What are some facts about Durham College?


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Canada's Durham College was founded in 1967 and has campuses in Oshawa and Whitby. As of 2015, the college has more than 72,000 alumni and approximately 770 full-time and 900 part-time faculty and staff. Durham College has a learning site in Pickering, and its community employment services locations are in Bowmanville, Oshawa, Port Hope and Uxbridge. Itinerant services are available in Port Perry, Beaverton and Cannington.

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More than 1,400 full-time programs are available through Durham's schools of Business, Justice & Emergency Services, Interdisciplinary Studies and Employment Services, and Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship and Renewable Technology. Three post-graduate programs, 14 diploma programs, 50 certificate programs, one apprenticeship certificate and more than 1,500 courses are available through the School of Continuing Education at Durham College.

The Whitby campus has more than 270,000 square feet of classrooms, student services and shop space spread over 29 acres. The Whitby campus is also home to nine apprenticeship programs, seven of which are Red Seal.

The Oshawa campus houses the Student Services building, which serves as the starting point for new and potential students and graduates. Most of the Durham College career, educational, financial support and personal services are in the new building.

In 2015, the Durham College men's basketball team, the Durham Lords, won its first Ontario Colleges Athletic Association medal since 1997. Durham College also has men's baseball, soccer, volleyball and golf teams. Women's sports teams include softball, basketball, soccer and volleyball. Both men and women also have indoor soccer teams.

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