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Information & Communications Technology (ICT) SHSM


This two year Specialist High Skills Major program in Information and Communications Technology at HLSS will provide students with a strong foundation for entrance into a wide variety of technological careers, including: digital media, computer programming, television broadcasting, film production, engineering, architecture, and graphic design, to name a few.  


Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the following through their involvement with this SHSM program:


  • Visits to post-secondary schools, including: Sheridan College, Humber College, and UOIT
  • The Robotics Club and related competitions
  • The Peel Technological Skills Challenge
  • Graphic Design projects for the school and the ICT SHSM program
  • Attend Guest Lectures (including people from industry and post-secondary related programs)
  • Field Trips to high tech Industry Partners, Film Festivals, and related Competitions
  • Obtain specialized training in a number of the following:
    • Animation Software
    • Photography
    • Production Lighting
    • Computer Programming Applications
    • CPR
    • First Aid
    • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)  


All of the above is free to students who sign up for the Specialist High Skills Major program in Information & Communications Technology at HLSS.  Students will have the opportunity to complete their SHSM ICT program during their grade eleven and twelve years.  Upon completion, students will graduate with a Red Seal designation on their diploma, identifying them as having completed specialized training in the information and communications technology sector.  This designation may assist students with post-secondary admissions, and/or direct entrance into the workplace.


Cooperative Education Credits

Cooperative education courses provide authentic learning experiences in a workplace setting that enable students to refine, extend, apply, and practise the sector-specific knowledge and skills acquired in SHSM programs.  Each SHSM pathway requires that students complete a minimum of two credits in cooperative education in a work placement in the Information and Communications Technology sector.  Some of the co-op opportunities for our students include: City of Brampton, Graphic Arts/Design, Rogers TV and Mississauga News.


View the information powerpoint here: ICTSHSM.pptx



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