History, Affiliations and Rankings
Coquitlam College, established in 1982, has a history of growing into one of Canada's finest colleges in the 40 years of its existence. It provides a strong foundation to its students in English Language studies, Humanities, Sciences and the Social Sciences through rigorous coursework and in 2013, the College was authorized to grant Associate of Arts degrees. Graduates from Coquitlam College enter the best universities in North America for further education. The college has earned membership and accreditation from various renowned organizations and associations of BC, such as BCCAT, FISA BC, and BC TEAL ARUCC. It has also met the EQA eligibility requirements that are set by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education. Also, it was one of the first two private institutions to become part of the BC Transfer System, under which students enrolled at Coquitlam can transfer to other universities in British Columbia to complete their degree programs.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
This college has two campuses, the main Coquitlam Campus and the Surrey Satellite Campus. The main campus is located at the heart of Greater Vancouver, offers outdoor green spaces as well as an indoor gymnasium where its students can participate in various sports activities. The Surrey Satellite campus on the other hand, is primarily built for the first-year students that are enrolled in the Associate of Arts degrees, and is located at the center of one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada. Coquitlam College offers three academic pathways - University Transfer Program, High School Program and the English Studies program - which allow students to transition from high school to University well-prepared. Students enrolled at Coquitlam can spend one or two years at the College before transferring to other universities in British Columbia to complete their courses. International students can also apply for the short-term Summer or Winter courses at Coquitlam to improve their proficiency in English language and learn about living, learning and culture in Canada.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Coquitlam College is one of the finest Colleges in Canada that aims to offer a key to success and show the right path for the future. Students from around the globe choose this College for its superb educational standards and the highly instructed and experienced faculty. Coquitlam is a member institution of the EduCanada brand and has consistently stood out as a high-quality Canadian institution providing high-quality education programs. The College is also well-connected with academic organizations within British Columbia and produces qualified graduates who have a track record of getting accepted to some of the best universities in USA. Coquitlam College annually organizes an alumni reunion for its past graduates to help them reunite with old friends and network.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Coquitlam College has a diverse student body, with several international students choosing the College annually. At a time, 3 different languages can be heard in the hallways of the College. Students are encouraged to spend as much time outside the classroom as inside. There are plenty of activities to get involved in - from music and movie clubs to field trips, sports activities, workshops and fun events for the students to socialize, explore and make connections. Coquitlam College also has a Career Center that offers assistance to the students in finding jobs and volunteer opportunities and getting help with curating their Resume and Cover Letter.