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Construction SHSM at FMSS


In order to complete a SHSM in Design Build students:

1. Complete a package of 9 specific credits (see below chart).

2. Complete 5 Industry Certifications PLUS certifications of your choice.

3. Obtain job experience (ex. Co-op work experience, job shadowing, job twinning).

4. Gain "Reach Ahead Experience" (ex. through an apprenticeship program or post-secondary institution).

Course Requirements:

  • 4 Major Credits (at least one credit in Grade 11 and one credit in Grade 12)
    • *TDJ3M9 must be selected in Grade 11* 
      • TDJ3M9 is a 2-Credit Package in Tech Design and Construction
  • 2 English Credits (one in Grade 11 and one in Grade 12)
  • 2 Math Credits (one in Grade 11 and one in Grade 12)
  • 1 Elective Course in Science or Business (in Grade 11 or Grade 12)
  • **Co-Op (in Grade 11)


Design Build List of Approved Credits​



  • 5 Compulsory Certifications:
    • Standard First Aid
    • CPR Level C
    • WHMIS
    • Working at Heights
    • Health and Safety
  • 2 Elective Certifications from the following:
    • Confined Space Awareness
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
    • Customer Service
    • Leadership
    • and others

How To Apply:

 Grade 10 Students Only:

  1. Complete the Application Form
  2. Submit a signed permission form to your guidance counsellor

The Selection Process


Successful applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Successful credit accumulation
  • Student attendance record
  • Selection of co-op in Grade 11

Successful applicants will be notified in May and will meet with a guidance counsellor to adjust courses for the upcoming school year.


Design Build SHSM Brochure​


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