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, the 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 you are interested in pursuing a career as a draftsperson, you 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 high school students to complete this program through a concurrent studies model during their grade 12 year. For more information, contact your district/school career counsellor. You may also contact the UFV Trades & Technology Centre at 604-847-5448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you complete this program successfully, your training will give you appropriate skills for employment in an entry-level position 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.
High-school completion 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.
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.
See the Fees and Other Costs section. Financial aid may be available through the Financial Aid and Awards office at any UFV campus.
You are required to attend all classes - five hours a day, five days a week. In addition, you will be responsible for the completion of approximately 15 hours of assigned homework each week.
The Architectural Drafting program is located in the Trades & Technology Centre at the Canada Education Park in Chilliwack. The reception office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
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).
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 policy for more details.
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).
Students must apply for graduation by completing a Graduation Request form available at ufv.ca/admissions/forms.
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 Student Non-Academic Misconduct policy (204).
If a student wishes not to continue, he or she 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), Student Non-Academic Misconduct policy (204).
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.
For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.