In high school and ready to get a head start?

The Career Technical Centre program is a joint project of School District 34 (Abbotsford) and the University of the Fraser Valley. You enter at the Grade 11 level, spend two years in a specialized career or technical program, and when you graduate from high school, you also receive a university-level certificate.

The program prepares you for employment in your chosen field upon graduation. In some programs, you may choose to continue your university education to complete a two-year diploma or four-year degree program at UFV or another post-secondary institution.

Programs include:

  • Applied Business Technology
  • Architectural Drafting Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Electrical Work
  • Health & Human Services
  • Welding

Graduate both from high school and university next June, and be ready to start a good paying job in July.


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

For more information contact:

District Career Programs Office
2606 Alliance Street
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3J8
Phone: 604.504.4618
Fax 604-504-4619

Faculty who teach CTC programming 

Tricia Thomson
Instructor Associate degree in Building Technology (BCIT)
Instructor Diploma (VCC)
Applied Science Technologist (ASTTBC)

Phone: 604-847-5428
Toll Free 1-888-504-7441 local 5428
Fax: 1-604-824-7931


Jim Watts
CTC Automotive Service Technician Instructor
Journeyperson Automotive

Phone: 604-847-5414
Toll Free: 1-888-504-7441, local 5414
Fax: 1-604-824-7931


David Riel
CTC Electrical Work Instructor
Inter-provincial TQ in Electrical (BC)
Industrial Electrician Certification
Diploma in Electrical Engineering
ASTT BC C Tech Certification
Instructor Diploma
BA Adult Education (UCFV)

Phone: 604-850-8672
Fax: 604-850-0667


Pat McGurk
CTC Welding Level C Instructor
Boilermaking Interprovincial Red
Seal "A" Level Welding Certificate
Advanced Boiler Tube TIG Welding
Insructor Diploma in Progress

Phone: 604-847-5456
Toll Free: 1-888-504-7441, local 5456
Fax: 1-604-824-7931


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