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Technology

 
Where are the jobs in the future? The outlook if very positive for jobs In the trades and service industry. Consider building your skills in the trades in high school. A shortage of highly skilled workers in multiple trades in Canada in upcoming years will ensure that students choosing Technological Education will obtain interesting employment opportunities with job security, good pay along with benefits. If you enjoy making or fixing things, then consider a technology pathway in any one of our broad-based areas. Each one offers you a chance to explore the many aspects of Technological Education through practical hands-on learning. Whether you’re bound for University, College or Work; technology will affect your life in so many ways. Get on board, consider your options for men and women.

H.A. Clarke, Technology Department Head
 
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Technology

Exploring Technologies

Exploring Technologies – TIJ1O (Grade 9 Open)

This half credit course runs in conjunction with the required BTT1O half credit course. It 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.

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Communication Technology

Communications Technology – TGJ2O (Grade 10 Open)

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 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 and explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.

Communications Technology – TGJ3M (Grade 11 College/University)

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.. My experience at PECI has helped find employment.

Communications Technology - TGJ4M (Grade 12 College/University)

Prerequisite: Communications Technology - Grade 11 University/College Preparation, TGJ3M This course enables students to further develop 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 and will investigate career opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing technological environment.

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Construction Technology

Construction Technology – TCJ2O (Grade 10 Open)

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.

Custom Woodworking – TWJ3E (Grade 11 Workplace)

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 explore apprenticeships, postsecondary training and career opportunities in the field that may be pursued directly after graduation.

Custom Woodworking - TWJ4E (Grade 12 Workplace)

Prerequisites: Custom Woodworking, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation TWJ3E
This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the planning, design and construction of cabinets and furniture for residential and/or commercial projects. 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.

Construction Engineering – TCJ3C (Grade 11 College)

This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills related to residential construction. Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of construction materials, processes, tools, and equipment; learn about building design and planning construction projects; create and interpret working drawings and sections; and learn how the Ontario Building Code and other regulations and standards apply to construction projects. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore career opportunities in the field.


Hairstyling & Aesthetics 

Hairstyling and Aesthetics- TXJ2O (Grade 10 Open)

This course presents hairstyling, make-up, and nail care techniques from a salon/spa perspective. Using materials, processes, and techniques used in the industry, students learn fundamental skills in hairstyling, giving manicures and facials, and providing hair/scalp analyses and treatments. Students will also consider related environmental and societal issues, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field of hairstyling and aesthetics. There will be a fee associated with this course.

Hairstyling and Aesthetics – TXA3E1 (Grade 11 Workplace)

This course has a strong emphasis on aesthetics, which enables students to develop knowledge and skills in cosmetology and offers a variety of applications that will equip students to provide services for a diverse clientele. Students identify trends in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry, learn about related health and safety laws, and expand their communication and interpersonal skills through interactions with peers and clients. Students consider environmental and societal issues related to the industry and acquire a more detailed knowledge of apprenticeships and direct entry work positions. There will be a fee associated with this course.

Hairstyling and Aesthetics -TXJ4E (Grade 12 Workplace)

This course enables students to develop increased proficiency in a wide range of hairstyling and aesthetics services. Working in a salon/spa team environment, students will strengthen their fundamental cosmetology skills and develop an understanding of common business practices and strategies in the salon/spa industry. Students will also expand their understanding of environmental and societal issues and their knowledge of
postsecondary destinations in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry. There will be a fee associated with this course.

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Transportation and Motive Power Technology

Transportation Technology – TTJ2O (Grade 10 Open)

This course requires students to build projects and to learn service procedures related to different modes of transportation. Students will learn about support systems for transporting people and products; measurement systems and methods; the analysis, design and construction of a system to convert and make practical use of energy; the function of major vehicle system components; the impact of transportation systems on the environment; communication skills; and transportation-related careers. Students will gain insight into these areas through practical, hands-on experience with vehicle service as well as self-interest research projects. This course focuses on recreational vehicles (ATV's, snowmobiles, motorcycles), as well as engine and suspension performance improvements.

Transportation Technology – TTJ3C (Grade 11 College)

This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service and repair engine, electrical, suspension, brake and steering systems on vehicles, aircraft and/or watercraft. Students will develop communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation and will learn about apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the transportation industry. This course focuses on recreational vehicles (ATV's, snowmobiles, motorcycles), as well as engine and suspension performance improvements.
Recommended: TTJ2O Transportation Technology, Grade 10 College

Transportation Technology – TTJ4C (Grade 12 College)

Prerequisite: Transportation Technology, College Preparation, TTJ3C
This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service and repair engine management systems; power trains; steering/control, suspension, brake and body systems on vehicles, aircraft and/or watercraft; and/or small engine products. Students will refine communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will expand their
awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation and their knowledge of apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the transportation industry. This course focuses on recreational vehicles (ATV's, snowmobiles, motorcycles), as well as engine and suspension performance improvements.


Manufacturing Technologies

Manufacturing TMJ3C

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.

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