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    Postsecondary courses available to grade 12 students

    Louis Riel high school students have the opportunity to earn university and college credits in partnership with the University of Winnipeg, Université de Saint-Boniface, Red River College and the University of Manitoba while they are still in high school. These courses are free and are considered dual credits; they count towards the student’s credit count and university or college credit with our partner institutions.

    Postsecondary courses will:

    • Follow Canadian university or college curriculum.
    • Be taught by university or college accredited professors/instructors.
    • Be recognized by Canadian universities and colleges.


    When can students begin these courses?

    University or college course work can begin in Grade 11. Students must have completed 22 high school credits (maintaining a 70% academic average), completed at least one 40S credit or in consultation with/or at the school’s discretion.

    Is there a cost for the postsecondary courses?

    If you are taking a course at the Université de Saint-Boniface, your registration fee will be waived. If you choose to take a course outside of the Université de Saint-Boniface, a registration fee for the post-secondary institution (approximately $80) will be charged. Course enrolment is free (costs are covered by the Louis Riel School Division) and represents a significant cost reduction to a student’s post-secondary program.

    Can students withdraw from the course if they find it is not for them?

    University or college transcripts will not include courses from which students withdraw two weeks prior to the final exam.

    What courses will be offered?

    Courses offered by the division will be dependent on enrolment. Please contact your student services advisor if you require more information.

    At least one of these courses will be offered at Collège Jeanne-Sauvé:

    • Français 1007-1009
    • Calcul


    The following course will be offered at Dakota Collegiate Institute for the 2024-25 school year:

    • Calculus


    These above courses may only be taken with the prerequisite and the completion of the 40S course offered at the school.

    The following two programs are offered through Université de Saint-Boniface:

    •  Aide en soin de santé
    • Jeune enfance (online only)

    Université de Saint-Boniface – École technique et professionnelle (ÉTP)

    The École technique et professionnelle (ETP) at the Université de Saint- Boniface (USB) and the Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) are partnering to offer technical and professional courses to grade 11 and 12 students for the 2024/2025 school year in the fields of:

    • Aide en soins de santé
    • Éducation de la jeune enfance

    The objectives of the ÉTP (USB)-LRSD partnership:

    To offer the above-mentioned LRSD clientele secondary-level credits for completed technical and professional courses. These credits could then be transferable to the corresponding programs at USB’s ÉTP for up to 5 years after high school graduation. 

    Grade 12 students of the LRSD will receive the Aide en soins de santé certificate from the ETP only when they have received their high school diploma. As for courses in tourism management, early childhood education, multimedia communication/web mastering or any other program, the post- secondary level credit will be granted once the student has enrolled in the respective diploma program at the ÉTP.

    • To address the shortage in bilingual personnel in the above-mentioned fields and enhance the development of the francophone communities.
    • To create a partnership between the LRSD and USB in order to maximize resources from both institutions and avoid overlap in services.
    • To encourage the targeted clientele to pursue post-secondary education in French.

    Attendance policy of the ÉTP:

    The courses offered by the ÉTP to the LRSD clientele are at a post- secondary level and require regular attendance. Any absence exceeding 10% of classes within any one course will be reported to the principal of the student’s school.

    Aide en soins de santé (Health Care Aide)

    This program teaches you to meet the physical, emotional, and social needs of patients in their daily lives. The program includes theory courses (315 hours) and a clinical practicum (280 hours). All instruction is in French, in a state-of-the-art facility that mimics the hospital environment. This is unique in Canada! Examples of subjects studied during the courses: 

    • Daily care (mobility, dressing, feeding, personal hygiene, etc.)
    • Psychological support
    • Long-term care 
    • Workplace safety
    • Home care
    • Cultural diversity
    • Interpersonal relationships
    • Growth and development, including gerontology


    A maximum of four (4) secondary-level credits are granted to students who have successfully completed the program. Students who have successfully completed the program according to the criteria of ÉTP (a grade of B or more in every course) and who have obtained a high school diploma will receive the Certificat d’aide en soins de santé (Health Care Aide Certificate) from l’Université de Saint-Boniface.

    • Instruction:
      1. This course is offered in class, Monday thru Friday, from September to December, on campus at the Université de Saint-Boniface. Students must complete a practicum during the month of January.
    • Requirements: 
      1. Students are required to purchase a textbook before the commencement of the course.
      2. Students may have to complete certain checks or screenings to be accepted in the course.  
      3. Students are required to show proof that the required immunizations are up to date.
    • Other certificates are a bonus! At the end of this program, you will receive your Health Care Aide certificate, but also two other valuable certificates: a certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR Level C) and a certification in the provincial violence prevention program. 
    • Further study: You can return to Université de Saint-Boniface at any time to begin a two-year Practical Nursing degree or a four-year Bachelor of Nursing degree.

    Éducation de la jeune enfance (Early Childhood Education) 

    This course is an introduction to the key concepts for working with children in a childcare setting in Manitoba. It is recognized by the Province of Manitoba and leads to the Child Care Assistant (CCA) classification for individuals working in a licensed childcare centre. 

    • Instruction: Duration 45 hours of online classes over 10 weeks (4.5 hours of class per week). You complete the course on your own schedule. 
    • Program Overview: 
      1. The 10-week step-by-step educational experience is centered on five components: 
        • The various aspects of an early childhood education centre 
        • The concept of the child at the heart of the learning centre 
        • The child’s health and well-being 
        • The importance of healthy relationships with the child 
        • The value of play 
      2. The course includes a variety of interactive elements to provide you with a practical and realistic picture of a childcare setting (staff, health and safety procedures, daily routines and educational interventions). 
      3. This course provides self-assessment activities, formative activities, and summative activities to verify and validate what you have learned. 
      4. The course website features a weekly progress report for easy, detailed tracking of your learning. 
    • Employment opportunities: 

    By carefully completing the course and carrying out the assigned activities, you will gain independence and, upon passing the course, you will be able to work as a Child Care Assistant (CCA). 

    • Additional information: 

    This course is offered online six times per year. The dates are found on the registration form. A half-credit is offered to high school students for this course. 

    • Further studies: 

    This course may subsequently be credited within the Early Childhood Education diploma at École technique et professionnelle (ÉTP).

    LRSD Online courses

    Offered to grade 11 and grade 12 students only

    Why take an online course?

    Various circumstances can make online courses an appropriate option for some students. Please see your student services advisor if you have any of these requirements:

    • course conflict
    • full schedule
    • course not offered at their home school
    • school absence due to illness/surgery, elite athletics, etc.
    • the need to change or add a course once the term has started


    Am I a candidate for an online course?

    Taking a course online is challenging and requires students to be willing to commit the same amount of time as they typically would in a face-to-face classroom environment. Past experience indicates that to be successful, you should possess the following characteristics:

    • capable of an appropriate level of independent learning
    • excellent time management skills
    • a willingness to contribute to discussions and to share problems and opinions online


    On-line courses offered:

    • English Comprehensive Focus 30/40S
    • English Transactional Focus 40S
    • History 30F
    • Biology 30S/40S (semester 1)
    • Physical Education 30F/40F (French semester 1)
    • Physical Education 30F/40F (English all year)
    • Essential Mathematics 30S/40S
    • Applied Mathematics 30S/40S


    How does an online course work?

    Online courses through LRSD are taught by teachers at various schools in the Louis Riel School Division and are offered through Teams or Brightspace. Your LRSD teacher will provide a course outline, lessons and instruction, assignments, tests, and feedback through Teams/Brightspace, and your teacher is available to support you on Teams or over email should you have any questions or need support as you work on the course. Course materials are available at all times online, so students are able to work at a time that is convenient for them. Students will have a school contact teacher to facilitate communication and provide additional support.

    Louis Riel Arts & Technology Centre

    The Louis Riel Arts & Technology Centre is an extension of the Louis Riel School Division high schools for grade 11 & 12 students. Students who choose ATC as part of their high school studies take the majority of their grade 11 & 12 elective courses at ATC and their compulsory courses at their home school. Our students typically attend ATC for one semester in grade 11 for Part 1 of a program and then return for another semester in grade 12 to take Part 2 of their program. Talk to your counsellor about other possible patterns. Students register at their home school, allowing them to participate in school events and extra-curricular activities including sports, music, and student government. Hence, they still graduate high school with their classmates at their home school. In addition to their regular high school diploma and an ATC certificate, students may earn a Technology Education high school diploma. ATC students who hold evening or summer jobs may be eligible to obtain high school credits towards graduation and time credit towards apprenticeship training by applying for the High School Apprenticeship Program. Students are encouraged to bring and use their own electronic devices. While at ATC they are also encouraged to participate in intramural activities available during the lunch hour in our open gym and/or being part of our Student Leadership Council. See your guidance counsellor to include ATC courses as part of your grade 11 and 12 or post-secondary plans. 


    Academic Courses: To assist with scheduling, ATC students can enrol in an online academic course while at ATC. There are five class periods in a day at ATC and most programs require four periods except for the following programs: Building Trades and Esthetics. Academic courses are scheduled into the remaining period and include:

     • English Comprehensive Focus 30S/40S

     • English Transactional Focus 40S

     • History 30F • Biology 30S/40S (sem 1)

     • Essential Mathematics 30S/40S

     • Applied Mathematics 30S/40S

     • Physical Education 30F/40F (LRSD only 


    Applied Business Management: Designed for students with strong personal interest in business, finance, and entrepreneurship. This is a dual credit program where students can earn eight high school credits as well as six credit hours at the University of Winnipeg.

     • Skills – working with collaborative teams, and independently, strong communication skills, financial literacy, and an interest in business and marketing ventures

     • Features – theory, project based practical skills, working with clients, and an industry internship (4 weeks)

     • Part 1 – 4 credits

     •Part 2 – 4 credits

     • This program has a September and February intake

     • University Credits – can receive six credit hours for completion of Introduction to Business 1 (BUS-1201(3)), and Introductions to Business 2 (BUS-1201(3)) 

     Automotive Technology: The Automotive Technology program is for students interested in automotive repair and prepares students for employment or further education in the automotive industry.

     • Skills – diagnosis and repair related to basic service, MiG & gas welding, brakes, engine fundamentals & performance applications, fuel systems, chassis & drive train, and electronics

     • Features – theory, practical lab work, on-the-job training on customer vehicles in a well-equipped shop, industry internship (4 weeks)

     • Part 1 – 4 credits

     • Part 2 – 4 credits

     • This program has a February intake

     • Apprenticeship Manitoba – can receive credit for Level 1 in-school technical training for the trade of Automotive Service Technician 

     Baking & Pastry Arts: This program is designed for students with interest in pastry and baking and to prepare them for employment in the food services industry, retail and commercial bakeries, pastry shops, specialty shops, corporate and health care cafeterias, cruise ships and international resorts and hotels.

    Skills – sanitation and safety procedures, bakery 

    management, quick breads & cookies, yeast goods, 

    wedding & occasional cake production and decorating, 

    special pastries, chocolate, artistic show pieces

    • Features – theory, on-the-job training in well-equipped 

    bakery, industry internship (2 weeks in both part 1 & 2)

    • Part 1 – 4 credits

    Part 2 – 4 credits

    • This program has a September and February intake


    Broadcast Media: Broadcast Media consists of the production and transmission of audio or video programming for a variety of media, including radio, television, and the internet. 

    • Skills – video, film, and audio production, multi-camera production, content editing, lighting, storyboarding, script writing, news reporting, sporting event video production

     • Features – state-of-the-art industry-quality equipment, hands on experience with the school’s online TV station – LRSD TV, industry internship (4 weeks)

     • Part 1 – 4 credits

     Part 2 – 4 credits

     • This program has a February intake 


    Building Trades: Designed to provide students (minimum 16 years old) with valuable on-the-job experience in one or more building construction trade(s) that may include; carpentry, concrete, bricklaying, framing, heating, plumbing, painting and cabinet-making in preparation for employment, apprenticeship or further education.

     • Skills – theory and demonstrations focus on all aspects of residential construction including blueprints, concrete, framing, exterior coverings & roofing, interior millwork & finishing, cabinets & finish coatings, electrical, heating & air-conditioning and renovations. On-the-job skills training will vary depending on the trade chosen for industry work practicum.

     • Features – theory & demonstrations (Mondays at ATC) and industry work practicum (Tuesday – Friday on job sites). Students are required to travel to job sites and may work in adverse conditions.

     • Part 1 – 4 credits

     • Part 2 – 4 credits

     • This program has a September and February intake 


    Culinary Arts: The Culinary Arts program offers instruction that includes a blend of practical, theory, catering, and onthe-job training. The program will prepare students for employment locally, nationally, or internationally or for further education in the food services industry.

     • Skills – preparation of fruits & vegetables, stocks, soups & sauces, meats, poultry, fish & seafood, baking & pastry, nutrition, Garde manger, management, purchasing, costing, catering, and entrepreneurship

     • Features – theory, on-the-job training in well-equipped commercial kitchen, on-site and off-site catering, industry internship (4 weeks)

     • Part 1 – 4 credits

     • Part 2 – 4 credits

     • This program has a September and February intake

     • Manitoba Apprenticeship – may receive credit for Level 1 in-school technical training for the trade of Cook 


    Early Childhood Educator: Designed for students with strong personal interest in early childhood education and to prepare students for employment in early learning centres. The program provides the opportunity to explore all aspects of the profession and prepare for further post-secondary education leading to the Early Childhood Educator II (ECE II) designation.

     • Skills – development of self-regulation through guided practice, planning play-based experiences and interacting with children through play, building caring relationships with children, cultural diversity and family dynamics, human development, child and caregiver wellness professional development

     • Features – comprehensive child development theory delivered in a teacher-led classroom environment, weekly work practicum in a childcare facility

     • Part 1 – 5 credits

     • Part 2 – 5 credits

     • This program has a February intake 

    Electrical Trades: This program provides a strong foundation in residential and commercial wiring and variety of electrical installations. Upon completion students will be prepared to continue with apprenticeship or continue with postsecondary education.

     • Skills – principles of electricity including relevant mathematics and physics, Canadian Electrical Code, AC/DC Circuits, residential and industrial wiring, conduit bending, armoured cable applications, blueprint reading, installation of complete systems

     • Features – theory in a teacher-led classroom environment, hands-on practical work in a lab facility

     • Part 1 – 4 credits

     Part 2 – 4 credits • This program has a February intake

     • Apprenticeship Manitoba – graduates can receive credit for Level 1 in-school technical training for the trade of Construction Electrician, Industrial Electrician, and Power Electrician 

    Esthetics: This program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for all aspects of Esthetics that include manicures, pedicures, hand and facial treatments.

     • Skills – manicures, pedicures, nail extensions, nail art & nail treatments, skin treatments, make-up application and hair removal

     • Features – theory, practice on mannequins, on-the-job training on clients in a well-equipped salon facility, skills competitions

     • Part 1 – 5 credits

     • Part 2 – 6 credits

     • This program has a February intake

     • Apprenticeship Manitoba – Students who successfully complete Parts 1 & 2 and pass the practical exam administered by Apprenticeship Manitoba will be eligible to enter a two-year apprenticeship, which will lead to journeyperson status as an Esthetician.  

    Hairstyling: This program is designed for students with strong personal interest in hairstyling and to prepare students for employment as a hairstylist for both men and women.

     • Skills – safety & sanitation, hair analysis, shampooing & hair cutting, waving & straightening, lightening, conditioning, hairstyling, hair coloring, beauty treatments on face and neck, wig & hairpiece service, trimming beards & mustaches, makeup, manicures on natural nails and salon management

     • Features – theory, practice on mannequins, on-the-job training on clients in a well-equipped salon facility, industry internship (1 week), hairstyling competitions

     • Part 1 – 4 credits

     • Part 2 – 4 credits

     • Part 3 – 4 credits

     • This program has a September and February intake

     • Apprenticeship Manitoba – successful students will be eligible to enter a two-year apprenticeship in a salon, which will lead to red seal journeyman status as a Hairstylist. Students may be eligible to begin a paid apprenticeship while enrolled in the progra 


    Information Systems: Designed for students with strong personal interest in computer repair and networking and to prepare students for employment in the installation and maintenance of computer hardware, software, and network infrastructure. ATC is part of the Cisco Academy Program.

     • Skills – software, hardware and networking fundamentals and troubleshooting, security and forensic techniques, network gaming and optimization, router programming, home and small business networking solutions.

     • Features – theory, on-the-job training on clients’ computers, industry internship (4 weeks)

     • Part 1 – 4 credits

     • Part 2 – 4 credits • This program has a February intake

     • External Industry Certification – students completing Part 1 can write the CompTIA A+ Computer Repair Technician exam. In Part 2, students may also choose to write the CompTIA Net+ Network Technician exam. Students may also be eligible to write the Cisco CCENT Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician exam (extra fees apply) 


    New Media Design: This program will expose students to different aspects of the New Media Industry through participation in the workflow of designing and developing an online presence. This program provides a solid foundation for students considering a career in website development, computer programming, digital media design, game design and development or other information technology fields whether through direct employment, self-employment or further study at university or Red River College.

     • Skills – HTML, CSS, Java Script, PHP, website creation and maintenance using Dreamweaver, web layouts and graphics using Photoshop and Animate, Unity & Action Script, database concepts, business concepts including SEO and social media, and project management.

     • Features – web project for a business client (4 months), online portfolio development

     • Part 1 – 4 credits

     • Part 2 – 4 credits

     • This program has a February intake 


    Plumbing Trades: Designed for students with strong personal interest in the piping and plumbing industry and to prepare students for employment, apprenticeship, or further post-secondary education.

     • Skills – workplace safety, tool use and maintenance, piping material storage and assembly, construction code education and application, piping installation, venting system installation, water distribution installation, fixture installations, plumbing system installations

     • Features – State-of-the-art learning facility and lab, industry internship (4 weeks)

     • Part 1 – 4 credits

     • Part 2 – 4 credits

     • This program has a February intake

     • Apprenticeship Manitoba – can receive credit for Level 1 in-school technical training for the trade of Plumber 


    High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) available in LRSD High Schools

    High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) Available in LRSD High Schools HSAP allows Louis Riel School Division students, while attending their home high school or ATC, to earn up to eight grade 12 credits and up to 880 hours of on-the-job training towards continued apprenticeship training after graduation. Depending on school timetable, students may be able to do paid work during the day, evening, or weekend. Summer work can count too. Students must work a minimum of 110 hours towards apprenticeship in any of the designated trades and obtain a grade of 70% or higher on their evaluation to be eligible to receive one credit. ATC students who register for HSAP can combine their on-the-job hours earned in an ATC program with hours earned through HSAP for a significant start on apprenticeship.

     • Skills – on-the-job skills in over 40 trades consistent with Apprenticeship Manitoba guidelines for training

     • Features – a way to make your part-time job count and earn grade 12 credits towards graduation, allows you to begin apprenticeship while in school, you get paid to learn

     • Prerequisites – high school students must have a complete Grade 10; students must be at least 16 years old

     • Student’s Responsibilities – to enter the HSAP program the student:

    1.   finds an employer willing and able to train an apprentice
    2.   contacts the LRSD apprenticeship teacher
    3.   works with school to ensure an appropriate timetable is possible

     Once accepted into the HSAP program, the student:

    1.   arranges travel to and from work
    2.   maintains all in-school studies and a 70% mark in on-the-job training
    3.   informs the employer of any absences • reports regularly all hours worked to the LRSD apprenticeship teacher

     • How to Register – students may see Mr. Darry Stevens, Louis Riel School Division HSAP Teacher, at their home school or contact him by phone at 204-792-4816. More information about HSAP is available online at 


    Qualifying trades:


     • Electric Motor System Technician

     • Industrial Electrician

     • Industrial Instrument Mechanic

     • Machinist • CNC Machinist

     • Power Electrician

     • Rig Technician

     • Tool and Die Maker

     • Water and Wastewater Technician • Welder 


     • Agricultural Equipment Technician

     • Aircraft Maintenance Journeyperson

     • Automotive Painter

     • Automotive Service Technician

     • Diesel Engine Mechanic

     • Gas Turbine and Overhaul Technician

     • Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic

     • Marine & Outdoor Power Equipment Technician

     • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer

     • Railway Car Technician

     • Recreational Vehicle Service Technician

     • Transport Trailer Technician

     • Truck & Transport Mechanic 


     • Cook

     • Electrologist

     • Esthetician

     • Hairstylist

     • Parts Person

     • Pork Production Technician


    • Boilermaker

     • Bricklaye

     • Cabinetmaker

     • Carpenter

     • Concrete Finisher

     • Construction Craft Worker (Labourer)

     • Construction Electrician

     • Crane & Hoist Equipment Operator

     • Glazier

     • Industrial Mechanic (millwright)

     • Mobile Crane Operator

     • Boom Truck Hoist Operator

     • Tower Crane Operator

     • Power Generation and Transmission Boom Truck Hoist Operator

     • Gasfitter

     • Domestic Gasfitter

     • Floor Covering Installer

     • Insulator (Heat & Frost)

     • Ironworker

     • Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic)

     • Landscape Horticulturalist

     • Painter & Decorator

     • Plumber

     • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic

     • Rig Technician

     • Roofer

     • Sheet Metal Worker

     • Sloped Roofer

     • Sprinkler System Installer

     • Steamfitter-Pipefitter  

    Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)

    *The following information has been adapted from the MITT website* 

    MITT High School is an excellent choice for students looking to complete their high school diploma and at the same time get a head start developing knowledge and skills for entry into high-demand trade or technical careers.

    For more than 30 years, MITT has offered students in grade 11 and 12, studying in partner school divisions, the opportunity to study in one of their post-secondary technical training programs. Students earn high school credits, a post-secondary certificate, and learn valuable skills for life! Louis Riel School Division is a proud member of this partnership.


    • Explore new careers/hobbies
    • Fast-track to a new career
    • Receive Apprenticeship Manitoba accredited training
    • Learn valuable life skills
    • Meet new friends


    Students studying in Louis Riel School Division can study in the high school partnership program, tuition free.


    Students spend a half-day completing academic subjects at Collège Jeanne-Sauvé, and the balance of their day in a technical training program at MITT. Upon successful completion, they will receive high school credits, earn a MITT post-secondary certificate, and may be eligible to receive Apprenticeship Manitoba Accreditation for a skilled trade.


    Apprenticeship is the pathway to becoming a Red Seal Certified Skilled Tradesperson. Students studying in the High School Partnership Program may also receive Level-1 apprenticeship accreditation for a skilled trade. To achieve apprenticeship accreditation, students must complete the high school partnership program with an accumulative average of 70% or better in their program. For more information on apprenticeship, please visit:


    Seats and transportation are limited. Students are highly encouraged to contact their Student Services teacher (preferably in grade 10), to confirm seat availability and registration details.


    Below are the options for the 2024/25 MITT High School technical programs:

    Automotive Technology

    The Automotive Technology (High School) program provides students with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to enter into the motor vehicle repair industry. Students will learn theory and its practical application while working on automobiles in a shop setting, by performing selected repairs, and by applying basic diagnostic and troubleshooting techniques.

    Culinary Arts

    The MITT Culinary Arts and Design program provides students with the practical skills and knowledge to succeed in an exciting career in the culinary industry. As an accredited apprenticeship program, this program offers hands-on experience in all facets of food preparation and production including basic food service, baking, meat and poultry preparation, banquet and buffet service, inventory control, and menu planning. This career path is ideal for individuals who are creative, love teamwork, have physical stamina and an ability to thrive under pressure, and are passionate about food.

    Students completing the Culinary Arts and Design program are recognized by Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade, Apprenticeship Branch as having achieved Level 1 Cook Apprenticeship status.

    Electrical Trades Technology

    MITT’s Electrical Applications program will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills they’ll need to install, operate, troubleshoot, service and repair electrical equipment in their career in residential, commercial and industrial settings. The program connects students with studies of motors, generators, transformers, electrical systems, and a wide variety of control equipment.


    Students use their creativity in the growing Hairstyling industry. Lifelong learning is a necessary requirement to keep up with the latest trends and is a major part of this career.

    The MITT hairstyling program provides the competitive edge to succeed. Studying in their full-service salon, students will have the opportunity to practice and perform all types of classic styling techniques, as well as barbering and advanced haircutting techniques, colour or chemical texture services. The hairstyling program is accredited by Apprenticeship Manitoba and is designed in consultation with industry to ensure the curriculum meets employer’s needs.

    Welding Technology

    The Industrial Welding program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and build products by cutting and joining materials using ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

    Students will gain welding knowledge and skills through the Industrial Welding program with hands-on experience designing and fabricating projects by cutting and joining materials using ferrous and non-ferrous materials. The current welding and fabrication equipment used simulates an industrial shop environment, preparing them for apprenticeship. And it’s flexible - MITT offers this as a daytime or evening program.

    This accredited program consists of 9 core credits, providing theory and practical applications and is associated with the Canadian Welding Association, Canadian Welding Bureau and the Department of Labor. The evaluation is done through written tests in welding, power tools, blueprint reading, and math with practical evaluations conducted using Canadian Welding Bureau and Department of Labor procedures and standards.

    Students should possess good manual dexterity, a mechanical aptitude and the ability to problem solve.


    Cadet Service 

    Cadets in Manitoba may receive two (2) additional credits for actively taking part in the Cadet Program:

    • Basic Program - Sea Cadets, Cadet, Army Cadets, and Air Cadets
    • Advanced Program - Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, and Air Cadets

    These two credits will be recognized as additional credits beyond the minimum 30 credits required for high school graduation.

    Private Music Option 

    The Private Music Option, in which credit is offered for studies under private teachers, may be offered for credits in Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12. A maximum of four (4) credits may be obtained in the Private Music Option. Students desiring to take the Private Music Option as an elective should make the necessary arrangements with a Student Services Advisor who can provide the necessary guidelines and requirements for this option. Full information concerning School of Music programs may be obtained from their respective universities. Further Western Board requirements can be received from the Western Board Office at the School of Music, University of Manitoba or the Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth, Program Development Branch.

    Private Ballet Option 

    The Department of Education allows high schools to grant a maximum of three credits for ballet at the senior dance levels (professional division), one credit for each of levels 3, 4, and 5. High schools will also be allowed to assign further student-initiated course credits for the work done in the Ballet School's dance program to a maximum of three credits. These credits must be taken at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.

    Special Language Credit 

    The Special Language Credit Option has been available to Manitoba students for a number of years. Credits for language competency can be granted for a language that is curriculum based or not. French or Spanish may not be used as a special credit. Examinations occur in November and/or in March. Students who wish to take a language exam should make arrangements with a Student Services teacher. All credits obtained as a Non-School Based Credit will appear on the final transcript.

    Community Service Student Initiated Project 

    The Community Service Student Initiated Project (SIP) enables those students who contribute to their community by volunteering for approved causes or organizations. Students have the opportunity to obtain credit for a private activity in a pre-approved placement for which they may receive either 0.5 credit (55 hours minimum) or 1.0 credit (110 hours minimum). The school and organization will monitor performance collaboratively and students who successfully complete the placement requirements will be awarded a “P” (pass).

    Please Note: Community Service Student Initiated Projects (SIP) are valuable assets when applying for awards, bursaries and / or scholarships.

    Cultural Exploration Student Initiated Project

    The cultural Exploration Student Initiated Project (Cultural Exploration SIP) enables students to obtain credit while enhancing their knowledge of their own cultural origins or of a cultural group that interests them. This private pre-approved activity for which they receive either 0.5 credit (55 hours minimum) or 1.0 credit (110 hours minimum) is an opportunity for students to increase their self-esteem and maturity, strengthen cultural identity and/or provide greater intercultural understanding and an appreciation of cultural diversity. A registration form must be completed, and written documentation of the activity must be handed in upon completion of the project. Students who successfully complete the project requirements will be awarded a “P” (pass).