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Semester Programming

Campus EPSB is designed as another way for students to earn high school credits and industry credentials, get ahead of their studies or prepare for post-secondary. It’s a great way for students to explore opportunities and get hands-on experiences that can help them plan their next steps.

These opportunities allow students to take courses that may not be currently offered at their home school, and immerse themselves in an area of study that excites them for 3–4 blocks of the day at another school or an industry site for one full semester. If a course runs for three blocks, students can take a fourth block class at that same school.

The delivery of Campus EPSB programming will be modified in response to COVID-19

If you have any questions, please email careerpathways@epsb.ca or call 780-429-8384.

CONSIDERATIONS

Edmonton Transit Services (ETS) is the preferred method of transportation for students registered in Campus EPSB semester programming. Students are expected to return to their home school upon completion of Campus EPSB opportunities. If students wish to switch schools, they must complete the same process as any other student within the Division.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 COURSE

LOCATION

Automotive Service Technician
M.E. LaZerte School
Community Care  McNally School
Computer Technician
Queen Elizabeth School
Connecting Occupational Opportunities (CO-OP) Argyll Centre
Cosmetology W.P. Wagner School 
Culinary Arts Harry Ainlay School
Exploring Aviation and Tourism 
J. Percy Page School
Exploring Trades in Metalworking
Argyll Centre 
Fashion and Design  Lillian Osborne School
Performing Arts Eastglen School
STEAM: Architecture and Engineering W.P. Wagner School 

 

Automotive Service Technician 

M.E. LaZerte School, 6804-144 Ave, 15 credits, second semester
Recommended: English 10, Math 10, 20-level science course and Mechanics 10 (or relevant automotive experience). For more information, see Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Trade Entrance Requirements.

Students will work alongside industry professionals as they begin the technical training component of the Automotive Service Technician pathway. Students will become eligible to write the Apprenticeship and Industry Training exam for first-period Automotive Service Technician upon successful completion of all the modules in this course.

SUBMITIf you’re interested in this course for 2021-22, complete our Expression of Interest form.

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Community Care

McNally School, 8440- 105 Ave, 16 credits, second semester
Prerequisite: English 10-1 or English 10-2

Students will develop an understanding of health care work and learn more about being a health care supporter in a variety of career areas. This hands-on opportunity will allow students to pursue their health interests, have practical, work-ready experiences, and add certifications to their resumés. After successful completion, students wishing to pursue post-secondary study in the health field (e.g., doctor, kinesiologist, physiotherapist, etc.) may wish to register in McNally’s Medical Studies program.

Costs include:

  • $175 (health care kit, scrubs, course materials, certification fees, etc.)

SUBMITIf you’re interested in this course for 2021-22, complete our Expression of Interest form.

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Computer Technician

Queen Elizabeth School, 9425-132 Ave, 15 credits, second semester 
 
Students will gain industry-level certificates through Cisco Academy and CompTIA. Highlights of this opportunity include building and repairing computers, configuring and installing operating systems, building a cyber security VPN and a traffic filtering appliance, and working with industry professionals and post-secondary students. Networking and design thinking skills are applied to building robots, 3D printing, breadboarding, and creating microcontrollers and microprocessors.

SUBMITIf you’re interested in this course for 2021-22, complete our Expression of Interest form.

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Connecting Occupational Opportunities (CO-OP) 

Argyll Centre, 6859-100 Ave, Work Experience credits, second semester

Connecting Occupational Opportunities (CO-OP) is an opportunity that connects high school students to employers for semester-long work experience and exploration. In the first two weeks, students will complete in-class work to prepare for their job with an emphasis on workplace health and safety. Students will then be matched with an employer and work on-site for the remainder of their placement, with the exception of four days at school to meet with the CO-OP supervisor. On the job, students will demonstrate responsibility and a strong work ethic to reflect their workplace’s practices and standards.

CO-OP works best for students in Grades 11 and 12. Placements will be dependent on:

  • availability of the request
  • interviews with the employer

SUBMITIf you’re interested in this course for 2021-22, complete our Expression of Interest form.

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Cosmetology

W.P. Wagner School, 6310 Wagner Road NW, 20 credits, first semester

Students will start their apprenticeship in this post-secondary Hairstylist technical training program. Working alongside industry professionals, students will explore various aspects of the cosmetology industry. Aspiring hairstylists will learn skills such as haircutting and styling techniques, chemical hair colouring and perming techniques, and client services and sales. After successful program completion, students will leave with the fundamental skills necessary for a career as a beauty industry professional.

Costs include:

  • $230 (cosmetology kit)

SUBMITIf you’re interested in this course for 2021-22, complete our Expression of Interest form.

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Culinary Arts

Harry Ainlay School, 4350-111 St, 10 credits, second semester
Recommended: 65% in Math 9 or 50% in Math 10C

Students will learn alongside a Red Seal chef in a commercial kitchen as they begin the training component of a culinary apprenticeship pathway. This opportunity will prepare students with the foundational skills to pursue cooking as a profession. Students will learn to cook restaurant-quality entrees and desserts. This includes preparing stocks, soups, meats and poultry, salads, breakfasts, baking, pastries and breads.

Students should meet the minimum requirements upon completion of high school to continue to post-secondary training. For more information, please visit Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Trade Entrance Requirements.

SUBMITIf you’re interested in this course for 2021-22, complete our Expression of Interest form.

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Exploring Aviation and Tourism

J. Percy Page School, 2707 Mill Woods Road NW, 15 credits, second semester 

Students will explore careers related to aviation, and gain experience and network with industry professionals while working through ground school. In preparation for completing a Private Pilot’s License, students will have the opportunity to write the Private Pilot’s License Exam (PSTAR), and obtain Industry Canada Restricted Radio Operator Certificate (ROC-A) and Drone Pilot Basic Certificate.

Career exploration in other aviation fields such as ground support, operations, maintenance and travel/tourism will also be investigated. Destinations and travel planning are integral to understanding the business concept of air travel.

SUBMITIf you’re interested in this course for 2021-22, complete our Expression of Interest form. 

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Exploring Trades in Metalworking

Argyll Centre, 6859-100 Ave, Work Experience credits, second semester
Prerequisite: HCS 3000 and Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS)

Industry locations:

  • Ironworkers Local 720, 5720-59 St
  • Local 1460 Alberta Millwrights, 15210-123 Ave

Students will gain skills in various aspects of the iron-working trade—structural, ornamental and reinforcing (tying rebar), as well as developing welding skills. Students will also gain skills in various aspects of the millwright/industrial mechanic trade—precision layout, optical leveling, tool identification and blueprint reading, while earning industry-recognized credentials. This opportunity is open to students 16 years of age and older.

SUBMITIf you’re interested in this course for 2021-22, complete our Expression of Interest form.

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Fashion and Design

Lillian Osborne School, 2019 Leger Road NW, 15 credits, second semester

Students will learn the fundamentals of fashion, with a focus on pattern and interior design. Highlights include the opportunity to explore various clothing disciplines, clothing line production, collection development, and connecting with industry professionals to learn about the business of fashion. Students will also design a cutting-edge digital portfolio, create dynamic presentations and sharpen their photography skills.

Costs include:

  • $150 (sewing kit, fabric, consumable materials, etc.) 

SUBMITIf you’re interested in this course for 2021-22, complete our Expression of Interest form.

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Performing Arts 

Eastglen School, 11430-68 St, 15 credits, second semester 

Students will learn and develop skills while connecting with community and performing arts professionals. Highlights include technical theatre, acting, dancing and choreography, vocal training and portfolio development, as well as an opportunity to participate in two major productions.

SUBMITIf you’re interested in this course for 2021-22, complete our Expression of Interest form.

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STEAM: Architecture and Engineering 

W.P. Wagner School, 6310 Wagner Road NW, 15 credits, second semester

Students will gain experience in project development and explore careers such as engineer, designer, engineer technician, builder and project manager. Students will be engaged in project-based learning with a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) approach to problem solving. Highlights include using 3D printers, laser CNC and traditional tools in a technology-focused lab space.

SUBMITIf you’re interested in this course for 2021-22, complete our Expression of Interest form.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT CENTRE HIGH CAMPUS

The following Career Pathways are open to fourth and fifth-year high school students:

  • Emergency Response
  • Health, Fitness and Wellness 
  • Technology, Digital Arts and Computers
  • Working with Children

For more information, contact Centre High Campus.

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