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EXPRESSIVE ARTS THER APY STUDENT “I am a firsthand witness of how healing the expressive arts can be. I was able to make sense of my own trauma by engaging in expressive arts therapy. When you have the opportunity to bear witness to that, you’re going to want to immerse yourself in it.”

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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 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 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 langara.ca/cs-course-schedule. • Want to stay in touch? Connect with us on Facebook or visit 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.


C E R T I F I E D A B O R I G I N A L F I N A N CI A L M A N AG E R (C A FM) Langara Continuing Studies courses are recognized by the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (AFOA Canada) towards their Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation. AFOA Canada is a not-for-profit association founded in 1999 helping Indigenous people better manage and govern their communities and organizations through a focus on enhancing management, finance and governance practices and skills. AFOA Canada’s premise is that one of the keys to successful self-determination, creating a better life for Canada’s Indigenous people, and a better future for the next generation lies in improving the management skills of those responsible for the stewardship of Indigenous resources. The CAFM designation is the only designation for Indigenous finance and management positions in Canada. Students who are pursuing the CAFM designation can complete most of the required courses through Langara Continuing Studies. These courses are offered part-time, scheduled in-class at the main campus of Langara College. Specific Indigenous content courses must be completed online through AFOA Canada. Students must then pass a certification exam and must have obtained two-years’ work experience in an Indigenous context. Langara is excited that Continuing Studies students who are completing an accounting certificate or diploma also have the opportunity to work towards the CAFM designation. A list of CAFM Education Program courses and Langara Continuing Studies equivalent courses can be found online at: langara.ca/csaccounting For more information on the CAFM designation, visit: afoa.ca

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ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

Natalie Lai | 604.323.5193 csaccounting@langara.ca

CS Diploma in Advanced Accounting

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Diploma Cost: $335 to $645 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. langara.ca/csaccounting

Natalie Lai | 604.323.5193 csaccounting@langara.ca

Professional Accounting

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $335 to $645 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 accountingrelated 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. langara.ca/csaccounting

Natalie Lai | 604.323.5193 csaccounting@langara.ca

Advanced Accounting

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $590 to $645 per course

There are new demands on the skillset 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. langara.ca/csaccounting

Natalie Lai | 604.323.5193 csbookkeeping@langara.ca

Professional Bookkeeper

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $280 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. langara.ca/bookkeeper

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Natalie Lai | 604.323.5193 csinvesting@langara.ca

Personal Investment Planning

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $50 to $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. 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 a 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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ART BY MICHAL URBĂ NEK

S TA R T I N G I N JA N UA RY 2020

Photography Certificate


A N DY B A R T L E T T | I N S T RU C TO R At a young age, Andy Bartlett dreamed of being a newspaper cartoonist; he tried to interview for a job at the local paper when he was only 11 years old. In 1982, still eager to further improve his cartooning skills, he decided to attend Sheridan College in Oakville. His career aspirations immediately shifted when he first saw his drawings come to life– it was a turning point for him. Soon after, Andy got a job with the Care Bear Movie production team. This was the first of many 2D animation production opportunities in his 35-year career in the industry. Andy is inspired by his college instructors. His fond memories of their influence helped him find teaching years later. Now he teaches at Langara College and other post-secondary institutions. In his opinion, Langara students have a jump-start in their careers as they get to create their own final project at the end of the 2D Animation program. “In my experience, this is the most valuable way for a student to learn the whole production process while creating a personal show piece of who they are as artists and what they can do. Not very many schools use this approach.” Andy looks forward to helping his students tell their unique stories and explore new ideas and skills. He is excited to see so many opportunities in Vancouver for talented artists starting in the profession. “We’re fortunate to have a large, varied, and enthusiastic animation community in Vancouver. For a young animator starting their creative adventure, you can’t get a much better opportunity factory than what we have now.” For Andy, animation is not only a career, but a journey where each day is different, interesting, and above all, fun. When Andy is not animating or teaching animation, he likes to animate some more. He dreams of producing his own short film someday – maybe when he has more spare time in retirement. He also draws caricatures at events around Vancouver and is an avid reader during his concurrent long commutes.

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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: $6,090 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: $7,290 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.

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Marcel Santos | 604.218.9204 msantos@langara.ca

Advanced Entertainment Arts Programs

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Mon-Fri Location: Centre for Entertainment Arts Delivery: Classroom Credential: Diploma Cost: $6,500 domestic per term + $13,000 deposit / $8,125 intl per term + $16,250 deposit

Our two-year Advanced 3D Animation, Advanced VFX, and Advanced Game Design programs produce production-ready artists with specialized, industry-level skills. In each of our advanced programs, students enter a specific stream and hone both their artistic and technical craft under the guidance of industry professionals. Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary for confidently working within exciting and demanding production environments. Each program consists of six terms, delivered at our state of the art facilities in Langara’s Centre for Entertainment Arts.

Jeff Burgess | 604.323.5964 jburgess@langara.ca

Commercial Illustration

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

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Courses in this program may be taken individually. langara.ca/cs/illustration

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Lenke Sifko | 604.218.7413 lsifko@langara.ca

Creative Writing

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

Annat Kennet | 604.323.5561 akennet@langara.ca

Digital Film

Type: Full-time and Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Mon-Fri (Full-time) Eves/Wknds (Part-time) Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: Full-time: $6,750 - $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 Camera and Lighting for training in digital 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: Jan, May, Sep 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: $12,400 tuition, approx. $2,000 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.

Courses in this program may be taken individually. langara.ca/cs/creative-writing

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Marcel Santos | 604.218.9204 msantos@langara.ca

Foundation in Entertainment Arts

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Mon-Fri Location: Centre for Entertainment Arts Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $3,334 per term + $16,125 deposit

If you have the desire and drive to work within the entertainment arts industries and want to build your skillset, our one-year Foundation program is perfect for you. Students take a series of introductory art courses to build their skills and confidence in figure drawing, colour and design, improvisation, sculpturing, and more. With an established and well-rounded technical base within the visual arts, graduates of the program will be well-positioned to pursue intermediate or advanced programs of study in line with their particular professional aims in the animation industry.

Jeff Burgess | 604.323.5964 jburgess@langara.ca

Graphic Novel & Comix

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Sep Schedule: Mon-Fri Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: Full-time: $13,500-$16,500

The Graphic Novel and Comix program is a one-year full-time program of 17 courses that offer individual students 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 and layout, the importance of Point of View (POV), character development, and colouring techniques specific to comic book art. You will also learn about the colourful and diverse history of comics in North America and around the world. The program will also help you develop a personal style and voice that will enable you to accomplish storytelling in this fascinating genre both through print and online methods. You will produce a commercially viable graphic novel or comic book series as your graduation project.

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Jeff Burgess | 604.323.5964 jburgess@langara.ca

Performing Arts

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep 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. langara.ca/cs/performing-arts

Jim Balderston | 604.218.3073 jbalderston@langara.ca

Photography

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

Our certificate program is one of the largest, most comprehensive part-time photography programs in Canada. It is designed for all types of students, including beginner photographers, passionate hobbyists, and those interested in pursuing a career in professional photography. Students taking the basic level courses in this program do not need any previous training or experience in photography and there is no application process. To qualify for certification, you must complete 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. langara.ca/photography

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Annat Kennet | 604.323.5561 akennet@langara.ca

Production Design for Film & TV

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Jan Schedule: Mon-Wed & 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.

Deborah Holland | 604.218.4824 dholland@langara.ca

Singer-Songwriter

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Jan, Sep 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.

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Jeff Burgess | 604.323.5964 jburgess@langara.ca

Visual Arts

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $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. langara.ca/cs/visual-arts

Digital Film Production (Full-Time) The Digital Film Production Certificate program set in the busy filmmaking hub of Vancouver offers professional film industry courses in all aspects of film production. Open to students with or without a film background who have a passion and commitment to the film training process, our 16-week full-time intensive hands-on film education covers: Directing, Producing, Screenwriting, Camera/Sound, Post Production in Drama, Documentary and Music Video Production, and much more. Visit our website for more information on the program and to begin your application. Learn more. akennet@langara.ca | langara.ca/dfp

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S TA R T I N G I N JA N UA RY 2020

Builder Licence Certificate


K E N K I N G | I N S T RU C TO R Ken King comes from a family with a long history of working in the real estate, building, and construction industry. Ken has been a part of the process for over 40 years, starting originally as a licensed carpenter, and quickly moving into construction management. He is currently an instructor at Langara College. “The Real Estate, Construction & Development and Builder Licence programs provide students with an excellent foundation for working in these industries. With Langara, I have collaborated to create meaningful courses that reflect the industry today and into the future. As such, these have become some of the most sought after in the industry.” Ken’s career includes many years of teaching at various institutions. Throughout his career, he has completed a total of over $30 billion worth of construction projects. On top of being an instructor, he is also a manager of the Vancouver office at Hanscomb Limited, a cost and project consulting firm that has seven offfice locations and more than 60 employees. As he is still working within the industry, the knowledge he shares with students is current and relevant. In order to stay even more relevant, many of his students who work in different but related fields share their knowledge with Ken. “Oftentimes, students bring with them current or burgeoning technical knowledge from other sources that I do not have regular contact with. This only helps me to enhance my instruction materials and improve the programs that I have the honour of teaching.” Ken enjoys the fact that his students come from all walks of life. While some of his students attend to meet industry requirements, many are there to complete programs for the pure joy of learning, growing, and becoming better versed in their profession. A few fun facts about Ken is that when he was a child, he dreamt of being an astronaut. He once ran for federal office. He was a very serious outdoorsman and completed many backcountry hikes, and canoe trips. He now enjoys forest walks, spending time with his grandchildren, and gardening.

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BUSINESS

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 real-estate@langara.ca

Builder Licence

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $444 to $1,349 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 licence: 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. langara.ca/real-estate

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 real-estate@langara.ca

Building Energy Assessor

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $410 to $710 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. langara.ca/real-estate

Yasmin Virji | 604.218.1783 yvirji@langara.ca

Career Development Professional

Type: Full-time Entry Dates: Sep Schedule: Daytime Location: Broadway Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $5,232, includes course package

The Career Development Professional Certificate program is a 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 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. langara.ca/cdpc

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 real-estate@langara.ca

Construction and Development

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $252 to $695 per course

This program provides skills and knowledge to conceptualize and complete construction projects on budget. Graduates gain a thorough understanding of the physical aspects related to residential properties, as well as specific issues surrounding construction projects and how to tackle these issues to ensure the project is kept on track. Instructors provide practical and relevant content for today’s construction standards. These courses meet continuing professional development points for home builders as set out by the Homeowner Protection Act, and the Architectural Institute of BC. Courses in this program may be taken individually. langara.ca/real-estate

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Yasmin Virji | 604.218.1783 yvirji@langara.ca

General Business Management

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep 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: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Cost: $632 per course + $250 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 insuranceinstitute.ca. Required textbooks (GIE C81 Part 1 & 2) are available from the Langara Bookstore.

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Yasmin Virji | 604.218.1783 yvirji@langara.ca

Management Skills

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, Sep Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $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. langara.ca/management-skills

Yasmin Virji | 604.218.1783 yvirji@langara.ca

Advanced Management Skills

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, Sep Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $469 per course (includes course package for three courses)

The Advanced Management Skills Certificate program highlights practical exposure of training in personal and organizational success for managers. The program will enhance your decision-making skills required as a manager, identify gaps and help you understand how managerial decisions impact business strategy. Learners will learn to lead and motivate teams and employ best practices that will equip managers to succeed. The Advanced Management Skills Certificate program includes weekend courses: Change Management, Performance Management, Labour Relations, and Human Resources Management. langara.ca/management-skills

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John Neuls | 604.323.5409 real-estate@langara.ca

Professional Building Manager

Type: Part-time/Full-Time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $252 to $590 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, tradespeople, and those on a property management team. Courses in this program may be taken individually. langara.ca/real-estate

Phuoi-Linh To | 604.323.5982 pto@langara.ca

Professional Sales

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, Sep Delivery: Online Credential: Certificate Cost: $360 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. langara.ca/sales

Rob Clark | 604.862.3953 rclark@appliedmanagement.com

Project Management

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, Sep , 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 skillset. 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. 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: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $410 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. langara.ca/real-estate

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REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS & COURSES

604.323.5322 | LANGARA.CA/CS

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 real-estate@langara.ca

Real Estate

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Diploma Cost: $15,043

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 study courses to allow you to pursue various career options: Property Management, Construction & Development, and Real Estate Investing. Upon completion of your studies, you will be qualified to write the Mortgage Broker, 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. langara.ca/real-estate

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 real-estate@langara.ca

Real Estate Investing

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

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

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 real-estate@langara.ca

Real Estate Trading/Broker

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep 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 Trading Services exam, and Mortgage Broker License exam. Courses are also available to prepare for the Real Estate Broker’s License exam and the Mortgage Broker License exam. Courses in this program may be taken individually. langara.ca/real-estate

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 real-estate@langara.ca

Real Property Analyst

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $400 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. langara.ca/real-estate

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John Neuls | 604.323.5409 real-estate@langara.ca

Real Property

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $252 - $695 per course

The program curriculum provides a strong foundation in real estate to allow for graduates to work in any real estate field: including appraisal, real estate sales, property management, mortgage brokering, strata and rental management, real estate investing, and many more.

Yasmin Virji | 604.218.1783 yvirji@langara.ca

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

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

Upon completion of studies, you will be qualified to write the Trading Services, Broker’s, or Rental Property Licence examinations. Also you are able to transfer credits toward your appraisal certification in the Appraisal Institute of Canada. langara.ca/real-estate

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

John Neuls | 604.323.5409 real-estate@langara.ca

Social Housing Management

Type: Part-time/Full-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $410 - $468 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: Jan, Sep Schedule: Weekdays Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Post-Degree Diploma Cost: See website

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. langara.ca/supply-chain

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C AT H Y FU N G | S T U D E N T SU CC ESS Recently, Cathy Fung decided to go back to school as a mature student. She completed three certificate programs at Langara: Professional Bookkeeper, Computer Skills for the Office, and Advanced Administrative Assistant. Her goal was to improve and upgrade her computer skills, including developing skills in the areas of technology, management, and communication skills. “The skills and knowledge that I gained from learning the new programs boosted my confidence and improved my efficiency at work. Not only that, since completing my three certificates last August, I’ve been approached by a couple of companies to work in their accounting department.” Cathy really appreciated that the classes she took had very flexible schedules, and that the class sizes were smaller. Also, the number of courses that she took on was rewarding and surprised her for a variety of reasons. “I have been taking more than 20 courses during the past year. I was so proud of myself achieving higher marks than I had imagined. I definitely feel more motivated and enthusiastic to learn as a mature student, since this is practical knowledge that I know will translate into my future career.” One of the benefits of returning to school as a mature student is Cathy found that it was easier for her to contextualize her newfound knowledge; she can visualize and better understand how what she learns in class can be immediately applied to the workplace. This proves to be invaluable. Currently, she is working as a bookkeeper at a corporation where she manages accounts payable and receivable. She is also responsible for processing invoices, reconciling bank transactions, and processing journal entries. She enjoys her work and finds it rewarding. In her spare time, Cathy enjoys playing badminton weekly, reading, and watching movies. She also loves food and enjoys trying different cuisines and restaurants. Her favourite place to visit is Lonsdale Quay Market, as she enjoys playing tourist in her own city.

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Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Advanced Administrative Assistant

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $49 to $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. langara.ca/computer-skills

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Certifications & Exams

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: By appointment Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $79 and cost of voucher

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. langara.ca/certifications

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Computer Basics

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

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Computer Skills for the Office

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $49 to $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. langara.ca/computer-skills

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REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS & COURSES

604.323.5322 | LANGARA.CA/CS

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Database Developer

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $469 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. langara.ca/database-developer

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Geographic Information Systems

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Online 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. langara.ca/geographic-information-systems

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Introduction to Coding

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/Lab Credential: None Cost: $369 to $595 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: Jan, May, Sep 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 out of 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. langara.ca/intro-to-coding

Courses in this program may be taken individually. langara.ca/plus-50

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Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

TechWorks

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/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. langara.ca/techworks

Raymond Chow | 604.323.5927 cstechnology@langara.ca

Web Technologies

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, May, Sep Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/Online Credential: Certificate Cost: $49 to $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. 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 will develop the practical skills needed to realize their full management potential. Learn more. 604.218.1783 | yvirji@langara.ca langara.ca/management-skills

Custom and Corporate Training for Business 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. langara.ca/custom-training

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY WAYNE KAULBACH

Educational Travel J E N I KO U M O U T S A K I S | S T U D E N T SU CC ESS

Jeni Koumoutsakis recently returned from a group tour to Greece with Langara’s Educational Travel program. As someone who appreciates history, she was really looking forward to better understanding Greece through the ages, from antiquity to modernity. The trip allowed her the opportunity to soak up an exciting and rich culture. “This tour will interest travelers who want a well-rounded experience of the culture and history of Greece. They will be visiting various archaeological sites and will have local archaeologists who can explain in detail the history of Greece.” Jeni comes from a Greek background, but did not grow up in Greece. As she interacted with locals during the tour, she developed a deeper understanding of her heritage, making the trip more meaningful. The people were hospitable, accommodating, warm, and kind. It was a memorable trip that she thoroughly enjoyed, especially in a group tour setting. “Peter Prontzos’ experience, appreciation, and expertise on the subject is advantageous for the novice visitor. Those that are interested in learning more about Greece from an educational viewpoint, and not just as a tourist, will find the tour very fulfilling.” Even though Jeni enjoys traveling in general, she found the occasion of traveling with a small group tour to be much more satisfying. She got to enjoy wonderful moments with like-minded individuals. They had the opportunity to hike around the countryside. They also had the chance to visit towns that only the locals know about. “If you were traveling solo it would not be the same experience, seeing all the sites and sharing it with others while professional historians or archaeologists lead the tour.” In Jeni’s spare time, she enjoys traveling, learning about history and psychology. She understands and values traveling as it provides an opportunity to engage in lifelong learning. She also appreciates better understanding different cultures and societies.

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

Greece Through the Ages Dates: May 19-31, 2020 Cost: See website Group size: 10-15 Tour type(s): cultural immersion, history, architecture

langara.ca/edtravel

Janinah Jansen | 604.677.0198 jjansen@langara.ca

Portugal Photography Tour

TOUR DETAILS

Join this 10-Day Portugal Photography Tour to the Iberian nation where Celts, Romans, Visigoths, Moors and Christians all left their mark. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, the rhythms of village life and Portugal’s outstanding food and wine. The trip begins in Lisbon, Portugal’s stunning capital city, and we make our way up to romantic Porto and through Portugal’s Douro wine region, doing wine tastings and sampling delicious Portuguese cuisine as we go. Medieval castles, cobblestone villages, captivating cities, friendly locals, culinary delights, and golden beaches are just a few reasons to travel with us on this Portugal adventure.

Portugal Photography Tour Dates: 10 days in September 2020 Cost: From $4,895 Group size: 6-10 Tour type(s): photography, adventure, cultural immersion

This tour is led by award-winning photographer Wayne Kaulbach who previously led Langara tours to Portugal, India and Morocco. 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 a Langara photography instructor and capture the solitude and magical beauty of the Canadian North.

Yukon Photography Tour Dates: 5 days in March 2020 Cost: From $2,600 per person Group size: maximum 16 Tour type(s): photography, adventure, nature

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.

Morocco Photography Tour Dates: April 18-29, 2020 Group size: 8-12 Tour type(s): photography, adventure, cultural immersion

langara.ca/edtravel

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REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS & COURSES

604.323.5322 | LANGARA.CA/CS

Janinah Jansen | 604.677.0198 jjansen@langara.ca

Sicily Painting Tour

TOUR DETAILS

Discover the amazing Mediterranean countryside in Sicily and record your thoughts and drawn images in a travel journal. See outstanding art and architecture with influences from the Greek, Roman, Moorish and Norman periods, and delight in the Italian light and cuisine. This visual adventure covers various locations including Siacurse, Taomina, Agrigento, Erice, Montreale and Palermo. This new art tour led by professional artist Judith M. Atkinson, who previously led Langara’s Painting in Tuscany Tours, focuses on working with watercolours and pen in sketchbooks as an ideal way to absorb the stunning array of visual stimulus that Sicily provides to the artist.

Painting in Sicily Tour Dates: September 2020 Cost: See website Group size: 6-12 Tour type(s): painting, sketching, art & architecture, culinary

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Janinah Jansen | 604.677.0198 jjansen@langara.ca

Southern India Photography Tour

TOUR DETAILS

Join photographer Wayne Kaulbach on this fascinating photography tour through India’s laidback tropical south, to experience the diversity in scenery, architecture, wildlife, culture, and most importantly…the people. We begin in Karnataka, which is a tapestry of colours, cultures, flavours, landscapes, and timelessness. A place where vibrant worlds seamlessly melt into one another in every few hundred kilometres. Kerala is a tropical bliss with an idyllic coastline and lush tropical hills. Despite its relative riches, the majority of the population in Kerala is supported by agriculture, tea, coffee, and spice plantations, and the coir industry which make up the basic economic structure of the region.

Southern India Photography Tour Dates: January 16-30, 2020 Cost: From $4825 Group size: 7-12 Tour type(s): photography, culture, adventure

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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. Please note: tour details subject to change. Learn more. Janinah Jansen | 604.677.0198 | jjansen@langara.ca | langara.ca/edtravel

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“I want to help give people access to their imagination again. For some reason, when we grow up, our childlike urges to play and to imagine are shed. We take creativity for granted.” - Heather Prost, Expressive Arts Therapy student

Photographer: Calvin Gehlen Assistant Photographer: Michal Urbanek Art Director: Chris Gunn Producer: Lisa Tuyen Makeup: Rae Pelat


H E AT H E R P RO S T | S T U D E N T SU CC ESS You might be surprised to find arts programming in a local brewery. Enter Heather Prost, Arts Programmer at Steel & Oak Brewing Co. Heather manages the community gallery space that shows works from artists from all walks of life, including those who are LGBTQ+, disabled, or living with mental health challenges. Heather is a facilitator, mixed media visual artist, and end-of-life doula; she is also an Expressive Arts Therapy student at Langara College. “I want to help give people access to their imagination again. For some reason, when we grow up, our childlike urges to play and to imagine are shed. We take creativity for granted.” While studying Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University, Heather co-created an initiative called ArtTHRIVE, a free arts-based workshop for survivors of sexualized violence. A conversation from a participant inspired her to explore therapeutic arts that evening – Langara’s Expressive Arts Therapy program stood out to her. “Seeing positive growth and self-love is inspiring. One thing healers often put aside is their own needs to heal. Helping others care for themselves is easy, but remembering to practice your own self-care can be challenging.” The Expressive Arts Therapy program, the first of its kind in BC, offers an arts-based approach to integrative psychotherapy training. It emphasizes working with the imagination using art modalities such as creative writing, drama, visual arts, theatre, and movement, to bring about healing and transformation. In her practicum, Heather has the opportunity to select the demographic she wants to work with. She has decided to focus her work on hospice care, including working with terminal patients and supporting their families. “I am a firsthand witness of how healing the expressive arts can be. I was able to make sense of my own trauma by engaging in expressive arts therapy. When you have the opportunity to bear witness to that, you’re going to want to immerse yourself in it.” In her spare time, Heather enjoys interior design, and is a tropical plant enthusiast. She is currently taking care of 80 plants and documents their plant growth in various spaces in her home. Heather also enjoys spending time with her three cats Pearl, Eta and Burt.

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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: $529 - $649 per course

Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, & Physical Assessment Refresh your knowledge, upgrade your career skills, or prepare for further education. The Pathology, Physical Assessment, 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. See website for details. 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 yourself 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. Equivalency options are available. 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: $500/prerequisite courses & $2,800/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 refines the classical approach documented from over 2,000 years ago. This specialized program provides practitioners with a license to practice Acupuncture, 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. Equivalency options are available. Some courses may be taken individually. langara.ca/acupuncture

Jeff Madigan | 604.417.9674 jeffreymadigan@langara.ca

CELBAN Preparation

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan/May/Sep 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. langara.ca/celban

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Eleanor J. Clarke | 604.323.5133 eclarke@langara.ca

Dental Reception

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom/Lab Credential: Certificate Cost: $1,527 (includes First Aid course) (separate cost for the textbook)

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. 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: $5,750 Year two: $6,500

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. langara.ca/exa

Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Holistic Aromatherapy

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

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

Kate 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™ (AIEH) Certificate program combines somatic-based dialogue strategies with a biofield-centered approach to working with body, mind, and heart in clinic and internship experiences. Both programs are 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. 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. langara.ca/cs

Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Medical Office Administrator (MOA)

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Jan, Sep , 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). Students are also provided with strategies to assist them with future employment goals. Students must register in MOAP 1101, 1102 and 1103. See website for entry requirements and registration procedures. Courses in this program may not be taken individually. langara.ca/moa

Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Mindfulness

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Ongoing Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: None Cost: $154 - $339 per course

Participate in courses to support your mental well-being. Experience positive change in how you respond to thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. Courses offered include Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and other self-care courses such as The Art of Self Compassion, Yoga Fusion Hatha and Yin, and more. MBCT and MBSR based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program works towards a cultivation of mindfulness. These courses may qualify as an admission requirement, as an elective for complementary therapy or health care programs, or as professional development Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Please check with the accepting institution for eligibility. langara.ca/hhs

Linda Turner | 604.323.5546 lturner@langara.ca

Genetics and Health Care

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: See website Schedule: Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Mixed Credential: Certificate Cost: $850 per module

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. langara.ca/medicine

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604.323.5322 | LANGARA.CA/CS

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: $761 + Pet First Aid $151

Receive a recognized certificate that provides credibility to your business and confidence in your care of dogs. Whether for personal or professional interest, these courses will support you in the care of animals in your care. 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 not be taken individually (except Pet First Aid). langara.ca/pets

Cora Van Wyck | 604.323.5416 rmt@langara.ca

Registered Massage Therapy

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

This program prepares you to be an independent, successful, and professional healthcare provider. This intensive, two-year program delivers curriculum beyond the standard in areas such as gross anatomy, business skills, and subtle manual therapies. Our instructors 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. langara.ca/rmt

Karen Ramsden | 604.323.5926 kramsden@langara.ca

Therapeutic Touch® Practitioner

Type: Part-time Entry Dates: Ongoing Schedule: Eves/Wknds Location: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $154 - $1,499 per course

Become a certified and internationally qualified Therapeutic Touch practitioner. 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. In addition, graduates will receive certificates for Therapeutic Touch Levels 1, 2 and 3 from BC Therapeutic Touch Network Society. Courses may be taken individually or as a credit towards a professional certificate. langara.ca/cs

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

Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Management In this experiential 80-hour certificate program, learn to teach restorative yoga, therapeutic breathing, and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques for pain management to groups and individuals. This program bridges the chasm between modern pain science and yoga in an academic setting, and through the application of yoga techniques, philosophies, and practices, is developed for yoga teachers and healthcare providers to advance their knowledge in the field of pain management. 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: Main Campus Delivery: Classroom Credential: Certificate Cost: $1,219

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

Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma and Resilience The 60-hour Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma & Resilience Certificate program (TYTR) is designed for certified yoga teachers, clinicians and healthcare practitioners to advance both their knowledge and expertise. Students will become specialized in trauma informed yoga methodologies, philosophies and practices and will learn to integrate these skills into their yoga teaching and therapeutic practices. The program is multi-disciplinary and integrative, offering a therapeutic and holistic approach to teaching therapeutically-based yoga techniques. langara.ca/yoga

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. 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

NEW FEATURE PROGRAM

Yoga Therapy for Integrative Health A new certificate program providing in-depth training in the emerging field of yoga therapy. Yoga therapy supports a client-centered, strengths-based approach to healthcare. The program highlights the importance of yoga therapy as a preventative and supplementary healthcare practice for physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Our interdisciplinary program bridges eastern and western health sciences for an integrative approach to health and healing. The program is designed to prepare graduates to be independent and successful health care professionals. Graduates will become leaders in this emerging field of complementary health care and trauma informed training. Upon completion, students will have the skills to teach yoga classes with a therapeutic focus and conduct one-on-one Yoga therapy sessions with confidence and professionalism. 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. Applications for the September 2020 intake will open in October 2019. Learn more. eclarke@langara.ca | langara.ca/hsec

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Languages of the World & ESL J I N GZ H U W U | I N S T RU C TO R Jingzhu is a language enthusiast. As a Chinese instructor, her teaching philosophy is to make language applicable. She believes that any language comes to life when it intertwines with the culture. Drawn to the comprehensive style of teaching, Jingzhu became a Chinese instructor at Langara College 12 years ago. Langara’s Chinese language program stands out to Jingzhu as it welcomes all learners of the Chinese language. “Some Chinese programs only teach simplified Chinese, while others only teach traditional Chinese. At the Mandarin program at Langara, students are given the option to choose from all versions of written Chinese. This inclusive feature puts the Mandarin program at Langara College above all others.” She loves teaching first-year students. She is proud to see their progress, from learning their first words to fluently conversing in Chinese. She’s especially proud when native Chinese speakers are able to understand her students, or when they pick up a conversation in Chinese at their workplace. Her classes are attended by a diverse group, but usually half of her students already speak Cantonese. For Jingzhu, learning Chinese in Vancouver is a unique opportunity for students as they can easily practice and perfect their skills. “Vancouver, being a city with so many native Chinese speakers, provides the ideal setting for students to practice their learning beyond the classroom.” Jingzhu graduated with a major in Chinese language and literature at the Shanghai Normal University, and later completed a master’s degree in Asian Studies at the University of Oregon. She started teaching Chinese while completing her graduate studies and was hired as an assistant professor at Pacific University in Oregon. In her spare time, Jingzhu likes to be outdoors, either gardening or hiking. She loves living in Vancouver as she can immediately return to city life after spending several hours with nature. She also enjoys exploring new restaurants with her family.

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LEAP Program | 604.323.5049 leap@langara.ca Session dates: January 3–February 21, 2020 February 26–April 27, 2020 April 29–June 19, 2020 Costs: International Students: $155 application fee $2,988 course fee (minimum 2 sessions) Domestic Students: $40 application fee Course fee paid through government funding. Register in person with proof of domestic status. Schedule: Monday to Friday Between 8:30am – 5:30pm 20 hours in-class instruction 20 hours of homework Credential: Certificate Levels: LEAP Basics – LEAP 8 Program Focus: English language skills: • Reading • Writing • Speaking • Listening Canadian academic skills: • Essay writing • Note taking • Presentations • Critical thinking • Working in teams

Langara English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) Build English language skills and academic readiness with the Langara English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) program. During this full-time, intensive program, you will develop the academic skills necessary to thrive in a North American college or university. Drawing from a variety of academic disciplines, LEAP’s specially designed materials will improve your language, academic, and cultural competencies. Course materials, projects, and assignments are tailored to each step of your English language journey. Our team of instructors, guest lecturers, and workshop facilitators will engage you in a dynamic, student-centred learning environment. langara.ca/leap

LEAP Program LEAP uses an integrated approach that combines speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, and connects language learning to the academic skills you will need to succeed. Each successive LEAP level will challenge you to expand your academic abilities, whether you are working on an interview project, reading source material for a research essay, or meeting your teammates to work on a group presentation. LEAP prepares students to tackle university classroom content the same way as Canadian students whose first language is English. LEAP graduates are granted direct admission to many programs at Langara, including university-transfer studies.

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. You will develop your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills while exploring and expanding your knowledge of Vancouver, Canada, and the world. Interactive workshops and educational outings related to your course topics will give you opportunities to apply your new skills in a natural environment.

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. As you progress through the program, the complexity of academic strategies and the level of critical thinking required will increase. With each new level, your classes will more closely mirror college courses, including the introduction of the online learning environment and an increased emphasis on independent learning.

Program Expectations LEAP students are required to attend daily classes from Monday to Friday; to be active participants in classroom discussions and activities; and to complete their homework and assignments each night. You should expect to spend 20 hours in class and to complete an additional 20 hours of homework each week. Commitment is essential to success in this rigorous program.

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604.323.5322 | LANGARA.CA/CS

Anne-Marie Dussault | 604.323.5311 adussault@langara.ca

Langara English Proficiency Program (LEPP)

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

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

Anne-Marie Dussault | 604.323.5311 adussault@langara.ca

Languages of the World

Entry Dates: Jan, May, July, Sep Cost: Vary per course Textbooks or course material not included. See website.

Learning a language is a fun and rewarding way to exercise the brain, discover new cultures, and get more from travel. Languages of the World classes focus on conversational speaking and listening skills with a curriculum designed to help students take on day-to-day activities in a new language. During each carefully-structured course, students also learn introductory and intermediate reading, writing, and grammar skills. Our small class sizes allow for individual attention, and in-class activities encourage interaction among students. Our language instructors are native speakers skilled in second-language instruction who use a variety of teaching techniques to facilitate learning and to share the cultural aspects of the target language with their students. Students are welcome to repeat a level in order to gain more confidence in the language. langara.ca/languages

Explore a new language today. We offer courses in the following: Cantonese Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers Czech

French German Italian Japanese

Korean Persian (Farsi) Spanish

Learn more. Anne-Marie Dussault | 604.323.5311 adussault@langara.ca | langara.ca/languages

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Ruby Louie | 604.323.5624 rlouie@langara.ca

Mandarin Education for Adults & Children

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

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. langara.ca/cs/mandarin-school

蘭加拉第一國語學校中文課程配合BC省頒訂之第二語言課 程標準授課,採用漢語拼音,教材來自台灣及中國。教學內 容涵蓋中華傳統文化及本地節慶習俗。課程分繁體、簡體、 會話及繪畫、數學班。歡迎四歲以上學童就讀。 兰加拉第一国语学校中文课程配合BC省颁订之第二语言 课程标准授课,采用汉语拼音,教材来自台湾及中国。教学 内容涵盖中华传统文化及本地节庆习俗。课程分繁体, 简 体, 会话及绘画,数学班。欢迎四岁以上学童就读。

Expand your opportunities with an MBA from the University of Northern BC • Work while you learn and earn an MBA in just 21 months • Classes run one weekend per month at Langara College and in Prince George

• Build a broad base of knowledge and adapt new management practice to ongoing demands • Build a valuable network of colleagues • No undergraduate degree? Exceptional admissions considered

Learn more. UNBC MBA Program Office: 1-866-960-6125 | mba@unbc.ca | unbc.ca/mba

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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. langara.ca/infosessions


Your inspired summer. LANGARA COLLEGE TEEN SUMMER CAMPS

From Coding and Robotics to Photography and Acting, these are not your average summer camps. Langara College offers a range of summer camps for ages 13–17 designed to cultivate curiosity, unleash imagination, and develop problem-solving skills. Full-day, one- and two-week camps include: • • • • • •

Digital Music Production Vex Robotics Photography Coding and Game Design Acting Intensive Graphic Novel and Manga Design

Connect with new friends and get creative on campus this summer. Learn more. langara.ca/summer-camps

Explore the many opportunities in Sewing and Fashion Arts. Whether you’re an amateur seamstress, hobbyist, or are developing your portfolio, Langara’s Sewing and Fashion Arts program can suit your educational needs. Take courses for personal interest or towards a certificate, and learn from industry professionals and experienced instructors on topics including sewing, fashion design and illustration, textiles, and portfolio preparation. Learn more. Anna Smith | 604.323.5737 annasmith@langara.ca langara.ca/sewing-fashion-arts


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, 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, College of Veterinarians of Ontario, Athabasca University, University of Guelph *Identified Accessibility Accommodation must come with supporting documentation. Learn more. 604.323.5322 invigilation@langara.ca

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604.323.5322 invigilation@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. langara.ca/career-assessment

604.323.5322 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 Japaneselanguage 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. Advanced registration is required. Currently, Langara hosts the December JLPT only. 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

Learn more. 604.323.5322 | invigilation@langara.ca

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Honouring our best. ANNOUNCING LANGARA’S 49 TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD RECIPIENTS Since 1970, thousands of people have passed through the doors of our West 49th Avenue campus. Langara is part of their story, and their remarkable achievements help tell our own. As part of our anniversary celebrations, we are proud to recognize the change makers, founders, and visionaries who have made an impact at Langara and in the community over the past 49 years. Introducing the award recipients from Langara Continuing Studies.

KEVIN L ANTHIER Commercial Photographer and Visual Artist, Cake Imagery Instructor, Continuing Studies Photography

Meet all 49 Langarans. beyond49.langara.ca

HEATHER PROST Accessible Arts Advocate Current Expressive Arts Therapy student

CHRISTA BELLE WALLEY DJ, Producer, and Artist Relations, Ableton Digital Music Production graduate


Whether it’s for professional or personal development, Langara Continuing Studies offers a range of flexible learning options to meet your needs. With over 800 courses, 60+ certificate programs, and five Vancouver locations to choose from, we’re making it easier than ever for you to pursue lifelong learning. Learn more.

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Langara College Continuing Studies Guidebook: January - April 2020  

Langara College Continuing Studies Guidebook: January - April 2020  

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