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Business Sector

​Why consider SHSM – Business

This program enables students to:

  • ​Customize their secondary school education to suit their interests and skills

  • Complete sector recognized certifications to build their resume

  • Prepare for post-secondary opportunities

  • Explore and refine their career goals

  • Earn the SHSM Distinction on their OSSD

  • Engage in experiential learning with like-minded peers

Required Certifications (4):

  • CPR level C (with AED)
  • Standard First Aid
  • WHMIS generic
  • Customer Service

Elective Certifications (minimum 2):

Include, but are not limited to:

  • counterfeit detection
  • ergonomics
  • personality inventory
  • retail representative
  • successful exhibiting
  • management/leadership
  • health and safety - basic
  • software
  • health and safety - basic
  • FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
  • Make your Pitch Competition
  • Junior Achievement Titan Program
  • Stock Market Challenge (IDC4U)
  • CPA’s CO$N Contest (BAT4M students)

Reach Ahead / Experiential Learning Field Trips:

Include, but not limited to:

  • Tour of Centennial college’s Business programs
  • College & university speakers @ MCI
  • Skills competitions
  • CPA’s No Limits Conference
  • CPA’s guest speakers
  • OBEA contests

Co-op Placements (minimum  2 credits- ½ a day for 1 semester):

Students apply their learning from an SHSM pathway course in an authentic learning environment. The placement is connected to the business sector and may include the following placement types:

  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Law
  • Social Media
  • Sales Associate
  • Construction Technology
  • Event Planning
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Resources
  • Hotel Management
  • Sports Management
  • Fashion Merchandising

Four or the following: BUSINESS, FAMILY STUDIES, CANADA AND WORLD STUDIES, OR TECHNOLOGY Major Credits between grade 11 and 12:

Grade 11 (select at least 1):

BAF3M - Accounting

BMI3C - Marketing

BTA3O - Information & Communication Tech.


CLU3M - Law

GPP3O - Leadership & Support


HRT3M-World Religions

TCJ3C/3E - Construction Technology

Grade 12 (select at least 1):

BAT4M  - Accounting

BBB4M - International Business

BOH4M  - Business Leadership

CPW4U - Politics

CGW4U-World Issues

CIA4U - Economics

CLN4U - Law

HIP4O - Personal Life Management

HNB4M-The World of Fashion

IDC4U3-Building Financial Securities

TCJ4C/E-Construction Technology

* An additional credit of Coop can be substituted as a major

* Dual Credit (Discuss with Guidance)

Plus: TWO Required Math in Grade 11 OR 12 (includes a CLA):

*Workplace requires 2 English courses and 1 Math course

Grade 11:




Grade 12:






Plus: ONE Required English in Grade 12 (includes a CLA):

*Workplace requires 2 English course and 1 Math course

Grade  11:




Grade 12:




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