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Technological Education – Construction 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
TCJ1OExploring Construction Technology9OpenNone
TCJ2OConstruction Technology10OpenNone
TCJ3EConstruction Technology11WorkplaceNone
TWJ3ECustom Woodworking11WorkplaceNone
TCJ3CConstruction Engineering Technology11CollegeNone
TCJ4EConstruction Technology12WorkplaceGrade 11 Construction Technology, Workplace
TWJ4ECustom Woodworking12WorkplaceGrade 11 Custom Woodworking, Workplace
TCJ4CConstruction Engineering Technology12CollegeGrade 11 Construction Engineering Technology, 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.

 

TCJ1O – Exploring Construction Technology

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills in construction technology, which encompasses plumbing, electrical wiring, masonry, heating/cooling, carpentry and woodworking. 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.

 

TCJ2O – Construction Technology

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

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 post-secondary pathways leading to careers in the industry.

 

TCJ3E – Construction Technology

TCJ3E1 – Workplace, 1 credit; TCJ3E2 – Workplace, 2 credits, Prerequisite: None

This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills related to carpentry, masonry, electrical systems, heating and cooling and plumbing for residential construction. Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools and equipment to design, layout and build projects. They will create and read technical drawings, learn construction terminology, interpret building codes and regulations and apply mathematical skills as they develop construction projects. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology and explore post-secondary and career opportunities in the field.

 

TWJ3E – Custom Woodworking

TWJ3E1 – Workplace, 1 credit; TWJ3E2 – Workplace, 2 credits, Prerequisite: None

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, post-secondary training and career opportunities in a field that may be pursued directly after graduation.

TCJ3C – Construction Engineering Technology

(TCJ3C1 – College, 1 credit; TCJ3C2 – College, 2 credits, Prerequisite: None

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 explore career opportunities in the field.

 

TCJ4E – Construction Technology

TCJ4E1 – Workplace, 1 credit; TCJ4E2 – Workplace, 2 credits, Prerequisite: Construction Technology, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills related to residential construction and to explore light commercial construction. Students will continue to gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools and equipment; create and interpret construction drawings; and learn more about building design and project planning. They will expand their knowledge of terminology, codes and regulations and health and safety standards related to residential and light commercial construction. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology and explore entrepreneurship and career opportunities in the industry that may be pursued directly after graduation.

 

TWJ4E – Custom Woodworking

TWJ4E1 – Workplace, 1 credit; TWJ4E2 – Workplace, 2 credits, Prerequisite: Custom Woodworking, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

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.

 

TCJ4C – Construction Engineering Technology

TCJ4C1 – College, 1 credit; TCJ4C2 – College, 2 credits, Prerequisite: Construction Engineering Technology, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to residential construction and to explore light commercial construction. Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools and equipment and will learn more about building design and project planning. They will continue to create and interpret construction drawings and will extend their knowledge of construction terminology and of relevant building codes and regulations, as well as health and safety standards and practices. Students will also focus on environmental and societal issues related to construction engineering technology and explore career opportunities in the field.