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Journalism Certificate


  • Location
    Vancouver
  • Campuses
    Vancouver

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    One Year
  • Tuition Estimate
    $4350 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $600 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted starting 11 months before the intended program start date. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $40

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

  • a university degree in a field judged by the Journalism Department to be useful to journalism 

Note: It's also possible to be admitted by permission of the Department Chair. To do so, you must possess substantial academic achievement combined with a demonstrated interest or limited experience in Journalism.

Non-Academic

  • high level of achievement in English and/or writing in your previous academic work
  • keyboarding skills of at least 40 words per minute
  • successful completion of a Journalism Program entrance test which includes sections on English-language usage, current events and news writing
  • resume
  • 500-word typed statement of career goals
  • interview with Journalism faculty (if required)

Admission Advice

1. You are also strongly recommended to submit a portfolio of your writing or video or audio projects. Originals of published materials should not be sent (photocopies are acceptable). Video or audio tapes will be returned. You may submit the portfolio with your application or at the time of the entrance test.

2. Experience in a school newspaper or similar media is an asset.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy Langara's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

Students planning to enrol in first year English or Communications course or certain Biology, Economics, or Philosophy courses must take a Langara English Test or BC Language Proficiency Index test prior to the semester. Students who have at least 80% in English 12 or English Literature 12 are not required to write a test.

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

A. English Language Proficiency - You must possess a level of English proficiency sufficient to support studies at Langara College.

B. Language Requirement - If planning to enrol in a first-semester English or Communications courses or certain Biology, Economics or Philosophy courses you must normally take the Langara English Test (LET) or BC Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test before the semester you want to register. Students who have at least at 80% average in BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 (or equivalent) are exempt from this requirement.

 

 

 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Admission to Langara requires you to meet the following requirements:

  • General Requirements
  • Academic Requirements*
  • Specific Program Admission Requirements (detailed separately in Education Planner)

Footnote: The academic requirements can be met in one of the following ways:

  • successful completion of a BC Grade 12 or equivalent;
  • successful completion of an Adult Basic Education (ABE) or General Educational Development (GED) program;
  • be at least 19 years old by the first day of your classes.

Out-of-Province

Admission to Langara requires you to meet the following requirements:

  • General Requirements
  • Academic Requirements*
  • Specific Program Admission Requirements (detailed separately in Education Planner)

Footnote: The academic requirements can be met in one of the following ways:

  • successful completion of a BC Grade 12 or equivalent;
  • successful completion of an Adult Basic Education (ABE) or General Educational Development (GED) program;
  • be at least 19 years old by the first day of your classes.

BC Transfer Student

On request, up to 60% of Langara College diploma, certificate, and associate degree program requirements may be transferred from another recognized post-secondary institution. These credits must normally be completed within the first 60% of your program.

To request transfer credit, you must submit a Transfer Credit Request Form (available from the Registrar's Office or on Langara's website), an official transcript from the transferring institution, and the appropriate fees.

The deadline for transfer credit to meet program prerequisites* is two months before the semester begins; the deadline for transfer credit to meet graduation requirements is the end of February each year.

Footnote (*): You may also go to the appropriate department for a "pre-requisite override" to meet the prerequisite requirements for your desired program.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

On request, up to 60% of Langara College diploma, certificate, and associate degree program requirements may be transferred from another recognized post-secondary institution. These credits must normally be completed within the first 60% of your program.

To request transfer credit, you must submit a Transfer Credit Request Form (available from the Registrar's Office or on Langara's website), an official transcript from the transferring institution, and the appropriate fees.

The deadline for transfer credit to meet program prerequisites* is two months before the semester begins; the deadline for transfer credit to meet graduation requirements is the end of February each year.

Footnote (*): You may also go to the appropriate department for a "pre-requisite override" to meet the prerequisite requirements for your desired program.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old by the first day of your classes you are considered a mature student. This status enables you to meet Langara's academic admission requirements. In addition, you must also meet the college's Language Requirement and the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The specific admission requirements for Langara's programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

International Student

For complete details on International Student Admission please check here.

 

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Conditional Admission

Students currently in Grade 12 who are missing only one course for Grade 12 graduation may appeal for admission to Langara. To be considered for conditional admission, you must:

  • be currently enrolled in the missing course, maintaining at least a 60% average;
  • complete and submit an "Application for Admission form" and an "Appeal for Admission and Re-admission form", both available from the Registrar's Office;
  • submit the BC secondary school transcript (either paper or electronic).

Secondary/Post-Secondary Concurrent Studies

BC Secondary students entering or currently in Grade 12 who have demonstrated academic excellence may apply for limited admission to university transfer or open career courses while attending secondary school.

Enrolment is limited to three credits each semester. Admission is approved on a semester by semester basis until you have met Grade 12 graduation requirements or turn 19 years old.

To apply under this category you must submit:

  • an application for admission, co-signed by a parent or legal guardian;
  • a letter of support from your secondary school principal;
  • an official transcript of your Grade 11 year; and
  • a copy of any interim transcripts of your Grade 12 year (if available).

Appeals for admission and re-admission are accepted at the Registrar's Office up to one week before the first day of classes.

Final Note: Successful registration also depends on you having the required prerequisites for your intended courses or program.

How to Apply

For information on applying, check here.

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