UCFV offers a number of courses that can help prepare you to work at the university-college level. Subjects include rapid reading, writing, study skills, research, critical thinking, computing, education and career planning, and employment search.

Courses which fall under the informal “academic support” heading include:
CAP 110 Writing and Research Skills
CAP 120 Potential Development Training
CAP 130 Reading and Study
CAP 140 Career Planning
COMP 061 Introduction to Computers (Part 1)
COMP 071 Introduction to Computers (Part 2)
CP 101 Career Planning
CP 201 Employment Search
CSM 108 Critical Analysis and Study Methodology (CMNS 108) (formerly Reading and Study Skills)
CSM 208 Advanced Critical Analysis and Learning (CMNS 208)Methodology
ECP 064 Education and Career Planning (Career Exploration)
ECP 074 Education and Career Planning (Skills for Success)

Dave Birkett, BA, MA (UBC)
Mark Hoffmann, BSc (Stanford), Diploma CS (Regent), MA (UBC)
Amy Kheong, BA (Calgary), MEd (UBC)
Diane Luu, BA, Prof. Teaching Cert. (SFU), MEd (UBC)
Keith Mohammed, BA (UBC), Prof. Teaching Cert. (SFU)
Elli Tamarin, BA (SFU), MEd (UBC)



UCFV is committed to helping students succeed in their study of mathematics. The Math Centre in Abbotsford, located in the Learning Centre in G166, is open at various times throughout the week, Monday to Friday. Students are  encouraged to come to the centre for help with math questions, and should check the schedule posted on the door, which indicates which instructors are available and when. Videos are available for courses below the 100-level, cassette tapes are available for introductory statistics, and computer software, including versions of MAPLE and MINITAB, is available on centre computers for student use. The Chilliwack campus has a combined Math/Writing Centre. Students who wish to get help with their math and statistics questions should consult the schedule on the door of Room 205 in Building A.


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The Writing Centre works with all students enrolled in UCFV courses who wish to become more effective writers.

Centre staff work with student writers in one-on-one conferences on all aspects of academic and professional writing: understanding how situation, purpose, and audience shape the writing; understanding research and documentation; and promoting effective use of language. Centre staff also offer other services: workshops and small-group sessions on aspects of academic and professional writing; and faculty support in the form of course-specific workshops and consultation on assignment design.

UCFV students who wish to work on their writing are welcome to come by the Writing Centre in these locations:

Campus Room Telephone and local

Abbotsford G168 (604) 853-7441, local 4282
Chilliwack A205 (604) 792-0025, local 2432
Mission D226a (604) 820-6022

Information about Writing Centre services and hours of operation is available at any centre location or online at centre.

Writing Centre staff:
Fay Hyndman, BA, Literacy Instruction Cert. (SFU), Prof. Teaching Cert. (Alta), (W. Australia)
Robin Anderson, BA, MA (SFU)
Gloria Borrows, BA (SFU)
Nadeane Trowse, BA, MA (SFU)

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