Programs requiring laptops

Laptop learning

Students enrolled in laptop programs will enjoy an exceptional learning experience through the use of technology. The advanced technical skills and knowledge that employers look for in graduates will provide students with a decided advantage when entering the workforce. Please pay close attention to the hardware and software requirements of your program as the requirements are not the same for all laptop programs.

How laptop learning works:

  • Review your specific program page for hardware and software requirements
  • Acquire your own laptop from a vendor of your choosing including all of the hardware and software components listed on your program page

Please note: Some software may be included in tuition fees for some programs. Please ensure that you are required to buy software before making a purchase.

Having technical difficulties?

  • Please contact the IT Help desk at 905.721.3333

Below are the Durham College academic programs that require the use of a laptop. For program specific hardware and software requirements choose the program you are interested in from the list below and click on Laptop:

  • Accounting – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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. To meet the wide range of accounting employment opportunities, Durham College offers a variety of

  • Accounting – Business – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 2019

    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. To meet the wide range of accounting employment opportunities, Durham College offers a variety of

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2019

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

  • Artificial Intelligence Analysis, Design and Implementation (graduate certificate) – NEW
    • Two semesters (optional third semester work term)
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa campus
    • September 2019

    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. With a focus on enterprise AI, including both off-the-shelf solutions and proprietary AI, this graduate certificate program –...

  • Broadcasting – Radio and Contemporary Media
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2019

    Whether you’re interested in the creative, technical or business aspect of broadcasting in radio, television or web-based media, the two-year Broadcasting for Contemporary Media program offers the practical experience

  • Business Fundamentals
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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.

  • Computer Foundations
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 Programmer
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 Programmer Analyst
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 semester
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    This program will provide you with the technical skills and expertise required to work in the high-demand world of personal computers including networking and application support to meet the information technology (IT) needs of modern organizations. The program curriculum addresses the technical aspects of commonly used components

  • Computer Systems Technician – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    In today’s world of personal computers, networking and applications, computer systems technicians are in high demand. After acquiring the expertise required

  • Computer Systems Technology
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    Graduates of the three-year Computer Systems Technology program will be ready to meet the information technology (IT) needs of the business, industry, service and government sectors. You will be trained to plan, implement and analyze IT solutions based on various operating systems, networking technologies and computer programming

  • Contemporary Web Design
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    This program will prepare you for an exciting career in the growing field of web design and development including providing you with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to design, develop and maintain Internet, intranet and e-commerce applications

  • Data Analytics for Business Decision Making (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • September 2019

    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. This allows industry to quickly respond to organizational and market opportunities. The Data Analytics for Business Decision...

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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
    • January 2019

    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 2019

    Through the program and field placement, students will gain the skills and knowledge required to work in the field of financial services. In addition to a foundation in business, learning will be focused on a diverse selection

  • Fine Arts – Advanced
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2019

    The Fine Arts program will offer you a wide range of experience and knowledge in the visual arts through a variety of ideas, mediums, materials and techniques. With curriculum based on fundamental courses in art, craft and design, you will be introduced to historical precedents, critical analysis and the...

  • Graphic Design
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2019

    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.

  • Human Resources – Business – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 2019

    Human resources (HR) professionals serve as strategic partners in today’s business environment. They work closely with management colleagues at all levels of a company on a variety of project-based and proactive initiatives. Many roles are performed by HR professionals. Durham College’s Business (two-year)/Business Administration

  • Human Resources – Business Administration (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    Human resources (HR) professionals serve as strategic partners in today’s business environment. They work closely with management colleagues at all levels of a company on a variety of project-based and proactive initiatives. Many roles are performed by HR professionals. Durham College’s Business (two-year)/Business Administration

  • Information Systems Security – Computers and Networking (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College graduate certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    This program is designed for students with previous education (please see the entrance requirements section of this page for more detail). This eight-month graduate certificate program focuses on information systems security as it applies to business and will provide a hands-on approach to understanding a broad range of...

  • Interactive Media Design
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    Students enrolled in the Contemporary Media Design program produce interactive and animated assets for websites, along with 2- and 3-D illustrations and info-graphics for multimedia applications running on multiple devices. Graduates of this program will

  • International Business Management (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • May 2019

    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 2019

    This program addresses the broad changes occurring in the media landscape and offers a progressive and refined curriculum that will allow you to focus on

  • Library and Information Technician
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2019

    This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work in the public and technical services areas of libraries and information resource centres. On the public services side, you will learn how to make information available to library clients and how to

  • Marketing – Business – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    With the help of research data and a solid understanding of consumer behaviour, marketers get involved at the design stage to ensure

  • Marketing – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    As the link between an organization and its customer base, marketers require creative and practical decision-making skills and clear and persuasive communication skills. This program will help you develop your business skills for a variety of job opportunities in a number of different sectors. It will also offer a...

  • Marketing – Business Administration (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    As the link between an organization and its customer base, marketers require creative and practical decision-making skills and clear and persuasive communication skills. This program will help you develop your business skills for a variety of job opportunities in a number of different sectors. It will also offer a...

  • Photography
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2019

    This program is designed to provide a balance between strong technical skills and artistic vision. With an emphasis on effective composition and meaningful content, you will explore a variety of topics. This program also emphasizes critical thinking and combines creative theory, technical language and practical experience through

  • Practical Nursing
    • Five semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • May 2019

    Approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), the Practical Nursing program teaches the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to practise as a safe, competent and professional practical nurse. Using the concept of caring as the basis of nursing, you will develop knowledge, skills and judgment in assessing,...

  • Practical Nursing – Flex Program (weekend delivery)
    • Five semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2019

    Approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), the Practical Nursing program teaches the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to practise as a safe, competent and professional practical nurse. Using the

  • Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    The Practical Nursing program option for internationally educated nurses is designed for applicants with nursing credentials from outside of Canada. It has been designed as a means to apply your nursing academic knowledge and skills from colleges and universities in other countries into the Ontario health care system. Successful...

  • Project Management (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    To remain competitive in a global economy, organizations are using project management processes to shorten project development cycles, respond quickly and effectively to opportunities, re-evaluate their processes, capitalize on the technical knowledge within the organization and control costs. Project management is one of the top skill sets sought

  • Public Relations (compressed)
    • Five semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2019

    This fast-track, three-year diploma program, which is delivered over two calendar years, focuses on effective communication strategies in the public relations industry. Public relations (PR) practitioners must be versatile and skilled writers and speakers as they help people and organizations explain who they are, what they do and why...

  • Supply Chain and Operations – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    Operations managers are at the core of any company. They keep businesses running smoothly and keep clients, suppliers and employees happy. They obtain, develop and manage the resources required to deliver goods and services to clients and contribute to key decisions involving facilities management, logistics, inventory control

  • Supply Chain and Operations – Business – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    Operations managers are at the core of any company. They keep businesses running smoothly and clients, suppliers...

  • Supply Chain and Operations Management – Business Administration (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    Operations managers are at the core of any company. They keep businesses running smoothly and keep clients, suppliers and employees happy. They obtain, develop and manage the resources required to deliver goods and services to clients and contribute to key decisions involving facilities management, logistics, inventory control

  • Video Production
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • September 2019

    The Digital Video Production program will prepare you for a career in the exciting world of film, video and television. You will be introduced to: Basic principles of electronic field production and electronic news gathering; Composition; Lighting; Principles of camera operation; Sound design; Studio production; and Video editing.