Continuing Studies programs
Continuing Studies offers a number of certificate programs in a variety of
employment sectors. Each program may have its own set of entrance requirements.
Contact information is included at the end of each page.
Applied Business Technology certificate — A six month, full-time program designed to train individuals seeking employment as administrative professionals. This program will provide theoretical and practical components to excel in today’s office environment.
Small Business certificate
This part-time certificate program is designed to train persons working in, or
for small and home-based businesses. The training will enable them to organize
and summarize the books of these companies using the current business-standard
computers and software.
Technician certificate A part-time program designed to train individuals
seeking employment in community pharmacies.
Drafting (CAD) certificate
A part-time program that provides training at a basic skills level and also
skill development in specialty areas and functions.
Dental Office Receptionist
certificate This program is designed to provide students with the
skills to work as a dental office receptionist.
Care certificate This program provides training for licensed family daycare providers, nannies, and parent aides. Both practising
and potential care providers can attend this part-time program.
Design certificate This program focuses on mastering correct
mechanics and basic shapes of floral design using fresh materials as well as
treated and dried floral products. Students will receive practical, hands-on
experience, and course content that is current with the floral industry.
Administrative Assistant certificate This advanced program is
intended for experienced office workers who wish to increase their career
options or candidates with successful completion, within the past two years, of
a business office training program at the post-secondary level, equivalent to
the UFV Applied Business Technology certificate. This comprehensive,
five-month, full-time program prepares students for employment in a variety of
organizations including: law firms, real estate companies, financial
institutions, law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions, and
government agencies such as court services and Crown Counsel offices.
Library Technician Post-diploma certificate — This program is designed for those who have previously completed a Library Technician diploma and are seeking continuing education opportunities that directly address issues relating to their profession. Offered jointly by the Library and Information Technology and Continuing Studies departments, this program is specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals.
Imaging Clinical Support Worker certificate
This advanced program is intended for those who currently hold a Medical Office Assistant or Nursing Unit Clerk certificate, or a certificate in an
allied health program, or who have two years experience within the last three
years in a medical imaging department. This program will provide the theoretical
and clinical components to work as clinical support workers in the medical
imaging department of hospitals.
An intensive 14-week (including two-week practicum) program designed to
prepare students to work in medical offices.
Nursing Unit Clerk
certificate This program
prepares individuals to work in hospitals as nursing unit clerks.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate — This certificate program prepares students for teaching English language classes in non-English speaking countries.
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certificate
This certificate program prepares students for careers as teachers of English
to speakers of other languages. It can be taken either after completion of a
bachelors degree program or while completing one.
Paralegal diploma — This two-year diploma program will be offered two days a week (early evenings) plus a Saturday for eleven months per year, followed by a six-month practicum, for a total of 75 credits. A paralegal assists in preparing for and attending hearings, conducting legal research, interviewing clients and witnesses, managing evidence, and drafting legal documents. They complement the work of legal counsel and handle any substantive legal work that is not limited to counsel by statutory provisions and other restrictions.
Other subject areas
Offered primarily for people currently employed in agriculture, part-time courses include subjects such as pesticide use and dispersion training, horticulture, cattle nutrition, and a variety of crop courses. UFV is able to set up short-term agriculture courses to suit the needs of specific groups in the area, and your inquiries are invited.
UFV and community sponsored cultural events
UFV supports and promotes, with other community groups, a variety of non-traditional educational activities. These events or activities are usually co-sponsored and can range from major events like citizens forums to the organization of speakers and discussion groups.
UFV administers a regional centre in Hope as well as the Agassiz information centre. The centres offer these services:
Registration and program information
Vocational and career program information
Learning resources. Some of the resources and services of the main UFV library are available on request.
Audio/visual equipment, such as TVs, VCRs, cassette recorders, and overhead projectors, are available to instructors. Students should inquire about their needs. Ask at your regional centre for further information.
Regional centre staff invite your suggestions, ideas, and comments. These people are the liaison between UFV and the communities it serves, and they welcome your input. Please drop in!
UFV is community oriented, and organized to provide educational opportunities in an extremely diverse range of subject areas, from agriculture, arts, and aviation to upgrading, welding, and word processing. Through its Continuing Studies department UFV is able to make available this broad spectrum of instructional and professional expertise, on a cost-recovery basis, to organizations, agencies and other clients within the UFV community whose special requirements cannot be met through our regular calendar of offerings. Examples of contracted courses and services include:
Agricultural workshops and seminars
Computer training (Internet, word processing, desktop publishing, computerized bookkeeping)
First aid training
Forklift Truck certification
Traffic Control person
For more information on contracted UFV services, contact a Continuing Studies representative at the UFV centre nearest you.