Durham College

Durham College | Oshawa, Ont. | Founded 1967

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Durham College

Durham recently introduced a new graduate certificate program to help address Canada’s shortage of skilled AI professionals. The artificial intelligence analysis, design and implementation program is the first of its kind in the country. The college also recently opened an esports gaming arena; esports is one of the fastest-growing areas in the gaming industry.

Durham has more than 140 full-time post-secondary programs in culinary management, farming and horticulture, business, IT, construction, renewable energy, technology, health care and engineering. The college promotes continuous learning and fosters connections with business, industry, government, technology and the surrounding community. It has three student residences, with a fourth set to open in September 2019.

The college operates campuses in Oshawa and Whitby, and a learning site in Pickering. Durham shares its Oshawa campus with Ontario Tech University; students have more than 60 opportunities to transfer to the university.

Durham’s Whitby campus features the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food, focused on the field-to-fork concept. The centre has its own full-service restaurant, supported by its farm fields, greenhouses, apple orchard and pollinator garden. It provides applied learning opportunities for 900 students in the culinary, hospitality, food science, agricultural and horticulture programs.


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $7,892 $4,059-$10,305 $4,059-$13,011 $2,884-$17,421 Yes

Cool Options

  • Artificial Intelligence Analysis, Design and Implementation: With a focus on enterprise AI, this graduate certificate program includes both off-the-shelf solutions and proprietary AI.
  • Health Care Technology Management—Honours Bachelor: This program addresses a need in the health care sector for professionals with expertise in medical technology, life sciences and business practices.
  • Horticulture—Food and Farming: Guided by a field-to-fork philosophy, this program prepares students to be leaders in the evolving food sector. Students learn to create solutions for communities looking to feed cities in creative, sustainable ways.

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