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Robotics/Electronics 10 introduces students to the basics of robotics and electronics. The projects and exercises are designed to allow students to learn through a series of labs, step-by-step projects, and self-directed challenges. This course will introduce sequences for designing and making a functional robot, robot elements, block-based coding or logic-based coding, programming platforms and flow charts related to robot behaviours. You will learn the fundamentals of design and construction for autonomous and radio controlled robots from components and kits. This course also provides an introduction to the field of analog and digital electronics. Components are introduced as you build working circuits. These circuits are modified and analyzed to help explain the function of the components. With all the projects that you make you will learn to produce your own printed circuit boards using a CAD program and a toner transfer process. Some of the projects will also utilize arduinos and basic C programming language in order to add logic and control. This is a hands-on class that will challenge you to think and create fantastic robots and exciting electronics projects.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 9-10

Students design and manufacture marketable, quality products of softwood and hardwood using traditional/contemporary machine and joinery processes. This program offers a comprehensive overview on the safe and correct use of hand, portable and stationary power tools. Project activities will help students gain skills in the design process, planning and estimating, and fabrication and finishing of wood products. Students will explore their creativity, while simultaneously gaining life-long skills in one of the most interesting and widespread of materials. This course includes: Introduction/review of safe tool use and operation while building a cutting board; A lathe project of choice such as a bowl, nut dish or pen; Introduction to mortise and tenon construction through completion of a small table; Construction of a decorative box that uses basic panel construction and splined mitre joinery; A project of choice limited by time constraints and skill level. The course is designed to give students a broad range of woodworking skills. Mastery of these basic skills will allow students in more advanced levels to build projects independently and challenge themselves with their own designs and complex creations. All woodworking and joinery classes can be pursued as an interest only or may lead well into Commercial/ Residential Construction, Joinery, Boat Building/ Marine Trades, and Engineering careers among others.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 9-10

This cabinetry/joinery course will expand the skills learned in intermediate woodwork programs. A program for students who have a minimum background in basic machine use of cabinetry work, it concentrates on safety awareness and machine skills development. Specialty machine operations including shaping, turning, multiple cutting, duplicating parts, using “jigs” and machine “set-ups” will be covered. Aspects of design and techniques of mass production will be emphasized. Project examples: China Cabinet, cabinet and drawer, entertainment centre, bookcase, dining table, chair, coffee/side table, bed frame, salad bowl/side servers, lamp, spindle turnings. All woodworking and joinery classes can be pursued as an interest only or may lead well into Commercial/ Residential Construction, Joinery, Boat Building/ Marine Trades, and Engineering careers among others.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 11-12

Learners will engage in larger, more complex challenges in the designing, planning and construction of cabinetry and furniture structures. The safe and correct use of hand and power tool equipment is stressed. Students who are thinking of woodworking as a career or who are attracted to a chance to use our well-equipped facility in an extended program should consider Woodwork 12. Program examples: kitchen island, china cabinet, dining table, kitchen cabinetry, lathe work, small boat building, chair, entertainment centre. All woodworking and joinery classes can be pursued as an interest only or may lead well into Commercial/ Residential Construction, Joinery, Boat Building/ Marine Trades, and Engineering careers among others.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Woodwork 11

This course builds upon what has been learned in Tech Ed 10: Electronics. The course takes Arduino microcontrollers to the next level. Choose from a variety of possible sensors and actuators to take control of something in your life. Maybe add a bluetooth module and control it from your phone, or write an app that integrates with your project. Students often build robots that are designed for a classroom competition or create something that can be used to make their daily lives easier. Projects are student driven and are only limited by time, cost and student skill level. Pre-made parts, sensors and electronics modules are often used while custom printed circuit boards are made to tie the parts together. Digital electronics and microcontrollers are the focus of the course while C programming becomes important to add control and logic to student creations. All electronics classes can be pursued as an interest only or may lead well into Commercial/ Residential/ Marine Electrician, HVAC, Automotive Electrical Technician, Computer/IT and Engineering careers among others.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 11-12

Electronics 12 students take an increased responsibility for their own learning and pursue design activities related to their personal and career interests. This course includes review of all topics covered in previous levels of the course and builds upon it by challenging students to design, manufacture, test and troubleshoot an entire project from start to finish. Students will incorporate basic metal and wood fabrication techniques, build sensors and modules from basic components instead of using pre-made parts, program more complex logic, and integrate them with modern smartphones and laptops. Many options for projects exist. Project choice is limited only by time, cost and student skill level. Student projects will be worked into a complete package including schematic drawings, PC board design, parts placement diagram and completed project with structure or enclosure. Students are often challenged to take part in regional competitions to showcase their technical savvy. All electronics classes can be pursued as an interest only or may lead well into Commercial/ Residential/ Marine Electrician, HVAC, Automotive Electrical Technician, Computer/IT, and Engineering careers among others.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Electronics 11

Robotics 11 brings students deeper into the field of robotics. The projects and exercises are designed to allow students to learn through a series of step-by-step projects and self-directed challenges. You will learn the intermediate concepts of design and construction for autonomous and radio controlled robots from components and kits. This course will build on knowledge and basic skills learned in Robotics/Electronics 10, such as sequences for designing, making a functional robot, robot elements, block-based coding or logic-based coding, programming platforms and flow charts related to robot behaviours. This course will also include fundamental drafting skills and project planning. Projects will include making Vex Robots to accomplish a variety of tasks and designing and fabricating robotics parts using 3D printers, wood/metal shop machinery, and/or CNC equipment. Fundamental drafting skills will be introduced during this course. This is a hands-on class that will challenge you to think and create fantastic robots. No previous Robotics experience required.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 11-12

Robotics 12 brings students deeper into the field of robotics. The projects and exercises are designed to maximize their potential through a series of step-by-step projects and self-directed challenges. You will learn advanced concepts of design and construction for autonomous and radio controlled robots from components and kits. This course will build on the intermediate skills and knowledge learned in Robotics 11, such as sequences for designing and making a functional robot, robot sensors, logic-based coding, programming platforms and flow charts related to robot behaviours. This course will also build on previously learned drafting skills and project planning. Projects will include making Vex Robots to accomplish a variety of tasks and designing and fabricating advanced robotics parts using 3D printers, wood/metal shop machinery, and/or CNC equipment. This is a hands-on class that will challenge you to think and create fantastic robots.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Robotics 11

Drafting 10 introduces students into the exciting and challenging skill of graphic communication. Students will learn to “read” drawings of objects and make their own plans using professional drafting programs such as Vectorworks or AutoCad. Learning to draw following industry conventions is a skill that can help you pursue one of many careers including such diverse occupations as the building construction trades, engineering, interior design, retail supply sales, architecture, landscape design and advertising, among countless others. This course will include: Preliminary freehand sketching of basic geometric shapes; An introduction to standard drafting conventions; The possibility for enrichment practice creating 3 dimensional objects. Assessment: based on the intended learning outcomes as described in the course outline.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 9-10

Metal is the backbone of today’s technology. Because of its great strength, durability and versatility, metal is everywhere. Would it not be great to learn how to use and manipulate this fabulous material? Through the machining and fabrication of a variety of assigned and student selected projects, students will learn the safe and correct use of hand, portable and stationary metalworking power tools. Students will have the opportunity to use various welding processes such as Oxy-Fuel, MIG and to cut metals using plasma. Basic forge work (Blacksmithing) is also included in this course. By the end of this course students will have the skills and confidence to tackle and solve many projects and problems involving metal.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 9-10

Jewelry making processes such as casting techniques, applying patinas and a variety of jewelry industry metal manipulation processes will be learned and applied in creating finished jewelry pieces. This course also allows students to design and fabricate medium to large Art Metal sculpture using both hot and cold processes. Focus will be on design and fabrication. There is also a strong emphasis on shop safety. Students create three assigned jewelry pieces before they venture into creating pieces of their own designs and chosen process direction. For very ambitious students, this course offers an AP 3D Design Portfolio option.
COURSE NOTE: This course is open to all students Grade 9 - 12.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 11-12

Drafting 11 will provide a foundation for further studies in CAD leading to supporting many possible career choices including working in the trades, architecture, interior design, engineering, marine architecture, textile design, etc. This course is intended to enable the student to learn basic drafting knowledge and conventions, as well as to develop skills in a CAD drawing environment using plans using professional drafting programs such as Vectorworks or AutoCad. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to draw sophisticated object representations (machine drawings) in the standard views and include dimensions. Other drawings will have sections, fastener details, auxiliary views, and pictorial drawings. Final projects will combine these skills in the creation of working drawings that will showcase a specific component and its construction detail.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 11-12

Drafting and Design 12 is an intensive, challenging course designed for students, with a CAD drafting background, who are considering one of the many careers which utilize these skills. Drafting and Design 12 students will continue to develop skills using CAD plans using professional drafting programs such as Vectorworks or AutoCad. Other software may include Master CAM, used for writing programs to run computer controlled manufacturing machines such as metalwork mills and wood routers. This course allows students to pursue optional areas of interest such as Engineering and Mechanical Drafting, Advanced Design in 3D, Architectural and Design, all supporting the Construction trades, among others. Assessment: Approved student proposals must meet Ministry intended learning outcomes.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Drafting 11

Students will operate machine tools as well as manual machinery in the metal shop to complete their projects. This course will include an option for students to select an assigned project or a personalized project that meets ministry requirements. For students that wish to build a specific project, please come prepared with a plan for your project to present during the first two weeks of the course. This is a design and build course and is open to all ability levels. Bring your fantastic ideas and build great projects.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 11-12

This course is for students who have successfully completed Metalwork 11 and wish to continue acquiring metal work skills and knowledge. Students will design and build their own projects.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Metalwork 11

Learn to apply MIG, ARC, oxyacetylene and TIG welding while fabricating projects. Students will also learn plasma and gas cutting processes. Learn the safety procedures required to set up and shut down welding equipment for the various processes. Hands-on experience includes practice with the four welding systems using various thickness materials. Learn theory and practice of welding in all positions and on various joint configurations using all weld processes on carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. The course is project based and can include building anything from a crab trap or go-kart to a trunk or headache rack. Art Metal projects are also very much encouraged. Students will design and fabricate projects of their choosing where welding is the primary method of joining materials. Related skills include: fabricating, welding and machine work.
COURSE NOTE: This is an introductory welding course that is open to Grade 11 & 12 students.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 11-12

Further develop your GMAW, SMAW, OFW and GTAW welding while fabricating projects designed or selected by the student. Students will also demonstrate of plasma cutting processes. Learn new theory and practice welding in all positions and on various joint configurations using a variety of base metals. This course is project based. Related skills include: fabricating, welding and machine work.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: Technology Education GRADE: 11-12 PREREQUISITE: Welding 12A