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Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology is located in the Durham Region of Ontario, Canada, with campuses in Oshawa and Whitby, a learning site in Pickering, and community employment services in Uxbridge, Port Hope, Port Perry, Beaverton, Oshawa and Bowmanville.

Home to more than 30,000 students, the college shares its Oshawa campus with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), and offers more than 60 academic pathway opportunities to transfer to UOIT. It also has partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities to give students opportunities to obtain transfer degrees

The college also offers numerous diploma-to-degree programs in conjunction with universities in Canada and around the world, allowing students to earn a university degree in less time. In addition, university graduates with appropriate degrees may opt for fast-track college programs, completing their diploma requirements in only two semesters.

Notable alumni:

•             Dylan Jón Hannesson (Marketing, 2011) - CEO of the German imageboard ""

•             Paul Vessey (Marketing, 1975) - COO of Visa USA and recipient of the Premier's Award in 2000;

•             Jeffrey S. Boyce (General Business - Marketing, 1980) - President and CEO of Sure Energy Inc. and recipient of the Premier's Award in 2006

Most post-secondary programs

IELTS: 6.0, no band score less than 5.5.

One-year Ontario College graduate certificate — compressed, fast-track programs — the following diploma programs:

           IELTS: 6.5, no band score less than 6.0.

The following diploma programs:

Practical Nursing   Communicative Disorders Assistant (graduate certificate)

IELTS: 7.0 with no band less than 6.5.




One of the following:

•             All India Senior School Certificated awarded by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

•             Indian School Certificate awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).

•             Year 10 and 12 State Board Exams

•             Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/Intermediary Certificate/Statement of Marks

Please note: school record is not sufficient.

Requirements for graduate certificates:

Scanned original copy along with notarized English-translated copies of university degree and transcripts.Applicants must have been placed in first or second division to qualify.



Animal Care

Business Fundamentals

Community Integration Through Co-operative Education

Community Services and Child Studies Foundations

Computer Foundations

Court Support Services

Crane Operation, Rigging and Construction Techniques

Culinary Skills

Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)

Dental Reception and Administration

Electrical Techniques

Emergency Services Fundamentals

Firefighter – Pre-service, Education and Training

Foundations in Art and Design

Gas Technician 2

General Arts and Science – Business

General Arts and Science – General Certificate

General Arts and Science – Liberal Arts UOIT Transfer

General Arts and Science – Liberal Arts UOIT Transfer – Forensics

General Arts and Science – Science and Engineering Preparation

General Arts and Science – Science and Engineering Preparation UOIT Transfer

General Arts and Science – Student Success Pathway

General Arts and Science – Trent Transfer

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Techniques (HVAC)

Hospitality Skills

Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing

Media Fundamentals

Office Administration – General

Personal Support Worker

Power Engineering Techniques – Fourth Class

Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas

Trades Fundamentals

DIPLOMA COURSES ( 3-6 Semesters)

Automotive Technician – Service and Management (Motive Power Technician)

Advertising and Marketing Communications

Broadcasting – Radio and Contemporary Media

Building Construction Technician

Chemical Laboratory Technician

Civil Engineering Technician – NEW

Computer Programmer 

Computer Systems Technician

Computer Systems Technician – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)

Contemporary Web Design

Cosmetic Techniques and Management – NEW

Culinary Management

Developmental Services Worker

Early Childhood Education

Electrical Engineering Technician

Electronics Engineering Technician

Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons

Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business

Esthetician – Spa Management – NEW

Finance – Business          

Fire and Life Safety Systems Technician

Fitness and Health Promotion

Horticulture – Food and Farming

Horticulture Technician 

Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

Human Resources – Business – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)

Human Resources – Business

Interactive Media Design                                                                     

Journalism – Mass Media

Library and Information Technician

Marketing – Business – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)

Marketing – Business     

Mechanical Engineering Technician

Mechanical Engineering Technician – Non-Destructive Evaluation

Mechanical Engineering Technician – Non-Destructive Evaluation (fast-track)

Mechanical Technician – Elevating Devices

Mechanical Technician – Millwright

Music Business Administration (two-year)/Music Business Management (three-year)

Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant

Office Administration – Executive

Office Administration – Health Services

Office Administration – Health Services (Four consecutive semesters)

Office Administration – Legal

Office Administration – Real Estate




Police Foundations         

Practical Nursing                            

Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses

Protection, Security and Investigation

Recreation and Leisure Services

Social Service Worker    

Social Service Worker – Brock University Articulation

Special Events Management

Sport Administration (two-year)/Sport Management (three-year)

Supply Chain and Operations – Business

Supply Chain and Operations – Business – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)

Video Production            

Water Quality Technician

Welding Engineering Technician

ADVANCED DIPLOMA ( 4-6 Semesters)

Accounting – Business Administration

Animation – Digital Production

Architectural Technology

Biomedical Engineering Technology

Biotechnology – Advanced

Chemical Engineering Technology

Child and Youth Care – Brock University Articulation

Child and Youth Care (compressed)

Civil Engineering Technology – NEW

Computer Programmer Analyst

Computer Systems Technology

Dental Hygiene

Electromechanical Engineering Technology

Electronics Engineering Technology

Environmental Technology

Finance – Business Administration

Fine Arts – Advanced

Game – Art

Graphic Design

Human Resources – Business Administration

Law Clerk Advanced

Marketing – Business Administration

Massage Therapy

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Music Business Administration (two-year)/Music Business Management (three-year)                             

Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology

Public Relations (compressed)

Sport Administration (two-year)/Sport Management (three-year)

Supply Chain and Operations Management – Business Administration


Health Care Technology Management – Honours Bachelor

Nursing – Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) (Hons)



Addictions and Mental Health                   

Advanced Baking and Pastry

Advanced Filmmaking

Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations

Advertising – Digital Media Management

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Critical Care Nursing – E-learning

Data Analytics for Business Decision Making

Gerontology – Activation Co-ordination

Human Resources Management

Information Systems Security – Computers and Networking

International Business Management

Mediation – Alternative Dispute Resolution


Paramedic – Advanced Care

Project Management

Sport Business Management

VFX and Digital Cinema


Youth Justice and Interventions                               



If you will be moving to Durham Region to attend Durham College, you have great options available for creating the perfect home for the duration of your studies. Whether you want to take advantage of our residence guarantee for first-year students or live off campus, Durham College is dedicated to helping you build your home away from home

On-Campus Housing

At Durham College, it offers the best of both worlds when it comes to residence – all the comforts of home in a unique campus community experience.

The  residences offer convenience, great friendships and the chance to connect with all that campus life has to offer. The Simcoe Village and South Village residences offer safe, clean, and comfortable living accommodations for 1,360 students. First-year students are guaranteed a spot in residence if they meet the deadlines for accepting Durham College’s offer of admission and applying to residence. Students enrolled in January-start programs may apply to residence and will be approved based on room availability.

The  residences offer a number of different room options.

Meal Plans

Students living in South Village Residence must purchase one of the six available mandatory dining plans. Students living in Simcoe Village can purchase either a mandatory or voluntary dining plan.

Apartment-style Residences

Owned and managed by London Properties Corporation, these new units were designed to offer students in their upper years of study the independence of apartment living while residing on campus. Each 27-unit building can house a total of 108 students.

There is a variety of housing options for students looking to move closer to the college without living on campus. If you need help starting your search for off-campus housing, review the resources below for tips and assistance as you search for your new home.

Off-Campus Housing

There is a variety of housing options for students looking to move closer to the college without living on campus. If you need help starting your search for off-campus housing review the resources below for tips and assistance as you search for your new home. offers a wide range of housing options, from single rooms to apartments, townhouses and more. options include:

•           Search listings

•           Students, post sublets and roommate ads

•           Landlords, post your listings

If you are planning to live off campus, please be aware that the City of Oshawa introduced a bylaw in 2008 that requires the licensing of residential homes that are used for rental purposes within a specific catchment area (view map here) [PDF – 199 KB].



International students commencing programs  at Durham College will be eligible for a variety of scholarships that can help offset the cost of your studies. The awards are open only to new full-time International Students.

Scholarships are awarded to international students that meet the following criteria:


Students must:

Submit their application for admission and pay their fees by the deadline indicated on their offer letter.

Arrive in Canada and remain enrolled at Durham College past the 10th day of the semester.

•           CAD 1500 scholarships on IELTS 8.0 or above with minimum 5.5/ 6.0 in all skills

•           CAD 1000 scholarships on IELTS 7.5 or above with minimum 5.5/ 6.0 in all skills

•           CAD 500 scholarships on IELTS 7.0 or above with minimum 5.5/ 6.0 in all skills


Quick Facts





International students pay a tuition fee of $13,098.79 per academic year (two semesters) for most programs. Please note: Some programs may charge additional cost recovery tuition fees to Canadian and international students.


Students can expect to budget approximately $12,000 per year for ALL living costs.



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Durham College , 2000 Simcoe Street North Oshawa, Ontario Canada L1H 7K4

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