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Durham College

Durham College is a value-driven organization, committed to equal access, diversity, respect and delivering quality customer service. To this end, we strive to foster an accessible environment throughout our organization.

Top reasons to study here

  • Durham College’s commitment to customer service excellence includes focusing on meeting the needs of our customers with disabilities.
  • For over thirty-seven years the Durham College Varsity Athletic programs have consistently recorded Provincial and National Team and Individual success.
  • At Durham College, we strive to build an inclusive community where everyone feels accepted.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Law (1)

About

History

An unwavering commitment to student success, high-quality programs led by exceptional professors with real-world experience, graduates who’ve gone on to outstanding career success and a treasured relationship with the community – Durham College (DC) has been guided by these ideals since 1967.

Education

Durham College’s nine academic schools offer market-driven programs, led by industry experts, across a wide range of disciplines.

  • Centre for Food (CFF)
  • School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Health & Community Services (HCS)
  • School of Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)
  • School of Justice & Emergency Services (JES)
  • School of Media, Art & Design (MAD)
  • School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
  • School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology (START)
  • Welcome to the School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology (START)

Career

The Career Development office is your gateway to all things career-related at Durham College. Click on the category you fit below to find out more about how our services can support you.

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Services

Student services

Durham College recognizes the importance of inclusive learning environments designed for diverse learners. The Access and Support Centre (ASC) at Durham College works with students and faculty to provide full opportunities for academic success.

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.

Housing services

Oshawa Campus

  • Five gymnasiums including a 28,000-square-foot triple gym with an elevated 200 metre indoor running/walking track.
  • The 10,000-square-foot FLEX fitness centre featuring state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines.

Whitby Campus

  • 2000 – square feet, state-of-the-art cardio, strength and free-weight equipment
  • HD TV Cardio theatre on cardio machines
  • Full showers and changerooms with lockers
  • DC Students access space via their valid student ID Card
  • Facility is fully staffed
  • Hours:  Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. – closed on Saturday & Sunday

Library services

The Library collections contain different resources in variety of formats. 

Services

  • Borrowing
  • Teaching Support
  • Library Technology
  • 3D Printing
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Course Reserves
  • Accessibility
  • Distance Education
  • Pickering Learning Site
  • Book a Room

ICT services

Located in the South Wing hallway of the Gordon Willey building, the state-of-the-art Learning Commons offers 200 computer and work stations for academic purposes. Additional amenities include:

  • Wired and wireless Internet access
  • CD burners
  • High-speed printing
  • IT support help desk
  • Laptop corrals
  • Plasma information displays
  • Private tutoring rooms
  • Scanners

Medical services

The Campus Health Centre values the following:

  • Confidentiality
  • Respect
  • Inclusive
  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Trust

All services are confidential and comprehensive. Our team consists of physicians, nurses, mental health professionals and administrative staff working together to assist you in managing your healthy lifestyle.

Student Life

Campus life

While learning and studying are important, many college memories are made outside the classroom. Whether it’s winning the big game, learning to live on your own for the first time or joining a campus club with other like-minded individuals, life on campus plays a major role in your overall college experience. At Durham College, we strive to build an inclusive community where everyone feels accepted.

The Office of Campus Safety is committed to protecting the rights of everyone on campus while promoting a professional, respectful and safe campus environment.

Campuses:

  • Oshawa Campus
  • Whitby Campus

Sports facilities

Durham College participates in the following varsity sports:

  • Esports
  • Men's & Women's Golf
  • Men's & Women's Soccer
  • Men's & Women's Indoor Soccer
  • Men's Baseball
  • Women's Fastball
  • Men's & Women's Volleyball
  • Men's & Women's Basketball
  • Men’s and Women’s Rugby

The Campus Recreation & Wellness Centre (CRWC ) is where you will find The Flex.

  • The Flex – 10,000 square foot fitness training facility at the Oshawa North Campus.
  • Elevated Indoor Running Track- overlooking gymnasiums 3, 4 and 5
  • 1 Aerobics Room
  • 1 Spin Room
  • 1 Varsity Training Centre

Student clubs

Durham College Students Inc. is a service-based association. We put students’ needs at the forefront and provide quality campus engagement for every full-time student.

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