Career Technical Consortium
Career Technical programs allow students the opportunity to earn post-secondary course credits while in high school. Students are enrolled as both post-secondary and secondary school students. The credits they earn are applied towards high school graduation and a post-secondary program. The South Fraser Career Technical Consortium is a partnership between Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the Delta, Langley, Richmond and Surrey School Districts.
CTC transition programs lead to post secondary studies in areas other than the skilled trades. Transition programs for technical training for skilled trades are covered under ACE IT. The benefits of taking a Career/Technical Transition Program include:
- Secondary school credits towards graduation and post-secondary credits towards a diploma or certificate
- Introduction to a post-secondary environment
- Opportunity to take courses not normally available through secondary school classes
- There is a rigorous interview process as seats are limited.
Offered at KPU Cloverdale, students may apply for acceptance in the CADD (Computer Aided Drafting & Design) program. Courses are offered on a part-time basis, two evenings per week (usually Tues/Thurs) in the Spring and/or Fall semester. Three courses are available to accepted senior secondary students and those with Drafting 11 and/or 12 can write an Assessment to achieve credit for a fourth course—CADD 1100. The district will cover the tuition for the first two courses, with the student responsible for the course tuition in the summer. Books and transportation arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the student. Please see the CADD brochure for further details and use the Career Programs application to apply through your school.
Under a partnership agreement with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Grade 12 students in the Delta School District may enrol in Kwantlen open access registration courses. Students may enter the program in the Fall (September) or Spring (January) semesters of each academic year. Delta has 12 seats available on each the Surrey and Richmond campuses. The following limitations apply:
- Maximum of two students in the same course section and one course per student per semester
- Course selections and applications must be approved by the Dean of the respective course department.
- Students will be responsible to cover all applicable fees and tuition costs.
- Completed applications, fees and course selections must be received by KPU by June 15 for Fall semester and October 15 for Spring Semester. The Career Advisor in each secondary school can assist.