Off Campus Education plays a vital role in enabling students to transition into the work force and post-secondary education. Worksites are approved, students are evaluated, and an off-campus teacher monitors the student’ progress. Students involved in the program can earn high school credits (1 credit for every 25 hours worked, with a minimum 75 hours worked), while acquiring the skills and work habits necessary to succeed after high school.
Work experience encourages students who have a part time job to earn credits based on the number of hours they work. Hours spent volunteering and hours worked during summer may also be eligible for this program.
Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
RAP provides an opportunity for students to explore a career in the trades. Students are provided assistance in finding a job in their chosen trade. The student will then spend the summer working and learning about the trade, while also earning credits towards their High School diploma.
Credits can be earned in the following courses:
HCS 3000: Workplace Safety Systems (1 CTS credit)
Work Experience 15, 25 and 35 (3 – 10 credits per course)
Of these credits, a total of 21 (1 CTS and 20 Work Experience) credits can be used toward the 100 credits required for a High School diploma.
*** Please note that in order to enroll in any Off-Campus program, students must have first completed the CTS course, HCS 3000: Workplace Safety Systems. ***
Dual Credit programs are designed for high school students interested in specific career areas that would like to work towards post-secondary and/or workplace certification, while still attending high school.
- Veterinary Technical Assistant (Olds College)
- Pharmacy Assistant (SAIT)
- Pre-Employment Carpentry (SAIT)
- Pre-Employment Electrician (SAIT)
- Pre-Employment Pipe Trades (SAIT)
- Pre-Employment Welding (SAIT)
- Hospitality & Tourism (Olds College)
- Software Development (Bow Valley College)
- Healthcare Career Essentials (SAIT)
These programs are designed for high school students interested in a skilled trade, wanting to work alongside a journeyman. Students can earn both workplace certifications and high school credits.
- Exploring Wood Trades
- Exploring Ironworker Trade
- Exploring Pipe Trade
- Exploring Metal Trades
- Foundations in Emergency Care
Green Certificate is an apprenticeship-style program designed for students interested in the agricultural industry, wanting to learn from experienced farm personnel and earn high school credits/certification from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
Career Discovery Program
The Career Discovery Program provides Grade 10 and 11 students the opportunity to explore or research a particular career field at a workplace. This is usually an unpaid (75 hour) two or three week-long position, completed during the summer in which students can earn high school credits. The program is primarily a "job shadow" experience in which a student is paired with a mentor in their chosen career field.
For more information on these and other Off-Campus programs, please visit:
Carson Stambene, Off Campus Teacher, St. Gabriel The Archangel