2017-18 Calendar

Trades Technology Teacher Education

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:

  • 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
  • Anyone 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.

Training Path

The three components in the complete training path to become a Trades Technology Teacher are:

  1. 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)

  2. Teaching studies (54 credits): Completion of a one-year Secondary Teacher Education program with a Trades Technology Specialty at UBC Okanagan.

  3. 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.

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 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.

Program Outline

Year 1
Term 1
ENGL 100 University Writing
CMNS 130 Introduction to Digital Media
TTTE 112 Drafting and Design
TTTE 119 Learning for Success
Brock Courses
Term 2
TTTE 121 Math for TTTE
TTTE 125 Pedgogy of Trades I
TTTE 127 Pedagogy for Trades II
Brock Courses
Term 3
TTTE 210 Applied Pedagogy for Trades
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.

* 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.

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 02/25/2018