Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Certificate in Information Technology

Program Description

The Certificate in Information Technology program gives you the freedom to take a wide variety of information technology (IT) courses offered by TRU (distance or on-campus) and by TRU-OL's consortium partners.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Provincial Grade 12 diploma or equivalent is recommended

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

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 6 TRU credits (distance or on-campus).

Certificate Requirements

30 credits total, with a GPA of 2.00 or higher over all courses required to complete this credential, as follows:

Core Knowledge Requirements (27 credits)

MNGT 1111, Supervision, MNGT 1211, Management Principles and Practices or approved equivalent (3)
ENGL 1101, Composition, CMNS 1291, Introduction to Professional Writing or CMNS 1811, Business, Professional and Academic Composition or approved equivalent (3)
3 to 6 credits in introductory IT and/or computer courses (MIST 2611 and COMP 1131, COMP 1231 or approved alternatives)
15 to 18 credits in approved TRU IT-related courses

Elective Requirements (3 credits)

One 3-credit elective, not including CMPT courses

Note: Students planning to ladder into the Diploma in Information Technology and Management must take a minimum of 21 credits in approved IT or computing courses. Students planning to ladder into the Bachelor of Computing Science or a similar program, should consult with their TRU-OL program advisor to ensure they have the required courses. UVIC CMPT courses are not transferable to these credentials.

Student Responsibility

Students are responsible for consulting with their Program Advisor to ensure that the courses they select are available and appropriate for their program of study and educational goals. Students who proceed without approval from their Program Advisor may find that a course does not meet program requirements. Without such approval, students risk not being able to apply a course toward a credential. If the course can be used toward the credential, students will be required to pay the transcript assessment fee.


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