Technological Education

As students’ progress through their journey at TCI please know that there is a wide variety of Tech Education courses to meet your every workplace, apprenticeship, or college needs. Please see the list below for course names and course codes.

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Automotive Technology (TTJ)

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 postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the transportation industry.
 

Construction Technology (TCJ)

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.

 

Custom Wood Working Technology (TWJ)

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to cabinet making and furniture making. Students will gain practical experience using a variety of the materials, tools, equipment, and joinery techniques associated with custom woodworking. Students will learn to create and interpret technical drawings and will plan, design, and fabricate projects. They will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the woodworking industry, and will explore apprenticeships, postsecondary training, and career opportunities in the field that may be pursued directly after graduation.

 

Cosmetology Technology (TXJ)

This course presents hairstyling, make-up, and nail care techniques from a salon/spa perspective. Using materials, processes, and techniques used in the industry, students learn fundamental skills in hairstyling, giving manicures and facials, and providing hair/scalp analyses and treatments. Students will also consider related environmental and societal issues, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field of hairstyling and aesthetics.

 

Communication Technology, photography focus (TGP)

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in the area of photography. Students will focus on the fundamentals and principles of great photography as well as the software used to enhance and correct digital images.

 

Communication Technology, video focus (TGV)

This course is designed to give students an in-depth look at TV video broadcasting and post production film processes. Students will develop fundamentals and principles of proper camera operation as well as pre and post production editing. Students will also gain a better understanding of time management, team work and pre-production planning.

 

Communication Technology, graphical design focus (TGG)

This course examines the fundamentals and principles of graphic design as it applies the world of communication and print media. Students will develop their drawing skills through the design process and later work with various software to create their final output for print.

 

Computer Technology (TEJ)

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 related environmental and societal issues, and will learn about secondary and postsecondary pathways and career opportunities in computer technology.

 

Exploring Technologies (TIJ)

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 postsecondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.

 

Hospitality and Tourism Technology (TFJ)

This course provides students with opportunities to explore different areas of hospitality and tourism, as reflected in the various sectors of the tourism industry, with an emphasis on food service. Students will study culinary techniques of food handling and preparation, health and safety standards, the use of tools and equipment, the origins of foods, and event planning, and will learn about tourism attractions across Ontario. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the tourism industry.

Technological Design (TDJ)

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 postsecondary education and training leading to careers in the field.

Department Staff

Mike Makxam 

Assistant Curriculum Leader

Automotive and Construction Technologies Teacher 

michael.makxam@tdsb.on.ca

 

Keith Hoare

Hospitality Technologies Teacher 

keith.hoare@tdsb.on.ca

 

Alex Kavourinos

Communications Technologies Teacher 

alex.kavourinos@tdsb.on.ca