Trades & Technology Centre
The UFV Automation and Robotics Technician diploma is designed to build on the knowledge you gained in the Electronics Technician Common Core program at UFV or elsewhere. When you graduate from UFV's Automation and Robotics Technician program, you will have the skills and confidence to build, maintain, calibrate and integrate automation and control systems. You can apply your training in a wide variety of sectors including agriculture, industrial manufacturing, and the oil and gas industry.
Sample topics include:
Note: Graduates of this program will be eligible to write the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia’s Professional Practice and Ethics Examination. For fees and schedule related to this examination, please view information on the ASTTBC website.
|CMNS 125 – Introduction to Workplace Communication||3|
|AGRI 143 – Introduction to Agriculture||3|
|ELTR 200 – Technical Drafting and AutoCAD Applications||2|
|ELTR 201 – Hydraulic and Pneumatic Control Systems||3|
|ELTR 202 – Microprocessors/Microcontrollers and Data Acquisition||5|
|ELTR 210 – Project Management and Occupation Organization||3|
|ELTR 211 – Programmable Logic Controllers||3|
|ELTR 212 – Wiring, Motors and Actuators||3|
|ELTR 214 – Control Systems||5|
|ELTR 216 – Automation and Robotics project||3|
Opportunities for automation and robotics technicians exist in virtually every sector, from agriculture to technology to manufacturing.
UFV's Automation and Robotics program is recognized by the International Electronics Technician Articulation Committee – giving graduates national and global mobility when looking for work or further education. Upon successful completion of UFV’s Electronics Technician Common Core program, students will be able to transfer to other post-secondary institutions offering specialty programs.
Program graduates may find a career with:
If you are currently or recently employed in the electronics industry, our upgrading program allows you to complete your certificate requirements or to become proficient in a specific process or technique.
As an upgrading student, you are expected to meet program prerequisites through previous enrolment or proof of industry experience, approved by the program instructor.
Upgrading students cannot be enrolled for more than 13 weeks or cannot displace anyone registered in an upcoming intake.