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Your guide to lifelong learning. Welcome to Langara Continuing Studies (CS). Want to upgrade your skills in accounting, switch to a career in digital film production, or start a new hobby making jewelry? We offer a rich and diverse range of lifelong learning opportunities and we’re here to help. Let us be your guide: • Interested in a program? Get a snapshot of the benefits and features of each program by using this guidebook. For in-depth details on instructors, course schedules, FAQs etc, visit our website at www.langara.ca/cs • Looking for a course? Many of our courses can be taken individually. Check out our website or our handy online course schedule to see what works best for you: www.langara.ca/cs-course-schedule • Exploring options? Attend an info session to get your questions answered and discover your passion. Go to page 40 for a list of upcoming events. • Ready to register? We have five ways to register. Flip to page 2 to see the options available to you. • Want to stay informed? Learn about upcoming educational opportunities, information sessions, and important announcements. Connect with us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter online.

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WESLEY DAVID SCOTT | SUCCESS STORY Wesley David Scott is a singer-songwriter who moved to Vancouver just over two years ago in the hopes of making a name for himself in the music industry. But as many creative endeavors go, he hit a snag. Then he found Langara Continuing Studies. Wesley’s indie-rock solo project, Zulu Panda, although acclaimed for its mix of heartland rock and grunge coupled with a pop sensibility, needed a kick-start. “I was at a point with my music where I didn’t know what to do to get to the next level. I was struggling with writing, playing shows without confidence and bumbling through the business side of things. I wanted more from my music and from myself.” In the fall of 2013, he enrolled in the Langara CS Singer-Songwriter program and was able to learn what he needed to push forward: the critical thinking to craft and develop a song, the performance skills to confidently take the stage, the technical know-how to record a proper demo, and the basics of music theory and business. Wesley credits the instructors – all industry professionals – as a key strength of the program, citing their wealth of knowledge, broad experience, approachability, and practical teachings as invaluable to the overall success of the students. Moreover, with small class sizes, a creative and open learning environment, and a goal-oriented curriculum, he was able to complete the program with recordings of his hard work. “This program was a needed stepping stone for me and was invaluable in the knowledge and confidence it gave me. I am regularly surprised at how much I’ve accomplished since finishing – gigs, touring, recording, networking, you name it,” he shared. “I’ve still got a long way to go though and it’s up to me to figure out how to succeed, but taking this program was one of the best decisions of my life.”

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2016

ADVERTISING COPYWRITING ADVERTISING & DESIGN COMEDY ARTS COMMERCIAL ILLUSTRATION CREATIVE WRITING DIGITAL FILM DIGITAL MEDIA DIGITAL MUSIC PRODUCTION GRAPHIC NOVEL & COMIX IDEATION & CREATIVE LEADERSHIP PERFORMING ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR FILM & TV PUNJABI PERFORMING ARTS SINGER-SONGWRITER VISUAL ARTS

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Rob Showell | 604.218.1795 rshowell@langara.ca

Advertising Copywriting

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $400 to $525 per course

The Advertising Copywriting Certificate Program has expanded to include 15 courses. In addition to writing for print, radio, television, and the web, aspiring copywriters will learn creative problem solving and how to work with an art director, plus design software, visual communications, and social media. We focus on the role of the copywriter in the creation, presentation, and execution of advertising concepts, ads, and campaigns. Students will acquire skills necessary for a career practising the craft, art, and science of copywriting. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs/copywriting

Lenke Sifko | 604.218.7413 lsifko@langara.ca

Advertising & Design

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $484 to $535 per course

The Advertising and Design Certificate Program is designed to train art directors and communication designers for employment in the advertising, communication design, and marketing industry. The curriculum provides students with in-depth, industry-relevant training that fosters solid visual, strategic, conceptual, typographic, problem-solving, and technical skills. Students will develop professional skills through written and oral presentations, teamwork, project management, and the exploration of new advertising trends and emerging technologies. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs/design

Rob Showell | 604.218.1795 rshowell@langara.ca

Comedy Arts

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $350 to $400 per course

This program is designed to help students develop the confidence, skill set, and professional knowledge necessary to compete in the comedy industry as a writer, performer, and/or producer. It takes a 360-degree approach to comedy, including historical perspective; leading-edge trends; the production and marketing of events and performances; as well as self-marketing in the entertainment industry. The program has partnered with Vancouver’s Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club to expose students to a broad range of comedic talent and provide a venue for student performances. This is the only local part-time program dedicated to training comedy writers and performers. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs/illustration

Jeff Burgess | 604.323.5964 jburgess@langara.ca

Commercial Illustration

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $410 to $560 per course

The Commercial Illustration program is for individuals who wish to pursue a career in illustration, or to update specific illustration skills. It consists of 16 courses that include traditional art training such as Life Drawing and Media Techniques to Drawing for Illustration, as well as working with digital applications like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. The emphasis is on developing a personal style and voice, along with honing skills that enable individuals to accomplish traditional and digital storyboarding, advertising, and editorial illustration. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs/illustration

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Rob Showell | 604.218.1795 rshowell@langara.ca

Creative Writing

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Cost: $69 to $400 per course

If you’ve got a story to tell, we can help you tell it. If you don’t have a story, but feel the desire to write, we have instructors who will help you create one. All our instructors are accomplished working professionals who know what it’s like to stare at a blank page. From short stories, novels, and non-fiction to comedy sketches and plays, we have courses for aspiring writers in all genres. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs/creative-writing

Annat Kennet | 604.323.5561 akennet@langara.ca

Digital Film

Type: Full-time and Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Mon-Fri Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: Full-time pgrms: $6,600 $8,350 Part-time courses costs vary

Looking to train as a filmmaker? We offer three full-time, professional, hands-on technical and creative options: Digital Film Production, a comprehensive 16-week program covering all aspects of pre- and post-production, including music video and drama; Documentary Film Production, an intensive 16-week program specializing in non-fiction film production; and Art of DSLR Video Camera and Lighting for training in DSLR cinematography and filmmaking. Direct, shoot, and edit your own graduation projects for film festival submission. Digital Film Production offers a part-time option, and courses may be taken individually on evenings and weekends.

Lenke Sifko | 604.218.7413 lsifko@langara.ca

Digital Media

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $484 to $535 per course

The Digital Media series is a collection of production software courses for anyone interested in working with digital imagery. All courses are taught by top creative professionals from the applied arts industry. These courses are in-depth and designed to provide students with strong foundational skills right from the beginning. You do not need any previous experience for all Level 1 courses. Courses are taught on the Macintosh platform.

Deborah Holland | 604.218.4824 dholland@langara.ca

Digital Music Production

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $11,475 + equipment

Digital Music Production is an intensive, one-year, full-time program designed for modern, independent music producers and composers to work in recording, film, TV, gaming, advertising, and multimedia. Students will develop a wide range of skills and gain hands-on experience in a home studio and a professional recording studio. Professional production software will include Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Native Instruments Komplete, Miroslav Philharmonik, and ProTools. Acceptance into this program is based on an interview and demo submission process.

Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/dfp

Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs/digital-media

Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/dmp

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Jeff Burgess | 604.323.5964 jburgess@langara.ca

Graphic Novel & Comix

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $410 to $549 per course

This 12-course program offers individuals a career as a graphic novelist and comic book illustrator. Working with digital applications like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Manga Studio, students will learn about lettering, layout, and colouring specific to comic book art. Students will examine critical business issues such as publishing, self-promotion, copyright, and contract laws for graphic novelists. The program will help develop personal style and skills that enable individuals to accomplish traditional and digital storytelling in a sequential narrative capacity. Students will produce a commercially viable graphic novel or comic book series as their graduation project. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/comix

Lenke Sifko | 604.218.7413 lsifko@langara.ca

Ideation & Creative Leadership

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $484 per course

To thrive in today’s creative industries, creativity is a necessity: it is part culture, part process, and part skilled practice. Creative leadership involves cultivating diverse ways of thinking, generating innovative ideas, and developing skills to direct yourself and groups through a creative process to tangible results. If you are interested in exploring the creative process while learning how to be successful as a creative professional, then our Ideation and Creative Leadership Program is for you. Solve tough problems, create breakthrough ideas, and achieve innovative results through this dynamic program. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs/creative

Brad Gibson | 604.323.5273 bgibson@langara.bc.ca

Performing Arts

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/Studio Credential: Certificate Cost: $187 to $275 per course

Are you a beginner interested in acting? A professional wanting further training and support? A working actor seeking professional development, new skills, or a return to process in a class/ studio setting? We offer beginner courses that introduce you to the world of performance, as well as advanced options for industry professionals looking for ongoing training and development. Our courses are taught by practised instructors and working professionals who are compelled to explore the art, structure, and history of performance in all its forms. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs/performing-arts

Jim Balderston | 604.323.5928 jbalderston@langara.ca

Photography

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/Online Credential: Certificate Cost: $475 to $525 per 12-session course

Our certificate program is one of the largest, most comprehensive part-time photography programs in Canada. It is designed for all types of students, including beginner photographers, passionate hobbyists, and those interested in pursuing a career in professional photography. Students taking the basic level courses in this program do not need any previous training or experience in photography and there is no application process. To qualify for certification, you must complete 18 courses: nine required courses and nine electives. Students may take as long as they wish to complete the program. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/photography

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Annat Kennet | 604.323.5561 akennet@langara.ca

Production Design for Film & TV

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Jan Schedule: Mon-Wed Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $5,700 plus small material costs

Production Design is a one-of-a-kind, 12-week intensive training program. Taught by working production designers, this hands-on program trains students from arts or similar backgrounds in the aesthetics and process of production design, the roles and responsibilities of the art department crew, the necessary computer software programs, and the skills required to work or gain an entry-level position in the art department of a professional film or television production.

Brad Gibson | 604.323.5273 bgibson@langara.bc.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Mon/Weds mornings Location: Royal Academy of Bhangra, Surrey, British Columbia Delivery: Studio/Lecture Credential: Certificate Cost: $1100/semester

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Courses in this program may not be taken individually. www.langara.ca/production

Punjabi Performing Arts This in-depth program offers training by master teachers in the traditional forms of Punjabi music and Punjabi folk dance. The certificates are approved by the Canadian Dance Teacher’s Association and offered through the Royal Academy of Bhangra (Surrey, BC) in partnership with the Punjabi University (Patiala, India). These certificates offer a deeper understanding and connection to the underlying histories, themes, and technical aspects of the dance movements as well as the specifics of Punjabi folk music composition and instrumentation, providing a greater level of interpretation, expression, and literacy of Punjabi folk art. Both music and dance certificates will be taught concurrently - music of the dances and dancers for the music. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs

Deborah Holland | 604.218.4824 dholland@langara.ca

Singer-Songwriter

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $4335 Cost + iPad

The Singer-Songwriter program gives the aspiring singer/songwriter the tools necessary to develop their identity and function in today’s music business environment. Designed to fit the needs of novice and advanced singers/songwriters, the program enables students to hone their skills and gain knowledge and practical experience writing songs, performing live, and recording demos, while also learning about the legal and practical aspects of the music business and up-to-date marketing and promotion methods. The program is 14 weeks long and five nights a week, and admission is dependent upon an audition. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/singer-songwriter

Jeff Burgess | 604.323.5964 jburgess@langara.ca

Visual Arts

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $209 to $305 per course

Make a bold stroke using line, colour, form, and innovative design. Our wide array of visual arts courses boasts a full and talented roster of professional artists and teachers who will guide the discovery and refinement of your artistic vision. Expand your drawing techniques and sharpen your essential skills with courses like Drawing Fundamentals, Creating with Soft Pastels, and About Face: Explorations in Portraiture. Develop your painterly approach in watercolours, acrylics, and oils with exciting options like Abstract Painting, Old Master Methods in Oil, and Painting with Watercolours. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs/visual-arts

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“The program gave me a great business foundation and showed me the steps I needed to take.”


DUSHAN KARUNASENA | SUCCESS STORY At an early age, Dushan Karunasena knew he wanted to start his own business. The native Sri Lankan – who earned a degree in agriculture – grew up interested in everything from architecture and painting to décor and fashion. Eventually, the well-travelled designer’s creative pursuits led him to Canada where his dream to be his own boss trumped the intimidating challenges of running his own business. Among other things, Dushan was particularly skilled at floral design and aspired to start a floral boutique where he could create elegant and modern displays. Unfortunately, his first attempt at this business idea struggled. Then he found the Self-Employment program at Langara Continuing Studies and what he learned turned his business around. “The program gave me a great business foundation and showed me the steps I needed to take. The marketing instruction helped me focus my business’ direction and showed me that my creative work would be best suited for the wedding and event industry,” he said.

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2016

CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT ENERGY MANAGEMENT GENERAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INSURANCE INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING IN BC JUSTICE INSTITUTE OF BC - WORKPLACE CONFLICT RESOLUTION MANAGEMENT SKILLS PROFESSIONAL BUILDING MANAGER PROFESSIONAL SALES PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Dushan rebranded his business, naming it Dushan Flowers, and consulted with his instructors on how to develop strong relationships and valuable business connections within the wedding industry. In subsequent years, Dushan Flowers earned award nominations, television and magazine features, and most importantly, substantial growth in the business.

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Dushan’s passion and creativity still drives his work, something his business – and his clients – surely benefit from. “I get a great sense of satisfaction hearing reviews from my brides and grooms on how my floral displays played a huge role in making their wedding day perfect.”

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The value of his Continuing Studies experience at Langara isn’t lost on Dushan either, “I knew I needed some help. The Self-Employment program gave me the skills, support, connections, and confidence I needed to achieve my dream.”

REAL ESTATE INVESTING REAL ESTATE TRADING REAL PROPERTY ANALYST

SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUPERVISORY SKILLS TRAINING FOR CONSTRUCTION VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

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John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Construction and Development

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $237 to $684 per course

This program provides the skills and knowledge to conceptualize and complete construction projects on budget. Graduates gain a thorough understanding of the physical aspects related to residential properties. They will also learn specific issues surrounding construction projects and how to tackle these issues to ensure the project is kept on track. Instructors who are experts in their field provide practical and relevant content for today’s construction standards. These courses are approved by the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) for continuing professional development. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/real-estate

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Energy Management

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $430 to $560 per course

Energy management is critical in any organization to better control costs and energy efficiencies. In partnership with Natural Resources Canada, this program enables informed decisions on energy-related matters. Graduates learn techniques to identify needs to plan and monitor implementation of energy management information systems, re-commission buildings, and finance energy projects. This program will also ensure students have a full spectrum of knowledge in building construction and building operations that is important in energy management decisions. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/real-estate

Oren Lupo | 604.323.5971 olupo@langara.ca

General Business Management

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $415 - $684 per course

The General Business Management Certificate provides a career-oriented foundation in business management and organizational leadership skills. It is designed to be a basic academic credential for new managers and those looking to advance their career. Identify your managerial strengths and discover pathways to improve your communication and financial skills. Learn the fundamentals of human resources management, business communications, and information management. Discover how to optimize planning, administration, business process, and leadership as a manager.

*Total cost may differ depending on choice of electives.

Courses in this program may be taken individually in any order. www.langara.ca/general-business

Oren Lupo | 604.323.5971 olupo@langara.ca

Insurance

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Cost: $599 per course + $275 for textbook

The General Insurance Essentials (GIE) course is your pathway to a rewarding career in the growing and diverse field of insurance. It covers all the fundamentals of insurance practice for beginning students, and fulfills the educational requirements for obtaining a Level 1 Salesperson/Adjuster licence. The course also prepares you for writing the Level 1 licensing exam, which is included as part of the course fee. For more information on the GIE program requirements, licensing, and careers in the insurance industry, visit the Insurance Institute of British Columbia website at www.insuranceinstitute.ca. Required textbooks (GIE C81 Part 1 & 2) are available from the Langara Bookstore. www.langara.ca/insurance

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Yasmin Virji | 604.218.1783 yvirji@langara.ca

Introduction to Engineering in BC

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $195 to $455 per course

This program prepares internationally trained engineers, technicians, and technologists with industry specific skills in technical engineering. Learn the practical and non-technical skills necessary to gain employment in an engineering environment. The curriculum is designed to familiarize students with Canadian workplace culture in BC’s engineering sector. Students will develop professional skills that are industry based and sought by employers. The certificate includes a workplace practicum. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs/iebc

Oren Lupo | 604.323.5971 olupo@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Credential: Certificate Cost: $387 to $597 per course

Justice Institute of BC - Workplace Conflict Resolution If you haven’t taken conflict resolution training in the past, or if you are looking to learn about a particular topic in the field, get started with one or more of our general-interest JIBC courses. Many courses are offered with no prerequisites and require no past experience in the conflict resolution field. Courses are designed to help you communicate more creatively and improve relationships in your workplace, family, and community. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/jibc

Oren Lupo | 604.323.5971 olupo@langara.ca

Management Skills

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, Sep Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $315 per course

Are you currently a supervisor or manager, or wanting to become one? Develop your communication skills and enhance your ability to lead and motivate others. Explore ways to deal more effectively with difficult people and difficult situations. The Management Skills Certificate includes four weekend (Sat and Sun) courses: Leading and Managing People, Communicating Effectively, Managing for Success and Managing in Conflict. Courses feature activities, group work, case studies and role-plays of practical skills. Courses in this program may be taken individually in any order. www.langara.ca/management-skills

Professional Building Manager

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $237 to $560 per course

Learn to oversee the daily operations of a given site. Our Professional Building Manager Program provides supervisory and management skills related to building operations for residential and commercial buildings, as well as hospitality and health facilities. The core courses develop essential knowledge and skills in building management, building operating systems, communications, and tenant relations, as well as creating productive relationships with staff, trades, and those on a property management team. Through a partnership with the BC Non-Profit Housing Association, we also offer a Social Housing Certificate designed for staff, managers, and volunteers who are involved in social housing operations or development. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/real-estate

* Registered Education Provider. PMP®, is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute. Inc.

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Lynn Kitchen | 604.323.5134 lkitchen@langara.ca

Professional Sales

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Delivery: Online Credential: Certificate Cost: $349 per course

The Professional Sales Certificate - Online Program provides you with a proven system to increase your sales. If you are looking at sales as a career option, or already have sales experience and want to develop a sales process, this in-depth program will introduce you to exciting new ways to achieve sales success and help you achieve your full potential as a salesperson. The Certificate consists of four 18-hour courses: Successful Selling Strategies; Persuasion, Communication, and Relationship Building; Motivation, Closing, and Keeping Clients; and the Sales and Planning Toolkit. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/sales

Rob Clark | 604.862.3953 rclark@appliedmanagement.com

Project Management

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, Apr, Sep Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/Online Credential: Certificate Cost: $5,500

Professional project management is a highly valued and transferable skill set. It combines planning, organizing, and controlling resources to meet timelines, quality standards, risk factors, and budgets. Certified project managers are in demand all over the world in all types of industries. The Advanced Project Management Certificate Program is an opportunity for you to apply proven methods and practices in your field of experience. You will receive instruction and support from PMP速 certified instructors who have extensive experience managing real-world projects. www.langara.ca/project-management

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $400 to $684 per course

Property Management This program delivers comprehensive knowledge for success in property management. Our residential and commercial courses cover legal, operating, and management topics related to rental buildings, strata buildings, and commercial properties including office, retail, and shopping centre developments. The balance of the program develops essential skills in communications, negotiation and dispute resolution, financial statement review, and building operations. Graduates and licensed strata managers can further their studies with the Advanced Strata Management course, which is eligible for the Relicensing Education Program credit through the Professional Association of Management Agents. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/real-estate

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $430 to $560 per course

Real Estate Construction, Development, and Investing Courses in this area give students an understanding of real estate investing, real estate development, commercial leases, house construction, and renovation planning. We offer a diversity of courses: from staging your home for sale to teaching building managers, property managers, and owners how to operate a fire-safe building, to Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) and REIC (Real Estate Institute of Canada) courses. Through our partnership with Natural Resources Canada, we also offer a series of six courses on how to plan, monitor, finance, and re-commission buildings. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/real-estate

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John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Real Estate Investing

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $130 to $684 per course

Without the right knowledge and skills real estate investing can have adverse effects. This certificate program will provide students with the skills and knowledge to be equipped to become an informed real estate investor. These courses examine the principles and techniques of real estate valuation, mathematics, finance, investment analysis, and law. Students can develop their knowledge in different areas of related expertise, such as real estate development, commercial lease analysis, condo investing, commercial property investing, and buying income properties. Courses are offered on evenings and weekends as a flexible, self-paced, part-time option. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/real-estate

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Real Estate Trading

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $60 to $684 per course

This program provides a strong foundation in real estate to allow graduates to work in the trading services field. Courses examine the principles and techniques of real estate valuation, mathematics, investment analysis, and law. Elective courses allow students to develop their knowledge in different areas of related expertise, such as property management, residential construction, building operating systems, financial statement review, and negotiation. Students will be prepared for the Licensing exam and tutorial classes are available. Prep courses are also available for the Real Estate Brokers Licence exam. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/real-estate

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Real Property Analyst

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $300 to $684 per course

This certificate provides a strong academic foundation in real estate investment analysis, with practical knowledge of the operating aspects of income-producing real estate. Core courses examine the principles and techniques of real estate valuation, mathematics, investment analysis, and law, and also allows students to develop their knowledge in different areas of related expertise. The program creates pathways for students to obtain the Trading Services License, Rental Property Management License or to continue their studies with UBC and work towards the professional designation in appraisal from the Appraisal Institute of Canada. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/real-estate

David Schulte | 604.351.9948 dschulte@langara.ca

Self-Employment

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Weekdays Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $1995

Do you have a business idea? Make it happen through our dynamic Self-Employment Program. Start your own business and take control of your future. This program helps you start and run your own business, and includes skills training, business plan preparation, financial planning, and one-on-one business consultation. Learn how to create a successful business venture and turn your dream into reality. Classes are held Monday to Friday at the 601 West Broadway campus. EI clients may be eligible for financial support; contact a WorkBC Employment Services Centre for details. Courses in this program may not be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs/self-employment

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BUSINESS

Oren Lupo | 604.323.5971 olupo@langara.ca

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $260 - $415 per course

Our Small Business Management and Ownership Certificate includes five practical courses (3 required, 2 electives) that enable students to advance their entrepreneurial goals with confidence. Courses cover the development and testing of business ideas; improving planning, operations, sales and marketing, and customer service; and producing and analyzing financial documents and reports. Using real-world business examples and students’ own businesses (whether already in operation or at the idea stage), instructors help students quickly develop the knowledge and skills needed to grow their businesses. Courses in this program may be taken individually in any order. www.langara.ca/small-business

Oren Lupo | 604.323.5971 olupo@langara.ca

Supervisory Skills Training for Construction

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, Sep Schedule: Daytime Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $2,400*

This program is delivered in partnership with Avitan Business Resources, a leading provider of training and management consulting for the construction industry, it is aimed at developing the leadership and crew management abilities of construction supervisors. The six-course program teaches practical management skills directly related to on-the-job operations, priorities, challenges, and opportunities. It can be completed in as short a time as one term, with daytime classes that are focused on learning to plan, lead, organize, and control building work-site activities.

*Includes course materials and in-class lunch.

Courses in this program may be taken individually in order. www.langara.ca/supervisory-training

Eleanor J. Clarke | 604.677.0198 eclarke@langara.ca

Volunteer Coordinator

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $255 to $575 per course

This new program provides the skills needed to work with a volunteer workforce. Learn how to recruit, manage, motivate and retain loyal volunteers; understand why people volunteer, generational differences in volunteering, and create an environment that not only supports volunteers but utilizes them effectively. The certificate offers evening and weekend classes with five required courses. Courses may be taken in any order, as long as pre-requisites are met. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/volunteer-coordinator

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Continuing Studies Real Estate Diploma – January 2016 Discover a career in Real Estate. Courses are classroom-based and offered on evenings and weekends. Learn more. John Neuls 604.323.5409 | jneuls@langara.bc.ca | www.langara.bc.ca/real-estate

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The new articulation agreement between Langara College and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is welcome news as it offers students more opportunity and flexibility. It allows students in the Professional Accounting and Advanced Accounting programs to receive transfer credit towards TRU’s Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), creating a seamless pathway towards their Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. To qualify for the CPA Professional Education Program, students must have a degree, but traditionally, Continuing Studies courses are not transferable to degree or diploma programs. With this agreement, students can now transfer their courses to TRU for credit upon completion of the CS accounting programs.

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2016

PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING ADVANCED ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL BOOKKEEPER PERSONAL INVESTMENT PLANNING

Students can receive up to 33 credits from Langara CS’s Professional Accounting program and up to 18 credits from the Advanced Accounting program towards TRU’s Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), totaling up to 51 credits that can be applied towards their degree – almost half of the 120 credits needed for degree completion. Moreover, Thompson Rivers conveniently offers online and distanceed courses via their Open Learning Division, allowing students to take courses remotely. Natalie Lai, program coordinator for Langara CS accounting programs is thrilled at the opportunity this articulation agreement offers students. “It positions Langara as a viable option for students who want to pursue their professional accounting designation but need the courses to fit their busy schedules. It’s a perfect fit for students who have full-time jobs or families and can’t step away from their work for four years to study full-time. With this agreement, they have an opportunity to work and still pursue their CPA designation.”

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ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

Natalie Lai | 604.323.5193 csaccounting@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $315 to $615 per course

Professional Accounting Develop the knowledge and skills you need to effectively communicate, manage and lead in today’s business environment. This certificate integrates accounting with general business and information technology tools, allowing students to maximize their contributions to an organization’s success. After completing this program, you will be in an excellent position to compete for accounting-related management positions. The certificate covers financial accounting, management accounting, and finance as well as business courses on law, economics, communications, statistics, and information systems. Courses are recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) towards entry into their programs. Courses may be taken individually; courses with prerequisites require coordinator approval. www.langara.ca/csaccounting

Natalie Lai | 604.323.5193 csaccounting@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $499 to $615 per course

Advanced Accounting There are new demands on the skill set and education of accountants: rapidly advancing technology, globalization of business and industry, and a strong focus on business ethics. This certificate meets those demands by integrating advanced accounting skills with changes in the role of an accountant, allowing Professional Accounting graduates or students who have completed the course prerequisites to continue with an advanced certificate. The certificate covers advanced topics including management accounting, financial accounting, taxation, auditing, strategy and accounting systems. Courses are recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) towards entry into their programs. Courses may be taken individually; courses with prerequisites require coordinator approval. www.langara.ca/csaccounting

Natalie Lai | 604.323.5193 csbookkeeping@langara.ca

Professional Bookkeeper

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $260 to $519 per course

This certificate gives you the foundation to face challenges in today’s business environment by integrating bookkeeping concepts with changing technology. This program is designed for those who have no knowledge of bookkeeping or are currently working in a bookkeeping role but are missing the educational requirements for certification. The certificate consists of four required courses and four elective courses. You will progress through introductory and intermediate levels of bookkeeping. Elective courses allow you the flexibility of focusing on specific accounting software, and specialty areas such as payroll, tax, and cost management. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/bookkeeper

Natalie Lai | 604.323.5193 csinvesting@langara.ca

Personal Investment Planning

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $50 to $170 per course

Explore your investment options and learn to make informed investment decisions. In today’s volatile economy, investors need to be especially vigilant with their investments. We offer a wide range of topics on personal investment planning, suitable for investors from all levels of investment backgrounds. Gain the foundation and knowledge you need to make informed investment decisions, whether you are working with a financial planner or investing on your own. Our series of courses include topics on personal investment, stock market investment, real estate investment, and retirement planning. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/investing

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REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS & COURSES

604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

Custom Training for Business On-site training for your organization’s needs Langara recognizes that no two organizations are alike, and that when it comes to finding business training solutions, convenience and cost are top of mind. Custom Training offers cost-effective, on-site training to help organizations maximize their business potential. Drawing on a pool of qualified trainers and instructors, the Langara Custom Training Manager works with organizations to develop an effective training program based on a team’s size, experience level, project needs, and long-term goals. A variety of flexible scheduling options are available, from one-day workshops to a more in-depth series of courses. As a leader in professional development and lifelong learning, Langara understands how to engage adult learners. Explore the benefits of Langara’s Custom Training.

Learn more. lkitchen@langara.ca | www.langara.ca/custom-training

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Choose a career that suits you. Looking at a career change, beginning a new career or re-entering the workforce and unsure where to begin? Complete a career assessment with Langara College that includes: • 3 hour Career Aptitude Testing (Wonderlic Personnel, Strong Interest Inventory, Work Personality Index, and Career Values Scale) • 1 hour one-on-one session to review assessment results with trained career professional Assessment Fee $395 | www.langara.ca/career-assessment

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EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL TR AVEL TOUR

BORDEAUX, FRANCE MAY 29 - JUNE 3, 2016

“On each and every single occasion we open a bottle of wine, we are witnesses to the embodiment of history...”

- Dr. Clinton Lee


Educational Travel DR. CLINTON LEE | INSTRUCTOR It’s no surprise why Dr. Clinton Lee is leading the upcoming 2016 Luxury Wine Tour in Bordeaux. As a respected international wine educator, expert, and judge, Clinton has attained the highest qualifications from the world’s leading provider of wine education, the Wine Spirit and Education Trust. Yet beyond his many accolades and accomplishments – which includes everything from having a doctorate in business administration to being a French wine scholar – Clinton remains inspired to learn more about the culture, tradition, and provenance of wine, and to share that knowledge with others.

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2016

CULTURAL HISTORY TOURS EDUCATIONAL TOURS PAINTING TOUR PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

“On each and every single occasion we open a bottle of wine, we are witnesses to the embodiment of history, geography, and culture of that particular time, that precise moment. In that unique instant, we are time travellers,” he says. When asked about his involvement with Langara Continuing Studies, he says: “I have always felt that Langara has established a reputation for being one of the institutions that treasures continuing education. The courses are diverse and professional, and reach out to that part of society who wants to learn.” Blending his abilities as an educator with his passion for the region itself has helped Clinton tailor an exciting Bordeaux wine tour. “Whenever, I share my breathtaking experiences of Bordeaux with others, my eyes glisten and sparkle, and my voice booms with enthusiasm. Bordeaux’s reputation is well-deserved.” Sounds like the perfect pairing.

Visit www.langara.ca/edtravel for more 2016 tours.

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EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL

Janinah Jansen | 604.323.5979 jjansen@langara.ca

Cultural History Tours

TOUR DETAILS

Our Japan Behind the Mask Tour will lead you through the heart of Japan; the Kansai Region in the centre of Japan’s main island of Honshu, and about 300 kilometers southeast of Tokyo. This cultural tour, led by instructor Terry Greenberg, will combine visits to sites exhibiting Japan’s both ancient and modern culture and is complimented by morning lectures. Our Greece Through the Ages Tour, with program leader Peter Prontzos, will explore 4,000 years of Greek history and culture, including “must see” sites such as the Akropolis, the volcanic island of Santorini, the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, and the ancient theatre at Epidauros.

Greece: May 21 - Jun 24 Japan: Oct 17 - 27 Cost: See website

www.langara.ca/edtravel

Janinah Jansen | 604.323.5979 jjansen@langara.ca

Educational Tours

TOUR DETAILS

Guided by experienced college instructors, our tours are open to the public and suitable for those who have a passion for learning and sharing immersive experiences. Our travel programs allow participants to experience different cultures, art, and natural phenomena in a small group setting. We regularly offer Information Sessions during which you can learn more about our travel program and new tours. Check our website and contact us for more information.

See website

www.langara.ca/edtravel

Janinah Jansen | 604.323.5979 jjansen@langara.ca

Painting Tour

TOUR DETAILS

Our Painting in Tuscany tour will immerse your creative self in the breathtaking beauty of the Italian countryside. This painting-focused program, led by fine arts instructor Judith M. Atkinson, starts in Florence with a tour of the city and visits to key historical sites such as the Piazza della Signoria, the Bargello and Duomo museums, and the Accademia and Uffizi galleries. From there, we travel to a private villa nearby to capture the unique light and landscape of this memorable part of Tuscany.

Date: Sep 1 - 14 Cost: See website

www.langara.ca/edtravel

Janinah Jansen | 604.323.5979 jjansen@langara.ca

Photography Tours

TOUR DETAILS

Tours in India and Venice, led by photographer Wayne Kaulbach, and Yukon, guided by photography instructor Jim Balderston, will take your travel photography to a higher level. An intimate and engaging India Photography Tour will open your eyes (and your heart and soul) to the charms of India. The Venice Travel and Street Photography Tour will visit the cornucopia of visual delight of Venice, Italy during the shoulder season of April/May 2016. And our Yukon Indian Summer will allow you to experience the region during the day, watch the northern lights at night, and capture the solitude and magical beauty of the Canadian North.

India: Jan 24 - Feb 11 Venice: Apr 16 - 23 Yukon: Aug 25 - 28 Cost: See website

www.langara.ca/edtravel

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World Languages & ESL YOKO MARUYAMA | INSTRUCTOR Yoko Maruyama is passionate about teaching Japanese. The Tokyo-born Japanese literature and education major has been teaching in the Continuing Studies Japanese language program for over 15 years - proof of her commitment to her work and love for her heritage. The Japanese program at Langara CS is extensive and Yoko has been instrumental in the development of its curriculum and teaching materials. The curriculum focuses on oral communication for daily use as well as the preparation of adult learners for the official Japanese Language Proficiency Test, and features five levels of instruction suitable for adult students who wish to communicate while travelling or working in Japan. Yoko has incorporated Japanese customs into the lessons, and in this way, she has been able to share with students the Japanese traditions, habits, and cultural practices she holds dear. “The culture of my homeland is ancient, fascinating, and versatile. We have temples and shrines thousands of years old, high tech devices, manga, anime, J-Pop, sushi, tempura, and ramen. Improved language skills will raise a student’s experience to a totally different level,” she says.

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2016

LANGARA ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (LEAP) LANGARA ENGLISH PROFICIENCY PROGRAM (LEPP) MANDARIN EDUCATION FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN WORLD LANGUAGES

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” NELSON MANDEL A

“I appreciate the flexibility and support Langara gives its instructors to set the course objectives and classroom activities. And I enjoy the diversity of my students. It makes me happy when I see how keen they are to learn about my country and its language.” It’s obvious to see how proud Yoko is of her heritage. Her willingness to share her knowledge and her continuous development of the program is sure to inspire students to learn and appreciate the real Japan.

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LEAP Program | 604.323.5049 leap@langara.ca

Langara English for Academic Purposes (LEAP)

Session dates: Jan 6 - Feb 26, 2016 Mar 2 - Apr 22, 2016

The Langara English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) Program is an intensive ESL program designed to prepare students for successful study at English language universities and colleges. Language is explored through activities inside and outside the classroom, and skills are practised in the context of academic subject material. There are nine levels in the program: LEAP Basics to LEAP 8. Each level is seven weeks in length with classes scheduled from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. In addition to 20 hours of in-class instruction, students are expected to complete up to 20 hours of homework each week. LEAP graduates are granted direct admission to university-transferable studies at Langara.

Costs: International Students: $155 application fee $2,988 course fee (minimum 2 sessions) Domestic Students: For up-to-date information, please check the website. www.langara.ca/leap

www.langara.ca/leap

YEAR FOUR

University studies at Langara, or another institution. 30 credits/10 courses per year

YEAR THREE

University studies at Langara, or another institution.

Spend your third and fourth year completing your bachelor’s degree at Langara, at one of our University Quality Alliance partners, or at another institution in Canada or elsewhere.

30 credits/10 courses per year

YEAR TWO

University transfer studies at Langara 30 credits/10 courses per year

LEAP - LEVEL 8 LEAP - LEVEL 7

YEAR ONE

LEAP - LEVEL 6

University transfer studies at Langara

LEAP - LEVEL 5

30 credits/10 courses per year

Spend your first two years of university studies working towards a degree, diploma, or certificate at Langara.

LEAP - LEVEL 4 LEAP - LEVEL 3 LEAP - LEVEL 2 LEAP - LEVEL 1 LEAP - BASICS

ESL

LEAP Each session is 7 weeks for 20 hours/week

LEAP = Langara English for Academic Purposes. ESL entry level is determined by a placement test.


REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS & COURSES

604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

LEAP Program LEAP uses an integrated approach that combines speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Skills are practised in the context of a variety of topics and academic subject material. Classes are dynamic and student-centred learning environments where students acquire language skills in a natural and meaningful way.

Foundation Levels (LEAP Basics to LEAP 2) The beginner to pre-intermediate levels of LEAP focus on the environment and culture of Vancouver and Canada. Through a variety of topics, materials, and activities, the classroom is transformed into a living language environment. Students develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills while expanding their knowledge of Vancouver, Canada, and the world. Learning is further enhanced through interactive workshops and educational outings connected to course topics.

Academic Preparation (LEAP 3 to LEAP 8) The content for the intermediate to advanced levels of the LEAP Program is drawn from a wide range of academic disciplines. Each week, students practise all of their core language skills in the context of an academic subject. The level of critical thinking skills and the complexity of academic strategies increase as students progress through the program. LEAP prepares students to tackle university classroom content the same way as Canadian students whose first language is English.

Kristi Cattanach | 604.323.5521 kcattanach@langara.ca

Langara English Proficiency Program (LEPP)

Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Costs: Vary per course

Expand and improve your English skills for professional, academic, or self-development purposes through our part-time courses. Offered weekday evenings and Saturday mornings, LEPP courses target students with an intermediate to advanced level of English. LEPP provides quality instruction in an interactive, focused learning environment. Essential skills courses include Speaking with Confidence, English Writing Skills, Grammar Solutions, and Accent Reduction. Expanded skills courses focus on particular areas of interest and include Business Writing and Speaking Professionally, Public Speaking, and LET and IELTS Preparation courses. An assessment is required for some classes. www.langara.ca/lepp

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WORLD LANGUAGES & ESL

Ruby Louie | 604.323.5624 rlouie@langara.ca

Mandarin Education for Adults & Children

Entry Dates: January, April, July, and September for adults January and September for children Cost: $199 per course for adults $165 - $245 per course for children

Our Mandarin as a second language program emphasizes practicality and features modern and interesting presentation styles, as well as simple, easy-to-learn materials. We teach both the traditional and simplified written forms of Chinese characters. Hanyu Pinyin phonetics are also taught to complement the learning experience. Adult Mandarin courses each last 8-10 weeks per term. A 15% discount will be applied to registrations where students have completed three courses or more with this program. Children’s Mandarin courses each last 16 weeks per term. Math and fine arts classes are also available. A family discount of 10% will be applied to the third registration and subsequent registrations thereafter. www.langara.ca/cs/mandarin-school

標楷體 標楷體 蘭加拉第一國語學校採用漢語拼音,配合 蘭加拉第一國語學校採用漢語拼音,配合 BC BC 省頒定之第 省頒定之第 二外語課程標準授課,重視文化介紹,繁簡體中文兼備。我 二外語課程標準授課,重視文化介紹,繁簡體中文兼備。我 們的教材多樣性且有系統,皆來自台灣及中國,並融合本地 們的教材多樣性且有系統,皆來自台灣及中國,並融合本地 情境教學,教學方法靈活生動。本校中文班歡迎四歲以上 情境教學,教學方法靈活生動。本校中文班歡迎四歲以上 孩童參加,依能力分班。除中文班外,並開設各項才藝課程, 孩童參加,依能力分班。除中文班外,並開設各項才藝課程, 歡迎報名。 歡迎報名。 兰加拉第一国语学校采用汉语拼音, 兰加拉第一国语学校采用汉语拼音,配合 配合 BC BC 省颁定之第 省颁定之第 二外语课程标准授课,重视文化介绍,繁简体中文兼备。我 二外语课程标准授课,重视文化介绍,繁简体中文兼备。我 们的教材多样性且有系统,皆来自台湾及中国,并融合本地 们的教材多样性且有系统,皆来自台湾及中国,并融合本地 情境教学,教学方法灵活生动。本校中文班欢迎四岁以上孩 情境教学,教学方法灵活生动。本校中文班欢迎四岁以上孩 童参加,依能力分班。除中文班外,并开设各项才艺课程, 童参加,依能力分班。除中文班外,并开设各项才艺课程, 欢迎报名。 欢迎报名。

Anne-Marie Dussault 604.323.5311 | adussault@langara.ca

World Languages

Terms: Jan, May, Jul, Sep Cost: $167 per course Textbooks or course material not included. See website.

Learning a language can be fun and rewarding, and it allows you to better enjoy your travelling experiences. World Languages offers language classes with a focus on conversation skills useful for daily activities. The course content is introduced in a structured fashion and includes reading, writing, and grammar. Classes allow for individual attention, and activities are introduced to encourage interaction among students. Our language instructors are native speakers skilled in second-language teaching and use a variety of teaching techniques in order to facilitate learning. The cultural aspects of the target language are introduced. Students are welcome to repeat a level in order to gain more confidence in the language. www.langara.ca/cs/world-languages

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Computer Technology JIM O’LEARY | INSTRUCTOR Geographic Information System (GIS) is an uncommon academic discipline but its ubiquity in today’s techrich society makes it an ever-growing field. GIS is critical to common applications like Bing and Google Maps. It allows us to manage, interpret, store, capture, and visualize data - particularly geographic information - and lets us interact with it. Instructor Jim O’Leary understands its importance having taught computer courses since 1999 and working as the spatial analyst with the Geographic Information System department at the City of Vancouver. As GIS develops new avenues of scientific discovery and practical applications, Jim, and fellow instructor Rick Davidson, see great potential in the discipline and are thrilled to be launching the new GIS certificate program at Langara Continuing Studies.

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2016

ADVANCED ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATIONS & EXAMS COMPUTER BASICS COMPUTER SKILLS FOR THE OFFICE DATABASE DEVELOPER GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS PLUS 50 TECHWORKS WEB TECHNOLOGIES

“GIS is a huge field that touches many other disciplines and is constantly evolving. It is an exciting challenge for me to stay on the leading edge of GIS, and in doing so, expand my own understanding of its many facets,” Jim says. Previously, GIS was a technology of limited usage due to the high cost of the software. The new GIS program at Langara will utilize QGIS, an open source software that is high quality, free, and available to anyone. As Jim points out, “with open source software now available, there will be a high demand for those who have the background and technical expertise in GIS to benefit from the software. There’s opportunity. I’m excited about launching our new program.”

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Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Advanced Administrative Assistant

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $49 to $519 per course

The new Advanced Administrative Assistant Certificate Program is designed for administrative assistants and executive support staffers who want to prepare for added responsibilities and expanded duties or those who have completed an entry level certificate such as the Computer Skills for the Office Certificate and wish to build on their newly acquired skills. This program provides you with a series of hands-on courses leading to mastery of technical and soft skills required in the smooth running of today’s office. Completion of this program will prepare you for mid-level administrative roles to executive assistant positions. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/computer-skills

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Certifications & Exams

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $149 to $249 per course

Employers and hiring managers need more than casual users; they need proficient users. Certification indicates that you have the skills and expertise, and that you are capable of getting the job done. Take these certifications and exams after completing the relevant courses, or challenge the exam if you feel you have the equivalent educational or industry experience. Langara is an Official Exam Centre and currently offers certifications for Adobe Certified Associate and Microsoft Office Specialist. New certifications include: IC3 Internet and Core Computing, Quickbooks Certified User, Autodesk Certified User, and HP Accredited Technical Associate. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/certifications

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Computer Basics

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $49 to $259 per course

Are you new to computers? Want to learn more about your tablet? We offer computer and technology classes for all ability levels and teach the basics of using your new device. For prospective computer owners, the Computer Basics course will help you purchase a computer and accessories wisely. Learn how to make the most of your computer, tablet, smartphone, or the internet in a low stress, self-paced environment. There are also opportunities for you to bring your devices to class. These courses provide fundamental skills needed for today’s job market, and establish a solid foundation for learning other computer applications. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/computer-basics

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Computer Skills for the Office

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $49 to $519 per course

Computer Skills for the Office is a series of hands-on courses that help you to master the most popular office applications found in today’s computerized office. Learn how to create attractive and professional documents, riveting presentations, and powerful spreadsheets quickly and easily. Fine-tune your skills with the Microsoft Office FastTrack Series: complete a course in a single day or enrol in the whole series. FastTrack courses are suitable if you have some experience but would like to work faster and more efficiently. Please be aware that the FastTrack classes do move quickly. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/computer-skills

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604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Database Developer

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $445 per course

This comprehensive certificate program covers the theory and practice of database design through numerous hands-on projects. The knowledge and skills that you gain will build a solid foundation for working in relational database environments such as Access, MS-SQL, Cognos, and Oracle. This program complements the Web Developer Certificate – Open Source and is an excellent foundation for anyone looking to create dynamic, database-driven websites. Upon completion, program graduates can continue their studies through specialized courses such as web programming with PHP, MS-SQL, and Database Reports. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/database-developer

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Geographic Information Systems

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $389 per course

Our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate is your pathway to a rewarding career in this diverse and growing field. GIS provides the ability to automate map production and integrate earth’s imagery with other data to solve geographic problems, which can be displayed in a variety of ways including: new maps, tables, charts, or information graphics. This certificate program explores the principles and real-world applications of GIS using QGIS, an open source software. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/geographic-information-systems

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Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Plus 50

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $49 per course

Computing can be a difficult and mysterious subject, but these skills are a must-have in today’s digital age. Courses in this program area are designed for baby boomers or beginners who want to get more from their computers in a low stress, supportive environment. Become computer literate not only by learning the basics of how to use your computer and the internet, but also by maximizing your time and getting the most of out your device. Receive a 10% discount when you register for four or more courses at the same time in a single term. Group registrations are also eligible for discounts. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/plus-50

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

TechWorks

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: See website

We recognize that lifelong learning and professional development are important for those working with technology. Amid technological advances and rapid change, it is important to actively participate in continuing your education to remain competent and current in your chosen field of practice. Our TechWorks Series addresses these challenges, and we have assembled a lineup of today’s top industry professionals and bestselling authors to deliver cutting-edge and unparalleled seminars, workshops, and webinars. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/techworks

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Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Web Technologies

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/Online Credential: Certificate Cost: $49 to $519 per course

Our Web Publisher, Web Developer - Open Source, and Web Marketing Certificates offer courses for all skill levels. We focus on the development of websites and web services for multiple environments, including database-driven programming, content management systems, and mobile devices. Apply theories of user-centered design, usability, information architecture, responsive design, and project management to create compliant websites, and become proficient at designing and publishing websites to remote servers, coding web pages to modern standards and optimizing images for the web. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/web-tech

An idea worth hatching? Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship Langara College Continuing Studies offers practical courses that enable entrepreneurs to quickly reach their business goals, from developing and testing business ideas, to improving customer service and sales, to financial planning and decision making. Learn more. 604.323.5971 | olupo@langara.ca | www.langara.ca/small-business

Professional Sales Certificate – Online Implement a proven system to increase your sales.

Courses offered:

• Success Selling Strategies

• Persuasion, Communication, & Relationship Building

• Motivation, Closing, & Keeping Clients

• Sales & Planning Toolkit

Each online course is 18 hours in duration. Courses are offered in Jan, May, and Sep. Learn more. lkitchen@langara.ca | www.langara.ca/sales

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Sustainable Communities XYLA GREY | SUCCESS STORY When Xyla Grey looks at the environment, the land artist and CS alum sees a natural canvas full of materials, inspiration, and community. With a background in art and performance and a strong interest in bioremediation, Xyla was drawn to Eco Art, an art form that aims to educate and engage people about the maintenance of healthy, functional ecosystems using natural materials that don’t result in waste.

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GOOD BEGINNINGS: FAMILY CHILDCARE HORTICULTURAL THERAPY ORGANIC LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT PERMACULTURE

Xyla recently took Permaculture Design at Langara to broaden her knowledge of ecological systems, which enabled her to ground her artistic creativity within nature. She learned water-harvesting techniques, sustainable garden-design principles, and the different functions of plants and how they work together to build a resilient system. Since completing the course, Xyla has received a grant from Vancouver’s Greenest City Fund to create a community quilt using eco-printing techniques for Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House. She has also been hired to design and create small home gardens, and continues to offer workshops on topics such as rope-making, shelter-building and natural dyeing. As someone who works in the area of community building, Xyla appreciated that the course modeled how to create positive and inclusive shared spaces. “I highly recommend taking this course. It’s a really great network of amazing people,” she says. “This education has given me handson training and has allowed me to design functional gardens and ecosystems that I can bring to both my occupation and my eco-artwork.”

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Peggy Harowitz | 604.323.5133 pharowitz@langara.ca

Good Beginnings: Family Childcare

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, Feb Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $499 (includes text book)

In partnership with the BC Family Child Care Association, Langara CS at VSB has a new certificate called Family Childcare: Good Beginnings. This certificate course is recognized and recommended as part of the licensing process by the Community Care Facility Act, which as of November 2007, requires providers to have at least 20 hours of training related to childcare. The 36-hour program is a must for people who wish to operate a family daycare and includes information on licensing, budgeting, health and safety, and day-to-day organization, and is offered in both English and Mandarin. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/family-childcare

Peggy Harowitz | 604.323.5133 pharowitz@langara.ca

Horticultural Therapy

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Apr Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $650 per course

These courses are ideal for those who wish to gain knowledge and hands-on skills in therapeutic horticulture and accessible garden design. Learn about year-round indoor and outdoor gardening programs, with adaptations for various populations and use of naturebased floral and botanical craft programs. The curriculum adheres to the Core Skills and Knowledge document of the Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association (CHTA) and complies with its voluntary professional registration guidelines. These courses also earn continuing education credits for various professional associations. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.bc.ca/horticultural-therapy

Peggy Harowitz | 604.323.5133 pharowitz@langara.ca

Organic Landscape Management

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Ongoing Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $198 to $695 per course

Gain hands-on training and expert instruction in the design, installation, and maintenance of landscapes to promote environmental health. The principles of organic horticultural practices provide a foundation for practicing sustainable landscape management. Specific learning areas include design essentials for specialty gardens, sustainable landscape management, rainwater harvesting, and garden design for special populations. This program meets the educational requirement for membership in the Society for Organic Urban Land Care (SOUL) and will earn continuing education credits in various industry associations. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/olm

Peggy Harowitz | 604.323.5133 pharowitz@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Apr Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Cost: $995 (includes course materials and fieldtrips)

Permaculture Permaculture combines traditional knowledge of indigenous cultures with modern scientific understanding. It teaches people how to design their lives, homes, gardens, parks and communities in a way that cares for the planet and its people. Learn about a wide variety of topics including: design methods, patterns, soils and composting, water, trees, animals, Native food and medicine plants of the Coastal First Peoples, and much more. Earn an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certification while greening your life and expanding your portfolio. Flexible schedule runs over the course of a year. Sign up for Free Intro to Permaculture Days, meet the facilitators, and get a taste of this course. See website for more details. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/permaculture

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NICOLE EMILY MARCIA | SUCCESS STORY Nicole is a great believer in the therapeutic benefits of yoga. She is the founder and director of Fine Balance Yoga, a yoga therapist, and instructor with Langara’s Continuing Studies program. Over the last 11 years, she has dedicated her life to creating safe yoga spaces and courses that help students, yoga teachers, and other healthcare providers. In 1994, at the age of 21, Nicole endured a physical and sexual assault at the hands of a neighbour. The experience left her depleted and vulnerable. To cope, she turned to food, smoking, alcohol, and drugs. In 2001, she saw an interview of Madonna speaking highly about yoga, making her want to try it, and from the start, she found it therapeutic and life changing. She was transformed by the practice and became an advocate for the therapeutic benefits of yoga. Three years later, Nicole took her first yoga teacher training and in 2008 completed a Master of Arts Degree in Yoga Therapy at Lesley University in Boston, MA. Since 2004, she has been teaching therapeutic yoga classes and individual sessions to trauma survivors struggling with PTSD, addiction, depression, and anxiety. She established Fine Balance Yoga with the goal of supporting trauma survivors in developing healthy ways to self-­regulate emotional and physical symptoms rather than addiction and self-harming behaviours. “The Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma, Resilience and Emotional Well-Being program at Langara has provided me so many unique opportunities to make a difference in peoples lives. The chance to bring therapeuticallybased yoga programming to a college of this caliber really elevates the way the work is seen in the world,” she says. “Being an instructor at Langara has been one of the most amazing opportunities I’ve ever been given.”

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2016

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY HOLISTIC AROMATHERAPY IMAGE & STYLE CONSULTING INTEGRATIVE ENERGY HEALING MEDICAL AESTHETICS MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR (MOA) PROFESSIONAL DOG WALKER REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY SPORT SCIENCE & COACHING STRATEGIC RESILIENCE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS THERAPEUTIC TOUCH PRACTITIONER THERAPUTIC YOGA FOR TRAUMA, RESILIENCE & EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

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Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Anatomy & Physiology

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Ongoing Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/Online Credential: None Cost: $415 - $481 per course

Learn about the human structure and various functions of our body systems. Choose from in-class, or correspondence courses to refresh your knowledge, upgrade your career skills, or prepare for further education. Both basic and advanced levels are offered concurrently. These courses may qualify as an admission requirement or elective for complementary therapy or health care programs. Please check with the accepting institution for eligibility. Upgrade your skills further with Medical Terminology Levels 1 & 2. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs

Ofir Gabay | 604.323.5925 ogabay@langara.ca

Expressive Arts Therapy

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/Online/ Blended Credential: Certificate Cost: Year one: $5,544 Year two: $6,055

Our training consists of studio-based learning, theoretical study, and supervised practice in the community. Students learn to integrate artistic modalities such as theatre, drama, visual arts, movement, and creative writing into a distinctive therapeutic practice. Students will explore psychological life and develop artistic sensitivity and therapeutic skills through personal and group experiential process. Program graduates gain unique expertise necessary to work as an expressive arts therapist within a range of educational, clinical, private, and community settings.

Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Holistic Aromatherapy

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $985 per course (includes material fee)

Explore this ancient healing science to expand your existing healthcare practice or to begin a new career in holistic health. Become a Registered Aromatherapist* practitioner with hands-on training, extensive curriculum, clinical practice, and quality instruction by industry experts. Complete all three courses - Foundations, Applications, and Advanced Practices (one course is offered each term) - and receive a Holistic Aromatherapy Certificate, the skills required to build a successful aromatherapy practice, and be eligible to apply to national and provincial aromatherapy associations. *Use of reserved title granted through BCAOA acceptance.

Courses in this program may not be taken individually. www.langara.ca/exa

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Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Image & Style Consulting

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Ongoing Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $270 - $365 per course

Develop your best self. Taught by experienced practitioners from the fields of psychology, fashion, business, and image consulting, discover how to use your creativity to advise friends, family, or clients in style and image management while becoming more successful in your own career. Curriculum covers a range of topics from personal shopping, wardrobe planning, colour analysis, and body shape assessment to human psychology, business knowledge, and client management. Complete the seven core courses in the Image Consulting Certificate and begin your journey as a stylist in an entrepreneurial career. Courses in this program may be taken individually or towards a certificate. www.langara.ca/image

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604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

Ruth Lamb | 604.872.3472 rlamb@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Variable Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: See website

Integrative Energy Healing We offer two learning options: the Integrative Energy Healing (IEH) Intensive blends the principles of Western scientific energy medicine with ancient Eastern teachings of chakras, nadis, energy flows, and the inner journey. Second, The Advanced Integrative Energy Healing Practitioner (AIEH) Certificate Program uses somatic-based dialogue strategies with biofield modalities that focus on the body, mind, and heart in clinical, local, and international internships. The 12-day IEH Intensive program is offered in Vancouver, as well as satellite locations in Nanaimo, Whitehorse, and Edmonton. Completion of the IEH Intensive program is a prerequisite for the two-year part-time AIEH Certificate Program, which is available only in Vancouver. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/ieh

Linda Turner | 604.323.5546 lturner@langara.ca

Medical Aesthetics

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $4,437

Our part-time Medical Aesthetics Certificate Program is designed to meet the demands of the expanding medical aesthetics industry. This program is a great option for medical doctors, dentists, naturopathic doctors, registered nurses, LPNs, and foreign-trained medical professionals who want to practice non-surgical and non-invasive procedures in medical aesthetics clinics. Industry professionals teach the theoretical and practical aspects.

Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Medical Office Administrator (MOA)

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $945 (includes material fee)

Medical Office Administrators (MOAs) perform a variety of administrative duties in doctors’ offices, hospitals, medical clinics and other medical settings. This intensive fast track program focuses on providing students with the training specific to working in a medical office. Topics include: Medical Office Procedures, Medical Documentation, Medical Transcription, Medical Terminology, Clinical Procedures, Medical Billing, basic Pharmacology, and EMR (Electronic Medical Records). An additional component of this program provides student’s with strategies to assist them with their future employment goals.

Courses in this program may not be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs

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Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Professional Dog Walker

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Ongoing Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $76 - $315 per course

Take individual courses to support the care of your own pet, add credentials to your existing dog walking business, or explore a new career opportunity. Both the Level 1 and the Advanced Professional Dog Walker certificate programs offer courses that would be valuable to any pet related industry. Courses include canine behaviour, first aid, legislation, business practices, safety, and hands-on experience. Learn from experts in the industry including an animal behaviourist and welfare scientist. Courses may be taken individually or as credit towards two different professional certificates. www.langara.ca/pets

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Cora Van Wyck | 604.872.3690 rmt@langara.ca

Registered Massage Therapy

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Jan, Sep Schedule: Weekdays Location: Main/Broadway Campuses Delivery: Classroom Credential: Diploma Cost: See website

This program prepares you to be an independent, successful, and professional healthcare provider. This intensive, two-year program delivers curriculum beyond the standard in areas such as gross anatomy, business skills, and subtle manual therapies. Our instructors demand excellence and critical thinking skills and will nurture your mastery of massage therapy. Practical training in student clinics and diverse outreach locations ensure you have every opportunity to apply and integrate your learning in a supervised setting. This program is recognized by the College of Massage Therapists of BC. Courses in this program may not be taken individually. www.langara.ca/rmt

Dr. Harry Lendvoy 604.323.5269 hlendvoy@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Ongoing Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Cost: $31 - $102 per course

Sport Science & Coaching Upon completion of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP); Introduction to Competition courses (Making Ethical Decisions, Sport Nutrition, Planning a Practice, Teaching and Learning, Basic Mental Skills, and Designing a Sport Program), students will receive credit for the theory component of NCCP certification. This is a recognized credential for coaches in British Columbia and throughout Canada. Each course in this program is offered twice each term. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs

Ruth Lamb | 604.872.3472 rlamb@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Variable Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $95 - $500 per course

Strategic Resilience for First Responders This unique certificate program is for professionals who witness trauma and care for those who have undergone trauma. It interweaves modern neuroscience theory with resiliencebased, mind-body, and somatic self-development practices. The curriculum is based on over 15 years of clinical experience in trauma-focused areas, evidence-based research, and literature. The 104-hour program addresses the risk over time for vicarious trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in a wide range of front line professionals. Learn to manage the nervous system, practise neurological and body-energy oriented strategies, and maintain wise and inspired empathetic engagement with others. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/resilience

Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Therapeutic Touch速 Practitioner

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Ongoing Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $129 - $1,499 per course

This program is the first of its kind in BC, incorporating the requirements needed to become a certified and internationally qualified therapeutic touch practitioner. In addition, graduates will receive certificates for Therapeutic Touch Levels 1, 2, and 3 from the BC Therapeutic Touch Network Society. Learn the use of therapeutic touch in various settings, a deeper understanding of anatomy and physiology, as well as mentorship and clinical practice. Students are offered further study focusing on continued self-care or business ownership skills. Courses in this program may be taken individually or as a credit towards two different certificates. www.langara.ca/hhs

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604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

Naseem Gulamhusein 604.872.1613 ngulamhusein@langara.ca

Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma, Resilience & Emotional Well-being

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: See website Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $1,195

Are you a yoga teacher or healthcare professional interested in expanding your practice in the field of emotional and mental well-being? Our 60-hour certificate program combines yoga philosophies and practices of the mind and body with cutting edge Western psychological theory and research. Graduates learn how to apply the theories and techniques of therapeutic yoga to support emotional well-being. Upcoming specialized programs include: Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Management; Yoga Therapy Techniques, Professional Practicum. Courses in this program may not be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs

Naseem Gulamhusein 604.872.1613 ngulamhusein@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: See website Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $3,985

Yoga Teacher Training Align your practice with your passion. Become a holistically trained Hatha Yoga teacher and develop the clarity, confidence, and skills to teach postures, breathing techniques, and meditation practices in our integrative, 6-month, 250-hour part-time program. Our teachers are senior instructors trained in classical, authentic yoga practices and philosophy. Deepen your studies of traditional yogic practices on the Northern India Yoga Training & Educational Travel Retreat. Live in an ashram, tour historical monuments, and enrich your life. Spend valuable time at Sri Ram Orphanage, a loving home for abandoned children. Courses in this program may not be taken individually. www.langara.ca/yoga

Langara Registered Massage Therapy program receives full recognition. Langara RMT has received full recognition from the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC), the governing body responsible for regulating registered massage therapists in BC. Langara is the first public college recognized by the provincially established regulator. For Langara RMT students, full recognition of this young program is a testament to its quality. Find out more about the program, upcoming information sessions, and our experienced instructors online. Learn more. www.langara.ca/rmt

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ALICE ZHOU | SUCCESS STORY Event producer and publicist, Alice Zhou knows the value of time and the toll the grind of everyday life can take. With a busy schedule planning events, serving clients, freelance writing, and volunteering, this onthe-go entrepreneur appreciates any opportunity that helps maintain her work-life balance. Like many in her position realize, Alice knows taking time to focus on yourself, your interests, and your personal development should be more a priority than a luxury - enter Langara Continuing Studies at Vancouver School Board. The dynamic programming of Langara CS at VSB was perfect for what Alice had always been interested in – lifelong learning. She was drawn to the creative offerings that sounded fun and social, and set in a lively learning environment. Eventually, she registered for ballroom dancing and cooking courses. “Ballroom dancing was incredibly fun,” Alice says. “I signed up with a few friends and we had a great time learning something new together. That shared experience helped strengthen our friendships.” “Cooking was an eye opener! I learned a lot about kitchen equipment, safety tips, different cuts of meat, and we made delicious meals that I was very proud of. It gave me a lot of confidence.” Alice found that the social interaction and personal development was what she enjoyed most – high praise coming from the founder of the Social Butterfly Club, a 3,000-member business club that focuses on networking and self-improvement. It sounds like she signed up for the perfect courses.

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2016

AUTO MAINTENANCE BUSINESS & FINANCE COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CULINARY DRAWING, PAINTING & WRITING FAMILY CHILDCARE FITNESS FLORISTRY ARTS HOBBIES & INTERESTS HEALTH HOME AND GARDEN INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM JEWELLERY MAKING KNITTING AND WEAVING PHOTOGRAPHY SWEING & FASHION ARTS THINKERS CORNER WOODWORKING

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AUTO MAINTENANCE Auto Tune-Up & Basic Brakes Maintenance

BUSINESS AND FINANCE Barganing 101 Introduction to Investing for Women What Every Woman Needs to Know About Retirement What Everyone Needs to Know about Retirement

COMMUNICATION SKILLS Building Your TED-Talk Communication Series: Assertiveness Training Communication Series: Clear the Air Model of Resolution Communication Series: Restoring Harmony with Confrontational People Communication Series: The Skilled Communicator Communication Series: Understanding Self-Defeating Communication Communication Series: Understanding Your Personal Trigger

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY A Gentle Intro to Computer Programming Adobe Photoshop Essentials for Digital Design & Photography HTML5 & CSS3: Fundamentals HTML5 & CSS3 Intermediate Wordpress Basic

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15 Minute Meals ABC of Cooking Cheap, Easy, and Good Meals Chicken Cooking for Bachelors Cooking with Wine Discover Wine: Wine Appreciation Filipino Fiesta For the Love of Chocolate Impressive Artisan Bread Indian Cooking (Meat Lovers) Indian Cooking (Veg) Knife Sharpening One Pot Meals Pies Quick Modern Korean Food Vegetarian and Healthy Desserts Wine Appreciation

Basketball Burn Fat Build Muscle Fitness: Phenomenal Abs, Hips, Butts & Thighs Fitness: Quick Fit: Total Body Conditioning Foundation Training Course Intro to Hapkido Volleyball: Level 2 Volleyball: Level 2+

DRAWING, PAINTING & WRITING Chigiri-e Japanese Paper Art Drawing in the Right Side of the Brain Drawing: Introduction for Beginners Drawing: Mixed Media Painting: Acrylics for Beginners Painting: Acrylic Painting in a Day Painting: Chinese Watercolour Introduction Painting: Oil Painting Composition & Techniques Write: Turning Your Life Story into a Memoir

FLORISTRY ARTS Church & Sympathy European Style and Techniques Floral Design - Level 1 Floral Design - Level 2 Floral Design: Special Occasions and Celebrations Floral InStyle Wedding

HOBBIES & INTERESTS Caffeine Skin Care Routine Exploring Vocational Opportunities Plan Your Own Wedding Soap Making Summertime Skin

HEALTH Home Based Geriatric Care Medical Office Administrator Certificate Program

FAMILY CHILDCARE

HOME AND GARDEN

Good Beginnings: Family Childcare Certificate Program (Mandarin & English) Good Beginnings: Family Childcare Certificate Program (English)

Home Repair and Small Projects Interior: Colour Your Home Interior Dec: Basics of Design Interior Dec: Decorating Small Spaces with Big Ideas Introduction to Home Inspection Intro to Home Inspection (Mandarin)

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INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM

KNITTING AND WEAVING

Instructor Training Program I Instructor Training Program II

Introduction to Knitted Lace Knitting Cozy Cables Knitting for Beginners Learn to Weave Socks from the Toe Up

JEWELLERY MAKING Jewellery: Beginners Level 1 Jewellery: Beginners Level 2 Jewellery: Intermediate Level 1 Jewellery: Advanced Techniques Level 1 Jewellery: Advanced Techniques Level 2 Jewellery: Professional Studio Techniques Jewellery: Beads & Wireworks Level 1 Jewellery: Advanced Design: 3D Hollow Jewellery: Introduction to Kiln Enamelling Jewellery: Open Studio (all levels)

PHOTOGRAPHY Photography 1: Beginners Photography 2: Intermediate

SEWING & FASHION ARTS Computer Aided Fashion Design Fabric Selection - Sewing & Wardrobe Fashion Design Fashion Illustration

Sewing: An Introduction Sewing: Beginners 1 Sewing: Beginners Level 2 Sewing: Household Projects Sewing: Intermediate Sewing: Pattern Drafting Level 1 Sewing: Textures and Textiles Sewing Machine Maintenance

THINKERS CORNER Thinking Outside the Box

WOODWORKING Wood Carving for Beginners Woodworking: Beginners Woodworking: Intermediate

Save the date - Langara CS at VSB presents Mini Night School in 1 Day Saturday, January 9 | John Oliver Secondary | 530 E 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC EXPANDED FORMAT:

• Choose from over 45 courses to sample • Only $25 per 2-hour course & $40 per 3-hour course • Attend & receive a deduction on fees for VSB courses from Jan - Apr • Courses available from 9 am to 4 pm Registration and event details: www.langara.ca/night-school

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Upcoming Information Sessions Interested to learn more about our programs and courses, meet faculty, visit facilities, or see the work in progress of students? Register and attend a free info session! All info sessions are held at the Langara College main campus unless noted otherwise. Reserve your seat: Call (604) 323-5322. Visit www.langara.ca/infosessions for more details, new sessions, and updated dates and locations.

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EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL

Photography Information Session | Jan 9 10:00 am - 11:30 am | CRN 50426

Luxury Bordeaux Wine Tour Nov 26 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Room B144

Free DSLR Seminar | Jan 9 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | CRN 50791

BUSINESS Advanced Project Management Dec 3, Jan 6, Feb 17, Mar 9 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Introduction to Engineering in BC Location: 601 W. Broadway, L4 Room 002 Jan 26, Feb 29, Mar 29, Apr 28 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Japan Behind the Mask - Cultural Tour Feb 18 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Room A253 Yukon Fall Colours & Northern Lights Photography Tour Feb 25 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Room B144

Integrative Energy Healing / Advanced Integrative Energy Healing Programs Location: 601 W. Broadway, Unit M-11 Apr 7, June 9 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm Registered Massage Therapy Location: 601 W. Broadway, Unit M-11 Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Strategic Resilience for First Responders Location: 601 W. Broadway, Unit M-11 Apr 7, Jun 9 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES Organic Landscape Management Mar 7 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm | Room A253 Horticultural Therapy Feb 16 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm | Room B144

Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 10, Apr 12 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Permaculture Nov 21 | 11:00 am - 5:30 pm (Introduction to Permaculture Day)

Supervisory Skills Training for Construction Jan 19 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Dog Walking Programs Jan 13 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Mar 3, Apr 7 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Expressive Arts Therapy Jan 14 | 6:00 pm - 7:30pm | Room C509

Therapeutic Touch Practitioner Jan 26, May 10 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

LANGARA CS @ VSB Good Beginnings: Family Childcare English and Mandarin | Jan 19 6:30 pm | Room A253 English | Feb 29 6:30 pm | Room A253 Medical Office Administrator Dec 8 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Room A253 Jan 13 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Room A253 Sewing and Fashion Arts Jan 14 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Room A253

Image & Style Consulting Dec 8 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Room A253 Jan 14 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Room A253

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Grow together. LANGARA CONTINUING STUDIES

Signs of growth are everywhere – from new Continuing Studies programs, to the recent recognition of Langara’s Registered Massage Therapy program, to the ongoing construction of the Science and Technology building on campus. What we value most is the personal and professional growth of our students. So attend an information session, sign up for a course, or register for a program. Langara CS is ready when you are. Let’s grow together.

www.langara.ca/cs

LANGARA COLLEGE LOCATIONS

LANGARA CS AT VSB LOCATIONS

MAIN CAMPUS 100 W. 49th Avenue, Vancouver

MAIN CAMPUS 100 W. 49th Avenue, Vancouver

LORD BYNG SECONDARY 3939 W. 16th Avenue, Vancouver

WEST BROADWAY CAMPUS 601 W. Broadway, Vancouver

JOHN OLIVER SECONDARY 530 E. 41st Avenue, Vancouver

VANCOUVER TECHNICAL SECONDARY 2600 E. Broadway, Vancouver


Whether it’s for professional or personal development, Langara Continuing Studies offers a range of flexible learning options to meet your needs. With over 800 courses, 40+ certificate programs, and five Vancouver locations to choose from, we’re making it easier than ever for you to pursue lifelong learning. Learn more. www.langara.ca/cs

Continuing Studies Guidebook: Jan - Apr 2016  
Continuing Studies Guidebook: Jan - Apr 2016  
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