Applied and Technical Studiesufv.ca/trades
The Electronics Technician certificate program is designed to prepare people with no electronics background for a range of entry-level technical service positions.
The program provides the prerequisite knowledge for advanced electronic technician specialty programs at post-secondary institutions throughout British Columbia and around the world. This includes UFV's Automation and Robotics Technician and Digital Manufacturing diploma programs.
Graduates will have fundamental skills and knowledge in analyzing, troubleshooting, repairing, and constructing analog and digital circuits. They will also have experience designing, prototyping, constructing and testing electronic systems using industry standard design software and circuit board manufacturing practices.
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.
Graduates may find employment with:
Most graduates will continue their education while specializing in any number of diverse fields such as business equipment, computer hardware and networking, industrial instrumentation, telecommunications, and more.
Secondary school graduation is strongly recommended for career success. In addition to UFV’s general university admission requirements, which include the 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.
30 credits are taken over two semesters.
The Electronics Technician program is located at the Trades & Technology Centre at the Canada Education Park in Chilliwack.
|Electrical Network Analysis: Direct Current
|Electrical Network Analysis: Alternating Current
|Electronics Manufacturing Processes
|Digital Logic Systems
|Introduction to Engineering Graphics (formerly ELTR 200)
|Solid State Electronic Devices
|Project Management Methodologies and Impacts for Electronics (formerly ELTR 210)
|Networks and Data Communications
|Electronics Capstone Project
|Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences
Students must complete all requirements with a grade of 70% or better to receive a Credit (CR) grade in order to graduate.
Students who do not receive a Credit (CR) 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.
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 who begin a Trades program, but withdraw before completing the program, may contact the department to request re-entry to the program provided their absence is less than two years. Re-entry is conditional based on space availability and instructor permission, and if the curriculum has not changed.
Students who are absent for more than one year will be required to apply for readmission. An application for admission form and application fee will be required.
Students must apply for graduation in the first month of their final semester. Visit the Graduation webpage for more information. The final deadline for students who wish to attend the June Convocation ceremony is April 1 of each year.