Applied and Technical Studiesufv.ca/trades
This full-time program has been designed to prepare students for entry-level drafting positions in the architectural, civil, and related fields.
Throughout this 10-month program, instructors will endeavour to create an environment similar to that found in industry. Students will be given the maximum responsibility for the solution of design problems and will be encouraged to develop their creative talents and techniques beyond the level demanded of a junior draftsperson.
If students are interested in pursuing a career as a draftsperson, they should have good hand and eye coordination, mechanical aptitude, facility with mathematics, and the ability to communicate and work effectively with co-workers in a design team.
UFV allows secondary school students to complete this program through a concurrent studies model during their grade 12 year. For more information, students should contact their district/school career counsellor. Students may also contact the UFV Trades & Technology Centre at 604-847-5448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who complete this program successfully will have the appropriate skills for employment in entry-level positions with a broad range of private firms or public agencies or departments which provide design and drafting services in architectural, civil, and related engineering fields.
Secondary school graduation is strongly recommended for career success. In addition to UFV’s general university admission requirements, which include the Entry-level English language proficiency requirement, students must meet the following entrance requirements for admission.
Note: Students who have not been in any schooling for more than three years are strongly advised to take the recommended mathematics assessment test to determine level of preparedness. The assessment test may identify areas that require strengthening to optimize the opportunities for program success. In most cases, upgrading can be taken simultaneously with the program.
Note: Students may also present English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, AP English, IB English A (standard level or higher level), or out-of-province equivalent.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are considered for the next intake in which there is space. See Continuous application process for more information.
Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application, all required documentation, and the application fee have been submitted.
The Drafting program is 38 weeks in duration. The program starts in September and ends mid-June.
The Drafting program requires continuous attendance to successfully complete all requirements for the program. Students will be expected to attend all classes every week for the duration of the entire program.
Students must meet the attendance requirements as outlined in their individual program guides. See UFV's Attendance policy (62).
The Architectural Drafting program is located at the Trades & Technology Centre at the Canada Education Park in Chilliwack. The reception office is open 8am–4pm, Monday to Friday.
The provincial common core drafting program was incorporated into the program in 1996.
This program has been developed on the following modular basis:
|ADT 1||Drafting Fundamentals and CAD||8|
|ADT 2||Applied Mathematics||2|
|ADT 3||Building Construction 1||10|
|ADT 4||Building Construction 2||9|
|ADT 5||Final Architectural Project||2|
|ADT 6||Introduction to Structures||1|
|ADT 7||Civil Drafting and Surveying||5|
|CMNS 145||Technical Communications for Drafting||3|
Note: ADT 1 and ADT 2 are prerequisites to register for the remainder of the program.
Students must complete all requirements with a minimum passing grade in order to graduate.
Students who do not receive a passing grade in all required areas by the program end date may apply to their instructor for re-entry into the program. Students who reapply may register as upgrading students and must complete all program requirements no later than the program end date of the following year. See Upgrading section for more details.
Students are required to attend all classes — five hours a day, five days a week. In addition, students will be responsible for the completion of approximately 15 hours of assigned homework each week.
Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or above) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).
Unacceptable academic performance may, at the discretion of the instructor, include poor attendance, slow progress in theory and practical tasks, and/or lack of satisfactory participation in class activities. See UFV's Attendance policy (62).
Applied and Technical Studies students are expected to conduct themselves in a mature and responsible manner, and will be held responsible for their actions, whether acting alone or in group. See UFV's Student Academic Misconduct policy (70) and Safe Student Learning Community policy (204).
If a student wishes not to continue, they will need to initiate a withdrawal at the Office of the Registrar.
Failed grades may result in withdrawal from the program. Students may be required to withdraw from a course or program for failing to comply with attendance, conduct, or program policies, or UFV policies including: Attendance policy (62), Student Academic Misconduct policy (70), Safe Student Learning Community policy (204).
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.
An upgrading student will be enrolled for no more than 13 weeks. Upgrading students will not displace anyone registered in the next intake.
Upgrading students are expected to meet program prerequisites through previous enrolment or proof of industry experience approved by the program instructor.
Students must apply for graduation by completing a Graduation Request form available at ufv.ca/registrar/forms.
For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.