Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Bachelor of Technology, Trades and Technology Leadership

The Bachelor of Technology, Trades and Technology Leadership program provides qualified tradespersons 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 and course registration is continuous.

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

If you have a recognized four-year trades qualification, you may receive up to 60 PLAR credits toward the 120 credits required for this degree.

if you plan to complete this or another OL credential, please fill in a Program Admission Form and send it to OL Admissions.

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 2.00 over all courses required to complete this credential, as follows:

Core Knowledge Requirements (60 credits)

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.

General Education Requirements (15 credits)

15 credits total, 3 credits of which must be from upper-level courses, as follows:

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 
3 credits in liberal arts or science elective

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)

Student Responsibility

Before registering in any course, consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select are appropriate program of study and educational goals. Otherwise, you may find that a course does not meet program requirements and cannot be used toward the program's credential.


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