SHSM Environment

The Environmental Specialist High Skills Major is a program that allows students to experience and learn through activities based on the environment and sciences. This SHSM program provides important environmental awareness and it gives an excellent foundation for anyone wanting to go into the Environmental field. The Environment Sector is a growing and rewarding career area and includes fields of work in environmental protection, conservation and preservation of natural resources, urban and land use planning and environmental sustainability. 

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         Components of the Environment SHSM

           Grade 11 and 12 Bundle of Credits (9 credits)      
           4 Major Credits related to the Environment Sector (Social Science courses)             
           3 Other Credits from the Ontario Curriculum (Math, English, Business or Science) 
           2 Cooperative Education Credits

Seven Sector-Recognized 
Certifications and Awareness Training 

            FOUR COMPULSORY:
            ➤ Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 
            ➤Standard First Aid Training 
            ➤Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level A 
            ➤Global Positioning System (GPS) 

            ➤ Chainsaw safety             
            ➤ Habitat restoration             
            ➤ Hike Ontario             
            ➤ Leadership
            ➤ Map and compass 
            ➤ Paddling techniques 
            ➤ Pleasure craft operator 
            ➤ Wilderness first aid 
            ➤ Project Wild