High school students get the opportunity to discover tech talents at Camosun
Release date: Feb. 28, 2020
A new dual credit program at Camosun College this fall will give local Grade 11 and 12 students the opportunity to explore exciting careers in technology.
From computer programming and basic software design to creating electronic circuits, the unique “Discover Technology” program is being offered by Camosun College and the South Island Partnership, which includes the Greater Victoria, Cowichan, Saanich, Gulf Islands and Sooke school districts.
The full-time program is set to run at Camosun’s Interurban campus for one semester from September 2020 to the end of January 2021.
“Over five months, eligible high school students will have the chance to jump-start their education by earning dual credits for both high school and college, while expanding their skills in computer science, electronics, engineering, math and physics,” says Nicola Priestley, director of the South Island Partnership.
The program will be taught by high school and Camosun College instructors at the college’s Interurban campus.
Students will also have the opportunity to gain applied work experience with industry employers and tour local science and tech-related companies.
Grade 11 and 12 high school students from Greater Victoria, Cowichan, Saanich, Gulf Islands and Sooke School Districts interested in this special educational opportunity can apply by submitting the online SIP Program Application package to their school career teacher by Mar. 13, 2020. For more information contact: SIP@camosun.ca.
Camosun College is one of the largest colleges in British Columbia with campuses located on the Traditional Territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. Established in 1971, the college serves 19,000 learners a year in certificate, diploma, bachelor's degree, post-degree diploma and continuing education programs.
The South Island Partnership (SIP) includes Camosun College and the five south Vancouver Island school districts: SD61 Victoria, SD62 Sooke, SD63 Saanich, SD64 Gulf Islands and SD79 Cowichan Valley. Through the South Island Partnership, over 1,000 local Grade 11 and 12 students each year earn dual credit at Camosun while still in high school. Currently Camosun College offers over 40 different dual credit college-level programs in: arts, science, trades, technologies, health and human services, business, sport and exercise education. Courses are taken in high school, on Camosun campuses or online.
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Last updated: February 28, 2020 9:33 am