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Langara College
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Tuition: $6,250  Students: 21,000
100 West 49th Avenue
Vancouver, BC      V5Y 2Z6
604 323-5511

Langara College

Langara College was established as an independent institution in April, 1994. Its name was taken from Spanish Admiral Juan de Langara, which is the name of the place the College is situated in. Their curriculum is based on a cross-disciplinary approach that is created to improve the student’s capacity to apply and transfer their knowledge. The institution values “free enquiry, integrity, mutual respect, professionalism, recognition of achievement, and social responsibility,” and its motto is “Freedom Through Knowledge.” ... continued below

About Langara College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The campus provides paid parking spaces for the students. The U-Pass Program is a mandatory transit program for all members of the Langara Students’ Union, which provides them unlimited access to TransLink Bus, Seabus services, and Skytrain throughout Metro Vancouver. There is also the bookstore, cafeteria (Chartwells Education Dining Services), Child Development Centre (Daycare), Gymnasium (it features 1 basketball court, 2 volleyball courts, or 6 badminton courts; Men's and Women's Washrooms and Changeroom; two classrooms; one computer lab, a Human Kinetics Testing and Assessment Lab), library, lockers, bike racks, and the ATM.

Student Services and Student Life

The College offers the following services: CONTINUING STUDIES (Continuing Studies, Informations Sessions, Custom Training, Course Waiting List, New Courses, Course Cancellations, Withdrawals & Refunds, Official Transcript, Tax Receipt, and Graduation); STUDENT SERVICES (Registrar's Office, Educational Counselling, Career Counselling, Personal Counselling, Financial Aid, Student Employment, Aboriginal Services, Health Services, Disability Services, Homestay, Athletics, Langara Students' Union, Alumni Relations, New Student Orientation, U-Pass, LSU Health & Dental Plan,Course Planning Sessions, and University Planning Guides); LEARNING SERVICES (Bookstore, Library, Diagnostic Tests, Co-operative Education, Biology Help Centre, Chemistry Help Centre, Math/Stats Activity Centre, Physics Help Centre, and Writing Centre).

The Langara Students’ Union was formed in 1969, and is composed of all the registered students at Langara College. Its primary function is to protect and advocate the rights and interests of its members through actively working for positive change on issues that directly and indirectly affect the students, such as financial assistance or better transportation systems. The Students’ Union operates as a co-operative, and they provide services and practical utilities to its members, such as: book binding, fax/photocopier, Internet access, jumper cables, lockers, microwaves, ombudsperson, and student planners.

Langara has one of the best intercollegiate athletic programs in Canada. It is a member of the Columbia Colleges’ Athletic Association (BCCAA) and the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA). In 1999, it also bagged the runner-up place for the Overall CCAA Sport Supremacy Award for their athletic accomplishments between 1974 and 1999. Some of the sports that they compete at are: Badminton, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Soccer, and Women's Soccer.

Academic Programs

Aboriginal Studies Post-Degree Certificate

Applied Urban and Rural Planning Diploma

Arts & Science Engineering Certificate (UBC First-Year Transfer Program)

Arts and Science (Aboriginal Studies) Diploma

Arts and Science (Asian Studies) Diploma

Arts and Science (Commerce) Diploma

Arts and Science Diploma Programs (Several Options)

Associate of Arts Degree (Several Concentrations)

Associate of Science Degree (Several Concentrations)

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (Collaborative Curriculum)

Chinook Business Diploma

Computer Programming & Computer Science Citations

Computer Studies Diploma

Computer Studies Foundation Certificate

Criminal Justice Diploma

Display + Design Diploma

Early Childhood Education Diploma

ECE: Special Education Post Basic Citation

Education Assistant (Certificate/Coordinated Diploma) Program

Film Arts (Writing/Acting/Directing) Certificate

Fine Arts Diploma

General Education Diploma

Human Kinetics Diploma

Internet/Web Computing and Software Development Certificate

Journalism Certificate

Journalism Diploma

Leisure Studies Diploma

Library and Information Technology Diploma

Management Information Systems Diploma

Nutrition and Food Service Management Diploma

Professional Computer Science and Technology Certificate

Professional Photo-Imaging Diploma

Publishing Diploma

Recreation Leadership Diploma

Social Service Worker (Certificate/Co-ordinated Diploma) Program

Theatre Arts (Acting Option) Diploma

Theatre Arts (Production Option) Diploma

University Transfer Studies

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The campus offers scholarships to students in recognition of their academic achievements. Most of the external scholarships are open to all students, although there are some awards which are only limited to students who are studying specific programs. Some of the scholarships available to students are: Barbara E. Adams Scholarship, B.C.P.F. (British Columbia Paraplegic Foundation) Scholarship Program, John MacNeal, Scholarship, Don Vaux Scholarship, and Douglas John Wilson Scholarship.

Vancouver Information

Vancouver is a coastal city and major seaport, located on the mainland of southwestern British Columbia, Canada. The current population of the city of Vancouver is roughly 600,000. Vancouver is consistently ranked one of the three most livable cities in the world. According to a 2007 report by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Vancouver tied with Vienna as having the third highest quality of living in the world, after Zurich and Geneva.

Vancouver is a growing hotbed for arts and culture. Featuring Prominent theatre companies, such as the Arts Club Theatre Company on Granville Island, the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company, and Bard on the Beach. Smaller companies include Touchstone Theatre, Studio 58, Carousel Theatre, and the United Players of Vancouver. Theatre Under the Stars produces shows in the summer at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park. In addition, Vancouver holds an annual Fringe Festival and International Film Festival.




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