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Technological Education – Communications Technology

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The Technological Education Certificate is awarded to students who have pursued a concentrated study in technology by completing a minimum number of Technological Education credits. Students are required to complete a minimum of five (5) credits, either through Technological Education courses (‘T’ codes), or cooperative education credits tied to Technological Education courses. See your guidance counsellor for more information.

CodeCourse NameGradeTypePrerequisite
TIJ1OExploring Technologies9OpenNone
TGJ1OExploring Communications Technology9OpenNone
TGJ2OCommunications Technology10OpenNone
TGJ3OCommunications Technology: Broadcast and Print Production11OpenNone
TGJ3MCommunications Technology11University/CollegeNone
TGJ4OCommunications Technology: Digital Imagery and Web Design12OpenNone
TGJ4MCommunications Technology12University/CollegeGrade 11 Communications Technology, University/College

Course descriptions

TIJ1O – Exploring Technologies

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

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 post-secondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.

 

TGJ1O – Exploring Communications Technology

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills in communications technology, which encompasses television/video and movie production, radio and audio production, print and graphic communications, photography, and interactive new media and animation. 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.

 

TGJ2O – Communications Technology

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

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 post-secondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.

 

TGJ3O – Communications Technology: Broadcast and Print Production

TGJ3O1 – Open, 1 credit; TGJ3O2 – Open, 2 credits, Prerequisite: None

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of graphic communication, printing and publishing, audio and video production and broadcast journalism. Students will work both independently and as part of a production team to design and produce media products in a project-driven environment. Practical projects may include the making of signs, yearbooks, video and/or audio productions, newscasts and documentaries. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and explore secondary and post-secondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.

TGJ3M – Communications Technology

TGJ3M1 – University/College, 1 credit; TGJ3M2 – University/College, 2 credits, Prerequisite: None

May also be offered with an emphasis on: Print and Graphic Communication (TGG), Interactive New Media and Animation (TGI3M), Photography and Digital Imaging (TGP), TV, Video and Movie Production (TGV).
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.

 

TGJ4O – Communications Technology: Digital Imagery and Web Design

TGJ4O1 – Open, 1 credit; TGJ4O2 – Open, 2 credits, Prerequisite: None

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of photography, digital imaging, animation, 3D modelling and web design. Students will work both independently and as part of a production team to design and produce media products in a project-driven environment. Practical projects may include photo galleries, digital images, animations, 3D models, and websites. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology and explore post-secondary education, training and career opportunities.

 

TGJ4M – Communications Technology

TGJ4M1 – University/College, 1 credit; TGJ4M2 – University/College, 2 credits, Prerequisite: Communications Technology, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

May also be offered with an emphasis on: Print and Graphic Communication (TGG), Interactive New Media and Animation (TGI3M), Photography and Digital Imaging (TGP), TV, Video and Movie Production (TGV).
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 news 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.