Off-Campus

We have a number of off-campus programs available to students including the RAP( Registered Apprenticeship Program), Work Experience and Green Certificate. Below is a more detailed explanation of each one.

Work Experience 15/25/35

Prerequisites: HCS 3000 Workplace Safety Systems


This program will be of interest to students who have a specific career field in mind. While the “content” of each student’s Work Experience will be unique, the goals of the program remain the same. The aim of the Work Experience program is to provide students with opportunities to:

  • explore potential career paths;
  • develop occupation-related knowledge and skills not available in the classroom; or
  • acquire credible experience recognized by industry or required by some post-secondary programs.

Work Experience credits are based on hours: one credit is earned for each 25 hours worked. Students must work a minimum of 75 hours to earn three (3) credits and may earn as many as 10 credits for 250 hours at each level.

The major part of the student’s mark is determined by the employer or supervisor at the worksite. They are asked to complete an evaluation prior to each report card and discuss it with the student.

Our collective responsibility (teacher, student, parent and employer) is to ensure that the Work Experience is both worthwhile and safe. To meet this responsibility the Off-Campus assistant will regularly check with the student as well as visit the employer at the worksite.

 

Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) 15/25/35

Prerequisites: HCS 3000 Workplace Safety Systems


To be recognized as a certified tradesperson in more than 50 trades in Alberta it is necessary to complete an apprenticeship. This typically takes 2 to 4 years. The Registered Apprenticeship Program (or RAP), allows students to begin learning a trade while still attending high school. At the same time students earn high school credits based on the hours worked. To earn credits students must work a minimum of 125 hours and receive a favourable assessment from their supervisor. Students may earn as many as 40 high school credits and up to 1000 hours towards their first year apprenticeship through this program.

The ‘content’ of each student’s apprenticeship will vary, depending on the trade, the supervising tradesperson and the work available at the time. Our collective responsibility (teacher, student, parent and employer) is to ensure that the apprenticeship is both worthwhile and safe. To meet this responsibility the Off-Campus assistant will regularly check with the student as well as visit the employer at the worksite.

 

Green Certificate Program

Prerequisites: AGR 3000

The Green Certificate Program is an apprenticeship-style training program for students interested in agriculture. Students select an area of interest, then work part-time under the guidance of  someone who specializes in that area. Typically the program requires one to three years to complete all of the training. The program is divided into three courses with a skills-based competency test on the  completion of each course. Successful students can earn up to 17 credits towards their diploma, as well as a certification recognized by agricultural industry and many post-secondary agricultural institutions.

The Green Certificate is currently offered in nine areas of specialization:

  • Cow-calf
  • Feedlot
  • Sheep
  • Swine
  • Dairy
  • Field Crops
  • Irrigated Crops
  • Equine
  • Beekeeping
  • Poultry

Note: Students and parents interested in this program will need to meet with Mrs. Lisa Wilson in late September or early October to recieve the information and paperwork necessary to enroll in the program. A suitable farm and/or location must be aquired prior to enrolment.