Career & Technology

Career and Technology Studies & Knowledge and Employability

The goal of the Career and Technology Studies program at EM High is for each student to complete their high school program with a foundation of learning to function effectively in the larger world beyond school.  The hands-on approach in these career programs is designed to integrate and enhance core academic learning.

To achieve that goal we provide students with as much choice as possible to personalize their high school program supporting their career aspirations and bridging with post-secondary study and future career possibilities. Students work with parents, administration, career counsellors, the career practitioner and teachers to develop a Personal Learning Pathway. This is a process that requires exploration within CTS courses, dialogue and adjustments along the way.

Students choose from multiple pathways in each of the five recognized clusters or ‘career’ areas as described by the National Occupation Index. Students choose from two campus locations for increased access to a full suite of programs at two levels of career specialization and depth.

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

EMHS Cluster Courses Include:

  • BIT: Computing Sciences; Business Studies.
  • HRH: Culinary Arts; Mentorship; Sports Medicine.
  • MDC: Architecture Design; Film + Broadcasting; Graphic Design; Journalism.
  • NAT: Outdoor Pursuits.
  • TMT: Construction-Technologies; Pre Engineering; Robotics.



Career and Technology Centre (CTC)

The new Career and Technology Centre, as part of our new CTS course cluster initiatives provides EM High Students with a unique experience. Moving beyond the tradition of a "heavy shop" skill environment for high school students, EM will combine rigorous academics with career and technical studies in a state of the art Career and Technology Centre to serve our high school learners. This centre will engage and personalize the learning experiences for all students. State of the art programs and facilities are developed at the Centre, including World Skills equipment and technology.

The Career and Skill Centre is located at Lord Shaughnessy High School, 2336 - 53 Avenue S.W.

Courses offered:

See Career and Technology Centre (CTC) Website for future course development


Advanced Placement®

Computer Science AP

The AP Computer Science A course is designed for students to learn fundamental software development concepts. Students will learn foundational concepts including object-oriented program design, algorithm design and analysis, abstract data structures, and the impact of computing on other disciplines. Students will also learn to develop programs in the Java language, which is widely used in industry and academia.

Computer Science is a science that has created exciting fields such as computational linguistics, computational  euroscience, computational geometry, computational physics, etc. It is essential in econometrics, and for  algorithmic trading in financial and energy markets, and has cutting edge applications in sociology and anthropology.

Students will be prepared to write the Advanced Placement Exam in May. The exam requires students to demonstrate their ability to design, write, analyze, and document programs. The exam will consist of multiple choice and free response sections.

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