Transferring to ORTM

Transferring to ORTM

Transfers happen in two major ways:
  1. Block transfers, or
  2. Individual (or course-by-course) transfer credit
A block transfer program gives you credit for an entire suite of courses that is pursued as part of a diploma or certificate program. Our goal with block transfers is to make a smooth transition for you: for example students graduating with a BC Tourism Management Diploma from anywhere in the province can transfer into our BC in Nature-Based Tourism Management with a straight 2+2. You'll start at UNBC in your 3rd year.

Check out the buttons on the right to find out a bit more info on our existing block transfer agreements.

Course Transfer Credit
If you've started studies in tourism and recreation elsewhere -- or even if you are switching from a different major -- there are often course-by-course transfer credits applicable to you that can cut down the time you need to complete a degree and avoid repeating coursework.

The BC Government maintains a website to help students figure out existing transfer agreements -- this is a good place to start. Check the online guide to see what transfer agreements are in place. *Note that our former program name was Resource Recreation and Tourism (RRT) – you may still see transfers to UNBC RRT courses – but look for transfers to ORTM courses. These transfers are always changing though so if you don’t see a course transfer for something that you think is equivalent….contact our curriculum chair.

For a list of some of our more established course-by-course transfer programs check out the button to the right.

Transfer Student Profiles

Courtney graduated with a Tourism Management Diploma from Capilano University in December 2007 and transferred to ORTM. She graduated less than two years later in December 2009

Dan came to us after completing a Forest Technicians diploma …but was keen to switch to the ORTM BSc in Natural Resources with a Major in Outdoor Recreation and Conservation. Looking at Dan’s transcript it was easy to see he had completed many of the 1st and 2nd year natural resource requirements common to both degrees… this meant Dan just needed to supplement his course work at the lower levels with the specific outdoor recreation courses – then he could move quickly into his upper level studies. Dan graduated from the program and now works as a recreation planner.