Transition Program

Transition courses provide students, who meet the criteria, with opportunities to experience success and become well prepared for employment, further studies, citizenship and life-long learning.  Students will build their timetable by choosing from Transition core and occupational courses. Some students may transition successfully from Transition courses to other courses to achieve a senior high school diploma or to continuing education and training opportunities; e.g., some colleges, some apprenticeship programs. Each student’s learning plan will be reviewed on an annual basis, with goals and courses adjusted as needed.

Suggested Timetable

Grade 10 (year 3)

English 10-4 (5 cr)
Mathematics 10-4 (5 cr)
Social Studies 10-4 (5 cr)
Science 10-4 (5 cr)
Physical Ed. 10 (3 cr)
Occupational Choices 10-4 (minimum 5 cr)
Other Options (12-15 cr)
Total: 40-43 cr

Grade 11 (year 4)

English 20-4 (5 cr)
Mathematics 20-4 (5 cr)
Social Studies 20-4 (5 cr)
Science 20-4 (5 cr)
Occupational Choices 20-4 (minimum 5cr)
Other Options (15 cr.)
Total: 40 cr 

Grade 12 (year 5)

English 30-4 (5 cr)
CALM (3 cr)
Occupational Choices 30-4 (minimum 5 cr)
Options (17 cr minimum)
Total: 30 cr




(3 creditsCourse request 205

The aim of senior high school Career and Life Management (CALM) is to enable students to make well-informed, considered decisions and choices in all aspects of their lives and to develop behaviors and attitudes that contribute to the well-being and respect of self and others, now and in the future.

This aim is articulated through three general outcomes:

Personal Choices - managing personal well-being

Resource Choices - making decisions in the use of finances and other resources

Career and Life Choices - develop and apply processes for managing personal, lifelong career development

* It is recommended students take this course in Grade 11



ENGLISH 10-4, 20-4, 30-4 

(5 credits each)

Eng 10-4 Course request 117

Eng 20-4 Course request 223

Eng 30-4 Course request 313


The aim of English Language Arts is to enable each student to understand and appreciate language, and to use it confidently and competently in a variety of situations for communication, personal satisfaction and learning.


Transition English Language Arts further focuses on developing basic language competencies needed for everyday living at home, in the community and at the workplace.



MATHEMATICS 10-4, 20-4

(5 credits each)

Math 10-4 Course request 133

Math 20-4 Course request 233


Transition Mathematics courses focus on making connections between components of the nature of mathematics and everyday home, workplace and community applications.  The nature of mathematics includes the following components: change, constancy, dimension, number, pattern, quantity, relationships, shape, and uncertainty.




Phys. Ed 10 Boys

(3 credit) Course request 153

Phys. Ed 10 Girls

(3 credit) Course request 154

Phys. Ed 10 Boys

(5 credit) Course request 155 and 156

(Must take both)

Phys. Ed 10 Girls

(5 credit) Course request 157 and 158

(Must take both)


The aim of physical education is to enable individuals to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.  Activities include curling, badminton, fitness, tennis, etc.




SCIENCE 10-4, 20-4

(5 credits each)

Sci 10-4 Course request 160

Sci 20-4 Course request 251


Students will develop and apply science skills, attitudes and knowledge to investigate everyday, science-related problems, questions and issues; perform experiments; carry out investigations; include Aboriginal experiences/perspectives as appropriate; and apply scientific process skills in home, workplace and community environments.  Students will develop an awareness of how science skills, attitudes and knowledge are used in other subjects and everyday life, particularly in the workplace.




(5 credits each)

Social Studies 10-4

Course request 167

Social Studies 20-4

Course request 258

Social studies develops the key values and attitudes, knowledge and understandings, and skills and processes necessary for students to become active and responsible citizens, engaged in the democratic process and aware of their capacity to effect change in their communities, society and world.


Transition occupational courses will offer a balance between school-based and work-based learning and   provide options for students to enter the workplace or pursue post-secondary education or training. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of courses at the 10-4 level. Work Experience will further apply and develop occupational knowledge and employability skills.


Auto Mechanics10-4 (5 credits)

Course request 134

Auto Mechanics 20-4 (5 credits)

Course request 234


The main focus of Auto Mechanics 10-4is skill development in the area of safety, tool identification, vehicle service, and body maintenance.Shop Fee $10





FABRICATION (Metal) 10-4, 20-4, 30-4

10-4 (5 credits)

Course request 119

20-4 (5 credits)

Course request 224

30-4 (5 credits)

Course request 316

Fabrication (Metal) 10-4 is an introductory level welding course. Students will study arc welding, oxyacetylene welding and cutting, and gas metal arc welding (MIG). Students will build their own projects. Shop Fee $75




10-4 (5 credits)

Course request 106





BUILDING  20-4, 30-4

20-4 (5 credits)

Course request 208

30-4 (5 credits)

Course request 304

This course is designed for students who are interested in exploring jobs performed by sub trades within the building industry. Topics at the Grade 10 level include the use of hand and power tools, measurement, shop drawings, bench work, and materials. Individual or group projects are provided. Shop Fee $75



COSMETOLOGY 10-4, 20-4, 30-4 

10-4 (5 credits)

Course request 109

20-4 (5 credits)

Course request 211

30-4 (5 credits)

Course request 211

Designed for students who are interested in working with human and non-human hair, goods and products.  Students indicating a strong interest in the personal grooming occupations are encouraged to explore the field of cosmetology.  Introductory Kit $40




(5 creditsCourse request 136


Media Communications 10-4 will introduce students to the study of media production. Students will learn about the principles of design, digital photography and video production through a study of popular media.  Students will develop the introductory skills needed to produce effective media images for a variety of purposes and audiences.  Students will participate in the production of both personal media projects and school/community-contracted projects.  Students will explore the field of media communication as a career path and will learn about occupations and training associated with media design and production.

*This course is intended for students in Grades 10-12 with an interest in media design and production.  No experience with media production is necessary–just a willingness to learn! Students will be expected to contribute some time outside class in the preparation of school video productions.



(5 creditsCourse request 136



Media Communication 20-4 is a continuation of Media Communications 10-4 with a focus on computer-related design projects.  Students will pursue a more advanced study of the creation and manipulation of media images for effective communication.  Students will use previously acquired academic, personal and technical skills in the production of promotional media and multimedia projects, such as advertising campaigns and in the production of authored (with menus) DVDs.  Individual and group projects will allow students to examine their potential for an occupation within this vast career field.

* This course is limited to students in Grade 11-12 who have successfully completed Media 10-4.

** Students who have a strong background in media production or a keen interest are encouraged to register for both Media 10-4 and Media 20-4 during the school year. Media students will assist in the production of school events videos and may be involved in community-based media projects.

Prerequisite: Media 10-4



(5 creditsCourse request 136



Media Communication 30-4 is the final level of the CCHS Media Studies Program and will concentrate on the creation of complex productions that integrate original image/video and advanced editing techniques. Students will expand their study of media to include narrative/documentary film, animation, special effects and the independent production of multimedia presentations. An important focus of this course is the investigation of entry-level career paths in the digital/media arts and in the production of a professional media portfolio.

* Students registering in Media 30-4 must have completed Media 10-4 and 20-4. Students who have completed Media 10-4 may take both Media 20-4 and Media 30-4 within the same school year.

** Students must demonstrate a strong commitment to the course and must be prepared to contribute time outside class to school/community productions and are encouraged to act as classroom mentors for students in Media 10-4 and 20-4.

Prerequisite: Media 20-4




(5 - 10 credits per course)

Work Experience 15-25-35

(5 credit) Course request 169

Work Experience 15-25-35

(10 credit) Course request 170

Work Experience 15-25-35

This program is designed to provide students with on-the-job training and assistance in making career choices.  A twenty-five hour job preparation component is mandatory prior to students being placed at work sites.  As transportation is the student's responsibility it is recommended that students wait until Grade 11 and/or 12 before taking this course.



In addition to the Transition Program occupational courses, students may consider taking the following Fine Arts, and Career and Technology Studies and complementary option courses:

  • Art (Pg.7)
  • Communications Technology (Pg.9)
  • Computers (Pg.10)
  • Design Studies (Pg.13)
  • Drama (Pg.14)
  • Fashion Studies (Pg.16)
  • French (Pg.18)
  • Leadership (Pg.18)
  • Music (Pg.22)
  • PE/FACT (Pg.25)
  • Yearbook (Pg.29)

Admission is based on meeting pre-requisites for courses. The Transition Program coordinator must approve student placement.