Continuing Education


Building Service Worker

Cost: $674
Prerequisite: Good reading, writing and verbal English 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

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

Sep 21-Oct 21 | 80029, 14 sessions, Tue & Thu, 7–10 pm and Sat 9 am–4:30 pm

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

Oct 16-23 | 80204, 3 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6–9 pm

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

Oct 25-Nov 4 | 80116, 6 sessions, Wed, Fri, 6–9 pm and Sat, 8 am–12:30 pm

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.

Abbotsford campus

Oct 14 | 80117, 1 session, Sat, 8 am–4:30 pm

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

Cost: $575

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

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Sep 12-Nov 16 | 80037, 20 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30-9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Fork Lift Truck Certificate Course

Cost: $295

Want to drive a forklift? Learn about current regulations governing forklift truck operations, types of forklift trucks, pre-shift inspection, fuel types and handling of fuels, and safe operation of a forklift truck. Get experience operating a forklift to meet basic operation skill level. Upon successful completion, receive a certificate valid for two years.

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 17-28 | 80202, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6-9 pm and Sat Oct 28, 8 am-4 pm

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

Orientation for the next intake TBA

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

Cost: $12,000
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 eight-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 —Trades and Technology Centre

Sep 11-Dec 1 | 80086, 12 weeks, Mon-Thur, 7 am-4:30 pm, and Fri, 7:30 am-12:30 pm

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

Cost: $789
Prerequisite: Electrical Level 2 or higher, or Electrical Engineer

Learn how you can save time and money by automating your control work. Discover the ease of wiring and programming on the Schneider Zelio family of smart-relays, a basic type of PLC. The course covers topics from physical wiring to programming and testing, and 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.

  • You must bring a personal laptop with Windows XP or higher to each class.
  • A USB with the Schneider Zelio program is provided.
  • Ensure that you have at least one USB 2.0 port and one ethernet port on your laptop

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Nov 17-Dec 2 | 80203, 6 sessions, Fri, 5:30-8:30 pm and Sat 8 am-5 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register

Registration for fall courses starts June 30

Earn a certificate to advance your career — or gain a new skill by taking a course. Choose now from UFV Continuing Education’s Fall 2017 options.

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