Programs requiring laptops

Laptop learning

Students enrolled in laptop programs will enjoy an exceptional learning experience through the use of technology. The advanced technical skills and knowledge that employers look for in graduates will provide students with a decided advantage when entering the workforce. Please pay close attention to the hardware and software requirements of your program as the requirements are not the same for all laptop programs.

How laptop learning works:

  • Review your specific program page for hardware and software requirements
  • Acquire your own laptop from a vendor of your choosing including all of the hardware and software components listed on your program page

Please note: Some software may be included in tuition fees for some programs. Please ensure that you are required to buy software before making a purchase.

Having technical difficulties?

  • Please contact the IT Help desk at 905.721.3333

Below are the Durham College academic programs that require the use of a laptop. For program specific hardware and software requirements choose the program you are interested in from the list below and click on Laptop Hardware and Software Requirements:

Durham College Accounting and Payroll students
This diploma program will enable students to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for accounting, payroll and human resources practices, and related technology applications.
Business (two-year)/Business Administration (three-year) – Accounting
Used in business and non-business organizations, accounting involves measuring business activities; processing information into financial reports and statements; and communicating information to the appropriate decision-makers. To meet the wide range of accounting employment opportunities, Durham College offers a variety of […]
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Used in business and non-business organizations, accounting involves measuring business activities; processing information into financial reports and statements; and communicating information to the appropriate decision-makers. To meet the wide range of accounting employment opportunities, Durham College offers a variety of […]
Business (two-year) – Accounting – Transfer Program to University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
This program was created by Durham College and UOIT for individuals who plan to take UOIT’s Bachelor of Commerce degree program. The bridging courses required for admission to the degree program are embedded in the curriculum and if you achieve a minimum cumulative average of 75 per cent (or corresponding letter grade) in […]
Advertising and Marketing Communications
This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the evolving and exciting world of advertising. […]
Broadcasting for Contemporary Media
Whether you’re interested in the creative, technical or business aspect of broadcasting in radio, television or web-based media, the two-year Broadcasting for Contemporary Media program offers the practical experience […]
Business Fundamentals
This program is designed for individuals who want to develop skills and knowledge appropriate for an entry-level position in a business setting. You will study: Accounting; Business communications; Human resource management; Marketing; Principles of a business organization; and Operations management. [...]
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This program provides the fundamental skills in computer technologies including programming languages, systems development, and operating systems that will open the door to pursuing additional certifications and/or diplomas. […]
Computer Programmer (two-year)
Organizations in all fields depend on computer specialists to assist them with their information processing needs. This program will give you a solid foundation in the competitive job skills required for today’s information technology (IT) field. […]
Computer Programmer Analyst (three-year)
This program offers comprehensive study in information technology, systems methodologies and application programming, built on a solid foundation of business expertise. The curriculum includes in-depth instruction and the practical application of structured, mainframe and object-oriented programming languages. […]
Computer Systems Technician (two-year)
This program will provide you with the technical skills and expertise required to work in the high-demand world of personal computers including networking and application support to meet the information technology (IT) needs of modern organizations. The program curriculum addresses the technical aspects of commonly used components […]
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In today’s world of personal computers, networking and applications, computer systems technicians are in high demand. After acquiring the expertise required
Computer Systems Technology (three-year)
Graduates of the three-year Computer Systems Technology program will be ready to meet the information technology (IT) needs of the business, industry, service and government sectors. You will be trained to plan, implement and analyze IT solutions based on various operating systems, networking technologies and computer programming […]
Contemporary Web Design (Formerly Internet Applications and Web Development)
This program will prepare you for an exciting career in the growing field of web design and development including providing you with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to design, develop and maintain Internet, intranet and e-commerce applications […]
Business – Entrepreneurship and Small Business (compressed)
Entrepreneurship and small business development are vital components to a successful economy. This program will provide you with the skills required to start, grow and manage a small business including developing the personal skills needed [...]
entrepreneurship
This program enables students to complete the Entrepreneurship and Small Business – Business diploma at DC and the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) at UOIT in four years for qualifying students, and at less cost than a typical Bachelor degree program. 
Business – Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Entrepreneurship and small business development are vital components to a successful economy. This program will provide you with the skills required to start, grow and manage a small business including developing the personal skills needed for success as an entrepreneur. […]
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The Finance – Business program will provide students with the skills and training required to work in a variety of areas within financial services including, firms dealing with pension plans, scholarships, educational savings plans, and investments funds.
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Through the program and field placement, students will gain the skills and knowledge required to work in the field of financial services. In addition to a foundation in business, learning will be focused on a diverse selection [...]
Fine arts - Advanced
The Fine Arts program will offer you a wide range of experience and knowledge in the visual arts through a variety of ideas, mediums, materials and techniques. With curriculum based on fundamental courses in art, craft and design, you will be introduced to historical precedents, critical analysis and the practical skills natural […]
Graphic Design
This program will prepare you for the graphic design field as an entry-level designer. You will learn the skills required to solve specific visual problems through practical work that covers a broad spectrum of visual communication in corporate, editorial and advertising design. […]
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For students who want the best of both worlds, this joint Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) diploma to degree program will enable you to earn a human resources (HR) college diploma and university honours degree in only four years. The opportunity to study in both learning environments provides a solid [...]

Human Resources Management (graduate certificate)
Human resources (HR) professionals serve as strategic partners in today’s business environment. They work closely with management colleagues throughout all levels of a company on a variety of project-based and proactive initiatives. Many roles are performed by HR professionals […]
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Human resources (HR) professionals serve as strategic partners in today’s business environment. They work closely with management colleagues at all levels of a company on a variety of project-based and proactive initiatives. Many roles are performed by HR professionals. Durham College’s Business (two-year)/Business Administration […]
Business (two-year)/Business Administration (three-year) – Human Resources
Human resources (HR) professionals serve as strategic partners in today’s business environment. They work closely with management colleagues at all levels of a company on a variety of project-based and proactive initiatives. Many roles are performed by HR professionals. Durham College’s Business (two-year)/Business Administration […]
Information Systems Security
This program is designed for students with previous education (please see the entrance requirements section of this page for more detail). This eight-month graduate certificate program focuses on information systems security as it applies to business and will provide a hands-on approach to understanding a broad range of security concepts […]
Durham College Insurance program.
This program is designed to provide students with a broad exposure to business with a specialization in general (property and casualty) insurance
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Students enrolled in the Contemporary Media Design program produce interactive and animated assets for websites, along with 2- and 3-D illustrations and info-graphics for multimedia applications running on multiple devices. Graduates of this program will […]
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The Interactive Media Management graduate certificate program is designed for individuals with previous education credentials, and equips them with new skills to allow them to succeed in a broader range of employment opportunities in the interactive multimedia industry.
International Business Management (Graduate Certificate)
Advances in information and communications technologies are enabling increased global trade and production resulting in a demand for professionals uniquely trained in international business.
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The Investigative Journalism and Documentary Production graduate certificate program is designed for individuals with previous education credentials, and equips them with new skills to allow them to succeed in a broader range of employment opportunities within the media industry.
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This program addresses the broad changes occurring in the media landscape and offers a progressive and refined curriculum that will allow you to focus on [...]
Library and Information Technician – NEW
This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work in the public and technical services areas of libraries and information resource centres. On the public services side, you will learn how to make information available to library clients and how to […]
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With the help of research data and a solid understanding of consumer behaviour, marketers get involved at the design stage to ensure
Business (two-year)/Business Administration (three-year) – Marketing
As the link between an organization and its customer base, marketers require creative and practical decision-making skills and clear and persuasive communication skills. This program will help you develop your business skills for a variety of job opportunities in a number of different sectors. It will also offer a balance between […]
Advertising and Marketing Communications
As the link between an organization and its customer base, marketers require creative and practical decision-making skills and clear and persuasive communication skills. This program will help you develop your business skills for a variety of job opportunities in a number of different sectors. It will also offer a balance between […]
Business (two-year)/Business Administration (three-year) – Operations Management
Operations managers are at the core of any company. They keep businesses running smoothly and keep clients, suppliers and employees happy. They obtain, develop and manage the resources required to deliver goods and services to clients and contribute to key decisions involving facilities management, logistics, inventory control […]
Business (two-year)/Business Administration (three-year) – Operations Management
Operations managers are at the core of any company. They keep businesses running smoothly and keep clients, suppliers and employees happy. They obtain, develop and manage the resources required to deliver goods and services to clients and contribute to key decisions involving facilities management, logistics, inventory control […]
Digital Photography
This program is designed to provide a balance between strong technical skills and artistic vision. With an emphasis on effective composition and meaningful content, you will explore a variety of topics. This program also emphasizes critical thinking and combines creative theory, technical language and practical experience through [...]
Project Management 1
To remain competitive in a global economy, organizations are using project management processes to shorten project development cycles, respond quickly and effectively to opportunities, re-evaluate their processes, capitalize on the technical knowledge within the organization and control costs. Project management is one of the top skill sets sought [...]
Public Relations
This fast-track, three-year diploma program, which is delivered over two calendar years, focuses on effective communication strategies in the public relations industry. Public relations (PR) practitioners must be versatile and skilled writers and speakers as they help people and organizations explain who they are, what they do and why they do it. You will develop your writing [...]
Business (two-year)/Business Administration (three-year) – Operations Management
Operations managers are at the core of any company. They keep businesses running smoothly and keep clients, suppliers and employees happy. They obtain, develop and manage the resources required to deliver goods and services to clients and contribute to key decisions involving facilities management, logistics, inventory control […]
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Operations managers are at the core of any company. They keep businesses running smoothly and keep clients, suppliers and employees happy.
Business (two-year)/Business Administration (three-year) – Operations Management
Operations managers are at the core of any company. They keep businesses running smoothly and keep clients, suppliers and employees happy. They obtain, develop and manage the resources required to deliver goods and services to clients and contribute to key decisions involving facilities management, logistics, inventory control […]
Digital Video Production
The Digital Video Production program will prepare you for a career in the exciting world of film, video and television. You will be introduced to: Basic principles of electronic field production and electronic news gathering; Composition; Lighting; Principles of camera operation; Sound design; Studio production; and Video editing. [...]
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