|Store Type |||Educational Services|
|Getting There |||A 5-minute drive north of the Coquitlam Centre Mall|
Profile Last Updated: February 12, 2009
With three campuses serving Greater Vancouver and an annual population of more than 23,000 students in credit programs and short-term courses, Douglas College is one of the major community colleges in the province. The college is known for its smaller classes, award-winning faculty and commitment to student success.
What's the Right One for You?
Each campus has its own curriculum. The New Westminster Campus, for example, offers career programs unique in BC such as Psychiatric Nursing, Stagecraft, and Print Futures and the Professional Writing Program. On the other hand, the newest campus – the $35-million David Lam Campus in Coquitlam – has a wide range of university-transfer studies as well as career programs that include Computer Information Systems, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Therapeutic Recreation and Financial Services Studies. ESL and Development Studies are offered here, too.
Merge into the Workforce
Serving the Maple Ridge area, the Surrey Training Centre also provides university-transfer and career-based programs for immigrants and unemployed workers; these programs are carefully designed to develop the skills and confidence needed to succeed in the Canadian workplace. It's the first campus in Canada to have a secondary school under its roof.