Technology

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Welcome to the St. David Technology Program Area

Please view the multiple Technology course flow charts below and all the Technology courses that we are so fortunate to be able to offer at St. David.


 

Communications

Communications Technology TGJ2OI
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course may not be selected if the student has completed or is currently enrolled in Media Arts ASM2OI
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ASM2OI – Media Arts is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
 

Yearbook – Print and Graphic Communications – Communications Technology

TGG3MI
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 graphic communications. These areas include print and graphic communications; photography; and digital imaging. 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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 11
 

Communications Technology

TGJ3MI
This course examines communications technology from a media perspective with an emphasis in the areas of interactive new media and animation. Students will work both independently and as part of a team to design and produce interactive media and animation products in a project-driven studio environment. Students will work in both two and three dimension animation and develop interactive media for web based use. 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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 11
 

Photography & Digital Imaging

TGP3MI
This course examines communications technology from a media perspective with an emphasis in the areas of Photography and Digital Imaging. Students will work both independently and as part of a production team to design and produce photographic media products in a project-driven studio environment. Practical projects and units of study may include: poster design, school yearbook spreads, photographic still video productions, digital photo enhancement, web based photo galleries, the history of photographic images and photographic technology. 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. It is strongly recommended that students have access to a digital SLR or “Prosumer” type digital camera for this course.
COURSE NOTE: This course may not be selected if the student has completed or is currently enrolled in the AWQ3MI Photography course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 11
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: AWQ3MI – Photography – Visual Arts is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
 

Comm Tech: Video & Friday Files Production

TGV3M
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; digital imaging and broadcast journalism. Students will also develop awareness of related environmental and social issues and explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
COURSE NOTE: NEW COURSE!!! Select students in this course will be producing the Friday Files.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 11
 

Yearbook – Print and Graphic Communications – Communications Technology

TGG4MI
This course enables students to further develop media knowledge and skills while designing and producing projects in the area of graphic communications. Students selecting this course will learn the basics of journalism, layout and design, photography, publishing, marketing and advertising through the production of the school yearbook and newsletters. Classroom activities will be closely related to the real world of interviewing, reporting, meeting deadlines and producing publications. 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.
COURSE NOTE: TGP3M Communications Technology: Photography and Digital Imaging or AWQ 3MI Visual Arts (Photography)
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AWQ3MI – Photography – Visual Arts or TGP3MI – Photography & Digital Imaging or TGG3MI – Yearbook – Print and Graphic Communications – Communications Technology
 

Communications Technology

TGJ4MI
This course enables students to further develop media knowledge and skills while designing and producing projects with an emphasis in interactive new media and animation. Students will continue to work and expand skills and knowledge in both two and three dimensional aspects of animation and develop interactive media for web based use. 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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TGJ3MI – Communications Technology
 

Photography & Digital Imaging – Communications Technology

TGP4MI
This course offer students the opportunity to further develop their skills and knowledge of communications technology with an emphasis placed on Photography and Digital Imaging. Students will continue to gain expertise in the areas digital workflow, photographic composition, and photographic software applications in a project-driven studio environment. Practical projects may include: portfolio development, fashion photography, photo journalism, yearbook cover design, yearbook page layout, photographic still video productions, web photo galleries and advanced digital photo enhancement. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and explore college and university programs and career opportunities. It is strongly recommended that students have access to a digital SLR or “Prosumer” type digital camera for this course.
COURSE NOTE: This course may not be selected if the student has completed or is currently enrolled in
the AWQ4MI Photography course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TGP3MI – Photography & Digital Imaging or AWQ3MI – Photography – Visual Arts
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: AWQ4MI – Photography-Visual Arts is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
 

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering Technology TEJ3MI
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 related environmental and societal issues, and will learn about college and university programs leading to careers in computer technology.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 11
 

Computer Engineering Technology

TEJ4MI
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 related environmental and societal issues, and will explore postsecondary pathways leading to careers in computer technology.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TEJ3MI – Computer Engineering Technology
 

Construction

Construction Technology & Green Industries TCJ/THJ2OH
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.

This course introduces students to the various sectors of the green industries – agriculture, forestry, horticulture, floristry, and landscaping. Using materials, processes, and techniques commonly employed in these industries, students will participate in a number of hands-on projects that may include plant or animal propagation; production, maintenance, and harvesting activities; the development of floral or landscaping designs; and/or related construction activities. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to green industry activities, learn about safe and healthy working practices, and explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various industry sectors.

COURSE NOTE: This is a tandem course of Construction Technology & Green Industries.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
 

Construction Technology

TCJ3CI
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to cabinet making and furniture making. Students will gain practical experience using a variety of the materials, tools, equipment, and joinery techniques associated with custom woodworking.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College GRADE: 11
 

Construction Technology

TCJ4CI
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to cabinet making and furniture making. Students will gain practical experience using a variety of the materials, tools, equipment, and joinery techniques associated with custom woodworking.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TCJ3CI – Construction Technology
 

Health & Personal Services

Hairstyling and Aesthetics TXJ2OI
This course presents hairstyling, make-up, and nail care techniques from a salon/spa perspective. Using materials, processes, and techniques used in the industry, students learn fundamental skills in hairstyling, giving manicures and facials, and providing hair/scalp analyses and treatments. Students will also consider related environmental and societal issues, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field of hairstyling and aesthetics.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
 

Health Care

TPJ3MI
This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic health care procedures, including the safe use of appropriate instruments, equipment, and materials. Students will focus on health care fundamentals, including the anatomical features and physiology of the major body systems and the factors that affect homeostasis in the human body. Students will develop an awareness of health and safety issues in the health care field, analyse environmental and societal issues related to health care, and learn about professional practice standards and career opportunities in the field.
Recommended Pre-requisite: Grade 10 Applied or Academic Science TYPE: College/University GRADE: 11
 

Barbering

TXJ3EB
Barbering with men’s trend cutting, and colouring
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in Barbering, men’s trend cutting, and colouring, and offers a variety of applications that will equip students to provide services for a diverse men’s clientele. Students will project a positive attitude and a sense of personal integrity and self-confidence, and practice proper grooming and effective communications skills and visual poise.Students will learn about related health and safety laws, and understand employer-employee relationships and respect the need to deliver worthy service for value received. Students will perform the basic analytical skills to determine proper hairstyle, and colour application for the client’s best overall look. Students will apply the theory, technical information and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures. Students will also consider environmental and societal issues related to the industry, and will acquire a more detailed knowledge of apprenticeships and direct-entry work positions.
COURSE NOTE: NEW COURSE!!!
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Workplace GRADE: 11
 

Hairstyling and Aesthetics

TXJ3EI
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in cosmetology and offers a variety of applications that will equip students to provide services for a diverse clientele. Students will identify trends in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry, learn about related health and safety laws, and expand their communication and interpersonal skills through interactions with peers and clients. Students will also consider environmental and societal issues related to the industry, and will acquire a more detailed knowledge of apprenticeships and direct-entry work positions.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
 

Health Care

TPJ4MI
This course focuses on the development of a range of skills needed to analyse and interpret clinical findings. Students will learn about accepted health care practices and demonstrate an understanding of basic procedures and the use of appropriate instruments and equipment. They will acquire an understanding of basic concepts related to the function of the human immune system and explore the relationship between pathology and disease prevention and treatment. Students will expand their awareness of workers’ health and safety issues, analyse environmental and societal issues related to health care, and further explore professional practice standards and post secondary destinations in the field.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TPJ3MI – Health Care
 

Hairstyling and Aesthetics

TXJ4EI
This course enables students to develop increased proficiency in a wide range of hairstyling and aesthetics services. Working in a salon/spa team environment, students will strengthen their fundamental cosmetology skills and develop an understanding of common business practices and strategies in the salon/spa industry. Students will also expand their understanding of environmental and societal issues and their knowledge of postsecondary destinations in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TXJ3EI – Hairstyling and Aesthetics
 

Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism Technology TFJ2OI
This course provides students with opportunities to explore different areas of hospitality and tourism, as reflected in the various sectors of the tourism industry, with an emphasis on food service. Students will study culinary techniques of food handling and preparation, health and safety standards, the use of tools and equipment, the origins of foods, and event planning, and will learn about tourism attractions across Ontario. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the tourism industry.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
 

Hospitality and Tourism

TFJ3EI
This course enables students to acquire knowledge and skills related to the food and beverage services sector of the tourism industry. Students will learn how to prepare, present, and serve food using a variety of tools and equipment, and will develop an understanding of the fundamentals of providing high-quality service to ensure customer satisfaction and the components of running a successful event or activity. Students will develop an awareness of health and safety practices, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the food and beverage services sector.
COURSE NOTE: Grade 10 Hospitality TFJ2OI is recommended.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
 

Hospitality and Tourism

TFJ4EI
This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the food and beverage services sector of the tourism industry. Students will demonstrate proficiency in using food preparation and presentation tools and equipment; plan nutritious menus, create recipes, and prepare and present finished food products; develop customer service skills; and explore event and activity planning. Students will expand their awareness of health and safety practices, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the food and beverage services sector.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TFJ3EI – Hospitality and Tourism
 

Technological Design

 Technological Design TDJ2OI
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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
 

Technological Design

TDJ3MI
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.
COURSE NOTE: Grade 10 Tech Design (TDJ2OI) is recommended for this course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 11
 

Technological Design

TDJ4MI
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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TDJ3MI – Technological Design
 

Technology

 Exploring Technologies TIJ1OI
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.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: This is a great foundation course for any Technology course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9
 

Construction Technology & Green Industries

TCJ/THJ2OH
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.

This course introduces students to the various sectors of the green industries – agriculture, forestry, horticulture, floristry, and landscaping. Using materials, processes, and techniques commonly employed in these industries, students will participate in a number of hands-on projects that may include plant or animal propagation; production, maintenance, and harvesting activities; the development of floral or landscaping designs; and/or related construction activities. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to green industry activities, learn about safe and healthy working practices, and explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various industry sectors.

COURSE NOTE: This is a tandem course of Construction Technology & Green Industries.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
 

Introduction to Computer Science

ICS3UI
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.
COURSE NOTE: ICS2OI is a recommended pre-requisite for this course. There is a lot of programming in this course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 11
 

Computer Science

ICS4UI
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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ICS3UI – Introduction to Computer Science
 

Transportation

Transportation Technology TTJ2OI
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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
 

Transportation Technology

TTJ3CI
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.  Students will also be introduced to basic metal working techniques and design using a metal lathe, metal mill and 3D printer.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College GRADE: 11
 

Transportation Technology

TTJ3OI
This general interest course enables students to become familiar with the options and features of various vehicles, issues of registration, and the legal requirements affecting vehicle owners. Students will also learn about vehicle financing and insurance, vehicle maintenance, emergency procedures, and the responsibilities of being a vehicle owner. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to vehicle ownership and use, and will explore career opportunities in the transportation industry.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
 

Transportation Technology

TTJ4CI
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.  Students will also be introduced to basic metal working techniques and design using a metal lathe, metal mill and 3D printer.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: College GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TTJ3CI – Transportation Technology or TTJ3OI – Transportation Technology
 

Transportation Technology; Emphasis – Automotive (OYAP)

TTA4CT
This course introduces students to the servicing, repair, and maintenance of vehicles through practical applications. The course is appropriate for all students as a general interest course to prepare them for future vehicle operation, care, and maintenance or for entry into an apprenticeship in the motive power trades. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation, and will learn about careers in the transportation industry and the skills and training required for them.
COURSE NOTE: This is a special three credit Transportation credit that is tied to a Semester 2 CO-OP/OYAP program. Please talk with your Guidance Counsellor or Mr. McGrath.
CREDIT: 3 TYPE: Workplace GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TTJ3CI – Transportation Technology

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