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Knowledge and Employability Program

WCHS Knowledge & Employability Pathways

80 Credit Certificate and 100 Credit High School Diploma

Knowledge and Employability courses at WCHS are generally delivered through a comprehensive program approach.  The program goals are to develop students’ skills, values, and abilities to prepare them to enter the workforce.  Students are clustered together and supported in smaller core classes and integrated in options classes.  In grade 10 and 11 students can enter supported work experience sessions with community partners that align with their interests identified throughout the program.  This educational stream generally culminates with the student earning a Certificate of High School Completion.  After completing this certificate students can complete the additional courses required for a High School Diploma.

Certificate of High School Achievement Requirements

The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimum requirements for a student to attain a Certificate of High School Achievement.  The requirements for entry into post-secondary institutions and workplaces may require additional and/or specific courses.

80 Credits

Including the following:

  • English Language Arts 20-2 or 30-4
  • Mathematics 10-3 or 20-4
  • Science 14 or 20-4
  • Social Studies 10-2 or 20-4
  • Physical Education 10 (3 credits)
  • Career and Life Management (3 credits)

5 Credits in:

  • 30 Level Knowledge and Employability Occupational Course, or
  • 30 Level Career & Technology Studies (CTS), or
  • 30 Level Locally Developed Course with an occupational focus

AND

5 Credits in:

  • 30 Level Knowledge and Employability Workplace Practicum Course, or
  • 30 Level Work Experience Course, or
  • 30 Level Green Certificate Course, or
  • Special Projects 30

OR

5 Credits in:

  • 30 Level Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) Course

Alberta High School Diploma: Graduation Requirements

The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimum requirements for a student to attain a Alberta High School Diploma.  The requirements for entry into post-secondary institutions and workplaces may require additional and/or specific courses.

100 Credits

Including the following:

  • English language Arts - 30 Level (30-1 or 30-2)
  • Social Studies - 30 Level (30-1 or 30-2)
  • Mathematics - 20 Level (20-1, 20-2 or 20-3)
  • Science - 20 Level (Science 20, Science 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20, or Physics 20) The Science requirement may also be met with the 10-credit combination of Science 14 & Science 10
  • Physical Education 10 (3 credits)
  • Career and Life Management (3 credits)

10 Credits in Combination From:

  • Career and Technology Studies (CTS)
  • Fine Arts
  • Second languages
  • Physical Education 20 and/or 30
  • Knowledge and Employability (K&E) Courses
  • Registered Apprenticeship (RAP) Courses
  • Locally developed/acquired and authorized courses in CTS, Fine Arts, Second Languages, or Knowledge and Employability Occupational Courses

10 Credits in Any 30 Level Course:

(In addition to a 30 Level English and Social Studies Course as specified above)

These courses may include:

  • 30 Level Locally Developed Courses
  • Advances Level (3000 series) in CTS courses
  • 30 Level Work Experience courses
  • 30 Level Knowledge and Employability Courses
  • 30 Level Registered Apprenticeship (RAP) Courses
  • 30 Level Green Certificate Specialization Courses
  • Special Project 30 

Work Experience