Academic Success

Student Advisor

Professional and Part-Time Learning is committed to student success. Our student advisor, Lisa Ogg can help you navigate through your studies by customizing academic plans to suit your needs. The student advisor can provide support in the following areas:

  • Guidance in setting short-term and long-term academic goals.
  • Assistance in developing academic plans and mapping out your educational path.
  • Help in accessing DC resources such as SALS and ASC.
  • Information on pathways to universities or post-graduate programs.
  • Guidance in identifying future career goals.

If you have any questions or need assistance in beginning your academic journey, please feel free to reach out to the student advisor via email or schedule a meeting.

Access and Support Centre (ASC)

The Access and Support Centre (ASC) provides confidential services to students who are temporarily at- risk or identified with an exceptionality, to ensure equal access to all aspects of the academic environment. The ASC provides accommodations to meet students’ individual needs through assistive technology and through coaching on self-advocacy and success strategies. The ASC team works in partnership with the students and faculty to co-ordinate appropriate supports to ensure inclusive and accessible learning environments on campus. For information please call 905.721.3123 or email

Student Academic Learning Services (SALS)

Student Academic Learning Services (SALS) is here to help Durham College students reach their academic goals. SALS supports student academic success by providing the following:

  • English Language Supports.
  • Learning strategies.
  • Peer tutors.
  • Subject specific supports in science, math and business.
  • Writing skills.

SALS provides these services through on-line modules and resources, in workshops and tutorials, and through individual appointments. They also have computers for students to use for academic purposes. SALS has locations at both the Oshawa and Whitby campus and at the Pickering Learning site.

Further information can be found on the Student Academic Learning Services (SALS) website.

Oshawa Campus
Student Services Building, SSB 204
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2491

Whitby Campus
SALS, Room 1 – 10
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 4141