Career and Technology Studies
The goal of CTS is to link school programming in the applied arts areas to both workplace needs and to the character of changing technology. Each module in the CTS area is valued at one credit. Students typically complete six modules in a one-semester CTS course.
Information Processing 10 (6 credits)
Information Processing 10 is an introductory course designed to introduce students to the various software applications in the Microsoft Office 2007 suite. Emphasis will be placed on current and future technologies and the impact of computer technology on our daily lives. Students will complete 1 credit modules and will focus on earning 6 or more credits during the semester. Modules at the introductory level are prerequisites for advanced study in Computers 20 and 30.
Communication Technology 10 (6 credits)
This sequence of introductory courses is in continuous change and focuses on the technology that is presently altering our society. The courses provide students with 1 credit modules which focus on discovering and developing skills to relay messages effectively through the use of digital presentation, graphic design, animation, print, web design, photography, communication skills and audio/video. Modules at the introductory level are prerequisites for advanced study in Computers 20 and 30.
Computers 20 and 30 (6 credits)
Computers 20-30 is a combination of the intermediate and advanced level courses offered in both Information Processing and Communication Technology. This course is taught in a student-centered environment through specialized projects that allow students to extend their exploration of various media and/or focus on a career pathway.
Fashion Studies 10, 20, 30 (6 credits)
The Fashion Studies Program allows students to gain expertise in lifetime skills while exploring their creativity. Clothing Construction, Couture, Costuming, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Design, Merchandising, Fibre Arts, and Digital Embroidery are some of the pathways that can be explored in the over 40 courses offered at the three levels. Students expand on areas of interest and skill level. Students will develop an insight into the Fashion Industry which may lead into the workplace or a related post-secondary program.
Foods 10, 20, 30 (6 credits)
This course sequence enables students to develop a broad interest in foods in such a way that they are motivated to continue practicing and learning about food. Students will cultivate their individual talents and interests through the study of Food Basics, Baking Basics, Meal Planning for Enjoyment, Convenience Foods, Simple Snacks and Canadian Foods.
Construction Technology 10, 20, 30 (6 credits)
Students selecting modules in this course sequence have an opportunity to investigate and develop skills and attitudes related to the design, construction, and maintenance of houses. Areas of study include safety, use of the wood lathe, and construction of cabinets and furniture. Students will be required to pay for all projects over and above the base fee.
Financial Management 10-20 (6 credits)
Financial Management 10-20 provides students the opportunity to learn about the development and use of financial information. Students will see how this information is applied in business and personal life. This course is important for anyone planning to work in business. A minimum of 50% in Math 9 is recommended for success in this course.
Financial Management 30 (6 credits)
Prerequisite Financial Management 10/20 - this course is designed around running the school store. We will cover the many aspects of running a small business including: business structure, marketing, management, accounting, financial analysis and inventory control in a hands-on environment. Where appropriate we will complete research projects to gain the knowledge needed to make informed decisions.
Promotions 20-30 (6 credits)
Prerequisite Communication Technology 10 - the goal of this course is to promote the many events that go on in our school through the use of various media including:
TVs throughout the school
Digital Marquee outside
School web page
Year-end Colour Day Video
Bulletin boards throughout the school
· Students will complete “Courses” from the Marketing and Management and Communication Technology strands in CTS.
Legal Studies 20-30 (6 credits)
Legal Studies 20-30 allows students to explore modules that focus on public law (the legal relationship between the government and the citizen) and private law (the legal relationships between individuals). Students will become familiar with the influence, impact and complexities of these laws in their daily lives. The goal is for students to complete 3 modules at the 20 level and 3 at the 30 level.