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Trades and Technology

Electrical Work certificate


The Electrical Apprenticeship program is designed for people already working in the electrical trade and registered with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). UCFV offers all four levels of technical training. These 10-week sessions are necessary to achieve journeyperson certification along with the appropriate on-the-job training. For information call 604-854-4506 or email

Entry-level trades training

This program is being offered at UCFV beginning September 2007. For more information, contact the Trades & Technology Centre at 604-854-4548 or email

This program is also offered at the Career Technical Centre in Abbotsford (see below). For information, call 604-850-8672 or visit

Career Technical Centre

UCFV and School District #34 (Abbotsford) operate a jointly sponsored Career Technical Centre. Electrical Work students enter at the Grade 11 level and complete high school and a one-year UCFV Electrical certificate over two years.

This program helps develop basic skills and knowledge used in the electrical trades. The Electrical program includes specifics such as code regulations, wiring methods, service load calculations, and safety procedures. Graduates of this program will be well prepared to enter the electrical trade as an apprentice.

Upgrading policy

An upgrading student will be enrolled for no more than 13 weeks. Upgrading students will not displace anyone registered in the next intake.

The upgrading program allows those currently or recently employed in the industry to complete their certificate requirements or to become proficient in specific processes or techniques.

Upgrading students are expected to meet program prerequisites through previous or proof of industry experience approved by the program instructor.

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