The following Langara College Programs currently offer a co-operative education option:

  1. Langara School of Management
  2. Computer Science
  3. Bioinformatics
  4. Recreation Management

Langara School of Management (LSM) is a leading undergraduate business school that prepares students for university transfer or completion of business degrees, diplomas and post-degree diplomas at Langara. Both the Diploma and Degree programs offer a co-operative education component.

Please note: To fulfill our accreditation standards with the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE),  co-operative education requires the completion of EXPE 2300 (formerly COOP 2300 and BUSM 2300) as the pre-requisite course. Students also must end their diploma or degree on an academic term.

Diploma Programs

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Diploma students in the following program areas can complete one or two co-op terms. A student who succesfully completes one co-op term qualifies for a co-op designation on their diploma. For a full list of courses for each program areas click the link below:

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

BBA students in the following concentration areas can complete a minimum of one or maximum of four co-op terms. A student with minimum of three co-op terms qualifies for a co-op designation on their degree. For a full list of courses from each program area click the link below:

BBA students have three work experience options. Watch the video to learn more about each one:

Computing Science and Information Systems (CSIS)

CSIS programs share a common set of core courses. Diploma students in the following program areas can complete one or two co-op terms. A student who sucessfully completes one co-op term qualifies for a co-op designation on their diploma. For a full list of courses for each program areas click the link below:

Bioinformatics 

Bioinformatics programs share a common set of core courses. Diploma students in the following program areas can complete one or two co-op terms. A student who sucessfully completes one co-op term qualifies for a co-op designation on their diploma. For a full list of courses for each program areas click the link below:

If you are taking a two-year program with two co-op terms, the following is the basic configuration for co-op.

  • Term 1 - Academic and include EXPE2300 (3 credit course)
  • Term 2 - Academic while looking for, actively applying, and interviewing for a co-op placement
  • Term 3 - COOP2301 work term
  • Term 4 - Academic while looking for, actively applying, and interviewing for a co-op placement
  • Term 5 - COOP 2501 work term 
  • Term 6 - Academic

Click here full list of all COOP work term courses and their descriptions and credit hours.

Bachelor of Recreation Management

The Recreation Management Program is a degree completion program (third and fourth year of a bachelor's degree) for students who have a recreation diploma or the equivalent, BRM students can complete a minimum of one or maximum of four co-op terms. A student with a minimum of three co-op terms qualifies for a cooperative education designation on their degree (two work terms or less will still be reflected on transcripts.)

University-transfer Arts and Science

University-transfer co-op is offered in specialized situations. Qualified students who have completed the first two years of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree and are transferring to a university to complete their degree, may qualify for a co-op term. Students interested in this option should consult a co-op instructor.