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UFVs Milker Technician certificate is perfect if you wish to learn to milk high-producing dairy cows quietly and efficiently, following sanitary procedures and correct milking techniques. Find out how to ensure sanitation of all milking equipment and cleanliness in the milking parlour. Also learn to assume other duties as needed, including feeding, care of young stock, barn cleaning and maintenance, record keeping, and machine operation. All students are required to work without remuneration in the UFV barn and/or on host-farm sites during the program. During practice, you can expect a combination of early morning milkings (around 4 am start) and afternoon milkings (around 4 pm start). Practicum I may be worked during regular term time, before and after classes, if you can make suitable arrangements. Otherwise, AGRI 192 and AGRI 292 can follow completion of your on-campus studies.
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University of the Fraser Valley

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The University of the Fraser Valley, formerly known as University College of the Fraser Valley and Fraser Valley College, is a Canadian public university with campuses in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Hope, British Columbia.
Founded in 1974 as Fraser Valley College, it was a response to the need for expanded vocational training in the communities of the Fraser Valley. In 1988, it became a university college, with degree-granting status. As the University College of the Fraser Valley, it grew rapidly, becoming one of the largest university colleges in Canada.
The University offers over 100 study programs in over 30 subject areas, ranging from accounting to graphic design.
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Chilliwack Campus at Canada Education Park - University of the Fraser Valley

45190 Caen Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2R 0N3, Canada

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On 85 acres at the Canada Education Park in Chilliwack, UFV has a LEED Gold-certified facility, featuring a striking atrium, stunningly large classrooms, state-of-the-art science and computer labs, a fully equipped dental clinic, nursing stations, a library, a bookstore, a cafeteria, a black box theatre, a human performance lab that includes an EEG lab, environmental chamber, and teaching lab and an Indigenous Gathering Place.