Continuing Studies Guidebook: Jan - Apr 2019

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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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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.


S H AU N G O O D | SU CC ESS S TO RY After 20 years working in information technology, Shaun Good wanted a career change. The Senior Programmer Analyst at Langara began taking accounting courses in 2013 and is two courses away from completing his Continuing Studies Diploma in Advanced Accounting. “The Continuing Studies program provided the quickest pathway,” says Shaun, whose ultimate goal is to become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). While the past few years of working full-time and studying have kept him busy, he found time to take on the role of Director of Communications with the Langara Accounting Club, working with students in the College’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) to organize events. “It’s been great to get an understanding of the College from both sides,” he says. “It gave me a better appreciation of what the College is trying to do and how the different areas are actually helping students.” After moving to Vancouver from Australia seven years ago, Shaun also enjoyed working with students who came to Canada from around the world. “One of the interesting things I’ve found is that Langara students come from so many different countries,” he says. “My studies and my time with the Accounting Club have allowed me to make good friends of diverse ages and backgrounds.” Shaun found it was easy to connect with students in the Accounting Club because they were working towards the same goal he was: finding a good job they’ll enjoy. Last semester, the club hosted their first networking event, bringing in representatives from various accounting firms to meet accounting students from Langara as well as other local colleges and universities. “It was definitely fun and rewarding to be able to help with that event,” says Shaun. “Getting known within a firm is such a big part of the recruiting process in this field. It was great knowing we were helping fellow accounting students make those connections.” Shaun Good is a huge Vancouver Whitecaps fan and attends as many of their home games as possible. In his spare time, he enjoys visiting the VanDusen Botanical Garden and Steveston Village.

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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, and strategy. 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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ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

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

20

15

5

Program hours

762

507

255

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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Singer-Songwriter Certificate


K E I G H P RY | SU CC ESS S TO RY Musician Keigh Pry had considerable experience in music before coming to Langara’s Digital Music Production program, from piano playing at age four to a stint on CBC’s Rock Camp during adolescence, but the recent graduate felt some structure and education were required in order to move forward. “I felt like I was floundering after taking a few years off from music,” the music enthusiast recalls. “Langara’s program most closely aligned with what I wanted to do and the skills I wanted to brush up on.” As a student, Keigh spent hours happily working on projects that involved songwriting and sound creation. The composer learned fun production techniques as well as basic sound engineering and mixing. One of Keigh’s best memories was an impromptu recording session with some classmates, where they hung blankets everywhere and recorded vocals in the closet. “I think the most valuable thing I learned at Langara was how to have confidence in myself and my abilities as a musician,” says Keigh. “The program put me in a productive state of mind and gave me the skills I needed to progress in my career.” In 2018, PNEUMA, a film Keigh scored, played at the Vancouver International Film Festival. The musician is currently on the verge of releasing an LP, In Bed With The Enemy. The solo album was a huge undertaking; its production involved applying for a grant, assembling the songs, creating demos and song charts, hiring musicians, recording, and producing the record. “It’s a lot of pieces to fit together,” Keigh recalls. “In some ways, it’s easier to create something for someone else because you have guidelines you have to follow, like a roadmap for your creativity.” While the life of a working musician isn’t without its challenges, Keigh is happiest when writing songs, recording, and performing. “I think honesty makes a great song or performer,” says Keigh. “If you’re true to who you are and not trying to please someone else, you’re going to have an audience.” Keigh Pry is currently listening to artists ranging from Olafur Arnalds to Courtney Barnett and CHVRCHES as well as the new Death Cab for Cutie album.

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ARTS

Lenke Sifko | 604.218.7413 lsifko@langara.ca

2D Animation & Digital Art

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Sep, May 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, May 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 12 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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604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

Annat Kennet | 604.323.5561 akennet@langara.ca

Digital Film

Type: Full-time and Part-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Mon-Fri (Full-time) Eves/Wknds (Part-time) Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: Full-time: $6,700 - $8,500 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 also offers a part-time option, and courses may be taken individually on evenings and weekends.

Lenke Sifko | 604.218.7413 lsifko@langara.ca

Digital Media

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: 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/dfp

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. This is 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

Learn how to make a joke land, conquer your stage fright or break into the world of film and television acting through our part-time performing arts courses. Prepare for your time in the spotlight by building your acting, improv, and comedy skillsets in a fun, safe, and supportive environment. Our wide range of courses are for enthusiasts at all levels of experience, from newcomers to professional performers looking to expand their talents. Our instructors are leading industry professionals who will help you further explore the art of performance. 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: $5,875 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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604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

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

Move into movies. Making a movie takes more than an idea - it requires mastery. Our digital film programs are designed to help students transform their ideas into screen-ready films that tell their stories. Develop your hands-on skills as you learn the art of film-making, from screenwriting to directing to post-production. Choose from our 16-week intensive full-time program or our part-time program, which runs weekends and evenings. Turn your passion for film into a career. making music videos, commercials, documentaries, and more.

Learn more. Annat Kennett | 604.323.5561 ext.2 | akennet@langara.ca | www.langara.ca/dfp

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Builder License Certificate


A I S H A T E JA N I | S T U D E N T SU CC ESS Aisha Tejani always knew that she wanted to help people, but she was unsure how. She knew early on that she enjoyed figuring out how people work and was drawn to any career that allowed her to connect with people. After working in a variety of careers including marketing, advertising, content writing, digital marketing, and workshop facilitation, Aisha realized that there was one specific thing she enjoyed more. “Facilitation led me to realize that I wanted a career where I could spend most of my time talking to people, and this is what led me to case management.” After an informational interview with a case manager at Drive Youth Employment Services, she suggested Aisha get her Career Development Practitioner Certificate (CDPC). Aisha enrolled in the 14-week full-time intensive Career Development Professional Program (CDPC) at Langara College, Continuing Studies. “I joined Langara, got my CDP, applied to a case manager job, and that’s what started me on my journey of case management!” As part of the curriculum, Aisha completed two practicum placements with the YMCA. First, within the Experience Works program where she worked with clients aged 45+. She then got experience with the Youth Employment Bootcamp program where she worked with teens and young adults. “I learned a lot about effective facilitation from this program as the facilitators I watched were incredible at creating rapport and connection while maintaining personal boundaries with clients. It confirmed that I was in a field that resonated with me because the staff at YMCA and I shared similar values.” Since graduating from Langara’s CDPC program in 2017, Aisha works at MOSIAC Vancouver as a Case Manager, assisting youth in their search for employment. Aisha appreciated that Langara’s class sizes were small, helping her to better focus on self-development, exploring feelings, and building relationships, all crucial skills for effective case managers. In her spare time, Aisha meditates 40 minutes every day. She teaches mindfulness to youth with the BC Crisis Centre. She is also the founder of I am Vancouver Dog, a website that connects dog products, services and information with local dog owners.

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BUSINESS

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 real-estate@langara.ca

Builder License

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: Sep, Jan, May Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $439 to $799 per course

The program curriculum provides a strong practical foundation in construction management to allow graduates to be licensed to work in the construction and development field or establish their own construction business to build residences. The courses include the seven core competencies required by BC Housing to obtain a builder license: Business Planning & Administration; Construction Management & Supervision; Construction Technology; Customer Service & Home Warranty Insurance; Financial Planning & Budget Management; Construction Legal Issues; and Relevant Enactments. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of BC Housing. Courses in this program may be taken individually. www.langara.ca/real-estate

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 real-estate@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: $449 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, May 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 real-estate@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: $248 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

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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.

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/general-business

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 real-estate@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 $580 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

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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

Rob Clark | 604.862.3953 real-estate@langara.ca

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 real-estate@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 real-estate@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 (12 courses), and Real Estate Investing (4 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

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604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 real-estate@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: $136 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

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 real-estate@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 real-estate@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: $395 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: Days/Wknds Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Cost: $1,995 (FT), $995 (PT)

Do you have a business idea? Make it happen through our dynamic Self-Employment Programs. Start your own business and take control of your future. Our programs include skills training, business plan preparation, financial planning, and one-on-one business consultation to set you on the path to creating a successful business venture. The NEW Parttime Entrepreneur program is perfect for anyone looking to build a flourishing side business with classes held on Saturdays. EI clients may be eligible for financial support for the full-time program; contact a WorkBC Employment Services Centre for details. Courses in this program may not be taken individually. www.langara.ca/cs/self-employment

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Yasmin Virji | 604.218.1783 yvirji@langara.ca

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: 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

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 real-estate@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 - $459 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. www.langara.ca/custom-training

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RO B I N P O L L A K | SU CC ESS S TO RY Robin Pollak first learned to type on a typewriter. While she used computers throughout her long and varied career, she felt her on-the-job experience was no longer enough. “I enrolled in the Computer Skills for the Office program because I realized I had never taken any computer courses,” says Robin. ”My methods of self-teaching were inadequate,” she says. When Robin first went to school for radio and broadcasting in 1985, computers were much less prevalent in education. She hosted a current-events show on Carleton University's shortwave radio station, CKCU, while earning her Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature and entered the working world in 1992. “I spent several years working with at-risk teens, as a youth counselor, and as a foster parent,” she says. “There is a measure of burnout that occurs in these professions.” Robin decided to move into more administrative roles and found work at companies ranging from IT start-ups to massive oil and gas entities to a professional services firm. Her most recent positions were executive assistant roles and she knew there were more efficient ways to do her work. “The skills and knowledge I have gained in this program have helped me immensely,” says Robin. “I am much more productive.” One of the programs she struggled with the most was Microsoft Excel, which Robin found had become increasingly powerful, but also very complicated. With the support and flexibility of her instructors, she was able to successfully complete her Excel courses. She also learned to create engaging Powerpoint presentations, new tricks to use in Adobe Acrobat, and better ways to work in Microsoft Outlook and Word. “Technology is faster, so we need to be faster,” says Robin. “The expectations in today’s offices are much higher than in the past.” Robin Pollak is also a singer-songwriter and performs at local venues The Railway Club and the Cottage Bistro. She’s been applying her new skills in several temporary roles while she looks for a permanent position.

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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 were 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 allow you 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 comply 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 P E T E R P RO N T ZO S | I N S T RU C TO R

Peter Prontzos’ passion for Greece started very early on in life; he started studying Greece when his parents sent him to Greek school as a child. The first time he visited Greece for educational purposes was when he co-taught a Classical Studies class. It was a great opportunity to give his students an in-depth introduction to the land of his ancestors: the history, culture, politics, and philosophy. “I was especially fascinated by Greek mythology, and at one point I drew up an almost complete genealogy of the gods and their children (such as Athena and Achilles).” Peter has taught for over 25 years at Langara College, receiving the 2017 Instructor Emeritus in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies. He began his academic career as a student at Langara, and went on to earn degrees in Psychology and Political Science. “One of the highlights of my career at Langara was to arrange four teleconferences for my students with Noam Chomsky. This was an exciting opportunity for them.” His enthusiasm for Greece and traveling have led him to his current role. Traveling with a group allows you to share experiences with likeminded people, while providing more opportunities for activities, and to visit wonderful places efficiently and affordably. “In addition to the people you meet, travel allows us to see many of the wonders of the world, especially the natural world, such as the Samaria Gorge in Crete.” Peter’s guided tour will reveal Greek life in addition to the historic sites. His personal connection to Greece, especially to the village of Kyparissi, offers access a casual traveler wouldn’t have: dine family-style at local restaurants while staying at a beach-front hotel. Fill your day with photography while strolling along Kyparissi’s pristine waterfront. “I not only enjoy discussing Greek history, culture, and politics, but I believe that they can give us important information and perspectives which are relevant to our lives.” Peter Prontzos enjoys writing and is just finishing up the manuscript for his first book. He has also worked in broadcasting.

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Janinah Jansen | 604.677.0198 jjansen@langara.ca

Greece Through the Ages Tour

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 8-24, 2019 (optional extension to May 28) 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 8-26, 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: Dates: April 1-14, 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

India Yoga Studies & Retreat

TOUR DETAILS

Travel to the birthplace of yoga, and delve deeper into this ancient practice. Experience the beauty, rich culture, and heritage of Northern India with many pilgrimage sites, yoga ashrams, cottage industries, and exciting bazaars. Travel from the bustling city of Delhi to Haridwar and Rishikesh. During your stay, you’ll live and be part of the Ashram life by studying and practicing yoga daily with experienced teachers, as well as meditating on the Ganges river, and participating in sacred ceremonies. The trip is completed with a five-star tour of the Golden Triangle, as we visit one of the seven wonders of the world, the magnificent Taj Mahal. India and your trip will live on in you long after you return home.

Northern India Yoga Studies & Retreat Proposed dates: February 21March 10, 2019 Group size: 10-15 Tour type: Yoga Training – open to teachers and practitioners

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

Tanzania Eco-Photo Tour

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

Janinah Jansen | 604.677.0198 jjansen@langara.ca

Yukon Northern Lights 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 photography instructor Kevin Lanthier and capture the solitude and magical beauty of the Canadian North.

Yukon Photography Tour Dates: March 10-14, 2019 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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“Yoga keeps my mind and body flexible and reduces pain and stress.” –Naseem Gulamhusein, Yoga Program Coordinator

PHOTOGRAPHER: GREG BLUE ASST. PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK GIBBON ART DIRECTOR: CHRIS GUNN PRODUCER: ERIN ANDERSON

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N A S E E M G U L A M H U S E I N | I N S T RU C TO R Ten years ago, yoga program coordinator Naseem Gulamhusein came to Langara for a job interview; she left with the beginnings of what would be Langara’s yoga teacher training program. “It was a dream come true bringing higher education into the practice of yoga,” says Naseem. In 2008, there were just a handful of yoga studios and teacher training programs in the lower mainland. The Vancouver yoga community has changed immensely since then – with an explosion of new yoga styles, studios, and clothing – but Langara’s program still stands out from the crowd. “We train yoga teachers in the classical, therapeutic, and holistic practices of yoga,” says Naseem. “I present yoga as a multidisciplinary approach from India, where the traditional teachings are honoured.” Her own journey with yoga began in her teenage years when she discovered that yoga was in her family lineage from India. When she was diagnosed with an inflammatory disease 20 years ago, she found yoga helped her manage her condition. “Yoga keeps my mind and body flexible and reduces pain and stress,” she says. “It allows me to reflect and heal, and has brought positive change and vitality into my life.” This summer, Naseem completed her Master’s in Education at Simon Fraser University. Yoga not only helped her cope with the stress of balancing her studies with work and motherhood, but it related to her academic research on the impact of stress. “Yoga is a tool that can help us respond to stress in healthier ways,” she says. “I feel more equipped to guide people because of this experience.” In 2019, Naseem will be applying her learning to a new program that will train professional yoga instructors and healthcare professionals in the emerging field of yoga therapy. Unlike traditional yoga programs, yoga therapists typically work with clients one-on-one to address chronic and acute health conditions. “Medicine and yoga can work together to improve our overall health and well-being,” says Naseem. “By recognizing where yoga began, we can better see its future.” Naseem Gulamhusein recently presented on yoga therapy at the Canada India Networking Initiative (CINI) conference. Last June she was an instructor at the the United Nations International Day of Yoga.

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Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Ongoing Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $504 - $649 per course

Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, & Physical Assessment Refresh your knowledge, upgrade your career skills, or prepare for further education. The Pathology, Physical Assessments, Anatomy and Physiology curriculum may include review specific to: the assessment and monitoring of neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory systems; the musculoskeletal system; and the complexities of the human body’s parts, functions and physiological processes. Courses may qualify as an admission requirement, an elective, or as professional development CEUs. Please check with the accepting institution for eligibility. Physical Assessment courses by request to groups of more than 15 people. 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 term. 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: $3,800/certificate

The Balance System of Acupuncture program presents a unique approach to acupuncture. 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 a professional certificate awarded to successful graduates. Suitable for registered Acupuncturists, MDs, NDs and others with applicable acupuncture foundations qualifications. Some courses may be taken individually. 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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604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

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: $1,499 (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 intensive fast-track course 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: $5,385 Year two: $6,670

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: Cost: $1,185/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 or applied towards a professional certificate. 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 a two-part learning process. 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. Some 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. Courses in this program may not be taken individually. 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, Oct 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. Students must register in MOAP 1101, 1102 and 1103. Courses in this program may not be taken individually. www.langara.ca/moa

Linda Turner | 604.323.5546 lturner@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Sep 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 Professional Dog Walker certificate program offers courses relevant to any pet service or business. Courses include canine behaviour, first aid, legislation, business practices, safety, risk management, 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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REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS & COURSES

604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

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.

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.

www.langara.ca/rmt

Courses may be taken individually or as a credit towards a professional certificate. www.langara.ca/cs

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

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

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

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Naseem Gulamhusein 604.872.1613 ngulamhusein@langara.ca Type: Part-time Entry Dates: See website Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $4,050

Yoga Teacher Training Our 250 hour certificate program trains you to become a professional yoga teacher. Discover the holistic and traditional practices of yoga to support physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Deepen your personal practice, and develop the clarity, confidence and skills to teach yoga. Design safe holistic classes that include mantra, warm-ups, breathing, postures, relaxation and meditation. Discuss common injuries, and how to modify yoga practices and poses to support a variety of student abilities and needs in class. Gain an in-depth understanding of yogic anatomy, philosophy, business, professionalism and ethics. Discover and connect to your inner teacher, on and off the mat. www.langara.ca/yoga

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

Yoga Therapy for Integrative Health The Yoga Therapy for Integrative Health (YTIH) certificate program provides in-depth training of the application of traditional and therapeutic yoga techniques that support physical and mental well-being. This interdisciplinary program bridges eastern and western health care practices for an integrative approach to healing. The program highlights the importance of yoga therapy as a supplementary health care practice. Yoga therapy supports a client-centered, strengths-based, preventative approach to healthcare. This certificate program provides continuing education to certified Yoga teachers and healthcare professionals. Graduates will be able to work with a client or group of students to address and support health issues. www.langara.ca/yoga

Health, Safety, and Environmental Compliance Industry, governments, and health and safety groups are focusing on a proactive way to prevent workplace injury, ensure workplace compliance, and understand and produce effective processes for creating a safe workplace. Our two-year, full-time Post-Degree Diploma program prepares university and college graduates for careers in this in-demand profession. Apply now for September 2019.

Learn more. www.langara.ca/hsec | healthsafety@langara.ca

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World Languages & ESL C H R I S T I N E WO N G | I N S T RU C TO R Christine Wong has been teaching Cantonese for 20 years. Originally from Hong Kong, she studied Chinese language and literature before earning a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Simon Fraser University. “I wanted to become a teacher to share my expertise and passion,” says Christine, whose research interests include Chinese philosophy, transformative learning, and lifelong education. Christine strives to teach her students more than pronunciation and grammar. “The relationship between language and culture is multidimensional,” she says. “I’m sharing a journey of cultural exploration with my students.” To be able to communicate across cultural divides, students need to understand the social and cognitive context of language. “The dominance of the intonations, rhythms, and stresses of one’s own native language can be a tough barrier to break in acquiring full fluency in another language,” she explains, “but overcoming cultural difference is another challenge.” “There are an estimated 70 to 100 million Cantonese speakers worldwide, including communities outside of Asia,” says Christine. “You often hear Cantonese being spoken while walking the streets of almost any local neighborhood. The classroom experience transcends the college walls,” says Christine. “Cantonese connects us and expands our horizons.” Christine looks forward to the moment when her students use Cantonese in real-life situations, from chatting with an older relative to ordering tea. She loves to build relationships with her students and their families by going out for dimsum, and wandering through Chinatown. “Teaching isn’t a one-way street,” says Christine. “There is always so much more to learn from one another.” Christine spoke about her theme-based approach to teaching at the Cantonese Worlds 2 (CW2) workshop at the University of British Columbia in 2018. In November 2019, she’ll be sharing her knowledge as she leads a cultural tour of Hong Kong through Langara’s educational travel programs. Christine Wong is also a Certified Tea Master. Her ongoing projects include WALKchinatown and Leaf Behind, a cross-cultural approach to enjoying the beauty of tea and pursuing selftransformation.

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LEAP Program | 604.323.5049 leap@langara.ca

Langara English for Academic Purposes (LEAP)

Session dates: January 3–February 22, 2019 February 27–April 18, 2019 April 24–June 14, 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 5:30 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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REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS & COURSES

604.323.5322 | WWW.LANGARA.CA/CS

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

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

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

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. www.langara.ca/lepp

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Ruby Louie | 604.323.5624 rlouie@langara.ca

Mandarin Education for Adults & Children

Entry Dates: Jan, Apr, and Sep (for adults) Feb and Sep (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: $176 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. CONTINUING STUDIES AT VSB 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 spring for courses in culinary arts, 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

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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Celebrating 49 years th on 49 Ave. Whether you took one Continuing Studies course or completed a full program – you are a Langaran. Every student has played a role in our journey and it’s time to celebrate. Share your memories, reconnect with classmates and instructors, and help build a brighter future for Langara College Beyond 49. Learn more. beyond49.langara.ca


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


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