Langara College
Community Report


Career Programs

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Developed with the co-operation of community-based advisory committees, and ranging in length from eight months to three years, Langara College's career programs combine a strong academic core with stateof- the-art marketplace skills.

Over 1,500 students choose to study in one of the thirty-plus career programs each year.

Many programs offer practical experiences, co-operative education options, small class sizes, and courses that are also university transferable.

Students graduate with diplomas, certificates, and citations. More than 90 percent find employment in their field within four months of graduation.

Film Arts Premieres

The Creative Arts Division will launch a new program, Film Arts, in January 2005. Eight years in the planning stage, this post-diploma program is designed for students with academic or industry experience, who may choose from three streams - acting, writing, or directing.

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Co-operative Education

Over 200 students enter the Co-operative Education Program each year, alternating four terms of study with two terms of paid employment. Students gain valuable experience, learn how to market their skills and make industry contacts. Co-op experience increases students' employability upon graduation. Employers hire talented students with current skills.

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Bruce Hurst and Terri Bains Each January we hire two Co-op students with solid accounting knowledge, a great attitude, and strong computer skills. The Co-op program is our primary source for hiring accounting staff.

Bruce Hurst,
CGA & Langara Grad
Partner, Reid Hurst Nagy

Langara College’s Co-op program gave me a good theoretical foundation and the experience I needed. Reid Hurst Nagy was my first job, and nine years later, I’m still here!

Terri Bains,
CGA & Langara Grad
Employee, Reid Hurst Nagy


Leisha Lee

It is amazing how nine months can move you forward from curious to confident, skilled and thriving in a career dedicated to the helping profession.

Leisha Lee
Bachelor of Social Work
University of Victoria

Katie Goodheart

The skills I learned from the three studios of the Display + Design program have helped me with all aspects of my job. Display + Design gave me the confidence and skills to get me where I am today.

Katie Goodheart
Event Coordinator
Rare Indigo Destination Marketing

Varinder Dhaliwal

We learned the fundamentals of business with an international outlook, which for me best represented the changing nature of commerce. A broader perspective helps me work successfully overseas with different cultures, while developing new opportunities.

Varinder Dhaliwal
Tricity Business Centre

Fred Alaouze

It is thanks to the excellent CIS Co-op Program at Langara College that I found my job with the federal government.

Fred Alaouze
Systems Analyst
Environment Canada

Angie Northcott

The internship portion of the Recreation Program with the Arbutus Club was a very positive experience for me. It gave me an advantage when a position opened up at the end of the term.

Angie Northcott
Recreation Services Assistant and Special Events Coordinator
Arbutus Club

Simi Sara

The two years I spent in the Journalism program at Langara are among the most memorable of my life. Those years showed me what I can do and put me on the road to where I am today.

Simi Sara
Anchor and Host
City TV News at 6 & City Cooks


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