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Let us be your guide. Langara Continuing Studies (CS) is the place to go when you want to change careers, upgrade your skills, or challenge yourself to learn something new. Here, you can find an overview of our range of program areas for part-time or full-time study. Whatever you are looking for, we’re here to help. • Ready to register? Check out page 2 or call 604.323.5322. • Interested in a program? Find detailed program information, course descriptions, instructor bios, schedules, FAQs, and more at www.langara.ca/cs. • Exploring your options? Meet the people behind our programs and find out if Langara is right for you at one of our many information sessions. See upcoming events at www.langara.ca/infosessions. • Looking for a course? Many of our courses can be taken individually. Check the program descriptions in this guidebook to see which programs offer this option or find a full schedule of available courses at www.langara.ca/cs-course-schedule. • Want to stay in touch? Connect with us on Facebook or visit www.langara.ca/cs to join our mailing list.

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Accounting & Finance Arts Business Computer Technology Educational Travel Health & Human Services

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Let’s get enrolling. Registering in Continuing Studies courses is fast and simple. The CS front desk is here to help, whether you are completely new to Langara, a current student, or an alumnus.

NEW STUDENTS Phone

In Person

Call Continuing Studies at 604.323.5322 to

Visit the Continuing Studies front desk

register in your first course. Once you're

by the Building A main entrance,

registered, you'll receive your Langara ID

Langara College, 100 West 49th Ave.

number for online registration. Please have your contact details and VISA or Mastercard ready.

Hours of Operation Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

RETURNING STUDENTS Online If you’re a past or current Langara student, you can register online through myLangara using your Langara ID number. Visit langara.ca/cs for detailed instructions. Returning students can also register by phone or in person. Please note that not all programs accept online registrations.


A L I CE B A I | S T U D E N T SU CCESS “My career path has gone through a number of changes over the years, but I always ended up in a role that had something to do with the financial aspects of business,” says Alice. “To me, the foundation of any business is the books.” Last year, Alice went from having multiple clients to working primarily for one client who runs three businesses: a podcast production company, a restaurant, and a farm-totable grain and flour business. The change has streamlined her own business and allowed her to become more involved in her clients’ businesses. “Bookkeeping is inherently so much more than just adding up numbers,” she says. “It’s organization, investigation, and being detail-oriented.” Alice enjoys examining how different systems could be improved. Especially in this age of technology, with cloud accounting, apps, add-ons and plug-ins, she believes businesses can save considerable time and energy by connecting their point of sale system, for example, directly into their accounting program. “Suddenly, you have made your life so much easier by having the two programs talk to each other,” she says. “You can’t make effective business decisions without knowing where you stand and the best way to get an accurate picture of your profits and losses is to have your systems work together.” In the near future, Alice hopes to apply what she’s learned about bookkeeping and running a business to organize financial workshops for young female entrepreneurs. “I have been approached by so many young women who have amazing businesses or business ideas, but don’t know where to start,” she says. “I’d love to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for them to learn some typically dry business stuff in a fun and relatable way.” Alice Bai has spent her summer getting married and moving homes. She hasn’t ruled out taking more classes at Langara on higher-level accounting.

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ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

Natalie Lai | 604.323.5193 csaccounting@langara.ca

CS Diploma in Advanced Accounting

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: CS Diploma Cost: $329 to $635 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: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $329 to $635 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

Advanced Accounting

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $499 to $635 per course

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: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $275 to $549 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: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $50 to $180 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 Credential

Diploma

Professional Accounting Certificate

Advanced Accounting Certificate

Certificate

Certificate

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

Number of courses

19

14

6

Program hours

750

465

285

Minimum time required to complete the program

2 years

1.5 years

1 year

Maximum time allowed to complete the program

7 years

5 years

5 years

CPA PEP Transferability

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)

Prerequisites

None; however, individual course prerequisites must be met

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)

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“What’s interesting about graphic novels is that you are reacting to words and pictures at the same time.” – Jeff Ellis, instructor

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Graphic Novel & Comix


J E F F E L L I S | I N S T RU C TO R In 2008, instructor Jeff Ellis founded Cloudscape Comics, a non-profit dedicated to supporting our local graphic novel and comics community. The organization has come a long way from its humble beginnings – it now produces an annual anthology, participates in city events, provides art and comic classes, and is a fixture in Vancouver’s arts scene. “I really just wanted to make some friends and get some encouragement and feedback,” says Jeff on the inspiration behind Cloudscape. “Comics can be a very isolating pursuit.” Jeff has been drawing comics for as long as he can remember, but his interest intensified in high school, when he became an avid comic reader and filled his notebooks with his favourite characters. In creating his own work, Jeff draws on real experience or anecdotes. “I try to bring a strong sense of character into my work,” he says. “The better I know my characters, the easier it is to know what they would do or how they would react.” In his courses, Jeff encourages students to reconsider the traditions of the comic medium and seek out different approaches and exciting new artists. As the art form has evolved, so has the industry around it. Whether they aspire to make their own webcomic or write a full-length graphic novel, there are many paths artists can take. “Beyond the big three (Marvel, DC, Image), there are new opportunities at smaller publishers like Oni Press, Dark Horse, IDW, and micro presses like Black Mask and Iron Circus,” says Jeff. “Kickstarter and Patreon have also made it easier than ever to get support from the public.” Despite the changing landscape of the comics industry and community, one thing remains unchanged. “What’s interesting about graphic novels is that you are reacting to words and pictures at the same time,” says Jeff. “It’s one of the few mediums that uses both sides of your brain.” Jeff Ellis is currently a big fan of Guy Delisle and Jillian Tamaki, but his all-time favourite comic artist is Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes.

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Lenke Sifko | 604.218.7413 lsifko@langara.ca

2D Animation & Digital Art

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Sep, Apr Schedule: Mon-Fri & Wknds Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Diploma Cost: $5,975 domestic / $6,975 intl per term + material fees

Our 2D animation program provides comprehensive, hands-on training in the software, workflows and drawing skills required to work in the animation and digital art industry. Learn character design, animation, environment design, and storyboarding from industry professionals and animation experts. You will be trained in all aspects of this fast-paced, rapidly-growing creative field. Graduates can choose from many available opportunities to express and hone their creative talents. In just 16 months, you’ll earn a diploma and graduate with a professional portfolio and demo reel showcasing your talents to potential employers.

Lenke Sifko | 604.218.7413 lsifko@langara.ca

3D Animation for Game, Film & Visual Effects

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Sep Schedule: Mon-Fri & Wknds Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Diploma Cost: $7,150 domestic / $8,050 intl per term + material fees

Our program offers the hands-on training and experience you need to pursue employment in the 3D animation industry. Learn the latest animation techniques in an environment that is run like a fast-paced, real-world production studio. Receive comprehensive training in the software and workflows used in animation, visual effects and game design. You will learn character design, animation and modelling, environment design, compositing, texturing, rigging, lighting, rendering, game design, level design, and storyboarding from industry professionals and animation experts. In just 24 months, you’ll earn your professional diploma and graduate with a professional portfolio and demo reel showcasing your talents.

www.langara.ca/2d-animation

www.langara.ca/3d-animation

Jeff Burgess | 604.323.5964 jburgess@langara.ca

Commercial Illustration

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $434 to $580 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: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None 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

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Annat Kennet | 604.323.5561 akennet@langara.ca

Digital Film

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

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

Lenke Sifko | 604.218.7413 lsifko@langara.ca

Digital Media

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $490 to $545 per course

The Digital Media series is a collection of production software and design courses for anyone interested in working in the creative and applied arts industry. 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: $12,160 tuition, approx. $2000 for software and hardware, and a 2013 or later MacBook

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.

Jeff Burgess | 604.323.5964 jburgess@langara.ca

Graphic Novel & Comix

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $434 to $560 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 Clip Studio Paint Pro, 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.

www.langara.ca/cs/digital-media

www.langara.ca/dmp

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

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Lenke Sifko | 604.218.7413 lsifko@langara.ca

Journalism

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $165 to $675 per course

Thanks to technology and diversity, the world of journalism is ever expanding, making way for new forms of media and communication. More citizens are getting engaged, whether as consumers or generators of media, in their community and beyond. And, that’s always good news for democracy. Langara Journalism’s part-time program is offering courses, at any interest and skill level, to those wishing to either explore their interest in the media or to those wanting to expand their participation in journalism. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs/journalism

Jeff Burgess | 604.323.5964 jburgess@langara.ca

Performing Arts

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

Jim Balderston | 604.218.3073 jbalderston@langara.ca

Photography

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May 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 & Sat Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $5,800 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. www.langara.ca/production

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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

Jeff Burgess | 604.323.5964 jburgess@langara.ca

Visual Arts

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $270 to $320 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

Make the news. Want to contribute your voice and view to our media landscape? Develop your investigative skills, sharpen your writing and build your media savvy through our part-time courses in journalism. Courses cover: • Podcasting • Social media • Writing for radio and film • Research and public records • Travel, opinion, science and business writing Learn more. 604.218.7413 | lsifko@langara.ca | www.langara.ca/cs/journalism

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“My understanding and my confidence have grown exponentially.” - Deanna Lythgo, alumna

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DE ANNA LY THGO | STUDENT SUCCESS Deanna Lythgo was already a successful realtor when she enrolled in the Construction and Development program, but she felt there was room to grow in her knowledge of building, construction, and renovation – traditionally, male-dominated areas. “People think of real estate in Vancouver as a guaranteed career, but it’s actually quite competitive,” says Deanna. Only a small number of the licensed realtors have long and successful careers. “This program deepened my understanding of many aspects of my industry, which enhanced my marketability and the value I can provide my clients.” A standout course for her was on residential construction, where she learned how to evaluate neighbourhoods as well as analyze building components and how they depreciate over time. One of her major projects focused on how to inspect residential properties. “An important consideration when evaluating a home for purchase is knowing the details of major systems like plumbing, heating, and cooling,” says Deanna. Now, she can better advise prospective buyers on how to factor these systems into their decisions. “What I learned benefited my clients immediately,” she says. “I’ve been able to spot problems in real-life situations and apply my broader scope of knowledge at home inspections, new development sites, meetings with pre-sale purchasers, and even in my own home renovations.” Among Deanna’s classmates were architects, landscape engineers, construction business owners, and new Canadians seeking to update their credentials, bringing diverse perspectives to the program and demonstrating that you are never too old or too established to learn. “When I enrolled, I felt that I possessed the skills to succeed in real estate long-term but lacked the breadth of knowledge to take my work to the next level,” she says. “My understanding and my confidence have grown exponentially.” Deanna’s experience was so positive that she is considering taking more programs at Langara, such as real estate investing or energy management, while continuing to work full-time. Deanna Lythgo’s career in real estate was inspired by her grandparents, who immigrated to Vancouver in the 1950s and helped establish the Italian community in East Vancouver.

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John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Building Energy Assessor

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May 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 you to make informed decisions on energy-related matters. You learn techniques to identify needs; to plan; and to monitor implementation of energy management information systems, re-commission buildings, and finance energy projects. This program will also ensure you 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: Sep, Jan Schedule: Daytime Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $5,231, includes course package

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, 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: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $240 to $695 per course

This program provides you with 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. You 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 Architectural 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: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $436 - $695 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: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Cost: $632 per course + 306 for textbooks

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 license. 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

Management Skills

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $333 per course

The Management Skills Certificate program provides foundational people-management skills required in business today. Designed with both the experienced and new manager in mind, participants will develop the practical skills needed to realize their full management potential. The Management Skills Certificate includes four weekend courses: Leading and Managing Employees, Communicating Effectively, Managing for Success, and Managing for Conflict. You can take the courses as part of the overall certificate over a period of up to two years. Courses in this program may be taken individually in any order.. www.langara.ca/management-skills

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Professional Building Manager

Type: Part-time/Full-Time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $248 to $570 per course

Learn to oversee the daily operations of a given site. Our Professional Building Manager Program provides you with 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. www.langara.ca/real-estate

Phuoi-Linh To | 604.323.5982 pto@langara.ca

Professional Sales

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Varies Delivery: Online Credential: Certificate Cost: $355 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

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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: $5,600

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 in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/project-management * Registered Education Provider, the REP logo and PMP ® are registered works of Project Management Institute. Inc.

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Property Management

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $405 to $695 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: Sep, Jan, May 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 you to pursue various career options: Property Management (7 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. Earn an RI® designation from the Real Estate Institute of BC. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/real-estate

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Real Estate Investing

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $138 to $695 per course

Without the right knowledge and skills, real estate investing can have adverse effects. This certificate program will provide you 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. You can develop your 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

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604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Real Estate Trading/Broker

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May 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 you 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 you to develop your knowledge in different areas of related expertise, such as property management, residential construction, building operating systems, financial statement review, and negotiation. You 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: Sep, Jan, May 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 you to develop your knowledge in different areas of related expertise. The program creates pathways for you to obtain the Trading Services License, Rental Property Management License, or to continue your 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: Sep, Jan, May 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

Yasmin Virji | 604.218.1783 yvirji@langara.ca

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $270 - $439 per course

Our Small Business Management and Ownership Certificate offers practical courses 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

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John Neuls | 604.323.5409 jneuls@langara.ca

Social Housing Management

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $405 - $450 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 Deanna Pike | 604.323.5166 supplychain@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

www.langara.ca/real-estate

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/supply-chain

Custom and Corporate Training for Business On-site training for your organization’s needs Langara’s Custom and Corporate 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 and programs.

Learn more. pto@langara.ca 604.323.5982 www.langara.ca/custom-training

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M A RV I N M A SS O U D I | I N S T RU C TO R When Database Developer Certificate program instructor Marvin Massoudi earned his first degree in computer engineering, the mainframe generation of computers were starting to be replaced with desktop machines, so he’s seen a lot of changes in the course of his career. “Data volume, type, and rate of creation have profoundly changed in the past 20 years,” says Marvin. “I think that we are entering a new age of producing insights rather than just information.” Currently an enterprise intelligence data analyst at Vancity, Marvin brings elements of his work into the classroom. He not only introduces students to the techniques and tools used in modern data systems, but also what insights large organizations need from their data. “Working with data means going beyond the technology and getting to the root of a problem,” he says. Many students believe that success comes from mastering a language like T-SQL, but Marvin says that is only part of the work. “Everything we do is around adding business value and the technology makes sense only in this context.” Marvin has re-designed his courses to give his students – who go on to work in database administration, data analysis, business intelligence, and data science – an experience similar to what they would get in the workplace. “All exercises are designed not just as class projects but as modules that could be used in a code snippet library,” he explains. “For example, as a final database project, students build, design, and implement a sample financial banking database.” In his own career, Marvin meets with subject matter experts and stakeholders to understand the technical requirements. He communicates with people from the customer relationship management (CRM) department, information technology, business intelligence, and even customer representatives in branches to develop a data solution. “A data management process is like a data factory with different functioning units,” he says. “A strong knowledge of the business along with robust development skills is the key to success.” In his spare time, Marvin Massoudi gardens and goes on long bike rides. He’s working toward a data visualization seminar and course using Microsoft Power BI.

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Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Advanced Administrative Assistant

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $49 to $549 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: By appointment Schedule: Days/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: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $49 to $269 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: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $49 to $549 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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REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS & COURSES

604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Database Developer

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $465 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: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $399 per course

Our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate is your introduction to the diverse and growing field of GIS. This program is based on QGIS and other Open Source programs that are free and of high quality. GIS is becoming an integral part of many disciplines and the Geographic Information Systems Certificate is aimed at working professionals who need GIS skills for their work, educators who want to incorporate GIS into their classrooms, and anyone who is interested in learning about GIS. 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

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Introduction to Coding

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/Lab Credential: None Cost: $369 to $449 per course

Have you ever wanted to code but was afraid to? In today’s technology driven world, coding skills are indispensable. Whether you’re launching a career, advancing in one, or just excited to learn something new, these fun and interactive courses will give you unique perspectives and allows to explore a wide range of potential careers in robotics, web, or mobile app development.

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Plus 50

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May 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 two 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/intro-to-coding

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: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/Online 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: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/Online Credential: Certificate Cost: $49 to $549 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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PHOTOGRAPHY BY BONNIE LANGMAN

Educational Travel BONNIE L ANGM AN | STUDENT SUCCESS

After a long career as an accountant, Bonnie Langman is spending her retirement travelling the world through our educational travel programs and exploring her creative side, particularly through photography. “I have been interested in photography for decades,” she says. “Photography really makes you think about what’s in front of you, what’s important about it and how to best capture it.” Bonnie began taking photography courses at Langara because her day job left her little outlet for artistic expression. Beyond the tools and techniques she mastered, the courses motivated her to work harder at her photography than she would on her own. “For the most part, I consider myself a landscape photographer,” she says. “In India, almost everyone is open to having their pictures taken, so I became more of a street photographer.” When visiting Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory, Bonnie found herself comparing the experience to being surrounded by crowds in Banff a few months earlier. “Kluane was just as beautiful and there were very few other tourists,” she recalls. “I remember standing at a viewpoint with panoramic views and the only people there were in our group.” While Bonnie has travelled on her own throughout Canada and the United States, she finds the idea of travelling to more distant locations somewhat intimidating. The Langara tours save her time on research and allow her to travel with a group of people who have similar interests. “The educational travel programs all have a purpose,” she says. “They aren’t travel for travel’s sake.” Bonnie recently returned from her very first painting tour, a trip through Tuscany. One of her retirement goals was to learn to paint and the trip offered plenty of inspiration. “The best part of this trip was the eight days spent in the wooded hills of south eastern Tuscany,” she says. “We had great views, olive trees, poppies, sheep with bells on, a pond with strange sounding frogs, and fabulous food.” Bonnie Langman’s Pentax K-7 has taken a bit of bashing in her travels. This summer, she plans to attempt to replicate some of the many delicious pasta dishes she enjoyed in Tuscany.

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Janinah Jansen | 604.677.0198 jjansen@langara.ca

Greece Through the Ages

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 Nafplio, and with 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 Emeritus and program leader Peter Prontzos, who has led five other tours to Greece, will share his knowledge of Greek history, culture, politics, and philosophy.

Greece Through the Ages Dates: May 1 to 17, 2019 (optional extension to May 21) Cost: From $4500 Group size: 10-15 Tour type: cultural immersion, history, architecture

www.langara.ca/edtravel

Janinah Jansen | 604.677.0198 jjansen@langara.ca

India Photography Tour

TOUR DETAILS

India is like no other country on Earth; inspire your senses as you photograph its beauty and its people, spending approximately four days in each location. This intimate and engaging photography tour will open your eyes, your heart, and your soul to the charms of India. Take your travel photography to a higher level through one-on-one coaching with your instructor, group critiquing, and hands-on practice. Prepare to be amazed! Rajasthan is the crown jewel of India’s many states. If you are looking to explore India, this is the place to start. Travel from India’s prettiest city, Udaipur, through Jodhpur and Jaisalmer’s golden fort on the edge of the Thar Desert, and on to Jaipur, finishing up with the marbled magnificence of the Taj Mahal.

India Photography Tour Dates: January 8-22, 2019 (optional add-on to Sri Lanka) Cost: See website Group size: 8-12 Tour type(s): culture, photography, adventure

www.langara.ca/edtravel

Janinah Jansen | 604.677.0198 jjansen@langara.ca

Morocco Photography Tour

TOUR DETAILS

Morocco is a feast for the senses. The mountains, desert, and coast form a unique and colourful landscape while the medieval medinas, punctuated with souks are full of colours and aromas. With your camera in hand, discover the enchanting cities of Morocco, venture into rose-coloured kasbahs, and snap portraits of traditional Berber families in their mountain villages. This tour is led by professional photographer Wayne Kaulbach, who will also be leading his third India Photography tour for Langara in 2019.

Morocco Photography Tour Dates: 14 days in April 2019 Cost: See website Group size: 8 -12 Tour type: photography, adventure, cultural immersion

www.langara.ca/edtravel

Janinah Jansen | 604.677.0198 jjansen@langara.ca

Tanzania Photo Safari

TOUR DETAILS

Tanzania’s Serengeti Great Migration birthing period is one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles in the world, and the crater floor of the extinct volcano at Ngorongoro Crater is a game viewing environment that has no equal. Towering above it all is Mt. Kilimanjaro. Explore Maasai villages with your Maasai safari guides. From local markets to Tarangire Park with the highest concentration of elephants and other species in Africa – this safari is a photographer’s dream! Add on a visit to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar with spectacular beaches and ancient Omani culture. Tour led by Travel Photography Instructor Ross Durant.

Tanzania Photo Safari Dates: January 14-25, 2019 Cost: From $7995 per person Group size: 8-15 Tour type(s): eco, photography, culture, adventure

www.langara.ca/edtravel

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REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS & COURSES

604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

Janinah Jansen | 604.677.0198 jjansen@langara.ca

Yukon Photography Tour

TOUR DETAILS

Explore the pristine beauty of the Yukon. Evenings will be spent in a quiet and remote location awaiting and photographing the incredible Aurora as its lights shift across the northern sky. Daily road trips will take you to locations ideal for capturing the spectacular natural landscapes and local wildlife. Join fine arts and travel photography instructor Jim Balderston and capture the solitude and magical beauty of the Canadian North.

Yukon Photography Tour Dates: October 11-15, 2018 Cost: From $2500 per person Group size: maximum 16 Tour type(s): photography, adventure, nature

www.langara.ca/edtravel

Not your typical travel itinerary. Explore different countries, cultures and natural environments with a knowledgeable guide through our educational travel tours. Our trips allow members of the public to experience new places, learn new things and meet new people as they travel in small groups around the world. We offer multiple art, cultural, photography, and eco tours to destinations in Canada and across the globe throughout the year.

Educational travel benefits: • Tours led by Langara College instructors • Learning-focused itineraries • Small groups (maximum 16) • Pre-trip orientation lectures and information sessions

• Discounted language, visual arts or photography courses prior to some tours • Intergenerational participants

Interested in a tour? Register early! Registration typically closes two to three months prior to travel. Find complete trip listings on our website or contact us for more information.

Learn more. Janinah Jansen | 604.677.0198 jjansen@langara.ca www.langara.ca/edtravel

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STARTING IN JANUARY 2019

Post-Graduate Certificate in Personalized Medicine for Health Care Professionals


DAVE ANDER SON | INSTRUC TOR Biology instructor Dave Anderson divides his time between Langara and the University of British Columbia, where he’s a post-doctoral fellow. He’ll soon be combining his teaching skills and research knowledge as the program coordinator for Continuing Studies’ new personalized medicine program. “I see real value in providing education on topics I have studied through my PhD and post-doctoral work to those working in front-line health care,” says Dave. “Teaching helps keep my work grounded in the broader fields to which it applies.” The idea behind personalized medicine is that large-scale, personal patient data – such as particular genome sequences, RNA, and protein measurements – can be used to help individual patients. “Personalized medicine is an approach that recognizes each patient has a unique set of factors that could impact every stage of their diagnosis and treatment,” explains Dave. While it may seem futuristic, personalized medicine already exists. As part of their 100,000 Genomes Project, England’s National Health Service recently studied the genomic data of children from families with a history of cancer. They identified which children had positive markers for general cancer development and sent them for full body MRI scans, revealing one out of every seven kids had a previously undetected tumour. “By focusing on this data, they were better able help the people in their health care system,” says Dave. “The more data we generate, the more we discover.” His own interest in the sciences began with physics and astronomy, but Dave transitioned into biology as he came to see how the same fundamental principles could be applied to understanding living systems. “The scientific process is – as all things undertaken by human beings – fundamentally social,” says Dave. “It is amazing how often valuable insights into some element of my research arose out of a moment teaching, and vice versa.” Dave Anderson holds a PhD from the University of Oregon. He balances his scientific endeavours with time outdoors with his family and two rambunctious dogs.

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Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Anatomy, Pathology & Physiology

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Ongoing Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $504 - $649 per course

Refresh your knowledge, upgrade your career skills, or prepare for further education with courses in pathology, physical assessments, anatomy and physiology. Curriculum may include additional review specific to the assessment and monitoring of patients neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, opportunities for demonstration and practice work in the nursing simulation center, an in-depth look at the musculoskeletal system and the complexities of the human body’s parts, functions and physiological processes. These courses may qualify as an admission requirement, as an elective for complementary therapy or health care programs, or as professional development CEUs. Please check with the accepting institution for eligibility. www.langara.ca/cs

Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Animal Control

Type: Program FT / Course PT Entry Dates: Fall/Spring Schedule: Varies Location: Main Campus Delivery: Mixed Credential: Varies Cost: $189 - $1,471

This program provides training and professional development for bylaw, animal care and 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. The Animal Control Basic Training Program is currently offered in the spring and fall terms. Please see website for entry options and prerequisites. Interested in pursuing a career in this field? Check out the open to all prerequisite course Introduction to Animal Control. www.langara.ca/pets

Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Balance System of Acupuncture

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Fall/Spring Schedule: Varies Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Varies Cost: $350 - $500 per course

The Balance System of Acupuncture program presents a unique approach to acupuncture. All courses build on the foundations and modern approaches of acupuncture currently taught in professional programs world-wide, and further refine the classical approach documented from over 2,000 years ago. This specialized program provides healthcare practitioners a small, enhanced learning environment, confidence through didactic and clinical hours, competency testing, and finally a completion certificate awarded to successful graduates. Suitable for registered Acupuncturists, MDs, NDs and others with applicable acupuncture foundations qualifications. Courses may be taken individually or combined towards a certificate. www.langara.ca/acupuncture

Jeff Madigan | 604.417.9674 jeffreymadigan@langara.ca

CELBAN Preparation

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $459

Intended for internationally educated nurses and health care providers, this course helps prepare you for the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN). Explore how to communicate in English about health care situations common in Canadian health care settings. Learn how to demonstrate empathy and speak to patients using the English language. www.langara.ca/celban

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Eleanor J. Clarke | 604.323.5133 eclarke@langara.ca

Dental Reception

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/Lab Credential: Certificate Cost: $1475 (includes First Aid course)

Are you looking for a challenging and exciting career? This accelerated program provides the basic skills necessary for day-to-day front desk procedures in a computerized dental office. Students will learn dental terminology, clinical procedures, dental specialties, insurance coverage, and more. This is an intensive fast-track course that will give hands on experience with dental software. Learn how to do day end/month end reports, electronic billing, claim submission, patient charting, and insurance submission. For those that enjoy customer service, attention to detail, teamwork, a fast-paced work environment, and being organized, this is the profession for you! Courses in this program may not be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs

Ofir Gabay | 604.323.5925 ogabay@langara.ca

Expressive Arts Therapy

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom 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. Courses in this program may not be taken individually. www.langara.ca/exa

Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Holistic Aromatherapy

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $985 + $100 material fees 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 BC’s only hands-on training. Extensive curriculum, clinical practice, and quality instruction taught 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. The first course may be taken individually. ww.langara.ca/cs

Kathryn Browning | 604.323.5813 kbrowning@langara.ca

Integrative Energy Healing™

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Variable Schedule: Days/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: See website

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 Advanced IEH Certificate program. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/ieh

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Linda Turner | 604.323.5546 lturner@langara.ca

Medical Aesthetics

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $4.579

Medical aesthetics represents the fastest growing segment of the spa industry, where there is a demand for knowledgeable professionals trained in the use of specific medical treatments such as neuromodulators, chemical peels, dermal fillers, and lasers. Our part-time certificate program is specifically designed for healthcare professionals who would like to work in this popular field. This program aims to balance the theoretical and practical aspects of the industry, while providing students with the tools to launch a career in medical aesthetics. Students have the opportunity to study with renowned instructors from the medical aesthetics sector and practice hands-on skills in our clinics. www.langara.ca/cs

Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Medical Office Administrator (MOA)

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, Feb, May, Aug Schedule: Days/Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $1,402 (includes material fees)

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, anatomy and physiology for the MOA, and EMR (Electronic Medical Records). An additional component of this program provides students with strategies to assist them with future employment goals and rounding out their administrative skills. Students must register in MOAP 1101, 1102 and 1103. www.langara.ca/moa

Linda Turner | 604.323.5546 lturner@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Mixed Credential: Certificate Cost: $850 per module

Personalized Medicine for Health Care Professionals Personalized medicine uses patient data – genome sequences, RNA and protein abundance measurements, key metabolic and physiological markers – to better design and implement health care treatments. Through our Post-Graduate Certificate in Personalized Medicine, health care professionals learn how to incorporate personalized medicine into their practices. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other front-line medical personnel can apply their newfound knowledge to benefit their patients and train for the future of health care. The program has four modules. www.langara.ca/medicine

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: $89 - $149 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. Courses may be taken individually or as credit towards a professional certificate. www.langara.ca/pets

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Cora Van Wyck | 604.323.5416 rmt@langara.ca

Registered Massage Therapy

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan Schedule: Days 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 encourage excellence and critical thinking skills. They will nurture your mastery of massage therapy. Practical training in student clinics and diverse outreach locations ensures you have incredible opportunities to apply and integrate your learning in a supervised setting. This program is recognized by the College of Massage Therapists of BC.

Ruth Lamb | 604.872.3472 rlamb@langara.ca

Strategic Resilience for First Responders

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Variable Schedule: Days/Wknds Location: Main Campus or out-of province Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $95 - $500 per course

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.

www.langara.ca/rmt

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

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

Strategic Resilience for First Nation Communities The Strategic Resilience for First Nation Communities Program is a strength-based program that addresses capacity building for First Nation communities. It acknowledges vicarious trauma/ Post-Traumatic Stress Response (PTSR) and seeks to build on First Nation teachings that support the physical, emotional/energetic, mental, spiritual, relationship and environmental world view. The program honors the complex interconnections among people, and their relationship in the greater scheme of life. The focus is on a spirit-centered way of being while also including aspects of modern neuroscience and somatic physiology known to support a life change process towards right living and heart-centered choice. www.langara.ca/resilience

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: $154 - $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 may be taken individually or as a credit towards a professional certificate. www.langara.ca/cs

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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

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: $1,219

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: $4,050

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. www.langara.ca/yoga

Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma and Resilience 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. www.langara.ca/yoga

Yoga Teacher Training Align your practice with your passion. Become a holistically trained yoga teacher and develop the clarity, confidence, and skills to practice and teach postures, breathing techniques, and meditation practices in our integrative, 6-month, part-time program. Develop the skills to create classes that support your students needs - physically, mentally and spiritually. As well, you will find our voice as a Yoga teacher and discover your unique gifts and strengths on and off the mat. Learn to teach with an in-depth understanding of anatomy, alignment, contraindications and modifications for practice. Discuss common injuries and learn how to maintain a safe classroom for students of all abilities. Courses in this program may not be taken individually. www.langara.ca/yoga

Coming soon! Yoga Therapy for Integrative Health Yoga therapy promotes holistic health and its effectiveness is supported by an increasing body of research. Our new program will train yoga teachers and health care professionals in the holistic, somatic and therapeutic practices of yoga. Learn how yoga therapy can be used to support primary health issues. Join our mailing list to be the first to know about this program. Learn more. www.langara.ca/yoga | ngulamhusein@langara.ca

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World Languages & ESL REO TANAK A | STUDENT SUCCESS When Reo Tanaka left Tokyo at the age of 20 and enrolled in the Langara English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) program, his goal was to one day graduate from the University of British Columbia (UBC) or Simon Fraser University (SFU). Now in his third year at SFU, it’s a goal he is about to achieve, thanks in part to his experience at Langara. “I had strong desire to master English when I first came to Canada and the LEAP program was famous for its intensity,” he recalls. “I thought it would be the fastest route.” Soon after he completed LEAP 8, Reo had to write a 3,000-word term paper – including researching journal articles, paraphrasing sentences, and following correct citation conventions – for his first history course. Using the academic skills he gained through LEAP, Reo was able to complete the assignment. “I would have failed my history course if I had gone straight into a degree program,” he says. “I had no idea what academic writing was and writing is an essential part of university courses.” Class presentations have been another critical part of his education, an especially daunting task for someone who isn’t a native English speaker. Once, while working on a group project with four other students at SFU, the team reached an impasse when no one wanted to present their project. Fortunately, Reo had done a lot of presentations while in LEAP. “Eventually, I took on the responsibility and presented in front of over 100 students and five instructors,” he remembers. “The presentation went very well.” This June, Reo was able to put his public-speaking skills to the test yet again when he spoke at Langara’s convocation ceremony for LEAP students. He shared the story of volunteering to give this group presentation and how the experience altered his self-perception. “Stepping out of your comfort zone is key to building confidence in yourself and to leading a successful life,” he says. “The completion of the LEAP program is just the beginning.” Reo is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting and plans to become a Chartered Professional Accountant. His motto is ‘faith can move mountains.’

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LEAP Program | 604.323.5049 leap@langara.ca

Langara English for Academic Purposes (LEAP)

Session dates: August 29–October 19, 2018 October 24–December 14, 2018 January 3–February 23, 2019

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)

www.langara.ca/leap

Domestic Students: $40 application fee Course fee paid through government funding. Register in person with proof of domestic status.

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.

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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.

Anne-Marie Dussault | 604.323.5311 adussault@langara.ca

Langara English Proficiency Program (LEPP)

Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May 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, 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: Sep, Jan, Apr and Jul (for adults) Sep and Feb (for children) Cost: $209 per course for adults From $175 per course for children

Our Mandarin as a second language program emphasizes practicality and features modern and interesting presentation styles, and use simple, easy-to-learn materials. We teach both the Traditional and Simplified written forms of Chinese characters; Hanyu Pinyin phonetics is also taught to complement the learning experience. Each adult Mandarin course is 10 weeks in length, with the exception of 8 weeks in the July term. *A 15% discount will be applied to registrations for those who have completed three or more Adult Mandarin courses. Each children’s Mandarin course lasts 16 weeks per term. Math and Fine Arts classes are also available. *A 10% family discount is available for the third course registration (adult or children) from the same family in the same semester. 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: Sep, Jan, May, Jul Cost: $173 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 who use a variety of teaching techniques 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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We have the answers. Our information sessions are a chance for you to ask questions, meet the people behind our programs and get advice on what program or course is right for you. Visit our website for upcoming opportunities to learn more about what Continuing Studies can do for you.

Learn more. www.langara.ca/infosessions


Try your hand at something new. Find affordable, hands-on courses in floristry, sewing, woodworking and more through Langara College’s CS at VSB programs. Ideal for hobbyists or dedicated practitioners, these accessible courses are open to all levels of experience. Join us this fall for courses in culinary arts, crochet, fitness, sewing and fashion arts, and woodworking. Sewing courses tailored to you. Amateur seamstresses, hobbyists, and future fashion students looking to develop a portfolio can benefit from our sewing and fashion arts courses and certificate program. Learn everything from sewing to fashion illustration from industry professionals. Courses start in September.

Learn more. 604.323.5322 csgeneral@langara.ca www.langara.ca/vsb


CS Testing Centre 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 everything from complicated, high-stakes exam parameters to simple paper-based testing. We are a proud member of the British Columbia Higher Education Testing Association (BCHETA), as well as a regional affiliate of The National College Testing Association (NCTA) and The Canadian Higher Education Testing Association (CHETA). We are also capable of offering individualized special accommodation sittings on short notice.* We are currently a host or designated testing centre for many organizations and exams, including: Certification Exams: NEBOSH/SHEields, NCIDQ, BC Surveyors Association, CDECB, NIDMAR, CSNM, AIB, IBD, OWNER/BUILDER, BC Builders Exams / Certification, YARDSTICK (Special Accommodation and Licensure Exams) Languages/Entrance Exams: JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), IELTS (Conestoga), CELPIP, CAEL Nursing Exams: CELBAN, NCAS, NCLEX (Hurst Review Services) University Exams (including distance education): eConcordia, Harvard University, Imperial Global MBA, Laurentian University, McMaster University, Ryerson University, Thompson Rivers University, University College of London, University of the Fraser Valley, University of London, University of Northern BC, University of Saskatchewan, University of South Hampton, University of Victoria, University of Warwich, University of Wisconsin, University of York, Western Governors University *Identified Disability Accommodation must come with supporting documentation. Learn more. Bobbie Morrison | 604.323.5323 CS Program Coordinator, Testing Centre Proctoring/Invigilation/Supervision bmorrison@langara.ca or invigilation@langara.ca

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Bobbie Morrison | 604.323.5323 bmorrison@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 jlpt@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. The JLPT is 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. Currently, Langara hosts the December JLPT only. www.langara.ca/jlpt

We’re ready for your test. Looking for a place to host your exam? The CS Testing Centre offers exemplary service in hosting a range of tests and exams. Our invigilators are reliable and experienced. We closely follow any protocols your organization provides. We offer: • Customized timelines • Private rooms • Multiple private sittings simultaneously • Lengthy exams accommodations

• Written and/or online exam invigilation • Classroom and/or lab environments • Jaws or dragon software • Special accommodation on short notice

Upcoming Programs Stay tuned for workshops on exam anxiety. Learn more. Bobbie Morrison | 604.323.5323 CS Program Coordinator, Testing Centre Proctoring/Invigilation/Supervision bmorrison@langara.ca or invigilation@langara.ca

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Set your sights higher. Build your skills and elevate your career through Continuing Studies. We provide flexible education options to help you take the next step in business, health, languages, technology, and the arts. Whatever level you want to reach, Continuing Studies is here for you.

Learn more. www.langara.ca/cs

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Continuing Studies is here for you. Whether you want to explore something new, expand your skillset, or change careers, our part-time and full-time study opportunities in business, health, languages, technology, and the arts can support you in your journey. Wherever you want to go, we’re here for you.

Learn more. www.langara.ca/cs

Continuing Studies Guidebook: Sept - Dec 2018  
Continuing Studies Guidebook: Sept - Dec 2018  
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