Specialist High Skills Major - A Path for Success
The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and assists in their transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace.
CDDHS is proud to offer three majors - construction, business and healthy active living.
CDDHS is excited to be offering, for the second consecutive year, the "Build a House Program" in semester 2 of the 2012/2013 school year. This four credit, full day, full semester program will start in Feb. 2013 and students will experience all aspects of home building in a real world setting. Upon successful completion of the semester, students receive 2 co-op credits and 2 construction credits.
The on line SHSM certification site can be accessed at: http://uppergrand.claritynet.com You will need your user name and password to log in to the site.
For more information about SHSM program at CDDHS, please contact Ms. Trowell at 519-925-3834, ext. 310 in the Guidance department.
The Dual Credit Program is a one semester program where students have the option of taking a course offered by a college. A dual credit is a college course that counts towards a student's secondary school diploma as well as a college program. For next year, we will be offering dual credits at Humber (Alder St. campus in Orangeville) and Georgian College (Orangeville). Tuition and textbooks are paid for by the School College Work Initiative consortium. For some programs, transportation to the college is provided; in others the student will be reimbursed for their travel.
Humber - ECE (Early Childhood Education) 2 credits
Georgian - Developing Leadership - 1 credit
Humber - Police Foundations - 2 credits
Semester 2 only:
Careers in Health Care - PSW - 2 credits
Community Leadership, students take 2 of the following:
Introduction to Helping
Canadian Criminal Justice System
Early Childhood Education Program - 2 credits
Design Fundamentals - 2 credits
Apprenticeship Pathway Programs:
Exploring the Trades - Mechanical
Exploring the Trades - Construction
Exploring the Trades - Food Production
Exploring the Trades - Culinary
OYAP Level 1 Apprenticeship Programs:
Brick and Stone Mason
Auto Service Technician
Truck and Coach
Please see Ms. Trowell in Guidance for
more information on these courses.