Durham College

Durham College | Oshawa, Ont. | Founded 1967

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Durham College

Durham offers a graduate certificate program to help address Canada’s shortage of skilled AI professionals. The college recently opened an esports gaming arena, and this year added a studio for motion capture, virtual reality and augmented reality; students develop their skills and meet with industry partners.

Durham has more than 140 full-time post-secondary programs in culinary management, farming and horticulture, business, IT, construction and trades, renewable energy, technology, health care, engineering, emergency services, justice, media, art and design. The college promotes continuous learning and fosters connections with business, industry, government, technology and the surrounding community. It has four student residences, including one that opened just last year.

The college operates campuses in Oshawa and Whitby. Durham shares its Oshawa campus with Ontario Tech University; students have more than 60 opportunities to transfer to the university. At its Oshawa campus, construction on a women’s softball facility—which will host its award-winning team and seat 400—is set to finish in August.

Durham’s Whitby campus features the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food, which focuses on the field-to-fork concept. The centre has a full-service restaurant, which is supported by its farm fields, greenhouses, apple orchard and pollinator garden. The centre provides applied learning opportunities for 400 students in the culinary, hospitality, food science, agricultural and horticulture programs. The campus is also working on a 60,000-sq.-foot expansion, which will include a shop lab, training labs and a fitness centre.


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $6,555 $2,722-$6,939 $2,722-$6,939 $1,547-$16,084 Yes

Cool Options

  • Esport Business Management: Learn to navigate the esports world and gaming culture by studying online marketing, copyright law, licensing, sponsorship, event management and content creation.
  • Autism and Behavioural Sciences: This program focuses on providing evidence-based support for children, older youth and adults who live with autism spectrum disorder in different settings.
  • Environment Health and Safety Management (Graduate Certificate): Students acquire technical knowledge of safety hazards, health risks and a broad understanding of public safety.

Popular Programs

  • Practical Nursing
  • Paramedic
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Police Foundations