Quick facts


38 weeks

Full time, Mon - Fri

How to apply

Start date:

Chilliwack, Trades & Technology Centre

$6140.28 (Details)


  • Program eligible for financial aid
  • Small class sizes: instructor/student ratio is 18:1


The Electronics Technician Common Core program prepares you for a range of entry-level technical service positions through practical hands-on lab work, classroom-based lectures, group activities, reading assignments, and practice problems.  You will learn how to:

  • Troubleshoot, repair, and build analog and digital circuits
  • Use multimeters, circuit testers, oscilloscopes, logic probes
  • Use diagnostic equipment to locate circuit, component, and equipment faults.
  • Learn to adjust, install and repair complex systems while following equipment manuals


Our program is recognized by the International Electronics Technician Articulation Committee – giving graduates national and global mobility when looking for work or further education. Upon successful completion of UFV’s Electronics Technician Common Core program, students will be able to transfer to other post-secondary institutions offering specialty programs.

Program graduates may find a career with:

  • Manufacturers of electronic equipment
  • Telecommunication centres
  • Instrumentation service centres
  • Business equipment service centres
  • Cable companies
  • Commercial sound companies


You must submit proof of graduation (or letter from your school stating that you will graduate, if you are in Grade 12) and have a passing grade in one of the following:

  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11
  • Foundation Mathematics 11
  • Application of Mathematics 11
  • Principles of Mathematics 11
  • Pre-Calculus 11
  • UFV MATH 085

If you think you have the equivalent of these courses or acceptable technical background, contact us at 604-847-5448 to schedule a meeting to determine if you can be admitted.

To be successful in this industry applicants should possess good hand/eye coordination, good colour vision, manual dexterity, and be well organized.


If you are currently or recently employed in the electronics industry, our upgrading program allows you to complete your certificate requirements or to become proficient in a specific process or technique.

As an upgrading student, you are expected to meet program prerequisites through previous enrolment or proof of industry experience, approved by the program instructor.

Upgrading students cannot be enrolled for more than 13 weeks or cannot displace anyone registered in an upcoming intake. 


Phone: 604-847-5448
Toll free: 604-504-7441, local 5448
Fax: 604-824-7931
Email: trades@ufv.ca
Or ask online

New — Automation & Robotics technician program

As automation accelerates across all industries, the need for support is growing exponentially and trained technicians have excellent career and income potential.

Start in September

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