Course Guide

Alberta High School Diploma: Graduation Requirements

ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA: GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The requirements indicated in this chart are the minimum requirements for a student to attain an Alberta High School Diploma. The requirements for entry into post-secondary institutions and
work places may require additional and/or specific courses.

100 CREDITS 
Including the following:
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS – 30 LEVEL 
(English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2)
SOCIAL STUDIES – 30 LEVEL 
(Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2)
MATHEMATICS – 20 LEVEL 
(Mathematics 20-1, Mathematics 20-2 or Mathematics
20-3)
SCIENCE – 20 LEVEL 
(Science 20, Science 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20)
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 (3 CREDITS)
CAREER AND LIFE MANAGEMENT (3 CREDITS)
10 CREDITS IN ANY COMBINATION FROM:

  • Career and Technology Studies (CTS)
  • Fine Arts
  • Second Languages
  • Physical Education 20 and/or 30
  • Locally developed/acquired and locally authorized courses in CTS, fine arts, second languages, Knowledge and Employability occupational courses or IOP occupational courses
  • Knowledge and Employability courses
  • Registered Apprenticeship Program courses
10 CREDITS IN ANY 30-LEVEL COURSE 
(IN ADDITION TO A 30-LEVEL ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND A 30-LEVEL SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE AS SPECIFIED ABOVE)
These courses may include:

  • 30-level locally developed/acquired and locally authorized courses
  • Advanced level (3000 series) in Career and Technology Studies courses
  • 30-level Work Experience courses
  • 30-level Knowledge and Employability courses
  • 30-level Registered Apprenticeship Program courses
  • 30-level Green Certificate Specialization courses
  • Special Projects 30
Career and Technology Studies (CTS)

These courses emphasize learning through doing and include components of career awareness and career development. Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels are offered in each area. Credit for the first year of apprenticeship may be obtained. Each module is one credit. Various courses including Foods and Woods, for example, are available, depending on demand.

Registered Apprentice Program

Number of credits available: 40
Prerequisite:

  • HCS3000 and recommended HCS3010

Application fee: $35 (non-refundable)

Students must have a workplace in mind for a RAP placement, or they can choose one that is advertised through Careers Next Generation. Student applications are sent to Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training, who approves the apprenticeship.

Work Experience 15, 25, 35

Number of credits available: 30
Prerequisite:

  • HCS3000 or Workplace Readiness 10-4
  • CTR1010 for second placement
  • CTR3010 for third placement

Application fee: no

After being accepted for work experience, students then apply to pre-arranged work placements. If students currently have a job they wish to use for work experience, the workplace must be approved. Not all workplaces may qualify.