills and judgement to provide safe, competent, ethical nursing care to meet the unique needs of all patients throughout the continuum of care.

  • Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    The Practical Nursing program option for internationally educated nurses is designed for applicants with nursing credentials from outside of Canada.

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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Project Management (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa

    Project management professionals have the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to successfully manage projects for a wide range of industries.

  • Protection, Security and Investigation
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    Do you want a career in law enforcement but are not sure whether that means being a Canada Border Services officer, special constable, correctional officer, by-law officer or police officer?

  • Social Service Worker
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    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.

  • Supply Chain and Operations – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    Regardless of industry, supply chain and operations management is at the heart of every business, which is why the skills developed in this program are in such high demand.

  • Supply Chain and Operations – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    For students who want the best of both worlds, this joint Durham College and Ontario Tech University (Ontario Tech) diploma-to-degree program will enable you to earn your diploma and degree in only four years.

  • Supply Chain and Operations Management – Business Administration (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa

    Regardless of industry, supply chain and operations management is at the heart of every business, which is why the skills developed in this program are in such high demand.