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View Computer Studies on p.31 and Technological Education on pgs 47-50 of the 2023-24 WCDSB Course Calendar. OR see below for course descriptions and prerequisites.
 
Additionally, explore WCDSB's Student Success programs on pgs 8-9, Pathway Explorations (courses offered to all WCDSB students) on p.12 and School based courses offered at Bishop Macdonell on p.13
GRADE 9 EXPLORING TECHNOLOGIES
(OPEN – TIJ1O1)
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. In these courses, students will develop an awareness of
environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and post-secondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.
GRADE 10 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIONS IN THE CHANGING WORLD (OPEN - ICD2O)
This course helps students develop cutting-edge digital technology and computer programming skills that will support them in contributing to and leading the global economic, scientific and societal innovations of tomorrow. Students will learn and apply coding concepts and skills to build hands-on projects and investigate artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and other emerging digital technologies that connect to a wide range of fields and careers. Using critical thinking skills with a focus on digital citizenship, students will investigate the appropriate use and development of the digital technologies that they encounter every day, as well as the benefits and limitations of these technologies.

GRADE 11 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE  (UNIVERSITY PREPARATION – ICS3U1)
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 programs. 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.

GRADE 11 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (COLLEGE PREPARATION – ICS3C1)
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 post-secondary opportunities in computer-related fields.

GRADE 12 COMPUTER SCIENCE (UNIVERSITY PREPARATION – ICS4U1)
PREREQUISITE: ICS 3U1
This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills in computer science. Students will use modular design principles to create complex and fully documented programs, according to industry standards. Student teams will manage a large software development project, from planning through to project review. Students will also analyze algorithms for effectiveness. They will investigate ethical issues in computing and further explore
environmental issues, emerging technologies, areas of research in computer science, and careers in the field.

GRADE 12 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (COLLEGE PREPARATION – ICS4C1)
PREREQUISITE: ICS3C1
Students will learn object-oriented programming concepts, create object-oriented software solutions, and design graphical user interfaces. Student teams will plan and carry out a software development project using industry-standard programming tools and proper project management techniques. Students will also investigate ethical
issues in computing, and computer-related careers.
GRADE 10 COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY (OPEN – TEJ2O1) 
This course introduces students to computer systems, networking, and interfacing, as well as electronics and robotics. Students will assemble, repair and configure computers with various types of operating systems and application software. Students will build small electronic circuits and write computer programs to control simple peripheral devices or robots.

GRADE 11 COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION – TEJ3M1)
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. This hands-on course will feature projects with robotics and control systems.

GRADE 12 COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION – TEJ4M1)
PREREQUISITE: TEJ3M1
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. This hands-on course will feature projects with robotics and control systems.
GRADE 10 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (OPEN – TGJ2O1)
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 animation. Student projects may include computer-based activities such as creating videos, editing photos, working with audio, cartooning, developing animations, and designing web pages. This course is a great foundation for the M&T Graphics Factory. 

GRADE 11 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION – TGJ3M1)
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 may include TV, video, and movie production; radio and audio production; print and graphic communications; photography; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; and interactive new media.
 
GRADE 11 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY – YEARBOOK AND WEB DESIGN (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION - TGJ3MY)
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of photography, layout design, publishing, web design, journalism, and marketing, with the focus on planning and designing the school yearbook. Practical projects will include designing layout spreads for the yearbook, photographing and reporting on major
school events, updating the school website, as well as developing the necessary skills required in advertising and editing. This class works daily alongside the Jostens Year Tech program, which is available online only. Students will expand their awareness of practical issues related to communications technology, and will explore postsecondary education and career opportunity practical training. This course requires multi-tasking and organization, and the class is held accountable to a publishing company, the student body, faculty, and the community. 

GRADE 11 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: PRINT AND GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION – TGG3M1)
This course has the same expectations as TGJ 3M1, but has an emphasis in Print and Graphic Communications. It is recommended students take TGJ2O1 or TGJ3M1 prior to enrolling in this course.

GRADE 11 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: INTERACTIVE NEW MEDIA AND ANIMATION (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION - TGI3M1)
This course has the same expectations as TGJ3M1, but has an emphasis on 3D modelling and animation.

GRADE 11 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: TV, VIDEO AND MOVIE PRODUCTION (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION – TGV3M1)
This course has the same expectations as TGJ 3M1, but has an emphasis in TV, Video and Movie Production.
 
GRADE 11 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: BROADCAST AND PRINT PRODUCTION (OPEN – TGJ3O1)
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.

GRADE 11 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: PRINT AND GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS (OPEN – TGG301)
This course has the same expectations as TGJ 301, but has an emphasis in Print and Graphic Communications.

GRADE 11 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: TV, VIDEO AND MOVIE PRODUCTION (OPEN – TGV301)
This course has the same expectations as TGJ 301, but has an emphasis in TV, Video and Movie Production.

GRADE 12 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION – TGJ4M1)
PREREQUISITE TGJ3M1
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 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. 

GRADE 12 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: PRINT AND GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION– TGG4M1)
This course has the same expectations as TGJ 4M1, but has an emphasis in Print and Graphic Communications.

GRADE 12 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: INTERACTIVE NEW MEDIA AND ANIMATION (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION - TGI4M1)
This course has the same expectations as TGJ3M1, but has an emphasis on 3D modelling and animation.

GRADE 12 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: TV, VIDEO AND MOVIE PRODUCTION (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION– TGV4M1)
This course has the same expectations as TGJ 4M1, but has an emphasis in TV, Video and Movie Production.

GRADE 12 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: DIGITAL IMAGERY AND WEB DESIGN (OPEN - TGJ4O1)
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 will explore postsecondary education, training, and career opportunities.

GRADE 12 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: PRINT AND GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS (OPEN – TGG401)
This course has the same expectations as TGJ 401, but has an emphasis in Print and Graphic Communications. 

GRADE 12 COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: TV, VIDEO AND MOVIE PRODUCTION (OPEN – TGV401)
This course has the same expectations as TGJ 401, but has an emphasis in TV, Video and Movie Production.
GRADE 10 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY (OPEN – TCJ2O1)
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, as appropriate. This course is a great foundation for the Homebuild and/or Renovation programs.

GRADE 11 CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (COLLEGE PREPARATION – TCJ3C1)
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.

GRADE 11 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY (WORKPLACE PREPARATION – TCJ3E1)
This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills related to carpentry, masonry, electrical systems, heating and cooling, and plumbing for residential construction. Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools, and equipment to design, lay out, and build projects. They will create and read technical drawings, learn construction terminology, interpret building codes and regulations, and apply mathematical skills as they develop construction projects.

GRADE 11 CUSTOM WOODWORKING (WORKPLACE PREPARATION – TWJ3E1)
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 explore apprenticeships, post-secondary training, and career opportunities in the field that may be pursued directly after graduation.

GRADE 12 CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (COLLEGE PREPARATION – TCJ4C1)
PREREQUISITE: TCJ3C1
This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to residential construction and to explore light commercial construction. Students will gain hands on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools, and equipment and will learn more about building design and project planning. They will continue to create and interpret construction drawings and will extend their knowledge of construction terminology and of relevant building codes and regulations, as well as health and safety standards and practices.

GRADE 12 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY (WORKPLACE PREPARATION – TCJ4E1)
PREREQUISITE: TCJ3E1
This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills related to residential construction and to explore light commercial construction. Students will continue to gain hands on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools, and equipment; create and interpret construction drawings; and learn more about building design and project planning. They will expand their knowledge of terminology, codes and regulations, and health and safety standards related to residential and light commercial construction.

GRADE 12 CUSTOM WOODWORKING (WORKPLACE PREPARATION – TWJ4E1)
PREREQUISITE: TWJ3E1
This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the planning, design, and construction of cabinets and furniture for residential and/or commercial projects. 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.
GRADE 11 HAIRSTYLING AND AESTHETICS (WORKPLACE PREPARATION - TXJ3E1)
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in cosmetology and offers a variety of applications that will equip students to provide services for a diverse clientele. Students will identify trends in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry, learn about related health and safety laws, and expand their communication and interpersonal skills through interactions with peers and clients. Students will also consider environmental and societal issues related to the industry, and will acquire a more detailed knowledge of apprenticeships and direct-entry work positions.

GRADE 12 HAIRSTYLING AND AESTHETICS (WORKPLACE PREPARATION - TXJ4E1)
PREREQUISITE: TXJ3E1
This course enables students to develop increased proficiency in a wide range of hairstyling and aesthetics services. Working in a salon/spa team environment, students will strengthen their fundamental cosmetology skills and develop an understanding of common business practices and strategies in the salon/spa industry. Students will also expand their understanding of environmental and societal issues and their knowledge of postsecondary destinations in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry
GRADE 10 MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (OPEN – TMJ2O1)
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.

GRADE 11 MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION – TMJ3M1)
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to design, process planning, control systems and quality assurance. Students will use a broad range of tools and equipment and will combine modern manufacturing techniques and processes with computer-aided manufacturing as they develop critical decision-making, problem-solving and project-management skills.

GRADE 11 MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (COLLEGE PREPARATION – TMJ3C1)
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.

GRADE 11 MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (WORKPLACE PREPARATION – TMJ3E1)
This hands-on, project-based course is designed for students planning to enter an occupation or apprenticeship in manufacturing directly after graduation. Students will work on a variety of manufacturing projects, developing knowledge and skills in design, fabrication, and problem solving and using tools and equipment such as engine lathes, milling machines, and welding machines. In addition, students may have the opportunity to acquire industry standard certification and training
 
GRADE 12 MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION– TMJ4M1)
PREREQUISITE: TMJ3M1
This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to design, process planning, control systems, project-management, quality assurance, and business operations. Students will use a broad range of tools and equipment, enhance their skills in computer-aided design, and collaborate in managing a project. Students will critically analyze and solve complex problems involved in manufacturing products.

GRADE 12 MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (COLLEGE PREPARATION – TMJ4C1)
PREREQUISITE: TMJ3C1
This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to machining, welding, print reading, computer numerical control, robotics and design. Students will develop proficiency in using mechanical, pneumatic, electronic, and computer control systems in a project-based learning environment and may have opportunities to obtain industry-related training and certification.

GRADE 12 MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (WORKPLACE PREPARATION – TMJ4E1)
PREREQUISITE: TMJ3E1
This project-driven, hands-on course builds on students’ experiences in manufacturing technology. Students will further develop knowledge and skills related to the use of engine lathes, milling machines, welding machines, and other related tools and equipment as they design and fabricate solutions to a variety of technological challenges in manufacturing. Students may have opportunities to acquire industry-standard training and certification.
GRADE 11 TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION – TDJ3M1)
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.

GRADE 12 TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREPARATION – TDJ4M1)
PREREQUISITE: TDJ3M1
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 their communication methods to present their designs.
GRADE 10 TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY (OPEN – TTJ2O1)
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 post secondary pathways leading to careers in the transportation industry.

GRADE 11 TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY(COLLEGE PREPARATION – TTJ3C1)
This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine, electrical, suspension, brake, and steering systems on vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft. Students will develop communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation and will learn about apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the transportation industry.

GRADE 11 TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY: VEHICLE OWNERSHIP (OPEN – TTJ301)
This general interest course enables students to become familiar with the options and features of various vehicles, issues of registration, and the legal requirements affecting vehicle owners. Students will also learn about vehicle financing and insurance, vehicle maintenance, emergency procedures, and the responsibilities of being a vehicle owner. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to vehicle ownership and use, and will explore career opportunities in the transportation industry.

GRADE 12 TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY (COLLEGE PREPARATION – TTJ4C1)
PREREQUISITE: TTJ3C1
This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine management systems; power trains; steering/control, suspension, brake, and body systems on vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft; and/or small engine products. Students will refine communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation and their knowledge of apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the transportation industry.

GRADE 12 TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY: VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (WORKPLACE PREPARATION – TTJ4E1)
This course introduces students to the servicing, repair, and maintenance of vehicles through practical applications. The course is appropriate for all students as a general interest course to prepare them for future vehicle operation, care, and maintenance or for entry into an apprenticeship in the motive power trades. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation and will learn about careers in the transportation industry and the skills and training required for them.
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For all inquiries about our Technological Education Dept., please contact Bishop Macdonell's Technological Education Dept. Head, Hohai Nguyen [email protected] 

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