Continuing Education

Trades

Building Service Worker

Cost: $674
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)

Get 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 class 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

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Summer| 40299 10 Sessions

Week one July 23-26 (Mon-Thur)9:00-3:30
Week two July 31-Aug 3 (Tue-Fri)9:00-3:30
Week three Aug 7-8 (Tue-Wed)9:00-3:30

Registration now open. CRN  PHONE 1-888-823-8734 TO REGISTER

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

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

Cost: $159

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

Mar 12-19 | 20118, 3 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6–9 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Commercial Vehicle Inspection

Cost: $325
Prerequisite: B.C. TQ or Red Seal in commercial transport, automotive, heavy duty, commercial trailer, or motorcycle repair.

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:

  • Vehicle Inspection Manual 2016 from the UFV Bookstore
  • Motor Vehicle Act (should be available at your workplace)

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

June 6-16 | 40298, 6 sessions, Wed, Fri, 6–9 pm and Sat, 8 am–12:30 pm Registration Now Open 

October 24-Nov 3 | 80060, 6 sessions, Wed, Fri, 6–9 pm and Sat, 8 am–12:30 pm Registration Opens July 3

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

Cost: $225

This course prepares designated inspection facility owner/operators for the Designated Inspection Facility (DIF) Operator examination, which is written in class. Gain awareness 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 —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 20 | 80061, 1 session, Sat, 8 am–4:30 pm

Registration for this course starts July 3

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Electrical Code

Cost: $595

Thoroughly review the main sections of the 2015 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 Electrical Safety Authority.

Purchase the following books for the first day of class:

  • 2015 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 www.publications.gov.bc.ca

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Apr 10- Jun 14 | 20021, 20 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30-9:30 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Electrical Code - Hybrid Course

Cost: $595

Thoroughly review the main sections of the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, with an emphasis on B.C.directives, amendments and bulletins of the Safety Standards Act, ELectrical safety Regulation, 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 Technical Safety BC.

Purchase the following books for the first day of class:

  • 2018 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 Technical Safety BC website or purchase from Crown Publications at 1-800-663-6105 or www.publications.gov.bc.ca 

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Feb 5-Apr 9 | 20228, 10 weeks
In class dates: Feb 5, 26, Mar 19, Apr 9, 6-10 pm
Online hours: 6 hours per week
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

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 21 | 40289, 1 session, Sat, 9 am-noon (orientation), noon-4 pm (interviews for out-of-town applicants)

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

Cost: $11,000
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.

Review the Power Line Technician program page for additional details, including entrance requirements, additional costs, and program outline.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park, Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Sep 10-Nov 30 | 80052, 12 weeks, Mon-Thur, 7 am-4:30 pm, and Fri, 7:30 am-12:30 pm

An additional $3000 will be required for Equipment and supplies

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 training 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

Coming Fall 2018  | 20084, 6 sessions, Fri, 5:30-8:30 pm and Sat 8 am-5 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Woodworking Unplugged

Cost: $342

Join this introductory class to learn basic woodworking skills. Choose one of three projects: Twisted Side table, Lidded Box, Step Stool.

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Feb 17-Mar 3 | 20213, 3 sessions, Sat, 9am-2:30 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Woodworking Unplugged

Cost: $342

Join this introductory class to learn basic woodworking skills. Choose one of three projects: Twisted Side table, Lidded Box, Step Stool.

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Feb 17-Mar 3 | 20213, 3 sessions, Sat, 9 am-2:30 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Woodworking Unplugged

Cost: $342

Join this introductory class to learn basic woodworking skills. Choose one of three projects: Twisted Side table, Lidded Box, Step Stool.

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Feb 17-Mar 3 | 20213, 3 sessions, Sat, 9 am-2:30 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register

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