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University of Fraser Valley

City:  Chilliwack
Province/State:  British Columbia
Mechanic Programs: Heavy Truck • Heavy Equipment •  Agriculture

Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport/ Agriculture Certificate Program Summary:

At UFV, we can put you on the road towards a career as a heavy duty, commercial transport, or agriculture technician by teaching you how to service and repair equipment such as trucks, crawler units, and farm tractors.

After successfully completing the 10-month program, you will be prepared for employment in the heavy equipment industry. Potential employers include the agriculture industry, mining, oil fields, bus and transportation shops, logging companies, trucking, and heavy equipment and truck shops.

The Heavy Duty/ Commercial Transport program will prepare you for entry into the provincial apprenticeship program, or for entry directly into employment. You’ll get a thorough introduction to the trade, and develop skills expected by today’s demanding employers. Theory and shop procedures are set up to simulate job conditions, so punctuality and good work habits are essential.

** This program exceeds the provincial standards of Foundation and ELTT training programs taught throughout B.C.

Program Contact Details:

Toll-Free Phone: 1-888-504-7441, local 5448

Fax: 604-824-7931

Email: [email protected]

Melissa Bukta, Department Assistant

Phone:  604-847- 5450

Toll Free: 1-888-504-7441, local 5450

Fax: 1-604-824-7931

Email:  [email protected]

Nestled in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 16,000 students per year. UFV has campuses in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Mission, with regional centres in Hope and Agassiz, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India. In Fall 2007, we began development of a beautiful new 80-acre campus in the Canada Education Park along the historic Vedder River in Chilliwack.

In the 2010 Globe and Mail Canadian University Report, UFV earned the most As and A+s of any public university in the province. UFV was at the top of the list in the small universities category, earning an A grade in the following areas: most satisfied students, quality of education, and teaching. It also earned an A+ in student-faculty interaction (the only A+ given to any public university of UFV’s size or larger in this category nationally), and an A+ in class size.

A teaching university with a focus on excellence, UFV offers more than 100 programs, including two master’s degrees, 15 bachelor’s degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 30 subject areas, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs. We believe that anyone who wants to go to university should be given a fair chance, so our admission policies are flexible, and we provide university prep courses and high school completion for those who aren’t quite ready. Students can learn in a variety of ways: full-time, part-time, in-class, online, as part of a structured program or one tailored completely to their interests.

Many of our programs “ladder” into one another, allowing students to keep their options open by earning a one-year certificate and/or a two-year diploma on the way to completing a full degree. Others offer a co-operative education option , where students can combine study with supervised, professional, paid, work experience. Our thriving international programming makes for a culturally diverse student community and great opportunities to study abroad . Our continuing studies and academic upgrading offerings make learning a lifelong experience. Many clubs, events, and activities enhance student life on campus and our award-winning Cascades  athletics teams are highly competitive.

UFV is committed to providing exceptional post-secondary instruction and a nurturing learning environment for the students of the Fraser Valley and beyond. We are large enough to offer variety yet small enough to offer the personal attention that these students need to thrive. Our small class sizes and focus on teaching allow them get to know their instructors and learn in a hands-on environment.  Our emphasis on applied research offers many opportunities for student researchers.