Galt Collegiate Institute Presents…

Specialist High Skills Major Programs

GCI is proud to be home to four diverse SHSM programs:

Who is the program for?

SHSM programs are designed for all Grade 11 & 12 students heading for apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace

Participating in a ministry-approved SHSM program allows a student to specialize in a particular job sector during their senior high school years     (Grades 11 & 12)

  • Take four or more courses in the chosen sector
  • Take complementary math, English and other courses
  • Complete two work experience (Co-op) credits in a related field
  • Participate in sector-related certification programs
  • Join field trips and other learning opportunities relevant to the sector of choice
  • Graduate with the SHSM “red seal” diploma
  • Receive a SHSM transcript of all completed sector activities

SHSM is recognized by many post-secondary institutions

SHSM Required Courses

Check out the SHSM Course Calendar to see the options available in fulfilling course requirements for each sector SHSM.

For More Information…

Speak to your guidance counsellor or one of the major subject teachers listed below:


  • Mrs. Van Dam –

Information & Communication Technology

  • Mrs. Vidberg –


  • Mr. Dietrich –