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Full-time Program Guide
2021-2022
Programs starting in January
Full-time Program Guide
2021-2022
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You’re going to love DC

Get ready for an exceptional student experience, one that includes quality education, real-world learning opportunities, a diverse and supportive college community and exciting student life.

Gain essential skills and knowledge that will ensure your future success in today’s workforce, and choose from 140+ full-time post-secondary and apprenticeship programs developed and shaped by labour market needs.

Say hello to 2021 and take the next step in your future, we’ll help make it happen.

Your future begins here

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Use the virtual program guide to research your program of interest.

Explore our programs

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Take a virtual tour and attend virtual open house to see why we heart DC and why you will too.

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Check out all of the amazing services available to students.

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Apply online by October 1, 2020 for January 2021 intake.

Apply online by February 1, 2021 for May and September 2021 intakes.

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Confirm your offer for January 2021 by November 1, 2020.

Confirm your offer for May 2021 by March 1, 2021.

Confirm your offer for September 2021 by May 1, 2021.

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Get excited!

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Kick-start your career

Take a virtual tour – Explore our campuses

From simulation labs and skilled trades shops, to culinary kitchens, media studios and more, the state-of-the-art facilities and learning spaces at DC facilitate hands-on learning that enables students to develop career-ready skills for an ever-changing job market.

Oshawa Campus

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Whitby Campus

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Why you'll Heart icon DC

93.9%
EMPLOYERS SATISFIED WITH DC GRADS
95K
Alumni
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Campuses (Oshawa and Whitby)
65%
OF STUDENTS UTILIZE OSAP
Leading tech at your fingertips

What do you want to create today? DC students have access to 3D printers, a digital media recording room and much more. You can also gain applied research experience in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), working alongside faculty and industry partners in our unique AI Hub on campus.

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DC offers students $5 million in scholarships, bursaries and grants

Our programs share one goal: preparing career-ready graduates who possess the skills and knowledge employers need.

Going to college is an investment in your future. It means committing your time and money to develop your abilities, talents, passions and knowledge. To help you achieve your dreams, DC’s Financial Aid and Awards office offers numerous scholarships, bursaries and grants to students, up to $5 million per year.

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Guaranteed residence for first-year students

Living in residence is an exciting experience that can help you learn more about yourself as you make new friends, participate in social and educational activities, and be part of an access-controlled environment. Residence is guaranteed for all first-year students, and Durham Residence offers residence options on both the Oshawa and Whitby campuses.

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Legacy of excellence in athletics

For over thirty-seven years the Durham College Varsity athletic programs have consistently recorded provincial and national team and individual success. This includes 229 provincial championship medals over the years, with DC ranking third out of 27 member schools for medals won in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association.

The tradition of excellence has been developed and continued year in and out by the dedicated athletics employees, first rate coaches and the talented and focused student athletes from across Canada.

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Earn while you learn

Whether it’s through a co-operative education (co-op) placement or our on-campus work-study program, DC students have the opportunity to get paid while developing career-ready skills. Did you know? DC offers more than 300 part-time on-campus jobs throughout the year.

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Real-world, hands-on learning

The best way for you to learn what it takes to succeed in your chosen field is to roll up your sleeves and do the work!

DC students get out from behind their textbooks in our state-of-the-art facilities to put their learning into practice – from programming robots in the Integrated Manufacturing Centre to providing therapeutic massage in the Durham College Spa, sharpening culinary skills in the full-service teaching restaurant, Bistro ’67, to building a custom car in the auto shop and many other hands-on experiences.

Nearly all of our 140+ full-time programs include an experiential learning component.

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Be in Demand – Degrees at DC

Four-year honours bachelor’s degrees offered by DC provide a unique option for students looking to integrate theory with intensive applied learning. These degrees offer students career-focused education that combines the best of both the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills traditionally associated with university and the applied skills acquired through college. Students graduate with the comprehensive theory and practical experience employers demand in today’s competitive and quickly evolving workforce.

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Learn from expert faculty

Whether you’re training on campus or out in the workplace, your professors and mentors are experts in their fields with real-world experience.

DC faculty are in-demand, well connected leaders who know what it takes to get hired and succeed.

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State-of-the-art facilities

The Esports Gaming Arena, Mixed Reality Capture Studio, AI Hub and DC Spa are just a few of the state-of-the-art facilities where DC students can put the theory they’ve learned in the classroom into practice.

Take a virtual tour to see more of the innovative learning spaces DC has to offer.

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Get career-ready

Our programs share one goal: preparing career-ready graduates who possess the skills and knowledge employers need.

At DC you will learn and train at the highest level in a program of study that is continuously enhanced to reflect workforce realities. Our Office of Career Development will also help you prepare to make the leap from the classroom to the workforce before and after you graduate.

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Here's what our students are saying

  • The General Arts and Science program and its faculty have made me enjoy school again and have really helped in turning my life around.

    IAIN WEBER, GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE – GENERAL CERTIFICATE GRAD
  • Working at Disney has been a dream since I was little. Being here with some of the people I’ve looked up to is just amazing. To see the stuff you’ve done actually on screen is incredible.

    CELESTE PEDERSEN, ANIMATION – DIGITAL PRODUCTION GRADUATE
  • Durham College offers hands-on training, program-specific curriculum and knowledgeable professors who want their students to succeed. Graduating from this program has provided me with the skills and experience needed to succeed in the industry.

    SHANNON CHRISTIAN, WATER QUALITY TECHNICIAN GRADUATE
  • The quality of education I received was outstanding. Durham College provided attentive personal instruction and an excellent academic environment.

    GREG HILDEBRAND, ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY GRADUATE
  • I didn’t realize that I would be awarded anything for completing the call. I was just happy that the outcome was a good one. It certainly was exciting for me and included all the elements of paramedicine that I cherish – improvisation, critical-thinking skills and providing patient care with a real impact, while avoiding a potentially disastrous outcome.

    DOMINIC REHAYEM PARAMEDIC GRADUATE

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