Langara College

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Langara College

Faculty:Humanities & Social Sciences
Field of Study:Gerontology
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,139

This cost estimate is for Year 1 (2 semesters) of the program.


In the two-year Diploma in Gerontology program, students develop advanced skills and knowledge for positions related to program development, administration, and management. Graduates are prepared to provide innovative services to older adults that prevent social isolation, promote mental, physical, and emotional health, and support older adults to age in place while staying active in their communities.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have successfully completed a BC secondary program (Grade 12) or the equivalent, or be at least 19 years of age by the first day of the first semester of attendance.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Work Experience
    Completed gerontology supplemental application form

    An interview with a program faculty member

    Volunteer (or paid) experience in the human service field

    Two letters of reference

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 09, 2022