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Semester Programming

Campus EPSB is designed as another way for students to earn high school credits and industry credentials, get ahead of their studies or prepare for post-secondary. It’s a great way for students to explore opportunities and get hands-on experiences that can help them plan their next steps.

These opportunities allow students to take courses that may not be currently offered at their home school, and immerse themselves in an area of study that excites them for 3–4 blocks of the day at another school or an industry site for one full semester. If a course runs for three blocks, students can take a fourth block class at that same school.

In light of the challenges posed by COVID-19, the delivery of Campus EPSB programming will be modified accordingly. We will share updated information as soon as it is available. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email careerpathways@epsb.ca or call 780-429-8384.

CONSIDERATIONS

Edmonton Transit Services (ETS) is the preferred method of transportation for students registered in Campus EPSB semester programming. Students are expected to return to their home school upon completion of Campus EPSB opportunities. If students wish to switch schools, they must complete the same process as any other student within the Division.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 COURSE

LOCATION

Automotive Service Technician
M.E. LaZerte School
Community Care (full for 2020-21) McNally School
Computer Technician
Queen Elizabeth School
Connecting Occupational Opportunities (CO-OP) Argyll Centre
Cosmetology W.P. Wagner School 

Exploring Aviation (coming 2021-22)

J. Percy Page School

Exploring Trades in Metalworking

Argyll Centre

Fashion and Design

Lillian Osborne School 
Performing Arts Eastglen School
STEAM: Architecture and Engineering  W.P. Wagner School 

 

Automotive Service Technician 

M.E. LaZerte School, 6804-144 Ave, 15 credits, second semester
Recommended: Grade 10 Math and Grade 10 English 

In this course, you will work alongside industry professionals as you start apprenticeship training in the Automotive Service Technician pathway. Successful completion of all courses in the first period technical training will make you eligible to write the Apprenticeship and Industry Training exam for Automotive Service Technician.

Apply now for 2020-21.

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Community Care

McNally School, 8440- 105 Ave, 16 credits, second semester
Prerequisite: English 10-1 or English 10-2

Community Care is really about developing an understanding of health care work and learning more about being a health care supporter in a variety of career areas. The course will be hands-on so students can pursue their health interests, and add some practical experiences and certifications to their resume. Students who take Community Care are taking a health-focused, work-ready program. After successful completion, students wishing to pursue post-secondary study in the health field (i.e., doctor, kinesiologist, physiotherapist, etc.) may wish to register in McNally’s Medical Studies program.

Costs include:

  • $175 (Health Care kit, scrubs, course materials, certification fees, etc.)

This course is now full for 2020-21.

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Computer Technician

Queen Elizabeth School, 9425-132 Ave, 15 credits, second semester 
 
Gain experience in preparation for a Computer Technician career. Highlights include industry-level certificates through Cisco Academy and CompTIA, building and repairing computers, configuring and installing operating systems, building a cyber security VPN and a traffic filtering appliance, and working with industry professionals and post-secondary students. Networking and Design Thinking skills are applied to building robots, 3D printing, breadboarding, microcontrollers and microprocessors.

Apply now for 2020-21.

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Connecting Occupational Opportunities (CO-OP) 

Argyll Centre, 6859-100 Ave, Work Experience credits, second semester

Connecting Occupational Opportunities (CO-OP) is an opportunity that connects high school students to employers for semester-long work experience and exploration. In the first two weeks, students will complete in-class work to prepare for their job with an emphasis on workplace health and safety. Students will then be matched with an employer and work on site for the remainder of their placement, with the exception of four days at school to meet with the CO-OP supervisor. On the job, students will demonstrate responsibility and a strong work ethic to reflect their workplace’s practices and standards.

CO-OP works best for students in Grades 11 and 12. Placements will be dependent on:

  • availability of the request
  • interviews with the employer

Apply now for 2020-21.

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Cosmetology

W.P. Wagner School, 6310 Wagner Road NW, 20 credits, first semester

Start apprenticeship training in the Hairstylist first period technical training program, working alongside industry professionals. Explore various aspects of the cosmetology industry, including haircutting and styling techniques, chemical hair colouring and perming techniques, esthetic services such as make up application, and client services and sales.

Costs include:

  • $230 (Cosmetology kit)

Apply now for 2020-21.

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Exploring Aviation

J. Percy Page, 2707 Mill Woods Road NW, 15 credits, second semester 

Explore careers, gain experiences and network with industry professionals all while working through ground school. Highlights include the opportunity to write the Private Pilot’s License Exam (PSTAR), Restricted Radio Operator Certificate (ROC-A) and Drone Pilot Certificate, all in preparation for completing your Private Pilot’s License.

Watch for more information for 2021-22.

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Exploring Trades in Metalworking

Argyll Centre, 6859-100 Ave, Work Experience credits, second semester

Industry locations: Ironworkers Local 720, 6303 Roper Road; Local 1460 Alberta Millwrights, 15210-123 Ave

Gain skills in various aspects of the iron-working trade - structural, ornamental and reinforcing (tying rebar), as well as developing welding skills. You will also gain skills in various aspects of the millwright/industrial mechanic trade - precision layout, optical leveling, tool identification and blueprint reading, while earning industry recognized credentials. This opportunity is open to students 16 years of age and older.

Apply now for 2020-21.

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Fashion and Design

Lillian Osborne, 2019 Leger Road NW, 15 credits, second semester

Become the designers, merchandisers, artists and illustrators of the future. After learning the fundamentals of fashion, you will have the opportunity to explore and bridge your learning into specific disciplines of clothing, pattern and interior design. You will continue the journey in fashion with clothing line production, collection development and the business of fashion. You will also design your own cutting-edge digital portfolio. Create dynamic presentations and sharpen your photography skills while you learn about the fashion industry and business of fashion. Connect with industry professionals and learn from experts in the field to surge forward with your passion for fashion.

Costs include:

  • $150 (Sewing kit, fabric, consumable materials, etc.) 

Apply now for 2020-21.

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Performing Arts 

Eastglen School, 11430-68 St, 15 credits, second semester 

Immerse yourself in the performing arts. Learn and develop your skills while connecting with community and performing arts professionals. Highlights include technical theatre, acting, dancing, choreography, vocal training and portfolio development. You will also have the opportunity to participate in two major productions.

Apply now for 2020-21.

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STEAM: Architecture and Engineering 

W.P. Wagner School, 6310 Wagner Road NW, 15 credits, second semester

Immerse yourself in Project-Based Learning, using a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) approach. Explore new possibilities in the architectural and engineering design fields, including the roles of designer, builder and project manager, and the challenges they face. 

Apply now for 2020-21.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT CENTRE HIGH CAMPUS

The following Career Pathways are open to fourth and fifth year high school students:

  • Business Innovation
  • Emergency Response
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Technology, Digital Arts and Computers
  • Working with Children

For more information, contact Centre High Campus