Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Advanced Certificate

Program Availability

Prior to applying for an Adult Basic Education (ABE) program, refer to individual course descriptions for availability of courses outside Canada.

Program Description

Grade 11 equivalency

What Can You Do With This Credential?

This program allows adult learners to return to and complete their education, thus enabling them to enter into the workforce, vocational programs or Grade 12 studies.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Students who plan to complete a credential through TRU-OL must complete and submit a Program Admission form.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of two of the required courses must be completed through TRU (distance or on-campus).

Certificate Requirements

Four courses are required, as follows:


ENGL 0501, Advanced English Skills


MATH 0523, Advanced Mathematics

Science (one required)

BIOL 0501, General Biology
CHEM 0501, Principles of Chemistry
PHYS 0501, Introductory Physics

Elective (one required)

The following may be chosen if the course has not already been used to fulfill the science or mathematics requirement:

BIOL 0501, General Biology
CHEM 0501, Principles of Chemistry
MATH 0523, Advanced Mathematics
PHYS 0501, Introductory Physics

Student Responsibility

Students are responsible for consulting with their program advisor to ensure that the courses they choose are available and are appropriate for their program of study and their educational goals. Students who proceed without their program advisor's approval may find that a course does not meet these requirements and may be subject to transcript assessment fees.


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