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Exploring Computer Technology TEJ1O1
This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills in computer technology, which encompasses computer systems, networking, interfacing, and programming, as well as electronics and robotics. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Exploring Technologies 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. 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Introduction to Computer Studies ICS2O1
This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practices. Students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Technological Design TDJ2O1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Communications Technology - Print & Graphic Design TGJ2OG
This course introduces students to communications technology from a print and graphic design perspective. Students will work in the areas of print and graphic communications, graphic design, photography, interactive media and web design. Student projects may include computer-based activities such as designing movie posters, websites, editing photos and developing animations. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology. Students will explore secondary and post-secondary education and training pathways, and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
COURSE NOTE: This course is UNIQUE to Governor Simcoe Secondary School.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Communications Technology - TV, Film & Video TGJ2OM
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. Students will explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways, and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
COURSE NOTE: This course is UNIQUE to Governor Simcoe Secondary School.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Manufacturing Technology 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. 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Introduction to Computer Science ICS3U1
This course introduces students to computer science. 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2D1 - English - Academic or ENG2P1 - English - Applied
Personal Home Maintenance 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. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore postsecondary and career opportunities in the field.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D1 - English - Academic or ENG1P1 - English - Applied
Technological Design TDJ3M1
This activity based course in industrial and engineering design will encourage students to use their imagination while testing their ability to construct creative solutions to real life technical problems. A variety of methods and computer software programs will be used to complete these designs.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: TDJ2O1 - Technological Design
Computer Engineering Technology 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. 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D1 - English - Academic or ENG1P1 - English - Applied
Computer Engineering Technology: Robotics and Control Systems TER3M1
The robotics-focus computer engineering course follows the same curriculum expectations as the standard computer engineering course (TEJ3M1). These concepts are explored through the construction, design, programming, and operation of robotics platforms. Topics include: direct control of the robot from a remote, the use of buttons to activate specific preset motions, and the creation of basic autonomous robot routines using timers and a variety of sensors. No previous programming, robotics, or computer engineering experience is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2D1 - English - Academic or ENG2P1 - English - Applied
Communications Technology: Print and Graphic Communications TGG3M1
This course will give students a first hand experience with design basics, visual arts, desktop publishing, graphic design, computer graphics, digital photography, multimedia and interactive web design. Students will develop designs for logos, advertisements, magazines, movie posters, digital photography and much more. Students will be introduced to software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash and Dreamweaver. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology. Students will explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways, and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
COURSE NOTE: This course is UNIQUE to Governor Simcoe Secondary School. It is recommended that students have taken TGJ 2OG in preparation for this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D1 - English - Academic or ENG1P1 - English - Applied
Communications Technology: Interactive New Media and Animation TGI3M1
This course will focus on the creation of animation and innovative multimedia productions. Students will learn 2D and 3D character design, 2D and 3D animation, 3D modeling, motion graphics, video compositioning (green screening techniques), and special effects applications to name a few. Emphasis will be on animation as well as the interaction/combination of media. Students will be introduced to software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash and Dreamweaver. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology. Students will explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways, and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: TGJ2OG - Communications Technology - Print & Graphic Design or TGJ2OM - Communications Technology - TV, Film & Video or ENG1D1 - English - Academic or ENG1P1 - English - Applied
Communications Technology: Radio, Audio and Sound Production TGR3M1
This course examines communications technology from a media perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce media projects in the area of radio and audio production, with a focus on podcasting and broadcast journalism. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology. Students will explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways, and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D1 - English - Academic or ENG1P1 - English - Applied
Communications Technology: TV, Video and Movie Production TGV3M1
This course introduces students to communications technology by integrating video production, computer graphics and media studies. Students will improve hands-on technical skills while applying techniques in Digital Photography, Digital Sound Editing, Video Camera Applications and Computer Animation. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology. Students will explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways, and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
COURSE NOTE: This course is UNIQUE to Governor Simcoe Secondary School. It is recommended that students have taken TGJ 2OM in preparation for this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D1 - English - Academic or ENG1P1 - English - Applied
Manufacturing Technology 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D1 - English - Academic or ENG1P1 - English - Applied
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 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. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to manufacturing and will learn about pathways leading to careers in the industry.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: TMJ2O1 - Manufacturing Technology
Computer Science ICS4U1
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 analyse 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ICS3U1 - Introduction to Computer Science
Technological Design: Architectural Design TDA4M1
This course will introduce students to the world of engineering with a strong emphasis on Architectural Design. AutoDesk Professional Suite 2015 and a variety of software programs will aid in the research and delivery of a product ready for marketing. Once designs are completed, a scale model of your home will be your final project.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TDJ3M1 - Technological Design
Computer Engineering Technology TEJ4M1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TEJ3M1 - Computer Engineering Technology or TER3M1 - Computer Engineering Technology: Robotics and Control Systems
Computer Engineering Technology: Robotics and Control Systems TER4M1
The robotics-focus computer engineering course follows the same curriculum expectations as the standard computer engineering (TEJ4M1). These concepts are explored through the construction, design, programming, and operation of robotics platforms. Students will learn how to create complex, precise, and repeatable autonomous robotics routines using a wide variety of sensors.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TER3M1 - Computer Engineering Technology: Robotics and Control Systems
Communications Technology: Print and Graphic Communications TGG4M1
Students will study advanced elements of design, graphics, commercial art and illustration, web design, photography and packaging. The students will be involved with a range of real-life experiences that connect these skills to practical situations. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology. 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.
COURSE NOTE: This course is UNIQUE to Governor Simcoe Secondary School.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TGG3M1 - Communications Technology: Print and Graphic Communications
Communications Technology: Interactive New Media and Animation TGI4M1
This course will focus on the creation of animation and innovative multimedia productions. Students will learn 2D and 3D character design, 2D and 3D animation, 3D modeling, motion graphics, video compositioning (green screening techniques), and special effects applications to name a few. Emphasis will be on animation as well as the interaction/combination of 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TGG3M1 - Communications Technology: Print and Graphic Communications or TGI3M1 - Communications Technology: Interactive New Media and Animation or TGV3M1 - Communications Technology: TV, Video and Movie Production
Photography and Digital Imagery TGP4M1
Students will be given the opportunity to learn skills in the area of Photography and Digital Imagery. This includes how the SLR camera works, design principles and composition in photography, digital enhancement and digital manipulation. Students will be introduced to software such as Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw and Bridge. Students should have access to a 35 mm digital SLR camera. Some cameras will be available for the semester for a deposit of $200. 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.
COURSE NOTE: This program is UNIQUE to Governor Simcoe Secondary School.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AVI2O1 - Visual Arts or AVI3M1 - Visual Arts or AVI4M1 - Visual Arts or TGJ2OG - Communications Technology - Print & Graphic Design or TGJ2OM - Communications Technology - TV, Film & Video or TGG3M1 - Communications Technology: Print and Graphic Communications or TGV3M1 - Communications Technology: TV, Video and Movie Production or TGG4M1 - Communications Technology: Print and Graphic Communications or TGV4M1 - Communications Technology: TV, Video and Movie Production
Communications Technology: Radio, Audio and Sound Production TGR4M1
This course enables students to further develop media knowledge and skills while designing and producing projects in the area of radio and audio production, with a focus on podcasting and broadcast journalism. 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TGR3M1 - Communications Technology: Radio, Audio and Sound Production
Communications Technology: TV, Video and Movie Production TGV4M1
This course examines film and television from idea development and writing, to production. Techniques illustrated in this course outline the elements used in the area of film making and television broadcast. Students will develop knowledge and skills relating to the complex components, techniques and procedures required in film making. Students also study industry standards, regulations, and health and safety issues. They will explore careers, the importance of lifelong learning, and the impact of communications technology on society and the environment.
COURSE NOTE: This course is UNIQUE to Governor Simcoe Secondary School.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TGV3M1 - Communications Technology: TV, Video and Movie Production
Manufacturing Technology TMJ4C1
This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to machining, welding, print reading, computer numerical control (CNC), 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-standard training and certification. Students will expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues and career opportunities in the manufacturing industry.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TMJ3C1 - Manufacturing Technology
Manufacturing Engineering Technology TMJ4M1
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 analyse and solve complex problems involved in manufacturing products. Students will expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues and of career opportunities in the manufacturing industry.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TMJ3M1 - Manufacturing Engineering Technology