Continuing Education

Trades

Building Service Worker

Cost: $849
Prerequisite: Recommended: Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 6 or higher. Good skills in reading, writing, and verbal English are required for success in this course. (Work is done online in English).

Be 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 course is based on green cleaning practices as outlined by The Canadian Sanitation Supply Association (CSSA) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System. It is suitable for those seeking to enter the custodial/cleaning industry and working custodians wishing to improve their skills.

An electronic textbook will be provided to students by the instructor.

Students may purchase a hardcopy of the textbook if they choose for the first day of class from the UFV Bookstore:

  • Building Service Worker Handbook

PHONE 1-888-823-8734 TO REGISTER.
Payment can be made through your online banking platform
PAYEE: University of the Fraser Valley
ACCOUNT NUMBER: UFV student account number

 

COVID-19 bookestore update
Summer semester textbooks are now available online.
Shipping charges will be waived for domestic orders over $30.
The Bookstore remains physically closed for shopping but you can still order online.

Please follow social distancing protocol when lining up for the safety of yourself, fellow customers, and staff.


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times


Jan 18-Mar 5 | 20004 Approximately 7 online sessions + online work-time, first session Tuesday 7pm, weekly schedule to be determined on the start date

March 29-May 14 | 20103 Approximately 7 online sessions + online work-time, first session Tuesday 7pm, weekly schedule to be determined on the start date

May 24- Jul 9 | 40045 Approximately 7 online sessions + online work-time, first session Tuesday 7pm, weekly schedule to be determined on the start date

Jul 12- Aug 27 | 40100 Approximately 7 online sessions + online work-time, first session Tuesday 7pm, weekly schedule to be determined on the start date

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

Cost: $245

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.


Delivery method: Blended


Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Nov 30 – Dec 7| 80174, 3 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6-9 pm


Offered in Fall 2021 | dates to be announced

Commercial Vehicle Inspection

Cost: $449
Prerequisite: B.C. TQ or Red Seal in commercial transport, automotive, heavy duty, commercial trailer, or motorcycle repair. Bring proof of credentials to first class.

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:

  • Current Vehicle Inspection Manual from the UFV Bookstore (Cost is $97.95)
  • Motor Vehicle Act (should be available at your workplace)

 Social distancing measures in place and masks required.

Instructor and students to confirm completion of a BC Thrive health check prior to attending each class.


Delivery method: In-class


Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Feb 19-21 | 20213, Friday 6 -10 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am - 5 pm

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

Cost: TBD

This course prepares designated inspection facility owners/operators for the Designated Inspection Facility (DIF) Operator examination, which is written in class. Gain awreness 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

FSR Electrical Code

Cost: $595

Thoroughly review the main sections of the 2018 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 Technical Safety BC.

This course satisfies the training requirement for new applicants for FSR certification.

Purchase the following books for the first day of class: 

  • 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)

For now, until restrictions lift, we are limited to solely delivering material online.  


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times, Online with no scheduled meeting times


Jan 18-Mar 26 | 20032, 10 weeks online

Online hours| 6 hours per week at your convenience

Optional online in class timesMondays 6:30-8:00 pm for live Q and A

 

 

 

May 17-Jul 23 | 40159, 10 Weeks (Possibly Hybrid dependant on pandemic restrictions at the time)

Online hours| 6 hours per week at your convenience

Scheduled online/class timesMondays and Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm 

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
FSR Renewal – 8 hour Continuing Education

Cost: $199
Prerequisite: Previously completed FSR Electrical Code Exam

Review updates to the Canadian Electrical Code, B.C. amendments and Bulletins, and Directives of the Safety Standards Act, and the Safety Standards General Regulation. The course is designed for certified electrical Field Safety Representatives (FSRs) who need to meet the mandatory retraining requirements from Technical Safety BC. 

This course is recognized by the Technical Safety BC as satisfying the 8-hours of continuing education needed to maintain an active FSR certification.


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times


 Classes start on the first Tuesday of the month. Students have 1 month from the start date to complete 8 hours of online training.

Jan 5 | 20100

Feb 2 | 20116

Mar 2 | 20117

April 6 | 20120

May 4 | 40092

June 1 | 40164

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Mobile Hydraulics Level 1

Cost: $795

This course is designed for people with a mechanical background and aptitude; it is based on the Heavy Mechanical Foundation program. Apply symbols and theory to create schematics of hydraulic systems, disassemble and inspect pumps, motors, valves, and actuators. Examine plumbing hydraulic systems on trainer stations to create functioning hydraulic circuits. Purchasing online course materials is required.


Delivery method: In-class


Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Due to present circumstances, this course has been cancelled for Fall 2020. It may be offered in 2021.


Offered in Fall 2021 | dates to be announced

Open Wood Shop

Cost: $342

Get a full introduction to basic hand and power tools. Perfect for those who are new to woodworking or hobbyists who would like to get back into working in a shop. Under the supervision of an experienced instructor, work in UFV’s top-of-the-line wood shop to develop your skills and learn new techniques.


Delivery method: In-class


Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre


Offered in Fall 2021 | dates to be announced

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. Please note 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. 

Zoom links will be sent out to registered participants in the week preceding the meeting date


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times


Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

May 20 | 40178, 1 session, Thursday, 7-9:00 pm

Jul 17 | 40179, 1 session, Saturday, 9-11:00am

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

Cost: Tuition TBA + $3,200 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 additional details, including entrance requirements, additional costs, and program outline.

We thank you for your patience while we continue to work to be able to offer this program. The protocols and guidelines needed for us to safely offer this program during the pandemic are complex regarding the equipment and space required.

 


Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

To apply for this program you must register and attend the online orientation in Summer 2021


Offered in Fall 2021 | dates to be announced

Professional Alterations for Bridal and Formal Wear

Cost: $495
Prerequisite: Participants should already be competent and experienced in sewing from patterns.

Learn how to make bridal and formal wear alterations as part of your home-based or retail business. Develop a fundamental knowledge of altering formal wear garments, including techniques to alter bust, waist, hip, and hem. Gain insight into the challenges of handling different kinds of fabric, styles, and body types. Examine the factors to consider when pricing your work and setting your hourly rate. One class requires hand sewing supplies. Please feel free to take pictures and take notes.


Delivery method: In-class


Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre


Offered in Fall 2021 | dates to be announced

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.

You can save time and money by using a PLC to control the operation of motors, pumps, light fixtures, timers, assembly lines, and more. Discover the ease of wiring, programming on the Schneider Zelio family of smart relays. Learn about physical wiring, programming, and testing. Write programs in two different styles: Function Block and Ladder Logic. Your 30 hours of hands-on training take place in UFV's automation lab. 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. Learn more at ufv.ca/PLC


Delivery method: In-class


Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Due to present circumstances, this course has been canceled for Fall 2020. It may be offered in Fall 2021.


Offered in Fall 2021 | dates to be announced

Rigging & Slinging

Cost: $369

Understand the use of different types of rope, wire rope, slings, jacks, blocking, and cribbing. Learn to tie effective knots for different applications and how to lift safely and block irregular and heavy loads. Master the use of slings and rigging equipment. Splice wire rope and clamping wire rope safely. This is not a certified course in rigging, but will help you work effectively and safely. PPE and CSA approved footwear required.


Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Due to present circumstances, this course has been cancelled for Fall 2020. It may be offered in 2021.


Offered in Fall 2021 | dates to be announced

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