Technology

GRADE 9

TEJ1OI (Exploring Computer/Engineering Technologies, Open)

This course will prepare students for the exciting world of Engineering. Students will complete projects which may include a working Mini Rocket, an Ancient Trebuchet, a Copper Truss Bridge, Complex Electrical Circuits, Printed Circuit Board design and fabrication of Electronic Cricket, and Dice, AutoCad drawings, SolidEdge drawings, PowerPoint presentations, Desktop Publications, Spreadsheets, and PhotoShop Digital Art. Students will develop solutions for problems using Physics, advanced Math and Computer Modeling Techniques. Using these advanced skills, students will then design, build and test projects such as a Robotic Bug and a Concrete Beam. Students will compare the physical outcome of each design with the theoretical values. This is what working engineers do. Emphasis will be placed on engineering reporting techniques as well as the interface between technology and the environment

TIJ1OB (Exploring Technologies, Fast Forward)

Students will rotate through the various areas of technology.  Possible areas of rotation: Design Technology, Auto Service, Communication Technology, Construction Technology, Food and Nutrition.  This course will emphasize hands-on activities, safety, and a working knowledge of terminology specific to each area.

TIJ 1OI (Exploring Technologies, Open)

This course will prepare students for the exciting technological world. This course will emphasize both hands-on activities as well as theory. Students will construct projects such as a working mini rocket, a floor plan of a house, electrical circuits, PowerPoint presentations, desktop publications and PhotoShop digital art. The highlight of the course will be to service a real car and design, construct and test a 600mm long working model sailboat. Students will learn how to do technical projects and protect the environment at the same time. All technical courses at SJAM will reinforce skills and knowledge in mathematics, science, English literacy and computer technology.

 


GRADE 10

TCJ2OB (Construction Technology, Fast Forward)

This course focuses on the skills required to complete various construction projects. Students will learn to create and read working drawings; become familiar with common construction materials; and perform a variety of assembly, and finishing techniques. They will use hand and power tools and apply knowledge of imperial and metric systems of measurement, as appropriate.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

Content/Projects:  woodworking and concrete projects (Muskoka chair, tool-tote box and concrete stepping stones)

 

TCJ2OI (Construction Technology, Open)

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 postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the industry.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

Content/Projects:

  • Learn to use power and hand tools safely and efficiently
  • Learn basic carpentry skills and how to frame a wall
  • Build a toolbox, concrete monument, Muskoka chair, and pencil box.

 

TDJ2OI (Technological Design, Open)

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 learn about secondary and postsecondary education and training leading to careers in the field.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

 

TEJ2OI (Computer Technology, Open)

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 learn about secondary and postsecondary pathways to careers in computer technology.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

 

TGJ2OI (Communications Technology & Design, Open)

Learn about media by designing and producing media projects. This course will introduce you to graphic design, audio production, animation (2D and 3D) video production and web design.  Practice the skills of project management and problem solving while learning how to layout text, record and edit sound, film and edit video and build a website of your work. Although you will work in groups and learn about how to be an effective team member, all assessment and evaluation is based on individual achievement.

Software includes but is not limited to: CorelDraw, Illustrator, Photoshop, i-Movie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Audacity, 3ds StudioMax, Garage Band.  Cloud computing and social media applications may include Twitter, Facebook, Google Drive, Prezi, Delicious, Evernote.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

This course will help you create more effective media projects and presentations in other courses.

Units of Study:

  • Design Process and Working With Clients
  • Strategies of Learning Software
  • Graphic Design
  • Audio Production
  • Video Production
  • Animation
  • Web Design
  • Technology and Society

Evaluations: Quizzes, Assignments and Projects, Technical Reports, Presentations, Student /Teacher Conferences, Portfolio

 

TMJ2OI (Manufacturing Technology, Open)

This course introduces students to the manufacturing industry by giving them an opportunity to design and fabricate products using a variety of processes, tools, and equipment. Students will learn about technical drawing, properties and preparation of materials, and manufacturing techniques. Student projects may include a robotic challenge, a design challenge, or a fabrication project involving processes such as machining, welding, vacuum forming, or injection moulding. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to manufacturing, and will learn about secondary and post-secondary pathways leading to careers in the industry. The primary focus of this course is on the safe use of metal machining and finishing equipment such as the lathe, mill, surface grinders and welders. Students will learn to layout and produce a variety of projects through the use of specific tools.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

 

TPJ2OI (Health Care, Open)

This course introduces students to personal health promotion, child and adolescent health concerns, and a variety of medical services, treatments, and technologies. Students will become familiar with various instruments and equipment and will learn about human anatomy, organs, and body chemistry, as well as the effects that lifestyle choices can have on personal well-being. They will plan recreational activities for youth, perform a dietary analysis, and evaluate health care practices. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to health care and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

 

TTJ2OB (Transportation Technology, Fast Forward)

This course introduces students to the service and maintenance of vehicles and small engines (lawnmowers, snowmobiles, ATV’s).  Students will learn repair techniques and proper auto body care. Prerequisite:  NONE.

 

TTJ2OI (Transportation Technology, Open)

This course introduces students to the service and maintenance of vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft. Students will develop knowledge and skills related to the construction and operation of vehicle/craft systems and learn maintenance and repair techniques. Student projects may include the construction of a self-propelled vehicle or craft, engine service, tire/wheel service, electrical/battery service, and proper body care. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and will explore secondary and post-secondary pathways leading to careers in the transportation industry.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

 


GRADE 11

TCJ3EB (Construction Technology, Fast Forward)

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, lay out, 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.  Prerequisite:  NONE

Content/Projects: house framing (may include drywall or electrical), sawhorses, toolboxes

 

TCJ3CI (Construction Engineering Technology, College)

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 will explore career opportunities in the field.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

Content/Projects:

  • Learn to use power and hand tools safely and efficiently
  • Learn basic carpentry skills
  • Build a 2 x 4 chair
  • Frame a model house
  • Learn basic electrical wiring and the basics of how to drywall

 

TDJ3MI (Technological Design, University/College)

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.  Prerequisite:  NONE. 

Assessment & Evaluation:

  • Graphic and Architectural Drawing Skills
  • Design Calculations and Engineering
  • Specialized Design Project Skills (ex: electrical, plumbing, HVAC, electric racer)

 

TEJ3MI (Computer Engineering Technology, University/College)

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.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

 

TFJ3EB (Hospitality & Tourism, Fast Forward)

This course enables students to acquire knowledge and skills related to the food and beverage services sector of the tourism industry. Students will learn how to prepare, present, and serve food using a variety of tools and equipment and will develop an understanding of the fundamentals of providing high quality service to ensure customer satisfaction and the components of running a successful event or activity. Students will develop an awareness of health and safety practices, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the food and beverage services sector.  Students should expect to do commercial cooking most days of the week.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

 

TFJ3CI (Hospitality & Tourism, College)

This course enables students to develop or expand knowledge and skills related to hospitality and tourism, as reflected in the various sectors of the tourism industry. Students will learn about preparing and presenting food, evaluating facilities, controlling inventory, and marketing and managing events and activities, and will investigate customer service principles and the cultural and economic forces that drive tourism trends. Students will develop an awareness of health and safety standards, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the tourism industry.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

 

TGJ3MI (Communications Technology, University/College)

Learn about media by designing and producing media projects. This course stresses the importance of the design process and core skills for graphic design, audio production, animation, video production, live entertainment and web design.  Major projects include creating an “identity package” for a new mobile carrier, stop motion, video production, creating an audio production. Assignments, tutorials, and exercises will build your skills in sketching, idea development, pitching, font, text layout, colour theory, recording and mixing sound in studio and on set, camera techniques, photo editing, animation and web design. Throughout the course you will be coached to develop your teamwork, trouble shooting and learning skills for the realities of the 21st century workplace.  We also investigate the relationship between technology and society by researching issues around Conflict metals and E-Waste.

Software includes but is not limited to: Corel Draw, Illustrator, Photoshop, Imovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Audacity, 3ds StudioMax, , Garage Band and more.  Cloud computing and social media applications may include Twitter, Facebook, Google Drive, Prezi, Celtx, Delicious, Evernote.

Although you will work in groups and learn about how to be an effective team member, all assessment and evaluation is based on individual achievement.

This course will help you create more effective media projects and presentations in other courses. It is a prerequisite to TGJ 4MI.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

Units of Study:

  • Principles and Elements of Design
  • Design Process and Working With Clients
  • Strategies of Learning Software
  • Logo Design and Branding
  • Basics of Audio Production
  • Script and Video Production
  • Conflict Metals and E waste

Evaluations: Quizzes, Assignments and Projects, Technical Reports, Presentations, Student /Teacher Conferences, Portfolio

 

TMJ3EB (Manufacturing Technology, Fast Forward)

This hands-on, project-based course is designed for students planning to enter an occupation or apprenticeship in manufacturing directly after graduation. Students will work on a variety of manufacturing projects, developing knowledge and skills in design, fabrication, and problem solving and using tools and equipment such as engine lathes, milling machines, and welding machines. In addition, students may have the opportunity to acquire industry-standard certification and training. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to manufacturing and will learn about secondary school pathways that lead to careers in the industry.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

Content/Projects:  artistic figurines (welding); make a “Stanley Cup” (lathe)

 

TMJ3CI (Manufacturing Technology, College)

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills through hands-on, project based learning. Students will acquire design, fabrication, and problem-solving skills while using tools and equipment such as lathes, mills, welders, computer-aided machines, robots, and control systems. Students may have opportunities to obtain industry-standard certification and training. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to manufacturing and will learn about pathways leading to careers in the industry.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

 

TMJ3MI (Manufacturing Technology, University College) 

This is a hands-on course focusing on design & build principles; using 3D printers, CNC milling and lathe work to create parts for SJAM’s electric car. Students will problem solve and make critical decisions necessary to develop efficient Electric vehicle systems. Students develop knowledge and skills related to design, process planning, control systems, and quality assurance. Prerequisite: None.  TMJ2OI is strongly recommended.

 

TMW3EB (Manufacturing Technology:  Welding and Metal Fabrication, Fast Forward)

Learn to weld and build a series of projects such as mini-bikes, trailers, electric cars and other exciting projects such as art welding. Prerequisite:  NONE.

Content/Projects:  artistic figurines (welding); lawn ornaments, windmills, “Biker Build-Off”

 

TMW3EX (Manufacturing Technology:  Welding and Metal Fabrication, Open)

Learn to weld and build a series of projects such as mini-bikes, trailers, electric cars and other exciting projects such as art welding. Prerequisite:  NONE.

Content/Projects:  artistic figurines (welding); lawn ornaments, windmills, “Biker Build-Off”

 

TTA3CB (Transportation Technology – Auto Service, Fast Forward)

This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine and brake systems on vehicles and small engines. Students will develop communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will also learn about careers in the transportation industry.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

Content/Projects:  oil changes, tire repair and balancing, spark plug removal, diagnose brakes, fix exhausts

 

TTA3CX (Transportation Technology – Auto Service, College)

This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine, electrical, suspension, brake, and steering systems on vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft. Students will develop communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation and will learn about apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the transportation industry.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

Content/Projects: oil changes, tire balancing and repair, small engines, brakes, exhausts

 

TTJ3CI (Transportation Technology, College)

This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine, electrical, suspension, brake, and steering systems on vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft. Students will develop communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation and will learn about apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the transportation industry.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

 

TTS3CB (Transportation Technology  – Small Engines, Fast Forward)

Learn to service and repair small engines that are used in motorcycles, lawn equipment and other motorized equipment.  Repair and re-construct small vehicles such as ATV’s, go-carts and other off road vehicles.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

 

TTS3CX (Transportation Technology  – Small Engines, Fast Forward)

Learn to service and repair small engines that are used in motorcycles, lawn equipment and other motorized equipment.  Repair and re-construct small vehicles such as ATV’s, go-carts and other off road vehicles.  Prerequisite:  NONE.

 


GRADE 12

TCJ4EB (Construction Technology, Fast Forward)

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.  Prerequisite:  TCJ3EB.

Content/Projects:  toolboxes (more complex than TCJ3EB), personal projects (another Muskoka chair, jewellery boxes, stools, benches, more!)

 

TCJ4CI (Construction Engineering Technology, College)

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 will explore career opportunities in the field.  Prerequisite: TCJ3CI.

Content/Projects:

  • cabinetmaking, learn to frame stairs, build a canoe, build a guitar, learn trim carpentry, build a shed
  • research, design and build a personal project

 

TDJ4MI (Technological Design, University/College)

This course builds on the skills and concepts introduced in TDJ3MI.  Students are introduced 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 explore career opportunities and the post-secondary education and training requirements for them.  Prerequisite:  TDJ3MI.

 

TEJ4MI (Computer Engineering Technology, University/College)

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.  Prerequisite:  TEJ3MI.

 

TFJ4EB (Hospitality and Tourism, Fast Forward)

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the food and beverage services sector of the tourism industry. Students will demonstrate proficiency in using food preparation and presentation tools and equipment; plan nutritious menus, create recipes, and prepare and present finished food products; develop customer service skills; and explore event and activity planning. Students will expand their awareness of health and safety practices, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the food and beverage services sector.  Prerequisite:  TFJ3EB.

 

TFJ4CI (Hospitality and Tourism, College)

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the various sectors of the tourism industry. Students will demonstrate advanced food preparation and presentation skills; increase health and wellness knowledge; develop tourism administration and management skills; design and implement a variety of events or activities; and investigate principles and procedures that contribute to high-quality customer service. Students will expand their awareness of health and safety issues, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the tourism industry.  Prerequisite: TFJ3CI.

 

TGJ4MI (Communications Technology, University/College)

Have you ever wanted to design your own project to fit your own interests and needs? In TGJ 4MI, students strengthen and deepen the skills developed in the grade 11 course by creating three Independent Study Units (ISU).  These ISUs allow students to delve into topics of specific interest in media while mastering time management and project planning. These units can become portfolio pieces for college or university applications. The students in this course also produce video for school events like Double Blue Day and Holiday Assembly. Examples of past projects include: recording and mixing an original song, filming a music video, producing a feature length film, writing a TV pilot, producing a print ready calendar, creating an animation series, developing an online game.  It was through this course that students spoofed Gangnam Style which received over 12 000 views in the first month on YouYube.

Although you will work in groups and learn about how to be an effective team member, all assessment and evaluation is based on individual achievement. Prerequisite:  TGJ3MI.

Software: varies depending on the needs and interests of the student/projects

Units of Study:

  • Review of Basic Concepts
  • 3 Independent Units
  • Give Back to Your School Media Project
  • Learning New Software Challenge
  • Technology and Society Presentation and Essay/Artifact
  • Online Portfolio

Evaluation: Projects, Technical Reports, Presentation, Essay or Artifact, Student/Teacher Conferences, and Portfolio

 

TMJ4EB (Manufacturing Technology, Fast Forward)

This project-driven, hands-on course builds on students’ experiences in manufacturing technology. Students will further develop knowledge and skills related to the use of engine lathes, milling machines, welding machines, and other related tools and equipment as they design and fabricate solutions to a variety of technological challenges in manufacturing. Students may have opportunities to acquire industry-standard training and certification. Students will expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues and of career opportunities in the manufacturing industry. Prerequisite:  TMJ3EB.

Content/Projects:  advanced lathe projects (flashlights, lamps, hockey logos from sheet metal)

 

TMJ4CI (Manufacturing Technology, College)

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to machining, welding, print reading, computer numerical control (CNC), robotics, and design. Students will develop proficiency in using mechanical, pneumatic, electronic, and computer control systems in a project-based learning environment and may have opportunities to obtain industry-standard training and certification. Students will expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues and career opportunities in the manufacturing industry. Prerequisite:  TMJ3CI or TMJ3MI.

 

TMJ4MI (Manufacturing Technology, University/College) – NEW FOR 2020-2021

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to machining, welding, print reading, computer numerical control (CNC), robotics, and design as covered in TMJ3MI. Students will develop proficiency in using mechanical, pneumatic, electronic, and computer control systems in a project-based learning environment and may have opportunities to obtain industry-standard training and certification. Students will expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues and career opportunities in the manufacturing industry. Prerequisite:  TMJ3MI.

 

TMW4EB (Welding, Fast Forward)

Enhance your welding skills in oxy-acetylene, stick, mig and tig welding.  Continue to develop skills and weld a variety of joints in projects such as constructing a chassis for a dune-buggy or a moped.  Prerequisite:  TMW3EB.

 

TMW4EX (Welding , Open)

Enhance your welding skills in oxy-acetylene, stick, mig and tig welding.  Continue to develop skills and weld a variety of joints in constructing various projects.  Prerequisite:  TMW3EX.

 

TTA4CB (Transportation Technology – Auto Service, Fast Forward)

This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills acquired in grade 11 auto courses.  Projects in this course will be driven by the interests of the students.  Prerequisite:  TTJ3C or TTA3C.

Content/Projects:  working on stock cars, boats, aircrafts, plus more involved engine work (i.e. changing timing belts)

 

TTA4CX (Transportation Technology – Auto Service, College)

This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine management systems; power trains; steering/control, suspension, brake, and body systems on vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft; and/or small engine products. Students will refine communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation and their knowledge of apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the transportation industry.  Prerequisite:  TTJ3C or TTA3C.

 

TTJ4CI (Transportation Technology, College)

This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine management systems; powertrains; steering/control, suspension, break, and body systems on vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft; and /or small-engine products. Students will refine communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation and their knowledge of apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the transportation industry.  Prerequisite:  TTJ3C.

 

TTS4CB (Transportation Technology – Small Engines, Fast Forward)

This course enables students to further develop and hone your skills in re-building small four stroke engines and in the building and repair of off road vehicles.  Prerequisite:  TTJ3C or TTS3C.

 

TTS4CX (Transportation Technology – Small Engines, College)

This course enables students to further develop and hone your skills in re-building small four stroke engines and in the building and repair of off road vehicles.  Prerequisite:  TTJ3C or TTS3C.