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DOUGLAS COLLEGE, NEW WESTMINSTER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - PROGRAMS

New Westminster, British ColumbiaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1970Established Year
  24801Enrollment

Diploma (Veterinary Technology)

 2 years
 65 Credits
 full time
  English
 on campus

$ 14,400 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • The Diploma in Veterinary Technology at Douglas College is offered as 2 years or 4-term teaching program.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • Students required to successfully complete 64 credits.
  • This Diploma degree program in Veterinary Technology started in the fall.
  • The curriculum includes both theoretical and practical aspects of providing small and large animal nursing, assisting veterinarians, and performing laboratory, radiology, and anesthesia procedures.
  • Graduation from this CVBC, CCAC- and CVMA-accredited program enables Students to write the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and thus qualify for registration in Canada and in many parts of the United States as a Registered Veterinary Technologist.
  • Students will be well versed in many fields of animal health care, animal management, and laboratory procedures.
  • The student-faculty ratio of the program is 26:1.
  • Douglas College offers nearly $100,000 in entrance scholarships to new international students each year who have proven to be successful in their previous academic studies.
  • Students may have job opportunities as a Veterinary Assistant, Laboratory animal caretakers, Animal control workers, work in veterinary clinics/hospitals, etc.
  • The average salary of the graduate goes up to 42,425 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration2 years
Total Credits65
Fees$ 31,526 for 2 years or 65 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - May 31)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Program Urlhttps://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/catalogue/programs/DPVTEC

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete BC secondary school graduation (or the equivalent in another school system).
  • Students have one course short of BC secondary school graduation.
  • Government regulations and program policy require students to be a minimum age of 18 years by December 31 of the year of the program start.
  • Completion of the following courses (or equivalents) by the application deadline (exception for secondary school students):
    • Chemistry 11 with a minimum of C+ (Chemistry 12 with a minimum of C+ fulfills this requirement)
    • Biology 11 with a minimum of C+ (Biology 12 with a minimum of C+ fulfills this requirement)
    • One grade 12 Science course with a minimum of C+ (Chemistry 12, Biology 12, Geology 12, Physics 12)
    • Foundations of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11 or Pre-calculus 12 with a minimum of C.

Language Requirements:

  • Students must have strong English skills. 
  • The students whose official language is not English must submit the English Language Proficiency scores like IELTS or TOEFL.
  • If the student does not meet the language requirements they can take English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA) program and complete it and pursue this program.


Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • Two Reference Letter: The two personal admissions reference letters from coaches, PE teachers, or community leaders verifying physical education, sport or work experience, and a character reference.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
  • Students have to submit English Language requirement scores like TOEFL, IELTS, etc.


Application Deadline

Fall
May 31


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

83 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

56 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearsYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$14400$14400
Health insurance$375$375
Others$988$988
Total fees$15763$15763

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 9,000

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Student visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
  • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A Student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a student visa:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • "On-campus" is defined as employment facilities within the boundaries of the campus. Students are only allowed to work on the campus at which they are registered as a Full-Time student.
  • The student may work on-campus without a work permit if:
    • Is a full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • Have a valid study permit
    • Have a valid SIN 
  • International students can work off-campus if the student is:
    • full-time student enrolled at Douglas College
    • In an academic program that is at least 6 months in duration and that leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate
    • Have a valid study permit, valid SIN
  • To maintain working eligibility off-campus, most students must be enrolled full-time (9 credits minimum).
  • Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week during academic sessions.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Veterinary assistant
  • Laboratory animal caretaker
  • Trainer
  • Veterinary technicians
  • Animal control worker
  • Conservation and forest technicians


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