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Stouffville District Secondary School

Grade 9 Technological Studies   

 

Exploring Technologies

TTI1O1

Grade 9, Open

 

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.

Prerequisite: None


Exploring Hairstyling and Aesthetics                                                                                      TXJ1O1

Grade 9, Open​

This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills related to hairstyling
and aesthetics, including hair, nail, and skin care applications. Students will develop an
awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary
and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field.​

Prerequisite: None


Stouffville District Secondary School

Grade 10  Technological Studies


Communications Technology,                                                                                                  TGJ2O1

​Grade 10​, Open

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.

 

Construction Technology

TCJ2O1

Grade 10, Open

 

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


 

 

Transportation Technology (Automotive)

TTJ2O1

Grade 10, Open

 

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

 

 

Hospitality and Tourism

TFJ2O1

Grade 10, Open

 

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.

Prerequisite: None

 

Computer Technology, Open                                                                                                    TEJ2O1

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

 

Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Open                                                                                            TXJ2O1

This course presents hairstyling, make-up, and nail care techniques from a salon/spa
perspective. Through a variety of school and community-based activities, students learn fundamental skills in hairstyling, giving manicures and facials and providing hair/scalp analyses, and treatments. Students also consider related environmental and societal issues and explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field of hairstyling and aesthetics.

Prerequisite: None

 

Technological Design, Open                                                                                                     TDJ2O1

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

 


Stouffville District Secondary School

Grade 11 Technological Studies 

Communications Technology

Communications technology affects all aspects of our lives in a fundamental way. Having
an understanding of communications technology is an important part of being both
technologically and media literate.

Communications technology courses are project-based and will provide students with
opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills required to design, use, and manage
electronic, live, recorded, and graphic communications systems, specifically 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
and animation. These courses will help students understand the effects of communications
technology on the environment and society. Students will also examine standards and regulations
governing communications technology, health and safety issues, careers in the field,
and the importance of lifelong learning, and will learn about the Essential Skills and work
habits that are important for success in careers in the field.​ 

Communications Technology Grade 11, University/College

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

Prerequisite: None

 



Computer Technology

Computer technology is an expanding branch of engineering, with roots in both electrical
engineering and computer science. It includes the related areas of computer hardware and
software; computer interfacing, programming, and networking; analog and digital electronics;
and robotics. Computer technicians, technologists, and engineers work in every
sector of society, in careers ranging from building and repairing computer systems to
designing and installing computer networks, to designing and building
prototype robots 
and electronic devices.

Students taking computer technology courses will learn to work safely with computer
equipment, electronic circuits, and robotic devices, and will explore the Essential Skills and
work habits that are important for success in computer technology. Computer technology
courses prepare students for apprenticeship, further study at college or university, or entry
into the workplace directly after graduation.

Computer Engineering Technology, Grade 11                                                                         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 related environmental and societal issues, and will learn about college and
university programs leading to careers in computer technology.

Prerequisite: None

Construction Technology

Construction technology has always played a central role in society. It is a multifaceted
industry in which projects can result in products, systems, processes, or services and
encompass various aspects of production, repair, and maintenance. In construction technology
courses, students will learn about designing, constructing, and maintaining a
variety of buildings and structures, and will gain experience with the tools, equipment,
and processes commonly used in the field. Students will also learn about health and safety
standards in the construction industry, building codes and regulations, and employment
opportunities and careers in the various sectors of the industry, including electricity, carpentry,
masonry, heating and cooling, and plumbing.
The construction technology courses initially focus on residential and light construction
systems related to residential buildings and structures, and progress to more advanced
residential and light commercial construction. The woodworking courses allow students
to concentrate on furniture building or cabinet making.​

Construction Engineering Technology, Grade 11 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 will explore career opportunities in the field.

Prerequisite: None


Construction Technology, Grade 11 Workplace Preparation​                                                   TCJ3E1

This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills related to carpentry,
masonry, electrical systems, heating and cooling, and plumbing for residential
construction. Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials,
processes, tools, and equipment to design, lay out, and build projects. They will create
and read technical drawings, learn construction terminology, interpret building codes
and regulations, and apply mathematical skills as they develop construction projects.
Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to
construction technology, and will explore postsecondary and career opportunities in the
field.

Prerequisite: None​

Hairstyling & Aesthetics

Hairstyling and aesthetics courses offer students an opportunity to work in a salon/spa
environment and provide services for a diverse clientele. Students may focus on careers
such as hairstylist, aesthetician, nail technician, or make-up artist. In a growing service
economy, courses in hairstyling and aesthetics help prepare students for rewarding careers.
Students will gain hands-on experience using professional materials and equipment and
practising current techniques. They will use professional terminology related to hairstyling
and aesthetics, acquire transferable problem-solving skills, and learn about the Essential
Skills and work habits that are important for success in these fields. At the same time, they
will expand their communication and interpersonal
skills as they interact with their peers 
and clients.​

Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Workplace Preparation                                                                TXJ3E1

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 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 consider environmental and societal issues related to the industry and acquire a more detailed knowledge of apprenticeships and direct entry work positions.

Prerequisite: None

 

​Transportation Technology

Transportation affects our lives in a multitude of ways. Transportation systems move raw
materials to manufacturers and finished products to consumers locally, nationally, and
globally. Individuals use transportation systems every day for business, work, and pleasure.
Transportation technology courses provide students with opportunities to understand
transportation systems from the perspective of either the consumer or the service provider.
The range of courses enables students to study both vehicle ownership and vehicle maintenance,
and to develop skills and prepare for careers in the servicing and repair of vehicles,
aircraft, and/or watercraft. In addition, students will develop the Essential Skills and work
habits that are important for success in the transportation industry.

Transportation Technology, College Grade 11, College

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


 Technological Design

Technological design courses provide students with a variety of learning experiences that
focus on the practical application of the principles of engineering, architecture, and design.
These activity-based courses emphasize problem solving to meet design challenges in a
wide range of areas, which may include apparel and textile design, architectural design,
interior design, mechanical and industrial design, and robotics and control systems.
Students learn to apply knowledge of research, historical trends, design, materials, fabrication
methods, and testing criteria to develop innovative and environmentally sustainable
products, processes, and/or services. The technologies and processes used to create design
solutions may include both traditional and computer-based drafting methods, scale models,
working prototypes, animations and simulations, displays, portfolios, and presentations.​

Technological Design, Grade 11, University Preparation                                                       TMJ3C1

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

HOSPITALITY and Tourism

Hospitality and tourism is one of the top fields for employment in Canada. Hospitality
and tourism courses prepare students to meet diverse challenges in this multifaceted field.
Hospitality and tourism education provides both a hands-on and a theoretical approach to
learning about the various sectors in the field. Students will have opportunities to develop
essential food preparation and presentation skills; will learn about event planning and
marketing, customer relations, human resource management, inventory management, and
tourism administration and management; and will examine the cultural and economic
forces that drive tourism trends. Students will gain experience with equipment and procedures
commonly used in their particular sectors of interest, and will comply with health
and safety regulations and standards that govern the various sectors in the tourism industry.
They will acquire a foundation of skills and knowledge that will prepare them for both
postsecondary education and careers in hospitality and tourism.​

Hospitality and Tourism Grade 11, Workplace

TFH3E1

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.

Prerequisite: None

 



Hospitality and Tourism, College Preparation

TFT3C1

This course enables students to develop or expand knowledge and skills related to
hospitality and tourism, as reflected in the various sectors of the tourism industry. Students will learn about preparing and presenting food, evaluating facilities, controlling inventory, and marketing and managing events and activities, and will investigate customer service principles and the cultural and economic forces that drive tourism trends. Students will develop an awareness of health and safety standards, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the tourism industry.​

 

Prerequisite: None


Stouffville District Secondary School

Grade 12 Technological Studies

 

Communications Technology / Yearbook

TGJ4M1

Grade 12, University/College

 

In this course the students will produce the annual yearbook. Those accepted into the course will work in a business like environment, developing their graphic and writing skills. Layout, design, photography and sales will be taught.  By the end of the course students will have acquired and developed advanced skills in Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.  Self directed learning, teamwork, communication skills and the ability to recognize tasks to be completed are essential skills for success in this course. Our goal is to produce a yearbook that we will be proud of.  This course may be taken in both semesters for a double credit.

All students must be interviewed before applying to take this course.

Please see Mr. Tsourounis. [Prerequisite: Grade 11 Communications Technology]



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: Computer Engineering Technology, Grade 11, University/College Preparation


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: Construction Engineering Technology, Grade 11, College Preparation​


Construction Technology, Workplace Preparation                                                                  TCJ4E1

This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills related to residential construction and to explore light commercial construction. Students will continue to gain hands on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools, and equipment; create and interpret construction drawings; and learn more about building design and project planning. They will expand their knowledge of terminology, codes and regulations, and health and safety standards related to residential and light commercial construction. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology and explore entrepreneurship and career opportunities in the industry that may be pursued directly after graduation.

Prerequisite: Construction Technology, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation


Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 12 Workplace Preparation​                                                TXJ4E1

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.

Prerequisite: Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation​


Hospitality and Tourism, Workplace Preparation                                                                    TFJ4E1

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.

Prerequisite: Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation


Hospitality and Tourism, College Preparation                                                                         TFJ4C1

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the various sectors of the tourism industry. Students will demonstrate advanced food preparation and presentation skills; increase health and wellness knowledge; develop tourism administration and management skills; design and implement a variety of events or activities; and investigate principles and procedures that contribute to high-quality customer service.  Students will expand their awareness of health and safety issues, environmental and societal  issues, and career opportunities in the tourism industry.

Prerequisite: Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, College Preparation

 

Transportation Technology, College Grade 12, College​

TTJ4C1

 

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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