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APPRENTICESHIP

 Automotive Service Technician
School of Trades and Technology

Apprenticeship Automotive Service Technician

An automotive service technician repairs, adjusts and replaces mechanical and electrical parts of automobiles and light trucks in a retail automotive business.

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 Automotive Service Technician Foundation
School of Trades and Technology

Automotive Service Technician Foundation Certificate

An automotive service technician repairs, adjusts and replaces mechanical and electrical parts of automobiles and light trucks in a retail automotive business.

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APPRENTICESHIP

 Carpenter
School of Trades and Technology

Apprenticeship Carpentry

Practical and technical training in years 1, 2, 3 and 4 of apprenticeship carpentry.

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CAMPUS - (WL)

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 Carpenter
School of Trades and Technology

Carpentry Foundation Certificate (Williams Lake)

An introduction to the carpentry trade. Students gain familiarity with hand tools, portable power tools and other equipment.

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 Carpenter
School of Trades and Technology

Carpentry Foundation Certificate

Gain familiarity with the use of hand tools, portable power tools and other equipment regularly used by carpenters.

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CAMPUS

APPRENTICESHIP

 Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic
School of Trades and Technology

Apprenticeship Commercial Transport Mechanic

Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanics maintain, rebuild, overhaul, recondition, complete diagnostic troubleshooting and repair a wide variety of motorized commercial truck, bus and road transport equipment.

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CAMPUS - (WL)

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 Electrical
School of Trades and Technology

Electrical Trades Foundation Certificate (Williams Lake)

Learn the care and use of hand tools and electrical instruments; installation and maintenance of electrical equipment; electrical theory and calculations; and the Canadian Electrical Code.

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CAMPUS

APPRENTICESHIP

 Electrical - Construction
School of Trades and Technology

Apprenticeship Electrical

Offered to indentured electrical apprentices. Electrical apprentices are required to attend technical training 10 weeks per year over a four-year period.

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 Electrical - Construction
School of Trades and Technology

Electrical Trades Foundation Certificate

Learn the care and use of hand tools and electrical instruments; installation and maintenance of electrical equipment; electrical theory and calculations; and the Canadian Electrical Code.

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CAMPUS

APPRENTICESHIP

 Electrical - Industrial
School of Trades and Technology

Apprenticeship Electrical

Offered to indentured industrial electrical apprentices. Industrial electrical apprentices are required to attend in-school technical training 10 weeks per year over a four year period.

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CAMPUS - (WL)

APPRENTICESHIP

 Electrical (Second Year)
School of Trades and Technology

Apprenticeship Electrical (Williams Lake)

Offered to indentured industrial electrical apprentices. Industrial electrical apprentices are required to attend in-school technical training 10 weeks per year over a four year period.

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CAMPUS

APPRENTICESHIP

 Gas fitter
School of Trades and Technology

Apprenticeship Gas Fitter

Training is available for Class B domestic/commercial gas-fitter (at TRU,Levels 1 and 2 of the gas-fitting apprenticeship are available) and Class A industrial gas-fitter.

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CAMPUS

APPRENTICESHIP

 Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
School of Trades and Technology

Apprenticeship Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

Learn the full range of knowledge, abilities and skills required to diagnose, repair, adjust, overhaul, maintain, operate and test heavy duty machinery.

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 Heavy Mechanical
School of Trades and Technology

Heavy Mechanical Foundation Certificate

Obtain pre-apprenticeship training for heavy duty equipment technician,truck and transport mechanic, diesel engine mechanic, and transport trailer (formerly commercial transport mechanic).

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CAMPUS - (WL)

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 Heavy Mechanical
School of Trades and Technology

Heavy Mechanical Foundation Certificate (Williams Lake)

This program is Module 1 of five modules (Modules 2-5 are in the apprenticeship program) of the heavy duty apprenticeship program.

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CAMPUS

CERTIFICATE

 Horticulture
School of Trades and Technology

Horticulture Certificate

Cultivate a career in horticulture. Learn landscape maintenance techniques,equipment operation,pest management,landscape design and construction, plant identification, pruning techniques, plant propagation methods and basic irrigation hydraulics.

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 DIPLOMA

 Horticulture Management
School of Trades and Technology

Diploma in Horticulture Management

Learn what it takes to create and preserve sustainable urban environments while pursuing a career in landscape design, installation and maintenance.

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CAMPUS

FOUNDATION

 Instrumentation and Control Technician Foundation Certificate

Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic Foundation Certificate

The Instrumentation and Control Technician installs and maintains process monitoring and control instruments required for the automation of industrial processes.

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CAMPUS

CERTIFICATE

 Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
School of Trades and Technology,School of Trades and Technology

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)/Machinist Foundation Certificate

Learn to dismantle, install, set up, repair, overhaul and maintain machinery and heavy mechanical equipment.

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CAMPUS

APPRENTICESHIP

 Plumbing

Apprenticeship Plumbing

The four levels of plumbing apprenticeship training are offered, as well as the two levels of the gas-fitting apprenticeship.

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CAMPUS

FOUNDATION

 Plumber/Pipefitter/Steamfitter
School of Trades and Technology

Pipefitting Foundation Certificate

An introduction to gas-fitting, plumbing, sprinkler system installer, steamfitter/pipefitter.

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CAMPUS - (WL)

APPRENTICESHIP

 Saw Filer

Apprenticeship Saw Filer (Williams Lake)

Three trades make up the saw trades: saw fitting, circular saw filer and benchperson.

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CAMPUS

APPRENTICESHIP

 Steamfitter/Pipefitter
School of Trades and Technology

Apprenticeship Steamfitter/Pipefitter

Pipefitters use blueprints and project specifications to construct and repair piping systems that carry water, steam, chemicals and fuel. Steamfitters are typically pipefitters who specialize in pipe systems that move liquids or gases under high pressure.

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CAMPUS

 BACHELOR

 Technology, BTech
School of Trades and Technology

Bachelor of Technology

Complement your strong technical expertise with the knowledge and skills required to become an effective workplace manager.

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BACHELOR

 Technology, BTech
School of Trades and Technology

Bachelor of Technology

Have a trade? Turn it into a degree with our Bachelor of Technology program and add management skills to your toolkit.

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BACHELOR

 Technology, Trades and Technology Leadership
School of Trades and Technology

Bachelor of Technology, Trades and Technology Leadership

The Bachelor of Technology, Trades and Technology Leadership program provides qualified trades persons and technologists with the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective team leaders, supervisors and managers in a changing business and technical environment.

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 CERTIFICATE

 Water and Wastewater Utilities
School of Trades and Technology

Water and Wastewater Utilities Certificate

Learn to effectively operate and maintain water and wastewater treatment, distribution and collection systems and start your career in an in-demand trade with this entry-level eight-month program.

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 DIPLOMA

 Water and Wastewater Technology
School of Trades and Technology

Water and Wastewater Technology Diploma

Develop marketable expertise in the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment, distribution, re-use and disposal facilities and in monitoring source water quality.

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CERTIFICATE

 Water Treatment Technology
School of Trades and Technology

Water Treatment Technology Certificate

The Water Treatment Technology program (WTTP) is designed to address the educational requirements of entry and advanced level operators in the water treatment,distribution and collection sectors.

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DIPLOMA

 Water Treatment Technology
School of Trades and Technology

Water Treatment Technology Diploma

The Water Treatment Technology program (WTTP) is designed to address the educational requirements of entry and advanced level operators in the water treatment,distribution and collection sectors.

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APPRENTICESHIP

 Welding
School of Trades and Technology

Apprenticeship Welding

Prepares learners for entry level positions as apprentice welders.

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CAMPUS

FOUNDATION

 Welder
School of Trades and Technology

Welder Foundation Certificate

Prepares learners for entry level positions as apprentice welders.

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CAMPUS - (WL)

FOUNDATION

 Welding Level C
School of Trades and Technology

Welding Level C Foundation Certificate (Williams Lake)

Engage in a variety of classroom and shop activities. In the classroom, learn theoretical principals of welding. Shop sessions provide the hands-on opportunity to learn processes and master practical welding skills.​​

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High school student foundation training

Students who take a trade program in Grade 12 earn dual credit, do not pay tuition and graduate high school with more skills and training in their pocket.

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