Douglas College
Quick Facts:
Tuition: $3,900.00  Students: 14,000
PO Box 2503
New Westminster, BC      V3L 5B2
604 527 5400

Douglas College

Douglas College was established in 1970 as post-secondary institution near Vancouver, Canada. Named after the former Governor of British Columbia, Sir James Douglas, it is one of the biggest public colleges in British Columbia, with an annual enrollment of 8,000 continuing academic students and 14,000 credit students. Its motto is: "You can go anywhere from here." ... continued below

About Douglas College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The Douglas College has around 500 Full-time faculty staff and 100 Continuing Education Instructors. It operates at an annual budget of around $89 million, and has two major campuses, namely: the New Westminster Campus and the David Lam Campus. Its Training Centre in Surrey specializes in short-term training programs. In 2008, the David Lam Campus expanded its facilities to include a $40 million construction of the Health Sciences Centre. This facility is a great addition for students who are studying health Information Management, Psychiatric Nursing and Nursing.

Student Services and Student Life

Douglas offers the following services to its students: Campus services (Library, Bookstore, Computing & technology support, Sports & recreation, Directions, transit & parking, Daycare, Events, and Student ID cards.); Financial (Financial Aid, and Scholarships, bursaries and awards); Support and well-being (Office for New Students, International students, Academic advising, Aboriginal students, Women's Centre, Students with disabilities, Counselling, Career Resource Centre, Health & dental plan, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition Services, and the Douglas College Students' Union).

Students of Douglas College automatically become members of the Douglas Students’ Union (DSU), with offices at the David Lam and New Westminster campuses. It helps make students’ experiences more diverse and fun, adding activities, such as pub nights and dances, awareness campaigns, pancake breakfasts, and political and social campaigns. It also provides students the following privileges: Student Lounge (pool tables, study space and more), Student Advocacy, Pride Centre, Locker Rentals, Health & Dental Plan, Free Meeting Space, Free International Student ID Cards (world-wide travel discounts), Free day-planners (whole academic year), Discounted Copy & Fax services, Disability Resource Centre, and Charters Clubs & Associations (common interests and provision for match funding).

Students who belong to the DSU also become members of the Canadian Federation of Students, where they can work on national and provincial academic issues, such as provision of grants, improvement of students’ assistance, and tuition fee increases.

The College's Centre for Sports, Recreation and Wellness (CSRW) organizes activities such as: Campus Life, Community Programs, Recreation and Intramural Sports, Sports Institute, Varsity Athletics, and Wellness Programs. Their goal is to enhance the quality of life for the students who are studying at the New Westminster and David Lam campuses. There are also Fitness Centres, Health and Wellness, Youth Camps, and Gym Memberships. For serious athletes, they can compete and become part of the Royal varsity teams in Basketball, Badminton, Soccer, Baseball Volleyball, Rugby, Golf, Cross-Country, and Track.

Academic Programs

(UBC) Wood Products Processing Transfer Program

Academic Studies Certificate

Accounting Certificate

Accounting Management Diploma

Administrative Assistant Certificate

Animal Health Technology Diploma

Applied Bookkeeping Certificate

Associate of Arts (Future Teachers)

Associate of Arts Degree (Several Options)

Associate of Science Degree (Several Options)

Bachelor in Therapeutic Recreation Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care Degree

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching Degree

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing Degree (including diploma option)

Basic Musicianship Certificate

Basic Occupational Educational Program

Behavioural Interventionist (Autism) Citation

Business Management Diploma

Career and Employment Preparation Citation for Adults with a Disability

Child and Youth Care Counsellor Diploma

Classroom and Community Support Certificate/Diploma

Commerce and Business Administration Diploma

Communications Certificate

Community Social Service Worker Certificate/Diploma

Computer Science and Information Systems Diploma

Computing Science and Information Systems Certificate

Criminal Justice Studies Certificate

Criminology Diploma

Customer Service and Cashier Training Citation

Dental Assisting Certificate

Diploma in Arts

Diploma in General Studies

Diploma in Science

Dispensing Optician Certificate or Diploma

Early Childhood Education Certificate/Diploma

English as a Second Language Program

Financial Services Management Diploma

General Business Certificate

General Educational Development Tests

Health Care Support Worker Program

Health Information Management Diploma

Hotel and Restaurant Management Diploma

Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate

Legal Administrative Assistant Citation

Legal Studies Diploma

Light Warehouse Training Citation

Marketing Management Certificate

Marketing Management Citation

Marketing Management Diploma

Medical Office Assistant Certificate

Music - University Transfer Programs

New Venture Management Certificate

Office Administration Diploma

Office Assistant Citation

Performing and Fine Arts Certificate

Post-Degree Diploma in Physical Education

Print Futures: Professional Writing Diploma

Sign Language Interpretation Diploma

Sport Science Diploma

Stagecraft Program

Theatre Program

Therapeutic Recreation Diploma

Transitions Program

University Transfer Studies

Youth Justice Diploma

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Douglas offers students scholarships, awards and bursaries. The awards come from donations, the Financial Aid Office, and the Douglas College Foundation.

New Westminster Information

New Westminster is a tiny city located on the Burrard Peninsula, on the north bank of the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada. New Westminster is renowned throughout the region for the quality, creativity and innovation of its recreational programs, parks and garden displays and emerging cultural and heritage attractions.

Adjacent to major Highway systems, convenient to the Alex Fraser, Patullo and Port Mann bridges, and directly on the SkyTrain line, New Westminster is truly the centre of the Lower Mainland. No matter your age, or interests, this delightful city has something for every visitor. We invite you to visit BC's "Royal City" and take in all our hospitality has to offer.

In addition to 48 community parks, New Westminster offers inviting walking trails, exciting leisure activities and state-of-the-art recreation facilities. Take a nature walk through Hume Park, or a peaceful stroll through the gardens and tranquil ponds of Friendship Gardens. Glenbrook Ravine Park, on the old BC Penitentiary site, offers 12 acres of natural ravine setting with trails leading to a small meadow. Read on for more information about New Westminster's local outdoor attractions.


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