Langara College

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Computer Studies

Langara College

Faculty:Science & Technology
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Computer Science
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,599

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

Careers:Software EngineerCloud EngineersComputer Programmers


The Computing Science & Information Systems Department offers a Diploma in Computer Studies. The Diploma in Computer Studies can be completed in two years, and offers a foundation in computer science and information systems education. The program covers topics including program design, systems analysis and design, fundamentals of microcomputers, web development, networking, and more.

The Diploma in Computer Studies also offers a co-op option, providing students with the opportunity to get further hands-on experience in a work environment. The program can be completed in two years if started in the fall semester.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
Applicants are required to have completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent, or be 19 years of age or older; within the last three years, 'C' or higher in Principles of Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12 or a 75 or higher on the Langara College Mathematics Diagnostic Test; and one of the following: TOEFL (paper-based) with a total score of 550 or higher and an essay score of 4.0 or higher, OR TOEFL (computer-based) with a total score of 213 or higher and an essay score of 4.0 or higher, OR TOEFL (Internet-based) with a total score of 80 or higher and a minimum of 18 in Listening, 20 in Reading, 18 in Speaking, and 20 in Writing, OR IELTS 6.5, OR Duolingo English Test with a score of 110; OR CAEL 60 overall with essay 60, OR LPI (Language Proficiency Index) Level 4 with essay 24, OR LET (Langara English Test) Level 2, OR ELA (English Language Assessment) 145 offered by VCC (Vancouver Community College), OR Successful completion of LEAP Level 8 OR Successful completion of B.C. Grade 12 English or Communications or equivalent, OR Successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course for which Langara College awards transfer credit, OR Successful completion of VCC English 099.
Application Notes :

Once admitted to the program, students are required to take the Langara English Test (LET) and/or the Math Diagnostics Test (MDT), or their equivalents, to prove eligibility to take the English and Computer Science courses necessary to complete the diploma. Students may also prove eligibility by arranging for transfer credit of university level English and/or Math courses acceptable to Langara.

In addition to submitting a completed application for admission form, applicants must provide official transcript(s), and LET or LPI scores (if applicable).

* 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