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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 and Tourism  J. Percy Page School
Exploring Trades in Metalworking Industry locations
Fashion and Design  Lillian Osborne School
Performing Arts Eastglen School
STEAM: Engineering and Design W.P. Wagner 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. 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.

Watch the Automotive Service Technician course video

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 Paula Millham and Mitch Lauzon.

Interested in this course? Complete the 2021-22 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

Description: Students will develop an understanding of healthcare work and learn more about being a healthcare supporter in a variety of career areas. Students will explore roles, responsibilities, communication and legislation; study anatomy and physiology of body systems; investigate mental health, wellness and nutrition; and obtain related certifications. After successful completion of this course, students wishing to pursue a post-secondary study in the health field may wish to register in McNally’s Medical Studies program.

Potential certification:

  • Mental Health Training for Youth
  • First Aid and CPR training

Skill development includes:

  • Mealtime assisting
  • Client hygiene care
  • Bed making
  • Use of mobility aids
  • Lifting and transfer of patients

Cost: $40 community care course fee (consumables in labs, etc.)

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

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

Interested in this course? Complete the 2021-22 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.

Watch the Computer Technician course video

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
  • Enrichment with Raspberry Pi and Arduino microcontrollers and microprocessors

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

This course is unavailable for 2021-22.

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Cosmetology

20 credits, first semester
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.

Watch the Cosmetology course video.

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 course fee (mannequin head, hair products, makeup, etc.)

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

This course is already underway for 2021-22. 

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Culinary Arts

10 credits, 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. Students may enter part-time employment in a restaurant during or following their culinary arts experience.

Watch the Culinary Arts course video.  

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 Scott Bezubiak.

This course is full for 2021-22. 

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Exploring Aviation and Tourism

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

Description: In preparation for completing a Private Pilot License, students will have the opportunity to write exams and gain certificates related to aviation. Students will explore other aviation fields such as ground support, operations and maintenance, while also investigating careers in tourism. Destinations and travel planning are integral to understanding the business concept of air travel.

Watch the Exploring Aviation and Tourism video.

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
  • Potential to complete Canadian Academy of Travel and Tourism Certificate

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
  • Exploring careers in travel and tourism

Recommended prerequisite: Math 10

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

This course is unavailable for 2021-22.

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Exploring Trades in Metalworking

Work Experience credits, second semester
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 2021-22 Expression of Interest form.

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Fashion and Design

15 credits, second semester
Lillian Osborne School, design lab, plus classroom space
Monday to Friday, three blocks per day

Description: Through this course, students will learn the fundamentals of fashion, with a focus on pattern and interior design. Students will design a cutting-edge digital portfolio, create dynamic presentations and sharpen their photography skills. Students will have the opportunity to illustrate, design, plan and execute garments and accessories of their choosing.

Skill development includes:

  • Learning the foundations of garment construction
  • Working with high tech equipment used in the fashion industry
  • Drafting patterns, with an introduction to flat patterning techniques
  • Drafting a business plan and presenting to local entrepreneurs

Cost: $150 fashion and design course fee (sewing kit, consumable materials, etc.)

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

This course is full for 2021-22. 

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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.

Watch the Performing Arts course video

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 2021-22 Expression of Interest form.

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STEAM: Engineering and Design

15 credits, second semester
W.P. Wagner School, dedicated and newly upfitted STEAM lab
Monday to Friday, three blocks per day

Description: This course fosters the ability to work safely and respectfully with others, and students must be willing to take intellectual risks and explore new ideas. Students will gain experience in project development and explore careers such as engineer, designer, engineer technician, builder and project manager. Students will innovate and turn classroom theory into real solutions; learn about materials, mechanics, tools and production processes; design prototypes; and make products that work from both artistic and functional perspectives.

Watch the STEAM: Engineering and Design course video

Skill development includes:

  • Design thinking
  • Project-based learning
  • Various problem solving approaches
  • 3D printing
  • Working with laser and router CNCs
  • Professional portfolio development

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

Interested in this course? Complete the 2021-22 Expression of Interest form.

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