Continuing Education

Trades

Building Service Worker

Cost: $849
Prerequisite: Good reading, writing and verbal English. Recommended: Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 6 or higher, or prior permission from the Instructor (Work is done online. Success in this program requires the above skills)

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 text will be provided to students by the instructor.

Students may purchase a hardcopy of 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

Sep 8-Oct 23| 80012 Approximately 10 online sessions + online work-time, Tuesday & Thursday evenings 7:00 pm

Nov 2-Dec 18| 80052 Approximately 10 online sessions + online work-time, Tuesday & Thursday evenings 7:00 pm

Registration for fall courses will open on July 13, 2020.

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

Registration for fall courses will open on July 13, 2020.

Commercial Vehicle Inspection

Cost: $369
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
  • Motor Vehicle Act (should be available at your workplace)

Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Offered in winter/spring 2021 | dates to be announced
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

Offered in winter/spring 2021 | dates to be announced
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)

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

Sep 8-Nov 19*| 80014, 10 weeks

Remote"In class" dates| Sep 8 (Tue), Sep 28 (Mon), Oct 19, Nov 19 (Mon), 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Online hours| 6 hours per week at your convenience

 

Oct 5-Dec 7*| 80222, 10 Weeks

Remote"In class" dates| Mondays Oct 5, Oct 26, Nov 16, Dec 7, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Online hours| 6 hours per week at your convenience

 

The Blended course is normally delivered partially through in-person classes and partially through online materials. 

For now, until restrictions lift, we are limited to solely delivering material online.  If restrictions lift before the end date of the course, we will resume the scheduled in-person classes.

Registration for fall courses will open on July 13, 2020.

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, Online with no scheduled meeting times

40342 ONLINE 8 hours renewal, Registration now open for May-Aug 2020 starts

80234 ONLINE 8 hours renewal, Registration opens July 13 for Sep-Dec 2020

Registration for fall courses will open on July 13, 2020.

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.

Registration for fall courses will open on July 13, 2020.

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 winter/spring 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. Register early.

 


Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Offered in winter/spring 2021 | dates to be announced
Power Line Technician Program

Cost: $13950 + $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.


Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Offered in winter/spring 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 winter/spring 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 cancelled for Fall 2020. It may be offered in Spring 2021.

Registration for fall courses will open on July 13, 2020.

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.

Registration for fall courses will open on July 13, 2020.

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