Course:  Health and Career Education 8 (HCE 8)


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The aim of Health and Career Education 8 is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will assist them in making informed decisions related to their health, their education, and their future careers. Health and Career Education 8 builds on HCE K to 7.


HCE 8 deals with EDUCATION AND CAREERS: (potential career options and transferable/employability skills) and HEALTH: Healthy Living (personal health goals, influences on eating habits, factors affecting healthy sexual decision making, consequences of STIs and HIV/AID’S); Healthy Relationships (importance of healthy relationships, sources of information and support, contributing to a safe and caring school); Safety and Injury Prevention (risks of road-related situations, responding to emergencies, potential job hazards, Internet safety); Substance Misuse Prevention (influences on substance misuse, strategies for healthy choices).


Course Topics/Modules

Introduction – StartUp to the Course

Section 1 – A+ For Healthy Habits (4 assignments)

Section 2 – Caring Communities and You (4 assignments)

Section 3 – Education and Careers (3 assignments)

Section 4 – Playing it Safe (5 assignments)

Section 5 – Substance Misuse Prevention (2 assignments)


The HACE 8 course is graded as follows:


StartUp Assignment 5%

Discussions 10%

Monthly Self-Assessments 5%

Assignments 80%  (total of 18 assignments)



All resources can be found online.



Teacher Support

Students have access to the course teacher through email, phone and in-person. 




Prescribed Learning Outcomes

Please see the course IRPs available at:



Once you are in the active course you will be able to see who your teacher is by going to the Classlist tab and then clicking on Teacher.


Completion Date

Go to our school website and click on Students and then the Enrol tab to see the exact dates of each Session offered at the VLN.