Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Dual Credit - Solving Technology Problems

Dual Credit - Solving Technology Problems

Solving Technology Problems (ATG1008) at Olds College teaches students problem solving methods to arrive at “data-driven” solutions. Students will learn how to determine what data should be collected, how to turn big data sets into knowledge with data analysis tools, and how to use that knowledge to communicate and apply solutions. Students will apply the problem-solving cycle to tasks in their everyday lives and to computer programming, including the programming of robotic track vehicles to do certain tasks. Prior coding experience is not required. As students complete the activities and projects delivered throughout this course, they will gain experience using Microsoft Excel and Arduino’s C++ base computer language to program a robot to put into action.

See example co​​​urse outline and the Olds College Dual Credit Student Tip Sheet  for information about being an Olds College student.

Program B​enefits

  • Get a jump start on your post-secondary education while still in high school 
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions  
  • Learn about on-going opportunities and experience post-secondary learning  
  • Taught by experienced instructors who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways 
  • Earn high school credits and post-secondary credits ​​
  • 5 Cre​​dits, 30 ​le​​​vel CTS
    3​ post-secondary credits

Studen​​t Eligib​ility

Open to CBE high school students who: 

  • Are in grades 11 or 12 during the program 
  • Have a strong interest to explore a pathway in ICT or robotics and are open to how these skills can be utilized in the agriculture industry 
  • Are excited about taking a post-secondary course in an online format 
  • Have completed the following pre-requisite course: 
    • Math 10C 
  • Are on track to successfully pass the following courses or equivalents: 
    • Math 20-1 or 20-2 
    • English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2 
    • Science at the 20 level (two courses) or 30 level (one course) 
  • Have a Windows 10 computer or laptop for use at home for the duration of the course 

​Program Delivery​ &​​​ Location

This course is delivered virtually, fully online and the learning is asynchronous 

  • Students learn on their own schedule, accessing the lectures and reading materials independently, however 
  • Students must meet all course assignment, quiz and test deadlines 

Program D​​​ates

  • Semester 1 | September to December
  • 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.
  • 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.

Career​ Map

Career Map 


  • Program Partner​

    Olds College
  • Application Deadline

    Applications for Summer and Fall programs have now closed. Applications for Semester 2 (Winter) programs will be available in Fall 2024.​


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