Durham College

Durham College | Oshawa, Ont. | Founded 1967


Durham College

The Circle of Knowledge, a stainless steel sculpture at Durham College’s main entrance, symbolizes its philosophy—the college aims to foster continuous learning, and is made greater than the sum of its parts by its connections with business, industry, government, technology, and the surrounding community.

Home to more than 30,000 students, Durham offers more than 140 market-driven, full-time post-secondary programs in areas such as culinary, events, farming, horticultural and hospitality, business, IT, construction, renewable energy, technology, health, manufacturing and automotive. It operates three campuses in the Durham Region: Whitby, Oshawa and the Pickering Learning Site. Durham offers both on- and off-campus accommodation. There are three residences available on campus (West Village, Simcoe Village and South Village). 

Durham shares its Oshawa campus with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), and offers more than 60 opportunities to transfer to UOIT. Its Whitby campus features the Centre for Food (CFF), Durham Region’s first post-secondary centre focused on the field-to-fork concept, supported by celebrity chef Jamie Kennedy. The CFF has its own full-service green-certified restaurant, supported by its farm fields, greenhouses, apple orchard and pollinator garden. It provides applied learning opportunities for 900 culinary, hospitality, event management, food science, agricultural and horticulture students.

Athletes have no shortage of resources, with a fully equipped Recreation and Wellness Centre. Durham College’s varsity athletic programs have an impressive record of provincial and national team success, including 209 provincial championship medals.

Fall full-time enrolment Students direct from high school
11,200 37.80%

100 words from the president

I invite you to visit Durham College, where the student experience comes first – from the first time we meet, to your graduation day. You will benefit from outstanding programs and faculty and a helpful staff that support your success along the way. With over 140 market-driven programs and 60-plus pathways with our campus partner UOIT and others, our unique campus offers students a wide choice of options. We offer modern facilities with a focus on sustainability and a practical learning environment. Connect with me @DC_Pres and let’s talk about what over 70,000 alumni know – at DC, success matters.”

-President Don Lovisa


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