St. Boniface Diocesan High School

Skill Trades

SBDHS Skilled Trades Options:  SBDHS has a shared agreement with Nelson McIntyre Collegiate offering courses in Human Ecology (Food & Nutrition and Textile Arts & Design) and Industrial Arts (Power Mechanics and Pre-Engineering). In Food & Nutrition, students will learn about kitchen basics, nutrition and food preparation while in Textile Arts & Design, students can use their creative skills to design their own unique projects. In Power Mechanics, students will learn all about car basics with opportunity to work on student or customer vehicles. Pre-Engineering is a project-based course where students are challenged to solve open-ended engineering problems. In all of these skilled trades options, students will learn safety protocols and the correct use of equipment.


Skilled trades training opens the door to an exciting world of possibilities, promising innovative work, rewarding roles, and opportunities for great pay and advancement.

Red River College is home to the province’s most comprehensive skilled trades and technology programs, and our facilities are always expanding to meet Manitoba’s labour and training needs.

Advance yourself. By joining skilled trades at St. Boniface Diocesan High School you have the ability to fast-track your College education. By earning credits prior to entering RRC you are taking the extra step to joining the workforce sooner. 


Textile Arts & Design 15S (0.5 credit) 
Dept. of Ed. Code: 0488
Co-requisite: Food & Nutrition 15S

This course is a student-led course in textile design and
construction. Students will have the opportunity to
design and construct unique and individual textile
products using the flat pattern method and/or by
altering and making modification to commercial
patterns. The emphasis of the end product is
functionality (students will produce products that are in
direct relationship to their needs while developing their
sewing skills as well as problem solving technique).


Food & Nutrition 40S (1.0 credit)
Dept. of Ed. Code: 0489
Pre-requisite: None

Students are challenged with the current issues of
hunger, both locally and globally and also study the
global food supply. This leads into the study of
international foods and research on a country of choice.
We explore the latest in food technology: irradiated
foods, genetically modified foods and organic food. And
finally, concentrate on developing life skills by planning
nutritional meals within a limited budget

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Course Selection 

Pre-Engineering 15G (0.5 credit) 
Dept. of Ed. Code: 0214

Co-requisite: Power Mechanics 15G

Introduction to Engineering is an applied science course
where students apply knowledge from academic courses
to design and build solutions to problems. In this
course, students work in a technology lab environment
to build hands-on projects. Students will develop
technical skills and knowledge while working with a
variety of machines (3D printers, CNC routers, power
tools, etc.) and materials (wood, metal, plastic, etc.) to
build projects. Course topics include lab safety and
management, engineering design process,
communication, mechanical engineering, electrical
engineering, civil engineering, environmental
engineering, and robotic engineering. This course allows
students to develop a foundation of technical skills and
knowledge while participating in hands-on projects in a
technology lab environment. Students will improve upon
their problem-solving skills while taking part in various
areas of study. This course may lead students to postsecondary studies in a related field or simply provide
useful knowledge.


Power Mechanics 25G (0.5 credit) 
Dept. of Ed. Code:7966
Co-requisite: Pre-Engineering 25G

This course is designed to increase students’ awareness
and understanding of various automotive practices and
processes and to relate their significance to various
automotive systems. Topics include: student orientation
and safety, brake systems, ignition system – tune ups,
fuel systems – carburetion, drive line clutch, gas and arc
welding, engine type, engine tests and measurements,
suspension, steering system, heating and airconditioning, transmission.


Skills for Success 15G (0.5 credit)
Dept. of Ed. Code: 7698
Pre-requisite: None

Students will learn about time management skills, study
techniques and how to use learning strengths to achieve
success. Skills covered are: organization, goal setting,
time management, memorization, textbook reading,
note taking and stress management. Students will also
learn test taking strategies as well as proper
documentation and citation techniques for research
assignments. Enrollment in this course is based on a
recommendation from the sending school and/or