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Technology Teacher Education: Diploma

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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

  • Fall

  • Program Start Date
  • Campuses


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    City of Burnaby
  • Length
    Two years, full-time
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    Total approx. $14,000. See Full-Time Studies tuition fees website for more information
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Approx fees: Level 1: $480; Level 2: $20; Level 3: $120; Level 4: $110
  • Credential Granted
  • Learning Method Options

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out BCIT's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Open to applications beginning October 1st (or next business day).

This program is not available to international students.  View available programs.

Application Fee: $90 Domestic / $154 Intl

1) Program Admission Requirements

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

    • Science: one of the following:
      • Chemistry 11 (60%) or
      • Earth Sciences 11 (60%) or
      • Environmental Science 11 (60%) or
      • Life Sciences 11 (60%) or
      • Physics 11 (60%) or
      • Science for Citizens 11 (60%) or
      • Other acceptable BC and Yukon courses
    • One of the following:
      • 15 credits of post-secondary studies
      • Technical certificate, diploma, or degree
      • Entry-level trades training program or technical foundation program
      • Two or more levels of training in an apprenticeship program
      • Certificate of qualification in a trade
      • Red Seal endorsement in a trade
  • Criminal Record Check
    Applicants must pass a criminal record check, including the vulnerable sector check. Criminal record checks can be obtained through your local police department (Commissionaire BC, RCMP, or police detachment). See Criminal Record Check BC for more information. Proceed with your check as soon as possible as processing time varies.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Recommended for success

Liberal Studies:

30 credits of liberal studies will be required to complete the BEd degree. While these 30 credits are not a requirement for acceptance into the program, we strongly encourage applicants to complete these prior to admission. At minimum, 6 credits in English must be completed prior to entry into the Education program at UBC. View the FAQ page for additional information.

Working with youth experience:

A minimum of 75 hours of experience working with youth (ages 12-18) is required before entering the UBC component of the TTED program. Even though this is not required for entering the BCIT diploma component, it is highly recommended.

As a TTED student and as a high school Technology Education (shop) teacher, you must be able to:

  • work cooperatively with others
  • enjoy working with adolescents - if not, this isn’t the program or career for you
  • be open-minded and respectful of others regardless of race, ethnicity, religious background or sexual orientation

Relevant experience might include:

  • coaching
  • teaching
  • mentoring
  • tutoring

If you don’t have experience working with youth, we highly recommend spending some time shadowing a high school Tech Ed teacher(s). This can be arranged by contacting the school and making the appropriate arrangements (keep in mind that many school districts in BC require a criminal record search prior to working with students).

International applicants

This program is not available to international students. View available programs


2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy BCIT's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Review the full English Language Requirements policy here.

There are two ways to meet the English requirement:

1. Complete both of the following:


2. Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening:

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English Language Proficiency requirement for studies at BCIT is detailed here.

Applicants to BCIT are also required to have completed two years of full-time study in a high school or post-secondary program in English in an English-speaking country.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For details on BC/Yukon High School credit equivalencies click here

Review BCIT Entrance Requirements and Application priority .


You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

Learn about Canadian high school course equivalencies here.  

For more information about admission, please review BCIT Entrance requirements and Application priority 

BC Transfer Student

For details on how to transfer credits from BC post-secondary institutions to BCIT visit this website.


Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on admission with Advanced Placement into BCIT programs, click here .


Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you may still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience. To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program. Please contact BCIT Admissions to discuss your situation further. 

Note: there are several Upgrading options through BCIT.

For other information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admissions website.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Note: some BCIT programs with a post-secondary entrance requirement will necessitate a comprehensive ICES evaluation for applicants who completed their post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States or the United Kingdom. Please review your program’s entrance requirements and contact BCIT Admissions if you have further questions. 

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

Learn about other BCIT Upgrading options here.



How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.

BCIT’s application website provide a step-by-step process to help you identify the program that is right for you, find the entrance requirements to your program of choice, prepare your application, submit your application in a timely manner, and track your application status online.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.