Durham College: Tuition and Profile

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 promotes continuous learning, and is made greater than the sum of its parts by fostering its connections with business, industry, government, technology, and the surrounding community.

Home to more than 12,000 full-time post-secondary and apprenticeship students, Durham offers in excess of 140 full-time post-secondary programs in culinary management and skills, farming, horticultural, hospitality, business, IT, construction, renewable energy, technology, health and manufacturing.

The college operates campuses in Oshawa and Whitby and a learning site in Pickering. Durham has three residences, offering fully furnished two-student suites with kitchenettes or full apartments.

Durham shares its Oshawa campus with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and offers more than 60 opportunities to transfer to the university. Durham’s Whitby campus features the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food, the region’s first post-secondary centre focused on the field-to-fork concept. The centre has its own full-service restaurant, supported by its farm fields, greenhouses, an 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) $7,283 $3,024-$8,567 $3,024-$8,567 $1,719-$17,871 Yes

Cool Options
Elevating Devices: This mechanical technician diploma program offers foundational knowledge with industry terms and hands-on experience working on elevators and escalators.
• Food and Farming: Students learn to create the wholesome, locally produced, farm-fresh food in demand by today’s consumers.
• Health Care Technology Management: In this honours bachelor degree, students gain a hybrid skill set of expertise in medical technology, life sciences and business practices to address a current need in the health care sector.

Popular Programs
• Practical Nursing
• Police Foundations
• Protection, Security and Investigation
• Electrical Engineering Technician
• Early Childhood Education


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