Career and Employment Preparation (Certificate)

New Westminster
Learning Format
Admission Type
Limited Enrolment


Identify a realistic, achievable career goal and make a plan to reach it with the Career and Employment Preparation (CAEP) program. If you have had barriers to employment, this program is designed for you. Learn how to use your skills and abilities to choose a career and build your self-confidence to enter the workforce or pursue further training. 

You’ll learn practical stress- and time-management techniques, how to communicate directly and effectively, and have the opportunity to practise study and note-taking skills. A four-week work placement related to your career goals will help you integrate the skills you have practised in the classroom. Test your ideas, gather information, gain exposure to worksites and graduate with job-ready skills. 

International students are not currently eligible for this program. For more information, contact Douglas College International.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 15 credits
  • 50% (8 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

CAEP 0100

Assessment and Intake


CAEP 0201

Career Exploration and Planning


CAEP 0202

Job Preparation and Maintenance


CAEP 0203

Interpersonal Skills for the Work Place


CAEP 0204

Job Search Skills


CAEP 0205

Work Placement


Total Credits



Admissions Requirements

A preliminary interview with the instructor is required for acceptance into the program.


You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Career Pathways

Graduates of the Career and Employment Preparation (CAEP) Program will have the skills, experience and confidence to enter the workforce or pursue further training in an occupation they identified and researched in the program.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.