The Environment SHSM is a specialized program designed to provide students with opportunities to explore the Environment sector. This program is open to students in any pathway who may be interested in pursuing careers related to the Environment industry. Through the SHSM, students will build a foundation of focused knowledge and skills, gain valuable work experience and receive employer recognized certifications and/or training in areas such as WHMIS, SFA/CPR/AED Level C and GPS.

The Environment SHSM is made up of the following five (5) components:

  1. A bundle of nine (9) Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits
  2. Sector-recognized certifications and training courses
  3. Experiential Learning activities within the sector
  4. “Reach ahead” experiences connected with the student’s chosen post secondary pathway
  5. Sector-Partner Contextualized Experience to engage students in sector related content, skills and knowledge

                                                                 Note: Please see below for course and certification/training requirements

SHSM CREDIT OPTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

GRADE 11

GRADE 12

SHSM Major Credits

Complete 4 in total

  • min. 1 from Gr. 11
  • min. 1 from Gr. 12

Peer Leadership (GPP3O), Accounting (BAF3M), Geography (CGF3M), Law (CLU3M), World Religions (HRF3O), Physical Education (PPL3O), Biology (SBI3C or SBI3U), Chemistry (SCH3U), Physics (SPH3U)

International Business (BBB4M), Geomatics (CGW4U), Law (CLN4U), Equity and Social Justice (HSE4M), Philosophy (HZT4U), Peer Leadership (IDC4UP), Recreation and Leadership (PLF4M),  Physical Education (PPL4O), Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4C or SCH4U), Physics (SPH4C or SPH4U), Kinesiology (PSK4U)

English

Complete 2 (Gr. 11/12)

Any ONE English course

Any ONE English course

Mathematics

Complete 1

Any ONE Math course

Any ONE Math course

Co-op Education

Complete 2 credits total

2 - credit co-op

Completed in either Gr. 11 or 12 or in the summer

          

 

CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR TRAINING

Complete Four (4) Compulsory Certifications and/or Training

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C (with AED)

Standard First Aid

Global Positioning System (GPS)

WHMIS

Complete Three (3) Elective Certifications and/or Training

watershed management

habitat restoration

Pleasure Craft Operator

geographic information system (GIS)

customer service

species identification (e.g., fish, birds, plants, trees, small mammals)

environmental awareness

leadership skills

life-saving (Bronze Cross or higher)

water/ice safety

introduction to stream assessment protocol

portfolio development

CO-OP, EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AND REACH AHEAD OPPORTUNITIES

Through co-op work experience; on-site specific training; information sessions with trained professionals; field trips to local businesses and resorts, post-secondary institutes and industry related establishments; you will be given the opportunity to witness and experience the real world atmosphere of the Environment careers that may be of interest.

SHSM programs are Ministry of Education programs offered to secondary students all at NO COST!

           

STUDENT APPLICATION FORM

Name: ____________________________  Grade: ___  Home Phone: ____________

Parent/Guardian Name(s): __________________________________ Age: ________

Address: _____________________________________________________________

School email: _______________________________

Plans/Goals After High School? Apprenticeship         College        University        Workplace

SCHOOL COURSES:

Please list the courses that you are taking this year.

Sem 1: ________________________                 Sem 2: _____________________________

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STUDENT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT / PARENT/GUARDIAN CONSENT:

I acknowledge and understand the requirements of the program including:

Student Signature:

Date:

Parent/Guardian Signature:

Date: