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Durham College, Ontario, Canada

Situated in the Durham, Ontario, Durham College was initially established in 1967. At the hour of its opening, Durham College had 14 workers showing 205 understudies in 15 versatile study halls.

It then, at that point, offered courses in the fields of business, applied expressions and innovation.


Durham College has in excess of 13,600 full-time post-optional and apprenticeship understudies, including in excess of 2,000 worldwide understudies from more than 60 nations. As of now, the school has in excess of 91000 Alumni all over the planet. It likewise has around 800 full-time staff and personnel and roughly 1,270 low maintenance staff and workforce.

DC by the numbers

  1. 11,000+ full-time post-secondary and apprenticeship students
  2. 20,000+ part-time, continuing education and online students
  3. 2,400 international students
  4. 95,000+ alumni
  5. 140+ full-time, market-driven programs, including certificates, post-graduate certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and honours bachelor degrees
  6. 1,000+ educational pathways available with schools across Canada and around the world
  7. $5 million in scholarships, awards and bursaries available to students

Life at Durham

Durham College – Oshawa and Whitby

DC’s central location in Durham Region makes commuting to campus an accessible option from just about anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. With campuses in Oshawa and Whitby, the college is approximately 45 minutes away from Toronto, York Region, Northumberland County, Peterborough and the Kawarthas. There are also plenty of on- and off-campus housing options for DC students to consider – including the new student residence at the Whitby campus that opened in September 2019 – and all first-year students are guaranteed a spot in residence!

Campus Life

While learning and studying are important, DC also understands that most college memories are made outside the classroom. Whether it’s winning the big game, learning to live on your own for the first time or joining a campus club with other like-minded individuals, life on campus plays a major role in your overall college experience. DC strives to build an inclusive community where everyone can feel accepted.

Highlights include:

  1. The Esports Gaming Arena, our 3,000-sq-ft. gaming space which is home to the Durham Lords Esports varsity team and unique from any other collegiate gaming facility thanks to its extensive broadcast capabilities and lounge area for spectators. DC students have exclusive access to the arena, which features 46 Lenovo PCs, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Play Station 4 Slim. Whether you want to stream your play and compete between classes or just relax with friends over a friendly game, the arena offers something for gamers of all kinds.
  2. FastStartDC, the entrepreneurial hub and support centre for DC students. Located in the 360insights Centre within the Centre for Collaborative Education at DC’s Oshawa campus, FastStartDC is also home to the FastTECH Makerspace, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment to support student innovation.
  3. The W. Galen Weston Centre for Food, which includes 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.

Experiential Learning

The best way for you to learn what it takes to succeed in your chosen field is to roll up your sleeves and do the work! This is why nearly all of DC’s 140+ full-time programs include an experiential learning component, such as apprenticeship, co-op, field placement, capstone project, applied research and other hands-on opportunities. Experiential learning is a process in which students learn by doing and reflecting on their experience. By immersing yourself in an experiential learning opportunity, you’ll get to flex and develop the skills you’ve learned in the classroom, network and make industry contacts and gain real-world work experience that will help you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market.

Campus Locations


  • 2000 Simcoe Street North
    Oshawa, ON, L1H7K4


  • 1610 Champlain Avenue
    Whitby, ON, L1N6A7

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