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 for Grades 5-9. 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: Computing Sciences, Enterprise & Innovation, Finance Management, Information Processing, Marketing & Management, Networking.
  • HRH: Community Care Services, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Foods, Health Care Services, Human & Social Services, Legal Studies, Recreation Leadership, Tourism.
  • MDC: Communication Technology, Design Studies, Fashion Studies
  • NAT: Agriculture, Environmental Stewardship, Forestry, Primary Resources, Wildlife
  • TMT: Auto Body Services, Automotive Services, Aviation, Construction, Electro-Technologies, Fabrication, Logistics (Supply Chain Management) 

Bowness High School’s Career and Technology Studies (CTS) program offers students a variety of courses under a series of pathways designed to help students discover their interests in practical and purposeful ways. Courses are divided into four occupational clusters. Each course (module) of study is worth one credit and a number of courses are bundled together to create a program. 

Courses must be taken in sequence: Introductory 10 – Intermediate 20 – Advanced 30

 At Bowness, all CTS courses are offered at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. Specific introductory courses are listed below with detailed descriptions; other course descriptions can be found in the Detailed CBE High School Course Guide.

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