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ACE IT Programs

Course Planning Guide 2017-2018

 
ACE IT Programs:
 
The Vancouver School Board offers district programs for students to pursue industry certification or the foundation level of a trade program. These programs save time and money and offer a huge jump start for students who are also working towards high school graduation. The benefits include:
·         Dual credit with post-secondary institution (most programs)
·         Head start with Foundation program training
·         Registration with the Industry Training Authority (ITA)
·         Potential direct lead into an apprenticeship
·         Work experience in the trade
 
For more information and an application form, please visit the VSB Career Programs website: 
careerprograms.vsb.bc.ca - links to ACE IT, a pdf brochure for each program, and the application package. Also visit the Industry Training Authority website: www.itabc.ca. All students applying for ACE IT programs should register at their home school with a full course load. Schools will be asked to modify a student’s timetable if the student is accepted into an ACE IT program.
Certification:  successful completion of program will lead either to
                      Level 1 technical training credit or a Certificate of Qualification from the Industry Training Authority.
 
Program
Where the program is taught
Credits towards graduation program
Timetable
Application Due
Month program begins
Auto Refinishing Preparation
VCC
20 credits
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
November 30
February
Auto Collision Repair Technician
VCC
28 credits
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
March 1
September
Auto Service Technician
Britannia
16 credits
Day 2
March 1
September
Baking and Pastry Arts
VCC
24 credits
Monday - Thursday
1:00 pm - 7:15 pm
November 30
August
Hairdressing
VCC
32 credits
Monday - Friday
March 1
September
Coquitlam SD
February -
2 semesters
Carpentry
BCIT
16 credits
February - June
Monday - Friday
Semester 2
March 1
February
Coquitlam SD
20 credits
Cook
Sir Charles Tupper
(priority to SCT students)
16 credits
Day 2
March 1
 
September
Cook
David Thompson
16 credits
Day 2
March 1
September
** Heavy   Mechanical Trades
VCC – Annacis Island
32 credits
Monday - Thursday  36 weeks
3 months prior
to intake
Feb, April, July, Sept & Nov
Plumbing
Piping Industry College of BC
4 credits
Mid-June to late July
March 1
June
Painting
Finishing Trades  Institute of BC
4 credits
Mid-June to late July
March 1
June
** Millwright
BCIT
20 credits
Monday - Friday
March 1
February
** Motorcycle & Power Equipment
BCIT
20 credits
Monday - Friday
March 1
February
** Metal Fabrication
BCIT
20 credits
Monday - Friday
March 1
February


Secondary School Apprenticeship
 
Students with the skills and connections can start an apprenticeship in high school. Students who are already working in an apprenticeable trade can formalize the apprenticeship relationship with their employer. There are 4 courses (16 credits) available to these students when they have a formal ITA agreement arranged through Wendy Gilmour, Apprenticeship Facilitator 604∙713∙4470. Information and application forms are available on the VSB website: careerprograms.vsb.bc.ca/ à Our Programs à Secondary School Apprenticeship
 
 
 
Dual Credit programs:
 
Healthcare
 
Students will prepare to work as front line caregivers in home support, adult day care, assisted living, and complex care (including special care units).
·         28 weeks (September to March)
·         28 graduation credits
·         Vancouver Community College
 
For additional information an application can be found on the VSB Career Programs website at: careerprograms.vsb.bc.ca/ à Our Programs à Healthcare Assistant 
 
 
Trades Sampler (Grade 12 or 12+)
 
A hands-on program through BCIT that gives students an overview in approximately 15 different trades including metal fabrication, welding, framing, and electrical.
·         12 weeks – February to May
·         Monday to Friday, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
·         12 graduation credits, if needed
 
For more information on the Trades Discovery program, contact Wendy Gilmour (wgilmour@vsb.bc.ca).
 
 
School-based Programs:
 
Tupper Tech - Skilled Trades Program at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary
 
A program for students who are not sure which trade is right for them.
·         Day 2
·         Students may be able to remain registered @ home school Day 1 for academics
·         24 graduation credits
·         Grade 12 program
 
For more information on Tupper’s program, contact Ms. Siu Ma (ssma@vsb.bc.ca) or visit our Program website: careerprograms.vsb.bc.ca/ à Our Programs à Tupper Tech
 

Fashion Design and Technology
 
Students will enhance their construction skills; study history of costume, fashion merchandising; practice tailoring techniques and pattern drafting. Basic computer assisted design and fashion illustration will be practiced. In year 2, students will complete the graduation collection and portfolio needed for post-secondary entrance. Students may have the opportunity to participate in dual credit opportunities with a Fashion Design Program at a local post-secondary institute.
·         Two-year cohort program: grade 11 & 12
·         Day 2
·         Eric Hamber Secondary
 
For additional information an application can be found on the VSB Career Programs website at: careerprograms.vsb.bc.ca/ à Our Programs à Fashion Design & Technology  
 
 
IT and CISCO Networking Program
 
Students will diversify and enhance their computer knowledge by building a computer, installing software and connecting the computer to networks and to the internet.
·         Grade 12
·         Day 2
·         Killarney Secondary
·         One-year cohort program
·         Hands-on, laboratory courses
·         Prepare for industry-recognized certification
·         Receive advanced placement at BCIT
 
For additional information an application can be found on the VSB Career Programs website at: careerprograms.vsb.bc.ca/ à Our Programs à CISCO