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                                             DOUGLAS COLLEGE

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.


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 upgrading inEnglish 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 rigor 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. Explore your options with Campus Life. 


New Westminster Campus

700 Royal Ave., New Westminster, BC
1 block from New Westminster SkyTrain station


Hours are subject to change. 

Monday - Friday 

6:30am - 11pm 


6:30am - 7pm


8am - 6pm (limited access*)


Limited access*

* Access at level 2 by security. Valid current Douglas College ID must be shown to security.


604 527 5400
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Coquitlam Campus

1250 Pinetree Way
1 kilometre north of Coquitlam Centre mall


Hours are subject to change.

Monday - Friday 

6:30am - 11pm 


6:30am - 7pm






604 527 5400 
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Surrey Training Centre

10060 King George Hwy, Surrey, BC
A short walk from King George SkyTrain station


Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm

Phone: 604 588 7772
Email: surreytc@douglascollege.ca




Douglas College - A Community of Life-Long Learners

Mission Statement

At Douglas College, we commit to enhancing the skills, knowledge and values of life-long learners in meeting their goals.

At Douglas College, we respond to diverse community needs in a rapidly changing society.

Douglas College Goals

The goals of Douglas College are to:

provide an environment that welcomes and responds to the multicultural and diverse nature of our society.
provide an environment that encourages and celebrates individual initiative and responsibility.
provide appropriate student services and education programs for students with a wide diversity of age, background, experience, interests and special needs.
provide students with the opportunity to meet their career goals and to pursue, with success, studies at other post-secondary institutions.
provide an opportunity for students to obtain a broad general education that will develop their capacities and creative talents and enable them to grow as human beings and good citizens of their community in aesthetic and/or applied pursuits.
make our programs, services and facilities available to as many people as possible, through curriculum organization, flexible schedules, and convenient locations. ensure that our programs and services are affordable to students; correspondingly, that the College offers programs and services that are sustainable through time within its budget levels.
ensure that our programs have defined objectives and standards of excellence, evaluate them against their objectives and standards and make the results publicly available.
provide ongoing learning opportunities, and encourage professional development and self-improvement of our employees.
co-operate with community organizations whose interests and activities are consistent with those of the College, including the visual and performing arts, and recreation.

Douglas College Values

These guiding principles shape the Douglas College learning community and govern our decision-making.

We believe:

that students are our primary focus.
in fostering a dynamic, accessible and supportive teaching and learning environment that prizes excellence and innovation. We value creative and critical thinking and the will to challenge and be challenged.
in honoring the contribution and worth of all individuals. We welcome diversity with its rich complexity and believe that all voices need to be heard. that it is our duty to be thoughtful and caring stewards of the personal, physical and fiscal resources entrusted to us. We practice social, environmental and community responsibility.
that intellectual growth and exploration inspire well-rounded, responsible and contributing citizens. We invite everyone into the excitement and curiosity of learning.
in the power of dreams and in the power of education to make them come true.


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