Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Program
Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs help students explore a career path that matches their skills, interests and talents while earning a Specialist Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). 

Adult High School offers the Hospitality and Culinary Arts (SHSM) Program. 

It’s an exciting opportunity for students to work and learn in a commercial kitchen setting with a Red Seal Chef. 

Students will gain valuable practical knowledge and experience preparing meals for the cafeteria, catering events, experiencing industry-related field trips and hosting guest speakers with experience in this growing sector. This SHSM program includes a sector-specific co-op placement.

Included in the program are industry-recognized certifications such as Safe Food Handling, Smart Serve, First Aid/CPR, WHMIS and more.

This program offers a strong foundation for students moving onto the workforce, college, university, or apprenticeship pathways. 

Additional Information:

-  Program Handout 

-  Course Plan 

Registration Process

Students who wish to enroll for the Hospitality and Culinary Arts (SHSM) Program can do so through this SHSM Supplementary Option Sheet. Please contact your Guidance Counsellor to know about the SHSM program and for help with registration.

The OCDSB offers multiple SHSM programs at various schools. For more information about these programs, please visit

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