Communication Technology 10
This is a 3 credit course where students are introduced to general lab procedures and become involved in digital photography, digital video production, production, print media, computer graphics and design.
Communication Technology 20
In this intermediate level course, students choose an area to focus on based on their personal interests. The intermediate photography focus is designed for the student seeking a deeper knowledge of photographic technique, emphasizing on composition, exposure, flash techniques and accessory equipment. This course will also provide for lots of hands-on practice time with Photoshop. The intermediate digital video focus is designed for the student seeking a deeper knowledge in digital video production, with emphasis on scriptwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, sound recording, editing aspects of the film and video industries. The intermediate graphic design focus is designed for the student seeking a deeper knowledge in graphic design, with emphasis on typography, page layout and digital imaging. This course will also provide for lots of hands-on practice time with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Prerequisite: Communication Technology 10.
Communication Technology 30
This is an advanced level course and students choose an area to focus on based on their personal interest. The advanced photography focus is for experienced photography students who want to learn advanced digital techniques, studio lighting to create exciting portraits and group photographs, scenic and wildlife photography, and advanced Photoshop and photo printing techniques. Advanced digital video production focus is for experienced digital video students who want to learn advanced skills, with emphasis on telling your own stories and helping you meet some of the demands of the film and video industries. Advanced graphic design focus is for experienced graphic design students who want to learn advanced skills, with emphasis on how to make everything from typography, colours, illustration, and photography work together as a whole. This course will also provide for lots of hands-on practice time with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Prerequisite: Communication Technology 20.
Community Leadership 10
Developing effective lifetime leadership and interpersonal skills are the primary goals of this course. Using an interactive and hands on approach, students work on developing their responsibility, communication, problem solving, decision making, team building, goal setting, time management and conflict resolution skills (leadership fundamentals). This is done through project planning, organization and implementation of a large and a small class project. Students taking this course should be intrinsically motivated to make a difference within the school, community and even globally. All Leadership students are required to complete mandatory volunteer component. Prerequisite: None.
Community Leadership 20
This course builds on the fundamentals acquired at the 10 level. LEadership and mentorship skills are further developed through the organization and implementation of a variety of school, community and/or globally initiated projects. Students are required to complete a volunteer component and will have the opportunity to go out into the community and spend time with feeder schools. Prerequisite: Community Leadership 10.
Community Leadership 30
The primary focus of the Leadership 30 class is on the modeling and mentoring of the Leadership skills developed at the 10 and 20 levels. Mentorship is at its greatest at this level, as students will determine community and school-based needs, then initiate and implement projects to address them. Similar to 10 and 20, students will continue their involvement with a mentorship program of their choice and complete a volunteer component. Prerequisite: Community Leadership 20.
Computing Science 10
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to many topics in the computer world. Students will gain knowledge in computer operations, hardware and software. Students will also learn how to create procedural algorithms and write structured programs using computer programming languages to solve problems. This is an academic course therefore strong math and computational thinking skills are recommended. Prerequisite: None.
Computing Science 20
Students will further their computer science knowledge and skills. The concepts and materials covered in this course are web design and programming, procedural programming, data types and structures, as well as introductory game design. Prerequisite: Computing Science 10.
Computing Science 30
Students will continue on their computer science knowledge and skills. Concepts covered in this course are object-oriented programming, iterative algorithms, and dynamic data structures. Students will be working with new programming languages and furthering their knowledge and skill in video game design. Prerequisite: Computing Science 20.
Construction Technology 10
3 or 5 credit
Students will be focusing on cabinet and furniture construction techniques. Students will learn the basics of woodworking with a focus on use of basic woodworking tools. Students will develop measuring, marking, and basic joinery skills as well as learning the appropriate order of operations. For the 5 credit course, in addition to the subject matter covered in the 3 credit course, this course version also contains a look at router basics as well as working with manufactured materials such as plywood. Prerequisite: None.
Construction Technology 20
Students will learn about cabinetmaking, involving plan development, doors and drawers, frame and panel work, cabinet case construction, as well as finishing and refinishing. Prerequisite: Construction Technology 10.
Construction Technology 30
Students will learn about tool maintenance, as well as develop, plan and build a leg and rail piece of furniture (i.e. a table) and learn various methods for surface enhancement, furniture repair, and advanced joinery techniques. Prerequisite: Construction Technology 20.
Design Studies 10
This course is for students who are interested in technical drawing, architecture, creative problem solving and the world of industrial design. The 3 modules offered are introductory and will be completed by hand with the exception of one project in the last module – 3D design, where students will work with Sketchup. AutoCAD is part of the 20 level course selection.
Design Studies 20
In this course students will produce a complete set of all the required residential architectural drawings consisting of floor plans, electrical plan elevations, wall section and plot plan. Some architectural presentation drawings will also be completed. Students will continue with manual drafting and computer aided design in AutoCAD.
Design Studies 30
Students will be introduced to model making. Each student will construct a complete 3D scaled study model and presentation model working from their residential house plans. Students will also explore different building materials, methods of construction, alternative heating/cooling systems and overall sustainability.
Fashion Studies 10, 20, 30
3 or 5 credit each
This course is offered at all 3 levels for three or five credits, is a course offered for students of all experience levels. Students will complete 1-2 mandatory modules at each level and then select modules based on their skills and interests. The mandatory modules cover basic pattern and sewing skills while completing garments or items of the students choosing. The non-mandatory modules offer a wide variety of projects for students to choose from. Students have the option to earn credits in addition to the credits offered in the course, as guided by the teacher.
Financial Management 10
Students explore concepts that affect the finances of an individual and are introduced to accounting and terminology unique to financial accounting. They become familiar with financial statements, generally accepted accounting principles and how to complete the accounting cycle for a service business including preparing financial statements and closing accounts. Prerequisite: None.
Financial Management 20
Students will apply accounting procedures associated with service and retail business systems. Students continue to use general accounting procedures by preparing financial statements, analyzing adjusting and closing entries and completing the accounting cycle. Students learn and demonstrate use of accounting software for personal or business use. They will also examine the Canadian income tax system through the preparation of a variety of personal income tax returns. Prerequisite: Financial Management 10.
Financial Management 30
Students apply advanced accounting procedures, including capital and management methods used by a variety of businesses. Students examine the content and structure of financial statements and prepare customized financial statements for several types of businesses. As well, students are introduced to the capital market and the available securities when building a personal investment portfolio. Students research and analyze a variety of securities, including equities, fixed income and mutual funds. Prerequisite: Financial Management 20.
Students will learn safe and sanitary food handling procedures, equipment care, comprehension of recipes and the importance of efficient work habits. Students will also learn skills using milk products, eggs, wide range of vegetables and fruits available by examining how to retain their nutritional value and quality through a variety of preparation and presentation methods. This program will run with half theory and half practicum lab classes. Prerequisite: None.
Students will learn skills using variety of ingredients by examining how to retain their nutritional value and quality through a variety of preparation and presentation methods. This program will run with half theory class and held practicum lab class. Prerequisite: FOD1010 (Food Basics).
Students will learn skills using variety of food preparation and presentation method realted to the different situations and ingredients available. This program will run with half theory class and half practicum lab class. Prerequisite: FOD1010 (Food Basics).
Hockey Sports Performance 10
This course is run in conjunction with the Hockey Canada Skills Academy to provide learning opportunities for the increasing number of student athletes playing hockey. The course is a combination of on ice instruction, dry-land training and classroom instruction. The course is skill based and is open to any student with a minimum of 2 years hockey experience. This is a CTS course in which students must pass all 5 modules in order to take the next level. An additional application must be completed for this course.
Hockey Sports Performance 20
This course is a continuation of skills covered in Hockey Sports Performance 10 and takes students to the next level. Students will be challenged to further their training and delve deeper into training methods and issues related to the sport.
Hockey Sports Performance 30
This course is a continuation of skills covered in Hockey Sports Performance 20 and takes students to the next level. Students will be challenged to further their training and delve deeper into training methods and issues related to the sport.
Information Processing 10
This introductory course introduces home, office and business application skills to students using word processing software, spreadsheet software and tools used for computerized presentations. Students will have the opportunity to train in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Prerequisite: None, however some computer knowledge is an asset.
Information Processing 20
This intermediate course enhances the students' home, office, and business application skills using word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software and report creation tools. Students will have the opportunity to train in Word, Excel, Access and Publisher. Prerequisite: Information Processing 10 is not a prerequisite for this course however it is highly recommended.
Information Processing 30
This advanced level course extends students office and business application skills. Students will enhance their production skills by integrating data from a variety of sources into a finished product. Prerequisite: Information Processing 20.
Legal Studies 10
Students completing this course will have an understanding of basic and practical information about the law. Topics include Private Law, Public Law and Relationship Law. Prerequisite: None.
Legal Studies 20
Students completing this course will have an understanding of basic and practical information about the law. Topics include Family Law, Employment Law, Environmental Law, Aboriginal Law and the Traveller. Prerequisite: Legal Studies 10.
Legal Studies 30
Students completing this course will have an understanding of basic and practical information about the law. Topics include Dispute Resolution, Negligence and it legal implications, Small Business Law, Controversy, and, Change and Landmark Decisions. Prerequisite: Legal Studies 20.
Students will be introduced to mechanical tools, engine theory and operation, vehicle electronics, and basic steering and suspension systems. Shop work includes hand skills projects, tire mounting, balance and repair, engine disassembly, and electrical diagnosis and repair. Prerequisite: None.
This course provides both theory and hands-on instruction on diagnosis and repairs on cooling, steering, suspension and braking systems. The course further provides instruction on oil change services and tire changeovers, with the end goal of providing students with the skills necessary for employment as a tire technician. Prerequisite: MEC1040 Engine Fudamentals and MEC1150 Ride & Control Systems.
This course provides both hands-on diagnostic and repair strategies for fuel, ignition and on-board computer systems found in today's modern vehicles. Students will also perform wheel alignments, service vehicle air conditioning systems, and investigate the aspects of purchasing and selling vehicles. Prerequisite: MEC2030 Lubrication & Cooling Systems and MEC2150 Suspension Systems.
Robotics Technology 10
This course centers around making an Arduino Nano Sumobot. Students learn how to fabricate a circuit board, populate it with components, how to solder, and use of a multimeter to analyze their circuitry. Once the circuitry is complete, students build a chassis, program the nano, and then compete against classmates in a sumo robot competition.
Robotics Technology 20
Students use the sumobot built in Robotics 10 to explore a wide range of passive and active sensors to incorporate on their robot to make it more interactive with its environment. Students may also use the circuitry and sensors in a totally new application if they choose to do so. The engineering process is introduced.
Robotics Technology 30
This course continues building on what students learned in the previous levels. Students follow the engineering process to design and fabricate a robotic system. Areas explored at this level include robotic vision systems, artificial intelligence, and control using advanced programming, wi-fi, and/or Bluetooth.
Sports Medicine 10
This is a 5 credit course in medical studies as related to sports injuries. Students will study musculoskeletal anatomy, injury management, human physiology, and the healing process, preventative taping, wrapping, and first aid. Prerequisite: None. It is strongly recommended that students who choose this option have a strong background in Science and a desire to enter the medical health profession once finished high school.
Sports Medicine 20
Students will study the cardiovascular system, physiology of injuries and healing, and advanced preventative taping and wrapping. There is a training component with a sports team in this course. Prerequisite: Sports Medicine 10. It is strongly recommended that students who choose this option have a strong background in Science and a desire to enter the medical health profession once finished high school.
Sports Medicine 30
Students will study the advanced anatomy, human movement, taping and wrapping, pain and pain management, and first aid/CPR for adults and children. Prerequisite: Sports Medicine 20. It is strongly recommended that students who choose this option have a strong background in Science and a desire to enter the medical health profession once finished high school.
Sports Performance 10
This course is for highly active students regarding health and fitness from a physical, psychological and nutritional aspect. Students will study foundations of fitness, learn how to build a proper nutrition program, and learn the basic principles of weight training and conditioning. Students will spend 3 days a week in the fitness center working out and going through specific workout programs. Professional fitness sessions will also be attended. Prerequisite: None. It is highly recommended that students who choose this option have a strong background in athletics and a familiarity with the weight room and equipment.
Sports Performance 20
This course builds on the fundamentals acquired at the 10 level. The course focuses on aspects of cardiovascular fitness, core building, advanced sports psychology and developing advanced weight room programs. Students will spend 3 days a week in the fitness center working out and going through specific workout programs. Professional fitness sessions will also be attended. Prerequisite: Sports Performance 10. It is highly recommended that students who choose this option have a strong background in athletics and a familiarity with the weight room and equipment.
Sports Performance 30
This course is the culmination of the Sports Performance curriculum. Students will apply knowledge, skills and attitudes (gained at the 10 and 20 level) about the wide range of factors to athletic performance. A combination of theoretical investigations and practical applications will allow students to demonstrate outcomes related to ethics, training principles, psychology, goal setting and personal development. This course is designed for the motivated athlete who is involved in a sport at the competitive level. Five credits from Sports Performance 20 must be achieved for entry into this course.
Sports Performance 10, 20, 30 Girls
5 credit each
Outcomes and curriculum are primarily the same as the co-ed Sports Performance. These courses are designed for a motivated female athlete who is looking to develop and grow in her sport. Class structure will include weight room, classroom modules, as well as an increased amount of professional fitness sessions. Students will spend 3 days a week in the fitness center working out and going through specific workout programs.
Theory of Knowledge 25 and 35
3 credit each
The Theory of Knowledge (YoK) Program is central to the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile. These courses will challenge students to reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing with respect to areas of knowledge, as well as to consider the role which knowledge plays in global society. It encourages students to become aware of themselves as thinkers, to become aware of the complexity of knowledge, and to recognize the need to act responsibility in an increasingly interconnected world. The 25-level course is compulsory for every IB diploma student and is also available to any student who is registered in IB certificate courses in their grade 11 year. The 35 level course is only offered to IB diploma students and is completed alongside their regular course study in their grade 12 year.