Specialized High Skills Majors Programs

Specialized High Skills Majors Programs

SHSM – Specialist High Skills Major

At ECI, we have three Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Programs. These programs are fully funded by the Ministry of Education and allow students to focus their learning on a field of interest while earning a Red Seal for their High School Diploma designating them as a Specialist in the field.

All programs require students to take a ‘bundle’ of courses in grade 11 and 12 (usually 1 English, 1 Math, 2 Co-op, 4 credits in their major, and an additional credit in a related field), as well as participate in additional sector-recognized certifications, reach ahead activities at post-secondary institutions, and experiential learning opportunities in careers related to their specialist.

Digital Design (ICT) SHSM

Are you interested in film, photography, graphic design, animation, coding, or game design? Etobicoke's Digital Design SHSM program allows you to gain real world experience in these Digital Arts and Design fields. You will specialize in high school in digital based media production that includes core credits in Media Arts, Photography, Yearbook, Computer Sciences and Technology. This program will give you a head start on your portfolio, post-secondary applications, and future career. You will have the opportunity to take part in unique experiences, work with industry professionals, go on trips to production studios, and earn speciality certifications.

Sport SHSM

The Etobicoke Collegiate Sport SHSM will combine practical and engaging experiences within the educational and professional world of Sport and Health.Participants will specialize in Health and Physical Education and Science curriculum and will enhance their learning with accreditation in First Aid, Injury Prevention, and Leadership.Students will also have the opportunity to visit Post Secondary Institutions and take part in a variety of health-based experiential excursions that connect them with professionals within the Sport and Health Sector.

Transportation SHSM

The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program in Transportation gives students an opportunity to specialize, gain qualifications, and plan a career pathway in various areas of the Transportation sector while still in high school. Students will take courses in Transportation Technology, computer science and Construction. Possible career path include: automotive technician, small engine repair, industrial design, automotive engineering, and bus or subway operators. The SHSM Program has several required components, designed to give students a “leg-up” to pursue post-secondary opportunities in each of the identified sectors, valuing apprenticeship, college, community, university, or the workplace.