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Founded in 1970, Douglas is a post-secondary institution near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We have major campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam and a Training Centre in Surrey.
Douglas offers Bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, post-degree and graduate diplomas, general university-transfer courses in the arts, sciences and business, as well as career programs in health care, human services (Child, Family and Community Studies), business, and creative arts.
Every year, about 14,000 students take for-credit courses at Douglas, while close to 10,000 more take short-term, non-credit courses for career or personal development.
Douglas is also a popular choice for international students- every year, Douglas welcomes more than 1,500 students from China, South Korea, India, Japan and many other countries.
Accessibility is a source of pride. This means students with disabilities get the support they need to pursue their educational goals. It also means that Douglas welcomes students who need to upgrade their skills. The College offers upgrading in English and Mathematics, plus learning and study skills.
Douglas has 430 faculty members (plus 50 part-time, contract faculty members) who bring academic rigor and real-world experience to the classroom. They are focused on teaching and on helping students reach their academic and career goals.
Outside the classroom, over 415 staff and administrators help create a friendly, supportive environment.
Douglas offers hundreds of short-term, high-quality courses, programs and workshops via Continuing Education and The Training Group. Just a few of the areas covered by these two groups are business, music, health, perinatal, career development, industry training and more.
Extensive recreation and wellness opportunities allow every student to keep their body and mind fit. There are well-equipped fitness centres, intramural teams, and drop-in classes in dance, yoga, aerobics and much more. Douglas also has a number of strong varsity teams. Explore your options with Campus Life.
Douglas College is recognized by the British Columbia Education Quality Assurance program. BC's EQA Designation is a provincial seal that is recognized globally as a symbol of quality education and consumer protection.