New Westminster renovations will make space for new program
By Mercedes Deutscher, News Editor
Douglas will be joining the ranks of other post-secondary institutions in the Lower Mainland as it gets set to host its own engineering program.
The new program will manifest itself as a two-year diploma, and is expected to start taking students in once the recently started renovations on the New Westminster Campus are completed. The renovations are accounting for the special spaces and labs required to run an engineering program.
Douglas may be offering the program as early as Fall 2016, should the renovations be completed by their scheduled date of mid-August. There has been no word on whether or not the program will be offered at the David Lam campus.
“Douglas College continues to grow and this renovation will enable us to keep pace with the demand for our programs,” said Dr. Kathy Denton, President of Douglas College, on the Douglas College website. “Our new engineering diploma is just one example of how we’re responding to the needs of employers and students, with in-demand credentials that have both an applied and an academic focus.”
The engineering program comes as part of the Douglas five-year strategic plan, which also includes providing more relevant content to its students.