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

    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.

  • Advertising and Promotion
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    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 – weekend delivery)
    • Two semesters (optional third semester work term)
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cybersecurity (graduate certificate – weekend delivery)
    • Two semesters (optional third semester work term)
    • 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.

  • Cybersecurity (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters (optional third semester work term)
    • 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 – weekend delivery)
    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business (weekend delivery)
    • 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.

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

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

  • 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?

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

    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.

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

    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 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.

  • 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 – weekend delivery)
    • 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.

  • 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.

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

    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.

  • 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. 

  • 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 – Health Services
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby

    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

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

  • 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.

  • Office Administration – Executive (Four consecutive semesters) – NEW
    • Four consecutive semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby

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

  • Photography
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa

    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.

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

    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

    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.

  • Project Management (graduate certificate – weekend delivery)
    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Supply Chain Management – Global (graduate certificate) – NEW
    • Two semesters (optional third semester work term)
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa

    Crossing borders and spanning oceans, supply chain is a global industry that provides endless opportunities for skilled professionals who can plan, control, execute and optimize a product’s flow from point of origin to point of consumption in the most economical way possible. Each major phase of a product’s movement...

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

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