Langara College

Applied Planning

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Program Information

School:Langara College
Faculty:Humanities & Social Sciences
Field of Study:City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Description:This is an intensive program designed for students with an undegraduate degree or equivalent. Applied Planning students share a passion and motivation to contribute to better and more liveable communities and a more sustainable future. The Applied Planning program builds applied planning skills for people who wish to work in the field of planning. Courses emphasize team based learning and introduce students to case studies, practical projects and a range of skills necessary for the practicing planner. Graduates of this program find work with planning organizations including local and regional government, consulting firms and first nations. Students in the program require 15 courses to graduate from our 12 month program with a Post Degree Diploma in Applied Planning. There is an optional work term which includes two additional courses.
Part time students may be accepted into the program, space permitting. Most Applied Planning courses are scheduled in the evenings to enable students to work in addition to pursuing their studies.

URL:Applied Planning at Langara College
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Urban and Land Use Planners

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognized educational institution, or equivalent; AND all students applying to the Applied Planning Program must have a level of English sufficient to write assignments, read and understand course material, complete assessments and take part in class discussion. Applicants are also required to have one post-secondary course in Statistics.

    Application Notes : Students will be required to provide proof of English language proficiency in one of the following ways: successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course for which Langara offers university-transfer credit OR "S" in ENGL 1107, 1108, 1110, or minimum "C" grade in ENGL 1120, at Langara College; LPI (Language Proficiency Index) with a minimum of 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure or 10 in reading comprehension; LET (Langara English Test) level 3 or better; TOEFL - internet-based (IBT) score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL - paper-based 550 with TWE 4.0; IELTS - International Language Testing System - minimum level 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in listening and speaking; CAEL 60 overall with essay 60; or LEAP 8 completion.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Students are required to submit a letter of intent (maximum 2 pages) that answers the following questions: Why are you interested in planning? Why are you interested in this program? How can this program help you achieve your career goal?

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 09, 2022