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Campus EPSB helps students earn high school credits and industry credentials, get ahead of their studies or prepare for post-secondary. It’s a great way to explore opportunities and get hands-on experience.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 COURSE

LOCATION

Automotive Service Technician
M.E. LaZerte School
Community Care  McNally School
Computer Technician
Queen Elizabeth School
Cosmetology W.P. Wagner School 
Culinary Arts Harry Ainlay School
Exploring Aviation J. Percy Page School
Exploring Trades in Metalworking Industry locations
Introduction to Electrical and Pipe Trades Industry locations
Performing Arts Eastglen School
Centre High Campus' Career Pathways Centre High Campus

 


Automotive Service Technician 

15 credits, second semester
M.E. LaZerte School, mechanics lab with adjacent classroom
Monday to Friday, three blocks per day

Description: Students will work alongside industry professionals as they begin the technical training component of the Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship. The course work fills three of four blocks in the second semester, and is very rigorous as it is equivalent to the first year of a post-secondary program. Students will become eligible to write the first-period Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship exam upon successful completion of all the modules in this course. Students will then be able to acquire the necessary hours to continue on to the second year of their apprenticeship in post-secondary.

Potential certification: Partial completion of Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship

Skill development includes:

  • Vehicle service information
  • Electrical circuits
  • Brake fundamentals
  • Suspension systems
  • First period apprenticeship training

Recommended prerequisites: English 10, Math 10, 20-level science course and Mechanics 10 (or relevant automotive experience) 

School contacts: If you have questions about this course, please reach out to Koreen Trefanenko and Mitch Lauzon.

Interested in this course? Complete the 2022-23 Expression of Interest form.

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Community Care

10 credits, second semester
McNally School
healthcare room with an eight bed hospital lab, plus classroom space
Monday to Friday, two blocks per day

For 2022–23, Community Care at McNally School is also offering an optional dual credit course where students can earn both high school credits and credits that count toward a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree. For more information, students can contact Amy Sanders.

Description: Community Care builds awareness, understanding and career readiness in the health-care supporting field. Students will explore health-care supporter roles, responsibilities, communication and legislation, study anatomy and physiology of body systems and disease, and investigate mental health, wellness and nutrition. This is a work-ready hands-on course that promotes the development of 21st century skills through project work and labs. After successful completion, students wishing to pursue post-secondary study in the health field (i.e., doctor, kinesiologist, physiotherapist, etc.) may wish to register in McNally's Medical Studies program.

Potential certification:

  • Go-To Mental Health Training for Youth
  • First Aid and CPR training
  • Medical Administration
  • Transferring, Lifting & Repositioning
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

Skill development includes:

  • Mealtime assisting
  • Client hygiene care
  • Bed making
  • Use of mobility aids
  • Lifting and transfer of patients
  • Trauma informed care
  • Individual support planning

Cost: $175 (consumables in labs, certification costs, etc.)

Required prerequisites: English 10-1 or English 10-2

School contact: If you have questions about this course, please reach out to Amy Sanders.

Interested in this course? Complete the 2022-23 Expression of Interest form. 

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Computer Technician

15 credits, second semester
Queen Elizabeth School, specialized computer technician lab
Monday to Friday, three blocks per day

Description: Students will gain experience and knowledge needed in any entry level position in a related field. Students will learn to apply networking and design thinking skills to their project work, and to use tools to configure software and keep older equipment functioning like new—important skills employers are looking for. Students may be able to pursue work experience or summer internship opportunities through the connections they make during this course.

Potential certification:

  • Cisco Academy: IT Essentials equivalent to COMPTIA A+ Certification
  • Cisco Academy Certified Network Associate similar to COMPTIA Network+

Skill development includes:

  • Building and repairing a desktop
  • Laptop and Chromebook repair
  • Installing and configuring operating systems
  • Introductions to cybersecurity and hardware
  • Configuring and managing switches and routers
  • Building a home-based and small business network
  • Practicum experience in the Division’s Chromebook Repair Program and other businesses
  • Working with industry professionals and building resume experience
  • Enrichment with building real virtual private networks used for small networks and traffic filtering appliances

School contact: If you have questions about this course, please reach out to Brian Sloane.

This course is unavailable for 2022–23.

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Cosmetology

20 credits, first or second semester
(barber training is one semester, hairstylist training is two semesters over two years)
W.P. Wagner School, cosmetology lab
Monday to Friday, four blocks per day

Description: Students will work alongside industry professionals as they begin their apprenticeship in the post-secondary Hairstylist technical training program. Students will explore various aspects of the cosmetology industry while completing salon hours, after which a first-period exam may be challenged. After completing additional hours, the second-period exam may also be challenged, after which students would qualify to take their Red Seal Exam.

Potential certification: Partial completion of Cosmetology apprenticeship

Skill development includes:

  • Safety, personal and professional practices
  • Consultations
  • Shampooing
  • Styling
  • Long hair techniques
  • Hair colouring
  • Chemical texturizing and relaxing techniques
  • Hair cutting techniques
  • Hair extensions
  • Science of cosmetology, focusing on anatomy
  • Esthetics

Cost: $235 (cosmetology kit)

School contact: If you have questions about this course, please reach out to Atif Hirjee.

This course is full for semester 1 and semester 2.

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Culinary Arts

10 credits, first or second semester
Harry Ainlay School, commercial kitchen with adjacent classroom
Monday to Friday, two blocks per day

Description: Students will learn alongside a Red Seal chef in a commercial kitchen as they begin the training component of a culinary apprenticeship. This opportunity will prepare students with the foundational skills to pursue cooking as a profession as they learn to make restaurant-quality entrees and desserts. Students may enter part-time employment in a restaurant during or following their culinary arts experience.

Potential certification: Government of Alberta Food Handler Certificate

Skill development includes

  • Breakfasts
  • Meats and poultry
  • Pastries and breads
  • Salads
  • Soups
  • Stocks

Recommended prerequisite: 65% in Math 9 or 50% in Math 10C

School contact: If you have questions about this course, please reach out to John Neufeld.

This course is full for semester 1 and semester 2.

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Exploring Aviation

10 credits, second semester 
J. Percy Page School, computer lab with access to flight simulators
Monday to Friday, two blocks per day

Description: Students will explore careers related to aviation. In preparation for completing a Private Pilot License, students will have the opportunity to write exams and gain certificates. Careers in ground support, operations, maintenance, and travel and tourism will also be investigated.

Potential certification:

  • Ground school for gaining a Private Pilot License (PPL)
  • Restricted Radio Operator Certificate (ROC-A)
  • Student Pilot Permit (PSTAR)
  • Small Basic Pilot Certificate for Drone Operation

Skill development includes:

  • Participating in ground school
  • Training in a flight simulator
  • Gaining drone experience
  • Taking comprehensive industry exams
  • Participating in industry networking and mentorship opportunities

Recommended prerequisite: Math 10

School contacts: If you have questions about this course, please reach out to Shannon Kampen and David Williams.

Interested in this course? Complete the 2022-23 Expression of Interest form. 

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Exploring Trades in Metalworking

Work Experience credits, second semester
Offered in collaboration with The Educational Partnership Foundation
Industry locations (Ironworkers Local 720, Local 1460 Alberta Millwrights)
Monday to Friday, four blocks per day

Description: Students will gain skills in various aspects of the iron-working trade. Students will also gain skills in various aspects of the millwright/industrial mechanic trade. This course is recommended for students 16 years of age and older.

Watch the Calgary Board of Education's video about courses like this one. 

Potential certification: Industry recognized credentials

Skill development includes:

  • Structural and ornamental iron-working
  • Reinforcing (tying rebar)
  • Welding
  • Precision layout
  • Optical leveling
  • Identifying tools
  • Reading blueprints

Required prerequisites: HCS 3000 and Construction Safety Training Systems 2020 (CSTS 2020)

School contacts: If you have questions about this course, please reach out to George Lampos.

Interested in this course? Complete the 2022-23 Expression of Interest form. 

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Introduction to Electrical and Pipe Trades

Work Experience credits, second semester
Offered in collaboration with The Educational Partnership Foundation
Industry locations (Electrical Industry Training Centres of Alberta, Alberta Pipe Trades College)
Monday to Friday, four blocks per day

Description: Students will gain skills in various aspects of the pipe trades, including plumbing, steam fitting, pipe fitting, gas fitting, B-pressure welding and sprinkler fitting. Students will also gain skills in various aspects of the exciting electrical trade. This course is recommended for students 16 years of age and older.

Watch the Calgary Board of Education's video about courses like this one. 

Potential certification: Industry recognized credentials

Skill development includes:

  • Theoretical foundation
  • Practical applications
  • Safety awareness
  • Workplace competencies
  • Industry engagement

Required prerequisites: HCS 3000 and Construction Safety Training Systems 2020 (CSTS 2020)

School contacts: If you have questions about this course, please reach out to George Lampos.

Interested in this course? Complete the 2022-23 Expression of Interest form. 

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Performing Arts 

15 credits, second semester
Eastglen School, school theatre and dance studio
Monday to Friday, three blocks per day

Description: Students will be immersed in an opportunity that closely mirrors the professional fields in the performing arts. From the planning and development of staged, theatrical productions to opening night, students will be exposed to a wide variety of creative careers. Along with receiving credits in musical theatre, dance and special projects, students will connect with community professionals and have the opportunity to participate in two major productions.

Skill development includes:

  • Stage production
  • Acting
  • Dancing
  • Choreography
  • Vocal training
  • Audition preparation
  • Portfolio development

School contact: If you have questions about this course, please reach out to Kevin Acheson.

Interested in this course? Complete the 2022-23 Expression of Interest form. 

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