“So where should I go to school
after I leave High School?”
You have so many
choices available to you. How do you know which one is the right one for you?
Your Career Practitioner or Guidance Counsellor can help explain the difference
between all the confusing levels of post-secondary programs.
There are a huge
variety of post-secondary programs available in Canada. From technical
institutions to private colleges and from apprenticeship to zoology, there is
something for everyone!!
What is the
difference between an Applied Degree and a Baccalaureate Degree? Do you
know the difference between post-graduate and graduate programs? When you
hear the word diploma, do you only think of your High School Diploma?
Do you know what
program you want to enter? Are you taking the right courses? Do you
know where to find this out? Come to your Career Center and Guidance
Office and learn how to explore the possibilities. Educate yourself!
Post-Secondary Institutions in Alberta:
A complete list of
post-secondary programs and institutions within Alberta can be found here:
In addition, here
are some quick links to some excellent Calgary post-secondary alternatives:
Bow Valley College (www.bowvalleycollege.ca)
University College (
Alberta College of
Art and Design (
Don’t want to go to school in Alberta?
Look up schools and
programs from across Canada and many international sites at:
Want to go to school in the U.S.A.?
You can find out
info on writing the SATs and do a U.S. college search at:
Want to study internationally?
universities from all over the world at:
And what about apprenticing in the trades?
also post-secondary education but the difference is, much of your education
takes place on the job. Apprentices, on average, spend about 10 months of the
year in paid work, and about two months of the year getting their
apprenticeship training in a school such as SAIT. It is probably the
least costly way of getting a post-secondary
education! There are many, many trades available under the apprenticeship
program such as Carpentry, Automotive Mechanic, Hair Stylist and Cook. Check
out all the information at: