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Technological Design

This chart maps out all the courses in the discipline and shows the links between courses and the possible prerequisites for them. It does not attempt to depict all possible movements from course to course.


TechnologicalDesign


Options for Grades 9-12

The following courses may be offered in some schools. For course descriptions refer to the corresponding (by grade) TDJ description below.
 

Options:

TDA3M Technological Design - Architectural Design

TDM3M Technological Design - Mechanical and Industrial Design

TDP3M Technological Design - Apparel and Textile Design

TDR3M Technological Design - Robotics and Control System Design

TDV3M Technological Design - Interior Design

TDA4M Technological Design - Architechural Design

TDM4M Technological Design - Mechanical and Industrial Design

TDP4M Technological Design - Robotics and Control System Design

TDV4M Technological Design - Interior Design

  

Exploring Technological Design TDJ1O
This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills related to technological design, which involves the development of solutions to various design challenges and the fabrication of models or prototypes of those solutions. 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 TIJ1O
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
Technological Design TDJ2O
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
Technological Design TDJ3M
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. They 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
Technological Design and the Environment TDJ3O
This course enables students to apply a systematic process for researching, designing, building, and assessing solutions to address specific human and environmental challenges. Through their work on various projects, students will explore broad themes that may include aspects of industrial design, mechanical design, architectural design, control system design, and/or apparel design. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to technological design, and will learn about secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Technological Design TDJ4M
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 other communication methods to present their designs. Students will enhance their problem-solving and communication skills, and will explore career opportunities and the postsecondary education and training requirements for them.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TDJ3M - Technological Design
Technological Design in the Twenty-first Century TDJ4O
This course focuses on the relationship between society and technological development. Students will use appropriate tools, techniques, and strategies to research, design, build, and assess prototypes for products and/or processes that respond to society’s changing needs. Students will describe how social factors, including culture, media, politics, religion, and environmental concerns, influence technological design. Students will also learn about professional practices in the field, and will research postsecondary pathways leading to careers related to technological design.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12