Co-operative Education

Co-operative Education (Co-op) integrates academic studies with related work experience. After completing the first half of a diploma, degree or university transfer program, Co-op students alternate semesters of classroom studies with semesters of paid, full-time employment. It is a win-win program for students and employers.

Want to learn more about Co-operative Education? Do you qualify? Join us at one of the upcoming information sessions to find out about placements for the Summer 2017 semester.

Information for students

Find out more about Co-operative Education for students  

Returning to Co-op – please apply here 

Information for employers

Latest Info! 

BCIC Tech Co-op Grants Program for small technology companies hiring first-time Co-op students. Check out Techworks for additional information or contact the Co-op department at  

Find out more about Co-operative Education for employers

Programs that offer Co-op

The following Douglas College programs have Co-op options:

Success Stories

Iain Douglas College Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching program grad scores job with Whitecaps through Co-op placement. Read more
Tamila Khayrullaeva Accounting Management Diploma program grad launches career in Canada through Douglas connections. Read more
Troy Sims Douglas Computing Science and Information Systems program grad lands dream job after graduation. Read more

Team player

Youtube Video

Co-op student lands summer job with Vancouver Whitecaps.