Continuing Education

Power line technician

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 2019 TBD

Registration for this session opens July 2nd

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 ufv.ca/powerlinetech for more info.

Visit ufv.ca/powerlinetech for additional details, including entrance requirements, additional costs, and program outline.

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Sepember 2019 Date TBD , 12 weeks, Mon–Fri, 7 am–3 pm

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