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 2019
(starting in January 2019)

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

  • 911 Emergency and Call Centre Communications
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    The callers are frantic. They are depending on you. Could you stay calm, collect the information you need and direct the appropriate responses? Communications Operators in 911, fire, ambulance and police dispatch centres

  • Accounting – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

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

  • Accounting – Business Administration (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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

  • Addictions and Mental Health (graduate certificate)
    • Three consecutive semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Pickering Learning Site
    • January 2019

    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

  • Business Fundamentals
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 2019

    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

  • Community Services and Child Studies Foundations
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    The Community Services and Child Studies Foundations program will provide you with an overview and understanding of how to function effectively in a helping capacity. Particular emphasis will be placed on your personal growth, enhancing communication and learning skills and personal and professional responsibility. The program

  • Computer Foundations
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 Programmer
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 Programmer Analyst
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    This program offers comprehensive study in information technology, systems methodologies and application programming, built on a solid foundation of business expertise. The curriculum includes in-depth instruction and the practical application of structured, mainframe and object-oriented programming languages.

  • Computer Systems Technician
    • Four semester
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 UOIT Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

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

  • Computer Systems Technology
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    Graduates of the three-year Computer Systems Technology program will be ready to meet the information technology (IT) needs of the business, industry, service and government sectors. You will be trained to plan, implement and analyze IT solutions based on various operating systems, networking technologies and computer programming

  • Contemporary Web Design
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    This program will prepare you for an exciting career in the growing field of web design and development including providing you with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to design, develop and maintain Internet, intranet and e-commerce applications

  • Critical Care Nursing – e-learning (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    This program is designed for students with previous education. Designed for registered nurses (RNs), it consists of an introductory course to e-learning, five theoretical courses offered online via the Internet, a critical care simulation component held at Durham College or a partner site and hands-on preceptored experience in an...

  • Culinary Management
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • January 2019

    You will learn to provide accomplished culinary planning, preparation, and presentation for a variety of food-service environments. With a strong emphasis on theory, service, managerial and supervisory training you will become equipped with the skills and industry knowledge required to succeed as a chef, cook or culinary manager

  • Culinary Skills
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • January 2019

    The Culinary Skills program is designed to prepare you for a career in a wide variety of food-service industry settings. Related business management studies and general education courses round out the program. You will learn through a combination of activity-based classroom instruction and practical application in our culinary

  • Early Childhood Education
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 2019

    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 2019

    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 – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    Entrepreneurship and small business development are vital components of economic growth in Canada...

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 2019

    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 Administration (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    Through the program and field placement, students will gain the skills and knowledge required to work in the field of financial services. In addition to a foundation in business, learning will be focused on a diverse selection

  • Firefighter – Pre-service, Education and Training
    • Three consecutive semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    This program will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to become a firefighter. The curriculum, based on current Ontario firefighter standards, was developed in conjunction with the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal. Applicants are advised to participate in...

  • Firefighter – Pre-service, Education and Training (compressed)
    • Two consecutive semesters (compressed)
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    This program will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to become a firefighter. Students entering the January intake should note that they will experience a compressed delivery model.

  • Fitness and Health Promotion
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 2019

    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 2019

    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

  • Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management (Co-op option available)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Whitby
    • January 2019

    This program focuses on the management of hotel, restaurant and tourism enterprises and is designed to provide you with a thorough foundation of the professional skills required to

  • Hospitality Skills
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College certificate
    • Whitby
    • January 2019

    The Hospitality Skills program will provide you with an introduction to hotel, restaurant and tourism operations and the knowledge and expertise required for an entry-level position in the hospitality field. You will

  • Human Resources – Business – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 2019

    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 – Business Administration (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 2019

    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 2019

    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 2019

    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 UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 2019

    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...

  • Marketing – Business Administration (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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...

  • Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Whitby
    • January 2019

    As a student in the Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing program, you will learn basic skills and how to install, repair and maintain pipes, fixtures and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution, all while using the most contemporary equipment within state-of-the-art facilities

  • Media Fundamentals
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario college certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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 2019

    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 2019

    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 2019

    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 2019

    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....

  • Personal Support Worker
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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.

  • Police Foundations
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue an entry-level policing position including a broad education in human relation skills and the interpretation of social interaction including the study of community policing, communication, investigation processes, police powers and procedures

  • Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    The Practical Nursing program option for internationally educated nurses is designed for applicants with nursing credentials from outside of Canada. It has been designed as a means to apply your nursing academic knowledge and skills from colleges and universities in other countries into the Ontario health care system. Successful...

  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    The Nursing Preparation UOIT Transfer option of the General Arts and Science program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing studies in the

  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    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

  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (online option)
    • Two semester
    • Ontario College Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    The Health Preparation option of the General Arts and Science program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a health sciences career. This option

  • Project Management (graduate certificate)
    • Two semesters
    • Ontario College Graduate Certificate
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    To remain competitive in a global economy, organizations are using project management processes to shorten project development cycles, respond quickly and effectively to opportunities, re-evaluate their processes, capitalize on the technical knowledge within the organization and control costs. Project management is one of the top skill sets sought

  • Protection, Security and Investigation
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    This program will introduce you to a diverse range of career options in law enforcement, offering a blend of academic, practical and field experience. A general level of fitness is required to successfully complete all of the program requirements. As a graduate, you may be eligible to achieve your...

  • Supply Chain and Operations – Business
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    Operations managers are at the core of any company. They keep businesses running smoothly and keep clients, suppliers and employees happy. They obtain, develop and manage the resources required to deliver goods and services to clients and contribute to key decisions involving facilities management, logistics, inventory control

  • Supply Chain and Operations – Business – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
    • Four semesters
    • Ontario College Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    Operations managers are at the core of any company. They keep businesses running smoothly and clients, suppliers...

  • Supply Chain and Operations Management – Business Administration (Co-op option available)
    • Six semesters
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    • Oshawa
    • January 2019

    Operations managers are at the core of any company. They keep businesses running smoothly and keep clients, suppliers and employees happy. They obtain, develop and manage the resources required to deliver goods and services to clients and contribute to key decisions involving facilities management, logistics, inventory control