Ways to study

Bachelor's degrees

A bachelor's degree recognizes you for completing a group of courses in a career or academic specialty. It's usually 120 credits (40 courses) and takes about 4 years of full-time study.
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Career programs

Career programs prepare you to enter a new job or upgrade to a higher position in your field. They are usually 60-credit programs that take about 2 years of full-time study. Many are offered on a part-time basis.
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University transfer

Start studying at Douglas, then transfer to another institution to complete your studies. Douglas offers university transfer courses in arts and humanities, science, commerce and business and more.
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Post-degree, Post-Baccalaureate, and Graduate diplomas

You've earned your degree. Now what? Why not take that degree and add a post-degree, post-baccalaureate or graduate diploma? Find out about the benefits.
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Associate degrees

Associate degrees take two years to complete and concentrate on one area of study. If you plan your courses carefully with a university program in mind, you’ll be able to transfer all 60 credits to university. In most cases, an associate degree will allow you to enter the third year of a four-year bachelor's degree program.
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Upgrading and Adult Education

Improve your reading, writing and math skills with English or Mathematics Upgrading.
If you have a disability or a barrier to employment, we also offer adult education through our Vocational Education and Skills Training (VEST) programs. 
Read about Upgrading and Adult Education.

Part-time studies

Reach your educational goals, even if you're busy with work or other responsibilities. As a part-time student, you'll take 1-3 courses per semester. Choose afternoon or evening classes.
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Concurrent Studies

Get a head start on your post-secondary education. Take first-year courses at Douglas while still in your final year of high school.
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English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA)

Take ELLA academic courses to build the English as a second language skills you'll need to succeed in academic programs here at Douglas College. Alternatively, participate in an English-language immersion program. ELLA programs are only open to international students. 
Read about English language learning