Full-time programs at Durham College

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9-1-1 Emergency and Call Centre Communications
The callers are frantic. They are depending on you. Could you stay calm, collect the information you need and direct the appropriate responses? Communications Operators in 911, fire, ambulance and police dispatch centres […]
ACADEMIC UPGRADING – COLLEGE PREPARATION
Want to start your college career and get on the road to success but missing some of the prerequisites needed to enroll in your dream program? Academic upgrading is a flexible, personalized and supportive program that will help you earn the prerequisites and get one step closer to where you want to be.
Academic Upgrading – Pre-Health
If you’re looking to start a career in the health field, the race starts now. As one of the most competitive and fastest growing industries in the world you have to be ready to jump right in. Through Academic Upgrading – Pre-Health you can [...]
Business (two-year)/Business Administration (three-year) – Accounting
Companies of all types need to proactively manage their payroll, assets, expenses, revenues and tax obligations, and evaluate whether their finances are being managed efficiently.
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 […]
Activation Coordination in Gerontology (graduate certificate)
The primary goal of activation professionals is to design and deliver meaningful therapeutic activity programs that enhance the quality of life of older persons. You will learn [...]
Addictions and Mental Health (graduate certificate)
Designed for students with previous, relevant education, this highly specialized program was developed in consultation with recognized experts in the fields of addiction and mental health including Lakeridge Health Corporation. It is consistent with the competencies required by […]
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This program is designed for individuals with previous education or work experience (please see the entrance requirements section of this page for further detail). Aimed at college and university graduates, it will teach you the specialized knowledge and skills required to […]
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. […]
Veterinary Assistant
Effective client relations with pet owners are fundamental to providing quality pet care. This one-year, two-semester program will give you the knowledge and skills to become a valued member of an animal facility. You will learn about: Animal health and hygiene; Basic animal care needs; Basic laboratory Techniques; Clerical [...]
Animation – Digital Arts (two-year)/Animation-Digital Production
The Animation – Digital Arts/Digital Production program was developed with input from veterans in the animation and film industry and continues to garner enthusiastic support from studios and professional artists across the country. All of our professors come from industry, ready to share their knowledge and experience with students. […]
Architectural Technician program
The two-year Architectural Technician program involves preparing designs, construction drawings and specifications for a variety of building types and will appeal to both your creative and analytical side with instruction in freehand sketching, history of architecture, renovation and restoration, site planning and technical communications.
Architectural Technology program
In the three-year Architectural Technology program you will focus on the commercial aspect of construction and renovation and gain an in-depth understanding of building and construction technology. You will gain knowledge and skills in computer-aided drawing; building methods and project management; com­pu­ter-aided drafting programs […]
Biomedical Engineering Technology
The health-care industry in Canada and around the world is growing exponentially. The use of sophisticated electronic, computer-controlled and networked equipment has created a demand for specialized, well trained graduates with a focus on the biomedical applications of electronic engineering technology. […]
Biomedical Engineering Technology (compressed, fast-track)
If you are a domestic or internationally educated student with an Electrical Engineering, Electronics or Biomedical degree you may be eligible for this compressed, fast track opportunity to complete your diploma requirements in only two semesters. […]
Biotechnology Technologist (Biotechnology Pharmaceutical) (compressed,fast-track)
In our Biotechnology laboratory, you will conduct extensive experiments in cell and molecular biology in order to develop essential laboratory skills including learning how to isolate and manipulate DNA; purify and characterize proteins; and grow and maintain cells in tissue culture. Once your basic skills are developed, you will […]
Biotechnology Technologist
This program will prepare you to obtain employment in a wide variety of science-related industries. You will develop highly transferrable laboratory skills essential to the biotechnology industry. You will conduct extensive experiments in cell and molecular biology in our Biotechnology laboratory and learn how to isolate and […]
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. [...]
Chemical Engineering Technology
The Chemical Engineering Technology program will provide you with a solid background in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, nuclear physics and instrumental analysis including chromatography and spectroscopy. Various aspects of environmental compliance will also be covered since many […]
Chemical Engineering Technology (compressed fast-track)
This fast-track option is designed to complement the post-secondary education you have already received and provide you with skills specific to the field of chemical engineering technology […]
Chemical Laboratory Technician
This program will provide you with the entry-level qualifications needed to obtain a chemical and/or biological laboratory technician position in broad range of industries including: Cosmetic; Environmental; Food production; Pharmaceutical; and Scientific. You will learn how to: Compile records and interpret experimental or [...]
Child and Youth Worker
This advanced diploma program is a three-year, fast-track program delivered over two calendar years. You will be required to complete a summer block placement from May to July in Year 1 and May to August in Year 2. Designed to prepare you to provide frontline treatment services to emotionally troubled and behaviourally disordered children and youth, you will receive […]
Child and Youth Worker – Brock University Articulation
This program is designed to prepare you to provide frontline treatment services to emotionally troubled and behaviourally disordered children and youth. The curriculum encourages self-reflective practice in which you will explore your own values, beliefs, attitudes and assumptions related to human behaviour and relationships. [...]
Communicative Disorders Assistant (graduate certificate)
Communicative disorders assistants (CDAs) provide speech and language therapy to children and adults in addition to carrying out speech, language and hearing screenings including screenings for infants. This program, recognized by the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada, will enable you to obtain the […]
Community Integration through Co-operative Education
The modified Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program is designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities or significant learning challenges. You will access courses in many program areas (based on seat availability). It will provide you with an opportunity to experience college life and enhance your academic and vocational skills by […]
Community Services and Child Studies Foundations
The Community Services and Child Studies Foundations program will provide you with an overview and understanding of how to function effectively in a helping capacity. Particular emphasis will be placed on your personal growth, enhancing communication and learning skills and personal and professional responsibility. The program […]
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 […]
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 […]
Construction and Hoisting Techniques
In only eight months, you can gain the theoretical and practical skills needed to work in the construction industry, particularly in the field of hoisting including the basics of crane (and other related equipment) safety, maintenance and operation. This includes the opportunity to gain hands-on skills on crane simulators and real […]
Construction Carpentry – Sustainable
In as little as 16 months, you can acquire the knowledge required to construct energy efficient and environmentally responsible residential buildings and perform a wide range of carpentry tasks and obtain the skills required to upgrade existing buildings. [...]
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 […]
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This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge and skills required to work in various court support staff capacities for the Ontario courts, agencies, boards and tribunals, as well as administrative positions within the justice sector. [...]
Critical Care Nursing (e-learning) (graduate certificate)
This program is designed for students with previous education. Designed for registered nurses (RNs), it consists of an introductory course to e-learning, five theoretical courses offered online via the Internet, a critical care simulation component held at Durham College or a partner site and hands-on preceptored experience in an intensive care unit (ICU). […]
Culinary Management program at Durham College
You will learn to provide accomplished culinary planning, preparation, and presentation for a variety of food-service environments. With a strong emphasis on theory, service, managerial and supervisory training you will become equipped with the skills and industry knowledge required to succeed as a chef, cook or culinary manager […]
Culinary Skills
The Culinary Skills program is designed to prepare you for a career in a wide variety of food-service industry settings. Related business management studies and general education courses round out the program. You will learn through a combination of activity-based classroom instruction and practical application in our culinary [...]
Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)
This one-year Ontario college certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. It provides access to academic studies, clinical experience and current radiography techniques. You will finish the program by […]
Dental Hygiene
The Dental Hygiene program integrates academic studies and clinical practice to prepare you to practise with the client and the community, providing collaborative health care in a variety of settings. The dental hygiene process of care is foundational to the clinical experience, emphasizing the acquisition of [...]
Dental Reception and Administration
Dental administrators are vital members of a dental office. This program will teach you how to maintain a collaborative relationship with clients and all members of the oral health-care team to deliver the highest level of client-centred care. It will prepare you to be a multi-skilled, ethically responsible dental administration professional. […]
Developmental Services Worker
This program focuses on working with individuals in all stages of life who have developmental, learning, physical or mental disorders. As a graduate, you will have the ability to care and advocate for individuals with disabilities, understand the teaching, support and care required to help them form lifelong goals and be able to […]
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 [...]
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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This program will prepare you to meet the diverse needs of the early childhood education profession. You will acquire the knowledge and practical skills necessary to foster social, emotional, cognitive and physical development in children from infancy to age 12. […]
Electrical Technician – Instrumentation and Control
As an Electrical Technician student, you will learn the fundamentals of electrically based technologies and how to assemble, install, test and calibrate electrical testing equipment. This program will focus on the skills required to install and maintain current industrial, electrical and electronic systems, including […]
Electrical Techniques program
In the Electrical Techniques program you will learn to assist in the interpretation and preparation of electrical drawings and related documents and how to analyze and solve simple technical problems related to basic electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles.
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
The field of electromechanical engineering reflects the integration of electrical, electronic, mechanical and automation engineering. As a graduate of the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology program, you will carry out electromechanical engineering technologist functions within an engineering environment. Key automation […]
Electronics Engineering Technician (two-year)
No other discipline opens as many career doors to the exciting world of high technology as electronics. In addition, no other branch of science engineering technology has contributed more to the development of the modern world than electronics. Electronics engineering technicians maintain, operate, test, install and service […]
Electronics Engineering Technology (compressed fast-track)
If you are a domestic or internationally educated student with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical or Electronics or Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, you may be eligible for this fast-track delivery.[…]
Electronics Engineering Technology (three-year)
No other discipline opens as many career doors to the exciting world of high technology as electronics. In addition, no other branch of science engineering technology has contributed more to the development of the modern world than electronics. Electronics engineering technicians maintain, operate, test, install and service […]
Emergency Services Fundamentals
If you are interested in exploring your post-secondary options in emergency services or preparing for a specific emergency services diploma (e.g. Paramedic; Firefighter – Pre-service, Education and Training; Police Foundations; Protection, Security and Investigation; or 9-1-1 Emergency and Call Centre Communications), including the
Energy Management and Sustainable Building Technology
With rapidly increasing costs of energy, there is a commitment to being part of the move to renewable energy sources. The Ontario Power Authority is projecting the creation of thousands of new jobs […]
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 [...]
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. […]
Environmental Technology
This dynamic program focuses on the chemical and biological sciences as they relate to environmental pollution. An emphasis is placed on ground and surface water quality, soil and waste management and recycling in urban and industrial settings. You will also examine environmental regulations and review their social and economic impacts on communities. […]
Environmental Technology (compressed fast-track)
If you are a domestic or internationally educated student with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, you may be eligible for a compressed, fast-track opportunity to complete your advanced diploma requirements in two semesters.The Environmental Technology program focuses on the chemical and biological sciences as they relate to environmental pollution. An emphasis is placed on […]
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Event planning is a highly specialized field that requires a versatile set of skills including elements of the hospitality and tourism industry, business, public relations, social media and technology well as specialty fields such as [...]
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 […]
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This program is designed for individuals who enjoy challenging projects, which require the knowledge, practical skills and accepted practices used in the fire alarm and life safety systems industries. Completion of this two-year diploma program will prepare graduates for immediate service in both expanding sectors.
Firefighter – Pre-service, Education and Training
This program will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to become a firefighter. The curriculum, based on current Ontario firefighter standards, was developed in conjunction with the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal. Applicants are advised to participate in […]
Fitness and Health Promotion
This program is based in theory and layers in practical experience that will make your textbooks come alive. Classroom lectures and learning activities prepare you for hands-on labs. Independent and collaborative projects prepare you to work with a variety of health-care […]
Foundations in Art and Design
This program will expose you to a broad blend of art and design instruction and practice. In two semesters, you will be given the opportunity to see whether you are willing and/or able to pursue further art and design studies and successfully develop a career associated with art […]
Game Development
This program was developed with input from veterans in the digital entertainment industry and continues to garner enthusiastic support from studios and professional artists across the country. All of our professors come from that industry and are ready to share their knowledge and experience with you […]
Gas Technician 2
This two-semester program focuses on specialized studies in the fields of natural gas and propane. The core curriculum is standardized and accredited by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), the industry’s regulatory body […]
General Arts and Science (one-year)
This program will give you an opportunity to develop and refine your academic skills and ultimately provide you with foundational knowledge you will need to ensure your success in your subsequent academic studies.
Golf Facitility Operations Management
This exciting new program will provide you with hands-on practical experience in all operational aspects of the golf industry including the pro shop; back shop; marketing and sales; event planning; tournament organization; and food and beverage.
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. […]
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Techniques (HVAC)
The core curriculum of the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Techniques (HVAC) program is standardized and accredited by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), the industry’s regulatory body. As a student in this program you will focus […]
Artisan Agriculture
The creative and innovative concepts and practices of food and farming are suited to an urban lifestyle and enhanced by being able to serve a large, nearby consumer [...]
Horticultural Technician – NEW
A growing interest in landscaping, gardening and urban agriculture is prompting more people to spend money on these enjoyable activities and opening new opportunities for graduates. Experience the different aspects involved in horticulture as you work toward becoming a professional horticulturalist working in the landscape and horticulture industries[…]
Hospitality Management – Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism
This program focuses on the management of hotel, restaurant and tourism enterprises and is designed to provide you with a thorough foundation of the professional skills required to […]
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The Hospitality Skills program will provide you with an introduction to hotel, restaurant and tourism operations and the knowledge and expertise required for an entry-level position in the hospitality field. You will [...]
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 […]
Contemporary Media Design
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 […]
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.
Journalism – Print (two-year)/Journalism – Print and Broadcast (three-year)
This program is based in sound journalism practices, graduates will have well-rounded knowledge, skills and experiences in the principles and practice of [...]
Journalism – Print (two-year)/Journalism – Print and Broadcast (three-year)
This program will no longer be offered in its current format. Students interested in this program should review the programs that will replace it, Journalism – Web and Print and and/or Journalism – Broadcast and Electronic Media. Both new programs will begin in September 2014. [...]
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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 [...]
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As Ontario’s only three-year Law Clerk Advanced program, students will benefit from extensive training in the theory and practise of law as well as the advanced computer training required to give you the edge you need to launch a successful legal career. You will be exposed to the concepts, legislation and […]
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The three-semester Law Clerk Advanced program will provide you with extensive training in the theory and practise of law as well as the advanced computer training required to give you the edge to launch an exciting […]
Legal Research and Information Management (graduate certificate) – NEW
This program is designed for individuals with previous education or work experience. Please see the entrance requirements section for further details. In only two semesters, this program will give you the knowledge and skills required to perform research and information management tasks for private businesses, non-profit enterprises […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mechanical Engineering Technician
This exciting two-year program will enable you to work in a wide range of industries with a broad array of career prospects. From the manufacturing and production to power generation and oil and gas industries, employment opportunities exist in […]
Mechanical Engineering Technician – Non-Destructive Evaluation
This program will provide you with the education, training and practical experience necessary to begin a non-destructive testing (NDT) career. Core subjects offered within the Mechanical Engineering Technician program are also included. NDT inspectors engage in the examination and scientific testing of cars, trains, airplanes […]
Mechanical Engineering Technician – Non-Destructive Evaluation
This program will provide you with the training and hands-on experience necessary to begin a career in [...]
Mechanical Engineering Technology
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides a wide variety of career options. Laboratory practice emphasizes hands-on, project-based study that involves individual and teamwork. You will be prepared to work independently and provide technical support and service as a valued member […]
Mechanical Technician – Mechanical Maintenance and Control
This program will prepare you to become a maintenance mechanic or technician by exposing you to the manufacturing, production and maintenance needs of several different industries. You will develop skills in the theory and practice of machine fabrication and maintenance procedures with an emphasis on the installation, service […]
Mechanical Techniques – Industrial (online)
This monthly intake program is for individuals who intend to pursue a career as an industrial mechanic millwright.If you can’t attend college on a full-time basis but wish to prepare for a career change, its unique, online curriculum delivery will be of interest to you [...]
Mechanical Techniques Plumbing
As a student in the Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing program, you will learn basic skills and how to install, repair and maintain pipes, fixtures and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution, all while using the most contemporary equipment within state-of-the-art facilities […]
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This program allows students to learn technical and creative forms of media and expand their creative thinking, computer skills and knowledge of a variety of digital technologies.
Mediation – Alternative Dispute Resolution (graduate certificate)
This program is approved by the ADR Institute of Ontario, Inc. (ADRIO) indicating that the program meets the educational criteria for graduates to gain membership in the institute should they wish to do so. (Note: Graduates must complete the necessary application form and pay the appropriate fee directly to ADRIO to […]
Motive Power Technician – Service and Management
This program will give you the skills and training required to pursue a variety of careers in the transportation and automotive fields. As a graduate, you will be prepared to enter the motive power trades with highly skilled trade qualifications and essential business communication, marketing and interpersonal skills. Successful […]
Music Business Administration/Music Business Management
This program will prepare you to manage the business aspect of the music and entertainment industries. Although it mainly focuses on the music industry, generic skills common to all business enterprises are also covered. The business side of the program will prepare you for careers […]
Nursing – Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) (Hons)
The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), in collaboration with Durham College, offers a BScN (Hons) program, which is designed to graduate professional nurses committed to excellence and innovation in assessing and meeting the nursing needs of society [...]
Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant program
Occupational therapy assistants (OTA) and physiotherapy assistants (PTA) work under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist or physiotherapist assisting them with treatment plans for individuals who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally or emotionally disabling.
Office Administration
You will learn the basic skills required for an entry-level administrative position including: Accounting, Communications, Electronic transcription, Office procedures, Spreadsheets, and Word processing. You must achieve a minimum keyboarding speed of 30 net words per minute in order to graduate. [...]
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This two-year diploma program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to become a fully qualified executive assistant who is able to work in any administrative field. You will gain extensive practical understanding and knowledge of office concepts; business operations and procedures; and current computer […]
Office Administration – Legal
This two-year diploma program will provide you with advanced computer skills and a specialized education that will prepare you for a career as a legal office assistant. Emphasis is placed on the practical demands of the job including confidentiality, professional ethics, meeting deadlines and interpersonal [...]
Office Administration – Medical
This program is designed to provide you with the skills, practical understanding and knowledge required to perform administrative support in a wide variety of medical environments including a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, confidentiality and privacy, medical billing, medical ethics, medical office procedures [...]
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This program is designed to provide you with the skills, practical understanding and knowledge required to perform administrative support in a wide variety of medical [...]
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 […]
Paralegal
This program is accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the regulatory body governing paralegals in the province, and meets its rigorous competencies for paralegals. It will prepare you for the Law Society’s paralegal licensing examination, which graduates are eligible to write, and is designed to provide the specialized knowledge […]
Paralegal (graduate certificate)
This program is designed for students with previous education. Please see the entrance requirements section of this page for more detail. It is accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada and meets the rigorous competencies set for paralegals by the society. This program will prepare you for the paralegal licensing […]
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Paramedics are the people who come to the rescue before a doctor lays eyes on a patient. Responsible for making decisions about what treatment is needed in life or death situations and never quite knowing what state their patient will be in when they arrive at the scene, paramedics are experts at walking into the unknown and doing [...]
Paramedic – Advanced Care (hybrid delivery graduate certificate)
This program is designed for students with previous education. Please see the entrance requirements section of this page for more detail. If you are a current paramedic this program will give you the opportunity to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to gain employment as an advanced care paramedic. Through a flexible delivery model, you will obtain […]
Personal Support Worker
Personal support workers are valued members of the health-care team. As a graduate, you will have the skills required to provide assistance with daily living activities including: Assistance with medications, Household and family management, Nutrition, Palliative and restorative activities, and Personal care and hygiene. [...]
Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology
This program will provide students with the essential skills and specific qualifications necessary for the workplace. Graduates are employed in both public and private sectors including: Bakeries, confectioners, pasta and snack food manufacturers; Brewers, winemakers and beverage manufacturers […]
Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology (compressed fast-track)
If you are a domestic or internationally educated student with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, you may be eligible for this compressed, fast-track opportunity to complete your advanced college diploma requirements in only two semesters. The Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology program provides […]
Police foundations program
This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue an entry-level policing position including a broad education in human relation skills and the interpretation of social interaction including the study of community policing, communication, investigation processes, police powers and procedures [...]
Power Engineering Technician
As a power engineering technician, you will be knowledgeable in energy conversion and have access to worldwide power engineering opportunities including overseeing and maintaining equipment involved in the process of heat generation and utilization. You will be introduced to all aspects of power plant operation […]
Practical Nursing
Approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), the Practical Nursing program teaches the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to practise as a safe, competent and professional practical nurse. Using the concept of caring as the basis of nursing, you will develop knowledge, skills and judgment in assessing, planning, implementing [...]
Pre-Media
This program is designed for students who are curious about the many careers available in media arts. Courses include Photography, Creative Design, Social Media Techniques, Career Exploration, Web Design and Writing for Media. You will gain an understanding of where programs such as Advertising and [...]
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 [...]
Protection, Security and Investigation
This program will introduce you to a diverse range of career options in law enforcement, offering a blend of academic, practical and field experience. A general level of fitness is required to successfully complete all of the program requirements. As a graduate, you may be eligible to achieve your security guard licence [...]
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 [...]
Recreation and Leisure Services – NEW
This popular new program will provide you with the leadership skills and training required to establish programs; prepare budgets; raise funds; and market activities with teams of volunteers and other recreation and leisure service providers. As a graduate, you can pursue an exciting and rewarding career offering recreation programs [...]
Renewable Energy Technician
Renewable energy technicians are part of the rapidly growing field of renewable, sustainable and alternative energy solutions. You will receive a basic exposure to traditional energy consuming systems followed by a solid foundation in the operation of renewable energy systems including solar and wind power and ground source [...]
Social Services Worker
As a graduate of the Social Service Worker program, you will be eligible to register as a social service worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. This program combines classroom work with practical experience to provide you with the skills, knowledge and attitudes [...]
Social Services Worker – Brock University Articulation
This program combines classroom work with practical experience to provide graduates with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to work in the diverse and complex field of community and social services. The program focuses on the development of front-line counselling skills for work with individuals and groups in a variety [...]
Special Events program
This new program will provide you with the skills and training required to bring together hospitality, accommodation, culinary and professional services with the cultural, historical and natural attractions of a geographical location. Whether you are planning cultural and social events, charitable fundraisers, conventions, festivals, weddings or corporate affairs [...]
Sports Administration (two-year)/Sport Management (three-year)
This program will prepare you to manage the business of sport. It focuses on skills related to all aspects of the Canadian sports scene and will enable you to gain the knowledge, understanding, skills and values in functional and general administrative areas and specific sport-related fields. The program starts with courses offering fundamental business skills [...]
Sport Business Management (graduate certificate)
Aimed at college and university graduates, the Sport Business Management graduate certificate program is a fast-track to the sport industry. The sport industry is recognized as a distinct enterprise that requires specific skills, knowledge, attitudes and experience best obtained through the academic process achieved [...]
Trades Fundamentals – NEW
Do you want a career in the lucrative skilled trades industry but are not sure where to start? You will spend just eight months gaining exposure and experience in a variety of areas designed to help you choose a skilled trade or apprenticeship program. You will obtain the solid foundation [...]
VFX and Digital Cinema (graduate certificate)
Designed for students who have relevant education and experience the VFX and Digital Cinema program will introduce you to the various techniques and technical processes used to create visual effects (VFX) for film and television. In-course projects will be used to create a finished portfolio including a demo reel.You will gain professional experience and knowledge [...]
Victimology (graduate certificate)
In just eight months, this program will give individuals with related experience and education the specialized knowledge and skills in victimology required to provide a variety of services to victims and their families. You will focus on various types of crimes (e.g. childhood physical and sexual abuse, human trafficking, intimate partner abuse and sexual assault)[…]
Water Quality Technician
Public health depends on the superior management of water quality and a team of professionals is required to ensure safe water for residents of Ontario. The Water Quality Technician program is designed to provide you with training in water and wastewater treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and environmental monitoring. You will receive the specific education [...]
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This program is designed for individuals with work experience on the front- and back-end of web design; a web technologies-base; or a media-related diploma or degree. In just two semesters, it will show you how to use the Apple Mobile Operating System (iOS) and Android platform to deliver apps, websites and rich media. [...]
Welding Techniques
This two-semester program will prepare you to enter the workforce in entry-level employment as a welder, fitter or service technician. You may also continue your training as an apprentice. Graduates find employment in a variety of small and large organizations in this industry. With further training you may be involved in a variety of exciting industry-related areas […]
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This program is designed for individuals with previous education or work experience (please see the entrance requirements section of this page for further details). With a balanced view of correction and treatment philosophies, it focuses on the growing area of youth crime and intervention programs in our communities [...]
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