Regional Career Programming
Learn a trade at university before you finish high school
Did you know that you can earn your high school diploma at the same time as getting your university certification in one of 14 Trades programs at the University of the Fraser Valley? And tuition is free for you, because the school district picks up the cost. Other fees may apply.
Graduate with a high school diploma and a level 1 Trades certificate next June and be ready to start a great-paying job in July.
You can choose from the following trades:
Trades with an asterisk (*) are Red Seal certified trades
- Aircraft structures technician
- Architectural drafting technician
- Automation and robotics technician
- Automotive service technician*
- Automotive collision repair and refinish*
- Electronics technician - common core
- Heavy mechanical technician*
- Hospitality event planning
- Professional cook*
- Plumbing and piping*
Complete the required core courses for high school graduation in Grade 11. Enrol in UFV courses full-time in your Grade 12 year. You’ll get dual credit — the courses count at both university and high school — and you’ll complete your Dogwood certificate and a university certificate at the same time.
Here's a sample schedule, but speak to your school counsellor to work out the best plan for you:
|Grade 10||Grade 11||Grade 12|
|English 10||English 11||Career training at UFV|
|Math 10||Science 11|
|Socials 10||Socials 11|
|Science 10||Math 11|
|Planning 10||English 12|
|P.E. 10||P.E. 11|
You can take advantage of this program while staying connected to your friends, participating in your sports teams, and attending all the same social functions as you do now.
Talk to your high school counsellor now and apply before March 31 of your Grade 11 year.
Apply early: seats are limited!
How to apply:
Talk to your high school counsellor for information on how to apply.
Note: Career training is offered to academically capable students enrolled in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and Hope high schools.This training is for high school students who are able to complete their required core courses to meet high school graduation requirements in Grade 11 and enroll in UFV courses full-time in their Grade 12 year. Students need to meet UFV entrance requirements for the program, including any necessary entrance testing.