Durham College has a history since 1967 of preparing students with the right skills, knowledge and desire for advancing ideas and demonstrating excellence. It is a value driven organization, committed to equal access, diversity, respect and delivering quality customer service.
The college’s nine academic schools offer more than 140 market-driven programs, led by industry experts, across a wide range of disciplines such as business, engineering technology, health, hospitality, science, media and etc. All of these programs enable students to develop the skills required to meet the demands of today’s job market. Durham offers these programs at its three locations within Durham Region, the Oshawa and Whitby campuses and Pickering Learning Site.
Research is at the heart of what Durham College does as a post-secondary institution. The college’s Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship is responsible for driving innovation and, since its inception in 2009, has created a strong applied research agenda for Durham College. In 2017, the college was ranked as a top 50 research college for the fifth year in a row.
Durham College is situated in the heart of the Durham Region, a hotbed for sports, culture, education and music. As part of the Greater Toronto Area, the region is one hour from downtown Toronto and is considered a cultural hub and key centre for business development.
A survey conducted by Webometrics in 2019 awarded Durham College under top 300 academic institutes of Canada.2
The institute was ranked among Canada’s top 50 Research Colleges by Research Infosource Inc. in 2016.3
DC also ranked at #1st position for international satisfaction, as per the survey report of KPI results.
2000 Simcoe St. N.
Oshawa, ON, Canada L1G 0C5
1610 Champlain Avenue
Whitby, ON, Canada L1N 6A7
The college offers a wide range of programs in a number of different disciplines including business, information technology, media, art, design, general arts, science, skilled trades, justice, emergency services, health and engineering technology.
The best faculty not only care about your success but also bring a lot of experience and expertise to the classroom and are respected in their field. Many of our professors have received awards and have been recognized by leading organizations. Download the program guide on each program page of our website to find detailed contact information. Courses are taught by professors with years of real world experience, offering students unique access to expertise and industry insight that provides students with a competitive advantage upon graduation.
Student Teacher Ratio
Faculty Ratio, 38 : 1 .
Advantages of Durham College
AN ACCESSIBLE CAMPUS
HIGH QUALITY TEACHING
Sherwood Bassin - College professor, general manager in Ontario Hockey League
Jeffrey S. Boyce (General Business - Marketing, 1980) - President and CEO of Sure Energy Inc. and recipient of the Premier's Award in 2006; and
Tyler Boyco (Digital Video Production, 2014) - musician, filmmaker and artist popular for making short films "Sassquatch" and a Robin Williams portrait that went viral in 2014.
Dylan Jón Hannesson (Marketing, 2011) - CEO of the German imageboard "Krautchan.net"
Brandon Nolan (Business Administration - Marketing 2013), retired hockey player, vice-president of Ted Nolan Foundation and advisor for community and client relations with Ishkonigan Incorporated
Patricia O'Connor (Nursing, 1976) - Founding member of the Canadian Association of Aero-medical Transport, recipient of the Order of Canada in 2007 and recipient of the Premier's Award in 2009.
Paul Vessey (Marketing, 1975) - COO of Visa USA and recipient of the Premier's Award in 2000;
Fred Upshaw (Registered Nursing, 1975) Upshaw has served as president of OPSEU, which represents 110,000 Ontario public sector workers.
Jeffrey S. Boyce (Business Administration – Marketing, 1980) Boyce is also the former president and CEO of Vermilion Resources, a $1-billion oil and gas exploration and production company that he co-founded.
Bev Woods (Dental Hygiene, 1986) Bev held a council position with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and was president of the Bay of Quinte Dental Hygienists Society and Ontario Dental Hygienists' Association.
Brandon Bird (Level 3 Plumber Apprentice Certificate, 2012) CEO of Bird Mechanical Ltd, youngest in the companies history.
Roland Kielbasiewicz (Business Operations Management, 1990) Founder and CEO of Loraxian, Inc. The company specializes in the development, finance, ownership, and management of sustainable infrastructure projects in Canada and internationally.
English Language Requirement:
UG: Academic Over all score of 6.0 and no module less than 6.0
PG: Academic Over all score of 6.5 and no module less than 6.0
Applicants who have completed one of the following will not be required to submit additional documentation:
Grade 12 English credit at the C or U level
Post-secondary domestic English credit
Successful test result from the English assessment (Accuplacer) at the Durham College Test Centre
Academic IELTS: 6.5, no band score less than 6.0 or
IBT TOEFL: 88, with minimum section scores of 22 or
Pearson PTE: 58-64 or
CAEL: Overall score of 70, no section below 70 or
Duolingo English Test
110 and higher for certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas