Career Exploration Program: Human Care

Grade 11 and 12 students enrolled in Human Care courses will develop a variety of skills and basic knowledge needed to explore careers in the Human Services Industry and related sectors while earning credits toward their high school graduation diploma.

The Developing Child 11 and Working with Children 11 provide a wide range of experiences and learning opportunities related to working with children. Students will develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to work with children in a home setting or gain a solid foundation for training in the childcare industry. Students will develop work/presentation of activities that may be added to their portfolio. This will allow them to be able to provide safe, effective childcare to individuals entrusted to their care in a home setting, e.g., as a nanny.

Caring for Adults 12 provides a wide range of experiences and learning opportunities related to working with adults. Students will learn the basic competencies in the practical care of adults in a variety of settings. The Aging Adult 12 focuses on the aging process. Students will gain a basic understanding of the aging process and the practical application of this knowledge in the care of adults in a variety of settings.

These courses are designed to meet the needs of a great range of learners, including those who may proceed to post-secondary education in this and other fields as well as those who will be seeking direct entry into the work force following high school graduation.

Human Care Courses:
The Developing Child 11
Working with Children 11
Caring for Adults 12
The Aging Adult 12