Welcome to Off-CAMPUS EDUCATIon

Off-Campus education describes the various programs which allow students to participate in work activities while attending school. These programs involve the school, the student and the employer in a co-operative educational effort to enhance, support and extend the student’s learning experiences.

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Work Experience Program

Work Experience is an off-campus course where students can earn credits and marks. Qualifying students are supervised by our Work Experience Coordinator throughout the program while receiving training, guidance and evaluation from an employer.

Benefits of Work Experience

• students can enter the program at any time of year in any grade, including summer school
• both volunteer work hours and part-time employment count, which means that students can earn credits outside of regular school hours
• students can earn up to 30 credits through Work Experience, and use up to 15 of those credits towards high school graduation requirements
• employers recognize the value of the Work Experience program
• marks from Work Experience can be used to apply for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship


Registered Apprenticeship Program 

The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) provides students opportunities to explore a trade and begin post-secondary apprenticeship training–all while completing a high school diploma!


RAP allows students to:
• work as an apprentice to earn credits toward a high school diploma (5 credits for every 125 hours of work, to a maximum of 40 credits or 1,000 hours)
• accumulate hours toward a ticket in one of Alberta’s more than 50 designated trades
• transition into a full-time apprenticeship program upon graduation
• complete health and safety training


Most frequent questions and answers

Students can start in grade 10, 11 or 12

Studetns must be getting paid if participating in RAP (at least minimum wage).

Trades Secrets Alberta lists all 50 + registered trades in Alberta.

The coordinator will give yo ideas about where to apply or volunteer and hlep wilth preparation.. You will still have to go through the application and interview process Available jobs will be posted n schoolzone.

Yes but be sure to register before the end of June if you want to earn credits for summer hours.

Yes you will receive a course mark. It is accepted for the Rutherford schoarship and as an entrance mark for the University of Calgary and Concordia University.

Off-campus education

For any inquiries please email

Work Experience: michelle.barin@epsb.ca

RAP: chris.gifford@epsb.ca

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