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Technological Education – Technological Design

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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
TDJ1OExploring Technological Design9OpenNone
TDJ2OTechnological Design10OpenNone
TDJ3OTechnological Design and the Environment11OpenNone
TDJ3MTechnological Design11University/ CollegeNone
TDJ4OTechnological Design in the Twenty-first Century12OpenNone
TDJ4MTechnological Design12University/ CollegeGrade 11 Technological Design, 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.

 

TDJ1O – Exploring Technological Design

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills related to technological design, which involves the development of solutions to various design challenges and the fabrication of models or prototypes of those solutions. 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.

 

TDJ2O – Technological Design

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

May also be offered with an emphasis on: Robotics and Control System Design (TDR)
This course provides students with opportunities to apply a design process to meet a variety of technological challenges. Students will research projects, create designs, build models and/or prototypes and assess products and/or processes using appropriate tools, techniques and strategies. Student projects may include designs for homes, vehicles, bridges, robotic arms, clothing, or other products. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to technological design and will learn about secondary and post-secondary education and training leading to careers in the field.

TDJ3O – Technological Design and the Environment

TDJ3O1 – Open, 1 credit; TDJ3O2 – Open, 2 credits, Prerequisite: None

This course enables students to apply a systematic process for researching, designing, building and assessing solutions to address specific human and environmental challenges. Through their work on various projects, students will explore broad themes that may include aspects of industrial design, mechanical design, architectural design, control system design and/or apparel design. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to technological design and will learn about secondary and post-secondary pathways leading to careers in the field.

TDJ3M – Technological Design

TDJ3M1 – University/College, 1 credit; TDJ3M2 – University/College, 2 credits, Prerequisite: None

May also be offered with an emphasis on: Architectural Design (TDA), Robotics and Control System Design (TDR)
This course examines how technological design is influenced by human, environmental, financial and material requirements and resources. Students will research, design, build and assess solutions that meet specific human needs, using working drawings and other communication methods to present their design ideas. They will develop an awareness of environmental, societal and cultural issues related to technological design and will explore career opportunities in the field, as well as the college and/or university program requirements for them.

 

TDJ4O – Technological Design in the Twenty-first Century

TDJ4O1 – Open, 1 credit; TDJ4O2 – Open, 2 credits, Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on the relationship between society and technological development. Students will use appropriate tools, techniques and strategies to research, design, build and assess prototypes for products and/or processes that respond to society’s changing needs. Students will describe how social factors, including culture, media, politics, religion and environmental concerns, influence technological design. Students will also learn about professional practices in the field and will research post-secondary pathways leading to careers related to technological design.

 

TDJ4M – Technological Design

TDJ4M1 – University/College, 1 credit; TDJ4M2 – University/College, 2 credits, Prerequisite: Technological Design, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

May also be offered with an emphasis on: Architectural Design (TDA), Robotics and Control System Design (TDR)
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of design advocacy and marketing, while building on their design skills and their knowledge of professional design practices. Students will apply a systematic design process to research, design, build and assess solutions that meet specific human needs, using illustrations, presentation drawings and other communication methods to present their designs. Students will enhance their problem solving and communication skills and will explore career opportunities and the post-secondary education and training requirements for them.