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.

CTS Courses Offered at Salisbury:

Commercial Foods (Culinary Arts): This hands-on course will get you cooking and confident in the kitchen! Unleash your creative side and engage in the design process. Bake, sauté, and whip new creations for yourself, your friends or family. Learn the science behind cooking so it never fails! Anyone can cook, and you won’t regret learning a life skill and having some fun along the way. Courses offered are Culinary Arts 10, 20, 30. 

Communications Technology: Communications Technology 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.

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

Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies provides students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the social, economic and political significance of environmental issues. Courses offered are Environmental Studies 10.

Esthetics: 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.

Film and Media Art: Film and Media Art challenges students to engage in the study of film as art, as well as to embrace the technological and literary aspects aspects of the medium. Courses offered are Film and Media Art 15 and 25.

Financial Management: Students will explore concepts that affect the finances of an individual, and will be introduced to accounting and terminology unique to financial accounting. Courses offered are Financial Management 10, 20 and 30. These courses are offered as independent study.

Legal Studies: Legal Studies is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to understand the impact of law in their daily lives. It is important that they are familiar with their individual rights and responsibilities as a citizen of Canada. Courses offered are Legal Studies 20 and 30. These courses are offered as independent study.

Marketing and Management: This course is designed to teach students about marketing and management, having goods and services in the right place, at the right time, and at the right price for consumers. You will learn how to develop managerial and marketing skills that can be applied in your personal lives, the community and the workplace. Courses offered are Marketing and Management 20 and 30. These courses are offered as independent study.

Mechanics: 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 and 30.

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.

Risky Business: Students will have the opportunity to learn how to create a business plan, find investors, market/brand and sell their idea to interested sharks, as seen on Shark Tank! Courses offered are Risky Business 10.

SK8trepreneur 10: Are you stoked about visual arts, design, street art and skateboard culture? Consider becoming a SK8trepreneur and explore the fundamentals of manufacturing, marketing and design to create advertisements and merchandise such as t-shirts, skateboards and more. Courses offered are SK8repreneur 10 and 20.