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Career and Technology Studies

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Where can CTS take me?

There are 28 career pathways to over 800 career possibilities can be found within the five career paths offered by CTS.

The clusters are:
  1. Business, Administration, Finance and Information Processing (BIT)
  2. Trades, Manufacturing   and Transportation (TMT)
  3. Health, Recreation and Human Services (HRH)
  4. Natural Resources (NAT)
  5. Media, Design and Communication Arts (MDC)


Who Takes CTS?


Students interested in learning about everything from Automotives to Wildlife are encouraged to enrol in CTS course.

On average Alberta senior high school graduates earned 6 or more credits in CTS courses. During the same school year, students awarded an Alberta High School Diploma earned an average of 118 credits in total with 18 credits in CTS courses.

CTS improves student transitions into the workplace and post-secondary programs. One of the key goals in CTS is to improve student transitions into the workplace and into related post-secondary programs.


What is CTS?

CTS helps high  school students to:
Over 1000 single credit courses in 28 occupational areas leading to 800 careers.

  • develop skills they can apply in daily living now and in the future
  • explore career options through a dual credit strategy allowing students to obtain high school credits while taking apprenticeship courses in Automotive Service Technician, Welding, Carpentry, Culinary and Cosmetology.
  • prepare for entry into the workplace or further learning


Where Can I Take CTS?

CTS can be taken at all the Catholic high schools in Edmonton.

Archbishop MacDonald • • • 780 451-1470
Archbishop Oscar Romero • • • 780 428-2705
Archbishop O’Leary • • • 780 476-6251
Austin O’Brien • • • 780 466-3161
Holy Trinity • • • 780 462-5777
J.H. Picard • • • 780 433-4251
Louis St. Laurent • • • 780 435-3964
Mother Margaret Mary • • • 780 988-2279
St. Francis Xavier • • • 780 489-2571
St. Joseph (Career Skill Centre) • • • 780 426-2010
Alternative Education • • • 78​0 944-2000


Why Take CTS?

The experience you get from CTS will help you with your applications to U of A, NAIT, MacEwan University, Norquest College and Olds College in the following areas:

  • Accreditation Courses
  • Animal Sciences
  • Communication Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Technology
  • Cosmetology Studies
  • Design Studies
  • Enterprise and Innovation
  • Fashion Studies
  • Financial Management
  • Food Studies
  • Health Care Aide
  • Health Services
  • Information Processing
  • Legal Studies
  • Management and Marketing
  • Mechanics (Autobody and Automotives)
  • Networking
  • Tourism

CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES is a program designed for Alberta students.

For more information contact the high school of your choice or Edmonton Catholic Schools at 780 441-6000 or visit www.ecsd.net