Q: How do I find out what high school courses to take to get into a specific career? Alice A.
The best place to find out about what courses to take is your high school guidance office. You should set up an appointment with a guidance counselor, as they will have all of the information and expertise you need. There are several websites that also have information about pre-requisites for various careers.
Here are some links that may be helpful:
My Blueprint Education Planner: You have to register for this site. You can get the activation key from the guidance counsellor. It will provide just about everything you need to know – from what courses to take, what colleges/universities offer the program you are looking for, and more. Many schools are now using this program for course selection in high schools too. Definitely worth checking out.
Ontario Colleges: For students considering a college education, this site provides information about all of Ontario’s 28 colleges and the programs they offer. Students can apply to programs and accept offers of admission as well.
Ontario Universities: For students thinking about a university education, this site provides information about all of Ontario’s universities, including programs available, course prerequisites and grade requirements, along with scholarship and residence information.
Apprenticeships and Skilled Trades: For students interested in pursuing a career in the skilled trades, the Ministry of Education provides information about apprenticeship programs on this site.