SCHOOL-BASED CAREER PROGRAMS ARE LOCALLY DEVELOPED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS THAT PREPARE STUDENTS FOR ENTRY INTO THE WORKPLACE OR FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN A SPECIFIC CAREER PATHWAY. THESE PROGRAMS ENHANCE THE GOAL OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT, WHICH IS ONE OF THE THREE PILLARS OF EDUCATION IN THE KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 12 EDUCATION SYSTEM.
SCHOOL-BASED CAREER PROGRAMS GENERALLY CONSIST OF A MINIMUM OF TWO COURSES, FOCUSED ON A SIMILAR AREA OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT, AND A WORK EXPERIENCE COURSE COMPRISED OF A MINIMUM OF 100 HOURS OF RELEVANT, INDUSTRY-BASED WORK EXPERIENCE DURING THEIR GRADE 11 AND/OR 12 SCHOOL YEARS.
ADMISSION TO THESE PROGRAMS IS BASED ON INTEREST, APTITUDE, AGE APPROPRIATENESS AND AVAILABILITY. STUDENTS MAY APPLY TO ATTEND A SECONDARY SCHOOL THAT FEATURES A SCHOOL-BASED CAREER PROGRAM THAT IS NOT OFFERED WITHIN THEIR FAMILY OF SCHOOLS. UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION, STUDENTS RECEIVE A CAREER PROGRAM CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION. MANY OF OUR TRADES CAREER PREP PROGRAMS ALSO PROVIDE STUDENTS ENTRY INTO THE ACCELERATED APPRENTICESHIP STREAM.
BELOW ARE THE SCHOOL-BASED CAREER PROGRAMS THAT ARE CURRENTLY OFFERED IN EACH OF OUR SECONDARY SCHOOL.
VIC HIGH : * AUTOBODY * AUTO MECHANICS * CARPENTRY/JOINERY * HAIRDRESSING * ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS * INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY * METAL FABRICATION & MACHINING * R&B BAND
DUAL CREDITS Dual credit courses with UVic and Camosun are offered every year. As course offerings may fluctuate, interested students should discuss course options with counsellors during course section time. Offerings typically include first year academic courses, popular pre-requisite courses for programs and trade options. Email Mr. Henderson for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org). Dual credits for grads handout - 2016 What is Dual Credit? Dual Credit is a process where a secondary student is taking a college course and receiving credit for the course at the College while at the same time receiving a high school course credit. Students are registered at both the college and the high school. In the ESQ timetable Dual Credit in the Timetable are college courses that are offered in scheduled high school classes in a collaborative model between secondary teachers and college instructors. In this case, the high school credit is Psychology 12, and the college credit is PSYCH 130. Why take Dual Credit? You can save time and money by taking Dual Credit programs and courses offered through the South Island Partnership (SIP). You'll be a college student while you're still in high school! How much will it cost? In almost all cases, the cost of your Camosun tuition will be covered by the school district. You will be responsible for the application fee, textbooks, and any personal safety gear or other supplies that may be required. As a SIP student, you will be exempt from paying Camosun's student society fees (which means you won't be eligible for the subsidized bus pass.) What can I study? Dual Credit opportunities are available in trades, technology, health and human services, business, sport and exercise, and arts and science. In many programs, seats are reserved especially for SIP students. Each school district in the partnership offers a variety of options. Learn moreabout the Dual Credit options available to you. Where will I study? Some classes are held in a high school, others at Camosun, and sometimes both locations are used. There are also online courses available. Who can participate? Students in School Districts 61 (Victoria), 62 (Sooke), 63 (Saanich), 64 (Gulf Islands), and 79 (Cowichan) are welcome to participate. How do I get involved? Learn how you canbecome a Dual Credit student.