This program is undergoing minor revisions. For information, please contact Trades & Apprenticeship 1-877-755-2266.
The Trades Technology Teacher Education (TTTE) diploma program is for individuals wishing to pursue a career combining interest in education, skilled trades and technology.
The TTTE program covers general skilled trade applications including health and safety, tools, and shop equipment, as well as the following five trade-specific subjects: metalworking, woodworking, automotive technology, power technology, and heavy mechanical. Alongside these skilled trade applications, TTTE participants learn about electronics, drafting and design, and robotics. These areas correspond with the BC Ministry of Education's Technology Education Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs) prescribed learning outcomes.
Individuals that may be interested in this program may include:
The TTTE diploma program with a TTTE certificate option is offered in collaboration with Brock University. Along with the OC courses comprising the TTTE certificate, the diploma option includes additional OC transfer credit and Brock University courses, which together qualify graduates for the TTTE diploma and Brock Certificate in Adult Education. In addition it provides 7.5 out of 15 Brock credits towards the Bachelor degree (B.Ed.) in Adult Education. Current degree holders are automatically eligible for Brock's B.Ed. upon completion of the diploma portion of the TTTE program.
TTTE diploma applicants are required to register with both Okanagan College and Brock University. For those individuals interested in the TTTE certificate program alone, registration with Brock is not required.
For those interested in becoming K-12 teachers, the TTTE diploma and Brock Adult Ed degree can help students meet UBCO's B. Ed. entrance requirements. A bachelor's degree, along with specific courses, is now required to enter UBCO's 16 month B.Ed. program. See program webpage for further details.
Okanagan College TTTE 2 year program options
The certificate consists of 31 credits from nine TTTE courses and one communications course. The diploma consists of 73 credits from nine TTTE courses, one communications course, two English courses and seven courses from Brock University. Graduates of this diploma program are also eligible for a Certificate in Adult Education from Brock University. TTTE graduates who already hold a degree are eligible for Brock's B.Ed. in Adult Education.
Students who complete OC's TTTE Diploma program can continue their studies at Brock University to complete the remaining 7.5 Brock credits required to complete Brocks (B.Ed.) in Adult Education. Please note some of these credits can be completed at OC, please see TTTE webpage for more details.
The three components in the complete training path to become a Trades Technology Teacher are:
Technical studies (66 credits): Completion of this two-year Trades Technology Teacher Education (TTTE) Diploma program at Okanagan College (includes six credits of-first year English courses)
Teaching studies (54 credits): Completion of a one-year Secondary Teacher Education program with a Trades Technology Specialty at UBC Okanagan.
Academic studies (30 credits): Completion of 30 credits of university courses acceptable to the BC College of Teachers
Students who complete the Technical studies (this TTTE Program) and the Teaching studies (the Secondary Teacher Education program with a Trades Technology Specialty) are eligible for the BC College of Teachers (BCCT) Conditional Teaching Certificate, which allows the student to begin teaching at a public school in the province of B.C. The conditional certificate requires completion of 30 credits of academic studies, within five years, to be eligible for the full BC Professional Teaching Certificate and Bachelor of Education degree.
Regular Applicant: A regular applicant will have a B.C. senior secondary graduation or equivalent or will be currently completing grade 12.
A minimum of 60% in English 12 or alternatives.
A minimum of 60% in any of:
A minimum grade of 60% in any Science 11 course.
Mature Applicants: Applicants who do not have senior secondary graduation may apply as a mature student provided that they are at least 19 years of age and have not attended secondary school on a full-time basis for a minimum period of one year. Mature applicants will be subject to the same academic entrance requirements that apply to regular applicants.
All applicants must submit a portfolio that includes the following:
a letter of intent that outlines the applicant's interest in the TTTE program and explains why he/she should be considered for entry into the program
a letter of reference addressing the applicant's technical experience and ability
a letter of reference addressing the applicant's experience and ability working with youth
an overview of the applicant's practical experience
transcripts for secondary and/or post-secondary training
applicants who meet the academic entrance requirements will be selected on the basis of their portfolio for a personal interview.
the selection panel members will choose 18 program participants based on the applicant's portfolio and responses to a series of questions in a 20-minute personal interview.
The requirement for receiving the Trades Technology Teacher Education Diploma is completion of 73 credits with a minimum grade average of 65% in the OC TTTE program courses, as well as successful completion of all applicable Brock University courses.
* Two first-year English courses (select from ENGL 100, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153) that are acceptable to the BC College of Teachers are required for a successful completion of this program. A combined average of 65% is required for admission to the Secondary Teacher Education Program at UBC-O.
Credit for PLA (Prior Learning Assessment) may be granted for demonstrated knowledge of skills that are verifiable, current and consistent with programs and courses offered at Okanagan College. Where PLA is granted, it shall be in accordance with Okanagan College policy and procedures.
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