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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. Read more.

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. Read more.

University transfer

Start studying at Douglas, then transfer to another institution to complete your studies. Douglas offers "UT" courses in arts and humanities, science, and commerce and business. Read more.

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. Read more.

Associate degrees

This credential recognizes you for completing two years (60 credits) of studies. With an associate degree, you can get priority admission to some BC universities, and a guarantee of 60 transfer credits. In many cases, an associate degree allows you to transfer to a university and enter third year of a four-year bachelor's degree program. Read more.

Upgrading for English and math

Improve your reading, writing and math skills as you get ready to go back to school or advance in your career. Read more

Academic Foundations

Take a range of university transfer courses for one year and then enter the second year of a degree program. This "foundation year" guarantees you the freedom to explore your interests across a variety of arts and sciences courses without loss of credit toward a Douglas College degree, and minimal - if any - loss of credit if you transfer into a degree program at a university.

Not sure which courses to start with? Begin with one of our pre-bundled 3-course Academic Foundations packages. Read more.

Vocational Education and Skills Training (VEST)

Our many Vocational Education and Skills Training (VEST) programs support students with a disability or barrier. The primary focus of the VEST programs is career exploration, experiential learning through practicum opportunities, and the development of work skills for employment. Read more.

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. Read more.

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. Read more.

Continuing education

Choose from a variety of flexible adult learning options, whether your goal is professional upgrading and career development, exploring a topic of interest or starting a new career. Enrol in individual courses and seminars, or complete a part-time certificate. Read more.

International study opportunities

Earn credits toward your studies at Douglas while immersing yourself in the language and culture of another country. We offer exchanges, field schools, practicums, internships and more in countries all over the world. Read more.

Co-operative Education

Gain job skills and make contacts in your field while earning credits toward your credential. Once you've completed half of a diploma or University Transfer program, you can alternate semesters of study with semesters of paid, full-time employment. Offered for a limited number of programs. Read more.

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 more.

The Training Group

The Training Group offers customized training and services in career transition and small business development, industry and business training and more. Discover solutions that meet your training needs, budget and timelines, whether you're an individual, business or organization. Read more.

Peter Legge Institute for Sales Excellence

Gain the skills you'll need to succeed in the dynamic world of sales by taking a course in the Peter Legge International Institute for Sales Excellence. Read more.

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