Course:  Health and Career Education 9 (HCE 9)


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The aim of Health and Career Education 9 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 9 provides a foundation of learning for Planning 10, the required Graduation Program course.


HCE 9 deals with EDUCATION AND CAREERS (exploring career options, sources of information and support, importance of developing employability skills); and HEALTH: Healthy Living (healthy lifestyles and personal potential, healthy eating habits, healthy sexual decision making, consequences of unsafe sexual behaviour); Healthy Relationships (building healthy relationships, avoiding unhealthy relationships, responding to bullying, discrimination, harassment, and intimidation); Safety and Injury Prevention (avoiding unnecessary risks, road and community, avoiding workplace injuries); Substance Misuse Prevention (consequences of substance misuse).


Course Topics/Modules

Introduction – StartUp to the Course

Section 1 – Health - It’s Your Choice (2 assignments)

Section 2 – Building Relationships (3 assignments)

Section 3 – Exploring Work and Education (5 assignments)

Section 4 – Safety: Be Smart (3 assignments)

Section 5 – Substance Misuse Prevention (2 assignments)


The HACE 9 course is graded as follows:


StartUp Assignment 5%

Discussions 10%

Monthly Self-Assessments 5%

Assignments 80%  (total of 15 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.