Tech and Computers

Teachers

Richard Le Blanc,  SHSM Lead Architectural Energy & Construction Technology
Mr. Payne - Computer Science and Computer Technology, Redshelf LoginICS3U and TEJ2O1 Web Site , ICS4U and TEJ3M Web Site 
Yvan Poulin - Tech Department Head, and Manufacturing
Ms Skakic - Communications Technology
Jennifer Spadafora, Tech design
Mr Tambur - Transportation Technology

Courses

TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION
Grade 9, Exploring Technologies (Open) TIJ 101
This course enables students to further explore and develop technological knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will be given the opportunity to design and create products and/or provide services related to the various technological areas or industries, working with a variety of tools, equipment, and software commonly used in industry. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.

Grade 9, Initiation à la technologie des communications TGJ104
Ce cours de découverte familiarise les élèves avec les concepts et les habiletés liés à la technologie des communications, ce qui englobe, entre autres, la production d’images vidéo, télévisuelles et cinématographiques, la production de documents sonores et radiophoniques, l’impression et la communication graphique, la photographie et l’animation. Les éléves seront sensibilisés à certaines questions sociales et environnementales et entameront leur parcours de découverte des itinéraires d’études secondaires et postsecondaires menant à des carrières dans ce secteur.

Grade 10, Construction Technology (Open) TCJ201
This course introduces students to building materials and processes through opportunities to design and build various construction projects. Students will learn to create and read working drawings; become familiar with common construction materials, components, and processes; and perform a variety of fabrication, assembly, and finishing operations. They will use a variety of hand and power tools and apply knowledge of imperial and metric systems of measurement, as appropriate. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the industry.
Prerequisite: None

Grade 10, Technological Design (Open) TDJ201
This course provides students with opportunities to apply a design process to meet a variety of technological challenges. Students will research projects, create designs, build models and/or prototypes, and assess products and/or processes using appropriate tools, techniques, and strategies. Student projects may include designs for homes, vehicles, bridges, robotic arms, clothing, or other products. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to technological design, and learn about secondary and postsecondary education and training leading to careers in the field.
Prerequisite: None

Grade 10, Computer Technology (Open) TEJ201
This course introduces students to computer systems, networking, and interfacing, as well as electronics and robotics. Students will assemble, repair, and configure computers with various types of operating systems and application software. Students will build small electronic circuits and write computer programs to control simple peripheral devices or robots. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the use of computers, and learn about secondary and postsecondary pathways to careers in computer technology.
Prerequisite: None

Grade 10, Communications Technology (Open) TGJ201
This course introduces students to communications technology from a media perspective. Students will work in the areas of TV/video and movie production, radio and audio production, print and graphic communications, photography, and animation. Student projects may include computer-based activities such as creating videos, editing photos, working with audio, cartooning, developing animations, and designing web pages. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology and explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
Prerequisite: None

Grade 10, Manufacturing Technology (Open) TMJ201
This course introduces students to the manufacturing industry by giving them an opportunity to design and fabricate products using a variety of processes, tools, and equipment. Students will learn about technical drawing, properties and preparation of materials, and manufacturing techniques. Student projects may include a robotic challenge, a design challenge, or a fabrication project involving processes such as machining, welding, vacuum forming, or injection moulding. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to manufacturing and will learn about secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the industry.
Prerequisite: None

Grade 10, Transportation Technology (Open) TTJ201
This course introduces students to the service and maintenance of vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft. Students will develop knowledge and skills related to the construction and operation of vehicle/craft systems and learn maintenance and repair techniques. Student projects may include the construction of a self-propelled vehicle or craft, engine service, tire/wheel service, electrical/battery service, and proper body care. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the transportation industry.
Prerequisite: None

Grade 11, Construction Engineering Technology (College Preparation) TCJ3C1
This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills related to residential construction. Students will gain hands on experience using a variety of construction materials, processes, tools, and equipment; learn about building design and planning construction projects; create and interpret working drawings and sections; and learn how the Ontario Building Code and other regulations and standards apply to construction projects. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and explore career opportunities in the field.
Prerequisite: None

Grade 11, Technological Design (University/College Preparation) TDJ3M1
This course examines how technological design is influenced by human, environmental, financial, and material requirements and resources. Students will research, design, build, and assess solutions that meet specific human needs, using working drawings and other communication methods to present their design ideas. They will develop an awareness of environmental, societal, and cultural issues related to technological design, and will explore career opportunities in the field, as well as the college and/or university program requirements for them. Prerequisite: None

Grade 11, Computer Engineering Technology (University/College Preparation) TEJ3M1
This course examines computer systems and control of external devices. Students will assemble computers and small networks by installing and configuring appropriate hardware and software. Students will develop knowledge and skills in electronics, robotics, programming, and networks, and will build systems that use computer programs and interfaces to control and/or respond to external devices. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the use of computers, and will learn about college and university programs leading to careers in computer engineering. Prerequisite: None

Grade 11, Communications Technology (University/College Preparation) TGJ3M1
This course examines communications technology from a media perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce media projects in the areas of live, recorded, and graphic communications. These areas may include TV, video, and movie production; radio and audio production; print and graphic communications; photography; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; and interactive new media. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
Prerequisite: None

Grade 11, Photography and Digital Imagery (Univerisity/College Preparation) TGG3M1
This course is for students interested in designing the yearbook and other engaging multimedia content for the school community. A commitment to be available outside of the scheduled course time to photograph and to document school events is required. This course will allow students to learn about photography, digital image manipulation, graphic design, illustration and professional print production using industry standard software. This course will help students enhance their leadership skills and gain an in-depth understanding of visual culture. Students taking this course must be prepared to commit to participating in a variety of school events, both during class time and also as needed during lunch and after school.
Prerequisite: None

Grade 11, Manufacturing Technology (College Preparation) TMJ3C1
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills through hands-on, project based learning. Students will acquire design, fabrication, and problem-solving skills while using tools and equipment such as lathes, mills, welders, computer-aided machines, robots, and control systems. Students may have opportunities to obtain industry-standard certification and training. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to manufacturing and will learn about pathways leading to careers in the industry.
Prerequisite: None

Grade 11, Manufacturing Engineering Technology (University/College Preparation) TMJ3M1
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to design, process planning, control systems, and quality assurance. Students will use a broad range of tools and equipment and will combine modern manufacturing techniques and processes with computer-aided manufacturing as they develop critical decision-making, problem-solving, and project-management skills. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to manufacturing and will learn about pathways leading to careers in the industry.
Prerequisite: None

Grade 11, Transportation Technology (College Preparation) TTJ3C1
This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine, electrical, suspension, brake, and steering systems on vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft. Students will develop communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation and will learn about apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the transportation industry.
Prerequisite: None

Grade 12, Construction Engineering Technology (College Preparation) TCJ4C1
This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to residential construction and to explore light commercial construction. Students will gain hands on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools, and equipment and will learn more about building design and project planning. They will continue to create and interpret construction drawings and will extend their knowledge of construction terminology and of relevant building codes and regulations, as well as health and safety standards and practices. Students will also focus on environmental and societal issues related to construction engineering technology, and explore career opportunities in the field.
Prerequisite: TCJ3C1

Grade 12, Technological Design (University/College Preparation) TDJ4M1
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of design advocacy and marketing, while building on their design skills and their knowledge of professional design practices. Students will apply a systematic design process to research, design, build, and assess solutions that meet specific human needs, using illustrations, presentation drawings, and other communication methods to present their designs. Students will enhance their problem solving and communication skills, and explore career opportunities and the postsecondary education and training requirements for them.
Prerequisite: TDJ3M1

Grade 12, Computer Engineering Technology (University/College Preparation) TEJ4M1
This course extends students’ understanding of computer systems and computer interfacing with external devices. Students will assemble computer systems by installing and configuring appropriate hardware and software, and will learn more about fundamental concepts of electronics, robotics, programming, and networks. Students will examine environmental and societal issues related to the use of computers, and explore postsecondary pathways leading to careers in computer engineering and related fields.
Prerequisite: TEJ3M1

Grade 12, Photography and Digital Imagery--Yearbook and Media Creation (Univ./College) TGG4M1
This course will build on students’ skills in photography, digital image manipulation, graphic design, illustration and professional print production using industry standard software. Students will produce the current yearbook and also be involved in the development of multimedia content for the school community. Students will assume a leadership role in the production of content and project management and thus enhance their leadership skills and further their understanding of the production process. Students will be asked to manage and co-ordinate the media content for a variety of school needs, including the production of the current yearbook. Students taking this course must be prepared to commit to participating in a variety of school events, both during class time and also as needed during lunch and after school. Prerequisite: TGJ3M or TGG3M or prior experience with yearbook production

Grade 12, Communications Technology (University/College Preparation) TGJ4M1
This course enables students to further develop media knowledge and skills while designing and producing projects in the areas of live, recorded, and graphic communications. Students may work in the areas of TV, video, and movie production; radio and audio production; print and graphic communications; photography; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; and interactive new media. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology and will investigate career opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing technological environment. Prerequisite: TGJ3M1

Grade 12, Manufacturing Engineering Technology (College Preparation) TMJ4C1
This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to machining, welding, print reading, computer numerical control (CNC), robotics, and design. Students will develop proficiency in using mechanical, pneumatic, electronic, and computer control systems in a project-based learning environment and may have opportunities to obtain industry-standard training and certification. Students will expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues and career opportunities in the manufacturing industry. Prerequisite: TMJ3C1

Grade 12, Manufacturing Technology (Workplace Preparation) TMJ4E1
This project-driven, hands-on course builds on students’ experiences in manufacturing technology. Students will further develop knowledge and skills related to the use of engine lathes, milling machines, welding machines, and other related tools and equipment as they design and fabricate solutions to a variety of technological challenges in manufacturing. Students may have opportunities to acquire industry-standard training and certification. Students will expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues and of career opportunities in the manufacturing industry. Prerequisite: TMJ3E1

Grade 12, Manufacturing Technology (University/College Preparation) TMJ4M1
This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to machining, welding, print reading, computer numerical control (CNC), robotics, and design. Students will develop proficiency in using mechanical, pneumatic, electronic, and computer control systems in a project-based learning environment and may have opportunities to obtain industry-standard training and certification. Students will expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues and career opportunities in the manufacturing industry. Prerequisite: TMJ4M1

Grade 12, Transportation Technology (College Preparation) TTJ4C1
This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine management systems; power trains; steering/control, suspension, brake, and body systems on vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft; and/or small engine products. Students will refine communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation and their knowledge of apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the transportation industry. Prerequisite: TTJ3C1

Computer Studies
Grade 10, Computer and Information Science (Open) ICS201
This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practices. Students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers.
Prerequisite: None

Grade 11, Computer & Information Science (University) ICS3U1
This course introduces students to computer science. Students will design software independently and as part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools and applying the software development life-cycle model. They will also write and use subprograms within computer programs. Students will develop creative solutions for various types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows. They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields.
Prerequisite: None

Grade 11, Introduction to Computer Programming (College Preparation) ICS3C1
This course introduces students to computer programming concepts and practices. Students will write and test computer programs, using various problem-solving strategies. They will learn the fundamentals of program design and apply a software development life-cycle model to a software development project. Students will also learn about computer environmental issues related to computers, safe computing practices, emerging technologies, and postsecondary opportunities in computer-related fields. Prerequisite: None

Grade 12, Introduction to Computer Programming (College Preparation) ICS4C1
This course further develops students’ computer programming skills. Students will learn object-oriented programming concepts, create object-oriented software solutions, and design graphical user interfaces. Student teams will plan and carry out a software development project using industry-standard programming tools and proper project management techniques. Students will also investigate
ethical issues in computing, and expand their understanding of environmental issues, emerging technologies, and computer-related careers. Prerequisite: ICS3C1 or ICS3U1

Grade 12, Computer and Information Science (University Preparation) ICS4U1
This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills in computer science. Students will use modular design principles to create complex and fully documented programs, according to industry standards. Student teams will manage a large software development project, from planning through to project review. Students will also analyze algorithms for effectiveness. They will investigate ethical issues in computing and further explore environmental issues, emerging technologies, areas of research in computer science, and careers in the field.
Prerequisite: ICS3U




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