At Durham College, the student experience comes first. With campuses in Oshawa and Whitby, Ont. along with a learning site in Pickering, the college offers more than 140 market-driven, full-time post-secondary programs in areas including culinary, hospitality, tourism, farming, horticulture, business, information technology, science, skilled trades, renewable energy, emergency services, technology, health, manufacturing and automotive.
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 Whitby campus features the Centre for Food (CFF), Durham Region’s first post-secondary presence focused on field-to-fork. Supported by celebrity chef Jamie Kennedy, the CFF houses Bistro ’67, a full-service, green-certified restaurant supported by farm fields, a greenhouse, an apple orchard and a pollinator garden. It also offers Pantry, a retail store featuring food prepared by the college’s culinary students. The CFF can accommodate 900 students studying in culinary, hospitality, event management, food science, agricultural and horticultural programs.
The Whitby campus is also home to the Skills Training Centre, a leading facility in preparing apprentices and skilled trade students for a wide range of positions.
Durham College’s Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE) is responsible for driving innovation and, since its inception in 2009, has created a strong applied research agenda for DC. That agenda allows students to participate in experiential learning opportunities that better prepare them for employment and gives professors the opportunity to keep their knowledge current and re-engage their interests. In addition, it provides the college’s community partners with viable solutions to meet their needs and strengthen their position in the marketplace.
- Durham College (DC) has been ranked among Canada’s top 50 research colleges for research income by Research Infosource Inc., for three consecutive years.
- Durham College is home to 523 international students, representing 51 countries from around the world.
- Durham College offers more than 450 pathway opportunities where students can earn both a diploma and degree, including more than 60 opportunities to transfer its campus partner UOIT.
- DC’s Centre for Food is Durham Region’s first post-secondary presence focused on the field-to-fork philosophy, which is based on the harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, sale and consumption of local food.
- Durham College has been ranked as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for six consecutive years.
- Agriculture and Agribusiness
- Contextually Aware Devices or Enabling Technologies
- Renewable Energy Technology
- Advanced Manufacturing/3D printing (Rapid Prototyping)
- Healthy and Resilient Communities