The last three characters of the course codes were created by Manitoba Education to
describe the course level, credit value and description. For example, the code
for the Grade 12, 1 credit, English Literary Focus is 40S.
The digit indicates the course level (Grade 9 = 1; Grade 10 = 2; Grade 11 = 3; Grade 12 = 4)
The second digit represents credit value and/or where the course was developed.
0 - 1 credit course developed by Manitoba Education.
5 - .5 credit course developed by Manitoba Education.
1 - course developed by a school division and approved/registered by Manitoba Education.
2 - course developed elsewhere and approved by Manitoba Education.
F - Foundations - appropriate for all students and may lead to further studies.
G - General educational experiences for all students. The G is in the
process of being phased out but will be retained for Independent Studies and
School Initiated Courses ie. PE20G.
S -Specialized - leading to further studies beyond the senior years (e.g.
university, college, apprenticeship).
M - Modified- intended for students with significant cognitive
disabilities and where the provincial subject area curriculum outcomes
have been modified by altering their number, essence, or
E - Designed to assist students for whom English is not a first language in making
a transition into the English program.
H - Honours
For example PE20G is a Grade 10 full credit course developed by Manitoba Education
providing general experiences for all students. If the 3 characters are preceded by a (.5), that indicates a .5 credit course
developed by FRC. An example is Leadership (.5) 41G.
What is a credit?
A credit is defined as a course of study undertaken in approximately 110 hours of instruction and earned by the student through successful completion of that course. A half credit course is completed in approximately 55 hours of instruction. A total of 30 credits, including all compulsory courses is required for graduation.
Selection of course patterns
Subjects designated 30S and 40S have in most cases been planned as a part of a series leading to further study at university, college or other post-secondary institutions. The universities in Manitoba, for example, require students to have some specific 40S courses in their high school program. The specific courses depend upon the university and faculty chosen. Students are encouraged to speak with counsellors about requirements for post-secondary institutions.
Due to the sequential development of skills or the sequential mastery of content inherent in certain subjects, prerequisites are necessary in these subjects. Course prerequisites are indicated in the course descriptions. The indicated prerequisites must be attained before beginning the next level.