Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University
The world needs you

Open Learning

Study online with Open Learning

The world needs you to go for it. Reach your potential. Complete your degree. Change careers. Change your life. TRU supports students wherever they are and Open Learning (OL) provides flexible online and distance learning for everyone. Our OL courses and programs may be completed anytime, anywhere. Study part-time or full-time and get ahead.


  • Study at home

    Work from the convenience of your own desk.


  • Continue working

    No need to quit your job to further your education.


  • Get ahead

    Our programs help you take the next step in your career.


  • Open the door

    Discover new opportunities, make dreams come true.

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Open Learning certificates, diplomas and degrees are backed by Thompson Rivers University — a member of Universities Canada and the BC Transfer System.

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Adult Basic Education (ABE)

ABE courses and programs help you, as an adult learner, achieve Grade 12 graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and the workplace. If you are a British Columbia (BC) resident, you can take Adult Basic Education programs tuition-free (applicable fees still apply).


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Arts

The wide array of distance and online programs and initiatives makes Arts an exciting area in which to study. Develop essential workplace skills such as communication, critical analysis, problem solving, independent learning and collaboration.


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Business and Management Studies

Our Business and Management Studies programs are designed to develop your supervision, business and management skills and can ladder into the Bachelor of Commerce degree.


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Education and Social Work

Your choice ranges from entry- or graduate-level courses to certificate and master's degree programs. Our Education courses and programs allow you to choose where you want your career to go and provide you with the momentum to get there.


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General Studies

General Studies programs offer a multidisciplinary approach to education, allowing you to study a plethora of subject matter: arts, science, and social sciences and humanities.


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Health Sciences

Whether you want to enter the field of health care directly after graduation or use your education to help advance your career, OL has a Health Sciences program that can help you on your journey.


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Nursing

TRU Open Learning offers programs for students just starting off in nursing or returning to their past practice.


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Science

Our Science programs provide you with exciting options for your career path.


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Technology

Our technology programs include computing science, water treatment, IT, and technology management.


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Tourism

Our Tourism programs can help you meet your educational and professional goals. Get started in tourism management, hospitality administration and outdoor recreation. Leverage your existing tourism industry experience.


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Students love Open Learning

Matt Putra used his BComm degree as a springboard to a new career and got a head start on his accounting designation.

Chad Griffiths, a graduate of Open Learning's General Studies program, talks about returning to TRU to pursue his MBA online with an eye to future opportunities.

 

Open Learning has allowed me to return to school while caring for my daughter and remaining on our small hobby farm.
— Samara

 

You set your own schedule, do things as fast or slow as you want and, in most cases, you don't have to worry about deadlines.
— Laura

 

The flexible schedule and synchronous delivery by Open Learning were essential to my success
— Jacob

Canyon Sinclair

A solid calendar is Canyon's key to success. Between a full-time co-op at TRU’s Sustainability Office, participation in a bunch of extracurricular activities and somehow, sleep, he makes time for Open Learning. OL means Canyon can complete his Bachelor of Business Administration by 2021, on his time.

Canyon Sinclair
TRU School of Business & Economics

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