In-class programs

The name of the program in the list below is a live link that will open up a new window that contains in depth information on the program including:

  • Program description
  • Entrance requirements
  • Start dates
  • Career opportunities
  • Course list and descriptions (program of study)
  • Program fees including tuition for the first year
  • And possibly a program video

If the program you are researching is waitlisted or closed in the semester you are interested in it may be offered at another time. Some programs offer multiple intake dates including September, January and May.

Please review important registration and fee dates.

Please note: Not all programs have multiple intake dates, please check the specific program that interests you to see if this option is available.

  • Animal Care
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby

    Animals are important members of our families and play a significant role in society. Animal care workers perform a variety of key functions in different settings to help ensure animals are cared for so they can enjoy a high quality of life.

  • 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.

  • Court Support Services
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa

    This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge and skills required to work in various court support staff capacities for the Ontario courts, agencies, boards and tribunals, as well as administrative positions within the justice sector.

  • Crane Operation, Rigging and Construction Techniques
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby

    Crane operators are highly trained specialists who are in equally high demand. This program is the only one of its kind offered in Ontario and is designed to help students pursuing a crane operation apprenticeship to stand out and get a head start in a competitive field.

  • 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.

  • Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa

    If you have an interest in helping others in an oral health care setting and becoming a valued member of a dental team in your community, this may be the profession for you.

  • Dental Office Administration
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa

    Dental receptionists and administrators play a vital role that enhances operations in the dental setting such as processing information, utilizing paper and electronic management systems, scheduling, financial records and proficient interpersonal skills.

  • Electrical Techniques
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby

    Electricity powers our world and is present all around us, providing light, power, air conditioning and refrigeration. This program focuses on commercial and residential electrical installation.

  • Film and Motion Design – Media Fundamentals
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa

    This program allows students to learn technical and creative forms of media and expand their creative thinking, computer skills and knowledge of a variety of digital technologies.

  • Gas Technician 2
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby

    The Gas Technician 2 program will give you additional knowledge in code requirements, propane fundamentals, system testing and troubleshooting so that you can challenge the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) for a license that will get you one step closer to a rewarding career.

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Techniques (HVAC)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby

    HVAC technicians are required in many parts of our everyday lives. From installing the latest high-efficiency furnace in your home to keeping you cool in your office, a Durham College HVAC technician has got your covered.

  • Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby

    Grab a wrench and jump into the high-demand skilled trade field of plumbing. This one-year certificate program will provide you with skills sought by employers and position you at the front of workers competing for entry-level jobs in the plumbing industry, including apprenticeships.

  • Personal Support Worker
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa

    Personal support workers are valued members of the health-care team. As a graduate, you will have the skills required to provide assistance with daily living activities including: Assistance with medications, Household and family management, Nutrition, Palliative and restorative activities, and Personal care and hygiene.

  • Personal Support Worker (weekend delivery)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa

    Personal support workers are valued members of the health-care team. As a graduate, you will have the skills required to provide assistance with daily living activities including: Assistance with medications, Household and family management, Nutrition, Palliative and restorative activities, and Personal care and hygiene.

  • Power Engineering Techniques – Fourth Class
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby

    Accredited by the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA), the Power Engineering Techniques – Fourth Class program is designed to introduce you to theoretical and practical aspects of power generation and plant operation.