Grade 12

  • Biology 30

    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

  • Calculus 30

    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: Mrs. Boughen

  • Career Work Experience 20, A30 and B30 (CWEX)

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

    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.

    Note:  for the work placement component a teacher will need to supervise this.  This involves a visit to the workplace 3 times durring the time the student is there.  This is a WCB and Saskatchewan Ministry of Eduction requirement.

    Teacher: Mr. Peterson

  • Chemistry 30

    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

  • Christian Ethics 30

    Christian Ethics 30

    This course is free for Prairie South students - offered through Cornerstone Cristian School - https://www.ccsmj.ca/DistanceLearningOpportunities

    This course focuses on living as a Christian in a secular world. Understanding how the Christian message guides our search for self-understanding and discovering how Christianity gives meaning to relationships, life, beliefs, and death. There will also be a portion of this course devoted to world religions and cults.

    Students will:

    • appreciate how the Christian message guides our search for self-understanding
    • discover how Christianity gives meaning to life, death, and belief
    • understand relationships and commitments from a Christian perspective
    • understand and value the contributions of various world religions and spiritualities
  • Computer Science 30

    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

  • Cosmetology 10/20

    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-Calf Production 30

    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

     

  • Energy & Mines 20 & 30

    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.

  • English Language Arts A30

    English Language Arts A30 Course Description

    Read BooksThis course, entitled Canadian Voices, provides students with the opportunity to explore literature and other texts by First Nations, Metis, Saskatchewan, and Canadian authors. Units of study include Canadian Perspectives: Distinct and Rich, and Canadian Landscapes: Diverse and Dynamic. These units allow students to consider and celebrate the diversity of the people and regions found within our country. As with all ELA courses, students will be asked to: Comprehend and Respond to what they read, listen to, and view; Compose and Create a range of visual, multimedia, oral and written texts; and Assess and Reflect upon their own work and learning.


    Prerequisite: ELA 20

  • English Language Arts B30

    English Language Arts B30 Course Description

    This issue-based course, entitled Global Perspectives, provides students with the opportunity to explore literature and other texts by international (including Indigenous) authors. Units of study include The Search for Self and The Social Experience. This course allows students to examine the human condition, and consider how they can find meaning and purpose as individuals, and provides the opportunity for students to examine the society in which they live, and consider their role in improving it. As with all ELA courses, students will be asked to: Comprehend and Respond to what they read, listen to, and view; Compose and Create a range of visual, multimedia, oral and written texts; and Assess and Reflect upon their own work and learning.

    Prerequisite: ELA 20

  • Financial Literacy 20/30

    Financial Literacy 20/30

    Financial Literacy 20

    This course will include handling personal finances and budgeting. Topics in the course will include:

    • Goal Setting
    • Information Security
    • Net Worth
    • Budgeting
    • Financial Institution Services
    • Using Bank Services
    • Maintaining Personal Financial Records
    • Financial Planning
    • Pre-Authorized Debits (ex. Cell Phone Contracts)
    • *Payment for Work & Deductions
    • *Taxes
    • Lifestyle and Career Goals
    • Leaves from Work,

    Financial Literacy 30

    • *Payment for Work & Deductions
    • *Taxes
    • Pension Plans
    • Interest Implications (Car Loans)
    • Financial Planning for Future Education
    • Types of Credit (Student Loans, Car Loans etc)
    • Credit Reports and Credit Scores, Obtaining Credit, Credit Card Options
    • Mortgages
    • Handling Debt Problems
    • Buying, Renting, and Leasing Contracts
    • Vehicles: Leasing vs Buying
    • Apartment Rental Contracts
    • Saving & Investing, Investment Portfolios
    • Insurance Policies
    • Charitable Giving, Frauds
    • Phishing & Scams
    • Foreign Exchange

    Asterisk (*) indicates that module will be available in both courses. You only have to complete that module once.

  • Foundations of Mathematics 20/30

    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 90/10/20/30

    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]

  • Law 30

    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.

  • Life Transitions 30

    • Elective
    • Pre-requisite: none

    Life Transitions 30 is a course that enables students to acquire and improve their knowledge, skills and abilities to plan and enhance their own personal health, family life, community life, and career development in order to effectively manage the change encountered in the transitions they will face throughout life. Learning about self care, time management, relationships, money management, independent living and career planning, the outcomes of Life Transitions 30 will assist the student in changing their attitudes about change, reflecting upon their personal goals while developing a positive self concept and the skills to maintain that attitude.

  • Math Workplace and Apprenticeship 10/20/30

    math w aWorkplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 10 Course Description:

    This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs in trades and technology, and for direct entry into the work force.


    Topics include:

    1. measurement
    2. trigonometry
    3. geometry
    4. consumer math
    5. proportional reasoning.


    Workplace 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

  • Personal Fitness 20/30L

    • Provide Physical Education course in addition to PE 20 and PE 30 credit courses for students who wish to pursue a keen interest and passion for physical activity
    • Provide a physical education course that does not focus on sports for students who wish to be physically active but are not interested in a sports-related curriculum
    • Provide opportunities for personal fitness knowledge and individualized workout programs stressing safe, current, goal specific training methods

    Teacher: Mr. Sowden

  • Physics 30

    Physics 30 Course Description

    physics 30 onlineThis is an academic course intended to further your understanding and application of fundamental concepts and skills. The focus of this course is on physics principles behind the natural events you observe, the technologies you use in daily like, and the recent discoveries you hear about in the news.

    In this course students investigate concepts related to modern physics such as quantum mechanics, relativity, and nuclear physics. Students will analyze motion in one and two dimensions and the forces behind the motion. They will investigate work, power, energy and efficiency within a system as well as the law of conservation of energy. Lastly, students will explore gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields and their interactions. Unique to the new science curriculums, students will also be able to complete a student-directed study to explore a topic of personal interest relevant to Physics 30. Please remember, good math skills are important for success in this course.

     

    Teacher:  Mrs. O'Brien

  • Power Engineering 20L & 30L

    5th Class Power Engineering Program

    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

    pdfPower Engineering 5th Class Pamphlet

    pdfIntroduction to Power_Engineering 20L and 30L Overview

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    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/ 

     

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