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Choosing the Right Courses

Choosing the Right Courses

Throughout high school, you will be required to take both compulsory and elective courses. Choosing your elective courses is an exciting, but sometimes overwhelming experience. You want to choose courses that interest you and help you prepare for your life after high school. The following chart may be quite helpful in assisting you choose elective courses that match your interests, abilities and are related to your future plans.

AREAS OF INTEREST ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES CAREER OPTIONS
Direct to Work
CAREER OPTIONS
College/
Apprenticeship
CAREER OPTIONS
University
Arts and Culture







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artistic, creative

educate and entertain
photographer, library assistant, stage assistant, set builder, props person, actor, film and TV crew, singer, clown, puppeteer, artisan, picture framer, crafts person writer, journalist, agent, producer, director, musician, singer, artist, sign language interpreter, library technician, taxidermist, photographer, announcer, cartoonist, graphic designer, key grip, interior designer, aircraft designer, radio broadcaster librarian, curator, writer, editor, book reviewer, journalist, reporter, fundraiser, agent, interpreter, translator, producer, director, film editor, dancer, conductor, composer, musician, singer, actor, artist, photographer
Business, Finance and Administration










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influence people

manage organizations

receptionist, data input clerk, office assistant, file clerk, bank clerk, mail room clerk, insurance rater, letter carrier, shipper, messenger, store supervisor, head custodian, meat cutter, sales person, flight attendant, hotel desk clerk, recreation guide, auto detailer, cleaner, security guard, grocery clerk, funeral home attendant, hotel valet manager, supervisor, human resource officer, recruiter, payroll officer, event planner, office manager, legal secretary, court reporter, stenographer senior manager, supervisor, accountant, auditor, financial analyst, portfolio manager, investment analyst, personnel officer
Health, Recreation and Sport







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work with people

care for others’ well-being

hospital service worker, ambulance attendant, reflexologist, dental record assistant, orderly, pharmacy assistant, health care aide, fitness instructor, athlete, lifeguard, ski patrol and ski instructor, coach, sports official, referee massage therapist, optician, dental hygienist, recreational therapist, denturist, medical lab assistant, veterinary assistant, licensed practical nurse doctor, dentist, veterinarian, optometrist, chiropractor, pharmacist, dietitian, nutritionist, audiologist, speech therapist, physiotherapist, nursing supervisor, registered nurse, medical lab technologist
Natural and Applied Sciences









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explore ideas

work in labs, do complex calculations

electrician helper, zookeeper assistant, meteorological inspector, avalanche controller, climate data processor, air pilot, air traffic controller, first mate, ferryboat master, railway traffic controller, marine traffic regulator land surveyor, data analyst, administrator, software design engineer, web designer, programmer, computer game software developer, chemical technician, geological technician, help desk technician, computer and network operator, software tester, veterinary assistant physician, astronomer, chemist, geologist, biologist, botanist, toxicologist, forester, agronomist, agriculture specialist, engineer, architect, property planner, surveyor, mathematician, statistician, computer professional
Sales and Service








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work with people

serve others

store supervisor, head custodian, meat cutter, sales person, purser, flight attendant, ticket agent, hotel desk clerk, casino occupation, recreation guide, upholstery cleaner, auto detailer, office cleaner, dry cleaner, security guard, grocery clerk, funeral home attendant, hotel valet travel agent, firefighter, police officer, chef, cook, baker, barber, butcher, hairstylist, funeral director, housekeeping manager, tour guide supervisor, retail buyer manager, retail, food service, accommodation, protective service
Social Sciences, Education, Religion and Government





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work with economic, political and social organizations

driving instructor, driver’s license examiner recreation and fitness consultant, law clerk, paralegal, child and youth worker, community service worker, family service worker, career and employment counsellor, early childhood education assistant, daycare worker judge, lawyer, professor, teacher, psychologist, social worker, family counsellor, probation officer, ergonomist, economist, marketing researcher, human rights officer, health care policy researcher, anthropologist, geographer, historian
Trades, Transport, Primary Industry, Utilities, Processing and Manufacturing








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work with hands

work with machines

assembly line worker, labourer, construction trades helper, waterworks and gas maintenance worker, pest controllers and fumigator, heavy equipment operator, transit driver, machinery operator, miner, gas well driller, farmer, breeder, greenhouse worker, skid operator, chainsaw operator, boat assembler, finisher, repairer, painter, mechanical assemblers automotive technician, tool and die worker, contractor, electrician, trade supervisor, cable worker, TV technician, plumber, welder, blacksmith, carpenter, bricklayer, roofer, painter, mechanic electric appliance repairer, tailor, upholsterer, jeweler, greenhouse manager, forest firefighter, chemical processing supervisor manager, engineer, architect
 
AREA OF INTEREST

RELATED COURSES

RELATED COURSES RELATED COURSES RELATED COURSES
Arts and Culture

Grade 9 Suggested Electives

Drama

Music

Visual Arts

Information Technology

Business
Learning Strategies

Grade10 Suggested Electives

Business

French

Construction Technology

Communication Technology

Hospitality and Tourism Technology

Grade10 Suggested Electives

Drama

Music

Visual Arts

Photography
 
Entrepreneurship Co-op

Travel and Tourism

French

Anthro/Psych/Soc

Hospitality

Communication Technology

Grade12 Suggested Electives

Drama

Music

Visual Arts

French

Philosophy

Communication Technology

Business, Finance and Administration Grade 9 Suggested Electives

Drama

Music

Visual Arts

Information Technology

Business

Grade 10 Suggested Electives

Business

French

Construction Technology

Grade 11 Suggested Electives

Accounting

Drama

Entrepreneurship

Travel and Tourism

French

Anthro/Psych/Soc

Healthy Active Living
 
Construction Technology


Technology Design

Grade 12 Suggested Electives

Drama

French

Mathematics

Health, Recreation and Sport Grade 9 Suggested Electives

Information  Technology

Business
Grade 10 Suggested Electives

Business

Healthy Active Living

Construction Technology
Grade 11 Suggested Electives

Anthro/Psych/Soc

Healthy Active Living

Biology

Chemistry

Construction Technology

Technology Design
Grade 12 Suggested Electives

Mathematics

Healthy Active Living

Exercise Science

Biology

Chemistry

Physics
Natural and Applied Sciences Grade 9 Suggested Electives

Information  Technology

Business
Grade 10 Suggested Electives

Business

Healthy Active Living

Construction Technology

Communication  Technology
Grade 11 Suggested Electives

Anthro/Psych/Soc

Healthy Active Living

Biology

Chemistry

Construction Technology

Technology Design

Communication Technology
Grade 12 Suggested Electives

Mathematics

Healthy Active Living

Exercise Science

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Communication  Technology
Sales and Service Grade 9 Suggested Electives

Drama

Music

Visual Arts

Information  Technology

Business
Grade 10 Suggested Electives

Business

Healthy Active Living

French

Construction Technology

Hospitality and Tourism

Discover Workplace
Grade 11 Suggested Electives

Accounting

Drama

Entrepreneurship

French

Travel and Tourism

Law

Anthro/Psych/Soc

Healthy Active Living

Construction Technology

Technology Design

Hospitality
Grade 12 Suggested Electives

Drama

French

Mathematics

Navigating the Workplace

Social Sciences, Education, Religion and Government

Grade 9 Suggested Electives

Drama

Music

Visual Art

Information Technology

Business
Grade 10 Suggested Electives

Business

Healthy Active Living

French

Construction Technology

Hospitality and Tourism
Grade 11 Suggested Electives

Drama

French

Travel and Tourism

Law

Parenting

Anthro/Psych/Soc

Healthy Active Living

Grade 12 Suggested Electives

Law

French

Interdisciplinary Studies

Philosophy
Trades, Transport, Primary Industry, Utilities, Processing and Manufacturing Grade 9 Suggested Electives

Information  Technology

Business

Learning Strategies
Grade 10 Suggested Electives

Business

Construction Technology

Discover the Workplace

Learning Strategies
Grade 11 Suggested Electives

Accounting

Entrepreneurship

Physics

Construction Technology

Technology Design

Learning Strategies
Grade 12 Suggested Electives

Mathematics

Physics

Construction Technology

Technology Design

Learning Strategies

Navigating the Workplace