Durham College Delivers Career-Focused Programs to Ensure Grads Get Jobs

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Will I get in? If I do get in, how will I pay for it?

For decades, these questions were top of mind for students and their families when it came to post-secondary education. Now, as Ontario Colleges celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2017, the conversation has shifted.

The question on everyone’s mind: will I get a good job when I graduate?

The cost of living continues to rise. The job market is increasingly competitive. So how are students ensuring they’ll succeed as graduates? For the majority of post-secondary students, it starts by choosing college. For more than 12,000 full-time and apprenticeship students, it starts by choosing Durham College.

From Computer Programmer Analyst to Music Business Management, Horticulture Technician to Paralegal, there’s a reason Durham College’s more than 140 market-driven programs are known for preparing career-ready professionals. By staying connected to industry and working in partnership with subject matter experts and leaders in their field, Durham College ensures its programs are not only responsive to the demands of the workforce but on top and ahead of new trends as well.

It’s why the college’s experienced faculty are continually identifying gaps for professionals and taking action to close them and, in turn, create new opportunities for students.

That’s exactly what the team at the School of Science & Engineering Technology did in creating Durham College’s Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management, the first program of its kind in Canada.

The country’s rapidly growing health care sector needs leaders who can bridge the divide between the engineers who create life-saving technologies and the practitioners and institutions who rely on them to deliver and improve patient care.

Durham College is preparing students to be the highly skilled, career-ready professionals that health care employers need now through a unique program combining intensive theory and applied learning. Students in the Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management program develop hybrid expertise in medical technologies, life sciences and business management. Graduates will enter the workforce prepared to help advance quality, cost-effective health care in Ontario, Canada and around the world, by keeping life-savingtechnologies available, effective and safe.

The Canadian Occupational Projection System, managed by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, has identified managers in health care and medical technologists and technicians as two of the top five in-demand occupations on the horizon between now and 2020.

Durham College knows where the jobs are and continues to successfully lead its graduates to them.

To view all of the programs offered at Durham College, click here.