Langara College

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Since 1965, Vancouver's Langara College has been offering a broad curriculum designed to meet the post-secondary education needs of the community. The curriculum is based on an integrated and cross-disciplinary approach designed to enhance the learner’s ability to apply and transfer knowledge. Post-secondary students can enroll in regular studies courses, which include first and second year university transfer courses, or select one of the specialized career programs that require one or two years to complete and which result in a diploma or a certificate.

The education and services provided are comprehensive, current, and innovative with field studies such as the Study Abroad opportunities in Italy and Japan, as well as the archaeological digs in Chinatown, Fort Langley, and remote areas of British Columbia. More Langara College university transfer students are accepted by UBC into a first degree program than from any other college in British Columbia.

Areas of Expertise

Langara College provides a variety of regular studies courses and programs, including first and second year Arts and Science university transfer courses. Students can participate in scientific field studies, co-operative education programs, Aboriginal studies, guided independent studies, interdisciplinary studies, and over 500 continuing studies courses programs for those wishing to enhance their careers.

Off Campus Housing

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Homestay:Lowest: $10,840Highest: $10,840

For information on Langara College's Homestay program, please call (604) 323-5696 or e-mail

Incoming Students

There are a number of scheduled information sessions, which provide answers to questions regarding programs, application steps, and more. Shortly before classes start, students are encouraged to attend the orientation sessions. Additionally, they can enroll in the College and Career Access Program (CCAP), which is a one-semester transition to post-secondary program. Photo ID cards can be obtained from Instructional Media Services. Information and Computing Services manages Langara's computer resources and provides services such as access to computer labs, wireless Internet access, and printing. Email accounts will become available to students through MyLangara portals.

Career Planning

The Counselling Department offers career and educational counselling that involves identifying student's interests, abilities, values and needs, exploring occupational information, and making an informed career decision. The Department also maintains the Career Resource Centre, which offers a comprehensive collection of college and university calendars, career literature, and information on occupational outlooks and labour market trends.


The Langara athletics department offers several recreational (intramural) and competitive (intercollegiate) sports activities. The Langara Falcons compete in the British Columbia Colleges Athletic Association with 12 other colleges and have won several major championships. Most recently, Langara's badminton team has won gold in the national CCAA Men's Badminton Doubles. Langara's Women's Soccer team won their second straight BCCAA League Championship, BCCAA Provincial Championship, and CCAA National Championship for 2007.


The gymnasium and tennis courts operate throughout the year. Students can also request locker rentals and towel services.


An elected students' union provides a variety of social, club, and special interest events. For more information, visit the Langara Student Union website.

Information Technology

Instructional Media Services (IMS) assists you with audio/video production for course-related presentations and assignments. The Langara College library provides assistance and instruction in finding information and materials. Equipment such as VCRs, data video projectors, audio cassette players, and digital cameras can be signed out and used for in-class presentations. IMS provides student photo ID cards, wireless Internet access, and study space and computer labs in the library.


During fall and spring semesters, Langara's Studio 58 produces four plays presented by theatre arts students and directed by professionals of the Vancouver theatre community. During April and May, Langara's creative and arts students organize a series of shows to celebrate artistic achievements. Students in Langara's Publishing Department publish the Pacific Rim Magazine each May to highlight the professional skills the students have learned during their course. Distributed in the Globe and Mail national newspaper, it is a talented production, on par with other established magazines in Canada.

Special Services

A fully integrated daycare serves 62 children aged 18 months to five years. Services for students with documented disabilities include exam accommodations, course materials in alternative format, tutoring, referral and liaison with community agencies, adaptive equipment, and education planning. First Nations Education Services provides counselling, college orientation, advocacy, course planning, and liaison with Band/Tribal administrators. Confidential Health Services are provided to Langara students with an emphasis on promotion of health and wellness. There are a number of Science and Writing Help Centres providing one on one tutorials, workshops, handouts, reference books, and computers. The centrally-located Security Office located on campus responds to emergencies and provides safewalk services.

Affiliated Institutions

- UQA - University Quality Alliance Program (members include The University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Alberta, University of Saskatchewan, and York University)
- ACCC (Association of Canadian Community Colleges)
- CLC (Canadian Language Council)

International Involvement

Langara College's International Education Department facilitates study by international students at the College. The College provides exchange programs for both College employees and students, external studies programs where students complete Langara courses abroad, summer English language programs, and internationalization of the curriculum of Langara's courses, as well as a Homestay program for visiting students.

Campus Tour

Tours of the campus are available by appointment. Contact the Counselling Department at (604) 323-5221.


The college is readily accessible by public transit and several bicycle routes, and also offers reasonably priced parking in a large outside lot. Secure bike racks are available; alternate transportation methods, such as carpooling, are encouraged. The campus is spread among several buildings that contain a gymnasium, cafeteria, bookstore, student union building, labs, lecture halls, classrooms, computer and science laboratories, and student services. A 7,700 square metre library and classroom complex, which has won awards for its design and has changed the face of the stunning campus.

Modified on August 09, 2022