Co-operative Education (Co-op) allows you to alternate study semesters with paid work terms so that you can develop the skills needed to be successful in your future career.Take Co-op to apply the concepts learned in the classroom to a real work environment. 

Each Co-op work term is a minimum of 420 hours of paid work, either full-time over a four-month work term or part-time over an eight-month work term. Co-op students registered into a full-time Co-op course are considered full-time students.

Program Requirements

Before you join the Co-op Program: 

  • Complete the prerequisite course, EXPE 2300, with a grade of “C” or higher. 
  • Maintain a minimum term and overall program GPA of 2.6  
  • Be enrolled full-time (nine credits) and have completed at least one full term at Langara; exceptions may be made if you have transferred from another institution. 

While you’re in the Co-op Program: 

  • Complete a minimum of 420 hours during each approved four-month Co-op work term. Note: there is also an option for a part-time Co-op where you can complete 420 hours over an eight month Co-op work term. 
  • Complete all assignments, an employer evaluation, and a presentation for each full-time or part-time work term. 
  • If you are an international student, you must enrol in one of the programs offering a Co-op designation and have a valid Co-op work permit. There is no cost for the Co-op work permit and application support is provided by the Langara Global Office.
  • Enrol in at least one full-time academic term upon completion of the final work term prior to graduation. 

Pro Tip: Take EXPE 2300 early in your program so that you can take Co-op as soon as you are ready.

Information Sessions

Co-op Information Sessions
Attend a virtual information session to learn more about how Co-op works and see if Co-op is right for you.

  • Wednesday, September 28, 12:30 pm–1:00 pm | Register
  • Thursday, October 20, 10:30 am–11:00 am | Register
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2:30 pm–3:00 pm | Register
  • Wednesday, November 9, 12:30 pm–1:00 pm | Register

BBA Work Experience Requirement Information Sessions
Did you know that you have to complete a Work Experience Requirement for your Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)? Attend a virtual information session to learn more about your options to fulfill this requirement.

  • Thursday, September 29, 10:30 am–11:00 am | Register
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2:30 pm–3:00 pm | Register
  • Wednesday, November 2, 10:30 am–11:00 am | Register
  • Tuesday, November 8, 12:30 pm–1:00 pm | Register

Quick Links

Programs That Offer Co-op

BBA students in the following concentration areas 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 Co-op designation on their degree. 

See the full list of courses for each program area below:

BBA Work Experience Requirement

All BBA students must fulfill the BBA Work Experience Requirement as a prerequisite to register into their upper level  business course (BUSM 4200). To fulfill this requirement, students can complete one Co-op work term or request an assessment of their work experience through the Co-op department.

Pro tip: Take EXPE 2300 early in your program so that you can take Co-op as soon as you are ready.

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

Watch the Work Experience Options video below or attend an info session to learn more:

Diploma students in the following program areas can complete one or two Co-op terms. A student who successfully completes one Co-op term qualifies for a Co-op designation on their diploma.

See the full list of courses for each program area below:

Post Degree Diploma in Accounting students have the option to complete one Co-op work term (COOP 4800). A student who successfully completes one Co-op term qualifies for a Co-op designation.

See the full list of courses for this program area below:

CPSC 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 successfully completes one Co-op term qualifies for a Co-op designation on their diploma.

See the full list of courses for each program area below: 

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 successfully completes one Co-op term qualifies for a Co-op designation on their Diploma or Associate of Science.

See the full list of courses for each program area below: 

The Recreation Management Program (BRM) 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. 

See the full list of courses for the program area below: 

Hear what our students have to say about their work experience:

Questions? Email coop@langara.ca.