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Intake
  • Continuous

  • Training Type: Foundation (Pre-Apprenticeship)
  • Location
    Cloverdale Campus
  • Campuses
    Cloverdale

    Resources

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    City of Surrey
  • Length
    28 Weeks
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $3558 Total
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $1500 Total
  • Credentials
    • Certificate
    • Trades Foundation Program

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Application Deadline Advice

This is a limited intake program. Limited intake programs are not offered every semester. Please check the academic calendar to verify when this program is being offered.

The application periods are:

Semester

Applications Open

Applications Close

Fall (Sept)

November 1

March 1

Spring (Jan)

March 1

August 1

Summer (May)

July 1

December 1

Application Fee: $40

Academic 

1. English

One of:

  • English 12 (C)
  • Trades reading test (75%)

2. Math

One of:

  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11 (C)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 (C)
  • Pre-Calculus 11 (C)
  • Mathematics Assessment (50%)

Non-Academic

  • satisfactory physical health
  • interview with the Instructor

Admission Advice

1. If you have mental or physical impairments that may require accommodations, contact the:

  • Office of the Dean of Trades and Technology to discuss required skills and competencies; and
  • Disability Advisor at 604.599.3233 to ensure appropriate accommodations can be arranged.

English Language Requirements

English is the primary language of study at KPU. Therefore, all applicants must be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of English language proficiency for their undergraduate, vocational or preparatory area of study. English requirements can be found here.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University's General University Admission Requirements are found here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU High School Graduate.

Out-of-Province

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU High School Graduate.

BC Transfer Student

You may request transfer credit for courses taken previously at another post-secondary institution. Transfer credit assessments take approximately 6-8 weeks. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU Transfer Students.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You may request transfer credit for courses taken previously at another post-secondary institution. Transfer credit assessments take approximately 6-8 weeks. For more information or to apply to KPU, visit: KPU Transfer Students.

Mature Student

At KPU, we proudly welcome students of all walks and ages. If you have not graduated from High School, have taken fewer than 24 post-secondary credits, and are 19 years of age or older, we can admit you as a mature student. Mature students bring a lot of experience and diversity into the classroom, and KPU will support you in achieving your personal and professional goals. For more information how you can apply to KPU, visit: KPU Mature Students.

 

International Student

Kwantlen Polytechnic University accepts applications from international students who meet the English Proficiency Requirement. All international undergraduate applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission.

Details on admission for International Students can be found here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

There are 5 categories that offer students special consideration for admission:

  • Aboriginal
  • Visiting
  • Exchange
  • Concurrent
  • General Interest

To learn more about these categories, visit: Applicant Categories

 

Inter-Institutional Block Arrangements

Graduates of a pre-apprenticeship program may seek employment as an apprentice. After starting their apprenticeship they normally are required to complete less technical training and fewer workplace hours than those who have not completed a pre-apprenticeship program.

Individuals are strongly recommended to contact the Industry Training Authority (ITA) at www.itabc.ca to confirm the number of credits that their pre-apprenticeship training may provide towards their total apprenticeship requirements.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

These links lead to occupational descriptions on WorkBC.