Langara College, which sits on the traditional territory of the Musqueam First Nation, is one of the only colleges in the country to have been honoured with a traditional Indigenous name. In 2016, Langara received a name that means “house of teachings” at a ceremony led by Langara elder-in-residence Gail Sparrow and representatives of the Musqueam First Nation. Indigenous students at Langara have access to orientation, counselling, advocacy services, and a dedicated Gathering Space.
Located in Vancouver, Langara College offers degree, diploma, certificate, and continuing education programs in more than 60 areas, drawing students from 93 different countries. It was among the first institutions in B.C. to develop a co-operative education program; it also implemented the province’s first formal policy for Aboriginal education. Langara has also transferred more students to universities in B.C. than any other college. Students can opt to engage in applied research projects in partnership with local industries as a way to hone their skills and network in their chosen field.
Langara offers programs and courses in arts, business, science and technology, humanities, social services and health. The school also offers interdisciplinary studies. One standout feature is the Langara School of Nursing, which was named “school of the year” at the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association national conference.
|Size of school||Tuition (degree)||Tuition (diploma)||Tuition (certificate)||Tuition (post-grad)||Residence offerings|
|Large (10,000 full-time students or more)||$3,849-$4,728||$3,849||$4,533||$3,849-$13,925||No|
• Design Formation: A two-year program that serves as an introduction to fields ranging from visual merchandising to graphic and interior design. Graduates are ready for entry-level jobs or further specialized studies.
• Bioinformatics: This two-year program focuses on applying computer science and information technology to solving biological challenges.
• Gerontology: Combining theory with practical skills, this course prepares students to work with individuals and families throughout the aging process.
• Associate of Arts
• Computer Science
• Commerce and Business Studies
• Associate of Science