Trades and Applied Technology

Applied Business Technology  - Level 1 (online)

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This program provides training in the skills required by today’s office workers to be competitive in the job market. Current computer software applications are stressed, as well as the traditional skills and knowledge of business English, business calculations, office procedures, customer relations and keyboarding.

Automotive Service Technician - Foundation Level 1

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This full-time comprehensive program is designed to prepare students for a career in the Automotive Repair trade. The program is taught through daily lectures, seminars and demonstrations of current servicing techniques, (approximately 40% theory) as well as extensive practical training in a functioning, automotive shop setting (approximately 60% hands-on).

Carpentry - Foundation Level 1

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This entry level trades training prepares students for apprenticeship in the building construction trade. Students learn the basics of carpentry. The program combines theory with lots of hands-on learning. It includes 4 weeks of work placement.

Culinary Arts - Apprenticeship Level 1

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This program is designed to train students for a career in professional cooking. Course content includes the preparation of meat, poultry, soup, salads, sauces, seafood, fruit and desserts. Students set up and operate a restaurant and cafeteria that provides regular lunches and caters many special events.

Hairstyling Apprenticeship in partnership with SD47

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The VIU Hairstyling program provides students with high quality education in the art and science of Hairstyling at the foundation level.

Welding - Foundation (formerly Level "C")

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This 7 month welding program is delivered in a modular format with practical and related knowledge modules. As a level C ticket holder you could find work in a shipyard, fabrication shop, or with the Department of Highways.