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Durham College

Durham College

General Information

Durham College is located in Oshawa, Ontario, with a second campus in Whitby, and a learning site in Pickering. Durham College offers educational opportunities to over 9 000 full-time students. Durham College has 9 faculties and schools, each with their own academic programs and departments:

  • Centre for Food (CFF)
  • School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Health & Community Services (HCS)
  • School of Interdisciplinary Studies & Employment Services (ISES)
  • School of Justice & Emergency Services (JES)
  • School of Media, Art & Design (MAD)
  • School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
  • School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology (START)

The addresses for Durham College’s campuses are:

Oshawa campus:
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario  L1H 7K4
(905) 721-2000

Whitby campus:
1610 Champlain Avenue
Whitby, Ontario  L1N 6A7
(905) 721-3300

Pickering Learning Site:
1340 Pickering Parkway, Unit 102
Pickering, Ontario  L1V 0C4
(905) 831-6077
www.durhamcollege.ca/pickering

 

www.durhamcollege.ca

Disability Services Available

Office for Students with Disabilities

At Durham College the centre providing services to students with disabilities is called the Access and Support Centre (ASC). The Access and Support Centre is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.

Transition Programs

Durham College offers various transition programs for students with disabilities. 

Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at Durham College, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Durham College's Accessibility Plan.

Documentation Required

In order to access accommodations at Durham College, the following documentation is required to show proof of a disability:

Learning Disabilities

  • A thorough assessment by a qualified psychologist or psychological associate, including identification of tests and test results, description of the individual's strengths and needs, and suggestions for academic interventions and accommodations
  • The assessment needs to be have been completed in the past 3-5 years, or since the individual has turned 18 years old. 
  • For more detailed information, consult Documenation of an Assessment for a Learning Disability

ADHD

  • A thorough psychological or psycho-educational assessment or a medical note (or the ASC Medical Documentation Form) signed by a psychiatrist or physician specialist

Asperger's Syndrome

  • A psychiatrist's, psychologist's or pediatrician's report (or the ASC Medical Documentation Form) which clearly states the diagnosis
  • Alternatively, a psyho-educational assessment can be provided, with a clear diagnosis and completed within the past 5 years, or since the individual has turned 18 years old
  • For more detailed information, consult Documentation Guidelines for Students with Asperger's Syndome

Visual, Medical, Mental Health, Cognitive, and Physical Disabilities

  • A completed ASC Medical Documentation Form signed by the appropriate medical professional (ie. family doctor, psychiatrist, neurologist, etc.) dated within the last 12 months

Deaf, Deafened, and Hard of Hearing

  • An audiogram that reflects the current level of hearing loss

 

For more information about documentation, and to access the ASC Medical Documentation Form, please visit the Registration Process and Documentation Requirements site at Durham College.

Support Services Available

Health Services

The Campus Health Centre on the Oshawa campus provides health services from a variety of practitioners, including physicians and nurses.

Counselling Services

Durham College's Mental Health Services offers counselling for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.

Academic Support

Student Academic Learning Centres at Durham College's Oshawa and Whitby campuses provide peer tutoring, learning skills services, writing skills services, English language service, science resources, and math resources to students who are having academic difficulties.

Library Services

Durham College has two libraries: The North Oshawa Campus Library and the Whitby Library. Each library offers various resources and services for students including borrowing services, interlibrary loans, material reservation, instructional services, and information technology services. The library also provides equitable access to a full range of services for students with disabilities.

Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Admission Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

Durham College's Financial Aid & Awards Office offers a range of  financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Durham's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

Durham College’s Campus Living Centre offers private and traditional style suites on the Oshawa campus for all students. Residence assignment operates on a lottery system and students who are not selected in the initial round of room allocations are placed on a waiting list. Traditional style suites include 2 students to a room with a shared washroom and kitchenette. Private suite style residence includes 2 private bedrooms with a shared kitchenette and a shared washroom. All building amenities include:

  • Common lounges
  • Common study areas
  • Common kitchen
  • Access to a front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities

Rooms come furnished and include internet access, local phone service, and cable television access. Residence rates vary depending on room selection and payment plans are available. Students accepted into South Village Residence are required to purchase a meal plan, while students accepted to Simcoe Village Residence have the option of purchasing a meal plan. Meal plans operate on a declining meal based system.

Durham College offers several barrier-free rooms for students requiring special accommodations. Students requiring these rooms must complete the Medical, Accessibility and Special Consideration form online when applying to residence.

Off-Campus Housing

Durham College offers an off-campus housing listing service where landlords can advertise rental properties available.

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

Durham College offers campus maps for each campus.

Durham Transit

The Durham Region Transit (DRT) is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Durham College receive a Universal Pass (U-Pass) providing unlimited access to DRT transit, included in their tuition. Schedules and route maps are offered for each of the DRT different regions.

Accessibility
The DRT provides accessible conventional bus services, with features such as: kneeling features, extendable access ramps, and wheelchair and scooter securement areas. The DRT also offers the Support Person card which allows users of both the conventional and specialized transit system who require a support person to have this person travel with them at no additional cost. Persons who require a support person must complete the application form.

The DRT also offers the Specialized Services which provides door-to-door transit services. More information about the Specialized Services eligibility guidelines and application is available on their website.

Academic Programs

Durham College offers Full-Time Programs, Registered Apprenticeship Training and many other courses.

Contact Information

Oshawa Campus

Access and Support Services
(905) 721-3123
asc@durhamcollege.ca
Located in Room SW116, Gordon Willey Building, Oshawa Campus

Campus Health Centre
(905) 721-3037
healthcare@durhamcollege.ca
Located in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, Room G1030

Mental Health Services
(905) 721-3037
healthcare@dc-uoit.ca
Located in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, G1030

Student Academic Learning Services
(905) 721-2000 ext 2491
Located in SSB 204 in the Student Services Building

Library Services
(905) 721-3082 or (905) 721.2000 ext 3082
library@durhamcollege.ca

Financial Aid and Awards office
(905) 721-3036
financialaid@durhamcollege.ca
Located in the Student Services Building Room 205

Campus Living Centre
(905) 728-8700 ext 8100
info@dc-uoitrez.ca

 

Whitby campus

Access and Support Services
(905) 721-3123
asc@durhamcollege.ca
Located in Room SW116, Gordon Willey Building, Oshawa Campus

Mental Health Services
(905) 721-2000 ext 4141
healthcare@dc-uoit.ca
Located in the Student Success Centre Room 180

Student Academic Learning Services
(905) 721-2000 ext 4141
Located in Room 1-10

Library Services
(905) 721-3082
library@durhamcollege.ca

Financial Aid and Awards office
(905) 721-3036
financialaid@durhamcollege.ca
Located in Room 103B

Checklist

Use this checklist to create an overview of the services available at Durham College, and to determine if the services meet your needs.