Career and Technology Studies

Curriculum Information and Documents 

Career and Technology Studies (CTS) is a program designed to provide students with a variety of career-related course choices. Alberta Education states that the CTS program offers opportunities for students to develop skills that can be applied in their daily lives, now and in the future, refine career-planning skills, develop technology-related skills, enhance employability skills, apply and reinforce learnings developed in other subject areas and prepare for transition into adult roles in the family, community, workplace and/or further education.

Features of the revised CTS program include organizing courses by levels and not grades (introductory, intermediate and advanced), creating multiple entry points (so not all intermediate and advanced level courses have prerequisites), and a competency-based curriculum.

The CTS program is now organized around five clusters and more than 1,000 one-credit courses in 28 occupational areas. A cluster is a group of CTS courses that represent occupations with broad industry commonalities. Clusters in CTS are aligned with the National Occupational Classification (NOC) and function as an organizing tool for the CTS program. The Northwest Territories utilizes the curriculum generated by the Government of Alberta. To access these documents, please click the link below.