Career Development 10

Course Outline


Career Development 10 is a mandatory full credit course for students who plan to apply to the Options and Opportunities Program. It is designed to help students to develop their skills, explore a variety of career options, manage resources, and develop a career plan.

* You do not have to apply for O2 to take this course.


Units / Themes

The course consists of the following five units:

1. Personal Development

2. Career Awareness

3. Workplace Readiness

4. Financial Management

5. Life/ Work Portfolio


1. Personal Development – students will be expected to

a. Continue to develop independent decision making skills

b. Develop effective communication and teamwork skills

c. Effectively manage personal relationships and conflicts

d. Describe strategies to deal with personal and community health issues

e. Demonstrate respect and appreciation for a diversity of cultural values

f. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of different attitudes and beliefs

2. Career Awareness - students will be expected to

a. Articulate personal interests, attributes, skills, learning styles and preferences

b. Access, interpret and evaluate career information

c. Engage in life/ work planning and goal setting

d. Apply the knowledge and skills needed to seek and obtain work

3. Workplace Readiness – students will be expected to

a. Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to occupational health and safety and WHMIS

b. Assess their employability based on the Conference Board of Canada Employability Skills 2000+

c. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace hierarchies, relationships and etiquette

4. Financial Management – students will be expected to

a. Make life/ work decisions that balance values, financial realities and media influences.

b. Demonstrate strategies for managing money in life and work

c. Demonstrate understanding of consumer rights, responsibilities and issues

5. Life/ Work Portfolio – students will be expected to

a. Include items to demonstrate growth in knowledge and skills

b. Include items that demonstrate the development of a career plan

c. Include items that illustrate their interests and abilities

d. Communicate their career plan


Class Behaviour


The following are a few expectations for classroom behaviour.

Come to class prepared! Bring your binder, books, pens, loose leaf, and any other materials we are working with.

Treat everyone with RESPECT. This means:

- Showing up to class on time

- Understanding that it is okay for people to disagree with your views

- Waiting your turn to speak

- Using appropriate, polite language andÉ

- Being prepared for discussions.

DonŐt be afraid to ask questions. Chances are others in the class are wondering the same thing.





Cumulative marks follow a system where category percentages are attached to a variety of assessments. Cumulative marks provide a ÔsnapshotŐ of a studentŐs progress at any time in the course without locking in a grade prior to the conclusion of the course. Using this grading system will enhance the new Power School program as parents and students can get an accurate account of the marks after assessments are graded.


The term mark shall be calculated using the following breakdown:

Life Work Portfolio:

Assignments and Activities:

Presentations and Group Work:

Tests and Quizzes: