Co-operative Education

Co-operative Education (Co-op) integrates academic studies with related work experience. After completing 18 credits Co-op students can alternate semesters of classroom studies with semesters of paid, full-time employment. This is a beneficial experience for Co-op students because they are more likely to find jobs in their field when they graduate.  

The Co-op Job Board has moved to CareerHUB. You now have the opportunity to search Co-op job postings related to your program area, view events, make appointments for assistance from the Co-op staff and have access to additional resources. Please go to CareerHUB and start exploring. Please note we are still working out all the bugs. Let us know at  if you are faced with an error message. Visit us in our newly renovated office, #S2844 New West Campus. Co-op is now part of a larger team working alongside our colleagues in the Career Centre. 


Applying for Co-op is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Once you meet the prerequisites below your application will be approved if you complete this three-step process.

Co-op prerequisites:

  1. Have a Douglas College GPA of 2.33 (C+) or better;
  2. Completed 18 program-related credits;
  3. Be registered for a further 9 credits in the current term in one of the following programs:
    • Accounting Management
    • Business Management
    • Computing Studies and Information Systems
    • General Business
    • Marketing Management
    • Post - Baccalaureate Diploma Accounting
    • Post - Baccalaureate Diploma Computer and Information Systems
    • University Transfer Arts
    • University Transfer Commerce
    • University Transfer Science
    • Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching


Your first step into the Co-op program is to attend an Information session: Our next series of Information Sessions, for the January 2018 work-term, will take place at the New Westminster campus.

If you need assistance updating your documents, please visit the Career Centre in room #S2844 at the New West Campus or room #A1430 at the Coquitlam Campus

*You will need to submit your cover letter and resume to the Co-op department when you apply. 



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

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Co-op student lands summer job with Vancouver Whitecaps.