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 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 write a language exam should make arrangements with a Student Services Advisor. 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 make a contribution 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 .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).
Community Service Student Initiated Projects (SIP) are valuable assets when applying for awards, bursaries and / or scholarships.
École technique et professionnelle:
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 2014/2015 school year.
The objectives of the ETP (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 ETP 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 ETP.
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 ETP:
The courses offered by the ETP 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)
The program includes theory courses and a clinical practicum. 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 ETP (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.
The theory courses are taught on campus at the Université de Saint-Boniface two evenings per week, Tuesday and Thursday, from 5 to 9 p.m., starting in September. Practical courses and practicums will also be offered at USB on weekends. It is therefore possible for students to finish the entire program by June 2015.
Éducation de la jeune enfance (Early Childhood Education)
Course: Le jeu de l’enfant
1 secondary-level credit
3 credits towards the Diplôme en éducation de la jeune enfance granted by USB’s ETP
The student who successfully completes this course and who is 18 years old or older can apply for a position as a Daycare Assistant.
This course is offered in-class (synchronously) every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (from September to December) on campus at the Université de Saint-Boniface.
Gestion du tourisme (Tourism Management)
Course: Introduction à l’industrie du tourisme
1 secondary-level credit
3 credits towards the Diplôme en gestion du tourisme granted by USB’s ETP
This course is offered online (asynchronously) in the first semester.
Communication multimédia / Webmestre (Multimedia Communication/Webmastering)
Course: Animation pour Internet I (Flash)
1 secondary-level credit
3 credits towards the Diplôme en Communication multimédia or the Webmestre Certificate granted by the USB’s ETP
This course is offered online (asynchronously) in the second semester.
Louis Riel Arts & Technology Centre
The 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. Students typically attend ATC for one semester in grade 11 for Part 1 of a program and then may return for another semester, in grade 12, to take Part 2 of their program. Talk to your counsellor about other possible patterns.
To assist with scheduling, ATC students can enroll in an online academic course while at ATC. There are five class periods in a day at ATC and most programs require four periods with the exception of the following programs: Building Trades, Hairstyling, and Part 2 of Esthetics. Academic courses are scheduled into the remaining period and include:
English Comprehensive Focus 30S/40S
English Transactional Focus 40S
Essential Mathematics 30S/40S
Applied Mathematics 30S/40S
Calculus 42S & World History 42S (AP)
Physical Education 30F/40F
Designed for students with strong personal interest in Microsoft Office applications and office practices and to prepare students for employment in clerical and administrative assistant positions.
Skills – accounting, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, multimedia presentations, management fundamentals and office procedures & protocols
Designed for students with strong personal interest in automotive technology and to prepare 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
Baking & Pastry Arts
Designed for students with strong personal interest in pastry and baking and to prepare students for employment in the food services industry, retail and commercial bakeries and in 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
Designed to provide students (minimum 16 years old) with valuable on-the-job experience in one or more building construction trade(s) of personal interest such as 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.
This program is designed for students with strong personal interest in culinary arts and to 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
Early Childhood Educator
Designed for students with strong personal interest in early childhood education and to prepare students for employment in child care centres. This program provides a strong foundation and a head start for students considering further post-secondary education leading to 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, providing nurturing care, cultural diversity and family dynamics, human development, infancy & toddlerhood, and communication.
Designed for students with strong interest in electrical trades. A pre-employment program for individuals who have good mathematical capabilities and are seeking apprenticeship opportunities in electrical trades or considering a career in electrical engineering.
Skills – principles of electronics 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.
Designed for students with strong personal interest in nail and skin care and to prepare students for employment as estheticians or nail technicians in a salon or spa.
Skills – manicures, pedicures, nail extensions, nail art & nail treatments, skin treatments, make-up application and hair removal
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, permanents, bleaching, conditioning, hairstyling, hair coloring, beauty treatments on face and neck, wig & hairpiece service, trimming beards & mustaches, makeup, eyebrow & eyelash treatments, manicures on natural nails and salon management
Information Systems Architect
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
New Media Design
This course will expose students to different aspects of the New Media Industry through participation in the work flow 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 Fireworks, Flash Games & Action Script, database concepts, business concepts including SEO and Social Media, project management
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)
The Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) offers the latest innovations in applied, hands-on-learning, with caring instruction in a modern, well equipped facility. Specializing in the fields of Health Care, Human Services, Information and Business Technology as well as Skilled Trades and Technology, high school students can achieve an accredited College certificate while continuing to earn credits towards high school graduation.
For application process and entrance requirement information students must see their home high school counsellor as seating can be limited.
Medical Administrative Assistant
The Medical Administrative Assistant program offers students a unique blend of medical, business and computer courses. Graduates possess confidence and skill in, medical documentation, medical terminology, billing, scheduling, business skills, computer applications and medical software, preparing them to meet the demands of our current and emerging health care system.
The Medical Administrative Assistant program has recently completed an accreditation agreement with the Health Information Management Program (HIM) at Red River College. An accreditation agreement allows for transfer of certain courses in the MAA program to the HIM.
The Pharmacy Technician
program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist the pharmacist in the preparation and distribution of medications.
This program is accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) and was granted Provisional Accreditation status.
The Rehabilitation Assistant program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a safe and competent standard of rehabilitation care to clients and their families, under the supervision of a Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist and/or Physical Therapist.
Three of the courses are delivered by Red River College (RRC) in partnership with Winnipeg Technical College. Graduating students receive a joint Winnipeg Technical College and Red River College certificate.
Culinary Arts & Design
The Culinary Arts & Design program provides students with the practical skills and knowledge required to enter the food service industry. The program is Level 1 apprenticeship accredited and allows experienced food production personnel to enhance existing skills.
The Culinary Arts & Design 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. The program is set up to mirror industry and emphasizes speed, team work, quality and service. The program requires stamina and an ability to work under pressure.
The Hairstyling program provides students with the study and practice of all aspects of hair services for men and women. Students also receive basic manicure training on natural nails and basic beauty treatments such as makeup product and application and eyebrow arching and waxing.
This accredited program follows Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade, Apprenticeship Branch guidelines.
WTC operates SalonTech, a full service hair salon that is available to the public. Services are provided by the Hairstyling students under the supervision of qualified instructors.
Hotel & Hospitality Services
The Hotel and Hospitality Services program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the hotel and hospitality industry in Canada. The students will receive emerit training which was developed and tested by tourism sector employees, employers and educators from across Canada and that is based on industry-defined occupational standards that are internationally recognized. The program encompasses a wide range of occupations in the tourism sector involving front desk, housekeeping, food and beverage service and line cook duties. Students also receive management training related to the industry.
This program focuses on both theoretical knowledge and practical occupation-specific skills. The program has on-the-job Work Practicum placements.
Information & Business Technology:
Business Administrative Assistant
The Business Administrative Assistant program is a ten-month program designed to prepare student for employment in both large corporations and small independent businesses. In this program, students will develop their skills in computer applications using Microsoft Office Suite. They will also learn administrative procedures, manual and computerized accounting and gain practical experience in a six week Work Practicum.
Microcomputer Systems Technician
The Microcomputer Systems Technician program provides detailed hardware and software training to students with little or no computer background. It is designed to prepare students for an entry level position as a computer technician or a computer support professional providing desktop or call centre support.
Students receive detailed coverage of PC hardware technology that progresses through installing and configuring operating systems, troubleshooting, and maintenance.
Students configure and administer networks and connect these networks to an Internet Service Provider using a SOHO, small office/home office model. This model incorporates NAT, DHCP, firewalls and network and wireless security using SOHO switch/routers.
Network Systems Administration
Students completing the Network Systems Administration program will be prepared for entry-level positions in an enterprise networking environment. The Network Systems Administration program contains Microsoft MCITP, Cisco CCNA and Linus/Unix exam preparation. Students are concurrently enrolled in the Microsoft and Cisco Academies. These credits are recognized internationally and can be used as prerequisites for further Microsoft and Cisco training such as the Cisco CCNP designation.
The Production Art program offers students exposure to the print media industry, from concept and computer art, to a complete printed product. This program is for students who are creative and/or mechanically inclined. After completing the first 4 core credits, students will choose to focus the remainder of their training in either the Design or Print option of the program. They will then complete either 5 Design credits or 5 Print credits, and 1 Work Practicum credit.
This specialization of instruction allows each student’s individual aptitudes and interest to be more closely matched when the Work Practicum is arranged and maximizes his/her potential for employment.
Skilled Trades & Technology:
The Auto Mechanics program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter into the motor vehicle repair industry. Students will learn the theory of auto repair as well as performing selected repairs. Students will have an opportunity to receive training on our new state-of-the-art Hunter DSP 600 laser targeted alignment machine. This program is accredited by Apprenticeship Manitoba in Level 1.
The Carpentry program provides students with the knowledge and skills to gain employment in an entry-level position within the construction industry including commercial, residential, and renovations.
This program covers all subject areas in the Level 1 Carpentry Apprenticeship program as well as additional topics found in higher levels of the Apprenticeship training program that will enhance carpentry skills.
The Electrical Applications program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, operate, troubleshoot, service, and repair electrical equipment in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. The program includes studies of motors, generators, transformers, electrical systems, and a wide variety of control equipment.
This program is accredited by Apprenticeship Manitoba in Level 1 and Level 2.
The Industrial Electronics program provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills applicable to electronic and electrical components, and the devices and circuits used in industrial settings. These skills are acquired through a variety of theory and lab exercises, and through related projects including the construction of a power supply using electronic test equipment, fabrication equipment, and soldering.
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 design and fabricate projects using current welding and fabrication equipment which simulates an industrial shop environment.
This program consists of theory and practical applications which prepare students for apprenticeship. Students are evaluated through written tests in welding, power tools, blueprint reading, and math. Practical evaluations are conducted using Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) and Department of Labor procedures and standards. Student should have good manual dexterity, possess a mechanical aptitude, and the ability to problem solve.
The Industrial Welding program is accredited by Apprenticeship Manitoba in Level 1. It is also associated with the Canadian Welding Association, the Canadian Welding Bureau, and the Department of Labor.
The Industrial Mechanic/Millwright program offers training in two segments of industry: millwright and machining. The program involves the repair, maintenance, and installation of machinery and industrial equipment found in today’s modern industry.
The machine shop area involves operation of cut-off saws, drill presses, lathes, and milling machines in the manufacturing of machine parts. These operations involve blueprint reading and the use of precision measuring and layout instruments.
This program is accredited by Apprenticeship Manitoba.
The Motosport Technician program provides students with the knowledge to develop skills in tool and equipment operation required to maintain, repair or rebuild motorcycles, snowmobiles, marine equipment, and all-terrain vehicles. Students will build a foundation on vehicle systems including tune-up and diagnostics and learn about advanced technologies such as fuel injection and antilock brake systems.
This program is accredited by Apprenticeship Manitoba Level 1 for Marine and Power Equipment.
The Technical Drafting program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to translate ideas, sketches and specifications into accurate working drawings using both manual and computer-assisted drafting techniques. The course content includes credits in architectural, mechanical, and civil drafting. This program contains 10 credits, of which 6 core subjects are required. After completing the core credits, students will choose to focus the remainder of their training on either architectural, mechanical, or civil drafting.
High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) At 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 gain entry into the HSAP program the student:
finds an employer willing and able to train an apprentice
contacts the LRSD apprenticeship teacher
works with school to ensure an appropriate timetable is possible.
Once accepted into the HSAP program, the student:
arranges travel to and from work
maintains all in-school studies and a 70% mark in on-the-job training
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
Electric Motor System Technician
Industrial Instrument Mechanic
Tool and Die Maker
Water & Wastewater Technician
Construction Craft Worker
Crane & Hoist Equip. Operator
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
Mobile Crane Operator
Boom Truck Hoist Operator
Tower Crane Operator
Insulator (Heat & Frost)
Interior Systems Mech. (Lather)
Painter & Decorator
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic
Construction - cont'd
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Sloped Roofer
- Sprinkler System Installer
- Power Generation & Trans Boom
Truck Hoist Operator
- Agricultural Equipment Tech
- Aircraft Maintenance
- Automotive Painter
- Automotive Service Technician
- Diesel Engine Mechanic
- Gas Turbine Repair & Overhaul
- Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic
- Marine & Outdoor Power
- Motor Vehicle Body Repairer
(Metal & Paint)
- Railway Car Technician
- Recreation Vehicle Service
- Transport Trailer Technician
- Truck & Transport Mechanic
- Pork Production Technician