Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) - Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

Specialist High Skills Major(SHSM) - Information and Communications Technology(ICT)

The Information and Communications Technology(ICT) program enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. At Northview Heights Secondary School, the ICT SHSM program focuses on communication systems, computer systems, and computer software.


Profile of the Information and Communications Technology Sector
Information and communications technology is the sector that processes information (which includes capturing, transmitting, and displaying information) using electronic systems. The ICT sector continues to transform our economy and everyday life. Core industries in this sector include:

  • Communications Systems (e.g., telecommunications, cable/broadband, broadcasting, and other program distribution systems)
  • Computer Systems (e.g., computer engineering, technical support, electronics, robotics, network engineering)
  • Computer Software (e.g., computer programming, computer and video games, simulations, computer animation, data management, web design, web portals,

Internet security).


What will students study in the ICT SHSM program?

 2 Cooperative Education Credits

With the placement focus on one of your major credits.

Mathematics (Choose ONE)  MCR3U / MCF3M / MBF3C / MEL3E / MCV4U / MDM4U / MEL4E / MHF4U

English (Choose ONE) ENG3U / ENG3C / ENG4U  / ENG4C / ENG4E

Major Credits (Choose FOUR) ICS3U / TEJ3M / TEN3M / TEJ3E / TDJ3M / TGG3M / TGJ3M / TGJ3O / SPH3U / ICS4U / TEJ4M / TEN4M / TDJ4M / TGG4M / TGJ4M / TGJ4O

Elective Credit (Choose ONE) BMI3C / BTA3O / BAF3M / BOG4E / BOH4M / BBB4M / SPH4U / SPH4C /

Elective and Mandatory ICT-SHSM




THREE Compulsory Certifications
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C – includes automated external defibrillation (AED)
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
Standard First Aid

Elective Certifications
(Choose THREE)
Advanced training in a technique (e.g., website design, coding, digital lighting, search engine optimization)
CISCO networking
Advanced training in a technology (309)

Post-secondary Programs and Training in the ICT Sector

  • Hardware Technician
  • Network Technician
  • Computer/Digital Animation
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Digital Video Production
  • Game Development/Multimedia Development
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Security
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting
  • Software Engineering

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Sharon Hutchison
Tel: 416.395.3290 Ext: 20095
Contact: sharon.hutchison@tdsb.on.ca