One of Canada's major public institutions offering degrees, Douglas College was established in 1970 and is situated in British Columbia. Programs in healthcare, business, the arts, and human services are available through Douglas College, along with university-level courses in science and the arts. In addition to its two main campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam's David Liam Campus suburban campus, the institute also operates a number of smaller training facilities in Surrey, Burnaby, and Maple Ridge. The college offers its students accommodation alternatives both on and off campus. They feature a sizable library with books, DVDs, articles, and tools to assist students in their studies. The college's research and creative resources are also housed in the Douglas Open Repository, or DOOR.
Along with many other recreational facilities, the site also contains a gym, a small box theater, and a big 300-seat proscenium theater. Over 24,000 people are enrolled at Douglas College, including 17,000 credit-seeking students, 8,500 continuing education enrollees, and about 4210 international students from 92 different nations. The academic faculty has about 960 people on it. Up to 10 bachelor's degree programs in Applied Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Physical Education and Coaching, Business Administration, Nursing, Therapeutic, Child and Youth Care, Recreation and the Performing Arts, Criminology, and Social Work are available at the college.
The Douglas College has catered alumni that have excelled in their career paths. Some of the notable alumni of the Douglas college include poet Elizabeth Bachinsky, author Carleigh Baker for short story collection Bad Endings, businessman Frank Guistra, Gold medalist wrestler in Olympic, Daniel Igali, actor Adrian Holmes, and author Sky Lee.
You'll take financial services classes, as well as courses in business law, personal selling, and management fundamentals, in the Diploma in Financial Services Management program. The course equips students with the financial knowledge necessary to pass a variety of industry licensure tests, including those for insurance, mutual funds, and investments. Additionally, you'll graduate prepared to take the Qualified Associate Financial Planner (QAFP) test offered by FP Canada.
This credential is transferable to Douglas College's Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Services program.
While you study, gain experience in a job.
Join the optional Co-operative Education Program, which alternates semesters of study with paid, full-time work in your profession, to put your talents to use. Before you graduate, you'll make money while developing your experience, résumé, and employment references. Planning for Co-op should begin two semesters in advance.
You'll put the theory and information you've learned in class into practice in a real-world business setting when you participate in the business internship program. You will be given duties and projects that junior management, marketing, business, administrative, and/or sales personnel do in the contemporary workplace during your unpaid part-time internship. You must get in touch with the Career Centre as soon as you begin your studies at Douglas College if you want to be admitted into the internship program or the Co-op program.
Tuition: $19102 per year
Successful recipients typically have an above average GPA (B equivalent or higher) and strong English language proficiency test scores (i.e. IELTS 7.0 and above, or equivalent).
Academics: 2.8 GPA