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 real-estate@langara.ca.

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The Continuing Studies Diploma in Real Estate is a part-time program which delivers a comprehensive body of knowledge and skills for success in the real estate field. For international students, the program can be taken on a full-time basis over two years. The Diploma includes core study courses with specialization in several study areas to allow the participant to pursue a career in many Real Estate disciplines, including Appraisal, Property Management, Construction & Development, and Real Estate Investing.

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Core Courses (31)

  • PROP 1004 - Real Estate Law
  • PROP 1005 - Real Estate Appraisal
  • PROP 1020 - Real Estate Investment Analysis
  • PROP 1023 - Real Estate Finance
  • PROP 1024 - Real Estate Mathematics
  • BSAD 1088 - Economics - Micro and Macro
  • BSAD 1020 - Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  • GBSC 1004 - Business Communications
  • PROP 1001 - Property Management - Residential
  • PROP 1002 - Property Management - Commercial
  • GBSC 1006 - Financial Skills for Managers
  • PROP 1044 - Building Operations Management
  • PROP 1060 - Building Systems & Analysis
  • PROP 1101 - Building Systems Energy Assessment 1
  • PROP 1102 - Building Systems Energy Assessment 2
  • PROP 1022 - Residential Construction
  • PROP 1033 - Real Estate Development
  • PROP 1085 - Estimating Construction Costs
  • PROP 1086 - Controlling Construction Costs
  • PROP 1091 - Reading Technical Drawings 1
  • PROP 1092 - Reading Technical Drawings 2
  • PROP 1049 - House Construction
  • BSAD 1016 - Project Supervision
  • ENTR 1009 - How to Start Your Own Business
  • PROP 1066 - Development Application Process
  • PROP 1096 - BC Building Code Energy Standards
  • PROP 1097 - Passive House Design
  • PROP 1061 - Commercial Lease Analysis
  • PROP 1035 - Buying Income Property
  • PROP 1071 - Condo Investing
  • PROP 1072 - Commercial Property Investing

Demonstrated Knowledge Requirement (2)
Students complete the following 2 courses in the first term of studies unless they can provide proof of having completed a comparable course in Canada (assessed by Program Coordinator).

  • BSAD 1029 - Microsoft Office
  • PROP 1037 - Real Estate Math Tutorial

Program Recognition: Graduates of the CS Diploma in Real Estate can earn an RI designation from the Real Estate Institute of BC.

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PROP 1043 - Advanced Strata Management is designed for professional strata managers, currently working in the field.

The Advanced Strata Management course was developed through a collaborative 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.

The program curriculum provides a strong practical foundation in construction management to allow graduates to be licensed to work in the construction and development field or establish their own construction business to build residences (approval pending from BC Housing).

The courses include the seven core competencies required by BC Housing to obtain a builder license: Business Planning & Administration; Construction Management & Supervision; Construction Technology; Customer Service & Home Warranty Insurance; Financial Planning & Budget Management; Construction Legal Issues; and Relevant Enactments.

This certificate would appeal to the following:

- Owner builder exam preparation
- Small residential contractors preparing to become licensed
- Contractors and consultants
- Persons considering a career change

Required Courses (7)

  • PROP 1106 - Construction Management & Supervision
  • PROP 1107 - Construction Technology
  • PROP 1108 - Customer Service and Home Warranty
  • PROP 1109 - Relevant Enactments
  • PROP 1110 - Construction Legal Issues
  • ENTR 1009 - How to Start Your Own Business
  • GBSC 1006 - Financial Skills for Managers

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This part-time program is designed to help you make decisions on energy-related issues: property managers, building managers, business, government, crown corporations, and nonprofit companies.

“We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of BC Housing through the Building Excellence Research & Education Grants Program.”

Required Courses (5)

  • PROP 1101 - Building Systems Energy Assessment 1 *
  • PROP 1102 - Building Systems Energy Assessment 2 *
  • PROP 1060 - Building Systems & Analysis
  • PROP 1044 - Building Operations Management
  • GBSC 1004 - Business Communications

Students may register in any individual course.

aibc-logo.jpgThe courses marked with an * are approved for Continuing Education by the Architectural Institute of BC. 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.

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This part-time program equips you to embark on a construction or renovation project on your own home or a small contractor who wants to learn necessary estimating, contract, and cost controlling skills. Many of these courses meet the requirements for formal CPD points as set out by BC Housing and for AIBC members. This certificate would appeal to the following:

      - Contractors and consultants
      - Home owners wishing to renovate their house
      - Persons considering a career change
      - Facility supervisors/managers
      - Financial operations managers
      - Maintenance managers

Core Courses (7)

  • PROP 1022 - Residential Construction
  • PROP 1085 - Estimating Construction Costs
  • PROP 1086 - Controlling Construction Costs
  • PROP 1033 - Real Estate Development
  • PROP 1049 - House Construction
  • ENTR 1009 - How to Start Your Own Business
  • GBSC 1004 - Business Communications

Elective Courses (select 1)

  • PROP 1091 - Reading Technical Drawings I
  • PROP 1092 - Reading Technical Drawings II

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.

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Other Courses of Interest

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 meet the requirements of BC Housing for formal CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points.

  • PROP 1096 - BC Building Code Energy Efficiency Standards
  • PROP 1097 - Passive House Design
  • PROP 1066 - Development Application Process
  • BSAD 1016 - Project Supervision
  • PROP 1087 - Invisible Hazard - Asbestos in Buildings
  • PROP 1088 - Environmental Hazard - Mould & Lead in Buildings
  • PROP 2067 - Home Renovation Planning - Contractor
  • PROP 1105 - Capital Improvement Planning

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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 you to tailor the program to suit your individual learning objectives and career plans.

You may enroll in any individual course.

Required Courses (4)

  • PROP 1060 - Building Systems and Analysis
  • PROP 1044 - Building Operations Management
  • BSAD 1020 - Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  • GBSC 1004 - Business Communications

Elective Courses (select 3)

  • PROP 1031 - Managing Residential Tenancies
  • PROP 1049 - House Construction
  • PROP 1061 - Commercial Lease Analysis
  • BSAD 1016 - Project Supervision
  • SSCP 1010 - Leading & Managing Employees

Other Courses of Interest

These courses of interest focus on specialty topics within the real estate field. They will provide you with value-added practical skills that can complement the Professional Building Manager Certificate courses.

  • PROP 1087 Invisible Hazard - Asbestos in Buildings
  • PROP 1088 Environmental Hazard - Mould & Lead in Buildings
  • PROP 1103 Invisible Hazard - Radon in Buildings
  • PROP 2067 Home Renovation Planning - Contractor
  • PROP 1105 Capital Improvement Planning

The part-time Property Management Certificate program delivers a comprehensive body of knowledge and skills for success in the property management profession. The certificate requires completion of six courses.

Required Courses (5)

  • PROP 1001 - Property Management – Residential
  • PROP 1002 - Property Management - Commercial
  • BSAD 1020 - Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  • GBSC 1004 - Business Communications
  • GBSC 1006 -  Financial Skills for Managers

Elective Courses (select 1)

  • PROP 1044 - Building Operations Management
  • PROP 1060 - Building Systems and Analysis

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. You may register in any individual course.

Note on licensing: For information on licensing and licensing courses related to the property management profession, visit the Real Estate Council of BC website (www.recbc.ca). A property management license may not be required in certain circumstances.

Other Courses of Interest

These courses of interest focus on specialty topics within the real estate field. They will provide you with value-added practical skills that can complement the certificate courses.

  • PROP 1087 - Invisible Hazard - Asbestos in Buildings
  • PROP 1103 - Invisible Hazard - Radon in Buildings
  • PROP 1088 - Environmental Hazard - Mould & Lead in Buildings
  • PROP 2067 - Home Renovation Planning - Contractor
  • PROP 1105 - Capital Improvement Planning

The part-time Real Estate Investing Certificate program examines the principles and techniques of real estate valuation, mathematics, finance, law, and a foundation in real estate entrepreneurship.

Required Courses (6)

  • PROP 1004 - Real Estate Law
  • PROP 1005 - Real Estate Appraisal
  • PROP 1020 - Real Estate Investment Analysis
  • PROP 1023 - Real Estate Finance
  • PROP 1024 - Real Estate Mathematics
  • PROP 1073 - Building Design & Construction

Elective Courses (select 2)

  • PROP 1033 - Real Estate Development
  • PROP 1061 - Commercial Lease Analysis

Real Estate Investing courses (all 3 must be taken to equal one elective):

  • PROP 1035 - Buying Income Property
  • PROP 1071 - Condo Investing
  • PROP 1072 - Commercial Property Investing

This part-time program provides an alternate method of qualifying to write the Trading Services License exam. The program curriculum provides a strong foundation in real estate to allow graduates to work in the trading services field. The courses examine the principles and techniques of real estate valuation, mathematics, finance, law, and a foundation in real estate entrepreneurship.

Required Courses (5)

  • PROP 1004 - Real Estate Law
  • PROP 1005 - Real Estate Appraisal
  • PROP 1023 - Real Estate Finance
  • PROP 1024 - Real Estate Mathematics
  • PROP 1038 - Real Estate Sales - Introduction

Elective Courses (select 1)

  • PROP 1020 - Real Estate Investment Analysis
  • PROP 1073 - Building Design & Construction

Students may register in any individual course.

Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) Requirements:

To be eligible to request a waiver from the applicable licensing course, RECBC requires completion of the following courses only.

  • PROP 1004 - Real Estate Law
  • PROP 1005 - Real Estate Appraisal
  • PROP 1023 - Real Estate Finance
  • PROP 1024 - Real Estate Mathematics

On completion of these courses, submit an official transcript from Langara College to RECBC requesting permission to write the exam.

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.

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.

Required Courses (4)

  • PROP 1004 - Real Estate Law
  • PROP 1005 - Real Estate Appraisal
  • PROP 1020 - Real Estate Investment Analysis
  • PROP 1024 - Real Estate Mathematics

Elective Courses (select 4)

  • PROP 1001 - Property Management – Residential
  • PROP 1002 - Property Management – Commercial
  • PROP 1022 - Residential Construction
  • PROP 1030 - Social and Affordable Housing in BC
  • PROP 1052 - Social Housing Management
  • PROP 1060 - Building Systems and Analysis
  • BSAD 1020 - Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  • BSAD 1088 - Economics - Micro & Macro
  • BSAD 1084 - Financial Accounting - Part 1 OR GBSC 1006 - Financial Skills for Managers

Note:  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 College to UBC should discuss their education plan with UBC.

Note on Rental Management Licensing: Students may be eligible to write the Rental Property Management License Exam upon completion of the following four courses:

  • PROP 1001 - Property Management – Residential
  • PROP 1004 - Real Estate Law
  • PROP 1005 – Real Estate Appraisal
  • PROP 1020 - Real Estate Investment Analysis

For information on licensing and licensing courses, visit the Real Estate Council of BC website (www.recbc.ca).

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This self-paced, part-time Social Housing Management  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 (5)

  • PROP 1030 - Social and Affordable Housing in BC
  • PROP 1052 - Social Housing Management
  • BSAD 1020 - Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  • GBSC 1006 - Financial Skills for Managers
  • GBSC 1004 - Business Communications

You may register in any individual course, subject to a prerequisite in the case of 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.

Other Courses of Interest

These courses of interest focus on specialty topics within the real estate field. They will provide you with value-added practical skills that can complement the Professional Building Manager Certificate courses.

  • PROP 1087 - Invisible Hazard - Asbestos in Buildings
  • PROP 1103 - Invisible Hazard - Radon in Buildings
  • PROP 1088 - Environmental Hazard - Mould & Lead in Buildings
  • PROP 2067 - Home Renovation Planning - Contractor
  • PROP 1105 - Capital Improvement Planning