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  • 9-1-1 Emergency and Call Centre Communications
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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.

  • Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations allows you to combine law enforcement experience with advanced fitness training and conflict management to gain additional professional certifications for a rewarding career in the justice sector.

  • Advertising – Digital Media Management (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Designed for students with previous education and/or experience in advertising and marketing communications, this program will broaden understanding of integrated campaigns, while teaching new skills in the strategic planning, content creation, research, design, and implementation of digital programs.

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the evolving and exciting world of advertising.

  • 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.

  • Animation – Digital Production
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    This challenging 3D and 2D digital animation program focuses on character performance and storytelling, supported by modelling and rigging, cinematics, lighting, surfacing and design.

  • Architectural Technology
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    With an emphasis on sustainability and green design, this program will appeal to your creative, analytical and mathematical sides with instruction in freehand sketching and computer-aided drawing.

  • Artificial Intelligence Analysis, Design and Implementation (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters (optional third semester work term)
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa campus
    • January 2021

    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.

  • Automotive Technician – Service and Management (Motive Power Technician)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    A diploma from the Automotive Technician – Service and Management (Motive Power Technician) program is your key to a world of opportunity in a high-tech, challenging industry.

  • Behavioural Science – Honours Bachelor – NEW
    • Eight semesters
    • Bachelor’s degree (honours)
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    If you have an interest in human behaviour and a desire to help others improve their quality of life then this interdisciplinary program is for you. Develop the in-demand skills of implementing Applied Behaviour Analysis to support individuals across the lifespan with developmental issues or disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, acquired...

  • Biomedical Engineering Technology
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • May 2021

    The health-care industry in Canada and around the world is growing exponentially. The use of sophisticated electronic, computer-controlled and networked equipment has created a demand for specialized, well trained graduates with a focus on the biomedical applications of electronic engineering technology.

  • Biotechnology – Advanced (fast-track)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    In this program designed specifically for applicants with existing academic credentials, students with a degree in science can expand their knowledge of the biotechnology industry and complete their Biotechnology advanced diploma in fewer semesters.

  • Biotechnology – Advanced
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • May 2021

    Biotechnology touches a broad range of industries including food processing, health, food production and agriculture. The discipline has created knowledge and products essential to our continued livelihood such as pest-resistant plants, environmentally friendly biofuels, and improved detection of diseases.

  • Broadcasting – Radio and Contemporary Media
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Television, radio and web-based media are evolving at a rapid pace and this program provides you with the knowledge and practical skills to succeed in this constantly evolving sector.

  • Building Construction Technician (Co-op option available)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    In today’s skills-specific job market there is demand for construction workers with the knowledge and skills to work in the evolving building construction industry.

  • 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.

  • Carpentry and Renovation Technician (Co-op option available)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    A career in the carpentry and renovation field blends physical hands-on work, skillful precision and creativity. Successful candidates enter a world of opportunities leading to a variety of rewarding career paths in custom home building, renovation, construction, and general contracting, including self-employment. With the construction and renovation industry steadily...

  • Chemical Engineering Technology
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Chemical Engineering Technology is at the core of our ever-evolving world - innovative products, processes and materials are a constant in our time.

  • Chemical Laboratory Technician
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

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

  • Chemical Laboratory Technology – Food Science
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Primary location Oshawa (some courses may be offered in Whitby)
    • September 2021

    Consumer awareness of production safety and quality is at an all-time high, triggered by repeated recalls, social media campaigns and increased media access.

  • Child and Youth Care (compressed)
    • Six consecutive semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Child and youth care practitioners provide support and understanding to young people and their families.

  • Civil Engineering Technician (Co-op option available)
    • Four Semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    The Civil Engineering Technician program is the perfect vehicle to launch a rewarding entry-level career in the civil engineering field. You will develop skills in computer assisted design and drafting (CAD), geographic information system (GIS), electronic surveying and testing construction materials.

  • Civil Engineering Technology (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    Civil engineering influences every aspect of our physical environment or infrastructure. Civil Engineering Technologists plan, design, construct, maintain and recycle the structures in our communities such as roads, bridges, highways, airports, pipelines and tunnels.

  • Communicative Disorders Assistant (graduate certificate)
    • Three consecutive semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Communicative disorders assistants (CDAs) provide speech and language therapy to children and adults in addition to carrying out speech, language and hearing screenings including screenings for infants. This program, recognized by the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada, will enable you to obtain the

  • 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.

  • Computer Programming
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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.

  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    The ability to resolve conflict is a 21st-century skill required for success in today’s workforce. Trained dispute resolution professionals are in demand across many careers.

  • Contemporary Web Design
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    Become a creative thinker in digital technologies, able to provide solutions requiring a web presence to communicate and/or entertain.

  • Cosmetic Techniques and Management
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Do you have a passion for the beauty industry and possess a creative, artistic spirit? The Cosmetic Techniques and Management program will prepare you to be a leader in the cosmetics, personal care and fragrance industries, giving you the competitive edge you need to launch a successful career.

  • 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.

  • Critical Care Nursing – e-learning (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    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
    • 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.

  • Cybersecurity (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College graduate certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • 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 Hygiene
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • May 2021

    Specializing in preventive oral health, dental hygienists work collaboratively with other health professionals to provide client-centred care.

  • 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.

  • Developmental Services Worker
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    It is estimated that about one per cent of Canada’s population has a developmental disability, requiring support from people who are interested in making a difference in the lives of others through advocacy and education.

  • Early Childhood Education
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • 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.

  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Primary location Oshawa (some courses may be offered in Whitby)
    • September 2021

    Ranked #1 in Ontario for knowledge and skills, quality of learning experience, graduate satisfaction and graduation rate, this program blends electronics design and mechanical technologies with automation, instrumentation and control systems.

  • Electronics Engineering Technician
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • May 2021

    In an economy that depends on finding new ways to use technology to make it easier for us to live, work and play, electronics engineering technicians maintain, operate, test, install and service electronic equipment in the fields of data communications and the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • Electronics Engineering Technology
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Welcome to the exciting world of high-technology electronics! Electronics engineering technologists design, test, install and service electronic equipment in the fields of computer hardware, software and networking of consumer products; industrial automation; medical equipment; power generation; process instrumentation and control; telecommunications; and test and measurement.

  • 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. 

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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.

  • Environment Health and Safety Management (graduate certificate) – NEW
    • Three semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Enter the field of environmental health and safety management and launch a career where no two days are ever the same. As a graduate of this program, you will apply technical knowledge of safety hazards, health risks and dangers to prevent injuries and illness while supporting broader public safety....

  • Environmental Technology (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    There is growing disconnect between humans and the environment, but well-trained environmental technologists are looking for solutions as pressures from population, industry and society continue to stress our ecosystem.

  • Environmental Technology (fast-track)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    For those who are passionate about the environment and want to dedicate their work to preserving and protecting our earth, air and water, this program provides a diverse and rewarding career path.

  • Esport Business Management (graduate certificate) – NEW
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    This program will prepare students from a variety of backgrounds to successfully transition into the high-growth field of esports.

  • Esthetician – Spa Management
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    The Esthetician – Spa Management program allows students to gain skills required to build a career in the high-demand spa and wellness 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.

  • Finance – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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?

  • Fine Arts – Advanced
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    The Fine Arts - Advanced program will push you along the path you have chosen, challenging you through critical discussions, pointing you to artists with similar concerns and aesthetics, and encouraging you to grow and achieve the potential evident in your preliminary explorations.

  • Fire and Life Safety Systems Technician (Co-op option available)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    This program is designed for individuals who enjoy challenging projects, which require the knowledge, practical skills and accepted practices used in the fire alarm and life safety systems industries. Completion of this two-year diploma program will prepare graduates for immediate service in both expanding sectors.

  • 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.

  • Fitness and Health Promotion
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

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

  • Game – Art
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    This program offers a well-balanced education in every aspect of the game development process, with a focus towards training artists for the game industry.

  • 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.

  • Graphic Design
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    This program will prepare you for the graphic design field as an entry-level designer. You will learn the skills required to solve specific visual problems through practical work that covers a broad spectrum of visual communication in corporate, editorial and advertising design.

  • 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.

  • Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management (pathway to degree) – NEW
    • Five semesters
    • Bachelor’s degree (honours)
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    The program of study for the HCTF pathway focuses on developing expertise in business practices, including management, policy development, marketing and sales and accounting, among others, to complement existing knowledge in biomedical technology and life sciences.

  • Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management
    • Nine semesters
    • Bachelor’s degree (honours)
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    The first program of its kind in Canada, the Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management (HCTM) program addresses an identified need in the health care sector for professionals with a hybrid skill set of expertise in medical technology, life sciences and business practices.

  • 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.

  • Human Resources – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

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

  • Journalism – Mass Media/Journalism
    • Four semesters/Six semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma/Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    An education in journalism provides excellent training in critical thinking, writing and presenting ideas while preparing students for one of the most interesting careers imaginable.

  • Journalism and Creative Writing – NEW
    • Eight semesters plus field placement
    • Ontario College Diploma and Bachelor of Arts Degree
    • Durham College, Oshawa campus Trent University Durham GTA
    • September 2021

    Durham College (DC) and Trent University Durham GTA (Trent) have teamed up to create an exciting new integrated diploma and degree program — blending practical media production experience with crucial critical thinking and writing skills.

  • Law Clerk Advanced (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Whether you want to be a law clerk in a law office, a corporate legal department or a government agency, you’ll have the skills needed for a successful career.

  • Marketing – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

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

  • Massage Therapy
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    In this program, students will acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide safe, effective and ethical care at the entry-level of practice within the massage therapy profession.

  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa campus
    • May 2021

    This program will provide you with the ability and confidence to seek opportunities and provide support within the dynamic world of engineering, including the automotive, energy generation, construction and manufacturing sectors.

  • Mechanical Engineering Technician – Non-Destructive Evaluation
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Become an integral part of assuring the safety and integrity of our infrastructure, components and structures that are built or are in service in our society.

  • Mechanical Engineering Technician – Non-Destructive Evaluation (fast-track)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Students learn about materials and specific testing methods in order to examine cars, trains, airplanes, spacecraft, towers, bridges, ships, power plants and amusement park rides to identify and analyze possible defects.

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa campus
    • September 2021

    This program will provide you with the ability and confidence to seek opportunities and provide support within the dynamic world of engineering, including in the automotive, energy generation, construction, and manufacturing sectors.

  • Mechanical Technician – Elevating Devices (Co-op option available)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    Have you ever ridden an elevator or escalator and wondered how they work? Who builds and installs them or even who makes sure they’re safe to ride? The responsibility is that of an elevating devices mechanic and our program will prepare you to enter this trade as an apprentice....

  • Mechanical Technician – Millwright (Co-op option available)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    A machine can do many amazing things, but it can’t take care of itself. This program allows students to develop skills in the theory and practice of machine fabrication and maintenance procedures including the installation, service, repair and overhaul of industrial machinery.

  • 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.

  • Music Business Administration (two-year)/Music Business Management (three-year)
    • Four semesters/Six semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma/Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    The Music Business Administration/Management programs prepare students to enter any field of the music industry equipped with a solid foundation of relevant knowledge and business practices, and plenty of hands-on experience.

  • Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Occupational therapy assistants (OTA) and physiotherapy assistants (PTA) work under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist or physiotherapist assisting them with treatment plans for individuals who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally or emotionally disabling.

  • 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.

  • Office Administration – Health Services
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    Health offices are increasingly complex, driven by technology and requiring strong administrators at the helm.

  • Office Administration – Health Services (Four consecutive semesters)
    • Four consecutive semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    Health offices are increasingly complex, driven by technology and requiring strong administrators at the helm.

  • Office Administration – Executive
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • January 2021

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

  • Paralegal
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    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.

  • Paralegal (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    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
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Paramedics are the people who come to the rescue before a doctor lays eyes on a patient. Responsible for making decisions about what treatment is needed in life or death situations and never quite knowing what state their patient will be in when they arrive at the scene, paramedics...

  • Paramedic – Advanced Care (graduate certificate)
    • Three consecutive semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    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
    • 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.

  • Photography
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Photographers use their cameras as tools of exploration and instruments for change. For the past 150 years photographers have helped shape our world and given us a better understanding of human nature.

  • Police Foundations
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    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.

  • Police Foundations (fast-track)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Gain the strategic communication skills, practical law enforcement knowledge and technical skills modern policing demands through this fast-track program that lets Protection, Security and Investigation graduates earn a two-year Police Foundations diploma in only one additional year of study. Students will build these skills sets, along with training on...

  • 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.

  • PR and Strategic Communications
    • Five semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    As one of the top ten in demand professions in Canada, public relations professionals, including communications and media relations specialists, share vital messages through attention-grabbing writing, video, social media, special events and fundraising campaigns.

  • Practical Nursing
    • Five semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • May 2021

    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
    • May 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • 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.

  • Project Management (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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?

  • Protection, Security and Investigation (fast-track)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Stand out in a competitive field and expand your career options through this fast-track program that allows Police Foundations graduates to earn a two-year Protection, Security and Investigation diploma in only one additional year of study. Graduates will have increased practical knowledge of law enforcement and be exposed to...

  • Recreation and Leisure Services
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Recreation and leisure professionals provide healthy, well-rounded lifestyle opportunities for community members to connect, play, and grow.

  • Social Service Worker
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    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.

  • Sport Administration (two-year)/Sport Management (three-year)
    • Four semesters/six semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma/Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    With a unique combination of business skills and a solid understanding of the sport industry, sport managers oversee professional and amateur athletes and teams; co-ordinate sporting events; and work behind the scenes at some of the biggest sporting venues in the world.

  • Sport Business Management (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Designed for students with previous post-secondary education, this program is a fast-track to the sport industry. Sport business management is recognized as a distinct enterprise that requires specific skills, knowledge, attitudes and experience.

  • Supply Chain and Operations – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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
    • January 2021

    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.

  • Tourism – Destination Marketing (Co-op option available) – NEW
    • 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.

  • 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.

  • Victim Justice and Interventions (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    When a victim/survivor of a criminal offence decides to report what happened to them, they may need support. In this program you will receive the training and skills necessary to advocate for victims and help them access the services they need to rebuild their lives and regain their confidence.

  • Video Production
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    Students in this program explore the nature of creative storytelling by writing, shooting and editing documentaries, short narratives and corporate videos.

  • Water Quality Technician (Co-op option available)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario college diploma
    • Oshawa and Whitby
    • September 2021

    Water is a life source that millions of species depend on for survival. As a water quality technician, you will work towards keeping water safe for consumption and for its return to the environment through proven treatment methods.

  • Welding Engineering Technician (Co-op option available)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • September 2021

    The welding industry contributes more than $5 billion to the Canadian economy and employs over 300,000 individuals. Become a part of this booming field, and learn welding techniques and skills to ensure you’re fully prepared for the trade.

  • Youth Justice and Interventions (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2021

    The majority of youth will develop naturally into law-abiding citizens. For some however, behavioural concerns may arise, which continue into adulthood. Some risk factors impact pro-social development and may result in the youth committing or repeating the commission of criminal offences.