Douglas College was founded in 1970.It is the largest degree granting college in British Columbia, Canada, educating close to 24,000 students per year.
Douglas offers the most bachelor’s degrees and post degree programs of any college in B.C., and is noted for combining the academic foundations of a university with the career ready skills of a college. Each year, more than 16,000 students take for-credit courses at the college. The majority of these for-credit courses transfer to different research universities in B.C. and across Canada, providing students with flexible pathways to efficiently reach their academic goals. The College also offers hundreds of short term, high quality non-credit courses, programs and workshops to more than 8,500 students through Continuing Education and The Training Group, in areas such as business, music, health, perinatal, career development, industry training and more.
Douglas College has two major campuses in Metro Vancouver namely New Westminster and Coquitlam, as well as several smaller training centres in Surrey, Burnaby and Maple Ridge. With both main campuses directly on Sky Train lines, it is one of the most accessible post-secondary institutions in Metro Vancouver, drawing students from across the region.
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