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Table 3.2.1.A: Classification of Alberta Grade 12 Subjects 2023/2024

Grade 12 courses listed below are based on the Alberta Education curriculum and nomenclature.

With the exception of English Language Arts 30-1, acceptable Alberta Grade 12 subjects have been placed into four groups: Group A (Humanities), Group B (Fine Arts), Group C (Sciences), and Group D (Other).

Subjects presented for admission must be 5 credits in weight.

Group A (Humanities)

Social Studies 30-1
Language or Language and Culture courses at the 30 or 35 level
American Sign Language and Deaf Culture 35-3Y
Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Two courses from the same second language cannot be used to meet more than one Group A subject requirement.
  • Applicants wishing to present either a 35-level language or a language other than one of those presented at the Grade 12 level in Alberta should contact Admissions.

Group B (Fine Art)

Adv Acting/Touring Theatre 35 Adv Tech-Print/Draw/Sculpt 35 Applied Graphic Arts 35 Art 30
Art 31 Audio 35 Ballet 35 Band 35
Band Music 35 Choir 35 Choral Music 30 Communication Technology Adv (CTS)
Contemporary Dance 35 Dance 35 Dance
Composition 35
Directing 35
Drama 30 Drawing (Adv Techn) 35 (CTS) Film & Media Arts 35 (CTS) Film Studies 35
General Music 30 Guitar 35 Instrumental Jazz 35 Instrumental Music 30
Jazz Dance 35 Leadership in the Arts 35 Music 30 Music 35
Musical Theatre 35 Painting (Adv Techn) 35 Performing Arts 35A, B, or C Portfolio Art 35
Pottery/Ceramics (Adv Techn) 35 Shooting the Screenplay 35 Sculpting (Adv Techn) 35 Tap Dance 35
Technical Theatre 35 Technical Theatre EPS 35 Theatre Arts 35 Vocal Jazz 35
  • Equivalents of Music 30 or 31: Conservatory Canada, Grade 8 Practical and Grade 4 Theory; Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, Grade 8 Practical and Grade 2 Theory; Mount Royal College, Grade 8 Practical and Grade 2 Theory. Documents must be presented to Alberta Education for evaluation.
  • Additional Fine Arts courses may be considered. For more information, contact Admissions.

Group C (Sciences)

Mathematics 30-1 Chemistry 30
Mathematics 30-2 Computing Science, Advanced
Mathematics 31 Physics 30
Biology 30 Science 30
  • Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 may be used for admission.
  • Students presenting Mathematics 30-2 for admission will be required to successfully complete Concordia University of Edmonton’s Mathematics 110 if they plan to pursue first-year university calculus.
  • Additional Science courses may be considered. For more information, contact Admissions.

Group D (Other)

Course Examples:Applied Sociology 30, Experimental Psychology 30, International Politics 30, Microeconomics 30, Physical Education 30, Work Experience 35, World Religions 30, etc. Advanced Level Career and Technology Series (CTS) Course Examples: Agriculture Adv, Community Health Adv, Cosmetology Adv, Foods Adv, Legal Studies Adv, Mgmt. & Marketing Adv, etc.
  • Excludes Special Projects 30
  • Excludes all Registered Apprenticeship Programs
  • All applicable Grade 12 Group D subjects must be at the “3000” level
  • Only Advanced Level Career and Technology (CTS) courses will be considered.
  • Students using a Group D subject for admission must present either one 5-credit, two 3-credit, or any credit combination of acceptable Grade 12 Group D subjects to make up the 5-credits.