Dual Credit Handbook

Black Gold School Division

2020-2021


Index

General Information & Costs

p. 2

Application Steps & Deadlines

p. 3

Course Schedule & Overview 2020-2021

p. 4 - 6

Course Descriptions:                

Agriculture & Natural Resources

p. 7 - 12

Animal Science

p. 13 - 14

Business & Tourism        

p. 15

Computer Science & Robotics        

p. 16

Esthetics

p. 17

Health Care        

p. 18

Humanities

p. 19 - 23

Early Learning & Childcare Program

p. 24

Educational Assistant Program        

p. 25

                                                

                                                        

                                                        

                        

Dual Credit General Information

As part of our commitment to Inspire Success in our students, Black Gold Regional Division No.18 (BGSD) will be offering a program which provides a dual credit opportunity to BGSD high school students. Through the program, students will earn college/university credits from a post-secondary institution and high school credits from their school by completing college-level coursework.  This program is in partnership with Black Gold School Division, Lakeland College, Olds College, Portage College, Northern Lakes College and Alberta Education.

Dual Credit Benefits

Dual credit helps students to:

Costs

Black Gold School Division will pay all post-secondary school tuition fees for students enrolled in dual credit courses. Students will be responsible for purchasing all textbooks and required materials (Robotics kit). These costs are indicated in the course descriptions. Information about purchasing the required materials will be provided to students once they have been accepted into the course.

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Dual Credit Application Steps

Determine if Dual Credit is for You: Conversations between student, parent and High School Dual Credit contacts are an important first step in the success of a student in the dual credit program.  Have a conversation with your school dual credit supervisor (may be the principal, counsellor etc) about the course you are interested in.

Prior to registering, please make sure you:

  • Have the prerequisites for the course.
  • Have a block of time in your schedule dedicated to the course.
  • Are committed to completing the course. Limited numbers of students can participate and the course requires a major commitment on behalf of the student, the parent, the high school and the Post-Secondary Institute.
  • Understand it is your responsibility to purchase any textbook & materials required for the course - these can be purchased through the online college Bookstores, Amazon.ca or other online stores. Costs are listed in the course descriptions and purchase information will be provided to successful applicants. Black Gold School Division covers the cost of tuition.

For students who meet these requirements principals will provide a recommendation to the BGSD dual credit lead teacher.

Application: For students who have been recommended, the BGSD dual credit lead teacher will email the BGSD Dual Credit Application Form, which must be completed online, to them. Applications must be submitted prior to the deadlines below. Available spots will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Late applications may only be accepted if space is available. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

                

Application Deadlines:

                Semester 1: Friday, June 19th

                Semester 2: Friday, November 6th

Confirmation: Once your application is approved, you and your parent/guardian will receive an email with instructions to confirm your registration. This includes completing the application required by the Post-Secondary School delivering the course.

  

*Important note: The post-secondary institution creates student accounts and communicates using student emails. Students are encouraged to use their BGSD gshare accounts on the application forms and to check these accounts frequently for messages from the post-secondary institution and the BGSD dual credit lead teacher.*

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Dual Credit Course Schedule 2020-2021

Post Secondary Course

HS credits & course

Schedule

Post Secondary

Course Prerequisite

Cost

More Info

Sep.- Dec.

Jan.- Apr.

Feb.- May

AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES

P. 7-12

APPLIED ECOLOGY (EVS1210)

5cr.

PSI 3227

 

None

No costs

p.7

PRODUCING HORTICULTURE CROPS (HRT1700)

5cr. PSI3213

None

~$40

p.8

ELECTRONICS & CONTROL SYSTEMS IN PRECISION AGRICULTURE (ATG1007)

5cr

PSI3226

None

~$70

p.9

INTRO TO SOIL SCIENCE (SO102)

5 cr.

PSI3073

None

No costs

p.10

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY (SC140)

5 cr.

PSI3076

None

Textbook

(~$50 new or $15 used)

p.11

BASIC ENERGY PRINCIPLES (RC200)

5cr.

PSI TBD

None

TBA in fall

p.12

ANIMAL SCIENCE

P. 13-14

INTRO TO VETERINARY PROFESSION (AHT1050)

5cr.

PSI3047

None

No cost as of Feb. 2021

p.13

VETERINARY PRACTICE: THE TEAM CONNECTION (AHT1140)

5cr.

PSI 3224

None

No costs

p.14

 BUSINESS & TOURISM  

p.15

MARKETING FOR HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

5cr.

PSI3022

None

No costs

p.15

Dual Credit Course Schedule 2020-2021 cont…

Post Secondary Course

HS credits & course

Schedule

Post Secondary

Course Prerequisite

Cost

More Info

Sep.- Dec.

Jan.- Apr.

Feb.- May

 COMPUTER SCIENCE & ROBOTICS

p.16

COMPUTER SCIENCE CODING & ROBOTICS (CSCR1010)

6 cr.

CTS - CSE(10/20 level)

ELA 20 & Math 20 (-1 or -2) corequisite/prerequisite

~$50-70 kit TBA in fall

p.16

ESTHETICS

p.17

INTRO TO ESTHETICS (HS160)

3 cr.

PSI3072

none

Textbook

~$130 new

p.17

HEALTHCARE

p.18

PERSONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS (HEED105)

5cr. PSI3095

60% in ELA30-1 or enrolled in ELA30-1 with 70% in ELA 20-1

Textbook

$100-150 new

p.18

 HUMANITIES  

p.19-22

INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC104)

5 cr.

PSI3001

60% in ELA30-1 or enrolled in ELA30-1 with 70% in ELA 20-1

Textbook

~$150 new

p.19

INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (SOCI 101)

5cr

PSI3038

60% in ELA30-1 or enrolled in ELA30-1 with 70% in ELA 20-1

Textbook ~140 new

p.20

TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING (COMA200)

5cr

PSI3222

60% in ELA30-1

No costs

p.21

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 1 PART A

5cr

PSI3214

 

none

Workbook

~$85

p.22


Dual Credit Course Schedule 2020-2021 cont...

Post Secondary Course

HS credits & course

Schedule

Post Secondary

Course Prerequisite

Cost

More Info

Sep.- Dec.

Jan.- Apr.

Feb.- May

EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE PROGRAM

p.23

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT (CDEV0101)

5 cr. PSI3052

ELA 10-1 (60%) or 10-2(70%)

Textbook ~$140 new

p.23

INTRO TO EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE (ELCC0100)

5 cr. PSI3125

ELA 10-1 (60%) or 10-2(70%)

Textbook ~120 new

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY (ELCC0102)

5 cr.

PSI3128

ELA 10-1 (60%) or 10-2(70%)

TBA in fall

INFANT AND TODDLER CARE (ELCC0104)

5 cr.

PSI3122

ELA 10-1 (60%) or 10-2(70%)

Textbook ~$100 new

* These courses form part of the Early Learning and Childcare Program at Northern Lakes College. Students can complete individual courses. To complete the full program they will need to take additional courses from the college which can be done over multiple years.  For more information, read about the program - LINK

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM

p.24

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT (CDEV0101)

5 cr. PSI3052

ELA 10-1(60%) or 10-2(70%)

Math 10C or 10-3

Textbook ~$140 new

p.24

INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (EDAS0108)

5 cr.

PSI3057

ELA 10-1(60%) or 10-2(70%)

Math 10C or 10-3

Textbook ~$90 new

EFFECTIVELY MANAGING STUDENT BEHAVIOUR IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS (EDAS0102)

5 cr.

PSI3053

ELA 10-1 or 10-2

Math 10C or 10-3

TExtbook ~75 new

PRACTICUM 1 & SEMINAR (EDAS0109)

3 cr. PSI3062

HCS3000 & enrolled in another EA course.

No cost

*These courses form part of the Educational Assistant Program at Northern Lakes College. Students can complete individual courses. To complete the full program they will need to take additional courses from the college which can be done over multiple years.  For more information, read about the program LINK

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Applied Ecology

Course Description

Applied Ecology (EVS1210) - This course provides an introduction to ecological principles at the species, population, community and ecosystem levels. Specific application of ecology to sustainability and the management of forest and grassland ecosystems are studied.

Credits

High School Credits: 5            Post Secondary Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: None

Schedule

Scheduled: Feb. 2021 - May. 2021

Post-Secondary Information

  Olds College

Program Information

The Applied Ecology course is part of the following Olds College Pathways:

  • Land & Water Resources Diploma

Transferability

This course is considered low transferability.

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) does not show any current transfer agreements for this course.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Unknown at this time as this is a new course to BGSD in 2020/21

Post-Secondary Program Prerequisites

Students interested in pursuing the entire program after high school should confirm program prerequisites directly on the college websites:

Textbook Cost

No costs

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Producing Horticulture Crops

Course Description

Producing Horticulture Crops (HRT1700) - Learners research and assess food and ornamental field crop production markets, locations, materials, and processes to achieve a sustainable enterprise.

Credits

High School Credits: 5            Post Secondary Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: None

Schedule

Scheduled: Feb. 2021 - May. 2021

Post-Secondary Information

  Olds College

Program Information

The Producing Horticulture Crops course is part of the following Olds College Pathways:

  • Horticulture Technologist Diploma
  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Horticulture Major

Transferability

This course is considered low transferability.

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) does not show any current transfer agreements for this course.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Unknown at this time as this is a new course to BGSD in 2020/21

Post-Secondary Program Prerequisites

Students interested in pursuing the entire program after high school should confirm program prerequisites directly on the college websites:

Textbook Cost

~$40 materials cost

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Electrontics & Control Systems in Precision Agriculture

Course Description

Electronics & Control systems in Precision Agriculture (ATG1007) - Students will investigate foundations of control systems, electronics and practical applications in precision farming. Through experiential learning, students will:

  • Demonstrate the uses and applications of geospatial technology
  • Identify and troubleshoot components within hardware and devices used in precision farming
  • Test control systems and their role in product application
  • Evaluate hardware and software used in precision agriculture systems
  • Program farm equipment
  • Demonstrate a proven process for identifying and troubleshooting components in Agricultural Technology equipment and interpret digital diagnostic data

Credits

High School Credits: 5            Post Secondary Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: None

Schedule

Scheduled: Feb. 2021 - May. 2021

Post-Secondary Information

  Olds College

Program Information

The Solving Technology Problems course is part of the following Olds College Pathways:

  • Precision Agriculture Techgronomy Diploma

Transferability

This course is considered low transferability.

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) does not show any current transfer agreements for this course.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Unknown at this time as this is a new course to BGSD in 2020/21

Post-Secondary Program Prerequisites

Students interested in pursuing the entire program after high school should confirm program prerequisites directly on the college websites:

Textbook Cost

 ~$70 in materials - no textbook

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Intro to Soil Science

Course Description

Intro to Soil Science (SO 102) - This course involves a study of the basic properties of soils. The course studies physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils to provide an understanding of how soils function as a growth medium in agriculture. The Soil Orders of the Canadian System of Soil Classification relevant to field crop production in Western Canada are reviewed.

Credits

High School Credits: 5            Post Secondary Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: None

Schedule

Scheduled: Sept. 2020 - Dec. 2020

Post-Secondary Information

  Lakeland College

Program Information

The Intro to Soil Science course is part of the following Lakeland College Pathways:

  • Agri Business Diploma
  • Crop Technology Diploma
  • General Agriculture Certificate

Transferability

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) shows that in the 2019/2020 school year the course transferred asENSC 2020: Soil Science to Concordia University.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Mixture of labs, quizzes and assignments

Post-Secondary Program Prerequisites

Students interested in pursuing the entire program after high school should confirm program prerequisites directly on the college websites:

Agribusiness Diploma - Lakeland College

Crop Technology Diploma - Lakeland College

General Agriculture Certificate - Lakeland College

Textbook Costs

There is no textbook for this course.

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Environmental Sustainability

Course Description

Environmental Sustainability (SC 140) - Students who are interested in a career in environmental sciences will benefit from Environmental Sustainability. This course focuses on human interactions with the environment.

Credits

High School Credits: 5            Post Secondary Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: None

Schedule

Scheduled: Sept.2020 - Dec. 2020 and Feb. 2021 - May 2021

Post-Secondary Information

  Lakeland College

Program Information

The Intro to Soil Science course is part of the following Lakeland College Pathways:

  • Environmental Sciences majors

Transferability

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) shows that in the 2018/2019 school year the course transferred to Concordia University as ENSC 1xx unspecified course.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Mixture of unit tests and few assignments. Instructors post weekly videos explaining the online content for students to watch.

Post-Secondary Program Prerequisites

Students interested in pursuing the entire program after high school should confirm program prerequisites directly on the college websites:

Environmental Sciences - Lakeland College

Costs

Textbook can be found on Amazon.ca new for ~$50 or used for ~$15

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Basic Energy Principles

Course Description

Basic Energy Principles (RC 200) - Provides understanding of principles of energy systems including electricity, heat, energy movement and water flow. Examines principles related to energy storage and transfer. Provides basic math review and practice with basic types of calculations used in the energy industry.

Credits

High School Credits: 5            Post Secondary Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: None

Schedule

Scheduled:  Sept.2020 - Dec. 2020 and Feb. 2021 - May 2021

Post-Secondary Information

  Lakeland College

Program Information

The Basic Energy Principles course is part of the following Lakeland College Pathways:

  • Renewable Energy & Conservation (Certificate/Diploma)

Transferability

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) shows that in the 2019/2020 school year the course transferred to Athabasca University as PHYS 2xx unspecified course.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Unknown at this time as this is a new course.

Post-Secondary Program Prerequisites

Students interested in pursuing the entire program after high school should confirm program prerequisites directly on the college websites:

Costs

To be announced in the fall

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Intro to Veterinary Profession

Course Description

Intro to Veterinary Profession (AHT1050) - Students will become familiar with selected animal health organizations and will adhere to the regulations of veterinary medicine in Alberta. Students are introduced to strategies and techniques for managing self and interacting with others. Students will examine animal welfare and ethical issues. This course provides students with foundational veterinary medical terminology they will use throughout their career.

Credits

High School Credits: 5            Post Secondary Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: None

Schedule

Scheduled: Sept. 2020 - Dec. 2020

Post-Secondary Information

  Olds College

Program Information

The Intro to Veterinary Profession course is part of the following Olds College Pathways:

  • Animal Health Technology Diploma
  • Veterinary Technical Assistant Certificate
  • Veterinary Medical Receptionist Certificate

Transferability

This course is considered low transferability.

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) does not show any current transfer agreements for this course.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Unknown at this time as this is a new course to BGSD in 2020/21

Post-Secondary Program Prerequisites

Students interested in pursuing the entire program after high school should confirm program prerequisites directly on the college websites:

Cost

No textbook cost as of Feb. 2021

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Veterinary Practice: The Team Connection

Course Description

Veterinary Practice: The Team Connection (AHT1140) - Students will become familiar with the aspects of the service cycle within a veterinary clinic. Students will explore veterinary software and their specific application to operating a veterinary practice. They will apply communication skills to create positive experiences for veterinary clients

Credits

High School Credits: 5            Post Secondary Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: None

Schedule

Scheduled: Feb. 2021 - May. 2021

Post-Secondary Information

  Olds College

Program Information

The Intro to Veterinary Practice: The Team Connection course is part of the following Olds College Pathways:

  • Animal Health Technology Diploma

Transferability

This course is considered low transferability.

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) does not show any current transfer agreements for this course.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Unknown at this time as this is a new course to BGSD in 2020/21

Post-Secondary Program Prerequisites

Students interested in pursuing the entire program after high school should confirm program prerequisites directly on the college websites:

Cost

No cost

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Marketing for Hospitality and Tourism

Course Description

Marketing for Hospitality & Tourism (HAT1130) - Students will experience and evaluate a variety of hospitality and tourism facilities relating to product, price, place, promotion, people, physical evidence and process. Social media and mobile applications are included as part of the marketing mix as these are extremely important elements within the tourism industry today.

Credits

High School Credits: 5            Post Secondary Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: None

Schedule

Scheduled: Sept. 2020 - Dec. 2020

Post-Secondary Information

  Olds College

Program Information

The Marketing for Hospitality & Tourism course is part of the following Olds College Pathways:

  • Hospitality & Tourism Management Diploma

Transferability

This course is considered low transferability.

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) does not show any current transfer agreements for this course.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Unknown at this time as this is a new course to BGSD in 2020/21

Post-Secondary Program Prerequisites

Students interested in pursuing the entire program after high school should confirm program prerequisites directly on the college websites:

Textbook Cost

No textbook costs

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Computer Science Coding & Robotics

Course Description

Computer Science Coding & Robotics (CSCR1010) - This class will challenge your problem-solving abilities, and equip you with an understanding of how some of the computer programs you use on a regular basis were made. In addition to building fundamental programming skills, you’ll be developing projects that have both digital and physical aspects, driven by a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, an Astro Pi Sense HAT (Hardware Attached on Top), and a set of basic robotics electronics components.

Credits

High School Credits: 6  CTS (grade 10 level)

  • CSE1110, 1120, 1240, 2110, 2120, 2240

Post Secondary Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: Enrolled in ELA 20 & Math 20 (-1 or -2)

Schedule

Scheduled: Starts March 1 2021

Post-Secondary Information

 Portage College

Program Information

The Computer Science Coding & Robotics course is not part of a specific program at Portage College.

Transferability

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) shows a transfer agreement with Athabasca University and McEwan in 2019/2020.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Project Based

Cost

Material kit $50-100

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Intro to Esthetics

Course Description

Intro to Esthetics (HS160) - Introduction to Esthetics provides the students an overview of safe practices in the workplace regarding bacteriology and sanitation. Course content includes formulating the professional image, practices and skills to work with the public. The course concludes with a historical perspective and approaches to the world of cosmetics.

Credits

High School Credits: 3            Post Secondary Credits: 2

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: none

Schedule

Scheduled:  Sept.2020 - Dec. 2020 and Feb. 2021 - May 2021

Post-Secondary Information

  Lakeland College

Program Information

The Intro to Esthetics course is part of the following programs at Lakeland College:

  • Esthetician
  • Clinical Esthetician

Transferability

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) does not indicate a specific transfer agreement in 2019/2020.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Unknown at this time. Course is new for 2020/21

Post-Secondary Program Prerequisites

Students interested in pursuing the entire program after high school should confirm program prerequisites directly on the college websites:

Cost

Textbook ~$130 new (used & rentals may be available but unknown at this time)

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Personal Health and Wellness

Course Description

Personal Health and Wellness (HEED105) - This course will introduce you to the physical, social, mental, occupational, emotional, environmental and spiritual dimensions of personal health and wellness. These dimensions are described within the context of the Canadian Health Care System and your own individual community. Topics include primary health care, nutrition, exercise, stress management, weight management, eating disorders, common health issues and their prevention. You will be expected to integrate knowledge of the seven dimensions of health and apply this knowledge to a self-analysis of your own health and physical fitness. Finally, you will incorporate change management theory to develop, implement and evaluate a personal wellness plan. The intent of this course is to promote a healthy lifestyle. By examining determinants of health, the current health care system, the seven dimensions of health and applying these concepts to your own lifestyle, you will be better equipped to function as role models and act as change agents for health promotion in your community.

Credits

High School Credits: 5            Post Secondary Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: 60% in ELA30-1 or enrolled in ELA30-1 with 70% in ELA 20

Schedule

Scheduled: Sept. 2020 - Dec. 2020  and Jan. 2020 - Apr. 2020

Post-Secondary Information

 Portage College

Program Information

The Personal Health and Wellness course is part of the following programs at Portage College:

Students interested in pursuing the entire program after high school should confirm program prerequisites directly on the college websites.

Transferability

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) shows a transfer agreement with 9 post-secondaries in 2019/2020 including: Athabasca University, McEwan and University of Alberta.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Unknown at this time. Course is new for BGSD

Cost

Textbook New ~$100-150,  You may find used books online.

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Intro to Psychology

Course Description

Intro to Psychology (PSYC104) - Topics in this course include the history of psychological science, psychological research methods, the structure and function of the brain and nervous system, learning, sensation, perception, memory, consciousness, thought and language.

Credits

High School Credits: 5            Post Secondary Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: 60% in ELA30-1 or enrolled in ELA30-1 with 70% in ELA 20

Schedule

Scheduled: Sept. 2020 - Dec. 2020  and Jan. 2020 - Apr. 2020

Post-Secondary Information

 Portage College

Program Information

The Intro to Psychology course is part of the following programs at Portage College:

Students interested in pursuing the entire program after high school should confirm program prerequisites directly on the college websites.

Transferability

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) shows a transfer agreement with 11 post-secondaries in 2019/2020 including: Athabasca University, McEwan, University of Alberta and Calgary.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Unknown at this time. Course is new for BGSD

Cost

Textbook New ~$150,  You may find used books online.

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Intro to Sociology

Course Description

Intro to Sociology (SOCI101) - This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of Sociology and current sociological trends and issues. The course provides an overview of sociological concepts, perspectives, processes and institutions in a Canadian context.

Credits

High School Credits: 5            Post Secondary Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: 60% in ELA30-1 or enrolled in ELA30-1 with 70% in ELA 20

Schedule

Scheduled: Sept. 2020 - Dec. 2020  and Jan. 2020 - Apr. 2020

Post-Secondary Information

 Portage College

Program Information

The Intro to Sociology course is part of the following programs at Portage College:

Students interested in pursuing the entire program after high school should confirm program prerequisites directly on the college websites.

Transferability

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) shows a transfer agreement with 12 post-secondaries in 2019/2020 including: Athabasca University, McEwan, University of Alberta and Calgary.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Unknown at this time. Course is new for BGSD

Cost

Textbook New ~$130,  You may find used books online.

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Technology Tools for Teaching

Course Description

Technology Tools for Teaching (COMA200)- Technology Tools for Teaching and Learning will help prepare students to develop and integrate project based learning skills into the classroom. Students will examine the Information and Technology Outcomes Program of Studies as published by Alberta Learning and will be expected to develop modules that integrate ICT outcomes using the Internet, Word Processing and other application software. 

Credits

High School Credits: 5            Post Secondary Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: 60% in ELA30-1 or enrolled in ELA30-1 with 70% in ELA 20

Schedule

Scheduled: Jan. 2020 - Apr. 2020

Post-Secondary Information

 Portage College

Program Information

The Intro to Sociology course is part of the following programs at Portage College:

Students interested in pursuing the entire program after high school should confirm program prerequisites directly on the college websites.

Transferability

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) shows a transfer agreement with 5 post-secondaries in 2019/2020 including: Athabasca University, McEwan, University of Alberta and Calgary.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Unknown at this time. Course is new for BGSD

Cost

To be announced in the fall

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American Sign Language 1 Part A

Course Description

American Sign Language 1 Part A (ASL 101) - Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), its culture, and the community of Deaf persons who use this language. Learn how to have basic conversations, as well as use appropriate behaviours with the Deaf culture.

Credits

High School Credits: 5            Post Secondary Credits: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: None

Schedule

Scheduled: Feb. 2021 - May 2021

Post-Secondary Information

  Lakeland College

Program Information

The American Sign Language 1 Part A course is part of the following Lakeland College Pathways:

  • American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Studies (Certificate)

Transferability

A Transfer Alberta search (http://transferalberta.alberta.ca) does not indicate any specific transfer agreements for this course.

*Course/credit transfer acceptance is always determined by the receiving institute and this information is in no way a guarantee of transferability.*

Course Assessments

Unknown at this time as this is a new course.

Post-Secondary Program Prerequisites

Students interested in pursuing the entire program after high school should confirm program prerequisites directly on the college websites:

Costs

Workbook ~$85

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Early Learning and Childcare Program

Program Description

Would you like to be a positive influence in the lives of young people? Consider a career in early learning and child care. The Early Learning and Child Care Certificate Program will give you the training you need to work in this rewarding career. You will be trained to work with children from birth to 12 years of age in settings such as daycares, preschools, after-school programs, and private day homes. Graduates will also develop the skills to work effectively with children with exceptionalities. The cost to take courses in this program through your high school is free (other than the cost of books). To take this full program after high school, tuition and material costs would be approximately $2600.

Credits

High School Credits: 5/course            Post Secondary Credits: 3/course

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: minimum of ELA 10-1(60%) or 10-2(70%)  to start taking a course in the program.

To complete the full program students will require English 30-1 (60%) or 30-2 (70%) to take COMM1000 and ENGL1000.

Schedule

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Course Descriptions

Students may take one or more courses from the program - as their schedule permits. They do not need to commit to completing the entire program. These are the first courses we are offering from this program. For a list of all the courses in the program click here

Child and Adolescent Development (CDEV0101) - FALL (Sept. - Dec.)

This course introduces students to the concept of life cycle and examines the principles, theories, and research findings that contribute to the understanding of normative development and learning in children from birth to early adolescence. Students will study the development of the whole child including social, physical, cognitive, creative and emotional development. Students in this course will also have an opportunity to study child development from a multicultural perspective COST: Textbooks must be purchased by the student ~$140 new but used may be available

Intro to Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC0100) - FALL (Sept. - Dec.)

In this course students will learn what is required to work professionally and effectively in Early Learning and Child Care environments. Students become knowledgeable in the history of Early Childhood Education programs, professional ethics, codes of conduct, job descriptions and role clarifications. Students will learn their role in public policy advocacy, provincial certification requirements and quality standards in Early Childhood Programs. Socio-cultural diversity with a unique Aboriginal perspective is explored in these areas. In addition, policies on early childhood from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Alberta Child and Youth Services are covered. COST: Textbooks must be purchased by the student ~$120 new but used may be available

Infant and Toddler Care (ELCC0104) - Winter (Jan. - Apr.)

Children thrive in environments that consider the well being of the whole child. This course focuses on developmentally and culturally appropriate programming that is appropriate for infants and toddlers in private and group childcare environments. COST: Textbooks must be purchased by the student - cost to be announced in fall

Learning Through Play (ELCC0103) - Winter (Jan. - Apr.)

Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children. This course discusses the importance of play for young children, and prepares students with the skills to develop developmentally appropriate play programs for children ages birth to twelve years. It also focuses on the importance of reinforcing creativity in young children. COST: Textbooks must be purchased by the student - cost to be announced in fall

Post-Secondary Information

   Northern Lakes College

For more information about this specific program at Northern Lakes College click here

Transferability

Transferability of these courses is unknown.

Northern Lakes Colleges offers the entire Early Learning and Childcare Program online.

Other Information

Additional courses from this program may be requested if students have already completed the ones offered.

Taking the CDEV0101 Child & Adolescent Development course leads to certification as a Child Development Assistant which is required to work at a licensed day care program.

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Education Assistant Program

Program Description

The Educational Assistant Program at Northern Lakes College will give you the training you need for a meaningful career working with children in school settings. Responsibilities include helping students with exceptionalities by adapting their educational materials and programs. Educational Assistants also observe and report student progress to teachers and other related professionals. As well, they help students learn in one-on-one or small group situations, promote inclusion, and prepare instructional materials for teachers.  The cost to take courses in this program through your high school is free (other than the textbooks). To take this full program after high school, tuition and material costs would be approximately $5900.

Credits

High School Credits: 5 per course            Post Secondary Credits: 3 per course

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: minimum of ELA 10-1(60%) or 10-2(70%)  AND Math 10-C or Math 10-3 to start taking a course in the program.

To complete the full program students will require English 30-1 (60%) or 30-2 (70%) to take COMM1000 and ENGL1000.

Schedule

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Course Descriptions

Students may take one or more courses from the program - as their schedule permits. They do not need to commit to completing the entire program. These are the first courses we are offering from this program. For a list of all the courses in the program click here

Introduction to Exceptionalities (EDAS0108) - FALL (Sept. - Dec.)

Inclusion has lead to the full integration of children with exceptionalities into many schools. This, in turn, has created a greater need for individuals with special training. This course examines the philosophy and educational concepts associated with inclusion. Students will have opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of strategies and interventions in the field of special education, and examine the use and application of Assistive Technology. The course will also focus on the effects of medications on behaviour and learning, as well as the recognition and appropriate responses to many common health issues within inclusive classrooms and early learning environments. COST: Textbooks must be purchased by the student

Child and Adolescent Development (CDEV0101) - FALL (Sept. - Dec.)

This course introduces students to the concept of life cycle and examines the principles, theories, and research findings that contribute to the understanding of normative development and learning in children from birth to early adolescence. Students will study the development of the whole child including social, physical, cognitive, creative and emotional development. Students in this course will also have an opportunity to study child development from a multicultural perspective. COST: Textbooks must be purchased by the student

Effectively Managing Student Behaviour in Educational Settings (EDAS0102) - WINTER (Jan. - April)

Children learn best when their self-esteem is healthy and the educational expectations are clear. This course will focus on developing an understanding of the classroom as a dynamic learning environment in which the teacher assistant is an essential part; a philosophy of discipline that forms a basis for dealing effectively with children experiencing behavioural difficulties; and strategies and practical approaches for classroom management. Methods of pupil supervision; proactive approaches to discipline with an emphasis on problems solving and effective interventions; strategies for dealing with inappropriate confrontational behaviour in a productive life enhancing way; and observation and documentation of student actions in behavioural terms will also be included. Registration Deadline: Mid November COST: Textbooks must be purchased by the student

Practicum 1 & Seminar (EDAS0109) - WINTER (Jan. - April)

The practicum experience provides the opportunity for students to meld theory with practice and refine their skills as educational assistants. Through facilitated group discussion and participation in 15 hours of seminar, students will also have the opportunity to link the classroom learning with field-related experiences and issues. Students with experience in the classroom may apply for advanced placement for this practicum. Registration Deadline: Mid November COST: no cost

Post-Secondary Information

   Northern Lakes College

For more information about this specific program at Northern Lakes College click here

Transferability

Transferability of these courses is unknown.

Northern Lakes Colleges offers the entire Education Assistant Program online.

Other Information

Additional courses from this program may be requested if students have already completed the ones offered.

Taking the CDEV0101 Child & Adolescent Development course leads to certification as a Child Development Assistant which is required to work at a licensed day care program.

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