Exploring Career Choices
Dual Credit - Solving Technology Problems – Design Thinking and Robotics
This course (ATI3002) aims to utilize the universal language of technology to address problems in a growing industry. Students will explore design thinking processes in a project-based team environment, and then 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 industry to urban students.
post-diploma certificate, as well as the Olds College
Dual Credit Student Tip Sheet for program and Olds Dual Credit student information.
- 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
Credits- 5, 30 level CTS
3 post-secondary credits
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 and can attend in-person classes on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 7:00pm for the duration of the program
- are able to access a windows-based laptop to bring to class (support available for students in need)
completed the following pre-requisite courses:
- Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Career & Technology Centre (2336 53 Ave SW, Calgary AB T3E 1L2)
- Please note an application does not guarantee a seat in a program. Programs have maximum cohort sizes.
Program Delivery & Location
In person at Nelson Mandela High School (45 Saddletowne Circle NE, Calgary AB T3J 4W3)
- Please note that this program is still in development and details are subject to change.
- Semester 2 (February to May), Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 pm
- Please note that this program is still in development and details are subject to change
Important Application Information
- An application does not guarantee a seat in the program.
- Students must submit their completed application package with signatures to their home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor. The school will submit to Unique Pathways on the student’s behalf.
How to Apply
- The application deadline for February 2023 programming has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!
- Applications for Summer and Fall 2023 programs will be posted in Spring 2023 – check back often!
The application deadline for February 2023 has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!