2022-23 Calendar

Trades Technology Teacher Education

This program will not be offered in 2020. The next intake is to be determined. For more information, please contact Tanya Tarlit, Program Administrator, at 250-762-5445 ext. 4424.

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 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.

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
    • Apprenticeship Mathematics 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.

Program Outline

Year 1
Term 1
CMNS 103 Digital Media for Trades Educators
TTTE 125 Pedagogy of Trades I
TTTE 119 Learning for Success
Brock Courses
Term 2
ENGL 100 University Writing
TTTE 121 Math for TTTE
TTTE 127 Pedagogy for Trades II
Brock Courses
Term 3
TTTE 210 Applied Pedagogy for Trades
Year 2
Term 4
TTTE 112 Drafting and Design
TTTE 213 Introduction to Electronic Technology
Brock Courses
Term 5
ENGL 151 Critical Writing and Reading: Short Fiction and the Novel
TTTE 218 Making Robots
Brock Courses
Term 6
TTTE 230 Applied Pedagogy for Technologies

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.

Students entering the TTTE program with a Bachelor of Education degree or other post-secondary education are encouraged to contact the Associate Dean of Trades to determine if advanced standing may be granted for TTTE 119 Learning for Success. Those students entering with advanced courses are encouraged to contact the Associate Dean of Trades to determine if advanced standing may be granted for TTTE 121 Math for TTTE.

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 (with a 60% average).

This program is not currently offered

Program Area:

Trades and Apprenticeship




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


2020-21: $4,835.01

  • 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 12/07/2022