Douglas College

Introduction

About Douglas

Founded in 1970, Douglas is a post-secondary institution near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We have major campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam and a Training Centre in Surrey. Douglas offers Bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, post-degree and graduate diplomas, general university-transfer courses in the arts, sciences, and business, as well as career programs in health care, human services (Child, Family, and Community Studies), business, and creative arts.

Students

Every year, about 14,000 students take for-credit courses at Douglas, while close to 10,000 more take short-term, non-credit courses for career or personal development. Douglas is also a popular choice for international students- every year, Douglas welcomes more than 1,500 students from China, South Korea, India, Japan and many other countries. Accessibility is a source of pride. This means students with disabilities get the support they need to pursue their educational goals. It also means that Douglas welcomes students who need to upgrade their skills. The College offers an upgrade in English and Mathematics, plus learning and study skills.

Faculty and staff

Douglas has 430 faculty members (plus 50 part-time, contract faculty members) who bring academic rigour and real-world experience to the classroom. They are focused on teaching and on helping students reach their academic and career goals. Outside the classroom, over 415 staff and administrators help create a friendly, supportive environment.

Continuing education and short-term training

Douglas offers hundreds of short-term, high-quality courses, programs and workshops via Continuing Education and The Training Group. Just a few of the areas covered by these two groups are business, music, health, perinatal, career development, industry training and more.

Sports and recreation

Extensive recreation and wellness opportunities allow every student to keep their body and mind fit. There are well-equipped fitness centres, intramural teams, and drop-in classes in dance, yoga, aerobics and much more. Douglas also has a number of strong varsity teams.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Certificate

Certificate in Accounting

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Canada New Westminster Vancouver + 2 more

Accounting is a growing and ever-changing profession that is a lot more than sitting in a quiet office reading balance sheets. If you have an aptitude for numbers, enjoy problem solving and want a financially rewarding career, accounting is an excellent field for you. And Douglas College's Accounting Department is a great place to develop skills that will help you thrive in an accounting or business career. [+]

Accounting is a growing and ever-changing profession that is a lot more than sitting in a quiet office reading balance sheets.

If you have an aptitude for numbers, enjoy problem solving and want a financially rewarding career, accounting is an excellent field for you. And Douglas College's Accounting Department is a great place to develop skills that will help you thrive in an accounting or business career.

Program Overview

The Accounting Certificate Program provides a concentrated study of accounting subjects and prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions. All classes are offered in the day and evening on a rotational basis to accommodate employment and family commitments.... [-]


Certificate in Computing Science

Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2018 Canada New Westminster Vancouver + 1 more

Graduation Requirements Successful completion of 30 credits 50% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College [+]

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of 30 credits 50% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

* A university transferable course is a course that transfer to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC - according to the BC Transfer Guide.

Course Requirements:

ENGL 1130 Academic Writing MATH 1120 Calculus I MATH 1220 Calculus II MATH 1130 Discrete Mathematics CMPT 1105 Intro to Computing Science & Programming CMPT 1110 C++ Programming CMPT 2200 Designing with Raspberry Pi Elective (3) University transferable elective* ... [-]

Diploma

Business Management - General Business (Diploma)

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2018 Canada New Westminster Vancouver + 2 more

In the General Business option of the Business Management Diploma Program, students develop fundamental business skills in their first year. In the second year of the program, students focus on a field of interest and can select courses in Accounting, Business, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Marketing and other areas. [+]

A successful BUSINESS MANAGER requires a well-rounded set of skills to guide businesses and organizations of all sizes towards their strategic goals. The Business Management Department has a comprehensive set of courses to help you build the skills sets you need for careers in business management, human resources, operations management, entrepreneurship and small business management.

Core Courses

All the certificates and diplomas in the Business Management department are built around a set of core courses that introduce you to the major areas that make up a comprehensive business education. These areas include: Management, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Computer Science, Law, Mathematics, Communications and Business Ethics. By starting with these core courses you can determine the areas of most interest and relevance to you and then choose a program specialized in the area most suited to your needs and personal career plan.... [-]


Hospitality Management Diploma

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2018 Canada New Westminster Vancouver + 2 more

Get the education you need to position yourself for a leadership track in hospitality accommodations and food and beverage sectors - in addition to several other careers in the hospitality industry - in the Hospitality Management diploma program. [+]

Get the education you need to position yourself for a leadership track in hospitality accommodations and food and beverage sectors - in addition to several other careers in the hospitality industry - in the Hospitality Management diploma program.

Learning with experienced industry professionals, you'll gain skills in areas such as front office processes, food and beverage operations, budgeting, marketing and event management. As you gain new skills, you will also gain valuable experience and contacts by working in community and Douglas College events. Many of our students also gain seasonal jobs - or permanent full-time jobs as graduates - at our student-run Career Days hiring fair every spring.... [-]


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