Department of University and Employment Preparation

Courses are designed for adult learners and delivered in small, student-centred classes through teaching methods that accommodate students' life experience and learning styles.

Courses are offered at the Kamloops, Williams Lake and other regional campuses.

Adult Basic Education

Complete a course to meet requirements for a TRU program. We offer courses in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • English
  • First Nations Studies
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Student Success

BC Adult Graduation Diploma

This diploma is equivalent to Adult Dogwoood.

Education and Skills Training Program (ESTR)

Specific training and employment information for students with cognitive disabilities. Programs include:

  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Retail Worker
  • Career Exploration

The University Prep Centre and High School Homework Help

Due to COVID-19, all University Prep Centre services are now available online through Moodle accounts.

Students can access the University Prep Centre (Old Main 2551) during daytime hours as a quiet place to work and study, with Instructors and Teaching Assistants available to help. 

The P.A.U.L. Initiative offers tutoring support for high school students in grades 8 to 12. Live online sessions for tutoring in mathematics, sciences, and English are held weekly on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm; click here to join. Or, to make an appointment, contact Jane Horton at jhorton@tru.ca.

The P.A.U.L. Initiative is named in honour of Paul Jubinville, one of our first volunteer tutors, who passed away of cancer during the first semester of this service.