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SOUTHWESTERN ALBERTA TECHNOLOGY PREPARATION PROGRAM

An innovative program that provides high school students with academic and employability skills needed to succeed in the workplace

Today's students need to prepare for the career skills of tomorrow. They need an education that will help them succeed in a world where rapid change is the rule, not the exception.

The Southwestern Alberta Technology Preparation Program is a strategic partnership between southwestern Alberta school jurisdictions and the Lethbridge Community College. It promotes career training and employability skill development for high school students in southwestern Alberta and should ease the transition of students to post-secondary programs or the workplace.

The Technology Preparation Program strengthens career education and counselling so students can choose courses or programs leading to specific career opportunities.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS
The Technology Preparation Program is a focused, goal oriented program that combines a challenging applied academic curriculum with employability skills. This will better prepare students for post-secondary training or for employment.

  • Applied Academics in English, Mathematics, Sciences and Social Sciences ... Incorporates real-life examples to give context to learning within a challenging Alberta Learning curriculum. Course content prepares students for post-secondary programs and is relevant to the world of work.
  • Business and Industry Involvement ... Worksite learning opportunities enhances the curriculum and give students a first hand look at the skills and attitudes they need to succeed in the labour market.
  • Career Planning and Investigation ... Comprehensive career guidance and planning assists students in developing a path to broad career goals: Business, Technology and Trades, Human Services, Natural Resources, or Arts.
  • Employability Skills Portfolio ... Students will develop a portfolio that evolves through their high school experience. Compiling the portfolio helps students identify, select and organize the skills that will assist them in moving from school to work or further training. The portfolio "graduates" with the students and assists them with their future goals.
  • Articulation ... Links two (or more) educational systems to assist students in making a smooth transition from one level to another, without delays, duplication of courses or loss of credit.

How are Students Recognized?
Students successfully completing the Technology Preparation Program will be awarded one of the following credentials: Technology Preparation Credential This credential will assist students in their career development process and enhance entry into selected post-secondary programs or entry into the workplace Employability Credential This credential will assist students in their career development process and enhance entry into the workplace or further training.

 

To earn a Technology Preparation Credential or Employability Credential, the student completes the requirements for a High School Diploma and the program of studies outlined below.

Courses
Employability Credential
MINIMUM LEVEL
Technology
Preparation
Credential
MINIMUM LEVEL
English 33 or 30 33 or 30
Social Studies 33 or 30 33 or 30
Mathematics 20 (Pure or Applied),
23 or 24
33 or 30 (Pure or Applied)
Science
One of Biology 20,
Chemistry 20,
Physics 20
Science 20 or 24
One of Biology 20,
Chemistry 20,
Physics 20
Science 20
Physical Education 3 Credits 3 Credits
Career and Life Management 3 Credits 3 Credits

Career and Technology Studies
• Information Processing
(3 credits)

• A minimum of 5 credits must be completed at the advanced level

20 Credits in CTS including 3 Credits in Information Processing 20 Credits in CTS
Including 3 Credits in lnformation Processing and Remaining credits in related Career Cluster
Work Experience
/CareerTransitions
Career Transitions
Work Experience (includes
Green Certificate)
Registered Apprenticeship
(includes RAP Plus)
10 Credits 1O Credits
First Aid Training Standard First Aid Certificate Standard First Aid Certificate
  • students will develop and maintain a Career Planning / Employability Skills portfolio and complete a Graduate Skills presentation
  • entrance programs to various college programs vary. Students need to meet the minimum entrance requirements for those programs.
  1. Students must meet the admission requirements of the program to which they are applying. Through articulation, educational programs are continually reviewed and revised to provide curriculum that will prepare students to participate in post-secondary options and meet the needs of business and industry.

Courses for Career Clusters

Business
Technology and Trades
Human Services
Natural Resources
Arts

-Enterprise & Innovation
-Fashion Studies
- Financial Management
- Foods
- Information Processing
- Legal Studies
- Logistics
- Management and Marketing

-Tourism

- Communications Technology
- Construction Technology
- Design Studies
- Electro-technologies
- Fabrication
- Fashion Studies
- Foods
- Information Processing
- Logistics
- Mechanics

- Community Health
- Foods
- Information Processing
- Legal Studies

NON-CTS COURSES
- Personal Living Skills 30
- Physical Ed. 30
- Psychology
- Sociology

- Agriculture
- Energy & Mines
- Fabrication Studies
- Forestry
- Wildlife
- Information Processing

- Communications Technology
- Construction Technology
- Cosmetology Studies
- Design Studies
- Fabrication Studies
- Information Processing


NON-CTS COURSES
-Art
-Drama
-Music

Through the agreement with Lethbridge Community College, students in the Technology Preparation Program may receive advanced credit, advanced placement, or preferential admission to a variety of post-secondary programs at LCC. Students are advised to focus their studies in the most relevant Career and Technology Studies (CTS) clusters and meet the appropriate admission requirements for LCC the program to which they may apply.

The Technology Preparation Advantage

  • Strong applied academic foundation
  • Enhanced career guidance and planning built around career clusters
  • Improved employability skills with experience relating to career goals
  • Completion of an Employability Skills Portfolio
  • Business and industry commitment in providing work site learning opportunities
  • Encourages critical thinking skills which form the foundation for success in the work place
  • Provides articulation with post-secondary programs allowing for advanced standing or advanced credit
  • A partnership that involves local school districts, Lethbridge Community Colleges, businesses and industry

For more information please contact your High School Principal or the Southwestern Alberta Technology Preparation Program Office:

Doug Scotney, Executive Director
Fax: (403) 380-6890
Telephone: (403) 328-3996
e-mail: [email protected]

CTS ARTICULATION - LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CTS Modules
Post-Secondary
Equivalent Course
AGR 1070, 2060, 3060
AFO 150
COM 1030, 2040, 2050, 2060, 3040
CAP 150
COM 1060, 2090, 2100
CAP 121
DES 1060, 2050, 3110, 3120, 3140, 3150, 3160
DRF 155
DES 1060, 2050, 3110, 3120, 3140, 3150, 3160 and portfolio & challenge testing
DRF 152
FAB 3130, 3140, 3150
MAN 150
FAB 2110, 3030, 3050, 3090, 3120, 3170
MAN 153
FAS 2010, 2080, 2090, 3090
FDM 105
FAS 2010, 2090, 3060, 3090
FDM 103
FIN 1010, 1020, 1030, 2020, 2030, 3010
OAA 146
FIN 1010, 1020, 1030, 2020, 2030, 3010
ACC 171
FIN 1010, 1020, 1030, 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040, 2050. 3010, 3020, 3030, 3040, 3060, 3070
ACC 173
FOD 3030. 3040, 3050. 3060, 3070, 3080
COC 101
FOD 3090, 3100, 3110, 3120, 3130, 3140
COC 102
INF 1020, 1030, 2030, 2040, 2050, 2090, 2110, 3030
KEY 140
INF 1070, 1090, 2050, 2070, 2080, 2120
ENF 148
INF 2150, 2160
BUS 174
INF 1010, 1020, 1030, 1040, 1050, 1060, 1070
CPU 120
INF 1020, 1030, 2030
KEY 139
INF 1070, 1090, 2050, 2070, 2080, 2120
CPU 151
INF 1030, 2050, 2060, 3060, 3070
CPU 249
INF 1060, 2080
OAA 140
Section A (30%)
INF 1020, 1030, 2030, 2040, 2050, 2100, 3030, 3040
KEY 141
M&M 1010, 1020, 2020, 3050
MKT 188
M&M 1010, 2010, 3010
BUS 170
TOU 2050
TTC 118
(Module 1)
TOU 1010, 1070 (must have both)
TTC 111
(Module 1) or
TTC 118
(Module 2)
TOU 1050, 3040 (must have both)
TTC 114
(Module 1)

ACC Accounting
AFO Recreation Facility Operations
AGR Agriculture
BUS Business Administration
CAP Communication Arts
COC Commercial Cooking
COM Communications
CPU Computer Use
DES Design
FAB Fabrication
FAS Fashion Studies
FDM Fashion Design & Merchandising
FIN Financial Management
FOD Foods
INF Information Processing
KEY Keyboarding
M&M Management & Marketing
MKT Marketing
OAA Office & Administrative Assistant
TOU Tourism Studies
TTC Travel & Tourism

 

 


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