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Adventure Guide Certificate


  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Kamloops

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  • Length
    30 Credits (8 months full-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $6,350 per semester
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1600 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Certificate
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

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

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Application Deadline Advice

Applicants are required to attend a program information session (see dates and locations) before submitting your online application. 

Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is strongly recommended.

Applicants are admitted based upon their program fit, skill development and experience level in at least one adventure sport. Entry is competitive and applications are screened to ensure an adequate level of outdoor recreation experience has been attained prior to entry to TRU.

Application Fee: $31.02 (domestic students); $100 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

1. One of:

  • high school graduation or equivalent
  • mature student status (be at least 19 years old)

2.  English

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (73%)
  • English First Peoples 12 (73%)
  • Out-of-province equivalent (73%)
  • TRU's ENGL 0600 (C+)
  • TRU's ENGL 0661 (C+)
  • TRU's ESAL 0570 (C+) and 0580 (C+)
  • Acceptable assessment result (for example: Accuplacer, LPI, TRU English Placement Test, TOEFL or IELTS) 

3. Mathematics 11 (or equivalent)

Non-Academic

  • Be at least 19 years of age by the start of the program
  • Attend a program information session in person or by telephone
  • Complete the Adventure Guide Diploma Student Information Form (in addition to submitting an online application to TRU)
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two reference letters that speak to your character and personality
  • Submit an Outdoor Experience Log (all outdoor experiences outside of course time during the past year)

Admission Advice

1. Applicants are required to attend a program information session (see dates and locations) before submitting your online application. 

2. The program is physically demanding. Students must arrive in good physical condition suitable for participating in strenuous outdoor activities.

3. You must possess medical coverage and will be required to have additional coverage for any course held in foreign countries, including the US.

4. You can take upgrading courses at TRU to help you meet the admission requirements of this program. You are encouraged to talk to TRU's student recruiter about your options. 

5. Entry is competitive and applications are screened to ensure an adequate level of outdoor recreation experience has been attained prior to entry to TRU.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

If your first language is not English and wish to enter academic programs without attending ESL courses, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • TOEFL iBT = score of 88 overall, with no section below 20
  • TOEFL paper-based = 570 overall, with a 4.5 on the TWE (Test of Written English)
  • TOEFL computer based = 230 overall, with 4.5 on Essay
  • IELTS = score of 6.5, with no bands below 6.0
  • MELAB = score of 81
  • CanTEST = score of 4.5 with no component below 4.0
  • CAEL = score of 70, with no subset below 60
  • Duolingo = score of 110 (accepted on a temporary basis, applicable to applications received before August 31, 2022)

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

TRU programs generally require BC high school graduation or equivalent. Exceptions to this requirement are shown in the program admission requirements.

You may have the equivalent of BC high school graduation if you have completed:

  • the BC Adult Graduation (Adult Dogwood) diploma, or
  • the General Education Diploma (GED)
The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the program-specific admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program, you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

 

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at TRU-Campus. Please refer to TRU's Transfer Credit web page. The BC Transfer Guide allows you to check on the transferability of your courses taken at another BC post-secondary institution.

Once you apply to TRU, and submit your official transcripts, you will be automatically assessed for transfer credit.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at TRU-Campus. Please refer to TRU's Transfer Credit web page. Once you apply to TRU, and submit your official transcripts, you will be automatically assessed for transfer credit.

Mature Student

For admission purpose, mature students are defined as any applicant of at least 19 years of age who has not graduated from high school. Students classified as mature may have the grade-level admission requirement waived, for example grade 11, grade 12, etc., but they are still required to meet a program’s other admission requirements and all course pre-requisites.

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for TRU-Campus.

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

TRU may establish categories for Special Admission where it is considered that previous training and/or work experience is adequate to provide a potential for success in the program. Applicants may possibly earn academic credits for life and work experience learning through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Please contact a TRU academic advisor for more details.

How to Apply

Click here for details on how to apply for admission to TRU.