Online and Distance Education
Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning
Achieve your goals, wherever you are. Open Learning removes the barriers to quality post-secondary distance education by offering continuous enrolment, flexible scheduling and minimal admission requirements. Take one course or a complete degree program, and study at your own pace.
About Online and Distance Education at TRU-OL
Traditionally, distance education has allowed students to access post-secondary education from wherever they are on their own schedule. At TRU, Open Learning, we make education more flexible by allowing you to enrol in a course or program whenever you like, so there is no need to wait for a particular semester to register. TRU-OL also has few barriers to entry, so in most cases, students planning to take courses and transfer the credits to another institution can register without submitting transcripts. You may also apply past credits towards many of TRU’s certificate, diploma and degree programs.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
In addition, we offer students the opportunity to receive credits towards a program through PLAR, or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition. This program is in place to recognize the experience and skills you have gathered from previous education, or life and work experience.
Featured Distance Education Courses and Programs
Seniors Living Management Certificate
The Seniors Living Management Certificate will appeal to individuals wishing to establish or expand their employment opportunities in the growing field of seniors residence management.
The curriculum covers topics such as management, labour relations, residential site operations, healthy aging and nutrition.
Details about Seniors Living Management Certificate »
Management Principles and Practices
This course is designed to give you a basic understanding of the role and functions of a manager and to explain the principles, concepts, and techniques used by managers in carrying out their work.
Details about MNGT 1211 »
News and Events
- Call for Open Learning
Date: June 11, 2013
- Open education roundtable at TRU
Date: May 22, 2013
- New: Seniors Living
Date: April 5, 2013
- Tuition tax receipts
Date: February 25, 2013
- Open Learning Faculty Member releases new textbook
Date: February 21, 2013
- A Day of Learning
Date: January 24, 2013
Your TRU Story
Discover the advantages of an open education
Watch the video and discover how TRU-OL can help you get where you want to go.