New pathway opportunities for DC graduates in Ireland

Durham College (DC) and the Irish Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT) have come to an agreement on an articulation agreement that will enable graduates of several of the college’s two- and three-year programs to enter ITT’s bachelor programs with advanced standing, allowing them to earn their degree in as little as two additional semesters of study.

The agreement will allow qualified graduates from the college’s schools of Business, IT & Management; Health & Community Services; Interdisciplinary Studies & Employment Services; and Science & Engineering Technology the opportunity to pursue degrees at ITT.

The opportunity will not only allow Durham College graduates to build on the knowledge and skills acquired through their diploma program but also gain an international experience while studying abroad in an English-speaking country. Located in the South West of Ireland in the county of Kerry, ITT is home to international students from over 140 countries and offers a dedicated international office and orientation program to help students easily transition into student life in Ireland.

“This new agreement is another example of how the student experience comes first at Durham College,” said Lovisa. “We’re very pleased to be able to present qualified graduates of our programs with international academic pathways, providing the best possible learning opportunities to students here on our campus and abroad.”

Academic pathway opportunities between DC and ITT are available to qualified DC graduates in the areas of study listed below.


  • Computer Systems Technology program graduates are eligible to enter Year 4 of ITT’s Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Services Management program
  • Computer Systems Technician program graduates are eligible to enter Year 3 of ITT’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program
  • Computer Programmer Analyst program graduates are eligible to enter Year 3 of ITT’s Bachelor of Science in Computing with Software Development

Community Services:

  • Early Childhood Education program graduates are eligible to enter Semester 3 (September – January) and continue with Semester 6 (January – May) for ITT’s Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education



  • Office Administration – Executive program graduates are eligible to enter Year 3 of ITT’s Bachelor of Arts in Information Systems Management (Business Administration stream)

“We are delighted to enter a partnership with such a prestigious college,” said Murphy. “We have much in common with Durham College in terms of the programs we deliver and our educational ethos. Graduates of DC who transfer to ITT can be assured of a big Irish welcome.”

With the addition of this new agreement Durham College has academic pathways in place with universities in Ireland, Australia and the United States as part of the more than 450 academic pathways it offers via agreements with universities in Ontario, Canada and around the world.