Design Technology

Technological Education

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Technological innovation influences all areas of life, from the daily lives of individuals to the work of business and government, to interactions on a global scale. It helps meet basic human needs and provides tools for improving people’s lives and exploring new frontiers. The policy outlined in this document is designed to ensure that technological education in Ontario enables students to meet the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century.

Technological education focuses on developing students’ ability to work creatively and competently with technologies that are central to their lives. As they proceed through their elementary and secondary school education, students attain a level of technological literacy that will enhance their ability to succeed in their postsecondary studies or in the workplace. For students who do not choose to pursue careers in technology, technological education can provide knowledge and skills that will enhance their daily lives, whether by enabling them to work on home renovations or car repairs or by allowing them to pursue technological hobbies.

Ontario Ministry of Education, The Ontario Curriculum Grades 11 and 12: Technological Education, 2009. p. 3.

Would you like to learn more? Take a look at The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: Technological Education, 2009 (revised) and The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12: Technological Education, 2009 (revised).

Construction Technology Pre-requisite Course Chart:

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Construction and Technological Design

Courses Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Construction Engineering Technology     TCJ3C1  
Construction Technology   TCJ2O1    
Technological Design     TDJ3M1