Career and Technology Studies & Knowledge and Employability

Career and Technology Studies (CTS) and Knowledge and Employability (K&E) pathways build on the Career & Technology Foundations (CTF) inquiry-based, hands-on studies. CTS involves five main clusters composed of occupational areas with industry commonalities. 

The 5 CTS Clusters

  • Business, Administration, Finance & Information Technology (BIT)
  • Health, Recreation & Human Services (HRH)
  • Media, Design & Communication Arts (MDC)
  • Natural Resources (NAT)
  • Trades, Manufacturing & Transportation (TMT)

Cluster Courses Include

  • BIT: Business, Administration, Finance and Information Technology Cluster:

  • HRH: Health, Recreation and Human Services Cluster:
    • Foods: nutrition and healthy food choices, food costs and economics, and safe food handling techniques; participate in cooking, baking, and food presentation for personal enjoyment (up to specialized level) 
    • Leadership: principles of leadership, opportunities for mentorship in the community, project/event management experience, effective communication skills, and interpersonal development 
    • Legal Studies: workplace, consumer, property, small business and criminal law (up to specialized level)
    • Sports Medicine: sports injury management, immediate care, prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and certification in Red Cross CPR level C (CPR with AED) (up to specialized level) 
    • Sports Performance: fitness training techniques, sport psychology, nutrition for athletes (up to specialized level) 
    • Tourism: explore the impact of tourism in Alberta and around the world; develop knowledge and skills required in various aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry (up to specialized level) (ONLINE)
  • MDC: Media, Design and Communication Arts Cluster:
    • Communication Technology: discover and develop skills using various forms of media, including animation, print, photography, audio/visual and web design
    • Architectural Design Studies:  learn about the creative process from conception through to development in architecture, industrial design, engineering, interior design and landscaping (up to specialized level)
  • NAT: Agriculture, Environmental Stewardship, Forestry, Primary Resources, Wildlife
  • TMT: Trades, Manufacturing and Transportation Cluster:
    • Construction: cabinet making and residential construction (up to specialized level) 
    • Mechanics: automotive services (up to specialized level

Career & Technology

Career and Technology Studies & Knowledge and Employability

Career and Technology Studies (CTS) and Knowledge and Employability (K&E) pathways build on the Career & Technology Foundations (CTF) inquiry-based, hands-on studies. CTS involves five main clusters composed of occupational areas with industry commonalities. 

The 5 CTS Clusters

  • Business, Administration, Finance & Information Technology (BIT)
  • Health, Recreation & Human Services (HRH)
  • Media, Design & Communication Arts (MDC)
  • Natural Resources (NAT)
  • Trades, Manufacturing & Transportation (TMT)

Cluster Courses Include

  • BIT: Business, Administration, Finance and Information Technology Cluster:

  • HRH: Health, Recreation and Human Services Cluster:
    • Foods: nutrition and healthy food choices, food costs and economics, and safe food handling techniques; participate in cooking, baking, and food presentation for personal enjoyment (up to specialized level) 
    • Leadership: principles of leadership, opportunities for mentorship in the community, project/event management experience, effective communication skills, and interpersonal development 
    • Legal Studies: workplace, consumer, property, small business and criminal law (up to specialized level)
    • Sports Medicine: sports injury management, immediate care, prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and certification in Red Cross CPR level C (CPR with AED) (up to specialized level) 
    • Sports Performance: fitness training techniques, sport psychology, nutrition for athletes (up to specialized level) 
    • Tourism: explore the impact of tourism in Alberta and around the world; develop knowledge and skills required in various aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry (up to specialized level) (ONLINE)
  • MDC: Media, Design and Communication Arts Cluster:
    • Communication Technology: discover and develop skills using various forms of media, including animation, print, photography, audio/visual and web design
    • Architectural Design Studies:  learn about the creative process from conception through to development in architecture, industrial design, engineering, interior design and landscaping (up to specialized level)
  • NAT: Agriculture, Environmental Stewardship, Forestry, Primary Resources, Wildlife
  • TMT: Trades, Manufacturing and Transportation Cluster:
    • Construction: cabinet making and residential construction (up to specialized level) 
    • Mechanics: automotive services (up to specialized level
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