Career and Employment Preparation (Certificate)

New Westminster
Learning Format
Admission Type
Limited Enrolment


The Career and Employment Preparation (CAEP) Program is designed to assist individuals with barriers to employment. Students identify a realistic, achievable career goal and make a plan to reach that goal. They learn and practice the skills needed to be successful in further vocational training. The program includes four weeks of work placement, where students demonstrate the employability skills they have practiced in the classroom. NOTE: International students are not currently eligible for this program. For more information, contact Douglas College International.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 15 credits
  • 50% (8 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

CAEP 0100

Assessment and Intake


CAEP 0201

Career Exploration and Planning


CAEP 0202

Job Preparation and Maintenance


CAEP 0203

Interpersonal Skills for the Work Place


CAEP 0204

Job Search Skills


CAEP 0205

Work Placement


Total Credits



Admissions Requirements

A preliminary interview with the instructor is required for acceptance into the program.


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Career Pathways

Each graduate of the Career and Employment Preparation (CAEP) Program will have the skills, experience and confidence to enter the work force or pursue further training in an occupation they identified and researched in the program.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.