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CONTINUING EDUCATION WINTER/SPRING 2018

Boost your creativity and productivity Try something new: check out the course line-up PAGES 22–41 A journey from dirt to blossom PAGE 11 Oil and gas worker reboots her career PAGE 16 Student sinks her teeth into a new challenge PAGE 28


Applied Business Technology students at UFV’s Clearbrook campus, Abbotsford

Earn a recognized certificate to advance your career — or gain a new skill by taking a single course. UFV Continuing Education is your best option for top-quality programs and courses that fit around your busy schedule.

HOW TO REGISTER: FOR COURSES & PROGRAMS WITHOUT AN APPLICATION REQUIREMENT:

FOR COURSES & PROGRAMS WITH AN APPLICATION REQUIREMENT:

1 Prepare documents: Find your program in the UFV Calendar at ufv.ca/calendar. In the How to Apply section, you will find a list of all documents you need to submit as part of your application.

By phone

In person

Register with your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express by calling 1-888-823-8734.

Register in person or have a friend register for you at one of the UFV locations listed on the back cover.

2 Apply online: Visit ufv.ca/apply to complete the online application. 3 Monitor application status: Within one or two weeks of your application, you will receive an email with your student ID number and information on how to access myUFV, UFV’s student portal. Logging in to the portal allows you to monitor the status of your application, find out if you need to submit additional documents, or confirm your complete application. 4 Register for courses: Register with your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express by calling 1-888-823-8734. Or register in person at one of the UFV locations listed on the back cover.

COURSE OR PROGRAM CANCELLATIONS UFV Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel courses or programs with low enrolment. If a course or program is cancelled, you will receive notification by phone and a full refund.

REFUNDS

SPONSORING AGENCY FORMS

Full refunds, less any administration fee, are available for all UFV Continuing Education courses if requested before the second session of the class. For courses completed in one session or held on one weekend, you must request a refund at least two working days before the course starts. (Some programs require a deposit, which is non-refundable.)

Forms to be completed by an employer or other sponsor are available at ufv.ca/continuing-education/funding. MINIMUM AGE You must be 15 years or older to register for UFV Continuing Education courses unless otherwise stated.


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Journeying from dirt to blossom

Former oil and gas worker reboots her career

Student sinks teeth into a new challenge

Courses

PROGRAMS

Agriculture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

APPLIED BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Bookkeeping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

BOOKKEEPING FOR SMALL BUSINESS . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . 6 MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR SUPERVISORS . . . . . . . 7 PUBLIC RELATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Bicycle Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Centre for Creative Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Computer Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Culinary Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 First Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

RECORDS MANAGEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Floral Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

FLORAL DESIGN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Health Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

DENTAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Human Resources Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 ADVANCED MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT . . . . . . 13 NURSING UNIT CLERK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Jewelry Making . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Kinesiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Management Skills for Supervisors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Motorcycle Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Records Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Retail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

VETERINARY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT . . . . . . 19

Trades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

POWERLINE TECHNICIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Building Service Worker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

BUILDING SERVICES WORKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Computer Aided Drafting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS . . . . . . . 21

Electrical Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Mechanical Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Safety Certifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Welding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Writing and Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

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PROGRAMS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

LAUNCH A CAREER AS AN OFFICE PROFESSIONAL Add to your résumé the office expertise and advanced software skills that are highly prized by local employers in business, government, and industry. This intensive six-month program equips you with the hands-on office skills you need to succeed in today’s workplace. A threeweek practicum gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in an office setting, gain experience, and build your network. When you graduate, you are ready to enter the workforce as an office professional or to pursue a specialization as a legal administrative assistant, records management professional, public relations specialist, and more.

APPLIED BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY Full time (24 weeks)

Clearbrook Centre, Abbotsford Mon–Thu, classes; Fri, lab 9 am–2:30 pm (full time) Start January or September

Application required

Visit ufv.ca/apply to apply.

Questions? abt@ufv.ca

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The UFV grads we’ve hired at MNP have made a very positive impression and are excellent representatives of graduates from the Applied Business Technology program. Their technical skills are impressive, and they surpass expectations with the quality of work they produce. They continually demonstrate the value of the ABT program. — Joan Wild, Regional Human Capital Advisor, MNP


FOR INFORMATION, CALL CERTIFICATE 1-888-504-7441 LOCAL 6324 OR VISIT UFV.CA/CE PROGRAM CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

KNOW YOUR NUMBERS If you are organized, focused, and detailoriented, a career in bookkeeping can offer you flexible working hours, the option of working from home, and a steady income. UFV’s seasoned instructors teach you how to keep track of expenses, generate cash flow statements, keep on top of payroll demands, and complete taxation forms. When you graduate, you are ready to keep the books for small or homebased businesses and bring clarity to their financial statements. Since bookkeeping professionals are employed in almost every industry, you have an excellent breadth of employment options.

ACCELERATED OPTION

BOOKKEEPING FOR SMALL BUSINESS Full time (12 weeks) Part time (1–3 years)

Various locations in Abbotsford and Chilliwack Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–3:30 pm (full time) Evenings (part time)

No application necessary

To register, phone 604-854-4501 or toll free 1-888-823-8734

Sample a course View course listings on page 23.

Questions? continuingeducation@ufv.ca

ufv.ca/bookkeeping

Enrol full time to complete this certificate in just 12 weeks at the Clearbrook Centre in Abbotsford. Feb 19 to May 7 Quote registration code BKKG AB May 9 to Jul 25 Quote registration code BKKG A2

OPTIONAL PRACTICUM — NEW IN MAY 2018 Gain work experience and put your new skills into practice. To qualify for this optional practicum, you must have successfully completed all courses in the program. Seating is limited. For more info, email continuingeducation@ufv.ca. TO REGISTER, CALL TOLL FREE 1-888-823-8734 OR SEE PAGE 2

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PROGRAMS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

HELP BUILD A POSITIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT Whether you wish to take the next step on your professional path or look forward to launching a career in the human resources field, this program is designed to provide you with strategic insights you can use in any workplace setting. Delivered by experienced HR professionals, the program explores key practices and issues, including hiring, employee engagement, labour relations, strategic management, performance management, and training and development, to equip you to manage human resources in any workplace across a range of industries.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Part time (1–3 years)

Various locations in Abbotsford and Chilliwack Weekends and evenings

No application necessary

To register, phone 604-854-4501 or toll free 1-888-823-8734

Sample a course

View course listings on page 30.

Questions? continuingeducation@ufv.ca

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DID YOU KNOW? The business world is changing rapidly, and organizations are looking to human resources practitioners to provide strategic business leadership. Over the past few years, the HR field has evolved to become the exciting profession that it is today with over 20,000 chartered HR professionals across Canada. If Human Resources Management is your true calling, consider becoming a member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of BC and Yukon (CPHR BC & Yukon) and pursue your HR designation.


FOR INFORMATION, CALL CERTIFICATE 1-888-504-7441 LOCAL 6324 OR VISIT UFV.CA/CE PROGRAM CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

DISCOVER THE LEADER WITHIN Learn the skills you need to step into a management or supervisory position, or take on a leadership role within your organization. Instructors with industry experience provide actionable and relevant insights you can use right away to become a leader who communicates clearly and effectively, sets goals, motivates others, and solves problems. The program covers key topics such as communication styles, customer service, conflict resolution, team building, leadership, marketing and branding, presentation skills, and time and stress management.

MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR SUPERVISORS Part time (1–3 years)

Various locations in Abbotsford and Chilliwack Weekends and evenings

No application necessary

To register, phone 604-854-4501 or toll free 1-888-823-8734

Sample a course

View course listings on page 34.

Questions? continuingeducation@ufv.ca

ufv.ca/MSS

The Management Skills for Supervisors program at UFV Continuing Education helped me earn a leadership position in the Health Informatics department at Fraser Health. I find the course material to be very applicable to today’s work environment. The instructors provided the education that I needed to transition from the staff level to the management level. — Len Hurley, Management Skills for Supervisors program grad

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PROGRAMS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

ENGAGE AUDIENCES WITH GREAT STORYTELLING In the age of social media, public relations staff play a vital role to ensure that their organization not only builds a positive reputation, but also engages customers and grows in influence. To enable you to seize opportunities in this fast-moving field, UFV’s Public Relations program equips you with hands-on knowledge in public relations, social media, image management, public speaking, media relations, and writing. These sought-after skills qualify you for varied employment opportunities or career advancement and are applicable across a wide range of disciplines.

PUBLIC RELATIONS Part time (1–3 years)

Abbotsford campus and online Weekends and evenings

Application required Next intake: September 2018

Questions? continuingeducation@ufv.ca

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DID YOU KNOW? According to Money Magazine, the public relations field has high expected job growth. With the proliferation of social media and non-traditional media outlets, most companies need assistance with engaging their audiences and building a positive public image. As a consequence, PR jobs now exist not only with agencies, but also in-house for a variety of businesses, non-profits, and public sector organizations.


FOR INFORMATION, CALL CERTIFICATE 1-888-504-7441 LOCAL 6324 OR VISIT UFV.CA/CE PROGRAM CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

MANAGE DOCUMENTS TO SIMPLIFY WORKFLOWS Manage records in law firms, doctors’ offices, government agencies, or any organization with large document stores. With the rapid growth of digital technologies, organizations need assistance managing records and documents efficiently. This program teaches you industry standards and best practices to create, organize, secure, archive, and track electronic and paper records to facilitate retrieval and ensure legal compliance. This expertise can set you apart from the office pool and lead to career opportunities in a variety of fields.

ONLINE FORMAT Work full time? Complete your certificate online from the comfort of your home.

RECORDS MANAGEMENT Part time (1–3 years) Online

Application required

visit ufv.ca/apply to apply.

Sample a course

View course listings on page 37.

Questions? continuingeducation@ufv.ca

ufv.ca/records

When I landed a job as a document controller for Flatiron, I followed preset procedures. We had touched on document management in my Applied Business Technology training, but I realized that there was more to learn. I was able to complete the Records Management training online to expand my skill set. I loved the online option. It was awesome. — Gaylene DeGroot, Document Controller, Flatiron

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PROGRAMS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

STUDY THE ART AND BUSINESS OF FLORAL DESIGN UFV’s professional Floral Design program provides you with comprehensive training to prepare you to work in the floral industry or start your own floral business. Led by an American Institute of Floral Designers-certified designer who has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, the program teaches you handson techniques to master the fundamentals of flower arranging using fresh, treated, and dried floral products. You also learn advanced techniques to equip you with the skills needed to flourish in the floral industry.

FLORAL DESIGN Part time (10 months)

Aerospace Centre, Abbotsford Mon and Wed evenings

No application necessary

To register, phone 604-854-4501 or toll free 1-888-823-8734

Sample a course

View course listings on page 30.

Questions? parttimetrades@ufv.ca

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DID YOU KNOW? Trained florists know about various types of flowers and arrangements and they understand which flowers are in season, where to source them, and how to condition and store their highly perishable stock. They also have skills in customer service and merchandising. Florists who understand the cultural preferences of a multicultural clientele are at a premium in cities with diverse populations.


A journey from dirt to blossom

When talking about her second career in floral design, Shirley Burns likes to say that she’s still digging up dirt. Throughout a 30-year career in the security and investigation field, Shirley had certainly perfected the art of digging up buried secrets. But even though she was at the top of her game, the former executive had come to a fork in the road. “I enjoyed my first career. But I had reached a point in life where I wanted to do something creative,” Shirley says. “My youngest child was leaving the nest. I didn’t want to be left at home wondering what to do with myself.”

Getting ready to walk a new path Once she realized she needed to follow a new path, Shirley sat down and wrote goals for herself: “I knew I wanted to learn new skills, explore opportunities for a new career, meet new people, and create a new network,” she recalls. After taking a short course in Floral Design to try it out, Shirley knew she had found her next gig. She set out to interview local florists about career opportunities. “They told me I could learn on the job,” Shirley says. “But I needed to build my confidence. And I wanted the legitimacy of a certificate.”

Taking the leap After researching her options online, Shirley signed up for UFV Continuing Education’s part-time Floral Design program, offered at the UFV Aerospace Centre in Abbotsford. “When I started out, I didn’t even know the names of many of the flowers,” Shirley points out. “All I knew is that they were pretty and pink or yellow.” The learning curve was steep, but worthwhile. “I learned so much — I never even imagined that there was that much to learn about floral design,” Shirley says. “Our instructor Angela was extremely knowledgeable. She has been in the industry for 30 years. She always had solutions, ideas, or concepts that would answer our questions. And to this day, Angela is still so supportive.” The curriculum was hands-on, and covered much more than just making beautiful flower arrangements. “I was surprised at the amount of work required for the Floral Design program,” Shirley says. “It wasn’t easy. In addition to going to class twice a week, we had tests, and projects outside of class time.”

A year ago, I started with little to no experience with flowers. And now I am working in the industry making beautiful arrangements and bouquets.

For starters, through her instructor, she found work at a local golf centre creating flower arrangements for weddings and corporate events. “A year ago, I started with little to no experience with flowers,” Shirley marvels, “and now I am working in the industry making beautiful arrangements and bouquets.” Shirley finished her classes in June and attended the UFV graduation ceremony with her classmates. “I walked across the stage on the day of my 50th birthday,” Shirley says. “That was a fun day with a great group of people. I’ve made some friendships in this program that I now consider to be lifelong friendships.”

Flower Fort Farm Currently Shirley is also setting up a private florist studio, called Flower Fort Farm (@flower_fort), on a small acreage in Langley. The name of her business captures in a nutshell the joy and freedom Shirley has found in her second career. “When you’re a kid, you have a fort where you hang out with your friends and do fun things,” Shirley says. “I hope that my Flower Fort will be like that: a place where I have fun creating with my friends.” For now, Shirley plans to provide personalized florist services for special and corporate events. In the future, she would like to grow some of her own flower stock on the grounds. “In the past, I’ve gardened as part of my busy life,” she explains, “but it was more work than gardening. Now, I want to garden to enjoy my flowers.” And that is clearly the right type of dirt to dig for the seasoned investigator, who is now following her bliss with a second career in floral design.

Homework projects provided an opportunity to gain business insight. “For example, we would develop a plan for wedding flowers: we would set up a budget, and decide how much to order and what kinds of flowers,” Shirley explains. “Because our instructor works in the industry, we were able to work with real information, which is valuable.”

If you are like Shirley, and looking for more creativity in your life, check out:

Blossoming into a new career

• Digital media and creative practice courses on page 25

In the end, the Floral Design program at UFV turned out to be all that Shirley had expected and more.

• Floral Design courses on page 30 • Culinary arts classes on page 27

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PROGRAMS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

SUPPORT A DENTAL TEAM — ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID Combine office administration skills with specialized dental knowledge to become a skilled dental office receptionist who is in demand in dental offices, dental supply companies, insurance companies, and dental labs. Learn from instructors with current industry knowledge and master dental terminology, office procedures, appointment bookings, billing software, and insurance claims. Top your classroom learning with a hands-on practicum to prepare you to support any dental team with your strong communication and administrative skills.

DENTAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST — ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID Part time (4 months)

Clearbrook Centre, Abbotsford Mon–Thu, 9 am–3:30 pm

Application required

visit ufv.ca/apply to apply.

Intake: September

Questions? continuingeducation@ufv.ca

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It’s really a highlight to find out how much I grew in only four months. The program took effort and studying. But our instructor was amazing. She made it so doable and prepared us well for the workplace. I loved it! — Tanya Schuetz, Dental Office Receptionist grad


FOR INFORMATION, CALL CERTIFICATE 1-888-504-7441 LOCAL 6324 OR VISIT UFV.CA/CE PROGRAM CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

BECOME A KEY PLAYER IN A MEDICAL OFFICE — ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID

In five short months, the Medical Office Assistant (MOA) program provides you with the skills to run a medical office efficiently in a clinic, hospital, health agency, or private practice. Learn to perform clinical and clerical procedures such as scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, taking patients’ medical histories, and preparing for basic clinical examinations. Your studies end with a practicum that provides you with valuable real-world experience.

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT — ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID Full time (5 months)

ALREADY AN MOA?

Clearbrook Centre, Abbotsford

Application required.

Gain a whole new set of skills to advance your medical office career and take extended responsibilities in a clinic, hospital, health agency, or private practice with UFV’s Advanced Medical Office Assistant program.

visit ufv.ca/apply to apply.

Next intake: September 2018

ADVANCED MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT Full time (6 months)

The program equips you with a combination of leading-edge theory and advanced administrative and clinical skills to support your physician. It also provides you with valuable patient coaching skills and clinical procedure training.

Online and Clearbrook Centre, Abbotsford Wed evenings, 6:30–9 pm Sat, 9 am–2:30 pm

Application required

visit ufv.ca/apply to apply.

Start March or September

Questions? continuingeducation@ufv.ca

ufv.ca/MOA | ufv.ca/AMOA TO REGISTER, CALL TOLL FREE 1-888-823-8734 OR SEE PAGE 2

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PROGRAMS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

LAUNCH A CAREER IN HEALTH CARE — ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID Get ready to work as a certified nursing unit clerk in a hospital facility and take on the administrative and liaison responsibilities that enable a health care unit to function smoothly. The Nursing Unit Clerk program teaches you to communicate effectively with nurses, physicians, and other members of the health care team. You learn to prioritize in a fastpaced environment, identify commonly used hospital drugs, process doctors’ orders, and follow up accordingly. Course materials based on current industry standards and a hands-on practicum ensure that, upon graduation, you are fully qualified to launch a career in this dynamic field.

NURSING UNIT CLERK — ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID Full time (6 months)

Clearbrook Centre, Abbotsford Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 9 am–2:30 pm

Application required

visit ufv.ca/apply to apply.

Intake: September, January, and May

Questions? continuingeducation@ufv.ca

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The Nursing Unit Clerk program was a lot of work, but it was worth it. The program has high standards. And the teachers are incredible. They have experience in the field and the stories they share are relevant and useful. — Shayla Peters, NUC, Menno Home


FOR INFORMATION, CALL CERTIFICATE 1-888-504-7441 LOCAL 6324 OR VISIT UFV.CA/CE PROGRAM CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

BOOST YOUR ADMIN SKILLS WITH A LAW SPECIALIZATION — ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID Become a trained legal administrative assistant and support legal professionals in law, corporate, government, notary, insurance, or real estate offices. Gain a full range of essential skills in legal procedures, including litigation, family law, corporate law, wills and estates, and conveyancing. This certificate will prepare you for a rewarding career in the legal field or to begin a Paralegal certificate or diploma program.

ONLINE FORMAT

LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT — ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID Full time (5 months)

Online: winter intake Clearbrook Centre, Abbotsford: fall intake Mon–Fri, 8:30 am–3 pm

Application required

visit ufv.ca/apply to apply.

Intake: September and January

Questions? continuingeducation@ufv.ca

ufv.ca/LAA

Work full time? Complete your certificate online from the comfort of your home.

DID YOU KNOW? According to WorkBC, of all the specialties within the administration occupational group, legal admin assistants have the most favourable work prospects. Legal administrative assistants with training and experience in litigation and conveyance procedures, as well as those with strong computer and communication skills, are highly sought after.

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Oil and gas worker reboots her career When the bottom dropped out of the oil and gas industry in 2014, Kyla Giesbrecht felt the impact. She wasn’t the stereotypical labourer on the rigs. She was an administrative assistant supporting one of the oil and gas companies, but like many others, she lost her job. It was time for a career reboot. She returned to British Columbia from Alberta and assessed her options. “I had strong administrative assistant and office skills, but no credential or piece of paper attesting to my capabilities,” she notes. “I wanted to take a program that was short in duration, would expand my employment options, and was not too far from my home in Langley.” She found what she was looking for in the Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA) program offered by Continuing Education at the University of the Fraser Valley at its Clearbrook Centre. “It seemed to tie in nicely with the skills I already had from working,” she says. “And I liked that it had multiple intakes a year, so I didn’t have to wait to start the program.” During the five-month LAA program, Kyla learned how she would apply administrative skills in a legal office environment. She completed the required courses and a two-week practicum, and received job search tips and support from her instructors. Right after graduation, she landed a job as a legal assistant with the in-house legal department of Coast Capital Savings Credit Union. Her employer has been fully supportive of her continuing her education to become a paralegal. So back to UFV she went, to enrol part time in the Paralegal certificate program. She’s halfway through that now, and enjoying the challenge. The courses are offered mostly online, with one day in class per week. “It brings us to the next level of legal knowledge and expands the way we can support lawyers and even take on some tasks on our own,” she says. “We move into more analysis of legal concepts and issues, and problem solving. There is a lot more research involved than there is as an assistant.”

Kyla is now happily settled into a new career, thanks to UFV Continuing Education and the support and guidance she received from her instructors.

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The Paralegal program brings us to the next level of legal knowledge and expands the way we can support lawyers and even take on some tasks on our own.

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“The instructors were very encouraging. A lot of us got jobs through our practicum or very soon afterward,” she says. “We also made a lot of strong connections among our fellow students. We’re all working in the same industry now and there are lots of networking and information-sharing opportunities. “I am in my late 20s and had doubted that it was feasible for me to return to school or take time off work to continue my education. Now, I have attained a post-secondary education, and a new job that I really love. I’m very happy with my experience.” Her UFV instructor, Sabrina Ngo, is happy to see her return to pursue studies in the Paralegal program. “Kyla worked diligently in the program and also contributed to strong and positive morale in the classroom,” says Sabrina. “I have had the pleasure of watching her analytical mind blossom over the past two school years.”

Working at Coast Capital Savings Credit Union Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, headquartered in Surrey, B.C., is Canada’s largest credit union by membership with over 543,000 members and big plans to expand into new markets. To accomplish its goals, Coast Capital needs the right people and that includes the individuals who work in the legal department to support the business lines by delivering quality work and responsive service. Over the years the Coast Capital legal department has grown from a single lawyer to a mixed team of eight lawyers and staff, with Kyla Giesbrecht being the newest addition in the role of legal assistant. “Our team works closely together and our success depends on individuals like Kyla who enjoy the diverse and dynamic nature of the work,” says Associate General Counsel Catherine Carter. “Every day is different and requires all of us to be quick on our feet in handling a variety of legal issues and complex projects. Kyla’s UFV training, education, and experience all combine to provide her with the necessary skills to multi-task, ranging from litigation support, to corporate work, and file management. Since joining Coast Capital, she’s shown that she’s got the right balance of analytical and communications skills, a strong interest in the law, plus an awareness and appreciation of Coast Capital, not only from the perspective of its products and services, but also its business and community objectives. It also helps that she shares our priority of bringing a sense of humour and fun to work every day.”

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TAKE UP THE NEXT CHALLENGE IN YOUR LEGAL CAREER Taking UFV’s Paralegal program enables you to seize exciting opportunities in the field of law and equips you to give legal advice and appear in court. Learn from attorneys and paralegals with exceptional professional qualifications in small classes where you get personal attention. Gain an in-depth understanding of the Canadian legal system, and become familiar with terminology, policies, and procedures that apply to all areas of law. Get trained to attend hearings, conduct research, interview witnesses, manage evidence and draft legal documents in preparation for employment in a lawyer’s or notary’s office.

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA Part time (1–3 years)

Online and Clearbrook Centre, Abbotsford Weekday evenings and Saturdays

Both the UFV Paralegal certificate and diploma are recognized for membership by the British Columbia Paralegal Association (BCPA). For a list of courses, please visit ufv.ca/ admissions to view the timetables.

Application required

visit ufv.ca/apply to apply.

Questions? continuingeducation@ufv.ca

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KEEP UP-TODATE WITH DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LIBRARY PROFESSION Offered jointly by the Library and Information Technology and Continuing Education departments, this post-diploma certificate program is designed to meet the needs of working library technicians who have completed a diploma and wish to pursue career-enhancing opportunities.

LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY POST-DIPLOMA PROGRAM Part time, online (2 years) Application required

visit ufv.ca/apply to apply.

Intake: September, January, and May

Questions? libitinfo@ufv.ca

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The program is offered online, to allow you to arrange your study time around your work schedule. Course materials are designed to equip you with practical skills and help you succeed in the rapidly evolving landscape of information technology in Canada. Check to see if the program qualifies for funding through your workplace’s professional development program. Visit ufv.ca/libtechPDC for the list of program courses. For a list of courses, please visit ufv.ca/ admissions and view the timetables.


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START A CAREER CARING FOR PETS — ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID Be the friendly staff member who runs the front desk of an animal clinic or hospital, while also assisting veterinary staff with a variety of clinical procedures.

VETERINARY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT — ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID Full time (7 months)

Chilliwack campus, Canada Education Park Thu–Sat, 8:30 am–3:30 pm

Application required

visit ufv.ca/apply to apply.

Intake: September

Questions? continuingeducation@ufv.ca

ufv.ca/VAA

Learn from industry experts with a dynamic hands-on approach. This certificate program provides you with essential knowledge about animal anatomy and physiology, grooming, behaviour, nutrition, veterinary pharmaceuticals, and surgical procedures. You also develop a solid business background to handle the day-to-day operation of a veterinary office, including administrative procedures and hospital fundamentals. Finally, you put your skills to the test in a practicum that equips you to transition to work in any animal hospital or clinic.

DID YOU KNOW? The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association reports that fifty-seven per cent of Canadian households own pets and they’re spending more money than ever on their companions. In fact, the report predicts spending will continue to rise from $6.6 billion today, to around $8.3 billion a year by 2018.

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TRAIN FOR A HIGH VOLTAGE CAREER — LIMITED SEATS UFV’s Power Line Technician (PLT) program can lead to an exciting and well-paid career building, maintaining, and repairing the overhead and underground electrical systems that power our world. The UFV 12-week Power Line Technician foundation program is delivered in collaboration with instructors from the industry-recognized Electrical Industry Training Institute (EITI Global), who teach you the real-world technical and safety skills you need to succeed in this trade. If you have physical stamina, no fear of heights, and would love the freedom to work outdoors, this career is an exciting and lucrative option.

POWER LINE TECHNICIAN Full time (12 weeks)

Chilliwack campus, Canada Education Park Mon–Thu, 7:30 am—4:30 pm Fri 7:30 am—12:30 pm

Must attend orientation session to be considered for the program.

DID YOU KNOW?

View course listings on page 39.

No application necessary To register, phone 604-854-4501 or toll free 1-888-823-8734

Questions? parttimetrades@ufv.ca

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Power Line Technician is a nationally designated trade under the Red Seal program. Students who complete the UFV Power Line Technician foundation program can pursue an apprenticeship with an electrical utility or electrical contractor company.


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BUILDING SERVICE WORKER Get 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 one-month course is suitable for those seeking to enter the custodial/cleaning industry and working custodians wishing to improve their skills. View location, dates and times on page 38.

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS (PLC) LEVEL 1

No application necessary

To register, phone 604-854-4501 or toll free 1-888-823-8734.

Questions? parttimetrades@ufv.ca

ufv.ca/BSW | ufv.ca/PLC

Discover the ease of wiring and programming on the Schneider Zelio family of smart-relays and learn to write programs in two different styles: Function Block and Ladder Logic. The course covers topics from physical wiring to programming and testing, and highlights the simplicity and power of programmable logic controllers. You complete 30 hours of hands-on training at UFV’s full automation lab, where you can program and wire your class projects under the guidance of an experienced instructor. View location, dates and times on page 39.

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COURSES ADVANCED MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT These courses are only offered as part of the Advanced Medical Office Assistant certificate program (not as standalone courses). See page 13 for more information about this program or visit ufv.ca/amoa.

APPLIED BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY See page 4 for more information about this program. View the UFV academic timetables for course listings: ufv.ca/timetable.

BICYCLE TECHNOLOGY AGRICULTURE Pruning Workshop This six-hour hands-on workshop covers basic pruning techniques applicable to a wide variety of plant material. Participants work on different trees, ornamental shrubs, and a fruit tree to learn to make proper cuts. Dress for the weather and bring your own pruners, such as secateurs or loppers. Abbotsford campus (20049) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–4 pm, $79. Feb 17

Pesticide Applicators Certificate — Landscape Learn the laws and bylaws that regulate the use of pesticides and prepare to write the Provincial Pesticide Applicator’s Certification exam for landscape general. Exam is written on the last day of classes. Purchase the following books for the first day of class from the UFV Bookstore: Canadian Pesticide Education Program Applicator Core Manual, British Columbia, 2011 edition Supplementary Information for Landscape Pesticide Applicator Certification, 2011 edition Integrated Pest Management Manual for Landscape Pests in B.C., 2005 or 2000 edition Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20058) 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $395. Feb 19–Mar 12

Bicycle Mechanics Level 1 Whether you’re a serious hobbyist, work in a cycle shop and want to upgrade your skills, or just want to fix your own bike, learn the basics of repairing and maintaining a bicycle from Bruce Wenting, an expert bike mechanic who owns Wenting’s Cycle and Mountain in Mission. Abbotsford — Aerospace Training Centre (20032) 6 sessions, Mon, 7–9:30 pm, $215. Jan 15–Feb 26, no class Feb 12

Bicycle Mechanics Level II Building on Bicycle Mechanics Level 1, this class focuses on advanced systems. Learn about suspension and disc brake maintenance and service, shop procedures, and wheel building and troubleshooting. Master the tricks of the trade from a bike specialist, who has worked as the national cycling team’s mechanic in Malaysia, Japan, and the UK. Abbotsford — Aerospace Training Centre (20073) 6 sessions, Mon, 7–9:30 pm, $215. Apr 9–May 14

Bicycle Frame Building 101 Learn the art of steel frame-building in this two-week course, designed by the man who helped get it all started on the West Coast — bike legend Paul Brodie. This is a hands-on course using the same jigs and fixtures that helped create more than 4,000 handbuilt Brodie frames. Design and build your own hard-tail frame. Graduate from the course with a full understanding of the building process and enjoy the thrill of riding a bike you built yourself! Visit ufv.ca/bicycleframe for more info. Abbotsford — Aerospace Training Centre (20043) 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm, $2950. Jan 15–Jan 26 (20013) 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm, $2950. Mar 12–Mar 23 (40008) 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm, $2950. Jun 4–Jun 15 (40156) 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4 pm, $2950. Aug 13–Aug 24

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BOOKKEEPING FOR SMALL BUSINESS Apply the following classes towards a Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate (see page 5) or take them as a stand-alone class. You can also choose the accelerated full-time option to complete your certificate in just 12 weeks. See page 5 for details. Bookkeeping I This course provides an essential introduction to bookkeeping, including theoretical foundations and hands-on knowledge. Bring your calculator. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20022) 15 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565. Jan 29–Mar 21, no class Feb 12 (40168) 15 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565. May 1–June 19 Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (20190) 15 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565. Mar 6–Apr 24 (40169) 15 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565, Jul 4–Aug 27, no class Aug 6

Bookkeeping II Prerequisite: Bookkeeping I Building on the principles covered in Bookkeeping I, learn about financial statements preparation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, subsidiary ledgers, bank reconciliations, payroll, GST, PST, HST, trial balances, and year end. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20155) 16 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $575, Apr 4–May 30, no class May 21 (20251) 16 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $575. Feb 6–Mar 19

Payroll Accounting Prerequisite: Bookkeeping I Learn to manage and maintain a payroll accounting system, with an emphasis on the calculation of earnings and deductions to conform to federal and provincial laws and accounting best practices. This is a general course that is not specific to any one business. Bring a USB stick to class. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20037) 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $525. Feb 5–Mar 14, no class Feb 12 (40171) 11 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $525. Jun 5–Jul 10 Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (20052) 11 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $525. Apr 3–May 8

Sage 50 Level I Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level I and II Explore the features of Sage 50, an integrated bookkeeping/ accounting software that is a small-business standard. Learn about journal entries, purchases/sales orders, quotes, invoicing, receipts, and payments for payables, receivables, and inventory. The course also covers reporting and tax features. Please note: Sage software is not compatible with Mac computers. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20252) 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565. Apr 9–May 9 Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (20051) 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565. Feb 6–Mar 8 (40011) 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565. Jun 4–Jul 9, no class Jul 2

Sage 50 Level II Prerequisite: Sage 50 Level I

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (40036) 16 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $575. May 8–Jun 28 (40170) 16 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $575. Jun 25–Aug 22, no class Jul 2, Aug 6

Level II builds on Level I principles and covers setup, working with foreign currency, payroll transactions, security, year-end, budgets, and projects. Please note: Sage software is not compatible with Mac computers.

MS Excel Level I

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (40038) 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $525. Jun 4– 25

Learn how to use MS Excel to create spreadsheets that include Autosum, conditional formatting, formulas, and absolute addresses. Develop or edit spreadsheets using a variety of MS Excel attributes and fine-tune your new skills by creating charts. Bring a USB stick to class. This course is designed for people with prior Excel experience. We encourage students with no such experience to take MS Excel Basics.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (20053) 7 sessions, Tue, Thu, 4:30–9:30 pm, $525. Mar 15–Apr 5

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20062) 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $325. Mar 6–20 (40037) 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $325. May 28–Jun 11 Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (20024) 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $325. Feb 5–21, no class Feb 12 (40040) 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $325. Jun 19–Jul 3

MS Excel Level II This course is not a graduation requirement of the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate. However, students who have completed Excel level I may take this course to enhance their skills. Read the details on page 27.

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BUSINESS Evidence-Based Decision Making This course examines the importance of evidence-based decision making and its role within both public and private sector organizations. Examine the fundamental approaches to evidencebased decision making through case studies and literature from various professional disciplines. Learn the components of the evidence-based methodology including where and how critical thinking skills fit in, various experimental designs used to collect data, and how statistics are used to provide strong evidentiary basis for decisions. This course equips you to gather, organize, review, and evaluate the decision-making process. Online (20234) $605. Feb 13–Apr 17

Diversity and Inclusion: How to Engage a Diverse Workforce This diversity training course discusses the benefits of diversity in the workplace, provides guidelines to interact with different personalities and cultures, and coaches staff on how to approach diverse people with inclusion and respect. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20245) 2 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6–9pm, $150. Feb 26–28

QuickBooks Level I Learn how to manage customer and vendor transactions, general journal and cash transactions, estimates, orders, discounts, banking, taxes and credit cards. Before taking this course, completing Bookkeeping I and Bookkeeping II or possessing foundational bookkeeping knowledge is recommended. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20112) 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565. Feb 6–Mar 8 (40046) 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565. Jun 4–Jul 9, no class on Jul 2

QuickBooks Level II Prerequisite: Bookkeeping I Build on the skills you developed in QuickBooks Level I. Learn how to create and manage a new company, including company setup and payroll and inventory transactions. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20263) 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $575. Mar 20–Apr 19

How to Start a Small Business Explore the various options, considerations, and legal requirements of starting up a small business in B.C. Examine business structures, business types, business planning, and other essential steps to launching a successful small business. Find out why it is important to factor in start-up costs, break-even analysis, financing, and market share, and have a marketing strategy in place. Hope Centre (20274) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–4 pm, $110. Apr 21

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CREATIVE SKILLS FOR TODAY’S WORKPLACE

Design, photography, content creation, and other creative skills are becoming more and more important in the modern workplace. Expand your creative toolkit with courses, workshops, or customized training from UFV’s Centre for Creative Development. Learn from industry leaders in a flexible format in the exceptional digital labs and art studios at the UFV Mission campus.

Learn more or register today at ufv.ca/ccd. Questions? Email DesignMission@ufv.ca or call 604-557-7616.


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CENTRE FOR CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT Build your creative skills with flexible digital media and creative practice courses and workshops. Learn from industry leaders in the well equipped digital labs and arts studios at the Centre for Creative Development on the UFV Mission campus. For more information, visit ufv.ca/ccd. Adobe InDesign Boot Camp Start with the basic concepts of typography, layout, and visual storytelling, and explore the exciting world of publishing. Create print and interactive PDFs. Your choice of projects includes a poster, flyer, magazine cover, or album cover. Abbotsford campus (40175) 5 sessions, Sat, 9 am–12 pm, $350. Starts Mar 12, no class May 19

Introduction to Adobe After Effects Put your ideas into motion! Learn the basics of this industry standard animation and visual effects software. Add life and movement to your logo, visualize lyrics to your favourite song, and come up with your own creative ideas to use After Effects in your workflow. Adobe Illustrator basics knowledge preferred. Abbotsford campus (40179) 5 sessions, Sat, 1–4 pm, $350. Starts May 12, no class May 19

WordPress Boot Camp Do you have a small business or a passion project and need a website, but are too intimidated to start on your own? This course will guide you through the main steps of setting up a website in WordPress. Learn the basics of choosing a domain name and a host. Get introduced to different WordPress themes and create a basic website that is responsive and mobile-friendly. Domain name and hosting fees are extra (approx. $100 to cover a full year of hosting). Personal credit card is necessary.

Manga Drawing Camp Learn or enhance your manga-styled illustration skills. Course content includes lessons in illustrating human anatomy in traditional manga, still life, perspective, and storyboard layout. The final project includes creating one or more comic book panels. For ages 15 and up. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20273) 5 sessions, Mon-Fri, 5–8 pm, $350. Starts Mar 19

Facebook for Business Workshop Whether you are just getting started with Facebook marketing or you want to take your Facebook marketing to the next level, this workshop is for you. During this two-day interactive workshop, we will help you to set up and optimize your Facebook Business page, create and schedule content that engages and increases sales, and learn to increase your reach through Facebook advertising. Mission Campus (20269) 2 sessions, Sat, 9 am–5 pm, $350. Starts Feb 17

Eye for Good Design Set yourself apart from the competition with this hands-on workshop taught by an industry professional with over 20 years of experience. Refine your design sensibilities and develop your eye for discerning ‘good’ design. Learn the essentials of effective graphic design and enhance your current skills by exploring negative and positive space relative to typography and page layout — and how they contribute to good design. Ideal for new designers and design enthusiasts. Basic InDesign skills are required. Mission Campus (20270) 5 sessions, Wed, 6–9pm, $350. Starts Jan 31

Centre for Creative Development students will have access to required course equipment and software while on campus.

Mission Campus (20266) 5 sessions, Tue, 6–9pm, $350. Starts Feb 27

Adobe Photoshop Boot Camp Digitally create with Adobe Photoshop in a workshop-style format. Learn how to collage, paint, photo edit and output formats for print and web. Students should bring examples of what they hope to create on the first day so instructor can tailor to expectations. Abbotsford campus (20267) 5 sessions, Sat, 9 am–12 pm, $350. Starts Apr 7

Adobe Illustrator Boot Camp Learn Adobe Illustrator and draw logos, work with typography, and create multilayered vector artwork. This class will also cover file formats and how to interact with other programs to create a wellproduced end product. On the first day, bring examples of what you hope to create so the instructor can tailor to your expectations. Abbotsford campus (20268) 5 sessions, Sat, 1–4 pm, $350. Starts Apr 7

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Update your staff’s computer skills Get in touch. We can plan customized group training at your site or at a UFV location in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, or Hope. Call 1-888-504-7441 local 6324 or email continuingeducation@ufv.ca.

COMPUTER SKILLS

CREATE, INVENT, AND LEARN at UFV Trades and Technology Centre’s Makerspace

Word Basics for the Office This course is a quick way to learn basic Microsoft Word skills. Learn to create, edit, and format themes, as well as style documents. You will also work with headers and footers, bullets, drop caps, graphics, and columns. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20110) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–4 pm, $160. Feb 17

Advanced Word for the Office Enhance your skills by working with advanced elements in Microsoft Word, including forms, table of contents, indexing, and tab stops. Find out how to create mail merges, track changes, navigate comments, and compare and combine documents. Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (20111) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–4 pm, $160. Mar 3

Excel Basics for the Office Master Excel basics: learn to create, edit, and format worksheets. Work with auto fill, flash fill, formulas, graphics, spark lines, and charts. This course is designed for people with no previous Excel experience. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20040) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–4 pm, $160. Mar 17

Advanced Excel for the Office Learn to use financial functions, pivot tables and charts, and custom format codes. Add data to multiple worksheets and consolidate data. Completing MS Excel Level I or Excel Basics before registering for this course is recommended. Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (20041) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–4 pm, $160. Apr 7

MS Office Fast Track Tour the whole Microsoft Office suite and get introduced to applications such as Access (database), Excel (spreadsheet), Word (word processing), PowerPoint (presentation), and Outlook (email). Get hands-on experience using these tools to create compelling documents and presentations. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20247) 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $430. Feb 19–Mar 12 Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (40048) 7 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $430. May 15–Jun 5

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Do you have an idea and want to create something unique? State-of-the-art maker equipment is coming soon for your use at the Trades & Technology Centre’s Makerspace. Bring your idea to life using: • Laser cutter • 3D printers • And more COMING SOON: visit ufv.ca/makerspace to sign up for updates.


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MS Excel Level I

Italian Cooking

See page 23 for details.

Dive into the flavourful world of Italian cuisine and learn how to make mouth-watering dishes. In this class you will prepare fresh pasta, two delicious sauces, focaccia, and tiramisu. Once your dishes are done, enjoy your meal paired with a glass of wine at Rivers Dining Room. Don’t want alcohol? We can substitute.

MS Excel Level II Prerequisite: Excel Level I Learn how to use intermediate MS Excel tools such as hyperlinks, PMT function, and additional formatting to create workbooks, including templates and multiple worksheets. This course will help you further develop your skills in chart creation. This course is not a graduation requirement for the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate.

Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20152) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm, $79. Feb 24

Easter Baking — NEW

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20262) 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $325. Mar 12–26

Spring into the Easter spirit with this hands-on class. Create delectable lemon meringue tarts, hot cross buns, and mini carrot cakes with cream cheese icing. Bring containers to take your baking home.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (40174) 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $325. Jul 10–24

Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20220) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm, $69. Mar 24

Keyboarding

Tapas & Drinks — NEW

This 24-hour, online course provides an introduction to letter keys, numbers, symbols, and the 10-key numeric keypad, using a computer keyboard. The software is designed to monitor your speed, accuracy, and confidence and covers tips for proper keyboard positioning. Purchase text at UFV bookstore prior to class.

Master the art of entertaining with a menu of appetizers and wine. In this class, you will create separate tapas, paired with different types of wine. Today’s menu: ceviche, flamenquin, stuffed tomatoes, patatas bravas, and apple walnut salad. Cook and enjoy your creations in Rivers Dining Room.

Online (20253) $125. Apr 9–Jul 1

KEYBOARDING ASSESSMENT Two keyboarding assessments will be available every month on a Tuesday or Thursday at Clearbrook Centre in Abbotsford and Canada Education Park in Chilliwack. Check ufv.ca/ce for the schedule.

Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20207) 1 session, Sat, 12–4 pm, $79. Apr 28

Mexican Fiesta — NEW Learn to make classic Mexican dishes full of flavour and excitement. In this class you will make pico de gallo, guacamole, chicken mole, and an enchilada dessert. Once done, enjoy your meal with a margarita in hand at Rivers Dining Room. Don’t want alcohol? We can substitute. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (40155) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm, $79. May 12

CULINARY ARTS

FOODSAFE — Level 1

Learn to create this classic, creamy, flavourful dish paired with rice pilaf and chai tea. With the guidance of Chef Raj Bining, you will leave class prepared to cook this classic Indian dish whenever you have a craving. Be sure to bring containers to take your food home to enjoy.

This course is perfect if you are a front-line food service worker such as a cook, server, busser, dishwasher, or deli worker who needs to learn about food handling, sanitation, and work safety. Thoroughly review food safety and worker safety information. Hear about the dangers of foodborne illnesses. Learn safety practices to receive, store, prepare, and serve food, as well as clean and sanitize. Exam is included in course fee.

Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20206) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm, $69. Jan 27

Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20114 C9A) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–5 pm, $85. Feb 17

Chicken Korma — NEW

Valentine’s Baking — NEW Want to practise making some sweet treats for your loved ones? Join this baking class to learn the art of molten chocolate cake, raspberry crème brûlée, dark chocolate mousse, and cream puffs with vanilla whipped cream. Bring containers so you can take your goodies home. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20219) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm, $69. Feb 3

Could your staff benefit from FoodSafe training? Get in touch. We can plan group training at your site or at a UFV location in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, or Hope. Call 1-888-504-7441 local 5602 or email parttimetrades@ufv.ca to learn more!

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Student sinks teeth into new challenge

Manveer Takhar returned to Canada with one goal in mind: giving herself the chance at a better future. She was coming home to Mission, the town she grew up in before family commitments took her to India for seven years. She was leaving Ludhiana — India’s largest city north of Delhi — to live with her aunt and start a new life. Immediately, Manveer enrolled at UFV. She felt a concise, industry-focused course would let her find quality employment relatively quickly, so she began working towards a Dental Office Receptionist certificate.

way yourself,” Manveer says.

“I love it, it’s good short training.”

Studying at UFV’s Clearbrook Centre in Abbotsford means a short commute and easy, open access. It’s a long way from her dad’s dairy farm back in India, but she feels she’s found the perfect fit.

The program takes place over 15 weeks, with students in class four days a week.

“I’m very happy and can’t wait to see where this experience takes me.”

There’s also an important practicum component for real-world experience, including 16 hours of clinical observation, plus a separate two-week administrative practicum.

UFV Dental Office Receptionist certificate instructor Brenda Molnar says the program’s hands-on training is what sets it apart.

“I felt this was a good route to take for a secure job,” says the 18-year-old.

During her intermediate and high school years, Manveer studied in the biology stream in India. She says she might continue within the dentistry field with an eye at becoming a dental assistant, or she could follow her dream of becoming a Canadian elementary school teacher. Either way, the one-time West Heights elementary school student feels she’s off to a solid start. “I like the way we’re taught; teachers are very attentive and show you what you need to know in many different ways,” she says. “I’m confident I can find work and be an asset straight out of the program.” The program provides office administration skills with specialized dental knowledge, allowing students to become skilled dental office receptionists who are in demand in dental offices, dental supply companies, insurance companies, and dental labs. Students like Manveer learn from instructors with current industry knowledge to master dental terminology, office procedures, appointment bookings, billing software, and insurance claims. The hands-on practicum prepares students to support any dental team with strong communication and administrative skills. “It’s giving me exactly what I need, you can be independent and earn your own

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“Dental practices in the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver area seek to hire our grads to manage the day-to-day needs of their front desk,” she says. “Employment opportunities are available in large or small general dental, specialty dental, and denture practices. Our grads are always well received.” Clinical classes teach students the terminology of oral anatomy, dental hygiene, tooth names and numbers, dental treatment procedures, basic radiography knowledge, and infection control. The administrative classes include information about communication, critical thinking skills, conflict resolution, personality differences, and office systems. Computer classes include hands-on experiences using dental software to manage patient files, submit pre-authorizations to insurance companies, estimate dental treatment options, and schedule appointments. The UFV Dental Office Receptionist program is taught by instructors with indepth experience in the dental community including certified dental assisting, treatment coordinating, dental office management, and dental consulting. The program instructor annually reviews the needs and expectations of employers to ensure the course content is updated and relevant. For more on UFV’s dental office receptionist certificate program, visit ufv.ca/DOR.


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DENTAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST These courses are only offered as part of the Dental Office Receptionist certificate program (not as stand-alone courses). See page 12 for more information about this program or visit ufv.ca/dor.

FIRST AID

Red Cross Courses Red Cross CPR Level C

Red Cross Emergency First Aid This course provides simple First Aid and CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment for people who want to know how to respond to emergencies in the home or workplace. Learn about adult cardiovascular emergencies, CPR, choking, airway and breathing emergencies, sudden medical conditions, prevention of disease transmission, and injuries to head and spine. The course is based on the current First Aid, CPR, and AED guidelines and meets OHS regulations for basic First Aid. Three-year expiry. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20071) 1 session, Sat, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, $110. Jan 27

Worksafe B.C Occupational First Aid Course

This course is for professional rescuers, such as police officers, firefighters, first responders, workplace First Aid teams, and lifeguards. It is based on the current First Aid and CPR guidelines. It covers one- and two-person rescue and adult, child, and infant CPR. It also provides an introduction to AED. Three-year expiry.

Occupational First Aid — Level I

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20001) 1 session, Sat, 9am–2:30 pm, $75. Mar 3 (20237) 1 session, Sat, 9am–2:30 pm, $75. Apr 7

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20018) 1 session, Fri, 8 am–4:30 pm, $110. Feb 2 (20019) 1 session, Sat, 8 am–4:30 pm, $110. Mar 24 (20186) 1 session, Fri, 8 am–4:30 pm, $110. Apr 20 (40001) 1 session, Sat, 8 am–4:30 pm, $110. Jun 2

Red Cross CPR Level HCP

This one-day program is designed to provide life-saving First Aid skills to workers in industry settings, including basic First Aid, blocked airways, and one-person CPR. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Three-year expiry.

This course is for healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, paramedics, and allied healthcare providers, such as occupational therapists and physiotherapists. It is based on the current First Aid and CPR guidelines. It covers one and two-person rescue, the use of a bag-valve mask, rescue breathing, and adult, child, and infant CPR. It also provides an introduction to AED. Three-year expiry.

Occupational First Aid — Level II

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (40058) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–3:30 pm, $80. May 26

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20002) 5 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4:30 pm, $550. Feb 19–23 (40049) 5 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8 am–4:30 pm, $550. May 7–11

Child Care Emergency First Aid This course is for parents with children up to eight years old and is based on the current First Aid and CPR B guidelines. It stresses emergency First Aid procedures, recognition of home hazards, allergies, bleeding management, and child/infant CPR, including airway emergencies, breathing and circulation emergencies, First Aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest, head and spine injuries, wound care, and poisons. Recognized by the BC Provincial Childcare Facilities Licensing Board. Three-year expiry. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20238) 2 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6–10 pm, $110. Apr 9–11 (20240) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–10 pm, $110. Feb 6–8

Red Cross Standard First Aid This course provides comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques for those who need training to meet work requirements or wish to know how to respond to emergencies in the home. It covers cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, CPR C, prevention of disease transmission, soft tissue injuries, poisons, and injuries to the head and spine. It is based on the current First Aid, CPR, and AED guidelines and meets a variety of provincial and territorial regulations for standard First Aid and CPR. Three-year expiry.

This 40-hour course covers all intermediate medical techniques needed to qualify as a First Aid attendant in the workplace. Attendants must be 19 years and older. Three-year expiry. Practical exam takes place the week following the last class.

Occupational First Aid — Level III This 75-hour course covers all advanced medical techniques needed to qualify as a First Aid attendant in the workplace, including transport of the injured. Attendants must be 19 years and older. Three-year expiry. Practical exam takes place the week following the last class. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20235) 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8am–4:30pm, $875. Mar 5–16

Need First Aid training for a group? Get in touch. We can plan group training for your team. Call 1-888-504-7441 local 6324 or email continuingeducation@ufv.ca to learn more!

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20072) 4 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6–10 pm, $175. March 19–28 (40026) 4 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–10 pm, $175. May 15–24

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FLORAL DESIGN After completing Floral Design Basics 1, you may take any of the Floral Design courses — or complete all six to receive a Floral Design certificate (see page 10) or visit ufv.ca/floral. Floral Design — Special Occasions Learn the skills needed to decorate with a variety of materials other than flowers, and to incorporate floral and non-floral products in to an arrangement. Topics include historical background of special holidays, product information, hospital guidelines for flowers, plant identification, and designs. Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee. Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore: AIFD Guide to Floral Design and Principles of Floral Design Abbotsford — Aerospace Training Centre (20011) 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–10 pm, $675. Jan 8–Feb 7

Floral Design — Sympathy and Church Learn to create funeral arrangements and other church decorations. Topics include plant identification and designs such as casket sprays, funeral bouquets, wreaths, baskets, and church bouquets. Also get guidelines to make sales and process invoices. Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee. Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore: AIFD Guide to Floral Design and Principles of Floral Design Abbotsford — Aerospace Training Centre (20012) 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–10 pm, $675. Feb 19–Mar 26, no class Mar 19

Floral Design — Weddings Learn fundamental skills to produce wedding bouquets and arrangements. Topics include marketing, including sales and advertising, as well as plant identification and designs for all around, contemporary, and hand-tied bouquets, hair flowers, corsages, and church arrangements. Flowers and floral supplies are included in the course fee. Purchase the following required textbooks from the UFV Bookstore: AIFD Guide to Floral Design and Principles of Floral Design Abbotsford — Aerospace Training Centre (20246) 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–10 pm, $675. Apr 9–May 9

HEALTH EDUCATION Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Are you struggling with managing stress, or dealing with chronic pain or health challenges, or just wanting to address a nagging sense of dissatisfaction? If so, this course may be for you. Practise a series of mindfulness–based exercises and strategies under expert supervision to learn to manage stress and enhance well-being. This MBSR course is designed by the School of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts and is extensively researched and field tested. The course is facilitated by a qualified MBSR instructor and professor at UFV, Dr. Seonaigh MacPherson, who will be mentored by a physician and professor of medicine from the University of Toronto, Dr. Pat Rockman, an MBSR/MBCT specialist. The first class

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is free of charge and involves an orientation and short interview. Participation in all classes is mandatory, as are the sequence of home practices and exercises. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20100) 9 sessions, Orientation Tue, Mar 27, 6:30–7:30 pm, Tue, 6:30–9 pm, & one Sat, May 19, 8:30 am–12:30 pm, $320. April 10–May 29

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Apply the following classes towards a Human Resource Management certificate (see page 6) or take them as standalone classes. Employee Rewards Develop a basic understanding of the key components of a total compensation strategy that combines direct financial rewards, such as base salary and bonuses, with indirect financial rewards such as benefits, retirement savings plans, and recognition programs. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20231) 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $275. Jan 9–23

Intro to Labour Relations Examine the basics of current labour relations legislation in B.C. Learn how to interpret this legislation and assess its impact on workplace practices. Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (20087) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–3 pm, $105. Mar 10

B.C. Employment Law Get an introduction to the basics of key employment law in B.C., including the Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Examine how to interpret this legislation, the impact of employment legislation on workplace practices, and how to handle key employment issues arising as a result. Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (20066) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–3 pm, $105. Feb 17

Increasing Employee Engagement Learn about human resources best practices for organizational effectiveness and employee engagement. Discover relevant content and tools to help you enhance employee engagement within your organization, departments, and work teams. Examine techniques to lower turnover, increase employee satisfaction, and enhance productivity. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20057) 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $275. Feb 5–21, no class Feb 12

Managing Employee Performance Learn the key elements necessary to design and implement an effective performance management process within your organization. Evaluate your current performance review process, and identify required changes to increase the effectiveness of your employee performance measurement and feedback. Find out how to handle performance issues, and review the elements needed to conduct constructive annual performance reviews. Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (20067) 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $275. Apr 16–30


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Handling HR issues Examine and discuss common situations and issues faced by human resources practitioners. Learn skills you can put to work right away in your workplace. Using real-life case studies at the organizational, departmental, and individual level, learn to analyze a situation, discuss its implications, and receive guidance on reaching a resolution. Bring your own HR questions to the session for guidance and coaching. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (40043) 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $275. Jun 20–Jul 9, no Class July 2

Understanding Leadership Explore the topic of leadership: develop an understanding of the difference between leading and managing, and examine current theories of key leadership practices. Identify your own personal leadership style and evaluate its potential impact on the performance of your duties in the workplace. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (40059) 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $275. May 15–29

PRACTICUM HOSTING

HELP A GRAD GET JOB-READY Become a practicum host to try out new talent and build your résumé bank. Call 1-888-504-7441 local 6324 or email continuingeducation@ufv.ca for more info.

Measuring HR’s Impact Measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the human resources (HR) function is one of the best ways to increase HR’s relevance to your company and prove the business impact of proposed HR initiatives or programs. Get introduced to a common set of HR metrics, including formulas and descriptions. Identify the metrics that fit your organization best. Learn the benefits of comparing your company’s metrics to external benchmarking data. Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (40044) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–3 pm, $105. May 5

Hiring for Performance Examine the components of a systematic and structured recruitment process that you can immediately apply within your organization in order to attract, identify, interview, and select the right candidates for the right positions. Learn and practise planning, behavioural interviewing, and final selection techniques that will enhance your judgment of a candidate’s potential success and enhance your skills in choosing the best employee for the job at hand. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20065) 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $275. Mar 1–15

As one of the largest dental practices in Western Canada, we are actively looking for new talent to add to our team and UFV has consistently produced students who are able to compete in the dental field. The opportunity to share the exciting field of dentistry with students never gets old. We have hired practicum students in the past from UFV and we will always be open to hosting future students. AMANDA WOODLAND — CLAYBURN DENTAL

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JEWELRY MAKING

Big, Bold, Beautiful Pendant — NEW

JEWELRY SILVERSMITHING WITH BARRIE EDWARDS Jewelry Silversmithing — Beginner This class is for beginners who wish to make jewelry for themselves or as gifts. Create two or three pieces of sterling silver jewelry using the basic techniques of sawing, filing, soldering, and stone setting. A basic tool kit is required, available at first class for approximately $100 (cash only). Sterling silver and gemstones are also available for purchase. Estimated cost of the first project is $25. If you already have a gemstone, bring it to class to have its suitability assessed. No previous experience is necessary. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20042) 8 sessions, Tue, 5:30–8:30 pm, $395. Feb 6–Mar 27

Learn to mix a partial bezel with organic prongs, and create a stunning statement pendant. Perhaps, you have that one big cabochon sitting on your bench, waiting for inspiration to create something different, unusual, and unique. But don’t worry if you don’t have your own stone: a selection of gemstones will be available for purchase during class. Some metal working/soldering experience is required for this class. If you are unsure whether you qualify, please contact the instructor. You are encouraged to bring your own metal working tools if you have them. However the instructor will have tools for sharing available during class. Supply fee of $50 payable in class (does not include gemstone/cabochon). Stones available for purchase will vary in price. Cash only please. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20224) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–4 pm, $124. Apr 28

Sand Cast Ring — NEW

Jewelry Silversmithing — Advanced

Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20218) 8 sessions, Tue, 5:30–8:30 pm, $395. Apr 10–May 29

Learn to carve a basic wax ring model, then turn it into a finished ring by casting molten silver into sand. Once cast, file, sand, and polish your ring to perfection. Fast, simple, and perfect for beginners, and those with experience too. You are encouraged to bring your own metal working tools if you have them. However, the instructor will have tools for sharing available during class. Supply fee of $50 payable in class. Cash only please.

Stacking Rings

Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (40158) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–4 pm, $124. May 12

Build on what you learned in the beginner’s jewelry silversmithing class and move on to advanced techniques, such as hinges, clasps, simple claw settings, surface treatments, advanced chain making, and more. An understanding of basic fabrication techniques is required.

Learn to create simple wire rings that stack to create a stunning effect. One of the rings holds a beautiful bezel-set gemstone. No experience is necessary, but the class is also suitable for students with jewelry making experience. $70 supply fee payable in class (cash only). Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20221) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm, $79. Feb 3

Rip, Tear, Rivet, Stitch — NEW Cut, chop, smash, and twist flat sheets of metal into rustic leaves or hearts. Using cold connection techniques, put these distressed pieces back together and turn them into beautiful pendants. This class is suitable for all levels of experience. You are encouraged to bring your own metal working tools if you have them. However, the instructor will have tools for sharing available during class. Supply fee of $35 (copper) or $50 (sterling silver), payable in class. Cash only please. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20222) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm, $79. Mar 3

Bangle Bonanza Learn to create a stack of bangle bracelets from several different metals including brass, copper, and sterling silver. Hammer, twist, file, and solder — you’ll want an armful of these simple beauties! This class is suitable both for beginners and students with jewelry-making experience. Supply fee of $50 payable in class. Cash only please. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (40159) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm, $79. Jun 9

Jewelry Bootcamp 1 Spend a full five days learning to make jewelry with renowned instructor Barrie Edwards. Start by making a basic ring and progress through different projects, expanding and perfecting your skills as you go. Choose projects that interest you and work at your own pace to complete at least three or four pieces in silver and copper. Supply fees vary depending on projects. Budget for a minimum cost of $150. Tools are supplied with an option to purchase a discounted basic kit at week’s end. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (40028) 5 sessions, Mon-Fri, 10 am–5 pm, $695. Jul 16–20

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Rip, Tear, Rivet, Stitch

Big, Bold, Beautiful Pendant

Sand Cast Ring


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Jewelry Bootcamp 2 Prerequisite: Jewelry-making and basic soldering experience. Build on what you have learned in Bootcamp 1 or other classes and master more complicated and varied techniques such as reticulation, a variety of settings, hinges, filigree, hollow-forms, and more, based on requests from class members. Work at your own pace on multiple projects to maximize class time. Supply fees vary depending on projects, but budget for a minimum cost of $150. You may replace silver with copper on some projects to cut cost down. Bring your own basic tools. Some tools are available to share during class. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (40053) 5 sessions, Mon-Fri, 10 am–5 pm, $695. Jul 23–27

JEWELRY DESIGN WITH CARLA SWOPE Wire Jewelry Techniques & Principles This course is the absolute essential guide for the jewelry lover. It covers everything from building wire pendants in a variety of styles to hammering out your own hooks and clasps. You will also receive training to draw your own designs and business guidance to sell your jewelry. This course has plenty to offer, whether you are a beginner, a jewelry designer running a small business, or a seasoned hobbyist. You will make one bracelet, one pendant, and three styles of earrings with a variety of other finished findings. Tools are available to share. However, bring your own needle nose pliers, chain nose pliers, wire cutters, jeweler’s saw, hammer, and anvil, if available. Bring extra lighting and eye glasses if required. Homework will be required. An $85 supply fee is payable in class. Includes private YouTube tutorials links. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20214) 6 sessions, Wed, 6–9 pm, $275. Jan 24–Feb 28

Stringing & Blending — NEW Learn how to use knotting techniques and blending colours and shapes to achieve a natural look. Find out how to handle fine work to produce a professional quality piece. A $20–35 kit fee (depending on the supplies you choose) is payable in class. Cash only please. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20216) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm, $59. Feb 24 (20217) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm, $59. Apr 21

Wire-Wrapped Stone Bracelet This course is an introduction to professional solderless wire work and open to all skill levels. Learn how to bend and manipulate square and half round copper wire to secure any shaped stones without glue

Earring Fundamentals

Wire Wrapping

or soldering. Choose from a variety of semi-precious stones for your project. Tools are available to share. However, bring your own chain nose pliers, wire cutters, and optional nylon jaw pliers, bail making pliers, watch tools, and tape measure, if available. Bring extra lighting and eyeglasses, if required. A $35 supply fee is payable in class (cash only). Includes private YouTube tutorial link. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20208) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm, $59. Feb 17

Wire Wrapping — NEW Set a stone, add some dangles, put it on a chain and discover many techniques to create something unique and totally solder-free! A $20–35 kit fee (depending on the supplies you choose) is payable in class (cash only please). Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20215) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm, $59. Mar 3 (40157)1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm, $59. May 5

Wire Pendant on Beaded Chain This class is perfect for beginners who wish to master the skill of wire linking and wrapping, which is a fundamental technique for a variety of wire work designs. Create a gorgeous beaded chain necklace with a wire-wrapped stone pendant. The necklace may also be wrapped around the wrist and worn as a multi-strand bracelet. Tools are available to share. However, bring your own needle nose pliers, chain nose pliers, and wire cutters, if available. Bring extra lighting and eye glasses if required. A $35 supply fee is payable in class. Includes private YouTube tutorials. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20134) 2 sessions, Mon, 6–8:30 pm, $74. Mar 5–12

Earring Fundamentals Learn about beading tools, colour-shape combinations, and techniques for excellent quality earring design. Master the art of proper head pin bending and using jump rings. The course is suitable for beginners, but provides great tips for experienced jewelry designers as well. Bring needle nose pliers, chain nose pliers, and wire cutters. Tools are available to share. However, bring your own if available, as well as extra lighting and eye glasses, if required. A $20 supply fee is payable in class (cash only). Includes private YouTube tutorial link. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20050) 1 session, Thu, 6–9 pm, $46. Mar 8 (40153) 1 session, Mon, 6–9 pm, $46. May 28

Wire Pendant on Beaded Chain

Wire Wrapped Stone Bracelet

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KINESIOLOGY Get More from Your Core The core is where movement emanates. A core that functions improperly not only leads to movement breakdown, but can also result in injury or pain. Explore how to assess and train the core for optimal functioning. Designed for beginning to intermediate trainers and kinesiologists, this workshop examines the full spectrum of core conditioning, from non-specific post-rehab low back pain to occupational applications. Come ready to learn, move, and have some fun. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20271) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–5 pm, $150. Mar 10

The “Knee’d” for Proper Hip Conditioning Because the hipbone is connected to the knee bone, a dysfunctional hip often leads to movement breakdown at the knee. Learn how to assess and train the hip and knee for optimal functioning. Designed for beginning to intermediate trainers and kinesiologists, this workshop examines the full spectrum of hip and knee conditioning, from common post-rehab lower body issues to occupational and sport applications. Come ready to learn, move, and have some fun.

American Sign Language Prep III Start with a review of Prep I and II, including norms for getting attention, understanding the role of name signs, negotiating a signing environment, asking for repetition, meeting others, and gaining basic information about the daily lives of deaf people. Build on what you learned in Prep II, and learn to make simple requests and give directions. Find out how to identify other people. Practise your numbers and develop a basic understanding of various types of verbs. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20239) 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6–9 pm, $360. Apr 16–May 16

Spanish I This beginner course is an excellent introduction to Spanish, the most widely spoken romance language in the world and one of United Nations’ five official languages. Learn basic conversational Spanish and develop your vocabulary, in addition to gaining insight into Spanish culture. Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (20088) 8 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–8:30 pm, $250. Feb 13–Mar 8

Spanish II

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre ((20272) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–5 pm, $150. Apr 21

Build on what you have learned in Spanish I, and develop your spoken Spanish. In addition, study Spanish grammar at an intermediate level.

Resistance Training for Life

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (20236) 8 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6–8:30 pm, $250. Mar 13–Apr 5

As a personal trainer, how do you decide what resistance exercises to prescribe to your clients? Explore resistance training in the context of improving movement literacy and human performance. Learn where a particular exercise resides on a functional continuum and periodization phase, in order to know its purpose and outcome. Have fun trying them out too. Come and learn some new exercises or refine the technique on your existing ones. Be ready to move with purpose and use dumbbells, tubular bands, and medicine balls. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (40176) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–5 pm, $150. Jun 16

LANGUAGES American Sign Language Prep I This beginner conversational class is conducted completely in American Sign Language. This practical approach enhances your learning and is the most effective way for non-deaf people to learn to sign. The class also provides an introduction to deaf culture. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20003) 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6–9 pm, $360. Jan 22–Feb 26, no class Feb 12

LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT These courses are only offered as part of the Legal Administrative Assistant certificate program (not as standalone courses). See page 15 for more information about this program or visit ufv.ca/laa.

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN POST-DIPLOMA These courses are only offered as part of the Library Technician post-diploma certificate program (not as stand-alone courses). See page 18 for more information about this program or visit ufv.ca/libtechPDC.

MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR SUPERVISORS Apply the following classes towards a Management Skills for Supervisors certificate (see page 7) or take them as standalone classes.

American Sign Language Prep II Build on what you learned in American Sign Language I. Learn about telling or asking about families, practise language and grammar functions, give directions using special references, and master ordinal numbers. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20085) 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6–9 pm, $360. Mar 5–Apr 9, no class Apr 2

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Management and Communication Learn how to save time with concise conversations and clear requests. Enhance your leadership skills with effective communication and listening. Empower others to make necessary and productive changes, and create an atmosphere for engagement and productivity. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20233) 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $275. Jan 15–29


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Presentation Skills

Management and Administration Skills

Learn how to prepare and deliver effective presentations that you can use for business, sales, training, or public speaking. Discover how to document, plan, and structure your presentation to influence your listeners and achieve your goals.

Learn to select, hire, and orient staff effectively. Conduct purposeful and meaningful interviews, make reference checks and job offers, define responsibilities and goals, and use workplace retention strategies to keep your best employees.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (20074) 1 session, Sat, 9am–2:30 pm, $105. Feb 24

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (40050) 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $275. Jun 5–19

Delegating, Motivating, and Giving Feedback

Time and Stress Management

Examine the concepts of motivation and delegation and identify the connections between the two. Develop an action plan to deal with them effectively. In addition, explore the nature of feedback and develop a practical approach to provide actionable feedback to motivate others.

The ability to manage time and stress is absolutely critical to the success of any manager or leader. Learn techniques for effective time and stress management. Find out how to identify stressors, set priorities, handle interruptions and crises, and improve work methods and productivity.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (20023) 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $275. Feb 6–20

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (40162) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–2:30 pm, $105. Jun 2

Writing in the Workplace Learn the craft of skillful writing. Increase the effectiveness of your written communications to achieve both personal and corporate success. Learn about the writing process, content-generating strategies, audience analysis, structure, persuasive strategies, format, style, and revision. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20068) 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $275. Mar 5–19

Leadership Skills Inventory Gain an understanding of who you are and how it affects your leadership style. Topics of self-discovery will include personality inventories, self-esteem, beliefs, values, goals, and stress management. When you discover what type of leader you are and which position best suits you, you can learn to lead authentically. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20069) 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $275. Apr 3–17

Management & Conflict Resolution Get introduced to the key principles of conflict handling and develop an understanding of the meaning and causes of conflict. Learn how to manage relationships with customers and colleagues. Gain insight into people’s individual conflict resolution styles, internal and external customer conflict, the cost of conflict, resolving conflict, communicating effectively during conflict, and preventing conflict through communication. Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (40045) 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $275. May 2–16

Develop your management team Get in touch. We can plan group training at your site or at a UFV location in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, or Hope. Call 1-888-504-7441 local 6324 or email continuingeducation@ufv.ca to learn more.

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT These courses are only offered as part of the Medical Office Assistant certificate program (not as stand-alone courses). See page 13 for more information about this program or visit ufv.ca/moa.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS Looking for additional learning opportunities? UFV’s community partners offer a selection of courses and activities for lifelong learners Lifetime Learning Centre Centre for community, education, and wellness programs in Mission.

www.lifetimelearningcentre.org 604-820-0220

ElderCollege Chilliwack Providing adults over the age of 50 with access to educational and learning opportunities for the purpose of enriching life and expanding knowledge.

www.ufv.ca/eldercollege 604-702-2611

Abbotsford Learning Plus Society Recreational and cultural activities during the daytime, for seniors and retirees in the Abbotsford area.

www.learningplus.ca 778-808-7377

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MOTORCYCLE TRAINING

Theory (40024) 2 sessions, Tue, Wed, 5:15–9:15 pm, $795. Jul 24–25 Parking lot/Road Ride (40025) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Mon, Wed, 4:30–9:30. Jul 28–Aug 1 Theory (40160) 2 sessions, Tue, Wed, 5:15–9:15 pm, $795. Aug 7–8 Parking lot/Road Ride (40161) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Mon, Wed, 4:30–9:30. Aug 11–5 Theory (40034) 2 sessions, Tue, Wed, 5:15–9:15 pm, $795. Aug 21–22 Parking lot/Road Ride (40035) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Mon, Wed, 4:30–9:30. Aug 25–29 Abbotsford campus Theory (20229) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. Feb 27–Mar 1 Parking lot/Road Ride (20230) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm. Mar 3–11

Prerequisite: Class 6 learner’s licence. Prepare for the final Class 6 road test. Learn to operate a motorcycle in a safe and structured environment under the direction of certified motorcycle instructors with backgrounds in adult education and professional driving. Offered in partnership with V-Twin Motorcycle School, the training emphasizes five global skills: communication, observation, steering and balance, space margins, and speed control. Motorcycles and helmets are supplied. Each course consists of two classroom sessions followed by four riding sessions (parking lot and road ride). Choose the riding session immediately following the classroom theory dates at the time of registration. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park Theory (20123 C9A) 2 sessions, Tue, Wed, 5:15–9:15 pm, $795. Mar 6–7 Parking lot/Road Ride (20124) 5 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Mon, Wed, Thu, 4:30–7:30 pm. Mar 10–15 Theory(20125) 2 sessions, Tue, Wed, 5:15–9:15 pm, $795. Mar 20–21 Parking lot/Road Ride (20126) 5 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Mon, Wed, Thu, 4:30–7:30 pm. Mar 24–29 Theory (20127) 2 sessions, Tue, Wed, 5:15–9:15 pm, $795. Apr 3–4 Parking lot/Road Ride (20128) 5 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Mon, Wed, Thu, 4:30–7:30 pm. Apr 7–12 Theory (20226) 2 sessions, Tue, Wed, 5:15–9:15 pm, $795. Apr 17–18 Parking lot/Road Ride (20227) 5 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Mon, Wed, Thu, 4:30–7:30 pm. Apr 21–26 Theory (40018) 2 sessions, Tue, Wed, 5:15–9:15 pm, $795. May 1–2 Parking lot/Road Ride (40009) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Mon, Wed, 4:30–9:30 pm. May 5–9 Theory (40019) 2 sessions, Tue, Wed, 5:15–9:15 pm, $795. May 15–16 Parking lot/Road Ride (40020) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Mon, Wed, 4:30–9:30 pm. May 19–23 Theory (40021) 2 sessions, Tue, Wed, 5:15–9:15 pm, $795. May 29–30 Parking lot/Road Ride (40010) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Mon, Wed, 4:30–9:30 pm. Jun 2–6 Theory (40075) 2 sessions, Tue, Wed, 5:15–9:15 pm, $795. Jun 12–13 Parking lot/Road Ride (40076) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Mon, Wed, 4:30–9:30 pm. Jun 16–20 Theory (40077) 2 sessions, Tue, Wed, 5:15–9:15 pm, $795. Jun 26–Jun 27 Parking lot/Road Ride (40078) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Mon, Wed, 4:30–9:30 pm. Jun 30–Jul 4 Theory (40022) 2 sessions, Tue, Wed, 5:15–9:15 pm, $795. Jul 10–Jul 11 Parking lot/Road Ride (40023) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Mon, Wed, 4:30–9:30 pm. Jul 14–Jul 18

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Theory (20129) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. Mar 13–15 Parking lot/Road Ride (20130) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm. Mar 17–25 Theory (20008) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. Mar 27–29 Parking lot/Road Ride (20016) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm. Mar 31–Apr 8 Theory (20131) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. Apr 10–12 Parking lot/Road Ride (20132) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm. Apr 14–22 Theory (20009) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. Apr 24–26 Parking lot/Road Ride (20010) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm. Apr 28–May 6 Theory (40004) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. May 8–10 Parking lot/Road Ride (40014) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Tue, Wed, 4:30–9 pm. May 12–16 Theory (40005) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. May 22–24 Parking lot/Road Ride (40079) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Tue, Wed, 4:30–9 pm. May 26–30 Theory (40007) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. Jun 5–7 Parking lot/Road Ride (40003) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Tue, Wed, 4:30–9 pm. Jun 9–13 Theory (40006) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. Jun 5–7 Parking lot/Road Ride (40015) 4 sessions, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 9 am–2:30 pm. Jun 11–15 Theory (40080) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. Jun 19–21 Parking lot/Road Ride (40081) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Tue, Wed, 4:30–9 pm. Jun 23–27 Theory (40082) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. Jul 3–5 Parking lot/Road Ride (40083) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Tue, Wed, 4:30–9 pm. Jul 7–11 Theory (40016) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. Jul 3–5 Parking lot/Road Ride (40052) 4 sessions, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 9 am–2:30 pm. Jul 9–13 Theory (40017) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. Jul 17–19 Parking lot/Road Ride (40084) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Tue, Wed, 4:30–9 pm. Jul 21–26 Theory (40027) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. Jul 31–Aug 2 Parking lot/Road Ride (40085) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Tue, Wed, 4:30–9 pm. Aug 4–8 Theory (40033) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. Aug 14–16 Parking lot/Road Ride (40089) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm, Tue, Wed, 4:30–9 pm. Aug 18–22 Theory (40165) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5–9:30 pm, $795. Aug 28–30 Parking lot/Road Ride (40166) 4 sessions, Sat, Sun, 8 am–1:30 pm. Sep 1–9


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Spreadsheets: Excel In this hands-on course, learn about spreadsheet concepts using Microsoft® Excel software. The emphasis is on creating and using spreadsheets for business applications. Online (20249) $275. Apr 9–29

Records Management Practicum Prerequisite: Completion of all Records Management courses

NURSING UNIT CLERK These courses are only offered as part of the Nursing Unit Clerk certificate program (not as stand-alone courses). See page 14 for more information about this program or visit ufv.ca/nuc.

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA These courses are only offered as part of the Paralegal certificate and diploma programs (not as stand-alone courses). Both the certificate and diploma are recognized by the British Columbia Paralegal Association (BCPA) for membership.See pages 17 for more information about this program or visit ufv.ca/paralegal.

RECORDS MANAGEMENT Apply the following classes toward a Records Management certificate (see page 9) or contact continuingeducation@ufv.ca to receive permission to take courses individually. Digital Age Literacy Focus on the technical skills needed to work in this digital age. Topics include electronic communications using Microsoft® Outlook, the organization and transfer of data, and record security.

Complete an 80-hour supervised field-based placement to refine, integrate, and apply the knowledge you have acquired in the Records Management certificate program. Off–campus location (40051) 10 sessions, Mon–Fri, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, $1200. May 7–18

RETAIL Banking — Sales and Service Designed for those with no previous bank training, this course teaches you the basic skills needed to become a bank teller, including banking terms, products and services, operating cash and balancing, and customer relations. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20007) 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $435. Feb 20–Mar 22 Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (40172) 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $435. May 7–Jun 11, no class May 21

Cashier Training Get hands-on training on up-to-date, user-friendly, alphanumeric electronic cash registers. Gain experience operating a hand-held single-line laser scanner. In addition, learn about tax and customer service. Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park (20255) 4 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $170. Feb 19–28 Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (40151) 4 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $170. May 8–17

Online (20248) $275. Jan 15–Feb 4

Word–Processing: Word In this hands-on course, learn how to design and organize documents using Microsoft® Word software. The course puts a special emphasis on attention to detail and practical application in preparing business documents and forms. Online (20078) $275. Feb 5–25

Records Management Systems This course provides an introduction to records management systems. Topics will follow the life cycle of a record and provide you the guidelines needed to create a records management system from inventory to destruction. Online (20077) $550. Mar 5–Apr 8

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TRADES — BUILDING SERVICE WORKER Prerequisite: Good reading, writing, and verbal English skills. Get 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 class is suitable for those seeking to enter the custodial/cleaning industry and working custodians wishing to improve their skills. Purchase the following textbooks for the first day of class from the UFV Bookstore: Building Service Worker Handbook Abbotsford — Aerospace Training Centre (20017) 14 sessions, Tue, Thu, 7–10 pm and Sat, 9 am–4:30 pm, $674. Feb 15–Mar 17 (20203) 14 sessions, Tue, Thu, 7–10 pm and Sat 9 am–4:30 pm, $674. Apr 26–May 26

TRADES — COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING
 Basic AutoCAD Prerequisite: An entry-level Windows computer course or equivalent experience and keyboarding proficiency. This course covers basic AutoCAD drafting principles. Learn to navigate the AutoCAD desktop, draw objects, insert and edit text, and build accurate visual representations with AutoCAD’s drafting tools. Understand the use of CAD in the industry, technical presentation methods, and file management. Upon completion, you can build basic AutoCAD files with precision and confidence. Purchase the following textbooks for the first day of class from the UFV Bookstore: Discovering AutoCAD 2017 Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20039) 10 sessions, Tue, Wed, 6–9 pm, $449. Feb 20–Mar 21

Basic AutoCAD Part 2 Prerequisite: Basic AutoCAD This class covers intermediate AutoCAD drafting principles and builds on the foundation laid in Basic AutoCAD. Learn industry methods to manage AutoCAD drawings and drawing setups, layers and line types, view port and layout management, dimensioning tools, and blocks and attributes. Build symbol libraries and print singulars and sets. Upon completion, you can use AutoCAD’s advanced editing tools to create and print drawings with accuracy and assurance. Purchase the following textbooks for the first day of class from the UFV Bookstore: Discovering AutoCAD 2017 Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20038) 10 sessions, Tue, Wed, 6–9 pm, $449. Mar 27–Apr 25

TRADES — CARPENTRY/JOINERY Woodworking Unplugged — NEW Join this introductory class to learn basic woodworking skills. Choose one of three projects: twisted side table, lidded box, or step stool. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20213) 3 sessions, Sat, 9 am–2:30 pm, $342. Feb 17–Mar 3

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TRADES — ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY Electrical Code Thoroughly review the main sections of the 2015 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 Electrical Safety Authority. Purchase the following books for the first day of class: 2015 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) Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park and online — NEW (20228) 10 weeks. In class dates: Feb 5, Feb 26, Mar 19, April 9, 6–10 pm. Online hours: 6 hours per week at your convenience. $595. Feb 5–Apr 9 Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20021) 20 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $595. Apr 10–Jun 14

Power Line Technician Orientation Applicants interested in the Power Line Technician program must attend an orientation to assess physical, technical, and mechanical aptitude. No prior line experience is necessary. Women are strongly encouraged to consider a career as a power line technician. Please note that only a limited number of seats are available. Not all eligible candidates will be admitted. Register early. Abbotsford campus

(20060) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–12 pm (orientation), 12–2 pm (interviews for out–of–town applicants), free. Jan 20


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Power Line Technician

Designated Inspection Facility Operator

Prerequisite: Power Line Technician Orientation

This course prepares designated inspection facility owner/operators for the Designated Inspection Facility (DIF) Operator examination, which is written in class. Gain awareness 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.

Power line technicians construct, maintain, and repair the overhead and underground electrical power transmission and distribution systems that make up the electrical power grid. This 12-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 more info. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20075) 12 weeks, Mon–Thu, 7 am–4:30 pm, Fri, 7:30 am–12:30 pm, $12,000. Mar 12–Jun 1

Programmable Logic Controllers — Level 1 Prerequisite: Electrical Level 2 or higher, or Electrical Engineer Learn how you can save time and money by automating your control work. Discover the ease of wiring and programming on the Schneider Zelio family of smart–relays, a basic type of PLC. The course covers topics from physical wiring to programming and testing, and highlights the simplicity and power of these controllers. You learn to write programs in two different styles: Function Block and Ladder Logic. Your 30 hours of hands-on training takes place in UFV’s full automation lab, where you can program and wire your class projects. You must 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. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20084) 6 sessions, Fri, 5:30–8:30 pm, Sat, 8 am–5 pm, $789. Feb 23–Mar 10

TRADES — MECHANICAL INDUSTRY Commercial Vehicle Inspection Prerequisite: B.C. TQ or Red Seal in commercial transport, automotive, heavy duty, commercial trailer, or motorcycle repair. This course is for journeyperson mechanics wishing to become commercial motor vehicle inspectors. Upon successful completion you are eligible to write the inspection exam (written on the last day of classes).

Abbotsford campus (20076)1 session, Sat, 8 am–4:30 pm, $225. Mar 24 Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20117) 1 session, Sat, 8 am–4:30 pm, $225. Apr 28

TRADES — SAFETY CERTIFICATIONS Canada’s Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program (CFC Recovery) 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. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20118) 3 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6–9 pm, $159. Mar 12–19

Workplace Hazardous Information Systems For employees and employers, this course covers WorkSafeBC’s requirements for the labeling of hazardous materials in the workplace. Learn about terminology, legal requirements, labeling, safety data sheets, health factors, and responsibilities of employers and employees. Find out how to apply the system to your work environment. Abbotsford — Aerospace Training Centre (20027) 1 session, Thu, 7–10 pm, $55. Feb 22 (40154) 1 session, Thu, 7–10 pm, $55. May 3

Purchase the following textbooks for the first day of class: Vehicle Inspection Manual 2016 from the UFV Bookstore and Motor Vehicle Act (should be available at your workplace). Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20225) 6 sessions, Wed, Fri, 6–9 pm, Sat, 8 am–12:30 pm, $325. Apr 4–14

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TRADES — WELDING Welding Open Shop Day — NEW Prerequisite: Must have instructor’s approval Use UFV’s well-equipped welding shop to work on projects or expand on your skills under the supervision of an experienced welding instructor. Open to people with prior welding experience only. Wear cotton or wool clothing, coveralls, safety boots, hearing protection and safety glasses. If you don’t have protection, access to the shop will be limited.

CWB WELDING TESTING

Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20209) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–2:30 pm, $114. Jan 13 (20210) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–2:30 pm, $114. Feb 17

Essential Welding Skills This introductory course is suitable for beginners and those who want to improve their welding skills for employment. It is strongly recommended for agriculture students. It covers all widely used welding processes, with the most common electrodes and the safe operation of oxy-fuel cutting equipment. Fee includes supplies and gloves. Wear cotton or wool clothing, coveralls, safety boots, hearing protection, and safety glasses. If you do not bring safety protection, your access to the welding shop will be limited. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20048) 1 session, Sat, 8 am–2:30 pm, $89. Jan 27

Metal Shop Tools Prerequisite: Welding Essential Skills or previous experience Receive thorough instruction on industrial and home hobby power tools, the safe operation of cutting, grinding and drilling equipment. Use a number of common essential power tools on mild steel structural shapes and plate. This program is great for anyone looking to gain skills and knowledge with metal shop tools. Wear cotton or wool clothing, coveralls, safety boots, hearing protection, and safety glasses. Course cost includes textbook purchase, which will be distributed on the first day of class. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20205) 1 session, Thu, 5:30–9:30 pm, $79. Feb 15

Book your CWB welding test at the Trades and Technology Centre in Chilliwack. Dates available (includes one practice day and one test day): • Feb 15 & 16 • Mar 22 & 23 • Apr 19 & 20 Options to book extra practice time available.

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Oxy Fuel Torch Cutting

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)

Prerequisite: Welding Essential Skills or previous experience

Prerequisite: Welding Essential Skills or previous experience

Receive thorough instruction on industrial and home hobby equipment, safe operation of equipment, and appropriate cutting tip selection. Use a selection of different cutting torches while learning to cut in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions on mild steel plate and structural shapes. Wear cotton or wool clothing, coveralls, safety boots, hearing protection, and safety glasses. Course cost includes textbook purchase, which will be distributed on the first day of class.

Receive thorough instruction on industrial and light duty power sources, safe use of the equipment, electrical characteristics, appropriate electrode and filler metal selection, and operation of the GTAW process. Use GTAW in a number of different welding applications, while learning flat, horizontal, and vertical welding on steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Wear cotton or wool clothing, coveralls, safety boots, hearing protection, and safety glasses. Course cost includes textbook purchase, which will be distributed on the first day of class.

Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20119) 1 session, Thu, 5:30–9:30 pm, $79. Feb 22

Shielded Metal Arc (stick) Prerequisite: Welding Essential Skills or previous experience Receive thorough instruction on industrial and light duty power sources, safe use of the equipment, electrical characteristics, appropriate electrode (rod or stick) selection, and operation of the SMAW process. Use a variety of common welding electrodes, while learning most types of flat, horizontal, and vertical welding on mild steel sheet and plate. Wear cotton or wool clothing, coveralls, safety boots, hearing protection, and safety glasses. Course cost includes textbook purchase, which will be distributed on the first day of class. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20122) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5:30–9:30 pm, $184. Mar 6–8

Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) Prerequisite: Welding Essential Skills or previous experience Receive thorough instruction on industrial and light duty power sources, safe use of the equipment, electrical characteristics, appropriate wire selection, and operation of the GMAW process. Use different combinations of welding wires and welding gases, while learning most types of flat, horizontal, and vertical welding on mild steel plate. Wear cotton or wool clothing, coveralls, safety boots, hearing protection, and safety glasses. Course cost includes textbook purchase, which will be distributed on the first day of class.

Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20120) 2 sessions, Sat, 8 am–12:30 pm, $184. Apr 14–21

VETERINARY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT These courses are only offered as part the Veterinary Administrative Assistant certificate program (not as standalone courses). See page 19 for more information about this program or visit ufv.ca/vaa.

WRITING, PUBLISHING, AND LITERATURE Literature for Children and Young Adults This workshop is intended for adults who wish to understand the role of story in building critical thinking skills, and who are interested in expanding their knowledge of fiction and non-fiction literature for children 5 to 14 years of age. The workshop focuses on narratives — including stories with Indigenous content — that can help readers better understand the world and empathize with others. Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre (20264) 5 sessions, Thu, 6:30–8:30 pm, $175. Feb 1–Mar 1

Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20211) 3 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5:30–10 pm, $274. Mar 13–20

Flux Core Arc Welding Prerequisite: Welding Essential Skills or previous experience Receive thorough instruction on industrial and light duty power sources, safe use of welding equipment, electrical characteristics, appropriate wire selection, and operation of the FCAW process. Use different combinations of welding wires and welding gases, while learning most types of flat, horizontal, and vertical welding on mild steel plate. Wear cotton or wool clothing, coveralls, safety boots, hearing protection, and safety glasses. Course cost includes textbook purchase, which will be distributed on the first day of class. Chilliwack — Trades and Technology Centre, Canada Education Park (20212) 2 sessions, Tue, Thu, 5:30–10 pm, $184. Apr 3–5

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STUDENT RESOURCES

Getting ready to start your classes? Don’t forget to look into financial aid and set yourself up with a few essential tools.

Textbooks To find textbooks for your courses, look online at ufv.ca/ bookstore. Contact the UFV Bookstore at 604-854-4535 or by email at bookstore@ufv.ca

Computing Accounts — ufv.ca/myUFV Set up a FREE UFV computer account to access the UFV network files, student email, and online courses on and off campus. See your grades and easily provide an employer with proof of enrolment, if required. 1. Find your student ID number on documents you receive from UFV, such as a registration receipt.

Financial Aid

2. Set your own personal password to keep your account information private.

To inquire about student loans or other financial aid services, please contact Financial Aid and Awards at 604-864-4601 or email financial.aid@ufv.ca

3. Keep your personal information up-to-date through myUFV.

See video tutorials to learn how: ufv.ca/admissions/tutorial-videos

Ways to Fund your Education Apply for grants & scholarships

Work BC program

Some government programs are designed to help nontraditional students. These include, Canada Student Grants, the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy, the Single Parent Employment Initiative, and grants and bursaries. Learn more at ufv.ca/fineaid.

If you are currently receiving EI, you may be eligible to receive assistance with tuition, living supports, books, supplies, transportation, and dependent care — as well as disability supports costs, if necessary. Search Employment Insurance and courses at canada.ca.

Secure financial aid

Employer support

You may be eligible for government student loans, which don’t require you to pay interest until 6 months after you complete your studies (apply 6–8 weeks before you register). Learn more at studentaidbc.ca.

Ask your employer about professional development funds, tuition assistance, or sponsorship. Your company may also qualify to offset the expense of your training through the Canada-B.C. Job Grant. Learn more at canadabcjobgrant.com.

Withdraw from your RRSPs Canada’s Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) allows you to withdraw from your RRSPs to finance full-time education for you or your spouse or common-law partner. Learn more by searching Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) at cra-arc.gc.ca.

Banks and financial institutions Talk to your bank about other ways to fund education. These could include a student line of credit, RESPs, or using your home equity.

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The Canada–BC Job grant may help cover costs. For more info, visit canadabcjobgrant.com.

UFV Continuing Education can design, develop, and deliver training for your whole team. Get in touch with a training expert today: 604-851-6324 | continuingeducation@ufv.ca

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Popular selections we’ve taught for local organizations include: • • • • • • • • • •

Adobe skills Visual communications and design Computer training Leadership and management Conflict resolution Customer service — SuperHost First aid & CPR Foodsafe Forklift training Welding

The customized Word training from UFV Continuing Education was invaluable. We were able to apply what we learned right away. The instructor was clear and concise and did a great job delivering the materials tailored to our group. We would enjoy taking another course in the future. CONAIR GROUP INC.


YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION TEAM Back Row: Liana Thompson, Laura Crawford, Kamaljit Toriumi, Shannon Draney, Rolf Arnold Front Row: Elizabeth Eberts, Susan Francis, Ryan Coreau, Carol Peters, Kim Daley Not pictured: Emiko Petit

Register for your classes in person here: Abbotsford campus 33844 King Road Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8 604-504-7441

Mission campus 33700 Prentis Avenue Mission, BC V2V 7B1 604-557-7603

Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park 45190 Caen Avenue Chilliwack, BC V2R 0N3 604-792-0025

Hope Centre 1250 7th Avenue Hope, BC V0X 1L4 604-869-9991

For office hours, please visit ufv.ca/admissions/contact

Find your Continuing Education classes here: Abbotsford campus 33844 King Road Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8 604-504-7441 Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park 45190 Caen Avenue Chilliwack, BC V2R 0N3 604-792-0025

Clearbrook Centre 32355 Veterans Way Abbotsford, BC V2B 0B3 604-851-6324

UFV at the Aerospace Centre 30645 Firecat Avenue Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5 604-847-5448

Trades and Technology Centre at Canada Education Park 5579 Tyson Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 0H9 604-847-5448

Mission campus 33700 Prentis Avenue Mission, BC V2V 7B1 604-557-7603

Hope Centre 1250 7th Avenue Hope, BC V0X 1L4 604-869-9991

For maps and driving directions to our campuses, please visit ufv.ca/contact_us

1-888-504-7441, local 6324

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