Off-Campus Education

Parkland School Division's Off-Campus Education programs are tailored for high school students interested in exploring their career options and developing the skills they will need to work in their chosen field while still earning credits towards a diploma.

Students have multiple off-campus options to choose from depending on their interests: mastering a trade, working in agriculture, getting a head start in a post-secondary program, and more.

Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) enables students to divide their time between high school and an approved work site, where they may earn up to 40 credits mastering one of over 50 designated trades, including:

  • Automotives
  • Carpentry
  • Cooking
  • Electrical Work
  • Hairstyling
  • Ironwork
  • Landscaping
  • Locksmithing
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Welding
  • And More

Prior to registering for RAP, students must complete and earn credits in the following prerequisites:

  • Career and Life Management (CALM)
  • Physical Education 10
  • HCS3000: Workplace Safety Systems

Students must also ensure that their high school schedule includes all the courses necessary to transition successfully to a post-secondary program associated with their trade.

Useful Links

  • My Trade Secrets - This Government of Alberta site provides detailed information on the three levels of trades practiced in Alberta and the post-secondary courses recommended for those interested in practicing them.
  • CAREERS: The Next Generation - CAREERS partners with schools and employers to offer Alberta students internships and apprenticeships, enabling them to gain work experience, receive a wage, earn high school credits and make connections with future employers.

Green Certificate

The Green Certificate Program provides students with the opportunity to engage in structured agriculture-related learning on a job site as part of their high school program, earning up to 16 credits and a credential that allows them to pursue a career in agribusiness. 

Students work under the direction of experienced farm personnel as they complete learning modules, including three testing sessions delivered in and around the Edmonton area. 

Green Certificate students may specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Beekeeping
  • Cow-Calf Beef Production
  • Dairy Production
  • Equine Production
  • Feedlot Beef Production
  • Field Crop Production
  • Greenhouse Production
  • Irrigated Field Crop Production
  • Poultry Production
  • Sheep Production
  • Swine Production

Prior to registering for the Green Certificate Program, students must:

  • Be at least 15 years of age and in Grade 10 or higher
  • Complete the AGR3000: Agriculture Safety prerequisite course
  • Have the approval of a grade coordinator or administrator

Useful Links

  • Green Certificate Program - This Government of Alberta site provides detailed information on the Green Certificate Program and the learning involved in each training program.

Dual Credit Program

Through courses designed to offer both secondary and post-secondary accreditation, the Dual Credit Program allows students to earn college credits while still in high school. Parkland School Division has partnered with multiple post-secondary institutions in Alberta to provide opportunities to students in a variety of career areas. Select students may also qualify for dual credit scholarships.

Useful Links

More Information

If you are interested in registering for an Off-Campus Program, or would like to learn more about RAP, Green Certificate or Dual Credit, please contact Parkland School Division's Vocational Education Coordinator.

Mike Partington
Vocational Education Coordinator
Phone: 780-966-2209