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Technology Department 307
Technology Department
The broad-based technologies focus on Design Technology, Construction Technology, Transportation Technology, Hospitality Services and Hairstyling Personal Services. Courses offered in Technology are intended to serve the needs of all students, contributing to their general education and intellectual growth and providing them with opportunities to test their interest and aptitude for many different types of career opportunities. Rapidly changing conditions within the work force require students to commit to lifelong learning and to a variety of "transferable skills" that the technologies offer. Students acquire an overview on the particular field of technology, gain insights into typical applications of the technology in business and industrial enterprises and have opportunities to develop basic skills and knowledge associated with a spectrum of work tasks related to these applications. 
 
The courses offered at the University/College, College and Open levels are designed to give the students experiences which enable them to understand the ways in which technology, society and the environment interact. Further, the programs will help students to understand that technology is a force for change enabling them to develop the attitudes and values that they will need to meet new challenges. Safety is of paramount importance in all broad-based technology programs-our courses comply with the relevant safety legislation. 
 
As the students demonstrate greater ability to solve more complex problems they will use acquired skills to expand their range of creativity and competence. A subject-oriented cooperative education program is available in all areas of technology for senior students. Participation in a work experience program is encouraged for those sixteen years of age or older. 
 
Courses in technological education are suitable for use in cooperative education programs and in connection with other forms of experiential learning as well as in programs such as the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM). 

The Technological Studies Department is a strong supporter of equity in education and recommends that all students consider involving themselves in any technological course regardless of traditional thinking. Student projects in some of the technological courses may involve take home projects.

GRADE 9 COURSES
 
Exploring Technologies
TIJ 101, Open
This course enables students to understand the technological and computer concepts they will need in order to design, develop, and build usable products or to deliver services, as well as to pursue further technological studies. Students will use the technological design process and a variety of tools and software to solve problems, complete projects, and strengthen their communication skills.
Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: None

Technological Studies: what lies ahead? 
 
Students may look forward to continuing their studies in Technological Studies in grades 10 to 12 through these courses:
  • Architectural Design-TDA 
  • Construction Technology-TCJ
  • Transportation Technology-TTJ
  • Hospitality and Tourism - TFJ
  • Technological Design –TDJ
  • Hairstyling and Aesthetics - TXJ
 
 GRADE 10 COURSES
 
Construction Technology
TCJ2O1, Open
This course requires students to design, build, and evaluate projects using design instruments and machine and hand tools. Students will solve technological problems through a variety of media; identify and describe building materials and other resources needed to construct, maintain, and service buildings; identify support systems and components; apply safety rules related to materials, processes, and equipment; identify common architectural styles; and identify careers related to construction technology.
Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: None 

Technological Design
TDJ2O1, Open
This course requires students to design and develop innovative products and services. Students will learn the following: how to identify user needs related to specified design problems; the physical properties of selected materials and their application in product design; techniques to create physical products and services; various presentation techniques; how to test and evaluate design solutions; and the implications of technology on the development of products or services. They will also become aware of design-related careers.

Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: None 

Transportation Technology
TTJ2O1, Open
This course requires students to build projects and to learn service procedures related to different modes of transportation. Students will learn about support systems for transporting people and products; measurement systems and methods; the analysis, design, and construction of a system to convert and make practical use of energy; the function of major vehicle system components; the impact of transportation systems on the environment; communication skills; and transportation-related careers.
Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: None 

Hairstyling and Aesthetics
TXJ2O1, Open
This course emphasizes technological applications in the areas of health care and personal services. Students will learn to describe and evaluate professional practices and principles; to select and use technical resources to solve problems; and to use materials, tools, and equipment safely. They will also acquire transferable skills for changing work environments, personal management skills, and knowledge of entry requirements for careers in this area.
Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: None 

Hospitality and Tourism
TFJ2O1, Open
This course emphasizes the scope of the hospitality and tourism industry. Students will study food origins, food-handling techniques and food preparation, health and safety standards, and the use of specialized tools and equipment. They will also investigate travel and tourism activities in Ontario, develop effective communication and management skills, and identify career opportunities in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: None 

GRADE 11 COURSES 

Architectural Design
TDA3M1, University/College Preparation
This course provides students with opportunities to apply the principles of technological design to challenges in residential communications, manufacturing, electronics, transportation, architecture, industrial and consumer products, health and safety equipment, and environmental services. Students will identify user needs, estimate labour and material costs, analyze material characteristics, and illustrate design solutions, using traditional and computer-based methods. They will also acquire the basic design skills required for post-secondary studies in engineering, manufacturing, architecture, and construction.

Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: None 

Construction Technology
TCJ3C1, College Preparation
This course focuses on residential and light construction systems related to commercial, industrial, and/or recreational construction. Students will learn about the tools, materials, equipment, and methods used in the light construction industry; structural analysis and design; presentation and working drawings; and auxiliary systems. They will also estimate materials and labour costs; study industry standards and building codes; consider health and safety issues and energy conservation; and explore careers and the impact of construction technology on society and the environment.

Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: None 


Transportation Technology
TTJ3C1, College Preparation
This course examines the infrastructure required for the operation of land, air, and/or marine vehicles. Students will design, construct, and modify vehicles, and apply safe work practices and procedures using current technology. They will also develop effective communication and teamwork skills when developing solutions to managing vehicle support systems; investigate the educational requirements for career opportunities in the transportation sector; and analyze the impact of transportation technology on society and the environment.
Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: None 

Hairstyling and Aesthetics
TXJ3E1, Workplace Preparation
This course provides students with opportunities to learn techniques in hairstyling and aesthetics that meet industry standards, using appropriate materials and equipment. Students will identify trends in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry; describe scientific and physical processes used in beauty services; learn to respect environmental, health, and safety laws; and explore career opportunities. The course may focus on either hairstyling or aesthetics, or may include a combination of both areas.
Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: None 

Hospitality and Tourism
TFJ3C1, Workplace Preparation
This course focuses on food preparation and management, and hospitality and tourism activities, equipment, and facilities. Students will learn how to prepare, present, and serve food; plan, manage, and promote activities; and use the necessary equipment. Throughout the course, they will learn the fundamentals of providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. Students will also study the occupational health and safety standards and laws regulating the hospitality and tourism industry, explore the industry's social and environmental impacts, and identify possible career paths.
Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: None 

Technological Design
TDJ3M1, University/College Preparation
This course provides students with opportunities to apply the principles of technological design to challenges in communications, manufacturing, electronics, transportation, architecture, industrial and consumer products, health and safety equipment, and environmental services. Students will identify user needs, estimate labour and material costs, analyze material characteristics, and illustrate design solutions, using traditional and computer-based methods. They will also acquire the basic design skills required for post-secondary studies in engineering, manufacturing, architecture.

Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: None 

Custom Woodworking
TWJ3E1, Workplace Preparation
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. Students will learn to create and interpret technical drawings and will plan, design, and fabricate projects. They will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the woodworking industry, and will explore apprenticeships, postsecondary training, and career opportunities in the field that may be pursued directly after graduation. 

Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: None

GRADE 12 COURSES
 
Architectural Design
TDA4M1, University/College Preparation
This course provides students with opportunities to solve problems in design through the use of technical drawings, model building, testing, and marketing. Students will research, design, and test solutions for residential or commercial architecture. They will also examine the educational requirements of a technical-design-related career in engineering or architecture.

Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: Technological Design, Grade 11, University/College Preparation 

Construction Technology
TCJ4C1, College Preparation
This course focuses on residential, commercial, industrial, and/or recreational construction. Students will learn about the tools, materials, equipment, and methods used in the light and heavy construction industries; structural analysis and design; presentation and working drawings; and mechanical systems. They will also estimate materials and labour costs, study industry standards and building codes, consider health and safety issues, and explore energy conservation, careers, and the impact of construction technology on society and the environment.
Students should be prepared to pay for special project materials.
Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: Construction Technology, Grade 11, College Preparation

Technological Design
TDJ4M1, University/College Preparation
This course provides students with opportunities to solve problems in design through the use of technical drawings, model building, testing, and marketing. Students will research, design, and test solutions for residential or commercial architecture, industrial engineering, and manufacturing. They will also examine the educational requirements of a technical-design-related career in engineering, architecture, or industrial design.
Students should be prepared to pay for special project materials.
Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: Technological Design, Grade 11, University/College Preparation 

Hospitality and Tourism
TFJ4C1, Workplace Preparation
This course focuses on advanced food preparation and presentation skills; event and activity planning; the equipment and facilities used in the hospitality and tourism industry; and tourist attractions. Students will study the nutritional value of foods, plan menus and recipes, develop management techniques, design and implement an event, and learn effective communication skills. They will also explore careers, the impact of the hospitality and tourism industry on society and the environment, and health and safety standards in the workplace.
Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation 

Hairstyling and Aesthetics
TXJ4E1, Workplace Preparation
This course builds on the Grade 11 course to provide a solid foundation for students wishing to pursue a career in cosmetology. Students will continue to develop practical skills and knowledge pertaining to the beauty industry. They will also gain an awareness of the entrepreneurial skills required to own and operate a salon. The course may focus on either hairstyling or aesthetics, or may include a combination of both areas.
Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation 

Transportation Technology
TTJ4C1, College Preparation
This course examines the commonalities of land, air, and/or marine vehicles and transportation systems. Students will develop safe workplace habits and business management skills and will use diagnostic, hand, and power tools effectively to service and repair vehicles to meet industry standards and safety inspections. They will also research the entry requirements for apprenticeship training programs and develop the employability and technical skills required for entry into the workplace.
Credit Value 1.0
Prerequisite: Transportation Technology, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

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