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Open Learning

Open Learning provides distance learning for everyone. Our online and distance courses and programs may be completed anytime, anywhere. Gain a new career and a new perspective while maintaining a flexible schedule.

About Online and Distance Education at TRU

Distance Education student

The online and distance education provider of Thompson Rivers University allows you to access accredited post-secondary courses wherever you live and work. Enrolment is always open, and our flexible scheduling options let you complete your courses on your timeline. If you’re returning to school, we specialize in assessing prior education and work experience so you don’t have to start from scratch.

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Meet our Students


Greg Ryan

This Bachelor of Technology, Trades and Technology Leadership student is turning his Red Seal certifications into a university degree. When it comes to career opportunities, more is more.

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Nicole Wershler

This Bachelor of General Studies grad balanced her university studies with work and family life to take her career by storm.

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Featured Online and Distance Education Programs

Bachelor of General Studies

This degree provides a flexible structure, which allows students to create their own program. TRU-OL offers a wide range of courses that fulfill degree requirements.

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Bachelor of Technology

This degree program provides technologists with the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective project leaders, supervisors, and managers in organizations within a changing business and technical environment.

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Bachelor of Health Science

The Bachelor of Health Science program provides health care diploma students and graduates from recognized programs and institutions with the opportunity to obtain a bachelor's degree.

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Get the skills you need for the job you want, without sacrificing your job or life commitments.