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Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

Introducing Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) at Denis Morris C. H. S. (in Hospitality and Tourism, Transportation Technology, Horticulture and Landscaping, Construction, Business, Health and Wellness and Arts and Culture.

  1. a bundle of 8–10 Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits that includes
    i 4 major credits that provide sector-specific knowledge and skills
    ii 2–4 other required credits from the Ontario curriculum.
    iii 2 cooperative education credits that provide experiences in a workplace setting.

  2. sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses

  3. experiential learning activities within the sector

  4. “reach ahead” experiences connected with the student’s chosen postsecondary pathway

  5. development of key Essential Skills and work habits required in the sector, and the use of the Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) for purposes of documentation Students having successfully completed all the SHSM components and all other graduation requirements will be granted an OSSD Diploma with a SHSM seal.

To sign-up for the SHSM programs or to get more information, please visit or call the Student Services Department at 905 684-8731 ext. 2319

Niagara College SHSM Scholarship