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Career Technical Centre

The Career Technical Centre is a joint project of School District #34 (Abbotsford) and the University College of the Fraser Valley. Students enter the CTC at the Grade 11 level, spend two years enrolled in a specialized career or technical program, and graduate having fulfilled the requirements for both high school graduation and a college-level one-year certificate.

CTC is based on the premise that not all high school students plan to go on to university, and that many would prefer to enter the employment market with solid, certified, technical skills and career training.

The two-year CTC programs weave secondary schooling and a full year of college studies into a seamless, fully integrated learning path. Students start their college-level courses in their Grade 11 year.

The purpose of the centre is to prepare students directly for employment in their chosen field upon graduation. Or, in some programs they may choose to “ladder” their UCFV credits into the second year of a two-year diploma or four-year degree program at UCFV or another post-secondary institution. There are no tuition fees at CTC, so students get a year of college credit at no cost!


Programs currently offered at the Career Technical Centre include:

Applied Business Technology
Architectural Drafting Technician
Automotive Service Technician
• Computer Information Systems
• Culinary Arts
Electrical Work
• Hair Design
Health and Human Services
Welding/Welder Fitter

Program outlines

For more information on CTC programs, and specific program outlines, visit the CTC website at


Applications for September are accepted beginning in February. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Abbotsford Collegiate is located at 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford, B.C.

For more information, phone: 604-850-8672
Fax: 604-850-0667

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