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Overview

Looking for a meaningful career? Do you care about older adults in your life and community? If so, then you want to be part of the dynamic and growing field of gerontology.

This interdisciplinary program is your gateway to a career in the health and social service sector as a Social Service Worker providing a range of services in the community for older adults and their families.

Combining theory with practice, you will gain specialized knowledge and skills to work with individuals, families, and communities to promote health and resilience throughout the aging process. This program prepares you for employment in the field of gerontology within a wide range of service settings such as: health and wellness, education, recreation, community support, advocacy, residential and palliative care. The gerontology service sector has expressed resounding support for the program and hiring graduates in the future.

The program is structured for full-time studies, although exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for students to complete the program on a part-time basis or to enrol in individual courses with permission of the Program Coordinator.

Program Curriculum

In response to profound and far-reaching changes in Canadian demographics, the Langara Diploma in Gerontology offers a two year comprehensive program which prepares students to work with a population of older persons from diverse backgrounds.

In this interdisciplinary program, students gain a broad understanding of aging processes and issues that older persons and their families may experience over the life course. In addition to acquiring a strong theoretical foundation, students have multiple opportunities to learn and apply methods for working with older persons and their families to promote health and resilience throughout every stage of the aging process, including end of life. Students explore ethical and legal principles underpinning the complex issues in the field of gerontology.

In order to gain a variety of perspectives on aging, students learn from knowledgeable faculty and professionals currently working in the field. Topics are explored through lectures, course readings, dialogue, seminars, guest presentations, role playing, case studies, personal reflections, class projects, and presentations.

Students are assigned to practica in the second year in agencies offering a variety of services to older persons. Applying knowledge and theory to practice is emphasized throughout the two years of study with the aim of positioning students for a career in the field of gerontology or continuing their post-secondary education.

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เต็มเวลา (2 ปี)

ค่าเรียน
CAD$18,762.00 (฿ 486,819) ต่อปี
CAN $625.40 per credit
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ประมาณ กันยายน 2022

สถานที่

Langara College

100 West 49th Avenue,

VANCOUVER,

British Columbia (BC),

V5Y 2Z6, Canada

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สำหรับนักเรียนสหรัฐอเมริกา

Successful completion of a BC secondary program (Grade 12) or the equivalent; Be at least 19 years of age by the first day of the first semester of attendance; or Successful completion of an ABE (Adult Basic Education) or GED (General Educational Development) program. IELTS Academic: 6.5; TOEFL (IBT): Overall: 80; Writing: 20; Reading: 20; Listening: 18; Speaking: 18; CAEL: Overall: 60; Duolingo: 110.

สำหรับนักเรียนนานาชาติ

Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent or 19 years of age or older

English Language Requirement:

One of the following:

  • LET with a minimum level 3;
  • LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension;
  • IELTS 6.5;
  • Duolingo English Test with a score of 110;
  • English Studies 12 or equivalent with a minimum of 80% (see note);
  • Literary Studies 12 with a minimum or 80% (see note);
  • BC First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 80% (see note);
  • A university-level English or communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum "C-" grade;
  • A minimum "C" grade in ENGL 1120; or
  • An "S" grade in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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