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Practical and Applied Arts

Practical and Applied Arts 9

Additional course fees will apply 

  • units may include woodworking, sewing, cooking and career guidance

Career & Work Exploration 10

  • provides opportunity for students to create a resume and portfolio and to participate in mock interviews
  • presents the principles of the career development continuum: career awareness, career exploration, and career experience
  • focuses on self-awareness and success in career development
  • develops a responsible attitude toward work experience in a work environment
  • includes 40 hours in an off-campus work placement

Career & Work Exploration 20

  • introduces some of the key concepts of career development as well as several essential career building and career planning tools
  • studies the relationship among work, society, and economy
  • explores labour standards and workplace safety, including WHMIS
  • teaches job search strategies
  • includes 50 hours in an off-campus work placement

Career & Work Exploration A 30 and B 30

  • builds on the career planning tools from previous courses
  • provides a more in-depth study of all principles in the career development continuum
  • investigates workplace ethics, human rights, and equality
  • includes 70 hours in an off-campus work placement

Construction + Carpentry 10 Woodworking

Additional course fees will apply 

  • familiarizes students with a variety of hand and power tools
  • provides opportunity to build and finish individual projects
  • introduces various procedures in residential building and renovating
  • students are responsible for the cost of the materials used for projects

Construction + Carpentry 20

Additional course fees will apply 

  • Construction + Carpentry 10 is a prerequisite 
  • power tools are used in more advanced techniques and projects
  • construction techniques are applied to actual job applications
  • construction techniques are applied to actual job applications

Construction + Carpentry 30

Additional course fees will apply

  • Construction + Carpentry 20 is a prerequisite
  • expands on Construction + Carpentry 20 by refining finishing carpentry skills
  • opportunity for further advanced projects on job sites

Entrepreneurship 30

The aim of the Entrepreneurship 30 curriculum is to provide students with opportunities to:

  • acquire knowledge and develop skills necessary to plan and begin a venture
  • appreciate the role that entrepreneurs play in our society and economy
  • develop an appreciation for the impact entrepreneurs have and for the complexity involved in planning, initiating and operating a successful business
  • develop communication and technological skills needed to relate to customers, employers, employees and other parties
  • working with the Junior Achievement program, students will develop, operate and close a business, engaging with the business community in Regina

Food Studies 10 – offered in alternate years

Additional course fees will apply

  •  provides students with instruction and experience related to kitchen basics, food safety, food and health, and other modules
  • offers students opportunity to prepare foods, including main dishes, desserts, ethnic cuisine,  and others
  • prepares students to undergo all tasks related to managing a home kitchen, including budgeting, grocery shopping, preparation and clean-up

Food Studies 30 – offered in alternate years

Additional course fees will apply

  • provides students with instruction and experience related to Canada’s Food Guide, The Science of Nutrition, Current Food Issues, Exploring Careers, and other modules
  • offers students opportunity to prepare foods, including eggs and protein dishes, salads and vegetable dishes, baking and ethnic cuisine
  • facilitates student understanding of global food issues, including poverty, food additives, genetically modified foods, organic foods, and so on

Information Processing 10 

  • provides basic computer skills to process many types of information efficiently
  • encourages students to participate in online communication activities as well as become efficient and critical users of Internet  resources
  • video, photography and sound editing are optional topics
  • uses productivity tools to enter, edit, manipulate, and share information

Information Processing 20

Students are introduced to: 

  • advanced features of word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • the optional topics include the creation of a set of web pages including links, graphics and friendly navigation

Information Processing 30

Students are introduced to:

  • advanced features of the database and presentation software applications
  • the optional topics include the creation of digital still and/or video projects 

Personal Finance 30 – offered in alternate years

  • introduces the student to the concepts, attitudes, principles and skills of effective management of personal financial matters
  • explore God’s instruction on personal finance
  • investigates specific issues: market economics, decision-making strategies, financial institutions, products and services, credit, taxation, budgets, investment, saving, spending, financing, owning, leasing, renting, and threats to financial standing