Technological Studies

Our shop program offers a chance to explore and experience technical studies in a modern and well-equipped facility. Students are invited to explore both theory and the practical application of skills in a variety of areas such as Manufacturing Technology, Transportation Technology, Construction Technology, and Canoe Construction. The Manufacturing Technology program features a welding shop with Stick, TIG, and MIG welding machines and individual welding booths for hands-on instruction and learning. The shop is equipped with a milling machine, a lathe, drill presses, and various other mechanical and precision measuring tools. In the Construction Technology program, students experience and apply both theory and skills commonly associated with residential and light industrial construction. In the Transportation Technology program, students explore the theory, operation, maintenance, and repair of some of the common areas of everyday vehicles and machinery. Students will be exposed to a variety of modes of power and transportation, including cars, light trucks, large trucks, and farm and construction machinery. Students are invited to take courses in technical studies to broaden their interests and education, whether or not they are planning to pursue the skilled trades or engineering.

Transportation Technology, Grade 10, Open (TTJ2O – Part 1) 0.5 credit

This course introduces students to the service and maintenance of vehicles, aircraft,
and/or watercraft. Students will develop knowledge and skills related to the construction
and operation of vehicle/craft systems and learn maintenance and repair techniques.
Student projects may include the construction of a self-propelled vehicle or craft, engine
service, tire/wheel service, electrical/battery service, and proper body care. Students
will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will explore
secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the transportation industry.

Prerequisite: None

Manufacturing Technology, Grade 10, Open (TMJ2O – Part 1) 0.5 credit

This course introduces students to the manufacturing industry by giving them an opportunity to design and fabricate products using a variety of processes, tools, and equipment. Students will learn about technical drawing, properties and preparation of materials, and manufacturing techniques. Student projects may include a robotic challenge, a design challenge, or a fabrication project involving processes such as machining, welding, vacuum forming, or injection moulding. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to manufacturing and will learn about secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the industry.

Prerequisite: None

Construction Engineering Technology, Grade 11, College Preparation (TCJ3C)

This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills related to residential construction. Students will gain hands on experience using a variety of construction materials, processes, tools, and equipment; learn about building design and planning construction projects; create and interpret working drawings and sections; and learn how the Ontario Building Code and other regulations and standards apply to construction projects. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and explore career opportunities in the field.

Prerequisite: None

Manufacturing Technology, Grade 11, College Preparation (TMJ3C)

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills through hands-on, project based learning. Students will acquire design, fabrication, and problem-solving skills while using tools and equipment such as lathes, mills, welders, computer-aided machines, robots, and control systems. Students may have opportunities to obtain industry-standard certification and training. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to manufacturing and will learn about pathways leading to careers in the industry.

Prerequisite: None

Custom Woodworking Fundamentals, Grade 11 Workplace Preparation (TWJ4E)

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.

Child Development and Gerontology, Grade 12, College Preparation (TOJ4C)

This course enables students to examine the stages of child development and the aging process. Students will study the processes of disease and factors contributing to health and well-being in early and later life, and will develop skills required to meet the needs of children and older adults (care skills). Students will also learn about legislation governing the care of children and older adults; evaluate social and recreational activities, programs, and services for improving quality of life; and develop an awarenessof health and safety issues, environmental and social issues, and career opportunities related to child care and gerontology.