St. Timothy’s High School offers a number of Off-Campus Programs.
Off Campus Education plays a vital role in enabling students to transition into the work force and post-secondary education, while gaining credits towards their high school diploma. Worksites are approved, students are evaluated and a teacher supervises the students’ experience. Students involved in the program have the opportunity to:
- Earn high school credits (1 credit for every 25 hours worked, with a minimum 75 hours worked)
- Acquire the skills and work habits needed to succeed after high school
Students are able to earn credits in Work Experience, Dual-Credit, Exploratory, Green Certificate, Career Discovery and the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP).
All Off-Campus programs require students to complete a 1 credit online safety course, HCS 3000: Workplace Safety Systems prior to enrollment. See your Off-Campus teacher to register for this course.
Three of the more popular Off-Campus Education programs are:
Work Experience is an individualized program designed to offer practical experience in a workplace environment. Students earn credits based on hours worked at a part time job, summer job or volunteer position. Some Alberta post-secondary institutions accept Work Experience 35 as a Grade 12 course equivalent for admission, check with your school counsellor to confirm. Work Experience can also be one of the courses used to apply for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship.
The purpose of the Dual-Credit Program is to provide opportunities for students to explore and build on their career interests. The Calgary Catholic School District in conjunction with post-secondary institutions, provide opportunities to earn high school credits, as well as post-secondary credits and/or workplace certification. Programs include Health Care, Trades (Welding, Pipe trades, Metal trades, Carpentry, Ironworker and Insulator trades), Pharmacy Assistant, Veterinary Assistant and Software Development. In person and online options are available.
Registered Apprenticeship Program – RAP
RAP is a competitive summer program that allows students to “test drive” a possible career path in the trades. RAP placements usually happen in the summer between Grades 11 and 12. Students are given assistance in finding a job in their chosen trade then spend the summer working and learning about the trade while also earning credits towards their High School diploma.. A valid driver’s license is strongly recommended for this program.
More information can be found at:
under the Off-Campus Education tab or contact your Off-Campus Teacher:
Mr. Don Buckie, at St. Timothy’s Wednesdays in Student Services
Cell: 403 880 1711 (Call, Text)