The Career and Technology Program of Studies offers students the opportunity to explore complementary courses that can develop and cultivate their individual talents, interests and abilities. These courses can help students:
- develop daily living skills
- investigate career skills
- prepare for entry into the workplace and/or related post-secondary programs.
Recent Changes to the Alberta CTS Programs
Alberta Education has reorganized the Career and Technology Program of Studies from the original 22 “strands” to 5 occupational “clusters”. The occupational clusters are based on the National Occupational Classifications (NOC).
The 5 occupational clusters include:
- Business, Finance and Information Technology (BIT)
- Trade, Manufacturing and Transportation (TMT)
- Media, Design and Communication Arts (MDC)
- Health, Recreation and Human Services (HRH) and
- Natural Resources (not offered at SWC)
The intent of this reorganization is to make it easier for students to develop a personal “pathway” when planning for post-secondary education or employment after high school. A pathway is a series of high school courses that reflect a student’s interests and abilities.Advanced Level courses may be used to satisfy Alberta high school diploma requirements. Depending upon the university and faculty chosen, advanced level C.T.S. courses may be used for university entrance purposes. They may also be used for the Rutherford scholarship.
Use the left hand links to get information about the wide variety of courses that the CTS has to offer. They are now arranged into their "clusters"