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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
TEJ1OExploring Computer Technology9OpenNone
TEJ2OComputer Technology10OpenNone
TEJ3EComputer Technology11WorkplaceNone
TEJ3MComputer Engineering Technology11University/ CollegeNone
TEJ4EComputer Technology12WorkplaceGrade 11 Computer Technology, Workplace
TEJ4MEngineering Technology12University/ CollegeGrade 11 Computer Engineering 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.

 

TEJ1O – Exploring Computer Technology

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills in computer technology, which encompasses computer systems, networking, interfacing and programming, as well as electronics and robotics. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and will begin to explore secondary and post-secondary pathways leading to careers in the field.

 

TEJ2O – Computer Technology

1 credit, Open Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to computer systems, networking, and interfacing, as well as electronics and robotics. Students will assemble, repair and configure computers with various types of operating systems and application software. Students will build small electronic circuits and write computer programs to control simple peripheral devices or robots. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the use of computers and will learn about secondary and post-secondary pathways and career opportunities in computer technology.

 

TEJ3E – Computer Technology

TEJ3E1 – Workplace, 1 credit; TEJ3E2 – Workplace, 2 credits, Prerequisite: None

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to computer hardware, networks, operating systems and other software. Students will use utility and application software and learn proper procedures for installing, maintaining and troubleshooting computer systems and networks. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the use of computers and will learn about apprenticeships and other employment opportunities in the field of computer technology that they may choose to pursue after graduation.

TEJ3M – Computer Engineering Technology

TEJ3M1 – University/College, 1 credit; TEJ3M2 – University/College, 2 credits, Prerequisite: None

This course examines computer systems and control of external devices. Students will assemble computers and small networks by installing and configuring appropriate hardware and software. Students will develop knowledge and skills in electronics, robotics, programming and networks and will build systems that use computer programs and interfaces to control and/or respond to external devices. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the use of computers and will learn about college and university programs leading to careers in computer engineering.

 

TEJ4E – Computer Technology

TEJ4E1 – Workplace, 1 credit; TEJ4E2 – Workplace, 2 credits, Prerequisite: Computer Technology, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course enables students to further develop their practical understanding of computer hardware, software, networks and operating systems. Students will use utility and application software and will follow proper procedures for installing, maintaining and troubleshooting computer systems and networks. In addition to demonstrating an understanding of
the ethical use and environmental effects of computers, students will develop marketable skills and assess career opportunities in the field.

 

TEJ4M – Engineering Technology

TEJ4M1 – University/College, 1 credit; TEJ4M2 – University/College, 2 credits, Prerequisite: Computer Engineering Technology, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

This course extends students’ understanding of computer systems and computer interfacing with external devices. Students will assemble computer systems by installing and configuring appropriate hardware and software and will learn more about fundamental concepts of electronics, robotics, programming and networks. Students will examine environmental and societal issues related to the use of computers and explore post-secondary pathways leading to
careers in computer engineering and related fields.