Career & Life Management 20 (3 credits)
Career and Life Management (CALM) 20 is a compulsory 3 credit course for all Alberta high school students who wish to qualify for a high school diploma. CALM is the core program for health literacy at the senior high level and is designed to help students make well-informed decisions and choices in all aspects of their lives. It is also intended to assist them in their development of behaviors and attitudes that contribute to the well-being and respect of themselves and others, now and in the future.
The three units and corresponding topics include:
- Career & Life Choices:
- Developing skills for lifelong career development,
- Understanding the connection between self-awareness, personal assets, values, and career goal setting,
- Examining the career and educational planning process,
- Participating in presentations from post-secondary institutions such as the University of Calgary and SAIT,
- Doing career research including occupational profiles or job shadowing,
- Exploring workplace rights and responsibilities.
- Personal Choices:
- Understanding the holistic nature of well-being,
- Examining thinking and learning processes and communication and personality styles,
- Investigating addictions, high risk behaviors and current health issues,
- Exploring the nature of safe and healthy human sexuality,
- Distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy relationships,
- Acquiring conflict resolution strategies,
- Becoming familiar with community support resources.
- Resource Choices:
- Differentiating between needs and wants,
- Identifying personal resources of time, energy, knowledge, community and money,
- Developing a financial planning vocabulary,
- Understanding credit,
- Preparing a post-secondary budget.
This course is one term (1/4 year) in length and open to grade 11 and 12 students. In addition, this course can be taken online through CBe-learn.