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Credentials are officially conferred annually at the graduation ceremonies that are held in early June.

All requirements specific to each program stated below must be completed as outlined in the Calendar. In addition, to qualify for a credential from Langara College, students are required to complete the last 40% of the credential requirements at Langara College. An approved Langara College exchange program is exempt from this 40% requirement. Any exceptions to this regulation or to any other specified requirements of the program must receive prior approval from the Graduation Adjudication Committee through Registrar and Enrolment Services.

Multiple Credentials

A minimum of 50% of credits for a second or subsequent credential must be new courses that have not been used to satisfy requirements for a previous credential.

Cumulative grade-point average calculations will be continuous across multiple credentials.

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Credential Policy

Please refer to the following links for more information regarding:

Effective January 2014, Langara College offers the following types of credentials with the defined minimum standards:*

CredentialMinimum Standards
Post-Degree Diploma A minimum of 31 credits or more of coursework with a minimum of 70% of the total credits from upper level courses. Students must have a baccalaureate degree or equivalent for entry and achieve a minimum PGPA of 2.00 to graduate.
Post-Degree Certificate A minimum of 15 to 30 total credits with a minimum of 70% of the total credits from upper level courses. Students must have a baccalaureate degree or equivalent for entry and achieve a minimum PGPA of 2.00 to graduate.
Baccalaureate Degree A minimum of 120 credits with at least 60 credits from lower level courses and 42 from upper level courses. Students must meet regular admission requirements for entry and achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.00 to graduate.
Associate Degree A minimum of 60 credits with further requirements defined by provincial legislation. The Associate Degree framework is available in the BC Transfer Guide. Students must meet regular admission requirements for entry and achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.00 to graduate.
Diploma A minimum of 60 credits. Students must meet regular admission requirements for entry and achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.00 to graduate.
Certificate A minimum of 30 credits. Students must meet regular admission requirements for entry and achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.00 to graduate.
Citation A minimum of 15 credits. Students must meet regular admission requirements for entry and achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.00 to graduate.

  * Unless otherwise specified in the program requirements.

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Please refer to the following links for more information regarding:

Prior to December 31, 2013, Langara College offers the following types of credentials with the defined minimum standards:*

CredentialMinimum Standards
Post-Graduate Certificate A Post-Graduate Certificate requires the completion of a specific program of study, requiring a minimum 30 credits in a minimum of 10 courses. Post-Graduate Certificates require 24 credits of courses numbered at the 5000 level and based on upper-level courses from Bachelor's Degree Programs. A minimum Program CGPA of 2.00 is required to graduate.
Bachelor's Degree A bachelor’s degree requires the completion of a specific program of study requiring a minimum of 120 credit hours of university-level study. A minimum Program CGPA of 2.00 is required to graduate.
Associate Degree An associate degree requires the completion of two years (a minimum of 60 credits in a minimum of 20 courses) of university-level study in a variety of academic areas. Associate degree requirements are mandated by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. A minimum Program CGPA of 2.00 is required to graduate.
Diploma A diploma requires the completion of a specific program of study, requiring a minimum of 60 credits in a minimum of 20 courses. A minimum Program CGPA of 1.67 is required to graduate.
Certificate A certificate requires the completion of a specific program of study, requiring a minimum of 30 credits in a minimum of 10 courses. A minimum Program CGPA of 1.67 is required to graduate.
Citation A citation requires the completion of a specific program of study, requiring a minimum of 12 credits in a minimum of 4 courses. A minimum Program CGPA of 1.67 is required to graduate.

  * Unless otherwise specified in the program requirements. Please refer to the College Calendar in which you started your program.

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