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Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Dual Credit - Solving Technology Problems II – Design Thinking and Robotics

Dual Credit - Solving Technology Problems II – Design Thinking and Robotics


This course (AGT1010) aims to use technology to solve problems in the growing agriculture industry. Students will be introduced to the foundations of engineering design in a project-based team environment. They will use different technologies (3D printing, robotics, etc.) to design, create, test and evaluate a prototype that addresses an issue in the booming agriculture industry. This course will break down barriers connecting future technology jobs in agriculture to urban students.

See information on the Bachelor of Digital Agriculture Degree, as well as the Olds College Dual Credit Student Tip Sheet​ for program and Olds Dual Credit student information.

Program B​enefits

  • Hands-on learning in an area of growth and opportunity in Alberta
  • Course is taught by qualified instructors from Olds College
  • Experience post-secondary learning, while in high school
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support learning transitions​

  • 5 Cre​​dits, 30 ​le​​​vel CTS
    3​ post-secondary credits

Student Eligib​ility

Open to CBE high school students who:

  • are in grades 11 or 12
  • are interested in innovation, design and robotics
  • are enthusiastic and looking to expand their understanding of how technology is impacting the growing labour market of the agriculture industry
  • are able to commit to the duration of the program
  • are able to access a windows-based laptop to bring to class (support available for students in need)
  • have completed the following pre-requisite courses:
    • Math 10-C​

Program Delivery &​​​ Location

  • Blended learning
    • in-person at Nelson Mandela High School (45 Saddletowne Circle NE, Calgary AB T3J 4W3)​
    • additional online asynchronous learning required

Program D​​ates

  • Semester 2 | February to May
  • Program times | Wednesdays, 4:00-8:00 PM​
  • Considerations

    • Students must have space in their full year timetable to accommodate the program delivery, location, and dates indicated below.
    • Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
    • Students must be registered as a full-time student, taking at least one course at their home high school each semester(work experience excluded).
    • Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and course instructor regularly.
  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) and/or program(s) of interest.
    2. Review program choice with your school Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling concerns.
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Unique Pathways Information Night to ask questions of our program partners and determine if the program is a good fit for you. Connect with your Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance counsellor if you are unable to attend.
    4. Download and fill in the Dual Credit Application Form Package when available.
    5. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete.
    6. Book an appointment with your Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counselor before the deadline to complete your application, including signatures from all parties.
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf.
  • Program Partner​

    Olds College
  • Application Deadline:​​

    Applications for Winter 2025 are not yet available. Please check back in Fall 2024.​

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