Technology Education is open to all students, male and female, regardless of grade or background. The program is designed to help students understand, live and work in our modern industrial society. Students involved in the study of Technology Education will receive an understanding of industrial processes especially in relation to the practical activities in which they are involved. Since the program derives its content from industrial processes, the terms used are similar to those used in vocational education and industry. The emphasis, however, will be on broad areas of learning rather than on manipulative skills leading to occupational proficiency.

Grade Ten Courses

Construction Technology 10 Open 1.0 Credit
The purpose of this course is to help the student understand all aspects of construction (how it is organized, how it is controlled, itís impact on society and the opportunities it offers). The student will study the basic concepts of Frame House Construction and itsí relationship to the building industry, emphasizing building terms, building practices, building materials and the practical applications. Students will design a cottage floor plan and build a model of the cottage. Students who would like to build an individual project should consider registering for Production 11 where the curriculum involves more project work.

Exploring Technology 10 Open 1.0 Credit
Exploring Technology is a course, which will aid students in discovering the relationship between science, technology and the real world. The aim of this course is to expose students to as many applications of modern technology as facilities will allow. Students will be asked to problem solve, experiment, research and report findings from research using a variety of technological devices. This course is based on both academic and hands on skills to solve technological problems. Course content will include photography, graphic design, engineering, communications, robotics, pneumatics, computer aided drafting and design and electronics. Although this course is offered at the Grade 10 level, it is available to all students regardless of their present standing.

Grade Eleven Courses

Communications Technology 11 Open 1.0 Credit
Communications Technology (CMT 11) is presented as a full credit course. This course is designed to provide students with a background in the ever-expanding field of Communications Technology. Students enrolling in this course will be given the opportunity to explore various technological methods of transmitting messages through different media. Major areas explored in this course will be photographic reproduction, computer aided design, video production, computer animation and media studies. This is an activity-based course, which will help students develop problem-solving skills within the field of Communications Technology. Design and Electrotechnologies are Academic level courses, which will be of interest to students considering further study in engineering or technology at university or a community college. Since they are half credit courses, students must register for both.

Design 11 Academic 0.5 Credits
Design 11 involves students in using technology to develop solutions to design problems and to conduct inquiries into design issues. Students work independently and as part of design teams to explore design in a range of practical contexts. Modules for this course include the following:
Design Fundamentals; The Built Environment; Product Design; An Introduction to Computer Assisted Design; and Design Team or Independent Project.

Electrotechnologies 11 Academic 0.5 Credits
Electrotechnologies 11 enables students to gain an understanding of electrical and electronic systems and subsystems. Students explore a broad range of technology applications, for example, electric motors, appliances, audio, and video devices, sensors, control devices, security systems, and control systems. Modules for this course include the following: Electro-assembly; Power Distribution and Conversion; Control Systems; Digital Technology; and Design Team or Independent Project.

Energy, Power and Transportation 11 Open 1.0 Credit
By the end of the course students are able to demonstrate an understanding of different forms of energy and the application of energy to the modern transportation system. The course emphasizes hands on activities and includes units on electrical energy [motors and generators] and mechanical energy [small gasoline engines].

Production Technology 11 Open 1.0 Credit
Production Technology has an emphasis in either custom or mass production in the wood lab. This course is intended to provide the students with a firm foundation in fundamental principles of furniture design. Emphasis will be on design, planning machines, wood finishing, sound construction and forestry. Students will be required to perform certain tasks on machines as well as construct a project of their own choice. Since this is primarily an activity based course, class attendance is very important in achieving the goals of the course.

Grade Twelve Courses

Film and Video Production 12 Academic 1.0 Credit
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of film and video with particular emphasis on video production. Students will work on a variety of projects both independently and as part of a small team. Note that this is a challenging course, requiring individual creativity and commitment, as well as the ability to work effectively within group situations. There is a significant written component to the course throughout the course, including script writing, film reviews and reflections on the video-making processes.
NOTE: FVP12 can be used to satisfy a Technology requirement within the PSP guidelines for high school graduation.

Communication Technology 12 Open 1.0 Credit
Communications Technology (CMT 12) explores the communication process in detail - why it is necessary to communicate; how a message is transmitted; and getting the message across. This course is designed to broaden the studentís knowledge of opportunities available in the various fields related to communications. Students will be encouraged to develop their photographic skills while expanding their problem solving ability within the mass media concept. As with Communications Technology 11, this is an activity based course allowing students the opportunity to work with a wider range of technology applications by combining audio, video and graphic reproduction to produce multi-media presentations.

Computer Related Studies 12 Academic 1.0 Credit
This course is designed for students who have an interest in the study of computers and a desire to maximize the use of technology in their lives. Computer Related Studies may assist students planning to pursue post-secondary studies in this and related areas. The focus of the course is on developing the ability to formulate and solve real-world problems using a structured problem solving approach, both through the use of application programs and through the design and implementation of programs created by the student using a structured programming language. An interest and facility in mathematics will be an asset in this course.

Production Technology 12 Open 1.0 Credit
The nucleus of Production Technology 12 is entrepreneurship. Students taking this course should have a keen interest in entrepreneurship. At least 75% of the class time will be devoted to research and theory dealing with topics such as: evolution of production systems, material resources, manufacturing technology and marketing. Students will go through the steps of forming a company with the aim of manufacturing a product and making a profit.
Note: This is not a traditional Woodworking course.

Software Applications 12 Academic 1.0 Credit
This course is aimed at students who have an interest in computers and a desire to maximize the use of technology in their lives. It is designed for those who are familiar with recent Windows Operating Systems or equivalent and possess general basic computer skills. Students will develop competence with conventional software applications (word processor, spreadsheet, data base, presentation software) and with the internet, e-mail, web pages and digital imagery.