Douglas College to offer Geological Resources Diploma

Looking to break into the mining industry?

Douglas College will be offering a Geological Resources Diploma this fall.

The two-year program will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in mining and mining exploration.

“This diploma bridges the gap between finding employment and getting a degree,” said David Waddington, chair of the Earth and Environmental Sciences department. “Students who graduate from this program can go to work right away or continue to a university degree.”

The diploma program features a flexible program structure and most courses are university transferable to the research universities in B.C.

“There is no other program like this offered in the province,” Waddington said. “Douglas College is really expanding options for students and providing the hands-on training they need to start their careers.”

The creation of this diploma program comes as approximately 40 percent of the current workforce in the mining industry will need to be replaced in the next 10 years, opening up many opportunities for grads.

Students interested in the program can apply now to start in September.

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