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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

December 2021 in-person course was canceled due to recent flooding in the Fraser Valley


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

 ONLINE* | Jan 24-Mar 11 | 20235  Approximately 7 online sessions + online work-time, first session Tuesday 7 pm, weekly schedule to be determined on the start date. Electronic textbook included in tuition for online courses only.

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

 

ONLINE | May 9-Jun 24| 40045  Approximately 7 online sessions + online work-time, first session Tuesday 7 pm, weekly schedule to be determined on the start date. Electronic textbook 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 | Mar 28-May 7| 20449 17 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). 

 

IN-PERSON | Jul 11-Aug 20| 40068 17 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). 

 

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
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

Oct 19-26| 80066, 3 sessions, Tue, Thur, 6-9 pm


Offered in Fall 2022 | 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)

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

June 2022- Registration is not available at this time.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
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

Jan 5-Mar 15 | 20259, 10 Weeks online

Scheduled online Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm 

Online hours| 6 hours per week at your convenience

Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

Mar 21-May 25 |20480,  10 Weeks online

Scheduled online Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm 

Online hours| 6 hours per week at your convenience

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 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 no 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.

Dec 7 | 80223

Registration Now Open

 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 10 | 20313

Feb 8 | 20329

Mar 8 | 20330

Apr 5| 20331

 

Registration Open Dec 1, 2021

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
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

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
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

Jan 22 | 20241, 1 session, Saturday, 9-11:00 am PST Zoom link will be sent out a week ahead of time. Make sure your personal email is up to date on file.

 

The Zoom link was sent out to registered students on January 17,2022- if you register after or have trouble joining it please email parttimetrades@ufv.ca

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
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

Apr 4-June 24, 2022 12 weeks. Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:30 pm

To apply for this program you must register and attend the online orientation in January or spring 2022

Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register

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