Off-campus education provides opportunities for senior high school students to explore and expand their career interests, skills and knowledge related to work and other life roles.
Calgary Catholic School District provides a variety of Off-Campus opportunities for students. Each one of our district high schools has an Off-Campus teacher who will assist with student placement, safety, learning plans, and supervision while at the workplace.
- Work Experience
This is an opportunity for those students who are interested in gaining work experience credits for summer positions that students have arranged on their own. See your Off-Campus teacher to register.
- Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is an opportunity for the high school student to complete a high school diploma while also working as an indentured apprentice, earning credits. They build hours towards a Journeyman’s Certificate in one of Alberta’s more than fifty trades. Worksites are approved, a learning plan is established, and a teacher supervises the student’s experience. See your Off-Campus teacher to register.
- Career Discovery
The Career Discovery program provides grade 10 or 11 students in our district the opportunity to explore or research a particular career field at a worksite. See your Off-Campus teacher or Career Practitioner to register.
- Health Services Internship
The Health Services Internship provides students the opportunity to gain real-life experience in a variety of medical venues including hospitals, clinics, labs and extended care facilities during the summer break. See your Career Practitioner to register.
- Green Certificate
This apprenticeship-style program allows students, who live and work in agriculture, the opportunity to earn credits toward their high school diploma. They will also obtain an industry recognized certificate from Alberta Agriculture. If a student is working in the following areas they may be interested in this program:
• Cow-calf, Feedlot, Sheep, Swine, Dairy
• Field Crop, Irrigated Crops
See your Off-Campus teacher, Counsellor or Career Practitioner for more information about any of the district's Off-Campus Education programs.
To learn more about careers and the trades visit the following websites:
- Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS)
- Government of Alberta: Trade Secrets