Graduate Programs at Durham College
Durham College

Durham College

Durham College - Success Matters
Durham College has a history of preparing students with the right skills, knowledge and desire for advancing ideas and demonstrating excellence.

The college is home to the very best professors and staff, who bring the work world to our classrooms and learning environment. Their impact on your learning and professional growth, and their connections to industry are far reaching. Whether you want to begin your academic career or further your studies, we will provide you with the education you need to succeed.

We offer more than 140 high-quality programs taught using state-of-the art equipment on modern and picturesque campuses. All contribute to enhanced, applied learning experiences for our students. All contribute to enhanced, applied learning experiences for our students.

We know choosing to study abroad is a big decision. Durham College will support you in finding fulfillment in education, employment and lifelong learning. The entire Durham College community is committed to making your transition as seamless as possible and providing you with a true Canadian experience, where you will meet fellow students from Canada and around the world. Both the diversity and location of our campuses continue to enrich the post-secondary experience for all students.
DC at a Glance
Choosing which college to attend is a big decision and we truly hope you find your fit with us. Whether you are beginning your post-secondary education for the first time or returning to update your skills, we look forward to helping you every step of the way!
High-quality education
Our goal is to prepare you to find rewarding employment. Thanks to our expert faculty with extensive industry experience and leading educational resources, our alumni go on to successful careers in their chosen field.

We also offer a variety of diploma to degree options through agreements with universities in Ontario and around the world, enabling you to:
  • Pursue a university degree in less than the traditional amount of time
  • Earn your degree without having to repeat select courses since pathway programs give credit for college study that can be used toward university credit
Students with disabilities who will be seeking academic accommodations should set up an appointment with the Access and Support Centre as soon as possible.
A vibrant campus at Durham College
A safe, vibrant campus environment
Durham College’s Oshawa and Whitby campuses are located in a safe and secure setting that offers the best of country and city living including:
  • Access to a wide variety of shopping
  • Sports and entertainment options
  • The city of Toronto is only a short distance away
Of course you don’t have to leave campus to have a fun and rewarding student experience. We have everything you need for a student experience that balances challenging studies with fun and exciting activities outside the classroom right on campus.
Student life
Stay fit: Our Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre features a 28,000-sq.-ft. triple gym, 10,000-sq.-ft. fitness centre, two squash courts, an indoor golf range, an elevated indoor walking/jogging track overlooking the gym and more.

Stay healthy: The Health Centre delivers health-care services that promote student health in a professional and confidential manner.

Enjoy great food: There are many different dining options available on campus including Tim Hortons, Extreme Pita and the Marketplace Cafeteria, and Bistro ’67 – a new teaching-inspired restaurant located inside the Centre for Food at Durham College’s Whitby campus, just to name a few.

Have fun with friends: Many places and activities on campus are available for you to meet, study or relax with your classmates. If you prefer organized activities, you will be well represented by Your Student Association which is responsible for social events and activities throughout the academic year and is home to more than 70 student clubs.

Study on campus: We offer a variety of areas to study whether you are in between classes or simply need a quiet place to concentrate. Our Campus Library provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for individual and collaborative learning and wireless Internet connections are available throughout campus to keep you connected to important resources. We also offer our state-of-the-art Learning Commons with 200 computers and wired and wireless Internet connections.
Student life at Durham College
Easy commuting
Our Oshawa and Whitby campuses are:
  • Easily accessible by public transit
  • Serviced by Durham Region Transit as well as GO Transit buses
  • As part of your student fees, you will receive a Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass), valid during the academic year
The U-Pass offers full-time students:
  • Unlimited access during the academic year to Durham Region Transit bus service in Durham Region and connection to GO Transit services
  • Reduced GO Transit fare outside of Durham Region
If you want to drive to campus, Durham College provides safe parking facilities for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Affordable living on and off campus
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 offer:
  • Convenience
  • A chance to make great friendships
  • The opportunity to connect with all that campus life has to offer
  • Accommodations for 1,360 students at our Simcoe and South Village residences
  • A guaranteed spot in residence for first-year students if you meet the deadlines for accepting our offer of admission and applying to residence. Note: Students enrolled in January-start programs may apply to residence and will be approved based on room availability
If you prefer to live off campus, a wide range of affordable housing is also available, from single rooms to apartments, townhouses and more!
Studying at Durham College


Data Analytics for Business Decision Making (graduate certificate)
As more organizations rely on data to drive corporate planning and decision-making, increasingly sophisticated business intelligence and data tools are being used to meet the need for extensive data collection and manipulation. This allows industry to quickly respond to organizational and market opportunities. The Data Analytics for Business Decision Making graduate certificate will prepare you for a career in this high-demand area by teaching you the knowledge and skills that you need to support real-world business decision-making and planning through data insights, data management and data science.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Human Resources Management (graduate certificate)
From recruitment and selection to training and development, a career in human resources (HR) requires a focus on both strategy and people. Skill, knowledge and ability in human resource planning, occupational health and safety, compensation, labour relations and managerial accounting enable HR professionals to contribute to business success in an increasingly competitive global marketplace while looking after the organization’s most important asset – its employees.
Duration: 1.5 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Project Management (graduate certificate)
Project management professionals have the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to successfully manage projects for a wide range of industries. To remain competitive in a global economy, organizations are using project management expertise to shorten product development cycles; respond quickly and effectively to opportunities or threats; re-evaluate their processes; capitalize on technical knowledge within the organization; and control the bottom-line. Project management is one of the top skill sets sought by organizations to help ensure their objectives are met on time and on budget. In fact, it is expected that by 2020 there will be a greater need than there will be candidates for these roles. Students start with the key basics and through a rigorous two-semester program supported by experienced teachers, graduate with real, applicable project experience under their belts.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing
Sport Business Management (graduate certificate)
With a unique combination of business skills and a solid understanding of the sport industry, sport managers oversee professional and amateur athletes and teams, co-ordinate sporting events and work behind the scenes at some of the biggest sporting venues in the world.
Duration: 1 year
Deadline: Ongoing


Dilteg Singh

The career services team helped me to take the first step in the process of establishing my career. The staff helped me make a good resume and guided me through the whole process of potentially finding my dream job.

Dilteg Singh

The General Arts and Science program has given me the reassurance and clarity of the career path I have always wanted to take. It’s a program that caters to all; those who are uncertain and those who are certain of their future career paths. I would highly recommend it because it not only opens up many opportunities but gives you the foundation to the start of a great career.


I have a lot of friendly classmates and professors here. It’s so amazing that I can have access to various services that meet my different needs such as improving English skills, having peer tutoring and guiding career development etc. I also love that after class there is an abundance of activities I can join and participate in.

I find my life very enjoyable at DC!


The International Office has been of a great support since my arrival in Canada. Being an international student, I had to take English as a second language, which gave me a great opportunity to meet the International Office team. They have always been there for me to answer any kind of question that I could possibly ask. They helped me through my process in choosing my courses, changing my program, not only that but also places to visit since I was freshly coming from home and I did not know anyone by then.  Last but not least they always encourage me no matter the situation.

Riana Costa,  First year student<br /> Business Administration - Accounting

I received the international entrance scholarship from Durham College as an appreciation for scoring a 7.5 overall in the IELTS test. The textbooks required for my course were too pricey, but the scholarship helped me purchase all my supplies and also funded me in exploring the beauty of Canada.


Riana Costa, First year student
Business Administration - Accounting

I really enjoy my program because I receive a deep learning of vehicle structure. This is especially the case during my shop class, the best way to get a better understanding is with hands-on practice.

Moreover, I have a great professor who is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor, which always keeps his students amused with his stories and interested in the learning material. 


Enrolling myself in Paralegal course in this college, I believe is the most righteous decision so far. Having the support and fine guidance of the teachers in this journey, be it with assignments, tests or mock trails undoubtedly, the faculty is working very hard to persuade the students to do better. I aim to work in Small Claims Court and take up cases related to Resident and Landlord Tenancy as well as Traffic ticketing cases.

Stephane Ahanda

The ESL program has been a good experience for me to become comfortable in Canada because I did not speak the local language and needed help learning how to communicate in English.  They taught me to improve my speaking, reading, grammar and writing. I also have an advisor who has helped me in my schooling and different on-campus/off-campus activities to adjust myself easily into Canadian culture and the school system.

Stephane Ahanda
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