Upgrade Pathways

If you don't meet the requirements for a program, TRU offers upgrading courses that can help you reach your goal.

Take up to three courses per semester. Courses are available in fall, winter and summer semesters. There are two six-week sessions in the summer semester. » Application deadlines

Equivalencies

0400 levels
Grade 10 equivalent
0500 levels
Grade 11 equivalent
0600 levels
Grade 12 equivalent

 
 Adventure Guide Certificate

Limited admission — must be 19 at start of program

Courses
Requirement Upgrade pathway
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples ENGL 0400   ENGL 0500   ENGL 0600 or 0620
Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations 12 MATH 0400   MATH 0410   MATH 0510   MATH 0600/0610
 Animal Health Technology Diploma

Grade 12 or equivalent

Courses
Requirement Upgrade pathway
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples ENGL 0400   ENGL 0500   ENGL 0600 or 0620
Biology 11 BIOL 0500 (counts as additional science)
Biology 12 (recommended) BIOL 0600
Chemistry 11 SINC 0400 *   CHEM 0500
Chemistry 12 or Physics 12 CHEM 0600 or PHYS 0500   PHYS 0600
Foundations of Mathematics 11 MATH 0400   MATH 0410   MATH 0510

* SINC 0400 is encouraged for people who have no science background

 Bachelor of Business Administration

BC Grade 12 or mature student status

Courses
Requirement Upgrade pathway
English 12 ENGL 0400   ENGL 0500   ENGL 0600 or 0620
Biology 12 BIOL 0500   BIOL 0600
Chemistry 11 SINC 0400   CHEM 0500
Foundations of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus Math 12 MATH 0400   MATH 0410   MATH 0510   MATH 0650 ore MATH 0600/0610 (accelerated MATH 0630)
 Bachelor of Computing Science

The Bachelor of Computing Science degree consists of two years of concentrated computing studies preceded by two years of general study. It is designed for those wishing to enter into Computing Science, or for those wishing to pursue graduate studies. The program will mainly concentrate on small to medium business environments.

Courses
Requirement Upgrade pathway
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples ENGL 0400   ENGL 0500   ENGL 0600 or 0620
Biology 11 or 12 BIOL 0500   BIOL 0600
Foundations of Mathematics 12 MATH 0400   MATH 0410   MATH 0510   MATH 0650
Physics 11 PHYS 0500
 Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering
Courses
Requirement Upgrade pathway
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples ENGL 0400   ENGL 0500   ENGL 0600 or 0620
Biology 12 BIOL 0500   BIOL 0600
Chemistry 11 SINC 0400   CHEM 0500
Pre-Calculus Math 12 MATH 0400   MATH 0410   MATH 0510   MATH 0600/0610 (accelerated MATH 0630)
Physics 12 SINC 0500   PHYS 0500   PHYS 0600

Recommended: Calculus 12, Drafting 12, Computing or Information Technology involving computer programming and problem solving using high level languages such as C/C++, Visual Basic or Java.

 Bachelor of Natural Resource Science

Selective admission — Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status

Courses
Requirement Upgrade pathway
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples ENGL 0400   ENGL 0500   ENGL 0600 or 0620
Biology 11 BIOL 0500
Chemistry 11 SINC 0400   CHEM 0500
Pre-Calculus 12 MATH 0400   MATH 0410   MATH 0510   MATH 0600/0610 (accelerated MATH 0630)
Biology 12/Chemistry 12 (will be given preference) BIOL 0500/CHEM 0600
 Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Courses
Requirement Upgrade pathway
English 12 ENGL 0400   ENGL 0500   ENGL 0600 or 0620
Biology 12 BIOL 0500 (counts as additional science)   BIOL 0600
Chemistry 11 SINC 0400   CHEM 0500
Foundations of Mathematics 12 MATH 0400   MATH 0410   MATH 0510   MATH 0650
 Bachelor of Science, major in animal biology
Courses
Requirement Upgrade pathway
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples ENGL 0400   ENGL 0500   ENGL 0600 or 0620
Biology 11 or 12 BIOL 0500   BIOL 0600
Chemistry 11 SINC 0400   CHEM 0500
Pre-Calculus 12 MATH 0400   MATH 0410   MATH 0510   MATH 0600/0610 (accelerated MATH 0630)
Physics 11 or 12 PHYS 0500   PHYS 0600
 Bachelor of Science
Courses
Requirement Upgrade pathway
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples ENGL 0400   ENGL 0500   ENGL 0600 or 0620
Biology 11 or 12 BIOL 0500 (counts as additional science)   BIOL 0600
Chemistry 11 SINC 0400   CHEM 0500
Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 MATH 0400   MATH 0410   MATH 0510   MATH 0600/0610 (accelerated MATH 0630)
 Early Childhood Education Diploma

Limited admission — requires BC Grade 12 or mature student status (or equivalent)

Courses
Requirement Upgrade pathway
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples ENGL 0400   ENGL 0500   ENGL 0600 or 0620
 Education Assistant and Community Support Certificate

BC Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status

Courses
Requirement Upgrade pathway
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples ENGL 0400   ENGL 0500   ENGL 0600 or 0620
 Health Care Assistant Certificate

Successful completion of Grade 11 minimum (Grade 12 preferred), or equivalent

Courses
Requirement Upgrade pathway
English 11 ENGL 0400   ENGL 0500 (ENGL 0600 or 0620 preferred)
 Human Services Diploma

Limited admission — must be 19 years old before the start of the program

Courses
Requirement Upgrade pathway
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples ENGL 0400   ENGL 0500   ENGL 0600 or 0620
 Respiratory Therapy Diploma

Seats for high school applicants are limited, and with the high number of applicants with advanced education, we recommend one or two years of post-secondary education in a Bachelor of Science program. Educational requirements should preferably have been obtained within five years of application.

Courses
Requirement Upgrade pathway
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples ENGL 0400   ENGL 0500   ENGL 0600 or 0620
Biology 12 BIOL 0500   BIOL 0600
Chemistry 12 SINC 0400   CHEM 0500   CHEM 0600
Foundations of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 MATH 0400   MATH 0410   MATH 0510   MATH 0600/0610 (accelerated MATH 0630)
Physics 11 SINC 0500   PHYS 0500
 Trades Foundation

General requirements

  • Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status
  • Students must supply own hardhats, gloves and boots
  • Good health
Courses
Requirement Upgrade pathway
English 11 ENGL 0400   ENGL 0500
Math 11 MATH 0400   MATH 0410   MATH 0510