Understanding types of courses and credits
Courses use a six-character course code for identification. The first five characters of the course code are set out by the Ministry of Education. The sixth character is used by school boards to identify a specific characteristic of the course.
1 = Grade 9
2 = Grade 10
3 = Grade 11
4 = Grade 12
A,B,C,D,E = level of English proficiency
D = Academic
P = Applied
L = Locally developed
O = Open
U = University
C = College
M = University/College
E = Workplace
I = Immersion
R = Regular
V = E-learning
Defining credit types
A credit is granted in recognition of successful completion of a course for which a minimum of 110 hours of learning time has been scheduled.
Defining course types
There are several different course types in Grades 9-12. In grades 11 and 12, students will focus more on individual interests and identify and prepare for initial post-secondary goals.
Academic courses (D)
Applied courses (P)
Open courses (O) Grades 9-10
Locally developed course (L)
K courses (K)
Open courses (O) Grades 11-12
University (U) Grades 11-12
College (C) Grades 11-12
University/College (M) Grades 11-12
Workplace (E) Grades 11-12
Selecting courses using myBlueprint
All of the course offerings at the OCSB are connected to the mobile-friendly myBlueprint Education Planner. All of the course descriptions for courses offered at your school are available once logged in to your myBlueprint account.
Students are required to use this online tool to make their course selections. By assigning specific tasks to complete at each grade level, the tool takes a step-by-step approach to helping students reflect upon their skills, explore their interests, and set their goals. Students should use it often to explore the options available to them at each stage of their educational journey.
So log in and get started designing your future!
More than just course selection
Create a parent account
Parents are welcome to create an account to explore the features of myBlueprint. Once you login, you can review the tool’s features, and can even link to your child’s account to view their planning progress.
Do you need information in an alternate format?
Call us at 613-224-4455 Ext 2306 if you are having trouble viewing information on our website. Email us at Accessibility@ocsb.ca if you need information presented to you in an alternate format. Tell us your name, what you are looking for, and how to get it to you.
Course Descriptions Guide
Set aside some dedicated time to review the course offerings, course descriptions, and prerequisites outlined in our online course descriptions pages, found in the table below.
Please remember that not all courses are offered at every OCSB high school. Consult your myBlueprint account for the courses offerings at your school.