Off-Campus Education

Connecting what students learn in school with the real world in a variety of ways, including job-shadowing, volunteering and paid positions. It helps prepare students for the workplace through hands-on experiences. These opportunities are offered to all high school students.

Visit the Unique Opportunites and Off-Campus Education page on the CBE website for more information.

Off-Campus Education

Course Descriptions

Work Experience 15/25/35

Prerequisite: HCS3000 (Job Preparation)

Is a 1-credit course designed to develop career exploration and employability skills. This must be completed before the work experience component of the program begins. 

In Grade 11 and 12 students who have jobs may use their work to earn credit toward graduation (some conditions apply). Once HCS3000 is completed, student can earn 1 credit for each 25 hours they work. Work Experience is scheduled into the timetable as a student must attend class for the first 2 weeks of semester. After that, the student goes to work at their regularly scheduled times. The teacher is in contact with the employer and the student by phone and in person. Students are responsible to meet in person with the teacher once a week at school. Students generally earn 3 and 5 credits a semester. Each student’s schedule will be unique and individual.


Registered Apprentice Program – RAP

Pre-planning for participation in this program begins in Grade 10

The Registered Apprenticeship Program is a modified apprenticeship program that permits a high school student to become an apprentice while attending high school. Beginning at the end of Grade 10, a RAP apprentice spends half a year in school and half a year on the job. While on the job, he/she is paid as a first year apprentice, accumulates hours towards his/her journeyman certificate, and at the same time can earn as many as 40 credits towards a High School Diploma. 

There are 50 apprenticeship trades and crafts currently available in Alberta. Many opportunities exist for high school students with good work habits and attitudes to begin a career as a qualified trades person. Students must complete high school to receive apprenticeship credit.


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