Career and Technology Studies

Career and Technology Studies

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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.

Commercial Foods (Culinary Arts)

This hands-on course will get you confident and cooking in any kitchen. Students learn the skills from a Teaching Chef and choose recipes that are meaningful and important to them. Bake, sauté, and whip new creations for yourself, your friends and future. Learn the science behind cooking so it never fails! Courses offered are Commercial Foods 10, 20, 20 Extended, 30, 30 Extended. As well as Advanced Culinary Arts 20, 30. Apprenticeship opportunities are also available.

Computer Works

This course is part of the Cisco Networking Academy at Salisbury Composite High. Through completion of the IT Essential Course, students will receive a minimum of 5 credits from the CTS BIT Cluster Networking. Students are encouraged to complete all 6 credits working toward their CompTIA A+ exam and certification. Courses offered are Computer Works: Networking 10, 20 and 30.

Computer Science

Introducing the key concepts of Computer Science, this course is valuable preparation for students interested in pursuing a career in computer science, computer engineering, programming or Internet publishing. This program is also offered at an Honours level allowing students to take university-level studies. Courses offered are Computer Science 10, 20 and 30.

Construction Technologies

Construction Technologies introduces students to the principles and processes involved in construction and manufacturing industries. Emphasis is place on safe and responsible operation of machines and equipment. This is a hands-on course that requires students to competently complete their projects and increase their knowledge and skill level. Courses offered are Construction Technologies 10, 20 and 30.

Cosmetology Studies

In this program students pursue the art and science of beauty care. Courses offered are Cosmetology 10, 20 and 30.

Design Tech (formerly Communications Technology)

Design Tech is a versatile program that allows student to choose any combination of the following strands: photography, printing (screen printing), heat transfer, animations, audio/visual production, web design, multimedia design, 3D design and graphics. Courses available are Communications Technology 10, 20 and 30.


Students who successfully complete the introductory, intermediate and advanced courses may receive program certification which will allow them to be industry ready. All three levels are designed for students to progress from foundational knowledge to full client services in a client spa setting. Course offered are Esthetics 20 and 30. Prerequisite is needed for entry into Esthetics 20 (Cosmetology 10).

Fabrication Studies

If you love working with your hands, love to design and learn new valuable skills as a hobby or for a high paying career; then the Sabre Heavy Metal Department is for you! You will learn how to safely use many of the tools that metal workers and artists use to build meaningful projects that you can take home. Courses offered are Fabrication Studies 10, 20 and 30.


Mechanics is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop safe work habits and the basic skills needed to work in an Automotive Service 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. Courses offered are Mechanics 10, 20, 20 Extended and 30, 30 Extended.

Personal Foods

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 that leads to the creation of meals, snacks and desserts. Course offered are Personal Foods 10, 20 and 30.