We offer many different courses.  You have the option to take many of our courses during semester I, II or All Year.

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  • Course Offerings Schedule 2017-2018

    Course NameSemester ISemester IIAll Year
    Accounting 10
    Calculus 30
    CWEX 20
    CWEX A30
    CWEX B30
    Forensic Science 20L
    English Language Arts A30    
    Environmental Science 20    
    Physical Science 20
    Health Science 20
    Computer Science 20
    Computer Science 30
    Biology 30    
    Physics 30
    Chemistry 30
    Cosmetology 10
    Cosmetology 20
    Cow-Calf Production 30
    Energy & Mines 20
    Energy & Mines 30
    Foundations of Mathematics 20
    Foundations of Mathematics 30
    French 90
    French 10
    French 20
    French 30
    Law 30    
    Math Pre-Calculus & Foundations 10    
    Pre-Calculus 20
    Pre-Calculus 30
    Power Engineering 20L [Open for all Prairie South Students attending School]    
    Power Engineering 30L [Open for all Prairie South Students attending School]    
    Psychology 20
    Psychology 30
    Workplace & Apprenticeship 20
    Workplace & Apprenticeship 30
  •  Computer Science 20

    1. Evolution of Computing
    2. Development of the Internet
    3. Computer Security and Privacy
    4. Introduction to Programming with a graphic based program environment. Basic game building will be explored.
    5. HTML programming will be introduced. This is the language that web pages are written with.
    6. Java Script programming will be used to develop the basics of coding including variable manipulation, repeated loops, and integrated graphics.

     

    Teacher: Mr. Morgan

  • accountingAccounting 10 Course Description:

    Accounting 10 is an introduction to basic accounting principles and practices. You will be studying topics such as assets, liabilities, creating balance sheets, income statements, and journaling, working through the accounting cycle and developing worksheets and financial statements.

    Teacher: Ms. O'Brien

  • biology30 siteiconBiology 30 Course Description

    The major themes of this course are to examine the significance of evolution as a key unifying theme in biology and to explore what life is and how it changes over time. Students will examine the organization of life in all kingdoms through the study of biomolecules, cellular processes, and organism function. Students will focus on the similarity and vast diversity that exists between organisms at all levels of organization (molecular, cellular, and system). In genetics and biotechnology, students will explore inheritance, and how information is stored, transmitted, and expressed at chromosomal and molecular levels.


    Prerequisite: Environmental Science 20 or Health Science 20

     

     

    Teacher:  Mrs.O'Brien

  • calculusCalculus 30 Course Description:


    Calculus 30 is a 100-hour course. The content of the Calculus 30 curriculum guide has been divided into eight units:

    1. Introduction
    2. Functions
    3. Limits and Continuity
    4. Differentiation
    5. Applications of Derivatives to Curve Sketching
    6. Practical Applications of Derivatives
    7. Derivatives of the Transcendental Functions
    8. Integration

     

    Teacher: Mr. Morgan

  • surgeonCareer Work Experience 20, A30 and B30 (CWEX) Course Description:

     (available for Prairie South Students only).

    CWEX is a full credit course where students learn valuable career skills and explores a career pathway.

    The course features an online assignment component and a work placement component. The assignment represent 25-40 hours that would be in a classroom (regardless of how long it takes the student to do it) and the work placement component is to be 60-75 hours. The work placement is about exploring. It is a chance for students to job shadow, get hands on experience, network and generally get a feel for a particular occupation or career cluster. The assignment component has students do a resume, mock interview, and cover letter.

    In addition to these skills, students get a WHMIS certification and take extensive safety training. In addition, there are modules on Occupational Health and Safety and Labour Standards. Depending on the course, the student will do either the Career Cruising interest assessment or Typefocus personality assessment. Lastly, the student learns about job searching, labour market, paycheques and taxes.

    Teacher: Mr. Peterson

  • love chemChemistry 20 Course - no longer offered:

    Note:  this course is no longer offered in Saskatchewan.  The Science Curriculum has been renewed and is now a Physical Science 20 course which is the pre-requisite for Chemistry 30 (and also Physics 30). 

    Chemistry 30 Course Description:

    This course continues from Chemistry 20 and includes Thermodynamics, Rates of Reaction, Equilibrium, Solubility, Acids and Bases, and Oxidation and Reduction. A good understanding of the concepts from Chemistry 20 and good math skills are important for success in this course.

    Teacher: Ms. Stamm

    Prerequisite: Chemistry 20

  • php codweComputer Science 30 Course Description:

    This course introduces students to the nuts and bolts of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the programming language used to create web pages. This course explains what HTML is, how it's structured, and presents the major tags and features of the language. Discover how to format text and lists, add images and flow text around them, link to other pages and sites,  and create HTML forms. Students will also start working with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

    Topics include:

    • What is HTML?
    • Using HTML tags and containers
    • Understanding block vs. inline tags
    • Controlling line breaks and spaces in text
    • Aligning images
    • Linking within a page
    • Using relative links
    • Working with tables
    • Adding buttons and check boxes to forms
    • Applying CSS
    • Optimizing your pages for search engines

     

    PHP is a popular, reliable programming language at the foundation of many smart, data-driven websites. Computer Science 30 students learn the basics of PHP (including variables, logical expressions, loops, and functions), understand how to connect PHP to a MySQL database, and gain experience developing a complete web application with site navigation, form validation, and a password-protected admin area.  

    Students will have access to an Apache Web Server account and will be learning how to develop their application with NotePad++ and using Filezilla to FTP files to the server.  Students will also work with phpMyAdmin to create and modify MySQL tables.

    Computer Science 30 also covers the basic CRUD routines for updating a database, debugging techniques, and usable user interfaces. Along the way, students receive practical advice, examples of best practices, and refactoring techniques to improve existing code.

    Topics include:

    • What is PHP?
    • Exploring data types
    • Controlling code with logical expressions and loopsUsing
    • PHP's built-in functions
    • Writing custom functions
    • Building dynamic webpages
    • Working with forms and form data
    • Using cookies and sessions to store data
    • Connecting to MySQL with PHP
    • Creating and editing database records
    • Building a content management system
    • Adding user authentication

     Take a tour of the final project

    Teacher: Mr. Boulton

    Prerequisite: Computer Science 20

  • cosmetologyCosmetology 10 Course Description:

    The Cosmetology program is designed around three occupational areas: Cosmetology, Aesthetics and Hairstyling. This course presents hairstyling, skin care, and nail care techniques from a salon/spa perspective. Through a variety of school based activities, students learn fundamental skills in hairstyling, giving manicures and facials and providing hair/scalp analyses, and treatments. The goal of this course is to give students practical instruction, as well as a theoretical base in the profession of Cosmetology.

    Note: Cosmetology 10 is a prerequisite for Cosmetology 20.

    Teacher: Ms. Samoleski

     

    Cosmetology 20 Course Description:

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    The Cosmetology program is designed around three occupational areas: Cosmetology, Aesthetics and Hairstyling. This course presents advanced hairstyling, skin care, make up, and nail care techniques from a salon/spa perspective. Through a variety of school based activities, students learn fundamental skills in hairstyling, giving manicures and facials. The goal of this course is to give students practical instruction, as well as a theoretical base in the profession of Cosmetology.

    Note: Cosmetology 10 is a prerequisite for Cosmetology 20.

    Teacher: Ms. Samoleski

    Textbook:

    Salon Fundamentals – Cosmetology

     

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  • cow calfCow-Calf Production 30 Course Description: 

    Cow-calf Production (C-CP 30) is an on-line credit course within the framework of Practical and Applied Arts (PAA). It involves about 75-85 hours of on-line instruction covering the 10 core module. To supplement the online hour component of the course, there will be opportunities for tours and farm visitations. The aim is to provide participating students with knowledge, skills, and abilities in commercial cow-calf production including farm safety procedures, communication skills and basic knowledge of machinery and livestock handling equipment as well as the care and handling of beef cattle. The goals are to provide students with:

    • Awareness of the nature of cow-calf production
    • Business attitudes to marketing and entrepreneurship opportunities
    • Community involvement
    • Sense of pride in primary agriculture production
    • Communication skills as potential employees or employers
    • Personal skills that promote:
    • time management
    • self confidence
    • proactive attitude to technology in agriculture

     

  • saskpower-poplar-riverEnergy & Mines 20 Course Description

    Energy and Mines 20 takes a survey of the different types of energy in use and explores the geological history of Saskatchewan with a focus on how our resources were created. In depth look is taken on the electrical industry by covering such topics as power generation, transmission, consumption and related careers. Also, the coal industry is explored by looking at various mining techniques, uses of coal, environmental concerns and related careers.

    • Saskatchewan Geology
    • Electrical Production
    • Mining Coal

    Teacher: Mr. Wandler

     

     

    Energy & Mines 30 Course Description

    Energy and Mines 30 concentrates on the potash, oil and gas and ‘green’ energy. Students will see how potash is created, mined, utilized and how it plays a huge role in Saskatchewan’s economy. Oil and gas modules will cover how these resources were created, how they are extracted and refined and related industries and careers. Finally, an in depth look at green energy will be undertaken with a focus on how these alternative energy sources can help us heat our homes, provide us with power and ease our fuel demand from transportation.

    • Oil and Gas
    • Potash
    • Green Energy

    Teacher: Mr. Wandler

     

    online learningStudent Quotes about Energy & Mines

    "I like Energy and Mines because it is very informative and it introduces me to a whole field of careers the I didn't even know about. Also it shows me the kinds of resources Saskatchewan has to offer and how the industry is growing." ~ Tristin Walters Gr. 11 Student currently enrolled in Energy & Mines 20

    "This class has improved my knowledge in many fields that I think will be important in the future. I think you did an excellent job organizing the course so that it was easy to follow and designing it in a way that made it possible to complete." ~ Sheldon Daniel Gr. 12 student who completed Energy & Mines 20 and is currently enrolled in 30.

  • finger print forensic scienceForensic Science 20L Course Description:

    Forensic Science involves the use of scientific principles to analyze evidence for legal investigations. Forensic scientists collect, preserve, and analyse scientific evidence during the course of an investigation. In this course you will look at crime scene analysis, finger print analysis, trace evidence (including hair, fibers and poisons), blood, and forensic ballistics.

    The goals of the Forensics 20 Course are to develop:

    • understanding of the science behind Forensics, including real-life examples of its application in the solving of crimes;
    • awareness of the variety of techniques and technologies employed during a criminal investigation and performing some of these techniques in a lab setting;
    • teamwork and relationship skills, required in the area of forensics, particularly during an investigation;
    • opportunities to explore potential career options in the area of forensics;
    • problem-solving and critical thinking skills when analyzing cases and potential evidence.

     

    Credit Type:  Elective

    Teacher: Mr. Wandler

  • graphs 15Foundations of Mathematics 20 Course Description:

    Content in this pathway was chosen to meet the needs of students intending to pursue careers in areas that typically require university, but are not math intensive, such as the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and nursing. This course is pre-requisite to Foundations of Mathematics 30.

    In order to take Foundations of Mathematics 20, students must have passed Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus 10.

    Teacher: Ms. Stamm

    Required Textbook:

    Foundations of Mathematics 11 © 2011 Nelson Education Ltd.
    ISBN-13: 978-0-17-650270-6

    Textbooks are available for purchase from Nelson Education Ltd.
    Toll Free (Canada & US): 1-800-268-2222

     

    Foundations of Mathematics 30 Course Description:

    The outcomes in the Foundations of Mathematics 30 course are based upon students' prior learning and continue to develop an understanding of mathematics as a human endeavour. The topics covered include
    Investing and Borrowing Money, Set Theory and Logic, Counting Methods, Probability, Polynomial Functions, Exponential, Sinusoidal and Logarithmic Functions.

    Teacher: Ms. Stamm

    Prerequisite: Foundations 20

  • french signFrench 90 Course Description:

    French 90 is an introductory interactive online French course that focuses on the basic communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and presenting. Although previous knowledge of French would be beneficial, it is not necessary. Students engage in communication activities that center around the themes of family, food, cooking, leisure activities, friendship, and travel. The goal of this course is for students to use the French language in a purposeful and practical manner with a focus on communication in every aspect.

    Teacher: Mme. Boughen

    Required Textbook:

    Ca Marche! 1 [Toronto, Ont. Pearson Addison Wesley 2003]

     

    French 10 Course Description:

    French 10 is an interactive intermediate online French course that focuses on the basic communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and presenting. Although not necessary, it would be very beneficial for students to have tanken French 90 as a pre-requisite before enrolling in this course.  Students engage in communication activities that center around the themes of family, food, hobbies, friendship, travel, and peer pressure. The goal of this course is for students to use the French language in a purposeful and practical manner with a focus on communication in every aspect. This course makes use of a variety of technologies in computer applications.

    Teacher: Mme. Boughen

    Required Textbook:

    Ca Marche! 2 [Toronto, Ont. Pearson Addison Wesley 2003]

     

    French 20 Course Description:

    French 20 is an intermediate interactive online French course that focuses on the core communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and presenting. The goal of this course is for students to use the French language in a purposeful and practical manner with a focus on communication in every aspect.
    This course makes use of a variety of technologies in computer applications. Students need French 10 as a pre-requisite before enrolling in this course.

    Teacher: Mme. Boughen

    Required Textbook:

    Ca Marche! 3 [Toronto, Ont. Pearson Addison Wesley 2003]

     

    french stop signFrench 30 Course Description:

    French 30 is an intermediate interactive online French course that focuses on the basic communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and presenting. Students engage in communication activities that center around the themes of daily activities, physical activity and healthy lifestyles, and Francophone destinations. The goal of this course is for students to use the French language in a purposeful and practical manner with a focus on communication in every aspect. Students need to have French 20 as a pre-requisite before enrolling in this course.

    Teacher: Mme. Boughen

    Required Textbook:

    En Direct 1 [Toronto, Ont. Prentice Hall Canada Inc. 1993]

  • lawLaw 30 Course Description:

    The purpose of Law 30 is to assist you to become an active, informed and productive citizen who knows and understands your legal rights and responsibilities. Through the course, you will develop an understanding of the concept of rule of law, and learn that the law reflects, and is shaped by, society's values and attitudes regarding social and human relationships. We will first explore the concepts of law and their origins and then look how they apply to current legal issues in Canada and the global community. The 5 Units we will cover in depth include foundations of Canada's legal system, criminal law, civil law, family law and employment and labour law. We will briefly touch on contract and consumer law, environmental law and international law. This course has a final exam.

    Teacher: Ms. Osiowy

    No Textbook Required. All About Law (Nelson) may be a very handy research tool for the case studies and major project.

  • Math Pre-Calculus & Foundations 10 Course Description:


    This course is the pre-requisite math class for the foundations pathway and the pre-calculus pathway. The topics in Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10 are: Measurement, Trigonometry, Polynomials, Roots and Powers, Linear Relations, Linear Functions and Systems of Linear Equations.

     

    Teacher: Mr. Morgan

  • What is Power Engineering?  

    tristin power engineeringA "Power Engineer" is a technically skilled and knowledgeable professional who is certified and responsible to safely and efficiently operate equipment and processes that are regulated by boiler and pressure vessel legislation.

    Power Engineers are also known as:

    • Steam Engineer
    • Stationary Engineer
    • Operating Engineer
    • Steam Plant Operator
    • Steam Plant Operator
    • Boiler Operator
    • Building Operator
    • Refrigerator Plant Operator

    The basis of certification is the operation of steam boilers, pressure vessels, fired heaters, and refrigeration systems. However, the practical responsibilities also extend to other, related processes and utilities, which involve such auxiliary equipment as pumps, compressors, electrical generators, motors, steam turbines, gas turbines, heat exchangers, condensers, cooling towers, water treatment systems, air conditioning, systems, etc. The list is almost endless, since Power Engineers serve many different industries.

    The Power Engineering 20L and 30L courses are locally developed courses.  Students receive a high school credit for each course.  The curriculum for the courses has been adopted from SOPEEC - Standardization of Power Examinations Committee for a 5th Class Power Engineer.  The courses involve 50 - 75 hours of theory and 50 hours spent on a work-study obtaining the steam time requirements for the course and for TSask 5th Class Power Engineering Certification.  At the end of both courses students will have the opportunity to write their Class 5 Power Engineering exam.  If students are successful on this exam then they will recieve a Class 5 Power Engineering industry recognized certificate.

    Power Engineering 20L

    • Unit 1 – Boiler Details
    • Unit 2 – Boiler Fittings and Controls
    • Unit 3 – Boiler Operation, Maintenance
    • Unit 4 – Fuels and Combustion
    • Unit 5 – Piping and Valves
    • Unit 6 – Thermoil Systems
    • Unit 7 – Heating Systems and Human Comfort
    • Unit 8 – Basic Math

    Power Engineering 30L

    • Unit 1 – Plumbing & Auxiliaries
    • Unit 2 – Lighting
    • Unit 3 – Refrigeration
    • Unit 4 – Refrigeration & AC System Controls
    • Unit 5 – Pumps & Air Compressors
    • Unit 6 – Distributed Generation
    • Unit 7 – Provincial Acts, Regulations & Adopted Codes
    • Unit 8 – Applied Science
    • Unit 9 – Safety
    • Unit 10 – Electricity
    • Unit 11 – Welding
    • Unit 12 – Water Treatment

     

    Rewards of a Career in Power Engineering

     

    Knowledge is Power. Power the World. Power Your Future

     

    Press - Media

     

    Work-Study Course Component

    Plant Work Experience

    Mobile Lab Work Experience

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     360° Virtual Tour »

     

    General Information

     

    A Career in Power Engineering

    July 10, 2013 - Ken Campbell

    For every large group of buildings, factories or industrial sites Power is critical to not only keeping lights on but is the heart beat of all mechanical, electrical and electronic operations. Power Engineers or Stationary Engineers are the professionals that keep power plants running in hospitals, pulp mills, oil upgraders, refineries, manufacturing plants and countless other operations. Canada relies on Power Engineers as much as we do on Doctors, Nurses, Police or School teachers, just most people do not know it.

    Power Engineers get their start one of two ways. Many start as entry level labourers or employees before getting their first Power Engineering job where they work under certified power engineers in a power house, while doing distance education. The second route is to attend a college which hopefully has a power boiler on site that will allow one to get their firing or hands on time. Both routes are very cost effective ways to an excellent profession, with two years of full time study giving students a leg up into the job market where they can reasonably expect to make $25-35 right away.

    Power Engineers have 5 levels in Canada. With a first class power engineer being considered a Chief Engineer in charge of very large power plants and looking after the safety and efficient operation, while supervising dozens of Power Engineers. 1st Class Engineers can be considered equivalent to Mechanical or Electrical Engineers in theoretical knowledge but their hands on operating experience gives them the expertise to be in charge of very powerful boilers.

    Entry level Power Engineers are often 4th Class Power Engineers, who perform a lot of field and monitoring work. 3rd class Power Engineers often perform a lot of maintenance and monitor the efficient operation of Coal, Natural Gas and Bio-energy boilers. 2nd class both relieve for the 1st class engineer and provide supervision for both engineers and contractors on site. 5th class power engineers are often in charge of refrigeration plants such as ice rinks.

    Top first class engineers take years or even decades to get to their top positions and often make 150,000- 200,000 per year. The career path means that there is both room to grow and vacancies occurring at every level. With close to 30, 000 Power Engineers employed in Canada with the median age being over 45 years old, we expect to see over 11,000 job vacancies with only 8,000 expected new power engineers graduating from colleges. Power Engineering or Stationary Engineering is a great field to get into.

    http://redsealrecruiting.com/a-career-in-power-engineering/ 

     

    Link to this page: https://virtualschool.prairiesouth.ca/class-5-power-engineering 

  • quadratic functionPre-Calculus 20 Course Description:

    PreCalculus 20 is the most challenging of the grade 11 math courses.  This course is intended as a preparation course for PreCalc 30 and Calculus 30. 

    Course curriculum includes Sequences & Series, Trigonometry, Quadratic Functions and Equations, Radicals, Rationals, Absolute Value, and Systems of Equations.

    Teachers:  Mr. Morgan & Mrs. Boughen

    Required Textbook:

    Pre-Calculus 12 © 2012 McGraw-Hill Ryerson
    ISBN 978-007-073-8720

    Textbooks are available for purchase from McGraw-Hill Ryerson
    Toll Free Customer Care Order Desk: 1-800-565-5758

     

    Pre-Calculus 30 Course Description:

    PreCalculus 30 covers probability, trigonometry, logarithms, algebra and a great deal of graphing. Use of graphing technology (calculator or computer) is strongly recommended.

    The course is a preparation for taking Calculus 30 and it intended for students that want to challenge themselves to the highest level of math possible in high school. It is a very challenging course that is a good preparation for university courses and technology based SIAST courses. Content in this pathway was chosen to meet the needs of students interested in pursuing careers in science-related areas.

    Teacher:  Mr. Morgan

    Required Textbook:

    Pre-Calculus 12 © 2012 McGraw-Hill Ryerson
    ISBN 978-007-073-8720

    Textbooks are available for purchase from McGraw-Hill Ryerson
    Toll Free Customer Care Order Desk: 1-800-565-5758

  • PsychologyPsychology 20 Course Description:

    Psychology 20 explains the growth and development of human social thought, influence and behaviour by examining biological and environmental aspects of our social nature. The key to this course is looking at what motivates us to act the way we do. Major topics include memory, learning, intelligence, motivation, dreams, gender, group psychology, psychic phenomena and dysfunctional social behaviours.

    Teacher: Mrs. Windrum

    Textbook: Essentials of Understanding Psychology by Feldman, Collins, and Green

     

    Psychology 30 Course Description:

    Psychology 30 explores the study of human development across the time span of human life. We will primarily be studying about human growth and changes in behaviour associated with ages ranging from birth to old age and death. Major topics include genetics, adoption, parenting issues, prenatal and birth, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age and death and dying.

    Teacher:  Mrs. Windrum

    Textbook: Development Across the Life Span by Robert S. Feldman

  • math w aWorkplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 20 Course Description:

    The Workplace and Apprenticeship pathway meets the needs of students intending to pursue careers in the trades and general workplace. This course is pre-requisite to Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 30.

    In order to take Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 20, students must have passed Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 10.

    Topics for this course include:

    1. Slope and rate of change
    2. Graphical representations
    3. Surface area, volume and capacity
    4. Trigonometry of right triangles
    5. Scale representations
    6. Financial services
    7. Personal Budgets
    8. Analysis of puzzles and games

    Teacher:  Mr. Morgan

    Required Textbook:

    MathWorks 11 © 2012 Pacific Educational Press

    Textbooks are available for purchase from Pacific Educational Press
    Phone: 604-822-5385

     

    Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 30 Course Description:

    The Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics pathway meets the needs of students intending to pursue careers in the trades and general workplace.

    In order to take Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 30, students must have passed Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 20.

    Topics for this course include:

    1. Linear Relations
    2. Limits to Measurement
    3. Statistics
    4. Probability and Odds
    5. Properties of Geometric Figures
    6. Transformations
    7. Trigonometry
    8. Owning a Small Business
    9. Analysis of puzzles and games

    Teacher:  Mr. Morgan

    Required Textbook:

    MathWorks 12 © 2012 Pacific Educational Press
    ISBN: 978-0-9865108-1-6

    Textbooks are available for purchase from Pacific Educational Press
    Phone: 604-822-5385