Off-Campus

WORK EXPERIENCE

Work Experience 15/25/35

Prerequisites: HCS 3000 Workplace Safety Systems
This program will be of interest to students who have a specific career field in mind. While the “content” of each student’s Work Experience will be unique, the goals of the program remain the same. The aim of the Work Experience program is to provide students with opportunities to:

  • explore potential career paths;
  • develop occupation-related knowledge and skills not available in the classroom; or
  • acquire credible experience recognized by industry or required by some post-secondary programs.

Work Experience credits are based on hours: one credit is earned for each 25 hours worked. Students must work a minimum of 75 hours to earn three (3) credits and may earn as many as 10 credits for 250 hours.

The major part of the student’s mark is determined by the employer or supervisor at the worksite. They are asked to complete an evaluation prior to each report card and discuss it with the student.

Our collective responsibility (teacher, student, parent and employer) is to ensure that the Work Experience is both worthwhile and safe. To meet this responsibility the Off-Campus Coordinator will regularly check with the student as well as visit the employer at the worksite.

 

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REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) 15/25/35

Prerequisites: HCS 3000 Workplace Safety Systems
To be recognized as a certified tradesperson in more than 50 trades in Alberta it is necessary to complete an apprenticeship. This typically takes 2 to 4 years. The Registered Apprenticeship Program (or RAP), allows students to begin learning a trade while still attending high school. At the same time students earn high school credits based on the hours worked. To earn credits students must work a minimum of 125 hours and receive a favourable assessment from their supervisor. Students may earn as many as 40 high school credits and up to 1000 hours towards their first year apprenticeship through this program.

The ‘content’ of each student’s apprenticeship will vary, depending on the trade, the supervising tradesperson and the work available at the time. Our collective responsibility (teacher, student, parent and employer) is to ensure that the apprenticeship is both worthwhile and safe. To meet this responsibility the Off-Campus Coordinator will regularly check with the student as well as visit the employer at the worksite.

GREEN CERTIFICATE

Green Certificate Program

The Green Certificate Program is an apprenticeship-style training program for students interested in agriculture. Students select an area of interest, then work part-time under the guidance of  someone who specializes in that area. Typically the program requires one year to  complete all of the training. The program is divided into three courses with a skills-based competency test on the  completion of each course. Successful students can earn up to 16 credits towards their diploma, as well as a certification recognized by agricultural industry and many post-secondary agricultural institutions.

The Green Certificate is currently offered in nine areas of specialization:

  • Cow-calf
  • Feedlot
  • Sheep
  • Swine
  • Dairy
  • Field Crops
  • Irrigated Crops
  • Equine
  • Beekeeping

DUAL CREDIT EDUCATION PROGRAM

Dual Credit Education Program

Rationale of Program: This program is designed to provide students an opportunity to do High School and College Courses simultaneously. It allows students a chance to experience a college course while attending High School.

Requirement to Register in Dual Credit: As in all other classes at H.J. Cody School prerequisites policy is in effect.  Students must be in good standing and qualify for the program.  Attendance, grades and course completion is considered, as well as high school course completion for a High School diploma.


Registering in Dual Credit Programs:

    1. To start Dual Credit Education the student must first get administrative approval, which means student must discuss with the Academic Counselor or Vice-Principal the reason they want to take a course through Dual Credit.
    2. Once the student is approved they must meet with and register with Mrs. Bell, the Dual Credit Coordinator.  
    3. Opportunities are listed below:
      1. Business Management Diploma (Olds College)
      2. Hospitality and Tourism Management (Olds College)
      3. Animal Health technology (Olds College)
      4. Horticulture Technologist Diploma (Olds College)
      5. Precision Agriculture Techgronomy Diploma (Olds College)
      6. Introductory Welding (Olds College)
      7. Technician Basics (Olds College)
      8. Auto Service technician (Red Deer College)