Why choose Durham College (DC)?
You'll learn from experts and connect with employers.
Whether you’re training in the classroom or out in the field, your professors and mentors are experts with real-world experience who know what it takes to get hired. As a DC student you’ll benefit from our trusted relationships with employers from all sectors that we’ve built over the past 50 years. You can enter your program knowing that it has been carefully designed by DC and leading employers to ensure you’re gaining the skills and knowledge you need to start your career. These employers also host DC students for field placements and co-ops and – most importantly – hire DC graduates.
You can turn your certificate or diploma into a degree.
As a DC student, you can access more than 450 educational pathways at institutions as close as our campus neighbour, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and as far away as Australia. DC is also excited to be launching our first four-year degree program, the Honours Bachelor of Health Care
Technology Management, in fall 2018!
You take sustainability seriously and believe your school should too.
DC green goes much deeper than our brand. If you want an environmentally conscious college experience – from the buildings you learn in to the programs you study – DC is for you. As the Gold winner in the Green College category at the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics Awards of Excellence and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, DC is committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
you want to be your own boss.
Welcome to your training ground for joining the next generation of innovators, creators and leaders. If you have an idea and the desire to make it happen, DC is ready to help. You will sharpen your entrepreneurial skills while creating a solid business plan to take your product or service to market – quickly and successfully. Bootcamps, incubators, networking and maker-space are all at your fingertips at DC.
You'll be living and learning in a teaching city.
That’s right – a Teaching City. In 2017, the City of Oshawa partnered with DC and several other institutions to officially become a “teaching municipality.” This means Oshawa is your innovation sandbox, giving you more opportunities in experiential learning, applied research, market-driven training and more.
You'll be joining a family.
Your relationship with DC will go from backpack to briefcase and beyond. DC employees will support you in and out of the classroom and our student support services are there for you every step -- and they don’t end once you graduate. You’ll go on to join the 81,000+ DC alumni who stay connected to each other and the college throughout their careers.