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THE CAREER TRANSITION OF

KRISTEL MANLIG-MARFIL

LANGARA ALUMNA

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING IN BC PROGRAM

READ KRISTEL’S SUCCESS STORY

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Your guide to lifelong learning. Welcome to Langara Continuing Studies (CS). Want to upgrade your skills in photography, switch to a career in project management, or start a new hobby in fashion arts? 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 35 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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A R L E N E L A M B E R T – I N S T RU C TO R Time is at a premium for Arlene Lambert. In addition to working full-time as the Director of Employment and Training with Metis Nation BC, the Hope, BC-born multitasker also has a 20 year-old son who serves in the Canadian Armed Forces. Moreover, as a child growing up on a farm in South Surrey “with more animals around her than most people have socks”, Arlene also organizes an outdoor gathering for owners of dogs with various behavioural issues every second Sunday. She has always made time for anything that was important to her. It’s why Arlene also became an instructor with Langara Continuing Studies. Arlene teaches various classes in the Professional Bookkeeping Program as well as a finance course for the Real Estate/Property Management Program. It was a conversation with a friend that encouraged her to start teaching at Langara. She had always wanted to pass on her education and industry knowledge. Even while earning her CGA designation, she would tell people she was becoming an accountant so that she could teach. Becoming an instructor fulfilled a life purpose. ”It’s incredibly rewarding to watch people come into the program unsure and nervous then see them complete it with confidence and a sense of accomplishment. There’s no feeling like it,” she says. “I remember one student who told me at the beginning of class that she didn’t think she would ever get her certificate because she was ‘the stupid one of the family.’ It broke my heart, so I told her to prove everyone wrong. She’s now in the CPA program!” Throughout her teaching career, students have expressed an appreciation for Arlene’s extensive industry experience as well as her personable instructional style. She credits strong business mentors and instructors for inspiring her to become a mentor herself and influencing her style of teaching. “The courses I enjoyed, flourished in, and remember most are those that had instructors who told stories I could relate to as a student to teach theory,” she recalls. “I will never forget my macroeconomics instructor in the CGA program who said “I have given you notes so you can now listen to me talk” - I remember more from that course than any other course I ever took.” When asked what she wants her students to learn from her classes, she replies “Why. I want the students to know the ‘why’ of what they do. Often we become mechanical and don’t know the purpose behind the process. I also want the students to learn that there is no perfect way of learning – it’s a journey with multiple paths that are never ending. This program and industry may not be your destination but rather a starting point.”

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Natalie Lai | 604.323.5193 csaccounting@langara.ca

CS Diploma in Advanced Accounting

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: CS Diploma Cost: $319 to $615 per course

Develop the knowledge and skills you need to effectively communicate, manage and lead in today’s business environment. The CS diploma covers financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, auditing, finance and accounting systems, as well as business courses on law, economics, communications, statistics, strategy and information systems. Courses are recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA), and graduates of this program who hold a bachelor’s degree will fulfill all requirements to qualify for the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). Courses may be taken individually; courses with prerequisites require coordinator approval. www.langara.ca/csaccounting

Natalie Lai | 604.323.5193 csaccounting@langara.ca

Professional Accounting

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $319 to $615 per course

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 positions. The certificate covers financial accounting, management accounting, and finance as well as business courses on law, economics, communications, statistics, and information systems. This program is ideal for individuals not seeking a full CPA designation but still interested in a career in accounting and finance. 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: May, Sep, Jan 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 students who have completed the course prerequisites through another institution or outside of Canada 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: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $265 to $529 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

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Natalie Lai | 604.323.5193 csinvesting@langara.ca

Personal Investment Planning

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan 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

Choose the accounting program that suits you. Continuing Studies Diploma in Advanced Accounting

Professional Accounting Certificate

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Meets all prerequisite requirements for entry into CPA Professional Education Program (PEP)

Meets 9 of 14 prerequisite requirements for entry into CPA Professional Education Program (PEP)

Meets 5 of 14 prerequisite requirements for entry into CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) • Financial Accounting 3 (BSAD 2088)

None; however, individual course prerequisites must be met

Prerequisites

None; however, individual course prerequisites must be met

• Management Accounting 1 (BSAD 1087) • Quantitative Methods 1 (BSAD 1083) • Finance 1 - Part 1 and Part 2 (BSAD 1089 and BSAD 2089)

Who should take the program?

Individuals seeking CPA designation, or those with a degree in a field other than accounting.

Individuals seeking career in accounting and finance but do not wish to pursue CPA designation

Individuals who already have previous accounting education but require advanced courses to meet CPA requirements, or foreign trained individuals in accounting seeking Canadian credential

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“The teachers are all accomplished, industry-specific professionals. They provide valuable insights from their experiences, what specific steps to take, and they push us to find the courage to pursue the job that suits our credentials.” - Kristel Manlig-Marfil, Introduction to Engineering in BC alumna PHOTOGRAPHER: GREG BLUE ASST. PHOTOGRAPHER: CALVIN GEHLEN ART DIRECTOR: CHRIS GUNN PRODUCER: ROLF SAVELLA HAIR & MAKEUP: LYANA GIBERT

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K R I S T E L M A N L I G -M A R F I L | SU CC ESS S TO RY It was early Tuesday evening when Kristel Manlig-Marfil got to Langara’s main campus for her cover story photo shoot. She was bundled up for the chilly February night in a long black winter coat and came with her husband, Ralph, directly from her job in Burnaby. It had already been a long day for them, especially for Kristel who was five months pregnant, but these types of days weren’t uncommon for the soft-spoken couple. They’ve long been on a journey of perseverance and purpose, and Langara was playing a part in helping them reach their destination. In 2015, Kristel and Ralph migrated to Vancouver via the Canadian Federal Skilled Worker immigration program hoping to improve their personal and professional lives. Both had earned bachelor’s degrees in Electronics and Communications Engineering in the Philippines, but because of timing and industry standards, they were ineligible to work as engineers in BC. They found themselves in a career transition. Determined to work as an engineer in BC, Kristel and Ralph joined the Skills Connect employment program, which helped them, move into careers matching their experience and background. “They connected us with employers and introduced us to other programs that would enhance our skills in accordance with Canada’s system. That’s where we found out about Continuing Studies’ Introduction to Engineering in BC (IEBC) Program,” she shares. Kristel didn’t hesitate to register. Aside from Langara’s established reputation, she found the IEBC program wellbalanced. She liked that it taught industry specific skills and strong awareness of Canadian workplace culture. “It was a very good introduction for engineer immigrants like us,” she remarks. “The teachers are all accomplished, industry-specific professionals. They provide valuable insights from their experiences, what specific steps to take, and they push us to find the courage to pursue the job that suits our credentials. The practicum was perfect for connecting students and employers, and I was able to enhance my credentials according to Canadian standards.” While Kristel’s journey is far from over, she remains thankful for the resources she’s been able to access in order to get her to where she is. “The IEBC program helped me gain industry specific skills and gave an overview of how to transition myself in the engineering field here in BC. We also felt a great sense of relief that the Government of Canada was so supportive of new immigrants.” “Naturally, I was frustrated when I discovered I’d have to take a few steps back in my career. Most of the skilled immigrants (specifically engineers) we know have taken survival jobs and ended up staying there permanently,” she says. “It’s common, but there are also success stories of people who have taken actions to get back into their respective fields. They’re inspiring.” With her drive, hard work, and determination, there’s little doubt Kristel is also on her way to becoming one of them. Kristel Anne Marie Manlig-Marfil works at Kodak as an Optical Mechanical Technician. She is expecting her baby boy in June.

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John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Building Systems Energy Assessor

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $430 to $699 per course

Energy management is critical in any organization to better control costs and energy efficiencies. 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. These courses are approved by the Architectural Institute of BC (AIBC) for continuing professional development. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/real-estate

Yasmin Virji | 604.218.1783 yvirji@langara.ca

Career Development Professional

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Daytime Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $5,231, course package: $475

The Career Development Professional Certificate Program is a 14-week, full-time, intensive program offered during the daytime. The focus is on Employment Services with nine courses that will teach the student about the career development theories, career planning and assessment, job search, job development, job search skills, group facilitation, and career program development. Students will also complete a four-week workplace practicum. It will prepare students to work in careers such as case manager, career consultant, proposal writer, job search trainer, job developer, intake interviewer, or employment counselor, or career practitioner. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cdpc

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Construction and Development

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $240 to $695 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), and the Architectual Institute of BC for continuing professional development. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/real-estate

Yasmin Virji | 604.218.1783 yvirji@langara.ca

General Business Management

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $423 - $693 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

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Yasmin Virji | 604.218.1783 yvirji@langara.ca

Insurance

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Cost: $620 per course + $290 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

Yasmin Virji | 604.218.1783 yvirji@langara.ca

Introduction to Engineering in BC

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $200 to $465 per course

This program prepares domestic students and internationally trained engineers, technicians, and technologists with industry specific skills in technical engineering. Learn the practical and hands-on 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

Yasmin Virji | 604.218.1783 yvirji@langara.ca

Management Skills

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, Sep Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $321 per course

Build your communication skills and enhance your ability to lead and motivate employees. The Management Skills Certificate includes four weekend (Saturday and Sunday) courses: Leading and Managing Employees, Communicating Effectively, Managing for Success, and Managing in Conflict. You can take the courses as part of the overall certificate over a period of up to two years.

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Professional Building Manager

Type: Part-time/Full-Time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $240 to $570 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.

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

Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/real-estate

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Lynn Kitchen | 604.323.5134 lkitchen@langara.ca

Professional Sales

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan 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: Sep, Jan, Apr Schedule: Saturdays or online 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® certified instructors who have extensive experience managing real-world projects. Courses may be taken individually in order. www.langara.ca/project-management

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Property Management

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $405 to $693 per course

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. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/real-estate

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Real Estate

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: CS Diploma Cost: $14,800

The CS Diploma in Real Estate is a part-time or full-time program that delivers a comprehensive body of knowledge and skills for success in the real estate field. The diploma includes core study courses (8 courses) with specialization in several study areas to allow the participant to pursue various career options: Property Management (11 courses), Construction & Development (10 courses), and Real Estate Investing (5 courses). Upon completion of studies, you will be qualified to write the Trading Services, Broker’s, or Rental Property License examinations. 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/Full-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $132 to $695 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/Broker

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $60 to $695 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. Courses are also available to prepare for the Real Estate Broker’s License 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/Full-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $390 to $695 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 (AIC). 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/Part-time (New) Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Wkdays/Wknds Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Cost: $1,995 (FT), $995 (PT)

Do you have a business idea? Make it happen through our dynamic Self-Employment Programs. Start your own business and take control of your future. Our programs include skills training, business plan preparation, financial planning, and one-on-one business consultation to set you on the path to creating a successful business venture. The NEW Parttime Entrepreneur program is perfect for anyone looking to build a flourishing side business with classes held on Saturdays. EI clients may be eligible for financial support for the full-time program; 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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Yasmin Virji | 604.218.1783 yvirji@langara.ca

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $265 - $625 per course

Our Small Business Management and Ownership Certificate includes five practical courses (4 required, 1 elective) 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

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Social Housing Management

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $420 - $445 per course

Learn to oversee the daily operations of a social housing site. Through a partnership with the BC Non-Profit Housing Association, we offer a Social Housing Certificate designed for staff, managers, and volunteers who are involved in social housing operations or development. Graduates can now become members of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). The core courses develop essential knowledge and skills in building management, communications, and tenant relations, engaged in social housing operations and development.

Oren Lupo | 604.323.5971 olupo@langara.ca

Supply Chain and Logistics

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan Schedule: Weekdays Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: CS Post-Degree Diploma Cost: See website

This two-year full-time program prepares university and college graduates for careers in the growing supply-chain management industry. The program is a career-oriented educational foundation for positions at the supervisor, coordinator, analyst, planner or specialist level. Learn from experienced professionals about sourcing, procurement, coordination, strategic management, manufacturing, and the delivery of goods, services, and information. The program also features course-work in business studies, enabling students to maximize their contributions to any organization’s success.

www.langara.ca/real-estate

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Eleanor J. Clarke | 604.323.5133 eclarke@langara.ca

Volunteer Coordinator

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

This 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 is offered part time in the evenings and on weekends, 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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TAYM A Z S A B A – SU CCESS S TO RY Taymaz Saba was raised in an artistic family and started learning how to play the piano at the age of six. The early experience was invaluable for the Tehran-born artist - it marked the beginning of a musical career that has seen him develop his craft in countries around the world including Iran, India, and France. Since childhood, Taymaz has amassed a wealth of musical knowledge through practice, work, and education. He most recently completed Langara Continuing Studies’ Digital Music Production full-time program. It was a close friend who told Taymaz about the music programs offered at Langara. “I enjoyed the entire program,” he shared. “The most valuable thing for me was my instructor’s intentions and different approaches. I learned many techniques, especially in audio engineering.” Coming from a classical background, Taymaz was challenged by the equipment and programs used in digital music production, but this also allowed him to explore his creativity and take his art in different directions. “I was always composing in classical form using different musical theory techniques. One day, I decided to do a house remix of a small choir that blew the class away. No one expected that. It was so much fun.” Taymaz is a composer, conductor, singer, and sound artist who finds inspiration in classical composers like Vivaldi and Beethoven, film composers like Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone, and from the sounds of nature. His sophisticated musical taste undoubtedly comes from exposure to art and music at such a young age. While this is a credit to his parents, Taymaz is also grateful to his older sister, his girlfriend Sahra, and his circle of friends for their support throughout his career. “I owe everything to my family and friends,” he expresses. “My dad has always been my number one artist, my mom has helped me with everything, and my older sister has always been there for me. A special mention also goes to Ann Marie Fleming and Maryam Najafi for being very supportive of my work.” Taymaz’ musical works are products of his lifelong education and personal experience. He has traveled the world studying Iranian, Indian, African, and Brazilian music traditions and believes that this cultural knowledge, coupled with an educational background in music history, theory, and musicality among other things, equates to a valuable set of skills ideal for producing remarkable work. “Music is very personal to me. It’s emotional, and I create music based on my emotions,” he says. “But I also know that I have to consciously think about what I’m doing when I’m arranging, mixing, or recording music in order to bring the sound to life.” Taymaz Saba has worked on over 30 films including Ann Marie Fleming’s festival favorite, ‘Window Horses’ – his first film as the full score composer. He is nominated for a 2017 Canadian Screening Award for Achievement in Music – Original Score. www.taymazsaba.com

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Lenke Sifko | 604.218.7413 lsifko@langara.ca

Advertising & Design

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $490 to $545 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

Jeff Burgess | 604.323.5964 jburgess@langara.ca

Commercial Illustration

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $419 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 13 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

Lenke Sifko | 604.218.7413 lsifko@langara.ca

Creative Writing

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Cost: $249 to $575 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: May, Sep, Jan 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. www.langara.ca/dfp

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REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS & COURSES

604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

Lenke Sifko | 604.218.7413 lsifko@langara.ca

Digital Media

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Cost: $490 to $545 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 Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $11,700 + 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.

www.langara.ca/cs/digital-media

www.langara.ca/dmp

Jeff Burgess | 604.323.5964 jburgess@langara.ca

Graphic Novel & Comix

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $419 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

Brad Gibson | 604.323.5273 bgibson@langara.ca

Performing Arts

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/Studio Credential: Certificate Cost: $187 to $280 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

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Jim Balderston | 604.218.3073 jbalderston@langara.ca

Photography

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan 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 19 courses: ten 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

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: May, Sep, Jan Folk Music: Mon/Wed morning; Folk Dances: Tue/Thur morning Location: Royal Academy of Bhangra, Surrey, British Columbia Delivery: Studio/Lecture Credential: Certificate Cost: $1,100/semester

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 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. The Royal Academy of Bhangra is approved by the Canadian Dance Teachers Association. 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/punjabi-arts

Deborah Holland | 604.218.4824 dholland@langara.ca

Singer-Songwriter

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $4,335 + 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. www.langara.ca/singer-songwriter

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REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS & COURSES

604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

Jeff Burgess | 604.323.5964 jburgess@langara.ca

Visual Arts

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $213 to $310 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

NEW! Animation for Game, Film, and Visual Effects Learn the skills required to work in one of the world’s fastest growing job sectors! Langara College Continuing Studies introduces a two-year, full-time diploma program in Animation for Game, Film and Visual Effects, that prepares students for employment in the animation, film, and visual effects industry. This program is delivered in partnership with the Centre for Arts and Technology. Starts September 2017 - Apply Now 604.218.7413 | lsifko@langara.ca | www.langara.ca/3d-animation

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“Being retired, I needed to travel, not to kick back and drink margaritas by the pool. Instead, I needed motivation to discover new visual, tactical, emotional, and cultural experiences.” – Donna Lucas, Educational Travel Tour Participant

Visit www.langara.ca/edtravel for more 2017 tours

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Educational Travel D O N N A L U C A S – TO U R PA R T I CI PA N T

Donna Lucas was 58 when she sold her business in 2008. For years, she was an industrious business owner who ran a door and window company that had both a retail store and a manufacturing facility. It was a busy time, but once the business was sold, Donna found herself with plenty of extra time on her hands. It wasn’t long before she realized how much the world had changed while she was running her company. In her newly found free time, Donna often caught herself recounting nostalgic stories to her family that began “When I was young…” But sounding like a retiree didn’t suit her; she had too much left to experience to be saying that. “Being retired, I needed to travel, not to kick back and drink margaritas by the pool,” she shared. “Instead, I needed motivation to discover new visual, tactical, emotional, and cultural experiences.” Fittingly, Donna took up photography and travel. Once she heard about Langara’s Educational Travel Programs, Donna realized they were exactly what she was looking for. They were perfect for her travelling style; she wanted fun, adventure, and education, but preferred to not worry about the logistical side of travel. She loved the format the College provided, so much so that she has been on three different Langara-led tours in the last three years. “My tour to the Galapagos Islands in 2013 topped all expectations. We were actively part of the adventure. Everyone was hiking and swimming with Mother Nature at her best. I had so many life changing moments,” she says. “The Yukon Tour in 2016 was very good. I loved Whitehorse. Capturing the Northern Lights in the early morning was well worth it, and the trees had also changed colour making the day trips absolutely stunning.” While recalling the India Tour in 2016, Donna remembers the time she tagged along with tour guide and acclaimed photographer, Wayne Kaulbach, who wanted to locate someone in a busy market he had photographed on a previous trip. “[Wayne] went to the market kiosk where he had once found his subject but it was the subject’s 70-year-old son who was running it that day. However the son was thrilled to take us home to visit his father. So we made our way through several narrow openings and into a tiny courtyard, and sure enough, there was his 90-year-old dad. Wayne presented him with a large portrait; he was wearing the exact same clothes he wore in the photo! The family was delighted. It was so fun.” In addition to her memorable experiences, Donna remains friends with fellow tour-goers, loves that the programs are tax deductible, and realizes that photography and travel have changed her perspective on life. “Stepping away from years of working indoors to discover new visuals through photography has made me feel born again.” She plans on joining another Langara tour in 2018.

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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

Cultural History Tours: Greece

TOUR DETAILS

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. In addition, you will experience Greece as few visitors do – in the charming 19th century town of Nauplion, night life in Athens, and a stay in the traditional Greek village of Kyparissi, on the Aegean Sea. There will be a special visit to the caves at Pirgos Dirou, and an optional tour of Crete (including the original Labyrinth). Langara Instructor and program leader, Peter Prontzos, who has led three other tours to Greece, will share his knowledge of Greek history, culture, politics, and philosophy.

Sept 6 - 23, 2017 (or Sept 27 including Crete extension) Cost: See website

www.langara.ca/edtravel

Janinah Jansen | 604.323.5979 jjansen@langara.ca

Eco/Photography Tour

TOUR DETAILS

Haida Gwaii Photography Tour– Discover the Natural History and Haida Culture. Visit Haida Gwaii and discover and photograph a world of intrigue, adventure and breathtaking beauty. Haida Gwaii is made up of ancient temperate rain forests, quaint villages, secluded inlets, and beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. Visits to the Gwaii Haanas National Park and Haida Heritage Site, forest and beach walks, whale watching, artists and galleries are all part of this Haida Gwaii Experience. This is a photography tour led by Photography Instructor Jim Balderston (who also led Yukon and Alaska trips) but this is a trip that’s suitable for anyone who is interested in the beautiful nature and cultural history of Haida Gwaii.

August 6-14, 2017 Cost: See website

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www.langara.ca/edtravel

Janinah Jansen | 604.323.5979 jjansen@langara.ca

Southwest USA Tour

TOUR DETAILS

Drive through the most amazing canyons, mesa, pinnacle and red rock formations on earth during this photographic journey of the American Southwest. Tour participants will photograph many stunning locations and learn all aspects of landscape photography. Locations visited during this tour are the National parks of Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and other unique locations along the way. This tour will provide participants with a full photography immersion in which they can vastly improve travel photography techniques by learning new methods of photographing at unique landscape locations. Tour led by photography instructor Ross Durant.

October 21-31, 2017 Cost: See website

www.langara.ca/edtravel

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World Languages & ESL J U L I E AU B I N – SU CC ESS S TO RY Twenty years ago when Julie Aubin moved to Vancouver for a job opportunity, she ran into a problem that would eventually turn her into a business owner. Julie loved matcha tea and drank it instead of the coffee that was ubiquitous in the city. Unfortunately at the time, affordable, high-quality organic Japanese matcha tea was hard to find in Vancouver so Julie decided to import her favourite varieties for personal use. Subsequently, she started ordering more for her family, friends, and extended network, and as demand grew in the city, what was once a small operation developed into a thriving business, Zen Organics. Before Zen Organics, Julie’s work experience was considerably different. For well over a decade, she worked with at-risk youth in a few cities around the world. In Vancouver, she worked with youth who struggled with addiction. In Soweto, South Africa, she worked at a derelict orphanage and was responsible for developing a food program that was both nutritious and sustainable. While different in scope, her work experiences developed a strong belief in sustainability, health, and wellness, and formed the core values of Zen Organics. The one constant Julie experienced throughout her journey as a business owner was learning how to speak and write in English. Originally from Montreal, the Quebecois native grew up speaking French but remained fascinated with the English language. In the lead up to moving to Vancouver and working in Soweto, it became even more important for her to learn how to communicate fluently in English and furthermore, to understand English cultural norms. However, learning on the job was limiting for Julie. “I found English challenging to learn,” she shared, “and my ability to speak became much stronger than my ability to write. But as a business owner, the need to respond to letters and emails was high. I knew that to improve my writing required a more formal learning environment. I consulted a business advisor on improving my English writing skills and she recommended the Langara English Proficiency Program (LEPP).” Since joining LEPP a year and a half ago, the program has proved valuable to Julie. “The flexibility of the program is essential because it helps someone like me who works all day attend evening classes without interrupting my business,” she remarks. “It’s also valuable because it promotes community integration and capacity building for individuals who have lots to offer but are unable to when language is a persistent barrier.” When asked about her class experience with LEPP, Julie fondly recalls the great learning environment her instructors established from the onset. “Instructors make learning English enjoyable and fun, most classes are small so you get more attention from teachers, you get to know your classmates, and there’s laughter. It helps relieve the stress of learning a new language.”

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LEAP Program | 604.323.5049 leap@langara.ca

Langara English for Academic Purposes (LEAP)

Session dates: April 26 - June 16, 2017 June 21 - August 11, 2017

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: $40 application fee $829 course fee Domestic students may be eligible for financial assistance. Please see website for details.

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: May, Sep, Jan 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 and LET preparation courses. An assessment is required for some classes. www.langara.ca/lepp

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Ruby Louie | 604.323.5624 rlouie@langara.ca

Mandarin Education for Adults & Children

Entry Dates: July, September, January, and April for adults, September and February 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: May, Jul, Sep, Jan Cost: $170 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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C A RO L I N E J O H N S TO N – S T U D E N T For the past 20 years, Caroline Johnston has had extensive experience in the training and development field. She first started with the facilitation of ESL classes for international students and new immigrants in Canada and taught in South Korea and Austria. She transitioned into coaching and cross-cultural counseling where she worked for multiple organizations delivering job search, career exploration, and vocational assessment training to a diverse range of students, both youth and adults. Throughout her career, Caroline found herself in many rewarding roles. She trained underskilled volunteers and employees on essential skills at Vancouver Community College, and facilitated mental health workshops for clients on topics such as stress management, assertiveness, and conflict resolution. “My career has given me valuable experience working with marginalized populations and I’ve gained a solid background in community development.” She also developed her own career coaching and ESL tutoring business, Nu Way Coaching and Training Services. Along with the classroom delivery, she developed the curriculum for hundreds of students in a wide variety of programs at multiple organizations in the non-profit, private, and public sectors including Coast Mental Health and the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. Caroline aspires to eventually transition from classroom facilitation to instructional design, specifically online training. It’s why she decided to join Langara’s new Instructional Design Certificate Program. “The program is designed for instructors or those who have worked in education. It provides an understanding of adult learning and technological applications in order to deliver engaging learning modules.” So far, Caroline’s experience in the program has been memorable. The learning environment is friendly, supportive, and at times creative. Her teacher is engaging and has an effective instructional style that encourages class discussions and group work. “The other students are friendly and keen on learning, and we have such a great time contributing our ideas and opinions as well as sharing our own teaching experiences and design background.” Once completed, Caroline hopes to work as an instructional designer for a post-secondary institution or for a private company. She then aims to start a related business. “My goal is to incorporate and contrast my own teaching methodology and curriculum design skills with the instructional design frameworks and evaluation theories learned in class,” she shares. “One day, I’d like to work as a freelance instructional designer or consultant and market my packages to clients locally, nationally, and internationally.” Caroline Johnston is a trained coach and facilitator with a BA in Linguistics/Psychology and has certificates in Cross-Cultural Counseling and EQ-i. She is a student in the Instructional Design Certificate Program.

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Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Advanced Administrative Assistant

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $49 to $529 per course

The new Advanced Administrative Assistant Certificate Program is designed for administrative assistants and executive support staff 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: May, Sep, Jan 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, and Autodesk Certified User. 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: May, Sep, Jan 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: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $49 to $529 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 enroll 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: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $450 per course

In today’s world of business, nothing could be more central to the management of information than relational database systems, such as: Microsoft Access, MS-SQL Server, and MySQL. Our Database Developer Certificate Program provides you with a complete hands-on overview of databases and the practical application of their features. Knowledge and experience gained through this program, allows you to perform queries and data analysis as applied to a business environment. This program complements the Web Developer Certificate and is an excellent foundation for anyone looking to create dynamic, database-driven websites. 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: May, Sep, Jan 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

Jennifer Madigan | 604.218.0720 jmadigan@langara.ca

Instructional Design

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Jul, Jan, Mar Schedule: Eves/Wkdays Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $495 Total Cost for Certificate: $1980

Continuing Studies is offering a new Certificate in Instructional Design. As online training becomes more accessible, companies and institutions are seeking the skills of highly qualified instructional designers who are experts in understanding adult learning and technological applications to deliver engaging learning modules. Program courses include Foundations in Instructional Design and Adult Learning, Curriculum Design, Program Evaluation and Implementation, Technology and Applications in Instructional Design, and Designing and Developing an Online Module/Course. All enrolled students are eligible to purchase Articulate Storyline for $299 USD.

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www.langara.ca/instructional-design

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Plus 50

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $49 to $159 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

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Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

TechWorks

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan 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

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Web Technologies

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/Online Credential: Certificate Cost: $49 to $529 per course

Our program offers web development courses for all skill levels. We focus on the creation of websites and web services for environments such as: web servers, content management systems, and mobile devices. Apply theories of scripting, usability, information architecture, responsive web design, and project management to create sites that complies with today’s web standards. Become proficient at developing and publishing websites to remote servers, coding and optimizing web pages for today’s innovative web browsers. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/web-tech

Are you a supervisor or wanting to become one? Enhance your communication skills along with your ability to lead and motivate employees with our Management Skills Certificate program. The four weekend courses in the certificate are: • Leading and Managing Employees • Communicating Effectively • Managing for Success • Managing in Conflict Designed with both experienced and new managers in mind, participants in the courses will develop the practical skills needed to realize their full management potential. Learn more. 604.218.1783 | yvirji@langara.ca | www.langara.ca/management-skills

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J E N N I F E R M I S E W I C H – SU CC ESS S TO RY Jennifer Misewich enjoys seeing dogs explore the sights and sounds of the city on their daily walks. She loves watching them survey their environment, investigate smells, meet other dogs, and generally enjoy their lives. It’s this heightened sense of awareness and appreciation for pets that spurred the homegrown entrepreneur to pursue her dream of starting her business, Stellar Pet Care. While setting up her company, Jennifer discovered Langara’s Professional Dog Walker Program. It covered a multitude of key subjects perfect for her new business including dog behaviour, pet first aid, animal legislation, and dog handling. For her, the educational experience was invaluable from both a personal and professional standpoint. “It makes me happy to know that this program enables us to better care for and understand our canine friends. The courses I found most fascinating focused on typical and difficult dog behaviours, but I enjoyed everything about the program.“ Stellar Pet Care offers dog walking, overnight vacation care for small dogs, and cat sitting in downtown Vancouver. It’s part of a challenging industry with plenty of competition around town. Business-wise, Jennifer notes that completing the program has made her business more trustworthy and has given it a boost in clientele. “It gives you more credibility. I’ve noticed an increase in clients after being able to add this certification to my website. I’m grateful to Langara for offering this program.” Jennifer chose Langara College because of “its reputation and the opportunity to learn from industry professionals such as an animal behaviourist and welfare scientist.” The extensive curriculum is necessary for a demanding occupation that is often seen as just a fun job. “I have people telling me that I’m doing their dream job and asking to work for me. But professional dog walking is hard work. It takes a lot of physical stamina in all types of conditions. It takes constant attention to ensure the safety of the dogs – anything can happen in a split second and it’s important to be aware.” Ultimately, it all comes down to running a business taking care of animals, and Jennifer is thrilled to be doing something she loves for a living. “These daily walks are important to the physical and mental well being of dogs. It’s a highlight of their day,” she shares. “It’s a highlight for me as well.” Jennifer was born and raised in the lower mainland. She has lived in downtown Vancouver for over a decade with her 12-year-old terrier-poodle, Tibby.

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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 Credential: None Cost: $239 - $490 per course

Learn about the human structure and various functions of our body systems. Choose from basic and advanced levels of Anatomy and Physiology for Bodyworkers to refresh your knowledge, upgrade your career skills, or prepare for further education. These courses may qualify as an admission requirement, or as an 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 may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs

Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Animal Control

Type: Program FT / Course PT Entry Dates: Spring/Fall Schedule: Varies Location: Varies Delivery: Mixed Credential: Certificate Cost: $189 - $1,449

This program provides the training and professional development for bylaw, animal control, and other enforcement and regulatory officers who may interact with animals as part of their employment. Receive the theoretical background, applied skills, and specialized knowledge to better equip you in this line of work. Registration is open to those working in the field, and to those wishing to pursue this as a career option. Current program offering: Animal Control Basic Training. Please see website for entry options and prerequisites. Interested in pursuing a career in this field? Check out the course “Introduction to Animal Control”. www.langara.ca/pets

Jeff Madigan | 604.417.9674 jeffreymadigan@langara.bc.ca

CELBAN Preparation

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $449

This program is intended for internationally educated nurses and helps prepare for the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN). In this course, you’ll explore how to better communicate in English about medical problems, demonstrate empathy with patients, and participate in authentic scenarios. The course also provides added value in promoting language usage to demonstrate empathy and soft skills that are highly valued by employers in medical fields.

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 Credential: Certificate Cost: Year one: $5,544 Year two: $6,175

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.

www.langara.ca/celban

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

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REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS & COURSES

604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Holistic Aromatherapy

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $999 per course

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, plus the skills required to build a successful aromatherapy practice, and eligibility to apply to national and provincial aromatherapy associations. *Use of reserved title granted through BCAOA acceptance. www.langara.ca/cs

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: $275 - $325 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 to apply for your 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

Ruth Lamb | 604.872.3472 rlamb@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Variable Schedule: Days/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 clinic and internship experiences. The 12-day IEH Intensive program is offered in Vancouver. Completion of the IEH Intensive program is a prerequisite for the two-year part-time AIEH Certificate Program, which is available in Vancouver. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/ieh

Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Medical Office Administrator (MOA)

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May, Sep, Jan Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $964 (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 students with strategies to assist them with future employment goals. Students must register in MOAP 1100 and ADPP 1056. www.langara.ca/cs

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Eleanor J. Clarke | 604.323.5133 eclarke@langara.ca

Permaculture

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus and various outdoor locations Delivery: Classroom and field trips Cost: $1015 (includes course materials and fieldtrips)

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. www.langara.ca/permaculture

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: $78 - $139 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. The Level 1 Professional Dog Walker certificate program offers courses relevant to any pet service or business. 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.

Cora Van Wyck | 604.872.3690 rmt@langara.ca

Registered Massage Therapy

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan Schedule: Weekdays Location: Main/Broadway Campuses Delivery: Classroom Credential: CS 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 may be taken individually or as credit towards a professional certificate. www.langara.ca/pets

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: $32 - $104 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

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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: Days/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, practice neurological and body-energy oriented strategies, and maintain wise and inspired empathetic engagement with others. The program can be offered Canada-wide. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/resilience

Jennifer Madigan | 604.218.0720 jmadigan@langara.ca

Sustainable Urban Beekeeping

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $625

This new certificate program is a comprehensive group of courses that takes an ethical and ecological approach to bee and pollination management. It is suitable for beginners and experienced beekeepers alike and for those who are interested in learning more about pollination and pollinators. Students will learn to use organic non-chemical approaches to keeping bees, while balancing the needs of the environment for pollinator diversity. In addition to this very hands-on program, an additional course has been offered for those who have previously completed the certificate and want extra time in the hives. Certain courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/bees

Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Therapeutic TouchÂŽ 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 requirements towards becoming 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 opportunities to practice their skills, and to study continued self-care or business ownership skills. Courses in this program may be taken individually or as a credit towards a professional certificate. www.langara.ca/cs

Naseem Gulamhusein 604.872.1613 ngulamhusein@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Ongoing Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: Domestic $1,595

Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Management In this experiential 80-hour certificate program, learn to teach restorative yoga, therapeutic breathing, and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques for pain management to groups and individuals. This program bridges the chasm between modern pain science and yoga in an academic setting, and through the application of yoga techniques, philosophies, and practices, is developed for yoga teachers and healthcare providers to advance their knowledge in the field of pain management. Courses in this program may not be taken individually. www.langara.ca/yoga

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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

Calling all internationally educated nurses! Take Langara’s preparation program for the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN), a tool that evaluates the English language proficiency of internationally educated nurses applying for licensure in Canada. Develop language proficiency and improve communication in health care situations. Offered each semester.

Learn more. 604.417.9674 | Jeff Madigan | jeffreymadigan@langara.bc.ca

Explore the many opportunities in Sewing and Fashion Arts Whether you’re an amateur seamstress, hobbyist, or are developing your portfolio, Langara’s Sewing and Fashion Arts Program can suit your educational needs. Take courses for personal interest or towards a certificate, and learn from industry professionals and experienced instructors on topics including sewing, fashion design and illustration, textiles, and portfolio preparation. Part-time | Evenings and weekends | Courses: $52 - $325 | See course list in the Langara CS at VSB section on p.40

Learn more. 604.323.5926 | kramsden@langara.ca | www.langara.ca/sewing-fashion-arts

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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. BUSINESS

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Introduction to Engineering in BC

Registered Massage Therapy

Location: 601 West Broadway Apr 7 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Room TBC Jun 16 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am | Room TBC Jul 21 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Room TBC

Location: 601 West Broadway Mar 21 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm | Unit M-11 Apr 12 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm | Unit M-11 May 16 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm | Unit M-11 Sep 19 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm | Unit M-11 Oct 11 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm | Unit M-11 Nov 1 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm | Unit M-11

Career Development Professional Certificate Program Location: 601 West Broadway Apr 5 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Room TBC May 26 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am | Room TBC Jun 23 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Room TBC Jul 7 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am | Room TBC

Project Management Apr 12 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Room T228

Real Estate: Real Estate Institute of BC Apr 4 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Room C408

Need massage therapy? Visit our student clinic. CS DIPLOMA IN REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY Visit Langara’s Registered Massage Therapy student clinic. Each 1-hour treatment includes Health History, Assessment, Treatment, Reassessment, and Homecare. Cost per 1-hour treatment: • Langara Student (with ID): $20 • Langara Staff (with ID): $30 • General Public: $40 By appointment only. Call 604-872-2471 to book. M11-601 West Broadway (at Ash). One and a half blocks west of the Broadway-City Hall SkyTrain Station.

Learn more. www.langara.ca/rmtstudent-clinics

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CS Testing Centre N E W P RO G R A M A R E A The Continuing Studies Testing Centre offers a full range of examination and proctoring services from individual sittings to large assemblies on a global stage. We can accommodate complicated exam parameters (e.g. taped interviews, a/v delivery) to simple paper-based testing. We are currently hosts or designated testing centres for: University of London: Langara has hosted UOL students for over a decade in several areas including Law and Medicine and have recently added MBA and Psychiatric exams to our roster. Nursing Exams: We offer the CELBAN (Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses) at least once a month and during peak sitting seasons, twice a month. www.langara.ca/celban NCAS (Nursing Community Assessment Services): We are pleased to announce a collaboration with NCAS and CRNBC in offering assessments for IEN/IEP’s and offer Assessment dates for RCA’s, LPN’s and RPN’s for foreign trainer healthcare practitioners. The NCLEX exam is also seated on Langara campus. www.langara.ca/ncas Educator Licensure Exam: We are proud to host many specialized qualification exams such as the NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Designers Qualification Examination), the CDECB (The Canadian Diabetes Education Certification Board Examination), Accounting exams for both internal and external programs have been hosted by Continuing Studies for many years including: Formerly CGA/CPA, Laurentian University programs. We also host bi-weekly sittings of the new OWNER/BUILDER online examination every second Sunday. Language: Langara hosted the prestigious JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) in December 2016. Upcoming dates to be announced soon. www.langara.ca/jlpt Bobbie Morrison | 604-323-5323 CS Testing Centre Exam Invigilation/Proctoring/Supervision bmorrison@langara.ca or invigilation@langara.ca

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Natalie Lai | 604.323.5193 careerassessment@langara.ca

Career Assessment

Type: Assessment Entry Dates: Ongoing Schedule: Varies Location: Main Campus Delivery: Online/One-on-one Credential: None Cost: $395

Looking at a career change, beginning a new career or just wondering if you are on the right career or education path? Complete a career assessment with Langara College. This career assessment testing package will help you to make better informed decisions on your career to match your personality, strengths, and interests. The career assessment package includes online career aptitude tests that will assess your career values, work personality and interests, and a one-on-one session with an experienced career professional to review your results and plan your next steps. Current students and alumni of Langara College are eligible for a 25% discount. www.langara.ca/career-assessment

Bobbie Morrison | 604.323.5323 bmorrison@langara.ca Location: Main Campus

Japanese Language Proficiency Test Langara Continuing Studies now hosts the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). The JLPT, under joint organization of the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services, started in 1984 as a test to measure and certify the Japanese-language proficiency of those whose native language is not Japanese. In the first year, the JLPT was conducted in 15 countries, and approximately 7,000 examinees took the test. Since then, the JLPT has become the largest Japanese-language test in the world, with approximately 610,000 examinees in 62 countries and areas worldwide in 2011. Advance registration is required. www.langara.ca/jlpt

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. Langara Custom Training offers cost-effective, on-site training to help organizations maximize their business potential. Drawing on a pool of qualified trainers and instructors, we develop effective training programs that suit the size, experience, project needs, and long-term goals of the organization. Flexible scheduling options are available, from one-day workshops to a more in-depth series of courses. Learn more. 604.323.5134 | www.langara.ca/custom-training

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“I like to keep my classes laid back and foster dialogue. Students add so much to a classroom. We can learn better when we’re not anxious or frustrated. It’s important to be relaxed as technology can be frustrating at times.” – James Neufeld, Instructor

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JA M ES N EU F E L D – I N S T RU C TO R In his first office job in Vancouver, James Neufeld regularly found himself unexpectedly helping out colleagues with their computer problems. While it wasn’t part of his job description, James discovered that troubleshooting computer issues came easy to him, and moreover, that he was good at teaching his peers how to fix them. It was then that James first became an educator, which ultimately led him to become an instructor with Langara Continuing Studies. In the 90s, the Internet was in its infancy, and while it had many detractors, James recognized its potential. He decided to shift his career towards education and began classroom teaching, sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for the Web. As his teaching career developed, so did his instructional style. “I’ve learned a lot about myself and others through teaching,” he says. “Whenever possible, I like to keep my classes laid back and foster dialogue. Students add so much to a classroom. We can learn better when we’re not anxious or frustrated. It’s important to be relaxed as technology can be frustrating at times.” For 25 years as a continuing education instructor, James has taught everything from web design and Internet marketing to HTML/CSS, WordPress, and Photoshop. While software and technology are always changing, James’ approach remains consistent: teach foundation, best practices, and key concepts because they last a lifetime. By doing so, James believes students will be better prepared to succeed in a field that values both versatility and specialization. “The pace at which technology is changing is increasingly fast. A colleague of mine recently told me that if it’s under two years old, don’t bother with it yet, and if it’s over five years old, forget it,” he explains. “We can’t be experts at everything and it’s important to know where to focus our attention. A diverse skill set is increasingly important. Developers are learning design while designers are learning code. It’s getting very specialized and yet there’s so much crossover.” This challenge of navigating an ever-changing technological landscape with new innovations, platforms, and software programs gives credence to James’ belief that those interested in the field should commit to lifelong learning. “I can be a cheerleader and coach but the student has to have the desire to keep learning on their own.” James Neufeld is currently pursuing personal and professional development in digital SLR photography, HTML5, CSS3, WordPress theme development, mobile site development, and visual communication and design.

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Basketball Fitness: Phenomenal Abs, Hips, Butts & Thighs Foundation Training Course Total Body Conditioning Volleyball: Level 1 & 2 Volleyball: Level 2 Volleyball: Level 2+

Jewellery: Professional Studio Jewellery: Intro to Kiln Jewellery: Advanced Design

BEE KEEPING A Taste of Honey Bee Conservation Beekeeping Practice Exam for Sustainable Beekeeping Getting Started in Beekeeping Integrated Pest Management Spring Management and Hives Winterizing Your Hives

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY Advanced Forms Gentle Intro to Computer Programming Wordpress Basic

CULINARY 15 Minute Meals A Glimpse of Europe Cooking Across Canada Impressive Artisan Bread Lower Your Food Budget by 30% One Pot Meals

FLORISTRY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM Floral Design Special Occasions and Celebrations Floristry Arts: Level 1 In Style Wedding Design

HOBBIES, LANGUAGES AND THINKERS CORNER ESL Grammar & Essay Writing Immigrant Speaker Series Plan Your Own Wedding

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN Foundations in Adult Instruction Technology and Applications Designing and Developing a Module

KNITTING AND WEAVING Learn to Weave Level 1 Rigid Heddle Weaving Rigid Heddle Weaving Beyond Beginners

MUSIC Beginning Guitar

SEWING & FASHION ARTS Fashion Design Pattern Drafting Level 1 Sewing Beachwear Sewing Intro Sewing Level 1 Sewing Level 2

WOODWORKING Woodworking: Beginners Woodworking: Intermediate

FAMILY CHILDCARE Family Childcare

NEW! Instructional Design Certificate Langara now offers a certificate program in Instructional Design. Build your foundation designing comprehensive curricula, receive hands-on training with computer programs and applications, and develop online courses and adult learning modules. Learn more. 604.218.0720 | jmadigan@langara.bc.ca | www.langara.ca/instructional-design

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Choose your own adventure with Langara Summer Camps. Langara is offering summer camps for teens again this year with full-time one or two-week camps. Expect new and exciting programs along with favourites from last year in areas like graphic novels and manga, digital music, journalism, photography, and computer science. Let them choose their own adventure and learn about the things they love. Register your teen now. For teens aged 13-17 years | 12+ camps available July 4 – August 12, Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 3:30.

Learn more. 604.323.5133 | eclarke@langara.ca | www.langara.ca/summer-camps

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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

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