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Technology Department

 

 
TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION, CAN YOU AFFORD TO LEAVE SCHOOL WITHOUT IT?
 
Technological Studies Mission Statement
To provide a safe skill based transition for students to pursue post-secondary education and to develop pathways to technological careers preparing students for life long learning.
 
 
    The Thornhill Technological Department has the following areas of study:
 
    Communications Technology:
 
Communications Technology courses introduce students to the world of media and information design. Students work with a variety of technologies including computer graphics, animation software, and video production to develop skills as visual storytellers. The knowledge and skills gained will provide a basis for careers in areas such as advertising, graphic design, and film & television production.
 
    Construction Technology:
 
Don’t miss a great opportunity to learn practical skill associated with the construction industry and furniture making. Students in construction courses experience framing walls, applying exterior choices, electrical wiring, plumbing, drywall, painting and roofing. Students in furniture making will design and construct useful projects to be taken home.
 
    Design Technology:
 
Upon completion of design technology courses, students are aware of the process of design and fabrication of consumer products, the design and construction of architectural structures, engineering principles in mechanical, hydraulic, structural and civil engineering, and consumer issues in safety. The responsibility of designing for improving life and the environment is stressed throughout this course. Students are also aware of the potential for careers in various design-related industries, and the roles of members of design teams.
 
    Transportation Technology:
 
The automotive students are taught transferable skills that can be applied throughout life no matter what destination they choose for the future. The Transportation industry is one of the largest employers in Ontario giving student a variety of income potential. Problem solving, working with other students, reading schematics and flow charts and automotive systems are just a few of the skills that students will graduate with. For the students wanting to enter the automotive trade, an apprenticeship program is available. If you have any further questions see Mr. D’Angela.
 
Computer Technology:
Computer engineering courses begin in grade 10 with an introduction to computer hardware, networking, electronic circuits, basic programming and the control of simple external peripheral devices. The grade 11 and 12 computer engineering courses build upon these key areas to prepare the students for post secondary study in computer engineering, as well as for employment in a computer technology related field. These courses are great for students who want to learn more about what is inside a computer and how they really work.
 
Hospitality and Tourism:
If you like to eat then learn how to cook!  These courses enable students to acquire knowledge and learn hands-on skills related to the food and beverage industry.  Students learn how to prepare, present, and serve professional quality food using a variety of tools, equipment, and media.  Hospitality and Tourism courses prepare students for post-secondary education and career opportunities in the food service industry.
 
 
Teachers:
 
Ms. Thompson Ext. 678
 
Mr. Natale – Construction Technology/Technological Design
(905) 889-5453 x794
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
 
   
 
 
    
 
 
 
     
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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