Durham College, Oshawa, Canada

Oshawa, Canada

  • 1967

  • 12

    No. of Programs
  • NO

  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation


History, Affiliations & Rankings

Located in Durham, Ontario, Durham College was originally founded in 1967.  It then offered courses in the fields of business, applied arts and technology. Durham College ranked at #1st position for international satisfaction by KPI survey results. According to Webometrics Durham College was under the top 300 academic institutes of Canada. The college has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC).

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Durham College has two main campuses, situated in Oshawa and the other in Whitby, Ontario, and also a learning site in Pickering. Uxbridge campus was an Ontario Employment Services center initially, but the Uxbridge site now has classrooms to offer programs. The college opened in 1967, with 16 portable classrooms, 14 staff and 205 students, offering courses in applied arts, business and technology. The college than added courses in health sciences and adult training. Durham in 1967 offered courses in the fields of business, applied arts and technology. Durham College now offers a wide range of full-time, online, certificate and diploma courses in fields such as Media, Art, General Arts, Justice, Health, Skilled Trade and Engineering. Apart from the Oshawa branch, there is a campus in Whitby, as well as a learning site in Pickering. In addition, the college organizes cooking, sewing, and beauty and fashion camps.

Accomplishments & Alumni

The college initiated partnerships with York and Trent universities, that first brought university courses to the Durham College Oshawa campus and then with Ontario Tech University which opened in 2003.
There are several notable personalities who have been associated with Durham College. Jeffrey S. Boyce, who is the President and CEO of Sure Energy Inc., was part of the General Business - Marketing program (1980). Tyler Boyco is an artist, filmmaker and musician who made a portrait of Robin Williams in 2014 that created ripples over the Internet. He was part of the Digital Video Production program, 2014. 

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Durham College has more than 13,600 full-time post-secondary and apprenticeship students, including more than 2,000 international students from over 60 countries. Currently, the college has more than 91000 Alumni around the world. Companies coming for recruitment and internships are Margdarshak Consultants, EDUTRICKZ LLC, Boeing, WowMakers Digital Experience Studio and many more.

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