Shannon Hayes (Department Head)
Exploring Technologies (TIJ 1O0)
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. At Erindale, students can expect to complete projects in: construction, communications technology, robotics and technological design.
TGJ2O0 Communications Technology
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 include computer-based activities such as creating videos, editing photos, working with audio, developing animations, and creating web pages. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology, and will explore secondary and post-secondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
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 include TV, video, and movie production, audio production, and animation. 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.
Communications Technology: Digital Imagery and Web Design
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of photography, digital imaging, animation, 3D modeling, and web design. Students will work both independently and as part of a production team to design and produce media products in a project-driven environment. Practical projects include photo galleries, digital images, animations, 3D models, and websites. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology, and will explore postsecondary education, training, and career opportunities.
Communications Technology: Film and Video Production
This course enables students to further develop media knowledge and skills while designing and producing projects in the areas of live, recorded, and graphic communications. Students will focus on film and video production techniques and post-production practices in a number of group and independent activities. 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.
Construction & Custom Woodworking
TCJ2O Construction Technology
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. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and social issues related to construction technology, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the industry.
Custom Woodworking, Grade 11, TWJ3E0
This course focuses on the various types of methods and systems used in traditional woodworking and in today’s economy. The students will also understand the properties of wood and how those properties affect cabinet and furniture construction. Students will be introduced to modern sheet goods and the advantages and disadvantages of their use.
Custom Woodworking, Grade 12 TWJ4E0
Students will continue to focus on the various types of methods and systems used in traditional woodworking and in today’s economy. Students will use their understanding of the properties of wood and how those properties affect cabinet and furniture construction to design and construct projects for customers and personal use. Students will produce drawings and realistic prices for all projects.
Prerequisite: Grade 11 custom woodworking
Introduction to Computer Studies
Introduction to Computer Studies, Grade 10, Open (ICS2O)
This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation.They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practices. Students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers.
Introduction to Computer Programming, Grade 11, College (ICS3C)
This course introduces students to computer programming concepts and practices. Students will write and test computer programs, using various problem-solving strategies.They will learn the fundamentals of program design and apply a software development life-cycle model to a software development project. Students will also learn about computer environments and systems, and explore environmental issues related to computers, safe computing practices, emerging technologies, and postsecondary opportunities in computer-related fields.
Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11, University (ICS3U)
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 pro- grams. 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.
Technological Design (TDJ200)
This course will introduce students to the skills and knowledge needed to effectively communicate information about 3D objects through drawings, computer models and hand-made, physical 3D models. Some design projects will involve the use of materials and components that have standard measurements. In this course, students will also develop skill in preparing computer-based programs to allow a robot to perform several different tasks on its own.
Technological Design (TDJ3M0)
In this course, we will explore several areas of technological design, focusing on architectural design, mechanical design/robotic engineering, and industrial design. A design process will be followed, from project conception through design development, recording and communication of design proposals and solutions through sketches, drawings, models, and computer programs, and testing and analysis of the effectiveness of the design solution. Research will be conducted on materials, techniques, processes and various issues that might influence the design process, such as the environment and technical or historic factors.