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University of Ontario Institute of TechnologyAt Durham College, the student experience comes first, an approach it has taken for more than 40 years. Through a vast range of market-driven programs that are taught by exceptional professors with real-world experience, students develop the skills required to meet the ever-changing needs of employers and the job market. Moving forward, Durham College's expansion plans will see its Whitby campus grow by 40,000 square feet including the construction of an energy-neutral living laboratory for new technologies and education that will serve the growing needs of the emerging energy sector. The expansion will also provide new opportunities for skilled trades training, an area vitally important to Ontario's ability to grow and prosper in the years ahead. Durham College has more than 6,300 full-time students, thousands of part-time students and more than 1,400 apprentices.

University of Ontario Institute of TechnologyBotswana international student Tokafatso Sekonopo, a 2013 UOIT graduate from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

With a full-time enrolment of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) pushes the boundaries of thinking and learning through innovative and imaginative uses of technology and practical, hands-on learning opportunities.

UOIT's 79 market-drive programs are responsive to needs of students, employers and the community. UOIT students get jobs and they are job creators.

Students from more than 80 countries have come to study at UOIT. In 2014-2015, UOIT was the academic home of more than 600 undergraduate and graduate international students. UOIT has also attracted many exceptional, young faculty members from around the world, enhancing its capacity to develop and build dozens of partnerships around the globe.

UOIT's commitment to accelerating economic growth and social engagement is realized through a wide array of research collaborations with leading industrial and community partners. 

Trent University

One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of collaborative learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate students connect with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research and co-curricular activities. Across all fields of study, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. As Trent University Oshawa prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2014, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and partnerships. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Located just minutes from the 401, with GO and municipal transit links to campus, Trent University Oshawa delivers a distinct mix of programming in the GTA.

Continuing Education for Adults

In Durham Region, adults of all ages are able to take courses to improve their skills and increase their knowledge.

School Boards offer continuing education classes in the day and in the evening.  It is also possible to learn at home.

Adults may take courses to earn credits toward an Ontario High School Diploma.

Some adults who have achieved less than Grade 10 in their home country may wish to undergo the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition process (PLAR). 

Please contact the Continuing Education department, Guidance services at any of the school boards for more information.

Some adults may wish to improve their computer skills.

Other adults may wish to study English or another language or take citizenship preparation classes.

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What is a Private Career College?

Career colleges are postsecondary institutions that provide specific career based programs. Those who graduate from a career college can earn a certificate or a diploma. For more information on Career College options, talk to someone at an employment service agency is a portal for learners to find online and mostly online courses—through browsing, searching by keyword, or filtering by institution and delivery format. Course details include links to information about scheduling, tuition and fees, instructors, and information about how to get registered and to seek credit transfer. Previously identified course equivalencies are also listed where available. In addition, students can search based on a specific course they need credit for to find available online options at other institutions. is the primary face of the Ontario Online Learning Consortium (OOLC), a not-for-profit corporation whose membership is composed of  all publicly-funded colleges and universities in Ontario.



Funding for Post-Secondary Education

Post-Secondary Education Institutions

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