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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Technological Education
 
2016 - 2017 Teaching Staff
Joe Tadman - Department Head
Milver Bravo
Carmelo Natale
Allen Potts
Peter Scinocca

The Ontario Curriculum, Technological Education
For more information on Technological Education in Ontario, visit the Ministry of Education, Technological Education website.
 
2016 - 2017 Technological Education Courses
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Communications Technology - Open Courses
Communications Technology, Grade 10, Open (TGJ 2O1)
 

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.
Prerequisite: None
 
Communications Technology: Broadcast and Print Production, Grade 11, Open (TGJ 3O1)
 
 
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of graphic communication, printing and publishing, audio and video production, and broadcast journalism. 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 may include the making of signs, yearbooks, video and/or audio productions, newscasts, and documentaries. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
Prerequisite: None
 
Communications Technology: Digital Imagery and Web Design, Grade 12, Open (TGJ 4O1)

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of photography, digital imaging, animation, 3D modelling, 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 may 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 explore postsecondary education, training, and career opportunities.
Prerequisite: None
 
Communications Technology - Emphasis Courses
At Blessed Cardinal Newman, Communications Technology at Gr. 11/12 is offered under the Emphasis Course model. These are a destination-related broad-based technology course that has an emphasis on a particular area of Communications Technology (that is, an area related to a particular sector or particular occupations connected with the subject). Students taking these courses will have the opportunity to meet all the expectations outlined for the Communications Technology, Gr. 11/12, University/College courses but with an emphasis in a specific sector.
 
Communications Technology, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
These courses examine 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 explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.

Communications Technology, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
These courses enables students to further develop media knowledge and skills while designing and producing projects in the areas of live, recorded, and graphic communications. Students may work 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. 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.


The following courses are offered at Grade 11 & 12:
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Print & Graphic Communications (The Yearbook): Grade 11, University/College (TGG 3M1)

This course will examine the topics listed in the above Grade 11 course description, but will focus on Print & Graphic Communications through the creation of the school yearbook.
Prerequisite: None

Print & Graphic Communications (The Yearbook): Grade 12, University/College (TGG 4M1)
This course will examine the topics listed in the above
Grade 12 course description, and will continue to focus on Print & Graphic Communications through the creation of the school yearbook.
Prerequisite: Any Communications Technology, Grade 11, University/College Course


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Interactive New Media & Animation: Grade 11, University/College (TGI 3M1)
This course will examine the topics listed in the above Grade 11 course description, but with a focus on New Media (Web Design) and Animation.
Prerequisite: None

Interactive New Media & Animation: Grade 12, University/College (TGI 4M1)
This course will examine the topics listed in the above Grade 12 course  description, and will continue to build upon the New Media (Web Design) and Animation skills dealt with in Grade 11.
Prerequisite: Any Communications Technology, Grade 11, University/College Course
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Photography & Digital Imagery: Grade 11, University/College (TGP 3M1)
This course will examine the topics listed in the above Grade 11 course description, but with a focus on Photography and Digital Imagery.
Prerequisite: None

Photography & Digital Imagery: Grade 12, University/College (TGP 4M1)
This course will examine the topics listed in the above Grade 12 course  description, and will continue to build upon the Photography and Digital Imagery skills dealt with in Grade 11.
Prerequisite: Any Communications Technology, Grade 11, University/College Course
 
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TV, Video & Movie Production: Grade 11, University/College (TGV 3M1)
This course will examine the topics listed in the above Grade 11 course description, but will focus on Digital Video and Movie Production.
Prerequisite: None

TV, Video & Movie Production: Grade 12, University/College (TGV 4M1)
This course will examine the topics listed in the above Grade 12 course description, and will continue to build upon the Digital Video and Movie Production skills dealt with in Grade 11.
Prerequisite: Any Communications Technology, Grade 11, University/College Course

Computer Technology
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Computer Engineering Technology, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (TEJ 3M1)
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

Computer Technology, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation (TEJ 3E1)
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to computer
hardware, networks, operating systems, and other software. Students will use utility
and application software, and learn proper procedures for installing, maintaining, and
troubleshooting computer systems and networks. Students will develop an awareness
of environmental and societal issues related to the use of computers, and will learn about
apprenticeships and other employment opportunities in the field of computer technology
that they may choose to pursue after graduation.
Prerequisite: None

Computer Engineering Technology, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (TEJ 4M1)
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 related environmental and societal issues, and will explore postsecondary pathways leading to careers in computer technology.
Prerequisite: Computer Engineering Technology, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

Computer Technology, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation (TEJ 3E1)
This course enables students to further develop their practical understanding of computer
hardware, software, networks, and operating systems. Students will use utility and
application software, and will follow proper procedures for installing, maintaining,
and troubleshooting computer systems and networks. In addition to demonstrating
an understanding of the ethical use and environmental effects of computers, students
will develop marketable skills and assess career opportunities in the field.
Prerequisite: Computer Technology, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

Computer Technology - Emphasis Courses
At Blessed Cardinal Newman, Electronics at Gr. 11/12 is offered under the Emphasis Course model. These are a destination-related broad-based technology course that has an emphasis on a particular area of Computer Technology (that is, an area related to a particular sector or particular occupations connected with the subject). Students taking these courses will have the opportunity to meet all the expectations outlined for the Computer Technology, Gr. 11/12, University/College courses but with an emphasis in a specific sector; Electronics & Robotics
 
The following courses are offered at Grade 11 & 12:

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Electronics: Grade 11, University/College Preparation (TEL 3M1)
This course will examine the topics listed in the above Grade 11 Computer Engineering course description, but will focus on Electronics & Robotics.
Prerequisite: None

Electronics
: Grade 12, University/College (TEL 4M1)
This course will examine the topics listed in the above Grade 12 Computer Engineering course description, and will continue to build upon the Electronics & Robotics skills dealt with in Grade 11.
Prerequisite: Any Computer Technology, Grade 11, University/College Course

Construction Technology
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Custom Woodworking, Grade 11, Workplace (TWJ 3E1)
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.
Prerequisite: None
Custom Woodworking, Grade 12, Workplace (TWJ 4E1)


This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the
planning, design, and construction of residential and/or commercial cabinets and
furniture. Students will gain further experience in the safe use of common woodworking
materials, tools, equipment, finishes, and hardware, and will learn about the entrepreneurial
skills needed to establish and operate a custom woodworking business. Students
will also expand their awareness of health and safety issues and environmental and
societal issues related to woodworking, and will explore career opportunities that may
be pursued directly after graduation.
Prerequisite: Custom Woodworking, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

Hospitality and Tourism
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Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 10, Open
(TFJ 2O1)

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

Hospitality and Tourism - Emphasis Courses
At Blessed Cardinal Newman, Cooking and Culinary Arts & Management at Gr. 11/12 is offered under the Emphasis Course model. These are a destination-related broad-based technology course that has an emphasis on a particular area of Hospitality and Tourism (that is, an area related to a particular sector or particular occupations connected with the subject). Students taking these courses will have the opportunity to meet all the expectations outlined for the Hospitality and Tourism, Gr. 11/12, College and Workplace courses but with an emphasis in a specific sector; Cooking and Culinary Arts & Management

Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, College Preparation
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.

Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 12, College Preparation
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.

The following courses are offered at Grade 11 & 12:
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Hospitality and Tourism: Culinary Arts and Management, Grade 11, College Preparation (TFR 3C1)
This course will examine the topics listed in the above Grade 11 Hospitality and Tourism course description, but will focus on Culinary Arts & Management.
Prerequisite: None


Hospitality and Tourism: Culinary Arts and Management, Grade 12,
College Preparation (TFR 4C1)

This course will examine the topics listed in the above Grade 12 Hospitality and Tourism course description, and will continue to build upon the Culinary Arts & Management  skills dealt with in Grade 11.
Prerequisite: Any Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, College Course


Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation
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.

Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation
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.

The following courses are offered at Grade 11 & 12:
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Hospitality and Tourism: Cooking, Grade 11, Workplace  (TFC 3E1)
This course will examine the topics listed in the above Grade 11 Hospitality and Tourism course description, but will focus on Cooking skills.
Prerequisite: None

Hospitality and Tourism: Cooking, Grade 12, Workplace (TFC 4E1)
This course will examine the topics listed in the above Grade 12 Hospitality and Tourismcourse description, and will continue to build upon the Cooking skills dealt with in Grade 11.
Prerequisite: Any Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, Workplace Course

Technological Design
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Exploring Technologies, Grade 9, Open
(TIJ 1O1)

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

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Technological Design, Grade 10, Open (TDJ 2O1)
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

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Technological Design, Grade 11,
University/College (TDJ 3M1)
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

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Technological Design, Grade 12,
University/College (TDJ 4M1)
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of design advocacy and marketing,
while building on their design skills and their knowledge of professional design practices.
Students will apply a systematic design process to research, design, build, and assess
solutions that meet specific human needs, using illustrations, presentation drawings, and
other communication methods to present their designs. Students will enhance their
problem-solving and communication skills, and will explore career opportunities and
the postsecondary education and training requirements for them.
Prerequisite: Technological Design, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

Technological Design in the Twenty-first Century, Grade 12, Open (TDJ 4O1)
This course focuses on the relationship between society and technological development.
Students will use appropriate tools, techniques, and strategies to research, design, build,
and assess prototypes for products and/or processes that respond to society’s changing
needs. Students will describe how social factors, including culture, media, politics,
religion, and environmental concerns, influence technological design. Students will also
learn about professional practices in the field, and will research postsecondary pathways
leading to careers related to technological design.
Prerequisite: None