Opportunities

The Government of Alberta supports the development and strengthening of high school to post-secondary learner pathways, which will enable Alberta students to reach their full potential in becoming ethical citizens and engaged thinkers with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Providing high school students with the opportunity to participate in dual credit pathways will help to increase learner retention and the high school completion rate, increase participation of young adults in post-secondary programs, and help young adults make meaningful connections to the labour market.

CTS Credentialed Pathways Search

A Career and Technology Studies (CTS) credentialed pathway is a series of specific courses developed by Alberta Education and selected to provide opportunities for students to achieve a credential or credit awarded by a recognized community or industry organization or post-secondary institution. Credentialed pathways have been validated to align with post-secondary and industry standards. For students to obtain the desired credential, credit and/or articulation, all specified course outcomes must be met. Students may take these courses for high school credit, and they may choose to apply for credential, credit and/or articulation.

Pathways can help students work toward goals that may include university, college, apprenticeship training, or moving directly into the workforce.

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Carpenter First Period Apprenticeship

All Carpenter Apprenticeship (CRA) courses must be delivered by a journeyperson carpenter.

CTS Apprenticeship Pathway courses 

  • CRA3400: Introduction to Work Site Safety
  • CRA3405: Basic Hand, Power Tools & Safety
  • CRA3410: Construction Materials & Processes
  • CRA3415: Site Preparation & Floor Systems
  • CRA3420: Foundations & Concrete Structures
  • CRA3425: Blueprint Drawings & Sketching
  • CRA3430: Construction Machines, Tools & Equipment
  • CRA3435: Blueprint Interpretation
  • CRA3440: CRA Practicum Course A
  • CRA3445: CRA Practicum Course B
  • CRA3450: CRA Practicum Course C
  • CRA3455: CRA Practicum Course D

 

All credentialing opportunities are external to Alberta Education, and it is the responsibility of the student/teacher/school to ensure that the requirements of the credentialing organization have been addressed.

A CTS Course Completion Record for this CTS Apprenticeship Pathway is available at: Apprenticeship and Industry: Forms and References.

For complete information, visit Apprenticeship and Industry Training: Tradesecrets.

Certified Coach – National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) works on a national partnership with the Government of Canada, national sport organizations, provincial/territorial governments, and provincial/territorial sport organizations. The NCCP provides a range of training and certification opportunities to ensure that coaches gain the confidence to succeed.

Each provincial/territorial sport organization is responsible for identifying what courses are relevant to their sport; the Coaching Association of Canada has created a document overview of the available coaching pathways and multi-sport modules. The new NCCP model consists of three streams, each with its own coaching requirements. The Community Sport Coach modules are Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS), Make Ethical Decisions (MED), Planning a Practice, Nutrition, and Teaching and Learning. Additional training may be required by each individual sporting organization.

CTS courses required

  • REC1020: Injury Management 1
  • REC2010: Nutrition for Recreation Activities & Sport
  • REC2060: Leadership in Recreation & Sport    
  • REC2120: Coaching 1
  • REC3120: Coaching 2

For more information, visit Athletics Alberta: NCCP Coaching Developer Training or Coaching Association of Canada

Child Development Assistant

The Child Development Assistant (formerly Level 1) Certificate may be awarded to students who complete the Child Care Orientation course, or the prescribed five CTS courses through Alberta’s CTS high school program, or a 45-hour (3-credit) college-level course in child development.

CTS courses required

  • CCS3110: Early Learning & Child Care 1
  • CCS3120: Early Learning & Child Care 2
  • CCS3130: Early Learning & Child Care 3    
  • CCS3140: Early Learning & Child Care 4
  • CCS3150: Early Learning & Child Care 5

For more information, visit Alberta Human Services: Child Care Staff Certification.

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) validates the ability to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. With a CCENT, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking. The curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks.

CTS courses required

  • NET2030: Network Structures
  • NET2040: Network Media & Devices
  • NET2050: Open System Interconnection
  • NET2060: Network Protocols
  • NET2070: Local Area Networks
  • NET3050: Network Operating Systems    
  • NET3060: Wide Area Networks
  • NET3070: Routing Fundamentals
  • NET3080: Internet Processes
  • NET3090: Network Management
  • NET3100: Network Media & Devices, Security

Students may take these courses for high school credit only and/or may choose to write the external certification exams (100–101 ICND1) at a local testing centre.

For more information, visit Cisco: Training & Certifications.

Communication Technician First Period Apprenticeship

All Communication Technician Apprenticeship (CTA) courses must be delivered by a journeyperson communication technician.

CTS Apprenticeship Pathway courses 

  • CTA3400: Electricity Fundamentals
  • CTA3405: AC/DC
  • CTA3410: Basic Electricity
  • CTA3415: Mathematics
  • CTA3420: Outside Cabling
  • CTA3425: Inside Cabling
  • CTA3430: Telephone Basics
  • CTA3435: Switching & Equipment
  • CTA3440: Network Fundamentals
  • CTA3445: Network Devices & IP
  • CTA3450: CTA Practicum A
  • CTA3455: CTA Practicum B
  • CTA3460: CTA Practicum C
  • CTA3465: CTA Practicum D
  • CTA3900: Apprenticeship Safety

 

All credentialing opportunities are external to Alberta Education, and it is the responsibility of the student/teacher/school to ensure that the requirements of the credentialing organization have been addressed.

A CTS Course Completion Record for this CTS Apprenticeship Pathway is available at: Apprenticeship and Industry: Forms and References.

For complete information, visit Apprenticeship and Industry Training: Tradesecrets.

CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+ certification validates the latest skills needed by today’s computer support professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors and resellers. CompTIA A+ confirms a technician’s ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance, and basic networking. The exams also cover topics such as security, safety and environmental issues, and communication and professionalism.

CTS courses required

  • NET2020: Workstation Technology & Operations
  • NET2030: Network Structures    
  • NET2080: Laptops & Peripherals
  • NET3100: Network Media & Devices, Security

Students may take these courses for high school credit only and/or may choose to write the external certification at a local testing centre.

For more information, visit CompTIA.

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Network+ validates the knowledge and skills of networking professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognizes a technician’s ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols, and services. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Network+ candidates have at least nine months of experience in network support or administration, or adequate academic training, along with CompTIA A+ certification.

CTS courses required

  • NET2030: Network Structures
  • NET2040: Network Media & Devices
  • NET2050: Open System Interconnection
  • NET2060: Network Protocols
  • NET2070: Local Area Networks    
  • NET3050: Network Operating Systems 
  • NET3060: Wide Area Networks 
  • NET3070: Routing Fundamentals 
  • NET3080: Internet Processes
  • NET3090: Network Management

Students may take these courses for high school credit only and/or may choose to write the external certification at a local testing centre.

For more information, visit CompTIA.

Computer Science

Five of any of the listed courses can be used to meet entrance requirements for the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge and MacEwan University.

CTS courses required

  • CSE3010: Computer Science 3
  • CSE3020: Computer Science 4
  • CSE3110: Iterative Algorithm 1
  • CSE3120: Object-oriented Programming 1
  • CSE3130: Object-oriented Programming 2
  • CSE3140: Second Language Programming 2 
  • CSE3210: Server-side Scripting 1
  • CSE3240: Robotics Programming 3
  • CSE3310: Recursive Algorithms 1
  • CSE3320: Dynamic Data Structures 1
  • CSE3330: Dynamic Data Structures 2
  • CSE3340: Dynamic Data Structures 3
  • CSE3910: CSE Project D
  • CSE3920: CSE Project E
  • CSE3950: CSE Advanced Practicum
Cook First Period Apprenticeship

All Cook Apprenticeship (CKA) courses must be delivered by a journeyperson cook.

CTS Apprenticeship Pathway courses 

  • CKA3401: Kitchen Orientation
  • CKA3406: Kitchen Mathematics
  • CKA3411: Meats & Seafood 1
  • CKA3416: Meats & Seafood 2
  • CKA3421: Cooking Proteins 1
  • CKA3426: Cooking Proteins 2
  • CKA3431: Stocks & Soups
  • CKA3436: Thickeners & Sauces
  • CKA3441: Fruits & Vegetables
  • CKA3446: Starches & Salads
  • CKA3451: Breakfast & Dairy
  • CKA3456: Introduction to Baking
  • CKA3461: Breads & Cookies
  • CKA3466: Pies & Fillings
  • CKA3560: CKA Practicum A
  • CKA3565: CKA Practicum B
  • CKA3570: CKA Practicum C
  • CKA3575: CKA Practicum D
  • CKA3900: Apprenticeship Safety

 

All credentialing opportunities are external to Alberta Education, and it is the responsibility of the student/teacher/school to ensure that the requirements of the credentialing organization have been addressed.

A CTS Course Completion Record for this CTS Apprenticeship Pathway is available at: Apprenticeship and Industry: Forms and References.

For complete information, visit Apprenticeship and Industry Training: Tradesecrets.

Partner Dual Credit Opportunities Search

Strategy funded pathways are dual credit opportunities developed by post-secondary, secondary and business/industry partners to expand their collective effort to provide engaging and relevant learning experiences to high school students. You may search for opportunities by Alberta School Boards Association zones or by Post-secondary Stewardship Regions. The pathways opportunities listed may only be available at the local jurisdictional level, so please talk with your local school counselor to find out what opportunities may be available to you.

Secondary

Possibilités de la zone Zone 5

Calgary Board of EducationACAD Design Fundamentals
Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1Advanced English Critical Reading and Writing
Canadian Rockies Regional Division No. 12Bow Valley Learning Pathways: Tourism and Hospitality
Rocky View School Division No. 2357Career Academic Pathway-Business and Entrepreneurship
Golden Hills School Division No. 75-Standard SchoolEast Wheatland Agriculture Studies
Calgary Board of EducationFashion Marketing
Prairie Land Regional Division No. 25Health Care Aide
Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1Health Care Aide
Rocky View School Division No. 2357Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences
Calgary Board of EducationPre-Employment Carpenter
Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1Pre-Employment Carpenter
Calgary Board of EducationProduction Field Operator
Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1Production Field Operator
Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1Veterinary Technical Assistant

Possibilités de la zone Zone 2 & 3

Edmonton Catholic Separate School District No. 7Accounting Technician Certificate
Northern Gateway Regional Division No. 10Administrative Professional
East Central Alberta CSSR Division No. 16Agricultural Studies
Edmonton Catholic Separate School District No. 7Allied Health Pathways
Fort McMurray RCSSDApprenticeship - Electrical
Fort McMurray Public School DistrictApprenticeship - Electrical
Northern Lights School Division No. 69Business and Entrepreneurship Pathway
East Central Francophone School Authority No. 3Early Learning and Child Care Program
East Central Alberta CSSR Division No. 16Esthetics Pathways
Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7Fabrication (Welding) & Business Fundamentals
Edmonton Catholic Separate School District No. 7Health Care Aide
Northern Lights School Division No. 69Health Care Aide
East Central Alberta CSSR Division No. 16Health Care Aide
Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional School Division No. 2Health Care Aide
Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7Health Care Aide
Living Waters Catholic Regional Division No. 42Inspiring Futures: Living Waters' Registered Apprenticeship Program
Grande Yellowhead Public School Division No. 77Office Administration Development
Lakeland RCSSD No. 150Oil and Gas Foundations Pathway
Buffalo Trail PS Regional Division No. 28Pre-Employment Carpentry and Auto Services
Edmonton Public School District No. 7 - Centre High CampusSpecial Needs Educational Assistant
Northern Lights School Division No. 69Trades Exposure Dual Credit Program
Northern Lights School Division No. 69Trades Exposure Dual Credit Program
Aspen View Public School DivisionTwenty-first Century Learning

Possibilités de la zone Zone 1

Grande Prairie RCSSD No. 28Athletic Development and Health Sciences
HighPrairie school Division No. 48Cosmetology - Advanced Placement
Grande Prairie Public School District No. 2357Oil and Gas Field Production Operator
Grande Prairie RCSSD No. 28Oil and Gas Field Production Operator
Peace Wapiti Public Schoool Division No. 76Oil and Gas Field Production Operator
Atikameg SchoolPre-Employment Carpentry
Fort Vermillion School Division No. 52Technology Credentialing
Grande Prairie Public School District No. 2357Water and Wastewater Management
Grande Prairie RCSSD No. 28Water and Wastewater Management
Peace Wapiti Public Schoool Division No. 76Water and Wastewater Management

Possibilités de la zone Zone 4

Red Deer Catholic Regional DivisionAutomotive Service Technician - School within a College
Chinook's Edge School Division No. 73Aviation Management
Clearview School Division No. 71Health Care Aide
Red Deer Catholic Regional DivisionHealth Care Aide
Chinook's Edge School DivisionPre-Employment Trades
Chinook's Edge School DivisionTourism and Hospitality

Possibilités de la zone Zone 6

Kainai Board of EducationEarly Learning and Child Care Program
Lethbridge School District No. 51Liberal Arts Education
Holy Spirit RCS Regional Division No. 4 Health Care Aide
Horizon School District No. 67Health Care Aide
Lethbridge School District No. 51Systems and Supply Chain Management
Post-Secondary

Calgary opportunities

Calgary Board of EducationACAD Design Fundamentals
Southern Francophone Education Region No. 4Aide en soins de santé/Health Care Aide
Canadian Rockies Regional Division No. 12Bow Valley Learning Pathways: Tourism and Hospitality
Rocky View School Division No. 2357Career Academic Pathway-Business and Entrepreneurship
Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1Health Care Aide
Clearview School Division No. 71Health Care Aide
Southern Francophone Education/ Autorité scolaire francophone du SudHealth Care Aide/Aide en soins de santé
Rocky View School Division No. 2357Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences
Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1Pre-Employment Carpenter
Calgary Board of EducationPre-Employment Carpenter
Calgary Board of EducationProduction Field Operator
Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1Production Field Operator
Fort Vermillion School Division No. 52Technology Credentialing

Edmonton opportunities

Edmonton Catholic Separate School District No. 7Accounting Technician Certificate
Northern Gateway Regional Division No. 10Administrative Professional
Edmonton Catholic Separate School District No. 7Allied Health Pathways
High Prairie School Division No. 48Cosmetology - Advanced Placement
Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7Fabrication (Welding) & Business Fundamentals
Edmonton Catholic Separate School District No. 7Health Care Aide
Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7Health Care Aide
Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional School Division No. 2Health Care Aide
Living Waters Catholic Regional Division No. 42Inspiring Futures: Living Waters' Registered Apprenticeship Program
Greater St. Albert RCSSDInternational School of Business
Grande Yellowhead Public School Division No. 77Office Administration Development
Grande Prairie Public School District No. 2357; Grande Prairie RCSSD No. 28; Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76; Northland School Division No. 61Oil and Gas Field Production Operator
Edmonton Public School District No. 7 - Centre High CampusSpecial Needs Educational Assistant
Grande Prairie Public School District No. 2357; Grande Prairie RCSSD No. 28; Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76Water and Wastewater Management

Lakeland opportunities

East Central Alberta CSSR Division No. 16Agricultural Studies
East Central Francophone School Authority No. 3Early Learning and Child Care Program
East Central Alberta CSSR Division No. 16Esthetics Pathways
Prairie Land Regional Division No. 25; Northern Lights School Division No. 69; East Central Alberta CSSR Division No. 16Health Care Aide
Lakeland RCSSD No. 150Oil & Gas Foundations
Lakeland RCSSD No. 150Oil and Gas Foundations Pathway
Buffalo Trail PS Regional Division No. 28Pre-Employment Carpentry and Auto Services
Autorité régionale francophone du Centre-Est Programme d'éducation à la petite enfance/Early Learning and Child Care

Keyano opportunities

Fort McMurray RCSSD; Fort McMurray Public School DistrictApprenticeship - Electrical

Grande prairie opportunities

Grande Prairie RCSSD No. 28Athletic Development and Health Sciences

Central opportunities

Chinook's Edge School Division; Red Deer Public School District; Red Deer Catholic Regional DivisionAutomotive Service Technician
Chinook's Edge School Division No. 73Aviation Management
Golden Hills School Division No. 75-Standard SchoolEast Wheatland Agriculture Studies
Calgary Board of EducationFashion Marketing
Red Deer Catholic Regional DivisionHealth Care Aide
Chinook's Edge School DivisionPre-Employment Trades
Chinook's Edge School DivisionTourism and Hospitality
Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1Veterinary Technical Assistant

Portage opportunities

Northern Lights School DivisionBusiness & Entrepreneurship
Northern Lights School DivisionBusiness & Entrepreneurship

Lethbridge opportunities

Kainai Board of EducationEarly Learning and Child Care Program
Holy Spirit RCS Regional Division No. 4; Horizon School District No. 67Health Care Aide
Lethbridge School District No. 51Liberal Arts Education
Lethbridge School District No. 51Systems and Supply Chain Management

Northern lakes opportunities

Atikameg SchoolPre-Employment Carpentry
Aspen View Public School DivisionTwenty-first Century Learning