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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Post Secondary Transition Programs & Courses

DOUGLAS COLLEGE: "Articulation Agreements"

As students prepare for graduation from high school, they are encouraged to explore some of the articulation agreements that School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) has with Douglas College that allows for either:

  • earning a reserved seat(s) for the top applying Coquitlam student(s), or
  • post secondary credit for courses completed in high school

For a complete list of programs and agreements, see the link in the right column under Douglas College.

COQUITLAM CONTINUING EDUCATION: "Vocational Training Programs"


CONCURRENT STUDIES: "Simon Fraser University" and "Douglas College"

Simon Fraser University (SFU):
If you are a BC secondary student with superior academic standing (90% average or higher), you can apply to take courses at SFU as a concurrent studies student. You can take one or two SFU courses while still attending secondary school.

For more information about SFU, see their link on the right under "Concurrent Studies" and/or you can email Callen Clarke, admission co-ordinator  ( and she can help you out.

Douglas College (DC):
Douglas College has created an opportunity for high school students to enroll in college courses while attending grade 12. Students may apply for Concurrent Studies and register in any first-year university transfer course offered at the college. Pre-requisites are waived for Concurrent Studies students (thought students may need to write an English assessment in order to register for English or Communications classes).

EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY (ECU) : "Headstart in Art"

The application process is now open September 2017's intake.

This "Drawing & 2D Language" course (FNDT 106) will be available to current Grade 11 or 12 students or recent graduates from any of the secondary schools in School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) and surrounding area. The course will carry degree credit at ECU and transfer credit to other Fine Art programs. The course is particularly aimed at students considering post-secondary studies in visual art, media art or design - students who achieve a B grade or higher will be approved to have the portfolio component of their ECU first year application waived.

The course will run Tuesday evenings (6.00pm - 9.00pm) from Sept. 5 to Dec. 5 (inclusive) at Gleneagle Secondary School.

This course introduces students to the methods, materials and concepts of drawing, both as a visual language and as a tool for enhancing perceptual awareness. While investigating process and developing a critical vocabulary, students will begin to acquire the skills to translate immediate observation and ideas into 2-dimensional form. In-class projects and assignments will encompass various aspects of drawing, while visual presentations and class discussion will introduce students to contemporary and historical ideas of art and design.

For more information and application, see the link on the right under "Emily Carr University".




School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828