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Construction Technology TCJ2OI
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. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the industry.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Green Industries THJ2OH
This course introduces students to the various sectors of the green industries – agriculture, forestry, horticulture, floristry, and landscaping. Using materials, processes, and techniques commonly employed in these industries, students will participate in a number of hands-on projects that may include plant or animal propagation; production, maintenance, and harvesting activities; the development of floral or landscaping designs; and/or related construction activities. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to green industry activities, learn about safe and healthy working practices, and explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various industry sectors.
COURSE NOTE: Students enrolled in this course will earn two half credits - 1/2 credit TCH2OH and 1/2 credit TCJ2OH
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take TCJ2OH - Green Industries
Carpentry & Home Repair (Females Only Construction Technology) TCC3EF
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to construction and home repair including carpentry, woodworking, masonry, electrical systems and plumbing. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience using a variety of materials, tools, and equipment to repair, design, lay out, and build projects. They will also explore postsecondary and career opportunities in home repair and the building trades. This course may allow students to achieve industry recognized certifications (CPR Level A, Elevating Work Platforms, Fall Protection, Fork Lift License) in conjunction with related core courses for the Specialist High Skills Major Program (SHSM) in Construction.
COURSE NOTE: This course intended for females only.

This course may be used as a prerequisite for the Community Homebuild Program.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 11
Construction Technology TCJ3EI
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
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: TCJ3EX - Home Build Program for Grade 11 is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Custom Woodworking TWJ3EI
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 will explore apprenticeships, postsecondary training, and career opportunities in the field that may be pursued directly after graduation. The primary focus of this program is to introduce students to the woodworking field. Students will develop skills in measurement, drafting and layout and practice the safe use of a variety of industry-standard woodworking machines and tools.
COURSE NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students have successfully completed either the Grade 10 or 11 Construction Technology course before considering this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 11
Home Build Program for Grade 11 TCJ3EX
Community Home Build students, as part of a supervised construction crew, build a house from the foundation up. They will gain experience in residential construction (e.g., framing, wiring, plumbing, insulating, dry walling and trimming). Students are on-site for 3 periods of the school day during semester two earning one Grade 11 Construction Technology credit and two Co-op credits. Students must be 16 years of age by the start of the program, to participate in the Community Home Build Program.
More information and forms at http://coop.wcdsb.ca/ Guidance & Co-op office
COURSE NOTE: Access to Co-op is based on student readiness and program availability.
• Complete the Application Form, Parent Permission & Teacher Reference Forms.
• Students will be contacted by a Co-op teacher for an interview.
• Students are responsible for placement costs (e.g., work boots)
CREDIT: 1TYPE: ApprenticeshipGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take TCJ3EC - Homebuild Program: OYAP - General Carpenter - Co-op Component
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: TCJ3EI - Construction Technology is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Exploring the Construction Trades (3 Dual Credits) TCT4C3
Explore Construction Careers; trade areas may include
• Plumbing
• Electrical
• Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
• Carpentry
• Brick & Stone Masonry
This three credit program provides students from all 5 high schools with an opportunity to explore Construction careers, while gaining safety training and basic skill development in specific skilled trades. Classes will be held at the Waterloo Campus of Conestoga College for 3 hours in the morning during first semester. A Conestoga College teacher will deliver the instruction in each area and a secondary school teacher will be assigned to support the students and the delivery of the program. Transportation to the college will be arranged through the School/College/Work Initiative. The cost of safety boots and safety glasses will be covered up to a maximum of $100 per student.
COURSE NOTE: Co-op is recommended for the following semester. Priority will be given to students interested in a college or apprenticeship pathway and needing credits to graduate.
CREDIT: 3TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TCJ3EI - Construction Technology
Construction Technology TCJ4EI
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. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore entrepreneurship and career opportunities in the industry that may be pursued directly after graduation.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TCJ3EI - Construction Technology or TCJ3EX - Home Build Program for Grade 11
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: TCJ4EX - Homebuild Program for Grade 12 is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Custom Woodworking TWJ4EI
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. Students in this course will continue to hone their skills in measurement, layout and manufacture as they complete several complex woodworking projects. This course is designed to lead students to further study at the college level and can lead to apprenticeship.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TWJ3EI - Custom Woodworking
OYAP (Concentrated): Cabinetmaker TWJ4ET
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.
COURSE NOTE: Only students accepted into the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) will be admitted into this course. Students apply for Concentrated OYAP by filling out a Co-op application form.
CREDIT: 3TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TWJ3EI - Custom Woodworking
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take TWJ4EC - OYAP (Concentrated): Cabinetmaker - Co-op Component
CAPP Dual Credit (College Apprenticeship Preparation & Co-op) CAPP
CAPP Dual Credit (College Apprenticeship Preparation & Co-op) programs are for students focused on careers as an:
• Automotive Service Technician
• Brick & Stone Mason
• Cook
• General Machinist or Tool & Die Maker
• Truck & Coach Technician
• Welder

These programs operate in partnership with Conestoga College. Students are registered as an OYAP Participants at the start of the program and work towards completing pre-apprenticeship training for their chosen trade, as well as completing hours through Co-op, that may apply towards their apprenticeship. Students will earn (2) secondary credits for successful completion of the college courses and (2) Co-op credits.
A Grade 11 and/or 12 related Tech course is required as a prerequisite. These programs will run semester two and are only for Grade 12 students who need 4 credits or fewer to graduate and have all compulsory credits completed by the end of Semester 1 of Grade 12.
COURSE NOTE: Access to Co-op is based on student readiness and program availability.
• Complete the Application Form, Parent Permission & Teacher Reference Forms.
• Students will be contacted by a Co-op teacher for an interview.
• Students are responsible for placement costs (e.g., transportation).
More information and forms at http://coop.wcdsb.ca/ Guidance & Co-op Office
CREDIT: 4TYPE: ApprenticeshipGRADE: 12
Homebuild Program for Grade 12 TCJ4EX
Community Home Build students, as part of a supervised construction crew, build a house from the foundation up. They will gain experience in residential construction (e.g., framing, wiring, plumbing, insulating, drywall and trim work). Students are on-site for 3 periods of the school day, for a full semester, earning one Grade 12 Construction Technology credit and two Co-op credits.
COURSE NOTE: Access to Co-op is based on student readiness and program availability.
• Complete the Application Form, Parent Permission & Teacher Reference Forms.
• Students will be contacted by a Co-op teacher for an interview.
• Students are responsible for placement costs (e.g. work boots)
More information and forms at Guidance & Co-op office
CREDIT: 1TYPE: ApprenticeshipGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TCJ3EI - Construction Technology or TCC3EF - Carpentry & Home Repair (Females Only Construction Technology) or TCJ3EX - Home Build Program for Grade 11
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take TCJ4EC - Homebuild Program: OYAP - General Carpenter - Co-op Component
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: TCJ4EI - Construction Technology is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.