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.

winter start Programs 2020
(starting in winter 2020)

(Please check back often as the programs listed below are subject to change)

  • Accounting – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    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. To meet the wide range of accounting employment opportunities, Durham College offers a variety of

  • Accounting – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    This unique pathway is available on a shared campus with exposure to college and university faculty, information and opportunities.

  • Addictions and Mental Health (graduate certificate)
    • Three consecutive semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Pickering Learning Site
    • January 2020

    Designed for students with previous, relevant education, this highly specialized program was developed in consultation with recognized experts in the fields of addiction and mental health including Lakeridge Health Corporation. It is consistent with the competencies required by

  • Animal Care
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • January 2020

    Effective client relations with pet owners are fundamental to providing quality pet care. This one-year, two-semester program will give you the knowledge and skills to become a valued member of an animal facility. You will learn about: Animal health and hygiene; Basic animal care needs; Basic laboratory Techniques;...

  • Business Fundamentals
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    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.

  • Chemical Laboratory Technician
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    This program will provide you with the entry-level qualifications needed to obtain a chemical and/or biological laboratory technician position in broad range of industries including: Cosmetic; Environmental; Food production; Pharmaceutical; and Scientific. You will learn how to: Compile records and interpret experimental or

  • Computer Foundations
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    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
    • January 2020

    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 Systems Technician
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    This program will provide you with the technical skills and expertise required to work in the high-demand world of personal computers including networking and application support to meet the information technology (IT) needs of modern organizations. The program curriculum addresses the technical aspects of commonly used components

  • Computer Systems Technician – Transfer to Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    In today’s world of personal computers, networking and applications, computer systems technicians are in high demand. After acquiring the expertise required

  • Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    This one-year Ontario college certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. It provides access to academic studies, clinical experience and current radiography techniques. You will finish the program by

  • Early Childhood Education
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    This program will prepare you to meet the diverse needs of the early childhood education profession. You will acquire the knowledge and practical skills necessary to foster social, emotional, cognitive and physical development in children from infancy to age 12.

  • Electrical Engineering Technician
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • January 2020

    As an Electrical Technician student, you will learn the fundamentals of electrically based technologies and how to assemble, install, test and calibrate electrical testing equipment. This program will focus on the skills required to install and maintain current industrial, electrical and electronic systems, including

  • Electrical Techniques
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • January 2020

    In the Electrical Techniques program you will learn to assist in the interpretation and preparation of electrical drawings and related documents and how to analyze and solve simple technical problems related to basic electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles.

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    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.

  • Finance – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    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
    • January 2020

    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.

  • Fitness and Health Promotion
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    This program is based in theory and layers in practical experience that will make your textbooks come alive. Classroom lectures and learning activities prepare you for hands-on labs. Independent and collaborative projects prepare you to work with a variety of health-care

  • Foundations in Art and Design
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    This program will expose you to a broad blend of art and design instruction and practice. In two semesters, you will be given the opportunity to see whether you are willing and/or able to pursue further art and design studies and successfully develop a career associated with art ...

  • General Arts and Science – General Certificate
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    This General Arts and Science stream affords you an opportunity to build a highly-personalized program of study. As with all General Arts and Science streams

  • Human Resources – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    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
    • January 2020

    Human resources (HR) professionals serve as strategic partners in today’s business environment. They work closely with management colleagues at all levels of a company on a variety of project-based and proactive initiatives. Many roles are performed by HR professionals. Durham College’s Business (two-year)/Business Administration

  • Human Resources Management (graduate certificate)
    • Three Semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Pickering Learning Site
    • January 2020

    Human resources (HR) professionals serve as strategic partners in today’s business environment. They work closely with management colleagues throughout all levels of a company on a variety of project-based and proactive initiatives. Many roles are performed by HR professionals

  • Information Systems Security – Computers and Networking (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College graduate certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    This program is designed for students with previous education (please see the entrance requirements section of this page for more detail). This eight-month graduate certificate program focuses on information systems security as it applies to business and will provide a hands-on approach to understanding a broad range of...

  • Interactive Media Design
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    Students enrolled in the Contemporary Media Design program produce interactive and animated assets for websites, along with 2- and 3-D illustrations and info-graphics for multimedia applications running on multiple devices. Graduates of this program will

  • Marketing – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    With the help of research data and a solid understanding of consumer behaviour, marketers get involved at the design stage to ensure

  • Marketing – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    As the link between an organization and its customer base, marketers require creative and practical decision-making skills and clear and persuasive communication skills. This program will help you develop your business skills for a variety of job opportunities in a number of different sectors. It will also offer a...

  • Media Fundamentals
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario college certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    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.

  • Office Administration – Executive
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • January 2020

    This two-year diploma program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to become a fully qualified executive assistant who is able to work in any administrative field. You will gain extensive practical understanding and knowledge of office concepts; business operations and procedures; and current computer...

  • Office Administration – General
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • January 2020

    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.

  • Paralegal
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    This program is accredited by the Law Society of Ontario, the regulatory body governing paralegals in the province, and meets its rigorous competencies for paralegals. It will prepare you for the Law Society’s paralegal licensing examination, which graduates are eligible to write, and is designed to provide the specialized...

  • Paramedic – Advanced Care (graduate certificate)
    • Three consecutive semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    This program is designed for students with previous education. Please see the entrance requirements section of this page for more detail. If you are a current paramedic this program will give you the opportunity to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to gain employment as an advanced care paramedic....

  • Supply Chain and Operations – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    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. Faced with an increasingly global business world, employers are actively seeking our Supply Chain and Operations Management graduates for their...

  • Supply Chain and Operations – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech University Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2020

    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. Regardless of industry, supply chain and operations management is at the heart of every business,...