Waterloo-Oxford offers two Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM): Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and Agriculture. Grade 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to explore a specific community, or economic/or industrial sector in preparation for post-secondary destinations in one of the four pathways: Apprenticeship, College, University or Workplace.
The five components of SHSM include:
- specified, bundled credits
- sector-recognized certifications
- sector-partnered contextualized experience
- experiential learning and career exploration activities
- “Reach Ahead” experiences
Successful students earn a SHSM receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma embossed with a red seal, a SHSM report card and SHSM completion recorded on their transcript.
The following links include a list of the required courses for each SHSM:
For more details about the Specialist High Skills Major program visit the Ministry of Education website.