Where to Begin
Everything begins with one introductory broad-based technology course in Grade 9 called Exploring Technologies (TIJ1O1). This course enables students to further explore and develop technological knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students are given the opportunity to design and create products and/or provide services related to the various technological areas, working with a variety of tools, 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.
By taking this course, students will be introduced to the four main technology focus areas in this school, so that they can make an informed decision on which area to pursue for further technological studies beyond Grade 9. If a student has the time to only take one technology course in his/her four years of high school, this course is highly recommended. This course gives students broad knowledge and skills that will enhance their daily lives, enabling them to work on home renovations or car repair or to pursue technological hobbies.