Career and Technology Studies

CTS courses are taught in a module format where students are required to complete a number of tasks (Module Learner Expectations, MLE) in order to earn specific credits. Students may earn from 5 to 7 credits in each depending on their level of proficiency in the CTS courses.

CTS Re-Assessment Policy

Re-assessment of student assignments/projects/modules are considered by the CTS teacher on an individual student basisQuestions can be directed to your child's CTS instructor. 

Building Construction

Construction Technology introduces students to the principles and processes involved in construction and Manufacturing Industries. Emphasis is placed on safe and responsible operation of machines and equipment. This is a hands on course that requires the student to competently complete the projects and increase their knowledge and skill level.  Students pursuing careers in construction, industrial or interior design, or engineering are encouraged to register.

Building Construction 10

5 Credits

This general course is the introductory course and contains the prerequisite course for further study in Construction 20 and 30. Students explore various processes in building construction and woodworking, including basic drawing, CAD, drawing reading, layout, hand and power tools, including the option of CNC router as they construct various projects.

Approximate cost: $90.00

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

Building Construction 20

5 Credits

Prerequisite: Building Construction 10

Students learn box, cabinet, door, drawer construction, or choose from floor, wall and roof framing, Electric guitar building (3 credits) or musical instrument such as cigar box guitars or Cajon drums.  Includes the option of design and cutting with CNC router.

Approximate cost: $110.00

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

Building Construction 30

5 Credits

Prerequisite: Construction 20

This course is offered for students who wish to perfect their woodworking skills or are anticipating a career in the trades. Larger more complex projects are required, including special effects in fine woodworking.

Approximate cost: $110.00

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

See eTeacher page of Mr. A. Breitkreuz for pictures of the Shop, Completed Projects, and Plans. For more detailed course descriptions see the Building Construction Web site under the heading Career & Technology Studies.

Business Basics

5+ Credits

In this course, you have the opportunity to explore the areas of managing and marketing a business, accounting practices, and public/ criminal law. In addition, students will have the opportunity to study areas of interest in Business Basics.

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

Commercial Foods (Culinary Arts)

5 to 25 credits

Commercial Foods provides students with an introduction to the Foodservice Industry.  Very much a ‘hands-on’ course, students spend a great deal of their time working in a spacious, well-equipped kitchen that is organized similar to a hotel kitchen.  Whether your desire is to cook well for yourself, your family and friends or you wish to embark upon a Foodservice career, the emphasis is on developing a knowledge of recipes and equipment as well as the development of safe, hygienic and efficient food preparation skills.  Two potential career paths that start with this program include Chef/Cook Trade and the Pastry Chef/Baker Trade.

Commercial Foods 10

5 Credits

Students develop an understanding of the professional kitchen learning safe and sanitary food handling procedures, equipment care, comprehension of recipes and the importance of efficient work habits.  Modules included in Foods 10:  Food Basics (Prerequisite), Contemporary Baking, Food Safety and Sanitation, Creative Cold Foods, Food and Nutrition Basics and Snacks and Appetizers.

Approximate cost: $45.00

Commercial Foods 20 and 30

5 Credits

Foods 20 and 30 can be taken in various combinations.  Students may wish to pursue 5 credits in each level, combining Intermediate and Advanced level modules or, for those aspiring to a career in the Foodservice/Hospitality Industry, may take up to 10 credits in Foods 20 and in Foods 30. 

Intermediate level modules include:  Soups and Sauces; Basic Meat Cookery; Fish and Poultry; Cakes and Pastries; Yeast Breads; Fruits and Vegetables, Grains, Legumes, Pulses and Seeds; and the popular International Cuisine to mention a few.

Advanced level modules include:  Creative Baking; Yeast Products; Advanced Soups and Sauces, Food Presentation, Short Order Cooking, Advanced Meat Cookery; Butcher Shop and, of course, more opportunity for the exploration of international cuisines in Regional Cuisine. 

Often, the three year Foods Program culminates with the module Entertaining with Foods in which students plan and execute a theme buffet dinner for 100 or more persons.  Opportunities also exist for competing in culinary competitions which, for many Salisbury Commercial Foods’ grads, has been a great opportunity for career networking but also a stepping-stone to international competitions!

Approximate cost: $45.00 (5 credits), $75.00 (10 credits)

 

A download link to the course outlines can be found here.

Personal Foods

5 Credits

Learning about nutrition and food preparation is an exciting and creative way to earn credits. Students choose from a variety of modules that focus on personal skills and preparation techniques to the creation of awesome meals, snacks and desserts.

Introductory course choices include: Food Basics, Contemporary Baking, Nutrition Basics, Snacks and Appetizers, Meal Planning and more.

Intermediate course choices include: Food Decisions, Milk, Eggs and Cheese, Vegetables and Grains, Basic Meat Cookery, Cake and Pastry, Nutrition and Sport, Meal Planning, Vegetarian Cuisine, Yeast Bread and Rolls, Fish and Poultry, Rush Hour Cuisine, and International Cuisine.

Advanced course choices include: Food through the Life Cycle, Nutrition and Digestion, Cuisine of a Culture of Choice, Entertaining with Food, Food Processing, Creative Baking, Advanced Meat, Advanced Yeast Breads, Soups, Stocks and Sauces, and Food Presentation.

Approximate cost: $75.00

A download link to the course outlines can be found here:

Foods 10

Foods 20

Foods 30

Communications Technology

Communications Technology 10, 20, 30

5 Credits

Communication Technology is a versatile program that allows students to choose any combination of the following strands: photography (darkroom and digital), printing (screen printing, heat transfer, vinyl cutting), animation, audio/visual production, web design, multimedia design, 3D design and graphics. 

After completing the first required module, students tailor their program to suit their areas of interest. For example, a student who has a career goal to become a photographer could complete a number of photography credits to gain them the knowledge, skills and portfolio required for entrance into a post-secondary program.

Approximate cost: $90.00

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

For more information about the CommunicationTechnology program please visit the Communication Technology website.

Computing Science

Computing Science 10

5 Credits

Prerequisite: Recommended 70 % in Grade 9 Math

With an emphasis on graphics, animation, sound, and video game programming, students will be introduced to computer programming using the Python programming language. Students will write structured programs and will create their own video game as a capping project.  Students will also apply their programming skills to various virtual robotics challenges.

Approximate cost: $40.00

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

Computing Science 20

5 Credits

Prerequisite: Recommended 60% in Computing Science 10

Students will extend their Python programming skills by learning how to structure programs using procedural programing techniques.  They will learn about data structures, searching and sorting algorithms, and how to save and retrieve data using the computer’s file system.  Students will apply these new skills to more advanced virtual robotics challenges.

Approximate cost: $40.00

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

Computing Science 30

5 Credits

Prerequisite: Recommended 60% in Computing Science 20

Students will learn how to write programs using an object-oriented approach, in Python and in a second object-oriented language such as Java or C++.  They will learn how to use recursion and will apply their programming skills to a robotics or self-directed programming project.

The University of Alberta accepts 5 credits in Computing Science at the advanced level (3xxx) as a fulfillment of admission requirements to several Faculties, including Arts, Science, Education, Nursing, and Physical Education and Recreation.

Approximate cost: $40.00

Cosmetology

In this program students pursue the art and science of beauty care.

Cosmetology 10

5 Credits

Cosmetology 10 is an introductory five-credit program designed to introduce students to hair and skin techniques. Students will learn introductory techniques in hairstyling, skin care, nail care and make-up. A great course to enhance skills you can use at home.

Approximate cost: $95.00

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

Cosmetology 20

5 Credits

Prerequisite: Cosmetology 10

This course provides a solid foundation for students wishing to pursue a career in cosmetology. The course may focus on either hairstyling or esthetics, or a combination of each. Students learn haircutting, hair coloring, body adornment, manicures, make-up and theatrical make-up.

Approximate cost: $100.00 (5 credits), $200.00 (10 credits)

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

Cosmetology 30

5 Credits

Prerequisite: Cosmetology 20

This course builds on the practical skills in coloring, highlighting, hairstyling, scalp care, and color removal, advanced cutting and professional practice. The advanced students also explore more of the Esthetics career in areas such as hair removal, pedicures, theatrical make-up and spa awareness.

Advanced cosmetology also focuses on client services which prepares students for employment in the Cosmetology industry. Self-confidence, speed, accuracy, customer service and work ethic are emphasized.

Approximate cost: $100.00 (5 credits), $200.00 (10 credits)

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

Fabrication Studies

Students learn various applications used to shape and assemble metal and are introduced to many of the skills required for a variety of careers. They learn numerous metal working applications including various welding methods and cutting operations. Students are also introduced to various machining applications including lathe work.  They learn such construction skills as safety, measurement and layout. Students produce meaningful projects and have the opportunity to design and construct their own projects.

Required: Student supplied overalls and safety glasses.

Fabrication Studies 10

5 Credits

This introductory course teaches students basic skills in metalworking and introduces the diversity of careers available in the fabrication industry.

Approximate cost: $90.00

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

Fabrication Studies 20

5 Credits

Prerequisite: Fabrication Studies 10.

This intermediate course enhances students’ skills by introducing them to more complex methods of forming, shaping and joining metal.

Approximate cost: $90.00

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

Fabrication Studies 30

5 Credits

Prerequisite: Fabrication Studies 20.

This advanced course continues to develop students’ skills, understanding, practice and new techniques on more complex projects.

Approximate cost: $90.00

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

Financial Management (Independent Study)

Financial Management 10/20/30

5 Credits

Students will explore concepts that affect the finances of an individual, are introduced to accounting and terminology unique to financial accounting.  They will become familiar with financial statements, generally accepted accounting principles and how to prepare for the process of starting up a business.  Additionally, students are introduced to the accounting cycle for a service business.  Finally, they will analyze and record business transactions for the fiscal period of a business using terminology unique to financial accounting.

This is a self-directed course wherein students at the introductory, Intermediate or advanced level work independently through materials provided via Alberta Distance learning.  Students will work out of our Independent study ‘HUB’ at their own pace on materials meaningful to them. 

Forensics/Myth-busting Science 25

5 Credits

Prerequisite: None

Forensic Science may address many of the techniques used in criminal investigations from a scientific point of view. Topics will include body fluid analysis and toxicology, fibre and fingerprint analysis, DNA fingerprinting, ballistics (firearm examination), crime scene (examination of human remains). Graphic material may be disturbing to some.

Myth-Busting Science is for students who are curious about their world and would like to do some self-directed research in the natural and social sciences. This course begins with an introduction to the nature of scientific thinking, and a critical look at some interesting research. Other topics of discussion include, ethical (and unethical!) research methods, and how the media influences public perception of science.

Legal Studies (Independent Study)

Legal Studies 10/20/30

Legal Studies is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to understand the impact of law in your daily lives.  It is important that you familiar with your individual rights and responsibilities as a citizen of Canada.  This is a self-directed course wherein students at the introductory or advanced level work independently through materials provided in the Google online Classroom.  Students will work out of our Independent study ‘HUB’ at their own pace on materials meaningful to them.  Advanced legal course meets 30 level CTS graduation requirements in addition to Alexander Rutherford Scholarship requirements.

 

Legal 20 Introductory Level

(No Prerequisite)

Students will examine a combination of the following topics: Aboriginal Law, Employment Law, Environmental Law, Family Law, Private Law and Public Law.  Students explore workplace and consumer law with a focus on basic rights and responsibilities at a place of work and the legal aspects of buying, selling and renting goods and services.  Additionally, they explore the criminal law and a broad range of legal issues relating to personal relationships.

 

Legal 30 Advanced Level

(No Prerequisite)

You can further enhance your knowledge of the legal system in the areas of: Consumer, Criminal and Property Law, Negligence, and Laws related to the Small Business.  You will also examine Landmark decisions that have changed Canada’s legal fabric as well as examine many controversial issues that effect everyday Canadians. 

Students examine the criminal justice system, the legal actions relating to negligence and learn about laws relating to operating a business.  Additionally, they will identify laws relating to real, personal and intellectual properties and the process of buying and selling real property.  Lastly, students examine dispute resolution methods such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration, adjudication and litigation.

Management and Marketing (Independent Study)

5 Credits

This course is designed to teach you about marketing and management, having goods and services in the right place, at the right time, and at the right price for consumers.  You will learn how to develop managerial and marketing skills that can be applied in your personal lives, the community and the workplace.  You will examine target markets, design logos/slogans, create visual displays around the school, promote school events and have the opportunity to create your own venture.  This is a self-directed course wherein students at the introductory or advanced level work independently through materials provided in the Google online Classroom.  Students will work out of our Independent study ‘HUB’ at their own pace on materials meaningful to them.  Advanced Marketing course meets 30 level CTS graduation requirements in addition to Alexander Rutherford Scholarship requirements.

Marketing 20 Introductory level:

(No Prerequisite)

Students will examine a combination of the following topics:  Quality customer service, visual merchandising, retail business operations and basic managerial skills.  Students identify different types of visual merchandising and describe how to construct attention-getting displays.  As well, students will identify the target customer and selling floor techniques.  Furthermore, students examine managerial skills in order to coordinate available resources and achieve quality results.

Marketing 30 Advanced level

(No Prerequisite)

You can further enhance your knowledge of business and the marketplace via the areas of: Promotional selling techniques, broadcast advertising, setting up a retail store, business organizations and the global economy.  Students develop retail store images, examine potential locations and design store layouts.  Moreover, students learn and demonstrate techniques for successful selling.  Additionally, students are introduced to broadcast communication channels, delivery strategies and advertising media that can be used to inform potential customers about products and services available in the marketplace.

Mechanics

Mechanics is designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop safe work habits and the basic skills needed to work in a Mechanics shop. Whether you are planning a career in the industry or simply want to be an informed owner, Mechanics is an excellent opportunity for all students.

Mechanics 10

5 Credits

Mechanic Modules at the Introductory Level Include: Shop Safety, Mechanics Tools & Materials, Vehicle Service & Care, Vehicle Hydraulics, Mechanical Systems, Engines, and Suspension & Steering.

Approximate cost: $90.00

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

Mechanics 20

5 or 10 Credits

Mechanic Modules at the Intermediate Level Include: Electrical Systems, Vehicle Maintenance, Braking Systems, Drive Trains, Transmissions, Steering and Suspensions, Engine Lubrication and Cooling, Fuel and Exhaust Systems, Ignition and Emission Control Systems.

Approximate cost: $90.00 (5 credits), $180.00 (10 credits)

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

Mechanics 30

5 or 10 Credits

Mechanic Modules at the Advanced Level Include: Steering & Suspension Service, Drive Train Repair, Power Assisting Systems, Safety Systems, Power Assist Accessories, Computer Systems, Engine Diagnosis, Engine Tune-up, Engine Replacement, and Engine Reconditioning.

Approximate cost: $90.00 (5 credits), $180.00 (10 credits)

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

Risky Business

5 Credits

Have you ever wanted to start a business? Students will have the opportunity to learn how to create a business plan, find investors, market/brand and sell their idea to interested sharks, as seen on Shark Tank!

TSN 10/20/30 (The Salisbury Network)

5 Credits

Be a part of The Salisbury Network (TSN)! This hands on course features learning the technology behind producing a news story, becoming part of a crew to deliver Livestreaming of school events, and producing live studio broadcasts! Students will be offered flexible scheduling in order to meet their course expectations.

Approximate cost: $90.00

A download link to the course outline can be found here.

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