Course Selection Presentation | University And College Admission | Academic Degree

Course Planning and PostSecondary Information

Counsellors: Marion Schlatter and Raj Pooni Administrators: Don Younger and Jeff Johnstone Career Advisor: Yvette Livingston Career Programs: Clive Prideaux

Agenda
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General post secondary information Graduation requirements Programs and Courses Support Services Questions

Crash Course into the World of Post-Secondary

What Does Life After High School Look Like?
YOUR GRADUATION TRANSITIONS BOOKLET ASKS YOU TO DEFINE ONE OF THREE OPTIONS
3. 4. 5.

Post-secondary Education Employment Extended Travel (3 months or more)

Post-secondary Education
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College, University or both? What do you intend to study? Use Career Cruising to research and compare programs, admission requirements Research ideas for careers

Laddering to success
What CREDENTIALS do you earn at college or university?
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Certificate (one year) Diploma (two years) Associate Degree (two years) Bachelors Degree/undergrad degree (four years) Masters Degree/graduate degree (two years-varies) Doctorate -PhD/MD/LLB

TRADES & APPRENTICESHIPS
Post-secondary education that combines paid, work-based training with technical training in a classroom or shop setting. The length of an apprenticeship can range from one to five years, but most require four years to complete.

Beginning Your Apprenticeship
There are several routes into apprenticeship, including:

Direct entry with an employer sponsor Pre-apprenticeship Foundation program at a college of your choice ACE-IT and Secondary school apprenticeship programs (Talk to Mr. Prideaux)

Technical & Trades Admissions
British Columbia Institute of Technology & Kwantlen Cloverdale Trades Campus
Each Technology Programs has specific requirements. Entrance is competitively based.

Some programs are not accessible to students directly from high school Trade programs have continuous enrolment, waitlists should be researched. You can write Pre-tests at Delview to meet admission requirements = earlier admission

College Admission Requirements
Langara, Douglas, Kwantlen*, Vancouver Community College (VCC) Students are accepted with general entry requirements which means successful completion and graduation from high school!
Each College has Career Programs that may have specific requirements – It is important to check for Math, Science or English courses that may be needed! * Kwantlen is now recognized as a university but still offers many certificate and diploma programs that a college traditionally offers

University Admission Requirements
University of British Columbia-Vancouver Faculty of Arts – low to mid 80’s average •English 11 + Language 11 •Principles Math 11 •Science 11 •Social Studies 11 •English 12 •3 other approved provincially examinable grade 12 courses Faculty of Sciences – mid to high 80’s average
•English 11 + Language 11 •Principles Math 11 •Chemistry 11 + Physics 11 •Social Studies 11 •English 12 •Principles Math 12 (min 67%) •Two other approved Gr 12 courses including at least one of Bio 12, Chem 12, Geology 12 or Physics 12

Admission Requirements
University of British Columbia-Okanagan GENERAL ADMISSION AVERAGE – 75% Faculty of Sciences Faculty of Arts
•Chemistry 11 •English 12 •Principles of Math 12 (min 67%) •Two other provincially examinable Grade 12 courses including at least one of: Bi 12, Chem 12, Geo 12, Phy 12.

•English 12 •3 other approved provincially examinable grade 12 courses

Admission Requirements may change for 2010

Simon Fraser University – Guaranteed admission at 80% average for most programs
(Business – 90% required – some exemptions are granted)

Faculty of Arts
•English 11 •Language 11 (can be beginners) •Principles Math 11 (min 60%) •Science 11 •English 12 (min 60%) •Three provincially examinable Grade 12 courses

Faculty of Sciences
•English 11 •Language 11 (can be beginners) •Principles of math 11 (min 60%) •Chemistry 11 •Physics 11 •English 12 (min 60%) •Principles of Math 12 (60%) •Two provincially examinable Grade 12 courses

University Admission Requirements
University of Victoria – guaranteed admission at 80% (some faculties accept between 70% to 75% average)
Faculty of *Humanities and Social Sciences
•English 11 •Principles Math 11 •Science 11 •Social Studies 11 •English 12 •3 other approved academic grade 12 courses

Faculty of Sciences
•English 11 •Principles of math 11 •Chemistry 11 •Physics 11 •Social Studies 11 •English 12 •Principles of Math 12 •Two approved science 12 courses

Second Language Requirements
Language 11 is required for admission to UBC & SFU although SFU will accept Beginner Language 11
(UVic requires Language 11 for admission to Humanities)

Students who complete a language 12 in high school, will meet the first year language requirement for the undergraduate degree in arts at UBC

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
The SAT is intended for students applying for admission to college or university in the US
The SAT measures verbal reasoning and mathematical problem solving There are two tests: SAT for admission and the Subject test for placement. Contact the colleges you are thinking of attending to find out what tests to take
Register on line at www.collegeboard.com School Codes: Delview: 821077 Test Dates: There are several test dates throughout the year and test sites in Vancouver and Richmond

So, what if you don’t know…

www.careercruising.com
This website can help you to explore all the aspects of career search and post-secondary programs across Canada
Skills/interests inventory Career Search Education Search Job Description Career path Interviews of people currently in the job/profession

user: delview pass: capp

Ask questions…
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Talk to your teachers Talk to your counsellor Visit the Career Centre & talk to your Career Advisor Check First Class e-mail and school newsletters

TOUR UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGES
ASK QUESTIONS • Student orientation • Clubs, activities, athletic programs (social/recreational) • Credentials • Student successes • Field study, Student exchanges, co-op • Student support services

On-going questions
The 3 “R’s” Research, Reflect & Reality Develop your Graduation Transition plan
• • • • • • University College University transfer Trades Student exchanges/travel Work

What are your options?

School Work: • What are your current grades? • Do you need help at school, academically? • Appropriate Course selection • Balanced course load of provincials and electives • Guidance from parents balanced with your interests/abilities/values

Financial Plan - Research and understand the costs of postsecondary programs and training Use www.educationplanner.bc.ca Scholarships & Bursaries - Many opportunities to apply for awards not just based on academic work. Volunteering, clubs, sports - school & community participation Use www.bcawardsonline

What Do I do Now? CHECK FIRST CLASS FOR INFORMATION UPDATES!
DROP • • • INTO THE CAREER CENTRE! E-mail : ylivingston@deltasd.bc.ca Career exploration Current post-secondary information and application process • Financial information • Scholarships

Graduation Program

Required Courses:

(48 Credits)

• Language Arts 10, 11, and 12 • Social Studies 10 and either SS 11 or BC First Nations Studies 12 • Science 10, and a science 11 or 12 • A Math 10, and 11 or 12 • Physical Education 10 • Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11, or 12 • Planning 10

Graduation Program Continued…

Elective Courses (28 credits) • At least 7 courses in Grades 10 – 12 Graduation Transitions (4 credits) • Career and Life Transitions • Community Connections (30 hrs.) • Personal Health (150 min./wk) A total of 80 credits needed to graduate • A minimum 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level

Earning Credits
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Completing Courses Equivalency Challenge External Credits Post-Secondary Credits Independent Directed Studies

Academies

Delta offers academies in the following areas:
• • • • • • • Hockey (Burnsview and SDSS) Baseball (Sands) Golf (proposed – Seaquam) Equestrian (proposed - Burnsview) Boys’ soccer (Delview and NDSS) Girls’ soccer (proposed – Delview & SDSS) Girls’ softball (Seaquam)

Delview Fine Arts Program

Career Development Programs
Mr. Prideaux

Grade 11 Program
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English 11 or Communications 11 A Science A Math Social Studies 11 or BC First Nations 12 Four (4) electives

Grade 12 Program

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English 12 or Communications 12 Seven (7) electives

Courses to think about….

Optional Provincially Examinable Courses
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Biology 12 Chemistry 12 English Lit. 12 French 12 Geography 12 Geology 12 History 12 Physics 12 Math 12

To write or not to write…

Reasons to write:
• Scholarships from MOE • Good test writer

Reasons not to write:
• Minimal achievement • Poor test writer

Social Studies Department

Required:
• Social Studies 11 or BC First Nations Studies 12

Electives:
• • • • • Psychology 11 Geography 12 History 12 Comparative Civilizations 12 Law 12

Science Department
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Biology 11 – 12 Chemistry 11 – 12 Physics 11 – 12 Science & Technology 11 Geology 12 Earth Science 11

Math Department
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Principles of Math 11 Principles of Math 12 Essentials of Math 11 Calculus 12

English Department
Required: (One of…)  English 11 – 12  Communications 11 - 12 Electives:  English Literature 12  Creative Writing 12

Art Courses
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Art Foundations 11 & 12 Ceramics & Sculpture 11 & 12 Drawing & Painting 11 & 12 Media Arts General 11 & 12 Media Arts Graphic Design & Photography 11 & 12 Media Arts Multi-Media & Film 11 &12 *Yearbook Design 12 *Yearbook Production 11 *Animation 11 & 12

*after school

Business Education Courses

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Applied Digital Communications 11 Information and Communications Technology 11 & 12 Keyboarding 11 Marketing 11 & 12 Entrepreneurship 12 Accounting 11 & 12

Home Economics Courses

Foods & Nutrition 11 & 12 Textiles 11 & 12

Language Courses
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French 11 & 12 Spanish 11 Beginners Spanish 11 Spanish 12

Music Courses
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Senior Band 11 & 12 *Choir/Musical Theatre 11 & 12 Guitar 11 & 12 *Jazz Band 11 & 12

Physical Education Courses

Physical Education 11 & 12

• Physical Education 11 & 12 are co-ed

Technology Courses

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Aboriginal Studies – Creative Woodwork 11 & 12 Carpentry & Joinery 11 Cabinet Making 12 Electronics 11 & 12 Metal Fabrication & Machining 11 & 12 Art Metal & Jewelry 12 Drafting & Design 11 & 12

Theatre Courses

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Acting 11 & 12 *Theatre Production 11 & 12 *Directing & Scriptwriting 11 & 12 *Theatre Company 11 & 12

*after school

Support Programs
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Learning Strategies 11 & 12 ESL 11 & 12 Gifted Support Peer Tutoring 11 & 12 Library 11

TIME TO PICK COURSES
All registration will be done through “Parent Connect”. Follow the links from the Delview website: http://www.deltasd.bc.ca/dl

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