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Technology

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The mandate of the technology department at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Academy is to utilize technology in the learning process in all subject areas.  Our goal is to create a learning environment whereby the students not only learn how to use equipment, but to feel comfortable with it, to explore new possibilities and enhance their knowledge on both personal and academic levels.

Most of all, we want to create a mindset whereby students will not be afraid or shy away from the challenges that technological innovation will constantly create in their lifetime.
 
Communication Technology
Grades 10,11, 12 (University/College
 
Communication Technology is a unique blend of artistry using today’s computer technology.  Students who are either artistically inclined, technically inclined, or both, can find success in Communication Technology.  Communication Technology teaches “New Media” skills that are in demand today.  At St. Joan of Arc students are welcome to explore their creativity through the following:
  • Digital Photography & Graphic Design (Adobe Photoshop)
  • Desktop Publishing (Adobe InDesign)
  • 2D Animation (Macromedia Flash)
  • Digital Video Production and post production (Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Encore DVD)
  • Digital Audio Manipulation (Adobe Audition)
Students from this program are very active in the community showcasing and sharing their skills.  The JV Connects Outreach program gives students an opportunity to work with elementary students working on New Media Projects.  Not only do students share their skills, they work on developing their own leadership skills as well.
 
Communication Technology students have had strong representation in various competitions.  These include: St. Joan of Arc’s own Festival of Sight and Sound, Skills Canada ,Marshal McLuhan Multimedia Festival (M3F), Zoom Film Festival and The Hot Shots High School Film Festival.
 

 Technology Courses

Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
Communications Technology
Communications Technology
Communications Technology
Technological Design
Technological Design
Technological Design
Transportation Technology
Transportation Technology
Transportation Technology
CITI MOTIV
 
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
 
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
(Open) TGJ 2O1    Grade 10
Credit Value: 1
This course requires students to complete a range of communications technology projects.  These may include creating printed stationery, short videos, computer-generated animations, and graphical information displays.  Students will learn to transfer information using electronic, live, and graphic communications methods.  The knowledge and skills they develop will provide a basis for careers in areas such as publishing, advertising, print production, animation, photography, and journalism.
Prerequisite:None
 
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
(University/College Prep) TGJ 2O1    Grade 11
Credit Value: 1
This course examines communications systems and design and production processes in the areas of electronic, live, recorded, and graphic communications.  Students will develop knowledge and skills relating to the assembly, operation, maintenance, and repair of the basic and more complex components of a range of communications systems.  Students will also study industry standards and regulations and health and safety issues, and will explore careers, the importance of lifelong learning, and the impact of communications technology on society and the environment. 
Prerequisite: None
 
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
(University/College Prep) TGJ 4M1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
This course examines communications design and production processes in the area of electronic, live, recorded, and graphic communications.  Students will create, manage, and distribute complex electronic, graphic, recorded, or audio-visual projects independently and in project teams.  Students will also study industry standards and regulations and health and safety issues, and will explore careers, the importance of lifelong learning, and the impact of communications technology on society and the environment.
Prerequisite:  TGJ 3M1
Recommended: English Media EMS 3O1
 
TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN
 
TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN
(Open) TDJ 2O1    Grade 10
Credit Value: 1
This course requires students to design and develop innovative products and services.  Students will learn the following: how to identify user needs related to specified design problems; the physical properties of selected materials and their application in product design; techniques to create physical products and services; various presentation techniques; how to test and evaluate design solutions; and the implications of technology on the development of products or services.  They will also become aware of design-related careers
Prerequisite: None
 
TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN
(Workplace Prep) TDJ 3E1    Grade 11
Credit Value: 1
This course provides students with opportunities to apply the principles of basic design to technological challenges in industry, engineering, architecture, manufacturing, and graphics.  Students will develop problem-solving and design skills through the use of technical drawings and illustrations, model building, testing, and marketing.  They will also become aware of consumer, business, and environmental issues in the creation and marketing of products or services, and the educational requirements of design-related careers. 
Prerequisite: None
 
TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN
(Workplace Prep) TDJ 4E1    Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
This course helps students develop a systematic process to design products or services based on an understanding and analysis of consumer needs, material characteristics, fabrication methods, and design principles.  Students will develop design briefs, conduct marketing surveys, create freehand and computer-generated illustrations, make models, generate technical reports, design packaging, and become aware of design trends.  They will also examine careers and small business opportunities in design, architecture
Prerequisite: TDJ 3E1
 
TRANSPORTATION
 
TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY
(Open) TTJ 2O1    Grade 10
Credit Value: 1
This course requires students to build projects and to learn service procedures related to different modes of transportation.  Students will learn about support systems for transporting people and products; measurement systems and methods; the analysis, design, and construction of a system to convert and make practical use of energy; the function of major vehicle system components; the impact of transportation systems on the environment; communication skills; and transportation-related careers.
Prerequisite: None
 
TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY
(Workplace Prep) TTJ 3E1   Grade 11
Credit Value: 1
This course examines the various types of land, air, and/or marine vehicles and vehicle systems found within the transportation sector. Students will acquire identification, troubleshooting, repairing, and testing skills that meet industry standards and government regulations. In addition to developing employability and technical skills, they will explore the broad range of career opportunities within this sector, and will examine the impact of the transportation sector on people, society and the environment.
Prerequisite: None
 
TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY
(Workplace Prep) TTJ 4E1   Grade 12
Credit Value: 1
This course examines the commonalities of land, air, and/or marine vehicles and transportation systems.  Students will develop safe workplace habits and business management skills and will use diagnostic, hand and power tools effectively to service and repair vehicles to meet industry standards and safety inspections. They will also research the entry requirements for apprenticeship training programs and develop the employability and technical skills required for entry into the workplace
Prerequisite: TTJ 3C1
 
CITI MOTIV: MOTIVE POWER PROGRAM:
An Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Automotive Service Technician
 
This program allows students to earn six high school credits while training as registered apprentices.  The theory part of the program is taught at Centennial College.
 
The grade 11 program (2 credits) components include: 3 weeks high school curriculum in transportation; 3 days  of co-op pre-placement orientation; 10 weeks of trade-specific instructions at Vanier and Centennial College; and the remainder of the semester in co-operative education placements as an automotive service technician.
 
The grade 12 year will be a 4-credit package.  Students will attend 4 weeks at Vanier and 10 weeks at Centennial College, and the remainder of the semester at a work placement.
 
By the end of grade 12, students will have completed the common core or one-third of their apprenticeship program.
More information about this program can be obtained by contacting the Student Services Department or the transportation instructor.
 
  
 
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