2017-18 Calendar

Trades Technology Teacher Education

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:

  • Anyone interested in an alternative path to becoming a K-12 teacher
  • The existing school teacher wishing to instruct trades and technology courses in the K-12 system and/or pursue a secondary degree in adult education
  • The Red Seal Endorsed (RSE) skilled trade person targeting a supervisory, managerial, instructional or training position
  • The technology professional wanting to focus on industry education and training
  • Anyne wishing to work toward their Bachelor of Education degree in Adult Education while focusing on trades and technology

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Math Requirement

  • A minimum of 60% in any of:

    • Principles of Mathematics 11
    • Applications Mathematics 11
    • Adult Basic Education Math 011
    • Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11
    • Pre-calculus Grade 11
    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 12

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.

Graduation Requirements

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.

Program Outline

Year 1
Term 1
ENGL 100 University Writing
CMNS 130 Introduction to Digital Media
TTTE 112 Drafting and Design
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of drafting, graphical communications and design using manual and computer aided drafting (CAD) tools. Learners focus on using CAD to generate 3-dimensional models and also gain experience generating 2-dimensional drawings. Learners analyze technical aspects of drafting such as scale, dimensions, tolerance, and projections.
TTTE 119 Learning for Success
In this course, learners develop skills to help with their success in an academic program as well as help them become lifelong learners. Learners discover and practice skills for self-management, studying, self-reflection, communication, and information literacy. By relating these skills to their courses and to their life, learners develop the ability to address any learning topic in formal and informal settings.
Brock Courses
Term 2
TTTE 121 Math for TTTE
This course is an introduction to the general mathematical concepts and calculations commonly used in trades and technologies. Learners practice solving practical problems by applying concepts of simple physics combined with various mathematical competencies, such as: arithmetic with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; geometry, trigonometry, and vectors; elementary algebra, and measurement systems.
TTTE 125 Pedagogy of Trades I
This course is an introduction to four topics common to educational shop settings: health and safety, tools of the trades, metalworking, and woodworking. Learners will identify, describe, and select specified materials, components, tools, applications, and processes integral to the four
TTTE 127 Pedagogy of Trades II
This course is an introduction to three topics common to educational shop settings: power technology, automotivetechnology, and heavy mechanical trades. Learners identify, describe, and select specified materials, components, tools, applications, and processes integral to the four topics covered in the course. Identifying sage work practices for shop environments is emphasized.
Brock Courses
Term 3
TTTE 210 Applied Pedagogy for Trades
This course provides TTTE students with practical (hands on) opportunities to apply what they learned while in TTTE 125 and 127. Materials and tools will need to be correctly identified and utilized, and processes will need to be properly performed in order to complete coursework and projects. Particular emphasis will be placed on promoting and demonstrating safe work practices.
Year 2
Term 4
TTTE 213 Introduction to Electronic Technology
This course is an introduction to electrical and electronic circuits. Learners use electrical and electronic circuit theory to analyze, design, build and troubleshoot electrical circuits and electronic systems. These systems include analog systems, digital systems and microcontrollers. Hands-on aspects of circuit design and troubleshooting tie together theory and practice.
Brock Courses
Term 5
ENGL 151 Critical Writing and Reading: Short Fiction and the Novel
TTTE 218 Robotics
Brock Courses
Term 6
TTTE 230 Applied Pedagogy for Technology
In this course, learners apply knowledge and skills learned during TTTE 215 and TTTE 218 in an electronics/robotics lab. Learners follow safe lab practices while developing the skills necessary to create an electronics/robotics prototype. The course culminates with a presentation of a final project along with the learner's portfolio that was developed over the TTTE program.

Program Area:

Trades and Apprenticeship

Campus (Intake):

  • Distance (Sep)
  • Kelowna (Sep)




  • Distance/Online
  • Part-Time
  • Full-Time


2017-18: $4,304.81

  • Fees include mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.
  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
  • Excludes Brock University courses


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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 04/30/2017