Langara College

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Langara College
Langara COA.jpg
Motto Latin: Eruditio Libertas Est
Motto in English
Knowledge is Freedom
Established April 1, 1994
Type Public
Endowment C$5.8 million[1]
President Lane Trotter, EdD
Students 21,000[2]
Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
49°13′30″N 123°6′30″W / 49.22500°N 123.10833°W / 49.22500; -123.10833Coordinates: 49°13′30″N 123°6′30″W / 49.22500°N 123.10833°W / 49.22500; -123.10833
Campus Urban
Colours                Orange, black, white
Nickname Langara Falcons
Mascot Falcon
Affiliations ACCC, CBIE, CUP
Langara logo.png
The library building

Langara College is a public degree-granting college in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which serves approximately 21,000 students annually through its university, career, and continuing studies programs. In 1970, Vancouver City College opened its West 49th Avenue campus. On April 1, 1994, Langara College was established as an independent public college under the Provincial College and Institute Act. The college takes its name from the neighbourhood in which it is situated, which was named after Spanish Admiral Juan de Lángara.

Programs & Courses[edit]

Programs and courses at Langara College are delivered in the following subject areas:[3]

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Science & Technology
  • Humanities & Social Services
  • Health

University Studies[edit]

Langara College provides university-level programs and courses and offers a variety of qualifications, including baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and citations. The three 4-year degree programs offered by the College are Nursing,[4] Recreation Management,[5] and Business Administration.[6] Langara's wide range of academic programs in more than 60 subject areas are offered over three semesters per year. Langara is a popular choice for university transfer students due to smaller class sizes, excellent support services, and competitive tuition fees. More students transfer to BC universities from Langara College than from any other college in the province.

Career Studies[edit]

Langara College offers career programs leading to one-year certificates, two-year diplomas, and four-year bachelor's degrees in fields that lead to careers in business, industry, community services, and the arts. Although some of Langara's career programs require that students complete the program within a specific time period, many of the programs can be completed on a part-time basis.

Continuing Studies[edit]

Langara College's Continuing Studies department offers over 700 courses and 35 certificate programs year-round. The department's strategic objective is to provide lifelong learning opportunities to meet the individual needs of students.

International Education[edit]

Langara has over 1,200 international students to Vancouver from over 30 countries.

Studio 58[edit]

Studio 58, Langara College's School of Theatre Arts offers professional theatre training for actors and production personnel. The program ranked within the Top five theatre schools in Canada in 2006. The school auditions hundreds of people across Canada but only sixteen students are accepted per semester. The school has around 72 students for both its three-year acting program, and two-year production program. The School of Theatre Arts is currently led by Artistic Director Kathryn Shaw.


Langara's intercollegiate athletic program is one of the top college athletic programs in Canada. Langara is a member of the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST), formerly known as the British Columbia Colleges' Athletic Association (BCCAA), and the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA). In 1999, Langara College was the runner-up for the Overall CCAA Sport Supremacy Award for athletic achievements between the years of 1974 and 1999.

Student Media[edit]

Student media include the newspaper The Voice, operated by the College's Journalism Program.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Financial Statements of Langara College: Years ended March 31, 2013 and 2012" (PDF). KPMG. Langara College. June 27, 2013. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "FTE Enrollment Report of Langara College: Years ended March 31, 2013 and 2012" (PDF). Langara College. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Langara. Programs & Courses". Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  4. ^ "Langara. Programs & Courses: Nursing". Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  5. ^ "Langara. Programs & Courses: Recreation Management". Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  6. ^ "Langara. Programs & Courses: Business Administration (BBA)". Retrieved 2013-08-18. 

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