Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Bachelor of Technology, Trades and Technology Leadership

Program Description

The Bachelor of Technology, Trades and Technology Leadership program provides qualified trades persons and technologists with the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective team leaders, supervisors and managers in a changing business and technical environment. Program admission is continuous, and many courses are available for registration at any time.

What Can You Do With This Credential?

Keith Meldrum transferred his past credits from his Engineering Diploma to Open Learning and is working towards his Bachelor of Technology, Trades and Technology Leadership degree. This credential will help him grow his career as Chief Communications Officer for the Prince George Fire Rescue Service.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Provincial Grade 12 Diploma or approved equivalent and Red Seal Trades Qualification or a recognized diploma of technology or equivalent

Students with a recognized four-year trades qualification typically receive up to 60 PLAR credits toward the 120 credits required to complete the degree.

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

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 15 TRU credits (distance or on-campus).

Degree Requirements

120 credits total, with at least 45 at the upper (3000 and 4000) level, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 over all courses required for the credential, as follows.

Core Knowledge/Lower-Level Requirements (60 credits)

Upon an applicant's admission, TRU-OL determines the number of credits attributable to this program from the applicant's trade qualification or technology diploma. If additional lower-level credits are required to meet program requirements, a wide variety of courses are available.
Prospective students should consult with their program advisor or coordinator when choosing additional core courses.

General Education Requirements (15 credits)

Of the 15 credits, 3 must be from upper-level courses.

Suggested courses are in parentheses.

3 credits in English (university-level composition and literature (ENGL 1001 or 1021)
3 credits in applied communications (CMNS 1291 or CMNS 1811)
3 credits in computing science (BBUS 1371)
3 credits in natural science (generally upper-level)
3 credits in liberal arts or science elective (generally upper-level)

Leadership Requirements (18 credits)

3 credits in Supervision or management principles (MNGT 1111 or 1211)
BBUS 3641, Leadership Fundamentals (3)
BBUS 4135, Motivation and Productivity (3)
ORGB 4871, Organizational Development and Change (3)
LEAD 3511, Occupational Health & Safety Legislations and Standards (3)
LEAD 4901, Strategic Thinking for Leadership (3)

Elective Requirements (27 credits)

At least 12 credits of closed electives:

BBUS 3611, Open Thinking (3)
BBUS 3621, Analytical Decision Making (3)
BBUS 3631, Open Communication: Effective Communication Skills (3)
BBUS 3671, Contemporary Leadership (3)
BBUS 4833, Effective Leadership (3)
MNGT 4751, Project Management (6)

At least 15 credits of open electives:

MNGT 3711, Business Ethics and Society (3)
FNCE 2121, Financial Management (3)
BBUS 3331, Production and Operations Management (3)
BBUS 3661, Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
BBUS 3841, Labour Relations (3)
BBUS 3931, Business Law (3)

Selection of other courses is subject to approval by the program advisor or coordinator.


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


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