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Building Service Worker

Cost: $859
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). *For online program: must have a computer/laptop with reliable internet, as well as a working microphone and camera.

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

Delivery method: In-class, Online with scheduled meeting times

IN-PERSON | Jul 11-Aug 20| 40068 18 sessions, Mon & Wed,  7-10 pm, Sat 9 am-3:00 pm*

(Note electronic textbook is not included for an in-person, hard copy must be purchased). 

Registration Open NOW - call 604.854.4501 to register

Delivery method: Online with no scheduled meeting times

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

ONLINE* | Sep 12-Oct 28 | 80138, Approximately 7 online sessions + online work-time, first session Tuesday 7 pm, weekly schedule to be determined on the start date. Electronic textbook are included in tuition for online courses only.

* must have a computer/laptop with reliable internet, as well as a working microphone and camera.

 

Abbotsford — Aerospace Centre

IN-PERSON | Nov 7-Dec 17| 80008, 18 sessions, Mon & Wed,  7-9 pm, Sat 9 am-3:30 pm*

(Note electronic textbook is not included for an in-person, hard copy must be purchased). 

 


Offered in Winter/Spring 2023 | Dates to be announced

Canada's Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program (CFC Recovery)

Cost: $299

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: In-class

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Nov 28-Dec 5| 80066, 3 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6-9 pm


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

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)

Students must have their mobile BC services card set up prior to class, this needs to be accessed through a mobile device such as a phone or tablet in class. Students must also have access to electronic copies of their BC Red Seal and Trade Qualification documents, this could be on a USB drive or web browser-based email, or document accounts such as google docs.


Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Feb 25-27 | 20524, 3 Sessions, Friday 6-10 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am - 5 pm


Offered in Winter/Spring 2023 | Dates to be announced

FSR Electrical Code

Cost: $615

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 Technical Safety BC website or purchase from Crown Publications at 1–800–663–6105 or www.publications.gov.bc.ca)

Delivery method: Blended

Sep 26-Nov 28| 80212, 10 Weeks hybrid

Live classes Mondays, Sep 26, Oct 17, Nov 7, and Nov 28,  6:30-9:30 pm 

Online hours| 6 hours per week at your convenience


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

Oct 10-Dec 12 | 80010,  10 Weeks online

Scheduled online classes Tues, 8-9 pm 

Online hours| 6 hours per week at your convenience


Registration for Fall courses will open on July 4, 2022

Hobby Woodworking

Cost: $169+fees

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 woodshop to develop your skills and learn new techniques.

Mar 19| 20488, 1 session, Sat, 9am - 4:00 pm

Additional $35+tax materials fee due at time of registration

Instructor Allen Hiebert


Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre


Offered in Winter/Spring 2023 | Dates to be announced

Power Line Technician Orientation

Cost: FREE

Powerline Technician Orientation Applicants interested in the Powerline Technician program must attend an orientation/information session and subsequent interview process. 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 program seats are available. Not all eligible candidates will be admitted. 


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

May 28 | 40090, 1 session, Saturday, 9-11:00 am PST. Make sure your personal email is up to date on file. The Zoom link for this session was sent on Friday, May 20, 2022, if you are registered and have not received the link, please email parttimetrades@ufv.ca.

 

All applicants interested in attending the Sep 2022 program must attend this session.


Offered in Winter/Spring 2023 | Dates to be announced

Power Line Technician Program

Cost: $12950 Tuition + $3,400 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

Sep 12- Dec 2, 2022, 12 weeks. Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:00 pm

To apply for this program you must register and attend the online orientation in May 2022

Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park


Offered in Winter/Spring 2023 | Dates to be announced

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