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Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies

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Whether you just graduated from high school or are looking to make a career change, UFV's Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies programs can prepare you for a successful career in more than 15 trades and technical fields.

Hands-on learning with dedicated and highly-skilled instructors as well as access to state-of-the-arts equipment and facilities will get you job-ready with the practical skills, training, and expertise that employers are looking for.


Find your path in the Trades or Technology & Applied Science field


Trades & industry programs

Start with a foundation program to get the basic entry-level skills you need to work in a trade or train as an apprentice if you are already employed or have completed a foundation program.

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Technology & applied science programs

Get hands-on education for in-demand and rewarding careers in the technology & applied science fields. Choose from various career-oriented diplomas, degrees, and certificates.

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  1. Browse the list or enter a keyword to find available programs. If you are not sure what type of program you are looking for, use the search field to narrow down your options by format, credential, or pathway.
  1. Click on a program name to learn more.

FT = Full-time
PT = Part-time
 = Program recognized as a Red Seal Trade

Foundation vs. apprenticeship: what's the difference?

A foundation program provides you with the basic knowledge and skills required to enter a particular trade. Apprenticeship training allows you to combine paid work experience with technical training in the classroom or shop setting.

Learn more about foundation vs. apprenticeship & other pathways to trades »

Programs Format Credential Red Seal
Architectural drafting FT Certificate No
Automation and Robotics FT Diploma No
Building Service Worker PT Statement of completion No
Digital Manufacturing FT Diploma No
Electronics Technician FT Certificate No
Engineering Transfer program FT n/a No
Engineering Physics in Mechatronics FT Diploma No
Physics FT Bachelor's degree (Honours, major, minor) No
Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Foundation FT Certificate Yes  
Automotive Service Technician Foundation FT Certificate Yes  
Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship FT Certificate Yes  
Carpentry Foundation FT Certificate Yes  
Carpentry Apprenticeship FT Certificate Yes  
Electrical Foundation FT Certificate No
Electrical Apprenticeship FT Certificate Yes  
Floral Design PT Certificate No
Heavy Mechanical Foundation FT Certificate Yes  
Heavy Mechanical Apprenticeship FT  Certificate Yes  
Professional Cook Apprenticeship FT Certificate Yes  
Plumbing Foundation FT Certificate Yes  
Plumbing Apprenticeship FT Certificate Yes  
Cabinetmaking (Joinery) Foundation FT Certificate Yes  
Welding Foundation FT Certificate Yes  
Welding Apprenticeship FT Certificate Yes  
Explore Trades FT Statement of completion No
Stó:lō Aboriginal Skills Employment Training (SASET) Culinary Arts program Pre-apprenticeship FT Statement of completion No
Power Line Technician Pre-apprenticeship FT Statement of completion No


Not interested in a program or apprenticeship training?

Choose from a large selection of part-time and full-time courses to try your hand at a specific trade, upgrade your current skills, or just explore new interests.

Offered through the Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies, these courses are ideal if you want to take classes for professional advancement or personal enrichment. While not all courses qualify for university credits, many of them are recognized by employers.


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