Guide to Career and Technology Studies (CTS)

Health, Recreation, & Human Services

 

HRH focuses on a vast array of challenging and rewarding careers in health care, community supports, recreation, cosmetology, food services, tourism, and law.

 

Some courses within the Human & Social Services (HSS) and Health Care Services (HCS) occupational areas of this cluster contain sensitive content. Refer to the Guide to Education: ECS to Grade 12 for more information on section 11.1 of the Alberta Human Rights Act.

 

Non-Apprenticeship Occupational Areas

 

Community Care Services (CCS) Experience volunteering and developing skills for community based services in a variety of settings.
Cosmetology (COS) Examine the role of personal grooming and learn the various skills involved in the hairstyling trade, such as haircutting, texturizing, colouring, and styling.
Criminal Justice Studies (CJS) Students prepare for occupations within Canada's criminal justice system, such as police officers, customs officers, crime analysts, youth justice workers or security guards. These courses can only be offered through a partnership with a participating post-secondary institution.
Esthetics (EST) Specialize in skin care and treatments, including facials, cosmetic make-up services, hair removal, massage, and nail art.
Foods (FOD) Examine the role of food, looking beyond consumption to production, visual appreciation, nutrition, meal planning, economics, and preparation. Learn the various skills in the cook trade.
Health Care Aide (HCA) Students prepare to work as an unregulated health care aide in a variety of care settings such as continuing care, community living and stable acute care and in mental health programs. These courses can only be offered through a partnership with a post-secondary institution that has received licensing from Alberta Health to provide the health care aide credential.
Health Care Services (HCS) Prepare for medical careers by examining the anatomy and function of the body systems, and develop first aid, CPR, and occupational safety skills necessary for careers in emergency response.
Human & Social Services (HSS) Learn about occupations related to wellness, human development, family support, and professional standards and ethics.
Legal Studies (LGS) Become familiar with the influence, impact, and complexities of the law in daily life.
Recreation Leadership (REC) Develop skills useful for coaching, fitness leadership, sport performance, athletic therapy, and leading recreational activities.
Tourism (TOU) Look at the impact of tourism in Alberta and around the world and develop knowledge and skills required for the tourism industry.

 

Apprenticeship Occupational Area(s)

 

Baker (BKA) Students begin to learn their skills as a baker and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Cook (CKA) Students begin to learn their skills as a cook and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Hairstylist (HSA) Students begin to learn their skills as a hairstylist and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.