Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

Specialist High Skills Major


Centre your learning towards a career that matches your skills and interests while you earn your high school diploma! Students who successful complete the SHSM program receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with an embossed SHSM seal, SHSM Record documenting his/her achievement, and a formal recognition on his/her Ontario Student Transcript. 



  • Enhance your skills
  • Learn from professionals in the field and make important career contacts
  • Study with other students who share your interests
  • Earn valuable industry certifications
  • Be better prepared for your transition to university, college, apprenticeship, or the workplace
  • Get an early start on a rewarding career



Programs offered at South Carleton


Work with your teacher and a home-building company, where available, to construct/renovate a house or build/modify other structures.  Gain valuable hands on experience while you learn traditional and advanced construction techniques. Eligible Courses


Further your studies while exploring careers related to community support services such as geriatric service workers, youth workers, early childhood educators, and fitness trainers. Eligible Courses


Digital Photography, Media and Imaging

Develop your passion for photography and imaging by taking advantage of our advanced studio, and DSLR cameras.  You will photograph on location, using available light and off camera flash and become ACA certified in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended, and Adobe Lightroom. Eligible Courses



Experience the fabrication and tool and die trade through on-site and in-class projects which focus on design, fabrication, and quality control standards as they relate to the manufacturing industry. Eligible Courses

Automotive Repair/Service Specialist

Develop technical knowledge and skills as you study, test, service, and repair engine management systems; power trains; steering/control, suspension, brake, and body systems on automotive vehicles and/or small-engine products. Eligible Courses

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