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Student Advisors

Durham College is committed to student success. Academic advising is a comprehensive service that is aimed to guide students through their college experience. Student Advisors’ help students navigate through their studies by customizing academic plans to suit their individual needs. We work with the different support services to enhance the quality of students’ academic life.

These representatives help students to:

  • Identify education and career goals, and support the creation of academic plans to achieve those goals.
  • Make decisions regarding full-time/part-time studies.
  • Select courses and identify equivalent credits.
  • Change programs, transfer to another program or explore pathways to further education.
  • Develop academic success plans in the event of failed courses or a low grade point average (GPA).
  • Ensure progression and graduation requirements are met.
  • Access other college support services.

Each academic school has a student advisor to facilitate academic success and help you to reach your full academic potential.

CENTRE FOR PROFESSIONAL AND PART-TIME LEARNING
Kelly McPhate
E: kelly.mcphate@durhamcollege.ca
Provides academic advising and assistance for students enrolled in programs and courses through Durham College’s Centre for Professional and Part-time Learning.  For a full list of programs and courses please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/ppl.
International Education Office
Sarah Edwards
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Lindsay Tait

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Advising and support to international students with their study permit, visa, work permit, co-op work permit and other immigration matters; helps international students understand their health insurance coverage in Canada; provides housing resources and supports; and helps international students transition to life in Canada. Visit www.durhamcollege.ca/international.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, IT & MANAGEMENT
Karen Anderson
E: karen.anderson@durhamcollege.ca
WHITBY CAMPUS PROGRAMS:

  • Human Resources Management (graduate certificate) (HURM)
  • Office Administration – Executive (OFEX)
  • Office Administration – General (OFAD)
  • Office Administration – Health Services (OFHS)
  • Office Administration – Health Services (fast-track) (OFHF)
Melissa Brown
E: melissa.brown@durhamcollege.ca
BUSINESS PROGRAMS:

  • Accounting – Business (ACCT)
  • Accounting – Business Administration (BACT)
  • Accounting – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (ACTU)
  • Business Fundamentals (BFND)
  • Finance – Business (FINC)
  • Finance – Business Administration (BFNC)
  • Finance – Business – Transfer to Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (FNTU)
  • Human Resources – Business (HRM)
  • Human Resources – Business Administration (BHRM)
  • Human Resources – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (HRTU)
  • Supply Chain and Operations – Business (SCOP)
  • Supply Chain and Operations – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (SCTU)
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management – Business Administration (BSOM)
Elizabeth Campbell
E: elizabeth.campbell@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Artificial Intelligence Analysis, Design and Implementation (graduate certificate) (AIDI)
  • Cosmetic Techniques and Management (CTMG)
  • Cybersecurity (graduate certificate) (ISCN)
  • Data Analytics for Business Decision Making (graduate certificate) (DATA)
  • Esport Business Management (graduate certificate) (ESBM)
  • Esthetician – Spa Management (ESMG)
  • International Business Management (graduate certificate) (INTB)
  • Project Management (graduate certificate) (PROM)
  • Sport Business Management (graduate certificate) (SBMT)
Heather Dunlop
E: heather.dunlop@durhamcollege.ca

IT & MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

  • Computer Foundations (CFND)
  • Computer Programming (CPGM)
  • Computer Programming and Analysis (CPA)
  • Computer Systems Technician (CSTC)
  • Computer Systems Technology (CSTY)
  • Computer Systems Technician – Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) (CSTU)
  • Library and Information Technician (LIBT)
  • Recreation and Leisure Services (RECL)
  • Sport Administration (SPAD)
  • Sport Management (SPMN)
Erin Smith
E: erin.smith@durhamcollege.ca

BUSINESS PROGRAMS

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business (BESB)
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (BETU)
  • Marketing – Business (MRKG)
  • Marketing – Business Administration (BMKG)
  • Marketing – Business – Transfer to Ontario Tech Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (MKTU)
SCHOOL OF HEALTH & COMMUNITY SERVICES
Lisa West
E: nursing@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Practical Nursing (PNII)
  • Practical Nursing Flex Program (PNFL)
Melissa Bosomworth
E: melissa.bosomworth@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Developmental Services Worker (DSWK)
  • Dental Assisting (DAII)
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE)
TBA
E:  hcs@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Honours Bachelor Community Mental Health
Karen Anderson
E: karen.anderson@durhamcollege.ca
WHITBY CAMPUS PROGRAMS:

  • Animal Care (ACAR)
  • Dental Reception and Administration (DRA)
  • Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA)
Lisa Schultz
E: Lisa.Schultz@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Addictions and Mental Health (ADMH)
  • Child and Youth Care (CYCA)
  • Social Service Worker (SSWK)
Lisa Kowal
E:  Lisa.Kowal@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Autism and Behavioural Science
  • Behavioural Science Technician
  • Fitness and Health Promotion (FIT)
  • Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • Massage Therapy (MAST)
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist
Haya Esaad
E: haya.esaad@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Dental Hygiene (DENT)
  • Personal Support Worker (PSWK)
Lynn Tulloch
E: lynn.tulloch@durhamcollege.ca

PROGRAMS:

  • Critical Care Nursing (CCH)
  • Personal Support Worker – Accelerated (PSWA)
SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY & HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
Gayle Anderson
C: 905-809-2636
E: gayle.anderson@durhamcollege.ca
HHS PROGRAMS:

  • Advanced Baking and Pastry Arts (ABAK)
  • Culinary Management (CMGT)
  • Culinary Skills (CSK)
  • Horticulture – Food & Farming (AAGR)
  • Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management (HROM)
  • Hospitality Skills (HSKL)
  • Horticulture Technician (HORT)
  • Event Planning (EVPN)
SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Kim Sharpe
E: kim.sharpe@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • General Arts and Science – Business (GASB)
  • General Arts and Science – General Certificate (GASC)
  • General Arts and Science – Liberal Arts Ontario Tech Transfer (GAST)
  • General Arts and Science – Liberal Arts Ontario Tech Transfer – Forensic (GASF)
  • General Arts and Science – Science and Engineering Preparation (GASK)
  • General Arts and Science – Science and Engineering Preparation Ontario Tech Transfer (GASZ)
  • General Arts and Science – Trent Transfer (GASA)
  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (PHSC)
  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (online option) (PHSO)
  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees (PHSU)
  • Ontario Tech Transition Pathway (GASS)
  • General Education Electives (GNED)  and Communications Courses (College Wide)
SCHOOL OF JUSTICE & EMERGENCY SERVICES
Treina Kennington
E: jes@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • 911 Emergency and Call Centre Communications (EMCC)
  • Paramedic (PPC)
  • Paramedic – Advanced Care (hybrid delivery graduate certificate) (PADV)
  • Police Foundations (POFD)
  • Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training (PFET)
Stephanie Tufts
E: jes@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Advanced Law Enforcement & Investigations
  • Court Support Services
  • Emergency Services Fundamentals
  • Fire & Life Safety Systems Technician
  • Law Clerk Advanced
  • Law Clerk Advanced – Fast Track
  • Mediation – Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Office Administration – Legal
  • Office Administration – Real Estate
  • Paralegal
  • Paralegal Graduate Certificate
  • Protection, Security & Investigations
  • Victimology
  • Youth Justice & Interventions
SCHOOL OF MEDIA, ART & DESIGN
Sherri Taylor
E: sherri.taylor@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications (AVMC)
  • Advertising – Digital Media Management
  • Animation – Digital Production (ADP)
  • Broadcasting – Radio and Contemporary Media (BRCM)
  • Contemporary Web Design (CWBD)
  • Interactive Media Design (IMDE)
  • Journalism – Mass Media (JOMM)
  • Music Business Administration/Management (MBAD/MBUS)
  • Public Relations (PUBL)
Kerry Doyle-Brownell
E: kerry.doyle-brownell@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS:

  • Fine Arts – Advanced (FINE)
  • Foundations In Art & Design (FAD)
  • Game Art (GART)
  • Graphic Design (GDES)
  • Media Fundamentals (MFUN)
  • Photography (PHGR)
  • Video Production (VIPR)
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Stephanie Thomson
E: SET@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS AT OSHAWA CAMPUS:

  • Biotechnology – Advanced (BITY)
  • Biotechnology – Advanced (compressed, fast-track) (BTYF)
  • Chemical Engineering Technology (CHEM)
  • Chemical Engineering Technology (compressed, fast-track) (CHMF)
  • Chemical Lab Technician (CLBT)
  • Electronics Engineering Technician (ELTC)
  • Electronics Engineering Technology (ELTY)
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMTY)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician (METC)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician – Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician – Non-Destructive Evaluation (compressed, fast-track) (NDEF)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology (METY)
  • Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology (PHRM)
  • Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology (compressed, fast-track) (PHMF)
Mary Sich-Kristof
E: SET@durhamcollege.ca
PROGRAMS AT WHITBY CAMPUS:

  • Architectural Technician (ARHC)
  • Architectural Technology (ARHY)
  • Civil Engineering Technician (CETC)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (CETY)

PROGRAMS AT OSHAWA CAMPUS:

  • Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management (Hons) (BCTM)
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology (BMTY)
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology (compressed, fast-track) (BMYF)
  • Environmental Technology (ENVT)
  • Environmental Technology (compressed, fast-track) (ENVF)
  • Water Quality Technician (WATR)

 

SCHOOL OF SKILLED TRADES, APPRENTICESHIP & RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGY
Jennifer Means
E: jennifer.means@durhamcollege.ca
POST-SECONDARY PROGRAMS:

  • Building Construction Technician (BDCT)
  • Carpentry and Renovation Technician (RENO)
  • Crane Operation, Rigging and Construction Techniques (CORC)
  • Electrical Engineering Technician (EETN)
  • Electrical Techniques (ELEC)
  • Gas Technician 2 (GFIT)
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Techniques (HVAC)
  • Motive Power Technician – Service Management (MPTN)
  • Mechanical Techniques – Elevating Devices (MTED)
  • Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing (MPLU)
  • Mechanical Technician – Millwright (MTMW)
  • Power Engineering Technician (PETN)
  • Trades Fundamentals (TRDE)
  • Welding Engineering Technician (WETN)

APPRENTICESHIPS:

  • Automotive Service Technician (AUT)
  • Electrician – Construction and Maintenance (ECM)
  • Elevating Devices Mechanic (EDM)
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (IMM)
  • Mobile Crane Operator (Branch 1, 393A) (MCO)
  • Plumber (PLU)
  • Welder (WLD)