Business and Co-op courses offer a sneak peek into the world of work

Program Staff

Frank Bianchi
John Fage
Michael Kearns
Ryan Shantz
Denny Silveira

BBI2OI Introduction to Business

Are you interested in working in the world of business some day? If so, introduction to business is for you! Learn about how a business works from the ground up.

BAF3MI Grade 11 Accounting

Learn how a business tracks money.

BBI3CI  Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies

Do you dream of owning your own business? Learn how to make your own business plan.

BMI3CI Marketing

What do Apple, Coca Cola and McDonalds have in common? They are all a part of our life and this course teaches how they got there.

BTA3OI Information Technology

Did you ever turn on your computer and wonder what Microsoft Office is for? Learn about all the things your computer can do for you.

BAT4MI Grade 12 Accounting

Learn how to make cent$ of financial data. Understand how businesses make decisions about money as well.

BBB4MI International Business

Learn how countries create partnerships and do business together.

BOG4EI Managing a Small Business

Are you planning on entering the workforce after high school? Do you want to move up in your current job? This course will give you the skills to succeed.

CIA4UI Grade 12 Economics

Learn how society and money function together. This course explores the depths of human and business interactions on both a local and global level.

Cooperative Education credits may be used to meet up to two of the 18 compulsory credit requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students must also earn 12 optional credits for the OSSD. There is no limit on the number of optional credits that may be earned through Cooperative Education courses.

Cooperative Education (Co-op) is a program that allows Grade 11 and 12 students to earn credits upon completion of a work placement in the community. The in-school portion and the work placement allow students to gain valuable learning experiences that help prepare them for post-secondary life, at College or University, Apprenticeship training or direct entry to the workplace. Co-op placements are arranged by Co-op teachers and follow Ministry of Education policies.

Co-op gives students the opportunity to:

  • “try out” a career of interest;
  • gain valuable work experience to help build their resume;
  • develop Essential Skills and work habits;
  • experience authentic learning outside a traditional classroom setting;
  • meet the requirements for a Specialist High Skills Major
  • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) 

An OYAP student is a Grade 11 or 12 Co-op student who is working in an apprenticeship trade in one of the four sectors (e.g., Construction, Industrial, Motive Power and Service).

Concentrated OYAP and OYAP Dual Credit programs are specialized programs for students who have career plans to become an apprentice in a skilled trade. These programs offer senior secondary students an exciting opportunity to gain experience and skills towards apprenticeship qualifications, while still in high school.

Cooperative Education is a required component for all Specialist High Skill Majors. Be sure to select a Co-op option when choosing your courses if you are planning on completing a SHSM upon graduation.

For additional information on these programs, contact your school Guidance Counselor or Co-op Teacher.

Application Procedure for Cooperative Education:

  • choose the Co-op program of interest;
  • register your selection in myBlueprint
  • request and complete the required forms:
  • students will be contacted by a Co-op teacher to undergo a mandatory structured interview;
  • depending on your placement request, you may need to fulfill additional requirements such as: health test(s), criminal reference check, specialized application package and/or screening.

Note: students are responsible for placement costs (e.g., transportation).

Note: access to a Cooperative Education program is based on student readiness and program availability.

 For more information, please refer to  or go to your Co-op or Guidance office.