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Pinetree Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Career Education

The aim of Health and Career Education 9 is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will assist them in making informed decisions related to their health, education and future careers. All grade 9 students will be required to study a variety of topics from the following organizers: Education and Careers, Healthy living, Healthy relationships, Safety and Injury prevention, and Substance Misuse Prevention. These topics will be presented in a variety of formats.

Planning 10 is a required 4 credit course within the 2004 Graduation Program. The aim of Planning 10 is to enable students to develop the skills they need to become self-directed individuals who set goals, make thoughtful decisions, and take responsibility for pursuing their goals throughout life. The course is developed around the 4 curriculum organizers listed below:

  • The Graduation Program organizer topics include:
    course and exam requirements for grades 10 – 12
  • Focus Areas of study

The Education and Careers organizer topics include:

  • self-awareness and self-inventories
  • post-secondary education and training
  • job-seeking, employability skills
  • workplace standards and safety

transition planning The Health organizer topics include:

  • healthy living
  • health information and media literacy
  • healthy relationships
  • health decisions and their effects: sexual decision making, HIV/AIDS, substance misuse, road safety

The Finances organizer topics include:

  • financial literacy skills: budgeting, credit
  • costs of post-secondary education and career options
  • personal financial planning for transition from secondary school

See your counsellor before enrolling in Work Experience 12.
This course will allow students to:

  1. Explore a career of interest
  2. Gain "on the job" experience
  3. Network with professionals
  4. Gain job readiness skills 
  5. Cover several components of Grad Transitions 12 to include :
  • 80 hours work experience
  • Resume writing
  • Interview skills

The course consists of:

  • 30 hours of employment skills
  • 90 to 100 hours of work experience

Work experience job placement possibilities include:

  • ART - Graphic artist, Mural painter, Animator, Brochure/poster designer, Community/city art work
  • BUSINESS (General & Applied) - Accounting, clerical, Marketing, Event planning, Banking
  • CARPENTRY and JOINERY - Construction worker, Cabinet maker
  • CHILDREN SERVICES - Daycare, Pre-school, School teacher
  • DRAFTING - Draftsman, Architect, Engineering firms
  • ENGINEERING FITNESS & RECREATION - Fitness Trainer, Recreation Worker
  • HEALTH SCIENCE - Nurse, Veterinarian, Dental assistant, Lab technician
  • JOURNALISM - Local newspaper writer
  • LAW - Police officer, Lawyer, Politician
  • MECHANICS (and COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN) - Mechanic, Auto body worker
  • MEDIA ARTS - Website designer, Animator
  • SCIENCE (General & Applied) - Dental office, Pharmacist, Physiotherapist, Vancouver Aquarium
  • TEACHING - Elementary school teacher
  • THEATRE - Local Theatre Company, Small television companies
  • TOURISM - Hotel management, Marketing, Tour Companies, Restaurants


Pinetree Secondary School

3000 Pinewood Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3B 7Y7
604-464-2513 604-937-8056
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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