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Open Learning

Open Learning (OL) 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 Open Learning

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OL is the online and distance education provider of TRU and a leader in providing access to post-secondary education (PSE) through online and distance courses and programs.

With OL, you can access accredited PSE wherever you live and work. Registration for most courses is always open, and our flexible scheduling options let you complete your studies according to 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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Advance your career

Register Now for a course or program that will launch your career into dream-job territory.

Meet Our Students

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Greg Ryan

This Bachelor of Technology, Trades and Technology Leadership (BTTTL) student built on his Red Seal certifications and worked toward a university degree.

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Nicole Wershler

This Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) 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

The BGS program has a flexible structure, allowing you to create your own program. OL offers a wide range of courses that fulfill degree requirements.

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Bachelor of Technology

This degree program provides you, as a technologist, with the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective project leader, supervisor or manager in evolving business and technical environments.

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Bachelor of Health Science

The BHSc program offers you, as a health care diploma student or graduate with the opportunity to obtain an undergraduate degree.

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