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To help your teen select appropriate courses and course sequences, refer to the High School Graduation Requirements.


High School
Career and Technology Studies


What your teen is learning

Career and Technology Studies (CTS)

I’m going to be prepared for the workplace.Your teen will develop life skills and prepare to enter the workplace in the area that interests them. They will choose courses and create a pathway to their area of interest from any of the five CTS clusters: Business, Administration, Finance & Information Technology (BIT); Health, Recreation & Human Services (HRH); Media, Design & Communication Arts (MDC); Natural Resources (NAT); and Trades, Manufacturing & Transportation (TMT). They can also choose a variety of apprenticeship courses.

How your teen is assessed

Learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask the teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you, your teen and your teen’s teacher about your teen’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well they are doing throughout a course. At the end of the course, your teen will be assessed and their achievement will be reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for the course.

Resources to help your teen

A variety of digital and print resources, developed by publishers, Alberta Education or Alberta teachers, are available to help students learn. Teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your teen. Visit to learn more about the resources your teen may encounter.

Relevant Resources:

Course Sequence

1 Transfer from a 10-4 Knowledge and Employability occupational course directly to an intermediate level (2000 series) career and technology studies course may be considered where there is content relevancy and prerequisite requirements are met.

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