Technology

Applied Networking Technology 11 – Academic

The goal of this course is to introduce you to fundamental networking concepts and technologies to explain how information travels across the Internet. The curriculum includes embedded, highly interactive e-doing Packet Tracer activities consisting of network simulations and games. These tools will help to develop an understanding of how data flows in a network and across the Internet. By the end of this course, students will be able to build simple Local Area Networks (LANs), perform basic configurations of network devices and implement Internet Protocol (IP) addressing schemes. Students enrolled in this course will have an opportunity to work with a Life-Size Remote-Controlled R2D2 or the Halifax West 3D Scanner Project.

Applied Networking Technology 12 – Academic

Students that have completed Applied Networking Technology 11 are eligible to enroll in this course. The course focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks and includes wireless local area networks (WLANs) and security concepts.  In addition to learning key switching and routing concepts, students will be able to perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting methods, identify and mitigate Local Area Network (LAN) security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN. Students enrolled in this course will also have an opportunity to work with a Life-Size Remote-Controlled R2D2 or the Halifax West 3D Scanner Project.

The course will prepare students with the skills needed for Network Technician, Computer Technician, Cable Installer and Help Desk Technician jobs. Students who complete this course will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Explain how devices forward data
  • Implement VLANs and trunking in a switched network
  • Plan a basic wired infrastructure to support network traffic
  • Identify and mitigate LAN security threats
  • Configure and secure a basic wireless area network (WLAN)
  • Demonstrate proper disaster recovery procedures and perform server backups
  • Monitor network performance and isolate failures

Communication Technology 11 – Academic

This course is designed to explore how technology can help us communicate in an ever changing world. All students will complete a mandatory unit in digital photography where they will learn how to use a DSLR camera and manipulate their photos using Adobe Photoshop.  Other topics include the Fundamentals of Technology, and at least three from the following: Technical Drawing, Graphic Design, Video Production, Animation and Web Page Design.  Additional software taught in the course may include Adobe Illustrator, Trimble Sketchup, Adobe Animate, and VideoPad-Video Editor.

Computer Programming 12 – Academic

In Computer Programming 12 students will use basic logic and an object-oriented programming language, such as Python, in order to solve a variety of problems. The problem solving tasks can range from games to encryption to math and will involve both individual and collaborative work. Students will gain a general knowledge of programming and the steps involved in proper program creation. The skills learned in the course can be applied to both software based programming and web based programming. This course is an excellent foundation course for students that may be interested in studying Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Science in post-secondary education.

Construction Technology 10 – Open

This introductory course in construction technology is designed to provide students with an overview of the construction industry with emphasis on light construction systems. Course content includes units in the Imperial measurement system, construction, pre-planning, methods of ownership, machine operation and safety, design and drafting, rafter math, non-structural systems, project estimating and codes, easement and restrictions. In addition to these systems, alternative construction systems and future construction systems will be studied. There is a math component in each unit of study. Students will design and construct a scale model of a residential structure.

Design 11 – Academic

Students will explore the principles of design, solve design problems and inquire into the nature of these problems. The contexts of the problems will include communication, built environment and product design with an emphasis on the design process. Students will be expected to bring ideas from concept to prototype in both an independent and group setting. Understanding the principles of design and learning to employ them mindfully is a major focus of this course. The course will make use of computer software, such as Google SketchUp, InkScape, CAD/CAM and Adobe Creative Suite. Students may also choose to design and prototype using a Laser Cutter, 3D Printer and CNC Router.

Electrotechnologies 11 – Academic

Electrotechnologies 11 enables students to gain an understanding of electrical and electronic systems. Students will explore the world of electronics through hands-on experiments, circuit construction and computer simulation software. Students will build and study dozens of circuits to discover how electronic components function and work together. Students will have an opportunity to design and build a printed circuit board, construct circuits like the electronic musical instrument or door alarm system and design control systems using the Microbit, Arduino or Raspberry Pi. Students enrolled in this course will have an opportunity to work with the life-size R2-D2 Droid Project or the Halifax West 3D Scanner Project.

Exploring Technology 10 – Academic

This course is based on an academic and practical approach to technological systems and problems. Students will complete four out of six modules including an introduction to technology (mandatory), green technology, media design technology, control systems technology, engineering systems technology and exploring trades technology. The three themes of this course are: design, innovation, and problem solving. All students will have an opportunity to build and program robots using the Lego EV3 Mindstorms Kit.

Home Trades Technology 12 – Open

Home Trades Technology 12 provides a wide range of experiences and learning opportunities related to the trades. As a result of this course, students will develop some of the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in the home construction industry. Hands-on projects will focus on the areas of construction, electrical, and plumbing trades. In addition, the course will look at business and environmental practices related to these trades, while developing a focus on safety and employable skills.

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Framing
  • House Design – interior and exterior
  • Green technologies in the home
  • Contracting – skills in a business, inspecting, estimating, sub- contracting, budgeting

Production Technology 11 – Open

Production Technology 11 emphasizes custom production in the wood lab. The intention of the course is to give students a firm foundation in the principles of proper design, tool use, safety and machine maintenance. Projects in the course will be based on the design, planning, finishing of the project, as well as sound construction techniques. Each of the projects will attempt to teach a different type of production and its associated techniques. Since this is a hands-on course, attendance is very important in achieving the goals of the program.

  • AutoCAD
  • Blue Print Basics
  • Measuring tapes, squares, interlocking wooden puzzle assignment
  • Furniture design basics
  • Joinery techniques
  • Material preparation
  • Final Project – furniture

Production Technology 12 – Open

Production Technology 12 looks at the entire manufacturing process from a company standpoint. Students will look at all of the steps companies take to produce a product. These steps include topics such as budget, design, prototyping, testing, construction, resource management, and marketing. Projects will consist of students working both in teams and individually to complete all steps in the manufacturing process and will involve both theory and hands on work. Students will be asked to not only explain their work, but to defend the choices they made in producing their products and to describe how their product will impact the environment.

  • Working with hardwood
  • Working with plastics – bending, forming, brazing, and joining (epoxy and welding)
  • Structure – designing to custom specifications
  • Cabinetry
  • Budgeting and layout
  • Material preparation
  • Final project