Guide to Career and Technology Studies (CTS)

Trades, Manufacturing, & Transportation (TMT)

 

TMT focuses on skills and knowledge related to the design, construction, fabrication, and maintenance of a product. This cluster includes courses that relate to manufacturing, processing, utilities, construction, mechanics, fabrication, trades supervision, trades contracting, logistics, transportation, and heavy equipment.

 

Non-Apprenticeship Occupational Areas

 

Construction (CON) Develop skills in the use of tools and materials used in construction processes and safely transform common construction materials into useful products. Learn the various skills of the respective trade.
Electro-Technologies (ELT) Provide technical support and services in the design, development, testing, production, service, repair, and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems.
Fabrication (FAB) Develop skills in the use of tools and materials used in fabrication processes and safely transform common metals into useful products. Learn the various skills of the welder trade.
Logistics (LOG) Organize and coordinate the movement of people, materials, and data.
Mechanics (MEC) Inspect, diagnose, repair, and service mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems, and components of cars and light and commercial transport trucks. Learn the various skills of the auto service technician trade.
Power Engineering (PEN) Students learn the basics of power engineering (boilers, heating systems, electricity and refrigeration and air conditioning) in preparation to write the Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA) certification exam.

 

Apprenticeship Occupational Area(s)

 

Agriculture Equipment Technician (AEA) Students begin to learn their skills as an agricultural equipment technician and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Auto Body Technician (ABA) Students begin to learn their skills as an auto body technician and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Automotive Service Technician (ASA) Students begin to learn their skills as an automotive service technician and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Cabinetmaker (CMA) Students begin to learn their skills as a cabinetmaker and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Carpenter (CRA) Students begin to learn their skills as a carpenter and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Communication Technician (CTA) Students begin to learn their skills as a communication technician and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Electrician (ETA) Students begin to learn their skills as an electrician and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Heavy Equipment Technician (HEA) Students begin to learn their skills as a heavy equipment technician and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Instrument Technician (ISA) Students begin to learn their skills as an instrument technician and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Insulator (INA) Students begin to learn their skills as an insulator and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Millwright (MWA) Students begin to learn their skills as a millwright and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Painter and Decorator (PDA) Students begin to learn their skills as a painter and decorator and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Parts Technician (PTA) Students begin to learn their skills as a parts technician and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Plumber (PLA) Students begin to learn their skills as a plumber and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.
Welder (WDA) Students begin to learn their skills as a welder and upon successful completion of this pathway may choose to write the Apprenticeship and Industry exam for first period apprenticeship.