The BC Ministry of Advanced Education credential parallels the requirements of the Ministry of Education's Adult Graduation Diploma.
Five courses, of which a minimum of three are normally completed as an adult (at least 19 years of age, or 18 years of age and have been out of the public school system a minimum of 12 months), are required as follows:
|Course Acronym||Course Description||Credits|
|ENGL 0601||Introduction to Literature||0|
|ENGL 0641||Survey of British Literature or an approved Grade 12 Language Arts course||0|
|Mathematics (1 required)|
|MATH 0523||Advanced Mathematics||0|
|ACCT 1211||Accounting I or an approved mathematics or accounting course at the Grade 11 level or higher
(not recommended for students wanting to pursue studies at other post-secondary institutions.
Consult with other institutions about admission requirements and recommended courses if applicable)
|Electives (3 required)|
|BIOL 0601||Provincial Biology||0|
|ENGL 0641||Survey of British Literature
(applicable as elective if not used towards an English requirement)
|MATH 0633||Provincial Mathematics||0|
|PHYS 0601||Senior Physics||0|
Consult a TRU-OL program advisor for a list of other suitable electives
Minimum of two of the required courses must be completed through TRU-OL.
Approved Grade 12, college, or university courses may be eligible (consult an TRU-OL program advisor). Prior completion of all ABE Advanced Certificate requirements is not mandatory, although certain courses do have prerequisites.
Courses authorized by the Ministry of Education (four secondary-school credits) or the Ministry of Advanced Education may be used toward the BC Adult Graduation Diploma provided the ministry-authorized courses meet diploma requirements.
Courses taken through TRU-OL or at other recognized schools or colleges in BC or elsewhere, can be assessed for credit toward the Advanced Certificate and/or the BC Adult Graduation Diploma. A completed Program Admission form, official transcripts from all schools and institutions attended and the appropriate fee are required for an assessment. The credit assessment fee may be waived if students are submitting transcripts only from BC secondary schools, BC college ABE programs or TRU-OL. Students may also apply for program admission on the ApplyBC website.
Some non-formal courses and qualifications have also been assessed as providing transferable credit. Credit can also be earned for some ABE requirements by demonstrating knowledge through challenge examinations.
Students wanting to enter a university directly must meet the requirements of the institution they plan to attend and should select courses accordingly.
Credit courses from BC post-secondary institutions used to meet the requirements of the Adult Basic Education Advanced Certificate or BC Adult Graduation Diploma qualifications may also be used to meet the requirements of a TRU-OL program qualification.
Students are responsible for consulting with their TRU-OL program advisor to ensure that courses selected meet program requirements.
Email Student Services for more information.