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Technology & Computers Department

Course Descriptions

Exploring Technologies, Open (TIJ1O)

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.

 

Computer Science, Open (ICS2O)

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

 

Communications Technology, Open (TGJ2O)

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 interactive new media 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 will explore secondary and postsecondary
education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various
communications technology fields.


Prerequisite: None

 

Construction Technology, Open (TCJ2O)

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

 

Technological Design, Open (TDJ2O)

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 will learn about
secondary and postsecondary education and training leading to careers in the field.


Prerequisite: None

 

Transportation Technology, Open (TTJ2O)

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

 

Computer Science, University Preparation (ICS3U)

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

 

Technological Design, University/College Preparation (TDJ3M)

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

 

Computer Animation, University/College Preparation (TGI3M)

 

Multimedia/Graphics, University/College Preparation (TGJ3M)

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 will
explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications
technology fields.


Prerequisite: None

 

TV, Video, Movie Production, University/College Preparation (TGV3M)

 

Construction Engineering Technology, College Preparation (TCJ3C)

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 will explore career opportunities in the field.


Prerequisite: None

 

Transportation Technology: Automotive Technology, College Preparation (TTJ3C)

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

 

Computer Science, University Preparation (ICS4U)

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 analyse 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: Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11, University Preparation

 

Technological Design, University/College Preparation (TDJ4M)

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 will explore career opportunities and
the postsecondary education and training requirements for them.


Prerequisite: Technological Design, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

 

Computer Animation, University/College Preparation (TGI4M)

 

Multimedia/Graphics, University/College Preparation (TGJ4M)

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: Communications Technology, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

 

TV, Video, Movie Production, University/College Preparation (TGV4M)

 

Construction Engineering Technology, College Preparation (TCJ4C)

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 will explore career opportunities in the field.


Prerequisite: Construction Engineering Technology, Grade 11, College Preparation

 

Transportation Technology: Automotive Technology, College Preparation (TTJ4C)

This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills as they
study, test, service, and repair engine management systems; powertrains; 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: Transportation Technology, Grade 11, College Preparation


 

 

 

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