Menu Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
General
Disciplines
Technological Education
Exploring Technologies TIJ1O1
This course enables students to explore and to develop technological knowledge and skills first introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will be given the opportunity to design and to create products and/or to provide service skills related to the various technological fields. Exploring a variety of tools, equipment, and software commonly used in industry, students will develop application skills and an awareness of societal and environmental issues. Students will begin to research secondary and post-secondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.
COURSE NOTE: To view a VIDEO with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Introduction to Computer Studies ICS2O1
This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and will write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts. Students will 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 will develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers.
COURSE NOTE: No experience necessary!
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, will create designs, will build models and/or prototypes, and will 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. Students will learn about secondary and postsecondary education and training leading to careers in the field.
COURSE NOTE: To connect to the Tech Design website with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Communications Technology 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 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 post-secondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
COURSE NOTE: To view a VIDEO with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
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.
COURSE NOTE: No experience necessary!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
Technological Design 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. Students will develop an awareness of environmental, societal, and cultural issues related to technological design, and will explore career opportunities in the field, as well as the college and/or university program requirements for them.
COURSE NOTE: To connect to the Tech Design website with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
Communications Technology 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. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues. Students will explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
COURSE NOTE: To view a VIDEO with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
Communications Technology: Photography and Digital Imaging TGP3M1
A well-crafted photographic image is a powerful communication tool in media, advertising, broadcasting and journalism. This course examines communications technology from a photographic and digital imaging perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce well-composed and edited images. Students will also gain field experience, as they engage with both their school community and the greater St. Catharines community to capture current events and local issues through the still image. Students will use Photoshop advanced editing techniques and will also learn to operate digital SLR cameras. Studio and field photography will be examined and students will learn to use lighting to create professional photographic images. Students will learn what it takes to produce effective meaningful digital photographic images — a skill that can be applied to many career goals including advertising, journalism, business and media. This course qualifies as one senior Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) credit.
COURSE NOTE: To view a VIDEO with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
Communications Technology: TV, Video and Movie Production TGV3M1
This is an emphasis course of 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. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields. This course places a strong emphasis on broadcast and live video production, electronic news gathering, and pre-recorded, digitally edited television and video projects.
COURSE NOTE: To view a VIDEO with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
Computer Science ICS4U1
This course enables students to develop further 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 TDJ4M1
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, to design, to build, and to assess solutions that meet specific human needs, using illustrations, presentation drawings, and other communication methods to present their designs. Students will enhance their problem-solving and communication skills. Students will explore career opportunities and the postsecondary education and training requirements for them.
COURSE NOTE: To connect to the Tech Design website with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TDJ3M1 - Technological Design
Communications Technology - BROADCASTING TGJ4MB
Sign up for this class and be a part of the creative team that broadcasts SWCTV News! This course is ideal for anyone looking to pursue post-secondary education in television, film, photography, journalism or media production. This course examines communications technology from a broadcasting and journalism perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce live broadcasts that will be used in the school throughout the semester. Students will also gain field experience, as they engage with both their school community and the greater St.Catharines community to report on current events and local issues. Students will use iMovie and Final Cut for video editing, and will also learn to operate professional HD studio cameras and to use lighting to create professional video products. Using sophisticated equipment, students will learn what it takes to work in television broadcasting and media production.

Projects produced by SWCTV have been recognized provincially and nationally, including a gold medal in TV Video production at the 2012 Skills Canada Competition. This course qualifies as one senior Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) credit.
COURSE NOTE: Please note that this is a Period 1 course and it has an early start time. Please speak with Ms. Pomeroy for more details.

To view a VIDEO with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
IF you do not have the pre-req for this course BUT you have substantial "outside" experience that would make you a GREAT student for this course, please speak with Ms. Pomeroy - she can be found in the STUDIO!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TGJ3M1 - Communications Technology or TGP3M1 - Communications Technology: Photography and Digital Imaging or TGV3M1 - Communications Technology: TV, Video and Movie Production
Communications Technology: Photography and Digital Imaging TGP4M1
A well-crafted photographic image is a powerful communication tool in media, advertising, broadcasting and journalism. This course examines communications technology from a photographic and digital imaging perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce well-composed and edited images. Students will also gain field experience, as they engage with both their school community and the greater St. Catharines community to capture current events and local issues through the still image. Students will use Photoshop advanced editing techniques and will also learn to operate digital SLR cameras. Studio and field photography will be examined and students will learn to use lighting to create professional photographic images. Students will learn what it takes to produce effective meaningful digital photographic images — a skill that can be applied to many career goals including advertising, journalism, business and media. This course qualifies as one senior Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) credit.
COURSE NOTE: To view a VIDEO with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TGP3M1 - Communications Technology: Photography and Digital Imaging or TGJ3M1 - Communications Technology
Communications Technology: TV, Video and Movie Production TGV4M1
This is an emphasis course of TGJ4MB. This course enables students to develop further 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. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology. They will investigate career opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing technological environment. This course places a strong emphasis on broadcast and live video production, electronic news gathering, and pre-recorded, digitally edited television and video projects.
COURSE NOTE: To view a VIDEO with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TGJ3M1 - Communications Technology or TGV3M1 - Communications Technology: TV, Video and Movie Production