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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 consists of a certificate or diploma option, with the diploma offered in collaboration with Brock University.
Existing teachers may take the TTTE Certificate in order to be eligible to teach trades shop and technology classes.
Red Seal tradespersons or technology professionals may take the TTTE Diploma in order to instruct adults in trades and technology.
Completion of the TTTE Diploma may also be used for credit toward admission to Brock University's three-year Bachelor of Education in Adult Education; please contact Brock University for information on this pathway: https://brocku.ca/education/programs/adult-education/
For those interested in becoming K-12 teachers, the TTTE diploma can help students meet UBCO's 16-month Bachelor of Education admission requirements. Contact UBCO for information on this pathway: http://education.ok.ubc.ca/programs/bed.html.
Okanagan College TTTE 2 year program options
The certificate consists of 31 credits from nine TTTE courses and one communications course at Okanagan College.
The diploma consists of 73 credits from nine TTTE courses, one communications course, two English courses and seven Adult Education courses from Brock University.
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.
The requirement for receiving the Trades Technology Teacher Education Certificate is completion of 31 credits with a graduating grade average of 65%.
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 (with a 60% average).
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.
Trades and Apprenticeship
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