Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Learning never exhausts the mind.”
This also reflects the philosophy behind Langara College Continuing Studies’ programs and courses. Langara provides many flexible pathways to life-long learning for adult learners to upgrade their skills and knowledge in pursuit of personal or professional goals.
Whether you wish to pursue your passion, upgrade your credentials for increased success and opportunity in a new or current career, or to develop a more holistic approach to personal well-being, Langara offers more than 800 courses and over 40 certificate programs.
“We have many diverse offerings that meet today’s demands in the workforce,” says Phuoi-Linh To, program manager, Continuing Studies. “Our instructors work in the industry, bringing a practical perspective and real-world knowledge to the classroom.”
Langara’s instructors are experts in their chosen fields and they draw on real-world experiences and up-to-date knowledge. Langara has a strong focus on applied learning and fosters this approach within
“Often an instructor comes to us with their expertise and that’s how we start developing new programs; there is a lot of collaboration in the process,” reveals To.
You can carve out your educational path to success and career readiness from a broad range of offerings, including: Accounting & Finance, Creative & Applied Arts, Business, Computer Technology, Engineering, Educational Travel Tours, Health & Human Services, Languages, ESL, and Sustainable Communities.
With the addition of Langara Continuing Studies at Vancouver School Board, Langara has expanded its range of courses even further. Students can now choose to concentrate on personal, organizational, or community development with applied programs in cooking, jewellery, floristry, woodworking, sewing and fitness, just to name a few.
Our instructors work in the industry, bringing a practical perspective and real-world knowledge to the classroom.
A flexible and affordable approach allows students to choose full-time or part-time course hours with some programs offering in-class and/or online study, but always with a strong student-centred focus.
“Langara provides maximum accessibility to the learners,” says To. “For example, we have certificates that are entirely online, including the Professional Sales and Advanced Project Management programs. Often people have work and family commitments so they need more flexibility. In some instances programs are available both online and in-class.”
Langara also offers Custom Training, which focuses on providing a customized delivery option for organizations, maximizing training and staff participation opportunities by bringing the classroom to businesses.