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Grade 11 Technology Courses


Technological Design - Grade 11, University/College Preparation - TDJ3M1

In this course, students will continue to design and build solutions to a variety of increasingly challenging technological problems. Working individually and in small groups, they will learn to analyze a problem, design, create, test and implement a solution. Skills acquired during this course will include basic technical drawing (both by hand and on computer), working with a variety of hand and power tools. Students will also learn about a variety of exciting careers in the field of design.

Mechanical & Industrial Design - Grade 11, University/College Preparation - TDM3M1

This course provides students with opportunities to apply the principles of technological design to challenges in communications, manufacturing, electronics, transportation, architecture, industrial and consumer products, health and safety equipment, and environmental services. Students will identify user needs, estimate labour and material costs, analyze material characteristics, and illustrate design solutions, using traditional and computer-based methods. They will also acquire the basic design skills required for post-secondary studies in engineering manufacturing, architecture, and construction.
Recommended Preparation: Technological Design, Grade 10, Open

Manufacturing Technology - Grade 11, College Preparation - TMJ3C1/TMJ3M1

Students will solve problems and make the critical decisions necessary to develop efficient production systems. They will also study the broad range of career opportunities available in the manufacturing sector and their educational requirements, and will research the scope of the manufacturing industry and the impact of its products on individuals, society, and the environment.
Recommended Preparation: Manufacturing Technology, Grade 10, Open

Robotics and Control Systems - Grade 11, College and  University Preparation - TMR3M1

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to design, process planning, control system, repair and maintenance of robotic systems. Students will use a broad range of tools and equipment while acquiring engineering and fabrication skills, and combine manufacturing techniques as they develop critical decision-making, problem-solving and project managerial skills. Etobicoke Collegiate Institute is represented by Team 2185 at FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, since 2007. Students will learn the fundamentals of robot building and the importance of timelines as they build a robot in 6 weeks to perform a task in the competition.


Construction Engineering Technology - Grade 11, College Preparation - TCJ3C1

This course focuses on residential, commercial, and/or recreational construction, emphasizing practical workplace applications, the development of generic employment skills, and preparation for apprenticeship and training programs. Students will learn about and gain practical experience with various types of materials, processes, labour, tools, and equipment used in the construction industry; technical drawings; and mechanical systems. They will also study industry standards and building codes, consider health and safety issues, and explore careers, the importance of lifelong learning, and the impact of construction technology on society and the environment

Interactive New Media & Animation - Grade 11, University/College Preparation - TGI3M1

Students will learn simple movements using hand-drawn techniques, before moving on to explore scene production using Adobe Flash software. Stop Motion will be discovered through brick films using Lego for animation


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