Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology is found within the Durham Region of Ontario, Canada, with a campus co-located with Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, a second campus in Whitby, and community employment services in Uxbridge, Port Hope, Port Perry, Beaverton, Oshawa and Bowmanville.
The college opened on September 18, 1967, with 16 portable classrooms, offering courses in applied arts, business and technology. the school soon added courses in health sciences and adult training and grew to 1,250 students by its 10th anniversary.
In the 1980s, the school grew, with enrolment increasing to 2,700 in 1987 and further expansion of the facilities, including the development of a brand new robotics lab, the precursor to the Integrated Manufacturing Centre found on campus today.
The college established partnerships with York and Trent universities, that first brought university courses to the Durham College Oshawa campus, and so with Ontario Tech University which opened in 2003. Durham and Ontario Tech have established a post-secondary partnership,