Durham College

Founded 1967 | Oshawa, ON

Durham College has more than 145 full-time post-secondary programs, including five honours bachelor degrees and nine apprenticeship programs, in fields as diverse as farming and horticulture, business, construction and trades, renewable energy, health care, justice, media, and art and design. The college fosters relationships with business, industry, government and the community to enable field placements, applied research, co-ops and other opportunities. It offers a graduate certificate program to help address Canada’s shortage of skilled AI professionals. The school recently opened an e-sports gaming arena and a studio for motion capture, virtual reality and augmented reality. 

Durham operates campuses in Oshawa and Whitby, and shares its Oshawa campus with Ontario Tech University. The college has three student residences. 

At the Oshawa campus, the school recently opened the Centre for Innovation and Research, home to four of the six total applied research centres. The Centre for Collaborative Education brings together local, Indigenous and global communities, featuring the Durham College Spa, Rotary Global Classroom and interprofessional simulation and anatomy labs. The Whitby campus features the new 60,000-square-foot Ontario Power Generation Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology, which focuses on industrial skilled trades training, innovation and education. The campus is also home to the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food, which includes a full-service restaurant, retail store and urban farm, and provides applied learning opportunities for students in the culinary, hospitality, food science, agricultural and horticulture programs. 

Popular Programs

• Practical Nursing

• Trade Fundamentals

• Electrical Engineering Technician

• Early Childhood Education

• Police Foundations

School Size



• Degree $7,487-$7,776

• Diploma $4,144-$9,132

• Certificate $4,144-$9,205

• Post-Grad $2,969-$12,144

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Biomedical Engineering Technology: Through experiential learning opportunities in state-of-the-art labs equipped with biomedical patient simulators, students learn to assess medical technology and install, calibrate, maintain and manage critical medical equipment. 

• Fire Prevention and Technology: Students explore the science and theory of fire detection, suppression, protection, prevention and enforcement using state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and current industry software.

• Sport Administration: Students in this program gain business skills specific to working in sports through hands-on learning and networking opportunities.