Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Dual Credit - Solving Technology Problems

Dual Credit - Solving Technology Problems

Solving Technology Problems (ATG1008) at Olds College teaches students problem solving methods to arrive at “data-driven” solutions. Students will learn how to determine what data should be collected, how to turn big data sets into knowledge with data analysis tools, and how to use that knowledge to communicate and apply solutions. Students will apply the problem-solving cycle to tasks in their everyday lives and to computer programming, including the programming of robotic track vehicles to do certain tasks. Prior coding experience is not required. As students complete the activities and projects delivered throughout this course, they will gain experience using Microsoft Excel and Arduino’s C++ base computer language to program a robot to put into action.

See example co​​​urse outline and the Olds College Dual Credit Student Tip Sheet  for information about being an Olds College student.

Program B​enefits

  • Get a jump start on your post-secondary education while still in high school 
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions  
  • Learn about on-going opportunities and experience post-secondary learning  
  • Taught by experienced instructors who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways 
  • Earn high school credits and post-secondary credits ​​
  • Cre​​dits- 5, 30 ​le​​​vel CTS
    3​ post-secondary credits

Studen​​t Eligib​ility

Open to CBE high school students who: 

  • Are in grades 11 or 12 during the program 
  • Have a strong interest to explore a pathway in ICT or robotics and are open to how these skills can be utilized in the agriculture industry 
  • Are excited about taking a post-secondary course in an online format 
  • Have completed the following pre-requisite course: 
    • Math 10C 
  • Are on track to successfully pass the following courses or equivalents: 
    • Math 20-1 or 20-2 
    • English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2 
    • Science at the 20 level (two courses) or 30 level (one course) 
  • Have a Windows 10 computer or laptop for use at home for the duration of the course 


  • This course is offered virtually, so students will not need to adjust their timetable. However, this is a rigorous post-secondary course and is the equivalent of one, 5-credit semester course. 
  • There will be a weekly scheduled meeting after school hours with the instructor. Students are encouraged to attend to ask questions and clarify assignment requirements with the instructor to ensure success  
  • Students must submit a Personal Learning Schedule (see application checklist for details) to support the minimum of 10-15 hours of course work per week 
  • Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and Olds instructor on a regular basis 

Program Delivery​ &​​​ Location

This course is delivered virtually, fully online and the learning is asynchronous 

  • Students learn on their own schedule, accessing the lectures and reading materials independently, however 
  • Students must meet all course assignment, quiz and test deadlines 

Program D​​​ates

  • Semester 1 | September to December 2023 ​
  • How to Apply​​

    1. Read through the course(s) you are interested in applying for
    2. You are highly encouraged to attend the Information Sessions either before or after you apply for the program(s) to ensure the program is a good fit for you
    3. Download and fill in the Dual Credit and Exploratory Program Application Form.
    4. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete
    5. Book an appointment with your Off-campus coordinator and/or guidance counselor to complete your application with signatures from all parties
    6. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf

    All applications must be received on or before Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM.  ​An application does not guarantee a seat in the program

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    Dual Credit and Exploratory Program Application Form​​

    Apply now

    Unique Pathways invites students and guardians to save the date for an Information Sessions​ regarding details of your program(s) of interest. Follow the link to find out meeting dates, times and a link to the online Information Session.

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  • Program Partner​

    Olds College
  • Application D​eadline:

    On or before Friday, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 PM

    Please talk to your home high school Off-campus ​Coordi​nator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!

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