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Durham College is leading the way in innovative and transformative education. With campuses in Oshawa and Whitby, Durham College (DC) offers over 11,000 full-time students access to more than 140 post-secondary programs, including four honours bachelor degrees and nine apprenticeship programs.

DC enables students to develop career-ready skills for the ever-changing job market by offering an exceptional college education. With a focus on experiential learning, led by experienced faculty, through field placements, applied research, co-ops and other hands-on opportunities, DC grads are known for having the skills and knowledge employers need.

Areas of Expertise

Durham College's nine academic faculties offer market-driven programs, led by industry experts, including:

  • Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning (PPL)
  • Faculty of Business
  • Faculty of Health Sciences (HS)
  • Faculty of Hospitality and Horticulture Science (HHS)
  • Faculty of Liberal Studies (LS)
  • Faculty of Social & Community Services (SCS)
  • Faculty of Media, Art &Design (MAD)
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering & Information Technology (SEIT))
  • Faculty of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship (STA)

The Oshawa campus is also home to several of the college's applied research centres, including the AI Hub, Centre for the Cybersecurity Innovation and Mixed Reality Capture Studio.

The Whitby campus is home to the new Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology. The campus also features the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food, including the award-winning Bistro '67, a full-service, teaching-inspired restaurant, and Pantry, a retail store featuring food grown and prepared by students in the college's horticulture, culinary and cook apprenticeship programs.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:1,360 bedsLowest: $6,420Highest: $8,240

At Durham College, we offer the best of both worlds when it comes to residence - all the comforts of home in a unique campus community experience. Our residences at both the Oshawa and Whitby campuses provide a guaranteed spot for first-year students if you meet the deadlines for accepting your offer of admission and applying to residence. Note: Students enrolled in January or May-start programs may apply to residence and be approved based on room availability. To learn more and apply to residence, visit Durham College Residence.

Off Campus Housing

Off-campus housing is available, and comprehensive housing lists are available on Durham College's website.

Places4students.com offers a wide range of housing options, from single rooms to apartments, townhouses, and more.

Incoming Students

Your success is our number one priority, and our extensive orientation programs have been designed to ensure you feel prepared for your first day of classes. A number of exciting social events are planned to help you meet new friends, discover opportunities to get involved on campus and make the most of your time at DC. Through Program Orientation, meet your faculty and classmates and discover all that DC has to offer!

Career Planning

Through our Office of Career Development, we have a team of coaches ready to assist, guide and encourage students and alumni with career supports including:

  • Learn more about potential career paths.
  • Discover what employers are hiring and how to apply.
  • Create a career plan with specific and measurable goals.
  • Practice the art of networking and building industry relationships.
  • Prepare the perfect resumé, cover letter and portfolio.
  • Prepare for job interviews.
  • Explore further education options.

Students and alumni have exclusive access to the DC Hired Portal to:

  • View job postings
  • View campus Work-Study job postings
  • Book individual career coaching appointments
  • Find out more about job fairs and employer recruitment activities


Durham College has some of the best facilities in the country, focusing on staying fit, high-performance athletes and recreation. Some of these facilities include:

  • Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre: Five gymnasiums, 10,000-sq.-ft. Fitness centre, aerobic/dance studios, spin class studio, 200m indoor track, athletic therapy centre, multi-purpose lounge, varsity change rooms, elite training varsity workout centre and a student-athlete academic study room
  • Campus Ice Centre: Features two NHL sized pads and restaurant
  • Campus Fieldhouse: A brand new domed multi-sport turf facility
  • Durham Field (Softball)
  • Vaso's Field (Soccer)
  • DC Esports Gaming Arena (Esports)

Durham College varsity teams include Women's and men's soccer, basketball, volleyball, golf, rugby, indoor soccer, and women's softball and men's baseball and esports. Campus Recreation is proud to offer a variety of sport and recreation-based programming, including intramurals, extramural, sports clubs, tournaments and special events. Find out more at Durham College's Sport and Recreation Services.


Durham College Students Inc. (DCSI) plays an active and vital role in the interest of all students. As the student voice on campus, it reflects the values of communication, inclusiveness, representation, spirit and success in all that it does. It holds numerous on- and off-campus events and administers programs such as the food bank, Women's Centre, student insurance plan and the U-Pass for local transit.


DCSI is also responsible for managing the many student groups that operate on campus. Joining a club or society is a great way to meet new friends and get involved on campus. Check out Durham College Students Inc. for our list of active clubs and societies.

Information Technology

Information Technology (IT) is integral to the student experience at Durham College and is an essential aspect of academic and personal success. The IT skills and experience our students develop are broadly used during their academic studies and, more importantly, in furthering their personal, professional and career success. For more information, check out Durham College's Information Technology Services.

Special Services

Durham College recognizes the importance of inclusive learning environments designed for diverse learners. The staff at the Access and Support Centre (ASC) provide full opportunities for academic success for all students. The ASC is a place for you if you are a student who is temporarily-at-risk or who has identified with an exceptionality to access supports and services.

Examples of an exceptionality/disability could mean a physical condition, chronic illness, learning disability, deaf or hard of hearing, low vision/blind, mental health, ADHD, ASD and multiple exceptionalities.

For more details visit Durham College's Access and Support Centre.

International Involvement

Durham College has reached out to the world to provide educational opportunities to students from across the world. At DC, more than 2400 International Students are representing 72 countries. Interested students should contact the International office.

Campus Tour

Explore our amazing campuses! From simulation labs and skilled trades shops to culinary kitchens, media studios and more, the state-of-the-art facilities and learning spaces at Durham College facilitate hands-on learning that enables students to develop career-ready skills for an ever-changing job market.

Take an instant virtual tour below or explore our campuses through one of our Whitby or Oshawa campus guided virtual or in-person tours. For more information and to book, please visit Durham College's website.


The Campus Health and Wellness Centre offers professional, high-quality health services and access to a medical clinic, pharmacy, doctors, nursing care and alternative health services. Services include:

For more information, visit DC's Campus Health and Wellness Centre

Modified on March 29, 2023

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