Communication Technology 10

3 credit

This is a 3 credit course where students are introduced to general lab procedures and become involved in digital photography, digital video production, production, print media, computer graphics and design.

Communication Technology 20

5 credit

In this intermediate level course, students choose an area to focus on based on their personal interests. The intermediate photography focus is designed for the student seeking a deeper knowledge of photographic technique, emphasizing on composition, exposure, flash techniques and accessory equipment. This course will also provide for lots of hands-on practice time with Photoshop. The intermediate digital video focus is designed for the student seeking a deeper knowledge in digital video production, with emphasis on scriptwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, sound recording, editing aspects of the film and video industries. The intermediate graphic design focus is designed for the student seeking a deeper knowledge in graphic design, with emphasis on typography, page layout and digital imaging. This course will also provide for lots of hands-on practice time with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Prerequisite: Communication Technology 10.

Communication Technology 30

5 credit

This is an advanced level course and students choose an area to focus on based on their personal interest. The advanced photography focus is for experienced photography students who want to learn advanced digital techniques, studio lighting to create exciting portraits and group photographs, scenic and wildlife photography, and advanced Photoshop and photo printing techniques. Advanced digital video production focus is for experienced digital video students who want to learn advanced skills, with emphasis on telling your own stories and helping you meet some of the demands of the film and video industries. Advanced graphic design focus is for experienced graphic design students who want to learn advanced skills, with emphasis on how to make everything from typography, colours, illustration, and photography work together as a whole. This course will also provide for lots of hands-on practice time with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Prerequisite: Communication Technology 20.

Community Leadership 10

3 credit

Developing effective lifetime leadership and interpersonal skills are the primary goals of this course. Using an interactive and hands on approach, students work on developing their responsibility, communication, problem solving, decision making, team building, goal setting, time management and conflict resolution skills (leadership fundamentals). This is done through project planning, organization and implementation of a large and a small class project. Students taking this course should be intrinsically motivated to make a difference within the school, community and even globally. All Leadership students are required to volunteer a minimum of 1 extracurricular hour per week over the course of the semester for a total of 15 hours as part of their community volunteering credit, in addition to completing a mentorship placement. Students wishing to continue onto Leadership 20 must be successful in the Mentorship, Volunteer, and Leadership Fundamentals modules of Leadership 10 course in order to fulfill the prerequisite requirements.

Community Leadership 10

5 credit

Developing effective lifetime leadership and interpersonal skills are the primary goals of this course. Using an interactive and hands on approach, students work on developing their responsibility, communication, problem solving, decision making, team building, goal setting, time management and conflict resolution skills (leadership fundamentals). This is done through project planning, organization and implementation of a large and a small class project. Students taking this course should be intrinsically motivated to make a difference within the school, community and even globally. All Leadership students are required to volunteer a minimum of 1 extracurricular hour per week over the course of the semester for a total of 15 hours as part of their community volunteering credit, in addition to completing a mentorship placement. The students taking this course will also receive their Toastmasters certificate for Speaking and Presenting as well as Community Project credit. Students wishing to continue onto Leadership 25 must be successful in the Mentorship, Volunteer, and Leadership Fundamentals modules of Leadership 15 course in order to fulfill the prerequisite requirements.

Community Leadership 20

5 credit

Community Leadership 20 is a continuation of the Team Leadership 10 program. Leadership and mentorship skills are further developed through the organization and implementation of a variety of school, community and/or global student initiated projects, along with participation in Leadership’s Mentorship Program. Students will have the opportunity to spend their time, talents and treasures with feeder elementary students through the Health in Perspective and Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, with seniors through the Now and Then Program, with preschool children at the YMCA, and finally with developmentally disabled children within our ESII class. Students are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of extracurricular volunteering throughout the semester. The Leadership Program is a great fit for any student interested in going into event planning, advertising, marketing or teaching, just to name a few. Students must complete all components to move onto the 30 level.

Community Leadership 30

5 credit

The primary focus of the Leadership 30 class is on the modeling and mentoring of the Leadership skills developed at the 10 and 20 levels. Mentorship is at its greatest at this level, as student’s model and mentor their Leadership 20 peers in every aspect of the Leadership program. Leadership 30 students will determine community and school mased needs, then initiate and implement the many different projects that will address those needs. Similarly to Leadership 10 and 20, students will continue their involvement with a mentorship program of their choice and volunteer the required minimum of 20 hours.

Computer Studies 10A

3 credit

Students in Computer Studies 10A will choose 3 of the 6 courses available in Desktop Applications (3), Interactive Media (3) and Computer Programming (1). Students in Desktop Applications courses will gain proficiency in the basic commands and functions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The courses allow students to work at their own pace using online course materials. Students choosing the Interactive Media courses will learn the basics of computer graphics software, including Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Students will develop basic skills in typography, graphic art and web design. Recommendation: Some computer experience and/or an interest in graphic art and web design.

Information Processing 10

3 credit

This course is designed to give students a hands on opportunity to explore computer applications that are useful for school and work. Students will develop and enhance their skills in word processing, spreadsheets and computerized presentations. This is a 3 credit course that requires little to no computer experience.

Computer Studies 20

5 credit

In this intermediate course, students will build upon their skills in Desktop Applications, Interactive Media and Computer Programming. Desktop Applications courses will continue developing skills using Microsoft Word, Excel Spreadsheets and introduce Databases using Microsoft Access. Students will continue with the Microsoft Office 2007 textbook. Interactive Media courses will continue building skills in Web design, Animation digital imaging and multimedia projects with Adobe Creative Suite software. Prerequisite: 5 credits in Computer Studies 10.

Computer Studies 30

5 credit

In this advanced course, students will build upon their skills in Desktop Applications, Interactive Media and Computer Programming. The students will use the Microsoft Office 2007 textbook to develop occupational-level competence in the use of word processing software commands and functions to produce a mail-able report, correspondence and tables, including the importing and merging of text, data and graphics. Students will specialize in document preparation, terminology application and associated office routine expectations. Students will also work toward an occupational level of expertise in creating dynamic solutions through sharing data and objects between applications. A higher level of planning and analysis will be expected. Students completing the Interactive Media strand will continue their mastery of the Adobe Creative Suite software in digital imaging, computerized animation and digital design full-length, high quality media. In addition students will author highly interactive expert systems applications that provide virtual simulations of real-world tasks, using Adobe Flash. Moreover, students will implement more advanced feature of website development, using Adobe Dreamweaver. Prerequisite: Computer Studies 20.

Construction Technology 10

3 credit

Students will be focusing on safe skill development in woodworking while constructing several projects. One project will be related to hand tool skills, one project will be focusing on working with solid stock wood products, while the final project will involve design and construction on a wood based project.

Construction Technology 10

5 credit

This course is for students that are interested in taking woodworking and would like to explore this area in more depth. The projects for this course will include the development of hand tool skills, working with solid stock wood products, basic router techniques, designing and constructing a wood project, as well as a choice of wood turning, manufactured materials construction, or building construction.

Construction Technology 20

5 credit

The Construction 20 course will concentrate on cabinet making. Topics covered will include hand tool skill development, box construction, door and drawer construction, furniture and cabinet frame construction and basic finishing techniques. Prerequisite: Construction Technology 10.

Construction Technology 30

5 credit

Construction 30 will concentrate on cabinet making. Projects built will cover topics such as hand tool skill development, surface enhancement including veneer techniques, leg and rail construction and production systems. The students will have the opportunity to use a 3-axis CNC router to produce specialty components for their projects. Prerequisite: Construction Technology 10.

Design Studies 10

3 credit

This course is for students who are interested in technical drawing, architecture, creative problem solving and the world of industrial design. The 3 modules offered are introductory and will be completed by hand with the exception of one project in the last module – 3D design, where students will work with Sketchup. AutoCAD is part of the 20 level course selection.

Design Studies 20

5 credit

In this course students will produce a complete set of all the required residential architectural drawings consisting of floor plans, electrical plan elevations, wall section and plot plan. Some architectural presentation drawings will also be completed. Students will continue with manual drafting and computer aided design in AutoCAD.

Design Studies 30

5 credit

Students will be introduced to model making. Each student will construct a complete 3D scaled study model and presentation model working from their residential house plans. Students will also explore different building materials, methods of construction, alternative heating/cooling systems and overall sustainability.

Fashion Studies 10

3 credit

This course is for students who have an interest in developing their sewing skills. They will learn how to read and understand pattern instructions, and build a repertoire of sewing skills while completing a garment or costume. Accessing both a sewing machine and a serger to complete their projects. Students are given opportunities to be creative through such tasks as a tie dye project, how to individualize their wardrobe and create accessories to enhance their personal style.

Fashion Studies 10

5 credit

Skill development is enhanced in the 5 credit course and greater scope is covered.

Cosplay Couture 10

3 credit

This course is an introduction to the world of creating cosplay costuming. Students will be required to investigate a variety of characters from different sources such as comic books, movies, anime, and video games. Once they have found a character they are interested in reproducing, the students will learn how to analyze the character and replicate the clothing. Students will also explore different crafting specialties such as textile manipulation and sculpture. All students will receive an introduction to basic sewing techniques and pattern drafting. All students are welcome, no previous sewing experience required.

Fashion Studies 20

3 credit

This course builds on the Fashions 10 course providing intermediate skill development through the construction of garments using flat patterns and making alterations for a better fit. In-depth, detailed projects or making costumes for the school musical may be awarded multiple credits. Students have the opportunity to sew for personal interest, for others or for the home, using the sewing machine, serger and embroidery machine.

Fashion Studies 20

5 credit

There is significant skill development enhanced in the 5 credit course and greater scope is covered.

Fashion Studies 30

3 credit

Students will continue to improve and advance their construction skills and knowledge of patterns and fabrics to complete a number of garments. A variety of modules are available to reflect the current trends in the fashion industry. Students have the opportunity to sew for personal interest, for others or for the home, using the sewing machine, serger and embroidery machine.

Fashion Studies 30

5 credit

Student completing this course will be full independent sewers, with the necessary knowledge and skills to tackle a variety of sewing projects.

Financial Management 10

3 credit

Students will learn the basics about banking, business legislation, investing and business ethics. A large portion of the course will include work related to learning the basics about accounting and recording business transactions. We touch upon the dynamics surrounding stocks, loans and interest rates/calculations. The final projects include the opportunity to participate in a mock Dragons Den competition and preparing a mock Business Proposal.

Financial Management 20

5 credit

This course expands the accounting system to include a merchandising business and accounting software for an accounting system and the accounting cycle for a merchandising firm. It strongly relates to Financial Management 10, incorporating learning about the stock market, banking investments, personal and business taxes.

Financial Management 30

5 credit

This course covers accounting concepts applied to partnerships and corporations, and analysis of financial statements and specialized accounting tasks. It is very specialized and does not relate closely to Finance 10 or 20.

Fitness Leadership 20

5 credit

This course is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge to assist in a student’s ability to pursue AFLCA certifications. With this certification students will have opportunities to potentially work in the fitness industry as a personal trainer or fitness instructor. Course modules include Health and Services Foundations, Nutrition and Wellness, Musculoskeletal and Cardiovascular Systems and Human Movement. The course will examine both theoretical and practical components of fitness. Students can expect to receive classroom and active instruction, specialty exposure to fitness classes and weight room opportunities. Students are required to successfully complete Sports Medicine 10 or Sports Performance 10 to be eligible to register in this course. Students must successfully complete all course modules before pursuing Fitness Leadership 30.

Fitness Leadership 30

5 credit

This course is a continuation of Fitness Leadership 20 designed to facilitate the acquisition of AFLCA Resistance Training, Group Exercise and Exercise Theory certifications. to provide a foundation of knowledge to assist in a student’s ability to pursue AFLCA certifications. With this certification students will have opportunities to potentially work in the fitness industry as a personal trainer or fitness instructor. The course will examine both theoretical and practical components of fitness. Course modules include Training and Conditioning, Fitness Instruction Leadership Principles, Resistance Training Leadership, Group Exercise Leadership and Rec Advances Practicum. Students will be expected to fulfill 25 hours of practical experience at a fitness facility, which will be facilitated by their instructor. Students will receive official AFLCA certification upon completion of all course modules and successful completion of AFLCA theory and practical testing. Students must successfully complete all Fitness 20 modules to be eligible to enrol in this course.

Foods 10

3 credit

This course covers three Foods modules. Students will develop an interest and awareness of the nutritional importance of food. Basic safety and sanitation knowledge and culinary skills will be practiced through the preparation of a variety of recipes.

Foods 20

5 credit

Practical classes focus on food preparation skills using a wide variety of equipment to produce food from scratch. Intermediate level modules help students build on the competencies developed at the introductory level. They provide a broader perspective, helping students recognize the wide range of related career opportunities available within this area. Examples of modules offered include: Soups and Sauces, Basic Meat Cookery, Bread Products, International Cuisine, Cake and Pastry, and Rush Hour Cuisine. Foods Basics 1010 is required.

Foods 30

5 credit

Advanced level modules demand a higher level of expertise. Some of the modules at this level include Creative Baking, Food Presentation, Regional Cuisine, Yeast Products, and Entertaining with Food. Students develop the knowledge of the scientific principles of food preparation and the importance of presentation and garnishing. These modules can help students to prepare for entry into the workplace or a related post-secondary program. Food Basics 1010 is required.

Hockey Sports Performance 10

5 credit

This course is run in conjunction with the Hockey Canada Skills Academy to provide learning opportunities for the increasing number of student athletes playing hockey. The course is a combination of on ice instruction, dry-land training and classroom instruction. The course is skill based and is open to any student with a minimum of 2 years hockey experience. This is a CTS course in which students must pass all 5 modules in order to take the next level. An additional application must be completed for this course.

Hockey Sports Performance 20

5 credit

This course is a continuation of skills covered in Hockey Sports Performance 10 and takes students to the next level. Students will be challenged to further their training and delve deeper into training methods and issues related to the sport.

Hockey Sports Performance 30

5 credit

This course is a continuation of skills covered in Hockey Sports Performance 20 and takes students to the next level. Students will be challenged to further their training and delve deeper into training methods and issues related to the sport.

Legal Studies 10

3 credit

Students completing this course will have an understanding of basic and practical information about the law. Topics include Private Law, Public Law and Relationship Law.

Legal Studies 20

5 credit

Students completing this course will have an understanding of basic and practical information about the law. Topics include Family Law, Employment Law, Environmental Law, Aboriginal Law and the Traveller.

Legal Studies 30

5 credit

Students completing this course will have an understanding of basic and practical information about the law. Topics include Dispute Resolution, Negligence and it legal implications, Small Business Law, Controversy, and, Change and Landmark Decisions.

Mechanics 10

3 credit

Students will be introduced to various transportation systems and the principles of operation of the components of these systems. Topics covered will include safety, basic tools, engine fundamentals, electrical fundamentals, ride and control systems, and, wheels and tires. At the end of this course students will have the ability to handle most road safe emergencies: including safely boosting a vehicle, changing a flat tire, and diagnosing fluid leaks.

Mechanics 20

5 credit

Students will study various systems with respect to automobiles including the theory of operation and the components of these systems. Systems that may be studied include lubrication and cooling fuel and exhaust systems, steering and suspension systems, and electrical components. Students enrolled in Mechanics 20 will have the entry level skills required by most service shops for the position of a tire technician. Pre-requisite: Mechanics 10.

Mechanics 30

5 credit

Students will study engine diagnosis and tune up procedures using specialized diagnostic equipment. Students will develop skills to diagnose and repair check engine, anti lock brakes and air bag lamps. In addition to engine tune-up, students will diagnose and repair air conditioning systems. The final module in Mechanics 30 is buying and selling vehicles. Students will learn the steps of buying a used vehicle, performing a vehicle pre-purchase inspection, and selling a vehicle. Pre-requisite: Mechanics 20.

Robotics Technology 10

3 credit

Students will be introduced to basic electronics theory through the fabrication and programming of an autonomous sumo robot. Students will learn circuit board construction , electronic motor control, robot fabrication techniques, as well as micro-controller programming and interfacing.

Robotics Technology 20

5 credit

Students will construct a programmable robotic system using a PicAxe 28X2 micro-controller. Topics to be covered include basic electronic circuit design and fabrication, principle introduction to sensors, interfacing principles, circuit analysis, fabrication of a robotic system and micro-controller programming.

Robotics Technology 30

5 credit

Students will construct a interactive programmable robotic system using a PicAxe 28X2 micro-controller. Topics to be covered include advanced electronic circuit design and fabrication, fabrication of a robotic system with emphasis on analogue sensors and micro-controller programming focusing on robot vision and artificial intelligence.

Sports Medicine 10

5 credit

Through this course, students will gain an understanding of medicine and athletic training. Course units include the role of the high school trainer, knowledge of the muscular-skeletal system, nutrition, and common sports related injuries. In practical labs, students treat mock injuries using tape, splints, ice, etc. Sports Medicine is aligned with CTS modules (under Community Health) which permits the student to earn necessary credits toward their diploma. Students will also complete a standard First Aid/CPR certification course.

Sports Medicine 20

5 credit

This course is a continuation of the introductory Sports Medicine program, with more emphasis being placed on preventative measures such as exercise, stretching and advance taping techniques. A look at programs and careers related to Sports Medicine will also be presented. Students will be expected to fulfill a 25 hour practical experience, outside of school regular school hours, with one of the school’s teams, or with a team in the community. The students will be certified in Health Care Provider. Five credits from Sports Medicine 10 must be achieved for entry into this course. Students should be self-motivated and able to work independently. Successful completion of this course enables students to register for Fitness Leadership 30.

Sports Medicine 30

5 credit

This course is for students who want to advance their Athletic Training knowledge and skills. Students will get certified in Wilderness First Aid. There will be opportunities to work as the head trainer for one of the school teams. Students will choose from a variety of topics relating to Athletic Training and complete a project. In addition students will study the anatomy of various body systems and the treatment of injuries/conditions that occur. Pre-requistie: Sports Medicine 20

Sports Performance 10

5 credit

This course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to understand the wide range of factors related to athletic performance in a variety of sports. Students will learn and demonstrate outcomes related to ethics, proper training principals, psychology, goal setting and personal development. These skills will enhance athletic performance and students will train 3 days/week at Big Sky Fitness. This is a CTS course in which students must pass all 5 modules (5 credits) in order to take the next level and/or be eligible to register for Fitness Leadership 20.

Sports Performance 10 Girls

5 credit

This course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to understand the wide range of factors related to athletic performance in a variety of sports. Students will learn and demonstrate outcomes related to ethics, proper training principals, psychology, goal setting and personal development. These skills will enhance athletic performance and students will train 2-3 days/week at Big Sky Fitness and participate in a specialty fitness class 1 day/week.. This is a CTS course in which students must pass all 5 modules (5 credits) in order to take the next level and/or be eligible to register for Fitness Leadership 20.

Sports Performance 20

5 credit

This course is a continuation of Sports Performance 10. Students will deepen their knowledge, skills and attitudes about the wide range of factors related to athletic performance. A combination of theoretical investigations and practical applications will allow students to demonstrate outcomes related to ethics, training principles, psychology, goal setting and personal development. This course is designed for the motivated athlete who is involved in a sport at the competitive level. Five credits from Sports Performance 10 must be achieved for entry into this course.

Sports Performance 20 Girls

5 credit

This course is a continuation of Sports Performance 10. Students will deepen their knowledge, skills and attitudes about the wide range of factors related to athletic performance. A combination of theoretical investigations and practical applications will allow students to demonstrate outcomes related to ethics, training principles, psychology, goal setting and personal development. This course is designed for the motivated athlete who is involved in a sport at the competitive level. Five credits from Sports Performance 10 must be achieved for entry into this course.

Sports Performance 30

5 credit

This course is the culmination of the Sports Performance curriculum. Students will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes (gained at the 10 and 20 level) about the wide range of factors to athletic performance. A combination of theoretical investigations and practical applications will allow students to demonstrate outcomes related to ethics, training principles, psychology, goal setting and personal development. This course is designed for the motivated athlete who is involved in a sport at the competitive level. Five credits from Sports Performance 20 must be achieved for entry into this course.

Sports Performance 30 Girls

5 credit

This course is the culmination of the Sports Performance curriculum. Students will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes (gained at the 10 and 20 level) about the wide range of factors to athletic performance. A combination of theoretical investigations and practical applications will allow students to demonstrate outcomes related to ethics, training principles, psychology, goal setting and personal development. This course is designed for the motivated athlete who is involved in a sport at the competitive level. Five credits from Sports Performance 20 must be achieved for entry into this course.

Aboriginal Studies 30

5 credit

Aboriginal Studies 30 is a provincial course suitable for all students in Alberta schools. Students will gain a greater understanding of the current issues facing Aboriginal peoples worldwide. Aboriginal Studies 30 enables students to demonstrate an understanding of the issues of Aboriginal rights and self-government, Aboriginal land claims, Aboriginal people in Canadian society and Aboriginal world issues.

Theory of Knowledge 25 and 35

3 credit each

The Theory of Knowledge (YoK) Program is central to the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile. These courses will challenge students to reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing with respect to areas of knowledge, as well as to consider the role which knowledge plays in global society. It encourages students to become aware of themselves as thinkers, to become aware of the complexity of knowledge, and to recognize the need to act responsibility in an increasingly interconnected world. The 25-level course is compulsory for every IB diploma student and is also available to any student who is registered in IB certificate courses in their grade 11 year. The 35 level course is only offered to IB diploma students and is completed alongside their regular course study in their grade 12 year.

Career and Technology Studies

Communication Technology 10

3 credit

This is a 3 credit course where students are introduced to general lab procedures and become involved in digital photography, digital video production, production, print media, computer graphics and design.

Communication Technology 20

5 credit

In this intermediate level course, students choose an area to focus on based on their personal interests. The intermediate photography focus is designed for the student seeking a deeper knowledge of photographic technique, emphasizing on composition, exposure, flash techniques and accessory equipment. This course will also provide for lots of hands-on practice time with Photoshop. The intermediate digital video focus is designed for the student seeking a deeper knowledge in digital video production, with emphasis on scriptwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, sound recording, editing aspects of the film and video industries. The intermediate graphic design focus is designed for the student seeking a deeper knowledge in graphic design, with emphasis on typography, page layout and digital imaging. This course will also provide for lots of hands-on practice time with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Prerequisite: Communication Technology 10.

Communication Technology 30

5 credit

This is an advanced level course and students choose an area to focus on based on their personal interest. The advanced photography focus is for experienced photography students who want to learn advanced digital techniques, studio lighting to create exciting portraits and group photographs, scenic and wildlife photography, and advanced Photoshop and photo printing techniques. Advanced digital video production focus is for experienced digital video students who want to learn advanced skills, with emphasis on telling your own stories and helping you meet some of the demands of the film and video industries. Advanced graphic design focus is for experienced graphic design students who want to learn advanced skills, with emphasis on how to make everything from typography, colours, illustration, and photography work together as a whole. This course will also provide for lots of hands-on practice time with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Prerequisite: Communication Technology 20.

Community Leadership 10

3 credit

Developing effective lifetime leadership and interpersonal skills are the primary goals of this course. Using an interactive and hands on approach, students work on developing their responsibility, communication, problem solving, decision making, team building, goal setting, time management and conflict resolution skills (leadership fundamentals). This is done through project planning, organization and implementation of a large and a small class project. Students taking this course should be intrinsically motivated to make a difference within the school, community and even globally. All Leadership students are required to volunteer a minimum of 1 extracurricular hour per week over the course of the semester for a total of 15 hours as part of their community volunteering credit, in addition to completing a mentorship placement. Students wishing to continue onto Leadership 20 must be successful in the Mentorship, Volunteer, and Leadership Fundamentals modules of Leadership 10 course in order to fulfill the prerequisite requirements.

Community Leadership 10

5 credit

Developing effective lifetime leadership and interpersonal skills are the primary goals of this course. Using an interactive and hands on approach, students work on developing their responsibility, communication, problem solving, decision making, team building, goal setting, time management and conflict resolution skills (leadership fundamentals). This is done through project planning, organization and implementation of a large and a small class project. Students taking this course should be intrinsically motivated to make a difference within the school, community and even globally. All Leadership students are required to volunteer a minimum of 1 extracurricular hour per week over the course of the semester for a total of 15 hours as part of their community volunteering credit, in addition to completing a mentorship placement. The students taking this course will also receive their Toastmasters certificate for Speaking and Presenting as well as Community Project credit. Students wishing to continue onto Leadership 25 must be successful in the Mentorship, Volunteer, and Leadership Fundamentals modules of Leadership 15 course in order to fulfill the prerequisite requirements.

Community Leadership 20

5 credit

Community Leadership 20 is a continuation of the Team Leadership 10 program. Leadership and mentorship skills are further developed through the organization and implementation of a variety of school, community and/or global student initiated projects, along with participation in Leadership’s Mentorship Program. Students will have the opportunity to spend their time, talents and treasures with feeder elementary students through the Health in Perspective and Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, with seniors through the Now and Then Program, with preschool children at the YMCA, and finally with developmentally disabled children within our ESII class. Students are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of extracurricular volunteering throughout the semester. The Leadership Program is a great fit for any student interested in going into event planning, advertising, marketing or teaching, just to name a few. Students must complete all components to move onto the 30 level.

Community Leadership 30

5 credit

The primary focus of the Leadership 30 class is on the modeling and mentoring of the Leadership skills developed at the 10 and 20 levels. Mentorship is at its greatest at this level, as student’s model and mentor their Leadership 20 peers in every aspect of the Leadership program. Leadership 30 students will determine community and school mased needs, then initiate and implement the many different projects that will address those needs. Similarly to Leadership 10 and 20, students will continue their involvement with a mentorship program of their choice and volunteer the required minimum of 20 hours.

Computer Studies 10A

3 credit

Students in Computer Studies 10A will choose 3 of the 6 courses available in Desktop Applications (3), Interactive Media (3) and Computer Programming (1). Students in Desktop Applications courses will gain proficiency in the basic commands and functions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The courses allow students to work at their own pace using online course materials. Students choosing the Interactive Media courses will learn the basics of computer graphics software, including Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Students will develop basic skills in typography, graphic art and web design. Recommendation: Some computer experience and/or an interest in graphic art and web design.

Information Processing 10

3 credit

This course is designed to give students a hands on opportunity to explore computer applications that are useful for school and work. Students will develop and enhance their skills in word processing, spreadsheets and computerized presentations. This is a 3 credit course that requires little to no computer experience.

Computer Studies 20

5 credit

In this intermediate course, students will build upon their skills in Desktop Applications, Interactive Media and Computer Programming. Desktop Applications courses will continue developing skills using Microsoft Word, Excel Spreadsheets and introduce Databases using Microsoft Access. Students will continue with the Microsoft Office 2007 textbook. Interactive Media courses will continue building skills in Web design, Animation digital imaging and multimedia projects with Adobe Creative Suite software. Prerequisite: 5 credits in Computer Studies 10.

Computer Studies 30

5 credit

In this advanced course, students will build upon their skills in Desktop Applications, Interactive Media and Computer Programming. The students will use the Microsoft Office 2007 textbook to develop occupational-level competence in the use of word processing software commands and functions to produce a mail-able report, correspondence and tables, including the importing and merging of text, data and graphics. Students will specialize in document preparation, terminology application and associated office routine expectations. Students will also work toward an occupational level of expertise in creating dynamic solutions through sharing data and objects between applications. A higher level of planning and analysis will be expected. Students completing the Interactive Media strand will continue their mastery of the Adobe Creative Suite software in digital imaging, computerized animation and digital design full-length, high quality media. In addition students will author highly interactive expert systems applications that provide virtual simulations of real-world tasks, using Adobe Flash. Moreover, students will implement more advanced feature of website development, using Adobe Dreamweaver. Prerequisite: Computer Studies 20.

Construction Technology 10

3 credit

Students will be focusing on safe skill development in woodworking while constructing several projects. One project will be related to hand tool skills, one project will be focusing on working with solid stock wood products, while the final project will involve design and construction on a wood based project.

Construction Technology 10

5 credit

This course is for students that are interested in taking woodworking and would like to explore this area in more depth. The projects for this course will include the development of hand tool skills, working with solid stock wood products, basic router techniques, designing and constructing a wood project, as well as a choice of wood turning, manufactured materials construction, or building construction.

Construction Technology 20

5 credit

The Construction 20 course will concentrate on cabinet making. Topics covered will include hand tool skill development, box construction, door and drawer construction, furniture and cabinet frame construction and basic finishing techniques. Prerequisite: Construction Technology 10.

Construction Technology 30

5 credit

Construction 30 will concentrate on cabinet making. Projects built will cover topics such as hand tool skill development, surface enhancement including veneer techniques, leg and rail construction and production systems. The students will have the opportunity to use a 3-axis CNC router to produce specialty components for their projects. Prerequisite: Construction Technology 10.

Design Studies 10

3 credit

This course is for students who are interested in technical drawing, architecture, creative problem solving and the world of industrial design. The 3 modules offered are introductory and will be completed by hand with the exception of one project in the last module – 3D design, where students will work with Sketchup. AutoCAD is part of the 20 level course selection.

Design Studies 20

5 credit

In this course students will produce a complete set of all the required residential architectural drawings consisting of floor plans, electrical plan elevations, wall section and plot plan. Some architectural presentation drawings will also be completed. Students will continue with manual drafting and computer aided design in AutoCAD.

Design Studies 30

5 credit

Students will be introduced to model making. Each student will construct a complete 3D scaled study model and presentation model working from their residential house plans. Students will also explore different building materials, methods of construction, alternative heating/cooling systems and overall sustainability.

Fashion Studies 10

3 credit

This course is for students who have an interest in developing their sewing skills. They will learn how to read and understand pattern instructions, and build a repertoire of sewing skills while completing a garment or costume. Accessing both a sewing machine and a serger to complete their projects. Students are given opportunities to be creative through such tasks as a tie dye project, how to individualize their wardrobe and create accessories to enhance their personal style.

Fashion Studies 10

5 credit

Skill development is enhanced in the 5 credit course and greater scope is covered.

Cosplay Couture 10

3 credit

This course is an introduction to the world of creating cosplay costuming. Students will be required to investigate a variety of characters from different sources such as comic books, movies, anime, and video games. Once they have found a character they are interested in reproducing, the students will learn how to analyze the character and replicate the clothing. Students will also explore different crafting specialties such as textile manipulation and sculpture. All students will receive an introduction to basic sewing techniques and pattern drafting. All students are welcome, no previous sewing experience required.

Fashion Studies 20

3 credit

This course builds on the Fashions 10 course providing intermediate skill development through the construction of garments using flat patterns and making alterations for a better fit. In-depth, detailed projects or making costumes for the school musical may be awarded multiple credits. Students have the opportunity to sew for personal interest, for others or for the home, using the sewing machine, serger and embroidery machine.

Fashion Studies 20

5 credit

There is significant skill development enhanced in the 5 credit course and greater scope is covered.

Fashion Studies 30

3 credit

Students will continue to improve and advance their construction skills and knowledge of patterns and fabrics to complete a number of garments. A variety of modules are available to reflect the current trends in the fashion industry. Students have the opportunity to sew for personal interest, for others or for the home, using the sewing machine, serger and embroidery machine.

Fashion Studies 30

5 credit

Student completing this course will be full independent sewers, with the necessary knowledge and skills to tackle a variety of sewing projects.

Financial Management 10

3 credit

Students will learn the basics about banking, business legislation, investing and business ethics. A large portion of the course will include work related to learning the basics about accounting and recording business transactions. We touch upon the dynamics surrounding stocks, loans and interest rates/calculations. The final projects include the opportunity to participate in a mock Dragons Den competition and preparing a mock Business Proposal.

Financial Management 20

5 credit

This course expands the accounting system to include a merchandising business and accounting software for an accounting system and the accounting cycle for a merchandising firm. It strongly relates to Financial Management 10, incorporating learning about the stock market, banking investments, personal and business taxes.

Financial Management 30

5 credit

This course covers accounting concepts applied to partnerships and corporations, and analysis of financial statements and specialized accounting tasks. It is very specialized and does not relate closely to Finance 10 or 20.

Fitness Leadership 20

5 credit

This course is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge to assist in a student’s ability to pursue AFLCA certifications. With this certification students will have opportunities to potentially work in the fitness industry as a personal trainer or fitness instructor. Course modules include Health and Services Foundations, Nutrition and Wellness, Musculoskeletal and Cardiovascular Systems and Human Movement. The course will examine both theoretical and practical components of fitness. Students can expect to receive classroom and active instruction, specialty exposure to fitness classes and weight room opportunities. Students are required to successfully complete Sports Medicine 10 or Sports Performance 10 to be eligible to register in this course. Students must successfully complete all course modules before pursuing Fitness Leadership 30.

Fitness Leadership 30

5 credit

This course is a continuation of Fitness Leadership 20 designed to facilitate the acquisition of AFLCA Resistance Training, Group Exercise and Exercise Theory certifications. to provide a foundation of knowledge to assist in a student’s ability to pursue AFLCA certifications. With this certification students will have opportunities to potentially work in the fitness industry as a personal trainer or fitness instructor. The course will examine both theoretical and practical components of fitness. Course modules include Training and Conditioning, Fitness Instruction Leadership Principles, Resistance Training Leadership, Group Exercise Leadership and Rec Advances Practicum. Students will be expected to fulfill 25 hours of practical experience at a fitness facility, which will be facilitated by their instructor. Students will receive official AFLCA certification upon completion of all course modules and successful completion of AFLCA theory and practical testing. Students must successfully complete all Fitness 20 modules to be eligible to enrol in this course.

Foods 10

3 credit

This course covers three Foods modules. Students will develop an interest and awareness of the nutritional importance of food. Basic safety and sanitation knowledge and culinary skills will be practiced through the preparation of a variety of recipes.

Foods 20

5 credit

Practical classes focus on food preparation skills using a wide variety of equipment to produce food from scratch. Intermediate level modules help students build on the competencies developed at the introductory level. They provide a broader perspective, helping students recognize the wide range of related career opportunities available within this area. Examples of modules offered include: Soups and Sauces, Basic Meat Cookery, Bread Products, International Cuisine, Cake and Pastry, and Rush Hour Cuisine. Foods Basics 1010 is required.

Foods 30

5 credit

Advanced level modules demand a higher level of expertise. Some of the modules at this level include Creative Baking, Food Presentation, Regional Cuisine, Yeast Products, and Entertaining with Food. Students develop the knowledge of the scientific principles of food preparation and the importance of presentation and garnishing. These modules can help students to prepare for entry into the workplace or a related post-secondary program. Food Basics 1010 is required.

Hockey Sports Performance 10

5 credit

This course is run in conjunction with the Hockey Canada Skills Academy to provide learning opportunities for the increasing number of student athletes playing hockey. The course is a combination of on ice instruction, dry-land training and classroom instruction. The course is skill based and is open to any student with a minimum of 2 years hockey experience. This is a CTS course in which students must pass all 5 modules in order to take the next level. An additional application must be completed for this course.

Hockey Sports Performance 20

5 credit

This course is a continuation of skills covered in Hockey Sports Performance 10 and takes students to the next level. Students will be challenged to further their training and delve deeper into training methods and issues related to the sport.

Hockey Sports Performance 30

5 credit

This course is a continuation of skills covered in Hockey Sports Performance 20 and takes students to the next level. Students will be challenged to further their training and delve deeper into training methods and issues related to the sport.

Legal Studies 10

3 credit

Students completing this course will have an understanding of basic and practical information about the law. Topics include Private Law, Public Law and Relationship Law.

Legal Studies 20

5 credit

Students completing this course will have an understanding of basic and practical information about the law. Topics include Family Law, Employment Law, Environmental Law, Aboriginal Law and the Traveller.

Legal Studies 30

5 credit

Students completing this course will have an understanding of basic and practical information about the law. Topics include Dispute Resolution, Negligence and it legal implications, Small Business Law, Controversy, and, Change and Landmark Decisions.

Mechanics 10

3 credit

Students will be introduced to various transportation systems and the principles of operation of the components of these systems. Topics covered will include safety, basic tools, engine fundamentals, electrical fundamentals, ride and control systems, and, wheels and tires. At the end of this course students will have the ability to handle most road safe emergencies: including safely boosting a vehicle, changing a flat tire, and diagnosing fluid leaks.

Mechanics 20

5 credit

Students will study various systems with respect to automobiles including the theory of operation and the components of these systems. Systems that may be studied include lubrication and cooling fuel and exhaust systems, steering and suspension systems, and electrical components. Students enrolled in Mechanics 20 will have the entry level skills required by most service shops for the position of a tire technician. Pre-requisite: Mechanics 10.

Mechanics 30

5 credit

Students will study engine diagnosis and tune up procedures using specialized diagnostic equipment. Students will develop skills to diagnose and repair check engine, anti lock brakes and air bag lamps. In addition to engine tune-up, students will diagnose and repair air conditioning systems. The final module in Mechanics 30 is buying and selling vehicles. Students will learn the steps of buying a used vehicle, performing a vehicle pre-purchase inspection, and selling a vehicle. Pre-requisite: Mechanics 20.

Robotics Technology 10

3 credit

Students will be introduced to basic electronics theory through the fabrication and programming of an autonomous sumo robot. Students will learn circuit board construction , electronic motor control, robot fabrication techniques, as well as micro-controller programming and interfacing.

Robotics Technology 20

5 credit

Students will construct a programmable robotic system using a PicAxe 28X2 micro-controller. Topics to be covered include basic electronic circuit design and fabrication, principle introduction to sensors, interfacing principles, circuit analysis, fabrication of a robotic system and micro-controller programming.

Robotics Technology 30

5 credit

Students will construct a interactive programmable robotic system using a PicAxe 28X2 micro-controller. Topics to be covered include advanced electronic circuit design and fabrication, fabrication of a robotic system with emphasis on analogue sensors and micro-controller programming focusing on robot vision and artificial intelligence.

Sports Medicine 10

5 credit

Through this course, students will gain an understanding of medicine and athletic training. Course units include the role of the high school trainer, knowledge of the muscular-skeletal system, nutrition, and common sports related injuries. In practical labs, students treat mock injuries using tape, splints, ice, etc. Sports Medicine is aligned with CTS modules (under Community Health) which permits the student to earn necessary credits toward their diploma. Students will also complete a standard First Aid/CPR certification course.

Sports Medicine 20

5 credit

This course is a continuation of the introductory Sports Medicine program, with more emphasis being placed on preventative measures such as exercise, stretching and advance taping techniques. A look at programs and careers related to Sports Medicine will also be presented. Students will be expected to fulfill a 25 hour practical experience, outside of school regular school hours, with one of the school’s teams, or with a team in the community. The students will be certified in Health Care Provider. Five credits from Sports Medicine 10 must be achieved for entry into this course. Students should be self-motivated and able to work independently. Successful completion of this course enables students to register for Fitness Leadership 30.

Sports Medicine 30

5 credit

This course is for students who want to advance their Athletic Training knowledge and skills. Students will get certified in Wilderness First Aid. There will be opportunities to work as the head trainer for one of the school teams. Students will choose from a variety of topics relating to Athletic Training and complete a project. In addition students will study the anatomy of various body systems and the treatment of injuries/conditions that occur. Pre-requistie: Sports Medicine 20

Sports Performance 10

5 credit

This course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to understand the wide range of factors related to athletic performance in a variety of sports. Students will learn and demonstrate outcomes related to ethics, proper training principals, psychology, goal setting and personal development. These skills will enhance athletic performance and students will train 3 days/week at Big Sky Fitness. This is a CTS course in which students must pass all 5 modules (5 credits) in order to take the next level and/or be eligible to register for Fitness Leadership 20.

Sports Performance 10 Girls

5 credit

This course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to understand the wide range of factors related to athletic performance in a variety of sports. Students will learn and demonstrate outcomes related to ethics, proper training principals, psychology, goal setting and personal development. These skills will enhance athletic performance and students will train 2-3 days/week at Big Sky Fitness and participate in a specialty fitness class 1 day/week.. This is a CTS course in which students must pass all 5 modules (5 credits) in order to take the next level and/or be eligible to register for Fitness Leadership 20.

Sports Performance 20

5 credit

This course is a continuation of Sports Performance 10. Students will deepen their knowledge, skills and attitudes about the wide range of factors related to athletic performance. A combination of theoretical investigations and practical applications will allow students to demonstrate outcomes related to ethics, training principles, psychology, goal setting and personal development. This course is designed for the motivated athlete who is involved in a sport at the competitive level. Five credits from Sports Performance 10 must be achieved for entry into this course.

Sports Performance 20 Girls

5 credit

This course is a continuation of Sports Performance 10. Students will deepen their knowledge, skills and attitudes about the wide range of factors related to athletic performance. A combination of theoretical investigations and practical applications will allow students to demonstrate outcomes related to ethics, training principles, psychology, goal setting and personal development. This course is designed for the motivated athlete who is involved in a sport at the competitive level. Five credits from Sports Performance 10 must be achieved for entry into this course.

Sports Performance 30

5 credit

This course is the culmination of the Sports Performance curriculum. Students will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes (gained at the 10 and 20 level) about the wide range of factors to athletic performance. A combination of theoretical investigations and practical applications will allow students to demonstrate outcomes related to ethics, training principles, psychology, goal setting and personal development. This course is designed for the motivated athlete who is involved in a sport at the competitive level. Five credits from Sports Performance 20 must be achieved for entry into this course.

Sports Performance 30 Girls

5 credit

This course is the culmination of the Sports Performance curriculum. Students will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes (gained at the 10 and 20 level) about the wide range of factors to athletic performance. A combination of theoretical investigations and practical applications will allow students to demonstrate outcomes related to ethics, training principles, psychology, goal setting and personal development. This course is designed for the motivated athlete who is involved in a sport at the competitive level. Five credits from Sports Performance 20 must be achieved for entry into this course.

Aboriginal Studies 30

5 credit

Aboriginal Studies 30 is a provincial course suitable for all students in Alberta schools. Students will gain a greater understanding of the current issues facing Aboriginal peoples worldwide. Aboriginal Studies 30 enables students to demonstrate an understanding of the issues of Aboriginal rights and self-government, Aboriginal land claims, Aboriginal people in Canadian society and Aboriginal world issues.

Theory of Knowledge 25 and 35

3 credit each

The Theory of Knowledge (YoK) Program is central to the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile. These courses will challenge students to reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing with respect to areas of knowledge, as well as to consider the role which knowledge plays in global society. It encourages students to become aware of themselves as thinkers, to become aware of the complexity of knowledge, and to recognize the need to act responsibility in an increasingly interconnected world. The 25-level course is compulsory for every IB diploma student and is also available to any student who is registered in IB certificate courses in their grade 11 year. The 35 level course is only offered to IB diploma students and is completed alongside their regular course study in their grade 12 year.