Continuing Education


Building Service Worker

Cost: $749
Prerequisite: Good reading, writing and verbal English. Recommended: Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 6 or higher, or prior permission from the Instructor (Most work is done in-class. Success in this program requires the above skills)

Be introduced to custodial/housekeeping operations (both theory and practical applications) in cleaning procedures for all surfaces, including chemicals, waste handling, WHMIS, and other safety matters. This course is based on green cleaning practices as outlined by The Canadian Sanitation Supply Association (CSSA) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System. It is suitable for those seeking to enter the custodial/cleaning industry and working custodians wishing to improve their skills.

Purchase the following textbooks for the first day of class from the UFV Bookstore:

  • Building Service Worker Handbook

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Sep 10-Oct 24, no class Sep 14, 28, Oct 12 | 80013, 17 sessions, Tue, Thu, 7pm-10 pm, Sat, 9 am-3:30 pm
Nov 5-Dec 19, no class Nov 9, 23, Dec 7 | 80092, 17 sessions, Tue, Thu, 7pm-10 pm, Sat, 9 am-3:30 pm


** Please note the price in the brochure was listed incorrectly, the correct price is $749**

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Canada's Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program (CFC Recovery)

Cost: $245

Based on Environment Canada’s Code of Practice for reducing chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) emissions, this course covers environmental data, B.C. environmental legislation, the principles of safe refrigerant recovery procedures, refrigerant types and applications, refrigerant properties and toxicity, domestic and commercial refrigeration systems, recovery and recycling operations, refrigerant storage and re-use, and a basic comparison study of recovery units. Upon successful completion, you receive an HRAI/Environment Canada/B.C. Environment Certificate in CFC/HCFC/HFC Controls, and a certificate number for refrigerant handling, as required under current B.C. regulations. Course cost includes book purchase, which will be distributed on the first day of class.

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Offered winter 2020, Dates to be announced
Commercial Vehicle Inspection

Cost: $349
Prerequisite: B.C. TQ or Red Seal in commercial transport, automotive, heavy duty, commercial trailer, or motorcycle repair. Bring proof of credentials to first class.

This course is for journeyperson mechanics wishing to become commercial motor vehicle inspectors. Upon successful completion you are eligible to write the inspection exam.

Purchase the following textbooks for the first day of class:

  • Current Vehicle Inspection Manual from the UFV Bookstore
  • Motor Vehicle Act (should be available at your workplace)

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 2-12 | 80231, 6 sessions, Wed, Fri, 6–9 pm, Sat 8am-12:30pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Designated Inspection Facility Operator

Cost: TBD

This course prepares designated inspection facility owners/operators for the Designated Inspection Facility (DIF) Operator examination, which is written in class. Gain awreness and working knowledge of all applicable Motor Vehicle Act regulations and vehicle inspection program requirements. Learn about program objectives, authorized inspector obligations, and operator responsibilities and liabilities.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Offered winter 2020, Dates to be announced
Electrical Code

Cost: $495

Thoroughly review the main sections of the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, with an emphasis on B.C. amendments and bulletins of the Safety Standards Act, and the Safety Standards General Regulation. The course is designed for electricians and apprentices planning to upgrade their knowledge of the code or wanting to write the Field Safety Representatives exams. This course is recognized by the Technical Safety BC.

This course satisfies the training requirement for new applicants for FSR certification.

Purchase the following books for the first day of class: 

  • Electrical Code Book (available from the UFV Bookstore) 
  • Electrical Safety Regulations, Safety Standards Act, and Safety Standards Act General Regulation (free download available from the Safety Authority website or purchase from Crown Publications at 1–800–663–6105 or

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Sep 9-Nov 25 | 80015, 20 Sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Sep 16-Nov 18 | 80229, 10 Weeks.
In class dates: Sep 16, Oct 17, Oct 28, Nov 18
Online hours: 6 hours per week at your convenience.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Open Wood Shop

Cost: $342

Get a full introduction to basic hand and power tools. Perfect for those who are new to woodworking or hobbyists who would like to get back into working in a shop. Under the supervision of an experienced instructor, work in UFV’s top-of-the-line wood shop to develop your skills and learn new techniques.

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Nov 2 and 16 | 80263, 2 sessions, Sat, 8:30 am-3 pm, no class Nov 9

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Power Line Technician Orientation

Cost: FREE

Powerline Technician Orientation Applicants interested in the Powerline Technician program must attend an orientation to assess physical, technical, and mechanical aptitude. (Applicants will not undergo a physical test at the Orientation, but will discuss their physical ability during the interview process). No prior line experience is necessary. Women are strongly encouraged to consider a career as a Powerline Technician. Please note that only a limited number of seats are available. Not all eligible candidates will be admitted. Register early.

Abbotsford campus

July 20 | 40123, 1 Session, Sat, 9 am–2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Power Line Technician Program

Cost: $11,000 + $3,000 for program fees
Prerequisite: Power Line Technician Orientation

Powerline technicians construct, maintain, and repair the overhead and underground electrical power transmission and distribution systems that make up the electrical power grid. This twelve-week program prepares you for entry into the electrical high voltage industry. Get hands-on training to learn how to put up and maintain electrical poles, towers, and guy wires as well as install or repair the live-line wiring and other components required to connect power distribution and transmission networks. In order to qualify, you must attend a mandatory orientation. Visit for more info.

Visit for additional details, including entrance requirements, additional costs, and program outline.

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Sep 9–Nov 29 | 80035, 12 weeks, Mon–Fri, 7 am–4:30 pm

Offered winter 2020, Dates to be announced
Professional Alterations for Bridal and Formal Wear

Cost: $595
Prerequisite: Participants should already be competent and experienced in sewing from patterns.

Learn how to make bridal and formal wear alterations as part of your home-based or retail business. Develop a fundamental knowledge of altering formal wear garments, including techniques to alter bust, waist, hip, and hem. Gain insight into the challenges of handling different kinds of fabric, styles, and body types. Examine the factors to consider when pricing your work and setting your hourly rate. One class requires hand sewing supplies. Please feel free to take pictures and take notes.

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Nov 5–Dec 5 | 80244, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–9 pm

Next course  |  Spring 2020

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Level 1

Cost: $789
Prerequisite: Electrical Level 2 or higher, or Electrical Engineer or equivalent field work on PLC or SCADA systems. Contact to verify equivalency.

Learn how you can save time and money by automating your control work. Discover the ease of wiring, connecting to, and programming a PLC. Starting with a basic PLC from the Schneider Zelio family of smart-relays, this course takes you all the way through to the ABB PM-500 family of ethernet-connected and tag-based PLC's. The course covers topics from selecting and designing the physical components and wiring, to programming, testing, and commissioning your PLC. This is a trade specific course that highlights the simplicity and power of these controllers. You learn to write programs in two different styles: Function Block and Ladder Logic. Your 30 hours of hands-on traning takes place in UFV's full automation lab, where you can program and wire your class projects on functioning PLC's.

  • You must bring a personal laptop with Windows XP or higher to each class. (The software is not compatible with Windows 8)
  • A USB with class exercises, documentation, Schneider ZelioSoft, ABB Automation builder, and CodeSys is provided.
  • Ensure that you have at least one USB 2.0 port and one ethernet port functional on your laptop

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Nov 29-Dec 14 | 80082, 6 sessions, Fri, 5:30–8:30 pm, Sat, 8:30 am–5 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register

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