Programs

Programs

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Langara College is a leading provider of classroom-based real estate education. We offer programs and courses in property management, building management, appraisal, development, and social housing management. Certificate programs are flexible and self-paced, conveniently offered during evenings and weekends.

Our programs are recognized by the University of British Columbia, the Appraisal Institute of Canada, the Professional Association of Managing Agents, B.C. Non-Profit Housing Association, and the Real Estate Institute of BC.

Learn more. Call 604.323.5409 or e-mail program coordinator John Neuls.

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This part-time or full-time program delivers a comprehensive body of knowledge and skills for success in the real estate field. This program can be taken as a full-time program over two years. The diploma includes core study courses (8 courses) with specialization in several study areas to allow the participant to pursue a career in Property Management, Construction & Development, Real Estate Investing. Total of 34 courses.

Upon completion of studies, the following license exams could be written: Trading Services, Broker’s, or Rental Property License. Download a brochure here.

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The Property Management Certificate program delivers a comprehensive body of knowledge and skills for success in the property management profession. The certificate includes six required courses. For course or program advice email John Neuls or call 604-323-5409

Required Courses (5)

  • Property Management - Residential
  • Property Management - Commercial
  • Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  • Financial Skills for Managers
  • Business Communications

Elective Courses (select 1)

  • Building Systems and Analysis
  • Building Operations Management

The residential and commercial property management courses examine legal, operating, and management topics in regard to residential rental buildings, residential strata buildings, and commercial/investment properties including office, retail, and shopping centre developments. The balance of the program develops essential skills in communications, negotiation, dispute resolution, financial statement review, and building operations. The program curriculum is designed to give students a thorough understanding of the foundations of professional property management. Students may register in any individual course. Download a brochure here.

Certificate Completion Requirements

To earn the Property Management Certificate, students must complete the required courses within a three-year period with a minimum grade of C (60%) in each course. Courses are offered in the fall semester (Sep-Dec), spring semester (Jan-Apr), and summer semester (May-Aug). Not all courses are offered every semester. Upon successful completion of all required courses, students can apply for the certificate at the Continuing Studies office.

Note on licensing: A property management license is only required if the property manager is employed by a property management brokerage (agency) to directly manage client-owned properties under a fee management agreement. Licensing is not required if you are managing property owned by your employer or owned by you. For information on licensing and licensing courses, visit the Real Estate Council of BC website (www.recbc.ca). Students with a current Rental Management or Strata Management license may apply for an exemption from the Property Management - Residential course.

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For more information contact John Neuls at 604-323-5409 or jneuls@langara.ca.

This self-paced, part-time program was developed through a partnership between Langara College and the BC Non-Profit Housing Association. It is designed for staff, managers, and volunteers engaged in social housing operations or development. The certificate program includes five required courses.

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Required Courses

  • Social and Affordable Housing in BC
  • Social Housing Management
  • Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  • Financial Skills for Managers
  • Business Communications

Students may register in any individual course, subject to a prerequisite in the case of Social Housing Management.

Certificate Completion Requirements

Completion of the five certificate courses within a three-year period with a minimum grade of C (60%) in each course. Courses are offered in the fall semester (Sep-Dec), spring semester (Jan-Apr), and summer semester (May-Aug). Not all courses are offered every semester. Upon successful completion of all required courses, apply for the certificate at the Continuing Studies office. Download an information brochure here.  

Note: Discount of 15% is available to members of BCNPHA for the following Courses: Social and Affordable Housing & Social Housing Management.

  • Social and Affordable Housing in BC
  • Social Housing Management

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CIH Canada and Langara College are committed to advancing learning and professional standards in housing.

Langara’s Social Housing Management certificate program has been approved through a validation process with the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), in order to recognize the program as leading directly to Certified membership with the professional body. This will enable students who have successfully completed the Social Housing Management Certificate program and are active members with CIH Canada to use the designatory letters CertCIH (Canada) after their name. This will also qualify graduates of Langara’s Social Housing Management program for direct entry into CIH Canada’s programs leading to Chartered membership, its highest membership grade.

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For more information contact John Neuls at 604-323-5409 or jneuls@langara.ca.

This part-time program covers supervisory and management skills specifically related to building operations. The program content is applicable to residential and commercial buildings, as well as recreational, hospitality, and health related facilities.

The core courses develop essential knowledge and skills in building management, building operating systems, writing and communications, tenant relations, and creating productive relationships with staff, trades, and other professionals on the property management team. The elective courses allow students to tailor the program to suit their individual learning objectives and career plans. Download an information brochure here.

Students may enroll in any individual course.

Core Courses (4)

  • Building Systems and Analysis
  • Building Operations Management
  • Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  • Business Communications

Elective Courses (select 3)

  • Managing Residential Tenancies
  • Commercial Lease Analysis
  • Project Supervision
  • Leading & Managing Employees
  • Building Service Management
  • House Construction

Certificate Completion Requirements

To earn the Professional Building Manager Certificate, students must complete the 4 core courses and 3 elective courses within a four-year period with a minimum grade of C (60%) in each course. Courses are offered in the fall semester (Sep-Dec), spring semester (Jan-Apr), and summer semester (May-Aug). Not all courses are offered every semester. Upon successful completion of all required courses, students may apply for the certificate at the Continuing Studies office
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For more information contact John Neuls at 604-323-5409 or jneuls@langara.bc.ca.

The Real Property Analyst Certificate provides a strong academic foundation in real estate investment analysis, combined with practical knowledge of the operating aspects of income-producing real estate.

The core courses examine the principles and techniques of real estate valuation, mathematics, investment analysis, and law. The elective courses offer students some latitude to develop their knowledge in different areas of related expertise, such as accounting, property management, non-profit housing management, residential construction, building operating systems, and the art of negotiation. Download an information brochure here.

Students may enroll in any individual course, subject to a prerequisite in the case of Real Estate Investment Analysis and Social Housing Management. To earn the certificate, students complete a total of 8 courses, as indicated below.

Core Courses (4)

  • Real Estate Appraisal                            (UBC)
  • Real Estate Mathematics                       (UBC)
  • Real Estate Investment Analysis           (UBC)
  • Real Estate Law                                    (UBC)

Elective Courses (select 4)

  • Residential Construction                       (UBC)
  • Property Management - Residential     (UBC)
  • Property Management - Commercial    (UBC)
  • Social and Affordable Housing in BC
  • Social Housing Management
  • Building Systems and Analysis
  • Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  • Economics - Micro & Macro
  • Financial Accounting - Part 1 OR
  • Financial Skills for Managers

Note: The UBC-equivalent courses above may be applied toward a professional designation in appraisal, the UBC Diploma in Urban Land Economics, and the UBC Bachelor of Business in Real Estate. These courses include the 4 core courses plus Residential Construction, Property Management Commercial , and Property Management Residential. For details on Appraisal Institute of Canada designations and UBC programs in real estate, visit www.realestate.ubc.ca. Students who plan to transfer course credit from Langara to UBC should discuss their education plan with UBC.

Note on Rental Management Licensing: Students may write the Rental Property Management License Exam upon completion of the following four courses: Property Management - Residential, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Appraisal, and Real Estate Investment Analysis. For information on licensing and licensing courses, visit the Real Estate Council of BC website (www.recbc.ca).

Certificate Completion Requirements

To earn the Real Property Analyst Certificate, students must complete the 4 core courses and 4 elective courses within a five-year period with a minimum grade of C (60%) in each course. Courses are offered in the fall semester (Sep-Dec), spring semester (Jan-Apr), and summer semester (May-Aug). Not all courses are offered every semester. Upon successful completion of all required couses, sudents may apply for the certificate at the Continuing Studies office.

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For more information contact John Neuls at 604-323-5409 or jneuls@langara.bc.ca.

The course in this section is designed for professional strata managers, currently working in the field.

The Advanced Strata Management course was developed through a collabrative effort by the Strata Property Agents of BC, the Professional Association of Managing Agents, and Langara College. It is intended for licensed strata managers seeking practical guidance on day-to-day challenges.

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This program equips individuals who want to embark on a construction or renovation project on their own home or a small contractor who wants to learn necessary estimating, contract, and cost controlling skills.This certificate would appeal to the following individuals:

  • Contractors and consultants
  • Home owners wishing renovate their house
  • Persons considering a career change
  • Facility supervisors/managers
  • Graduates of the Property Management, Social Housing Management, or Professional Building Manager certificates 
  • Financial operations managers
  • Maintenance managers

Required Courses
To earn the Certificate, students complete a total of 8 courses. This includes a minimum of 195 instructional hours (19.5 CEUs/ILUs).

  • Residential Construction *              PROP 1022 – 39 hours (3.9 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Estimating Construction Costs *    PROP 1085 – 20 hours (2.0 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Controlling Construction Costs *    PROP 1086 – 16 hours (1.6 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Real Estate Development *            PROP 1033 – 15 hours (1.5 CEUs/ILUs)
  • House Construction                      PROP 1049 - 12 hours (1.2 CEUs/ILUs)
  • How to Start Your Own Business * ENTR 1009 - 36 hours (3.6 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Business Communications             GBSC 1004 – 36 hours (3.6 CEUs/ILUs)

Elective courses (select 1):

  • Reading Technical Drawings I    PROP 1091 – 18 hours (1.8 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Reading Technical Drawings II *   PROP 1092 – 18 hours (1.8 CEUs/ILUs)

The courses examine the physical aspects of residential properties; estimating of
construction costs; controlling of construction costs; practical overview of real
estate projects from initial concept to completed project; and the fundamentals of
written, verbal, and non-verbal communications. Download a brochure here.

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These courses of interest focus on specialty topics within the real estate field. They will provide value-added practical skills that can complement the Construction and Development Certificate courses. Many of these courses markerd with an * are approved by the Homeowner Protection Office for CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

  • PROP 1096 BC Building Code Energy Efficiency Standards*
  • PROP 1066 Development Application Process*
  • BSAD 1016 Project Supervision*
  • PROP 1079 Building Fire Safety
  • PROP 1067 Home Renovation Planning
  • PROP 1071 Condo Investing
  • PROP 1075 Stage to Sell/Redesign to Live

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This part-time program was developed through a partnership between Langara College and Natural Resources Canada. It is designed for staff making decisions on energy-related issues: business, government, crown corporations, and nonprofit companies.


Required Courses
The program includes nine required courses, as follows:

  • Energy Management Planning *
  • Spot The Energy Savings *
  • Energy Monitoring *
  • Energy Management Information Systems *
  • Building Re-Commissioning *
  • Energy Efficiency Financing
  • Building Systems & Analysis *
  • Building Operations Management *
  • Business Communications *

Students may register in any individual course.

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The program provides a strong practical foundation in energy management, combined with practical knowledge of the operating aspects of commercial, residential, and industrial buildings. The energy courses examine the principles and techniques of energy management planning, identifying energy consumption, monitoring, energy management information systems, re-commissioning buildings, and energy financing of projects. The other courses will provide the students with knowledge and skills in building construction, building operations, and business communications. Download a brochure here.

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This part-time program was developed to provide students in these Continuing Studies’ courses to work towards a real estate certificate at Langara that will equip them with the knowledge to become a successful real estate investor.
The courses examine the principles and techniques of real estate valuation, mathematics, finance, law, and the foundation in real estate entrepreneurship.
Required Courses
The program includes six required courses, as follows:
Required Courses (6)

  • Real Estate Law                                       PROP 1004 – 39 hours (3.9 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Real Estate Appraisal                               PROP 1005 – 39 hours (3.9 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Real Estate Finance                                 PROP 1023 – 39 hours (3.9 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Real Estate Mathematics                          PROP 1024 – 39 hours (3.9 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Real Estate Investment Analysis              PROP 1020 – 39 hours (3.9 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Real Estate Entrepreneurial Essentials    PROP 1095 – 36 hours (3.6 CEUs/ILUs)

Elective Courses (Choose 2)

  • Real Estate Development                        PROP 1033 – 15 hours (1.5 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Commercial Lease Analysis                    PROP 1061 – 12 hours (1.2 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Real Estate Investing courses (all 3 must be taken to equal one elective):
    • Condo Investing                              PROP 1071 – 6 hours (0.6 CEUs/ILUs)
    • Commercial Property Investing       PROP 1072 – 6 hours (0.6 CEUs/ILUs)
    • Buying Income Properties               PROP 1035 – 9 hours (0.9 CEUs/ILUs)
For more information contact John Neuls at 604-323-5409 or jneuls@langara.bc.ca. Download a brochure here.

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Program Description
This part-time program was developed to provide an alternate method of qualifying to write the Trading Services License exam. The program curriculum provides a strong foundation in real estate to allow for graduates to work in the trading services field.
The courses examine the principles and techniques of real estate valuation, mathematics, finance, law, and the foundation in real estate entrepreneurship.
Required Courses
The program includes five required courses, as follows:
Required Courses (5)
  • Real Estate Sales - Introduction PROP 1038 – 3 hours (0.3 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Real Estate Law PROP 1004 – 39 hours (3.9 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Real Estate Appraisal PROP 1005 – 39 hours (3.9 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Real Estate Finance PROP 1023 – 39 hours (3.9 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Real Estate Mathematics PROP 1024 – 39 hours (3.9 CEUs/ILUs)
Elective Courses (Choose 1)
  • Real Estate Entrepreneurial Essentials PROP 1095 – 36 hours (3.6 CEUs/ILUs)
  • Real Estate Investment Analysis PROP 1020 – 39 hours (3.9 CEUs/ILUs)
Students may register in any individual course.

When you have completed these courses, submit a letter to the Real Estate Council of BC requesting permission to write the exam. Submission of a transcript of your marks is required.

The following tutorial courses will assist you to complete the Trading Services License exam successfully:

  • PROP 1050 Real Estate License Tutorial
  • PROP 1037 Real Estate Math Tutorial
  • PROP 1090 Real Estate Tutorial

 For more information contact John Neuls at 604-323-5409 or jneuls@langara.bc.ca.

For more information on Trading Services Licensing download the brochure here.

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Real Estate Broker's Business Planning & Financial Management License exam

 

Contact the Real Estate Council of B.C. for general information on licensing requirements (www.recbc.ca). The Real Estate Council is a provincial regulatory agency established to protect the public interest by enforcing the licensing and licensee conduct requirements of the Real Estate Services Act. A person must obtain a Real Estate Broker license in order to work as a broker in British Columbia.

Completing the following courses at Langara College will allow you to write the Real Estate Broker exam:

  • PROP 1004 Real Estate Law                                     BUSI 111
  • PROP 1005 Real Estate Appraisal                            BUSI 330
  • PROP 1023 Real Estate Finance                               BUSI 221
  • PROP 1024 Real Estate Mathematics                       BUSI 121
  • PROP 1020 Real Estate Investment Analysis           BUSI 331
  • PROP 1001 Property Management – Residential     BUSI 441
When you have completed these courses, submit a letter to the Real Estate Council of BC requesting permission to write the exam. Submission of a transcript of your marks is required.  Download a brochure here.