Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Technology Education Courses
​​BUSINESS EDUCATION
 
ACCOUNTING 11  4 credits
This course enables students to analyze and solve accounting problems and to produce and present accounting reports for a small business. Students will have access to industry-standard computer software and systems to support their learning.
 
MARKETING 11  4 credits
This course has been designed to give students a practical introduction to Marketing for both consumers and potential business entrepreneurs. Students will gain an understanding of strategic marketing, the 4P's of marketing: product, pricing, promotion, and place and the 3C's of marketing: competition, company, and consumer. Attention will be given to the economic, competitive, political, and legal forces that affect marketing. This course provides an excellent opportunity for all students to gain an understanding of marketing. 
This course has a common school-based Final Exam. 
 
ENTREPRENEURSHIP 11/12  4 credits
This course is designed to help students evaluate the business skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture and review teh challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. Students will learn about themselves, their decisions, and their goals to determine how entrepreneurship can play a role in their lives. Students will also be introduced to how entrepreneurship can play a role in their lives. Students will also be introduced to entrepreneurship from an enconomic perspective and the concepts of environmentally sustainable practices and social entrepreneurship. ​
This course has a common school-based Final Exam. 
 
COMPUTER STUDIES
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 8  Included in grade 8 Technology Rotation
Information Technology 8 (INT8) develops practical computer skills and teaches software use while applying elements of the Design Cycle, which is at the heart of the Technology component for the Middle Years Programme. Students will approach software-specific design challenges by investigating a design problem, designing an appropriate solution to that problem, planning an effective method to put their solution into practice, creating their solution based upon their plan and evaluating their solution to ensure it has appropriately addressed the design problem. True to the creative process, students will be encouraged to evaluate their work at all stages and to accept design failure as a necessary step to achieve a successful design solution. Projects throughout the course will be supported by teacher-lead demonstrations, sequentially more complex assignments and student experimentation, and will focus on Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and basic elements fo Adobe Photoshop. 
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 9  
Information Technology 9 (INT9) is a semester course that meets both provincial learning outcomes and IB MYP Technology aims and objectives. Information Technology 9 builds on the practical computer skills introduced in INT8. A deeper appreciation of the Design Cycle allows students to apply the approach to more complex software-specific design challenges. As in INT8, students will be encouraged to evaluate their work at all stages and to accept design failure as a necessary step to achieve a successful design solution. Projects throughout the course will be supported by teacher-lead demonstrations, sequentially more complex assignments and student experimentation, and will focus on the same basic applications of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, GarageBand and iMove. 
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 10  2 credits
Information Technology 10 is a semester course that meets both provincial learning outcomes and IB MYP Technology aims and objectives.  Information Technology 10 builds on the practical computer skills introduced in INT 8 and INT 9. A deepening understanding of The Design Cycle allows students to further develop as inquirers. As in INT 8 and INT 9, they will be given the opportunity to reflect upon their role as learners. During the course, students enhance their repertoire of technology options essential to our modern world.
 
ICT: COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 11  4 credits
This course involves programming as well as digital multimedia. Students will use programs like Visual Basic, C++, Java and Macromedia Flash to create advanced executable programs, arcade games, robotics, websites and multimedia presentations.  Students will learn the basics in Photoshop, cartooning using Flash, and three dimensional animations using a program called Blender.

ICT: COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 12  4 credits
This course is designed for those students who wish to continue their studies and expand on their knowledge from Computer Programming 11. This course typically runs simultaneously with Computer Programming 11. Students may continue to work with programs from Computer Programming 11 or be given a chance to explore programs they did not have an opportunity to learn. Students will also be given opportunities to present ideas and lessons on computer technology to the class.
 
YEARBOOK JOURNALISM 11/12  4 credits​
This course focuses on creating the school’s yearbook. Artistic and desktop publishing skills are developed while learning software such as PageMaker and Photoshop. Digital cameras and scanners will be used to take photos of school events and activities. A select number of students have an opportunity to also work on the school website and media presentations. A limited number of students are offered work experience in Vancouver’s media industry during the year.
This course occurs outside the timetable.

 

HOME ECONOMICS

HOME ECONOMICS 8 Included in Grade 8 Technology Rotation

The aim of Home Economics 8 is to provide students with experience in the area of Textiles. The course explores multiple units of work and will cover a wide variety of skills, knowledge, and creative processes. These will include the following: sewing basics and the creation of a simple textile item. In this course, students will be introduced to the IB Design Cycle (Investigate, Plan, Create, and Evaluate). Students will begin to develop the knowledge, skills, and curiosity in order to address design challenges concerning project creation. All students begin to work through the Design Cycle and document their work in their Design Folder.
Supplemental Fee: $10.00

TECHNOLOGY:  FOODS AND NUTRITION 9 
Foods And Nutrition 9 is a semester course that meets both provincial learning outcomes and IB MYP Technology aims and objectives. The aim of Foods and Nutrition 9 is to introduce concepts in the area of foods and nutrition. The course explores multiple units of work and will cover a wide variety of skills, knowledge, and creativity.  These will include several of the following: kitchen safety and sanitation, kitchen basics, role of common ingredients in food preparation, use of appropriate cooking techniques to produce healthy dishes, nutrition and other contributing factors to health, use of Canada’s Food Guide to healthy Eating to plan and create simple nutritious food, identification and explanation of nutrient functions, identification and comparisons of ingredients and the nutritional value in commercial food products, factors that influence personal food choices. In this course, students will continue to utilize the IB Technology Design Cycle and their Design Folders in order to address design challenges concerning recipe creation in Foods and Nutrition. These designs will allow students to explore concepts ideas and issues that have both a local and global significance.
Supplemental Fee: $25 .00


TECHNOLOGY:  TEXTILE ARTS 9  
Textile Arts 9 is a semester course that meets both provincial learning outcomes and IB MYP Technology aims and objectives The aim of Textile Arts 9 is to build on the concepts introduced in Home Economics  8. The course explores multiple units of work and will cover a wide variety of skills, knowledge, and creative processes. These will include several of the following: sewing basics, use of commercial patterns, sewing instruction techniques, and textile art projects.
In this course, students will continue to utilize the IB Technology Design Cycle and their Design Folders in order to address design challenges in Textile Arts. These designs will allow students to explore concepts ideas and issues that have both a local and global significance.
Note: students are responsible for purchasing all fabric, notions, patterns, wool, needles, and other supplies required for major projects.
Supplemental Fee: $15.00.
 
TECHNOLOGY:  FOOD AND NUTRITION 10  2 credits
Food And Nutrition 10 is a semester course that meets both provincial learning outcomes and IB MYP Technology aims and objectives. The aim of Foods and Nutrition 10 is to build on the concepts introduced in Foods and Nutrition 9. The course explores multiple units of work and will cover a wide variety of skills, knowledge, and creativity.  These will include several of the following: kitchen safety and sanitation, kitchen basics, role of common ingredients in food preparation, use of appropriate cooking techniques to produce healthy dishes, nutrition and other contributing factors to health, use of Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating to plan and create simple nutritious food, identification and explanation of nutrient functions, identification and comparisons of ingredients, the nutritional value in commercial food products and factors that influence personal food choices.
In this course, students will continue to utilize the IB Technology Design Cycle and their Design Folders in order to address design challenges concerning recipe creation and planning labs. These designs will allow students to explore concepts ideas and issues that have both a local and global significance.
Supplemental fee: $25.00
 
TECHNOLOGY:  TEXTILE ARTS 10  2 credits
Textile Arts 10 is a semester course that meets both provincial learning outcomes and IB MYP Technology aims and objectives. The aim of Textile Arts 10 is to build on the concepts introduced in Textile Arts 9. The course explores multiple units of work and will cover a wide variety of skills, knowledge, and creative processes. These will include several of the following: sewing basics, use of commercial patterns, sewing instruction techniques, and textile art projects. Students will plan and choose the projects they want to create. 
In this course, students will continue to utilize the IB Technology Design Cycle and their Design Folders in order to address design challenges in Textile Arts. These designs will allow students to explore concepts ideas and issues that have both a local and global significance.
Note: students are responsible for purchasing all fabric, notions, patterns, wool, needles, and other supplies required for major projects. 
Supplemental fee: $15.00

TEXTILE ARTS:  FASHION SEWING for BEGINNERS 11 4 credits
This course is designed for senior students who have limited or no experience with sewing and the use of patterns.  Garment construction projects will enable students to learn basic clothing construction skills and how to use commercial patterns.  The projects are designed to teach students specific skills. Students will plan and choose the projects they want to create.  There are no sewing prerequisites for this class.
Note: Students are responsible for purchasing all fabric, notions, patterns, wool, needles, and other supplies required for major projects.
Supplemental Fee:  $30.00
 
TEXTILES 11  4 credits
This course is designed for senior students who have taken Textile 9, 10 or Textile Arts Fashion Sewing for Beginners 11.  Using the creative process, students will continue to advance their skills in completing a variety of clothing basics while exploring the properties and care of various natural and manufactured fibers .  Students will explore the influence of fashion and textile choices, including socio-economics, media influences and global and environmental considerations.  Students will have the opportunity to plan and choose their own projects.
Note: Students are responsible for purchasing all fabric, notions, patterns, wool, needles, and other supplies required for major projects.
Supplemental Fee:  $30.00
 
 
TEXTILES 12  4 credits
This course is designed for senior students who have taken Textiles.  In this course students will be adding difficult fabrics and advanced sewing skills to their repertoire of abilities.  They will learn to apply the principles of design to plan a wardrobe that reflects their personality.  Students will be planning and choosing their own projects.  Career opportunities will also be explored.
Note: Students are responsible for purchasing all fabric, notions, patterns, wool, needles, and other supplies required for major projects.
Supplemental Fee:  $30.00
 
 

FOOD and NUTRITION 11 4 credits

Students learn advanced techniques in food preparation with the emphasis on nutritional meal planning for healthy living. At the completion of this course students will be offered an opportunity to complete their Food Safe Certification.

Supplemental Fee: $50.00

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION 12 4 credits

Food  and Nutrition 12 is an extension of Foods and Nutrition11 and is more self-directed and technical in nature. Advanced techniques will be taught in all areas of food preparation. New foods/fads and diets are explored with a global perspective as applied to farm and animal production in the 21st century. Attendance and cooperation are essential due to equipment safety and nature of the course.

Supplemental Fee:  $50.00


WOOD AND ENGINEERING  
 
DESIGN AND WOOD TECHNOLOGY 8 Included in grade 8  Technology  Rotation
The Design and Wood Technology 8 course is an investigation into the multiple fields of technical education. Students will be introduced to common technical skills such as hand and machines tools use and attitudes towards working safely. Through use of the IB Design Cycle, students will learn in a hands-on, practical setting. The intention of Design and Technology 8 is for students to use their newly acquired skills to investigate technical problems, brainstorm possible solutions and build solutions to those identified needs. Students will be using a variety of procedures to work with wood, plastic and metal in this introductory course.
Supplemental Fee: $10.00
 
DESIGN AND WOOD TECHNOLOGY 9
Design and Wood Technology 9 is a semester course that meets both provincial learning outcomes and IB MYP Technology  aims and objectives.  The aim of Design and Technology 9 is to build on the concepts introduced in Design and Technology 8.  The incorporation of designing as a central activity is a feature of Design & Technology that separates it from the traditional concept of the other applied skills courses.  The emphasis, in Design & Technology 9 will be on developing transferable skills and investigating design problems within the context of real world applications.  Through the integration of subjects such as Mathematics, Science and Art and by developing  methods of documenting and presenting ideas [eg. following the design cycle and recording the processes of investigation, research, design, creation and evaluation in the IB design folder] students will exercise the many technical skills they have in a practical hands-on setting. A major outcome of Design and Technology 9 is “Technological Literacy”- knowledge of terms, concepts, principles, materials, and processes of technology.   Design and Technology 9 will integrate the school curriculum and school resources in student - centered, open - ended, problem - solving activities.  Above all, Design and Technology 9 will begin the task of helping students acquire the skill set they will need to help adjust successfully to rapid technological developments that will characterize their world.
Supplemental Fee: $40.00
 
DESIGN AND WOOD TECHNOLOGY 10 4 credits
Design and  Wood Technology 10 is a 2 credit semester course that meets both provincial learning outcomes and IB MYP Technology aims and objectives.  The aim of Design and Technology 10 is to build on the concepts introduced in Design and Technology 8 and Design & Technology 9.  The incorporation of designing as a central activity is a feature of Design and Technology 10 that separates it from the traditional concept of the others.  Through an inquiry based approach and critical thinking, students in this course will analyze design problems and creatively resolve real life design challenges.
This course will develop attributes of the learner profile which facilitate open creative thinking and reflectivity.  
Supplemental Fee: $40.00
 
ENGINEERING 9
Engineering 9 is a semester course that meets both provincial learning outcomes and IB MYP Technology aims and objectives.  This course encourages students to develop design skills and technical skills through an applied science and engineering perspective.  Students will use the design cycle to investigate an engineering problem, plan a solution to the problem, create and use an evaluation of the students’ design.  To overcome these engineering challenges, students will work collaboratively to overcome their assigned task.
This course will also give students the opportunity to learn a variety of technical skills such as drafting and design, fabrication using various material and technical processes to create a multitude of various projects.  Through direct instruction, student based inquiry and hands on project based learning, students will engage in solving various technical solutions to technical challenges.
Supplemental Fee:  $45.00

ENGINEERING 10 4 credits
Engineering 10 is a semester course that meets both provincial learning outcomes and IB MYP Technology and objectives.  This course builds upon the design and problem solving skills developed in Engineering 9.  Further study into the cycle of design and how it can be used to problem solve from an engineering perspective will be the concentrated focus of this course.  To overcome these engineering challenges, students will work collaboratively to overcome their assigned task.  This course will also give students further opportunities to build upon knowledge of technical skills such as drafting and design, fabrication using various materials and technical processes to create a multitude of various projects. Through direct instruction, student based inquiry and hands on project based learning, students will engage in solving various technical solutions to technical challenges.
Supplemental Fee:  $45.00
 
ENGINEERING 11 4 credits
The Engineering 11 course develops upon skills, attitudes and theories developed in earlier grades. Engineering 11 is an applied theory class where students are presented with a design problem and asked to develop a solution using scientific and engineering principles. Students will need to be able to demonstrate teamwork and initiative in this collaborative class. Students will use the design cycle to develop their projects. Student’s projects may include robotics, super mileage vehicle design, fabrication and testing, as well as smaller design projects. Course fees will go toward enhancing the student’s educational experience beyond the normal core course curriculum.
Supplemental Fee $50.00
 
ENGINEERING 12 4 credits
The Engineering 12 course builds upon skills, attitudes and theories developed in earlier grades. Engineering 12 is an applied theory class where students are presented with a design problem and asked to develop a solution using scientific and engineering principles. Students will need to be able to demonstrate teamwork and initiative in this collaborative class. Students will use the design cycle to develop their projects. Student’s projects may include solar power vehicles, ROV (underwater robot design), fabrication and testing as well as smaller design projects. Course fees will go toward enhancing the student’s educational experience beyond the normal core course curriculum.
Supplemental Fee $50.00
 
CARPENTRY and JOINERY 11: FURNITURE 4 credits
Carpentry and Joinery 11 is intended to further develop skills learned in Design and Technology10.Students will complete a project selected by the instructor that will involve various methods of joinery. Topics covered will include: safe shop and tool usage, tool identification, wood theory, measurement, and project design. This course builds the necessary prerequisite skills for entry into
Carpentry and Joinery 12: Furniture Construction.
Supplemental Fee: $60.00
 
CARPENTRY and JOINERY 12: FURNITURE CONSTRUCTION 4 credits
Carpentry and Joinery 12: Furniture Construction is intended to further develop skills learned in Carpentry and Joinery 11: Furniture. Students will be encouraged to design their own project involving various methods of joinery. Topics covered will include: safe shop and tool usage, tool identification, wood theory, measurement, and project design.
Supplemental Fee: $60.00
 
DRAFTING and DESIGN 11/12 4 credits
This course develops design skills through computer assisted drawings (CAD) for mechanical engineering and architectural. 3D design modeling and animation skills are used to produce photo-realistic renderings using industry standard softward. Design and communication skills are transferred into real world projects through full scale drawings, CNC machining, and 3D printed parts. Standards in mechanical engineering and architectual design will be emphasized. 
Supplemental Fee: $30.00
 
SKILLS EXPLORATION 11/12​ 4 credits
Skills Exploration 11/12 is a new Ministry authorized course designed to meet the growing need for skilled Trades Workers in BC.  STX is divided into five modules: Core, Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry and Welding.  Besides the obvious topics that will be covered, students will explore not only what it takes to be a skilled Tradesperson, but will learn valuable skills necessary to gain employment in the trades.  This course is intended for those both serious and curious about the trades for their post-secondary endeavours.​​
Supplemental Fee: $50.00

WORK EXPERIENCE

The Work Experience program at Carson Graham is one of the strongest programs on the North Shore. The Work Experience program provides students with the opportunity to test drive their occupation of choice in the real world. It contributes significantly to the student's understanding of the connection between school and work and provides students considering various careers with meaningful and relevant work experiences. Students who wish to explore their career options or who have already identified their career path are strongly encouraged to participate in the Work Experience program. Grade 11 and 12 students are able to register for the program.

Students enrolled in the Work Experience program are required to participate in 100 hours of work over the course of the year. Work may take place during school hours, during spring break, summer break or after school. Work experience hours may be earned through paid employment, if the area of employment is directly related to the student's focus area. Paid employment hours must be discussed and approved prior to the commencement of the work. Safety training and dissemination of information related to their Work Experience placement is discussed. To register for Work Experience students should select 'Work Experience (WEX12A) on their course selection sheet and enroll in the grade 11 and 12 course. Students enrolled in Work Experience do not lose an elective space.​

More information on the Work Experience program is available in the Career Centre or phone 604-903-3555. Visit the career center link at www.carsongraham.ca.​

 
Main reasons to be enrolled in Work Experience:
·         Provides an insight to career options
·         Allows students to network and broaden contacts for career/job after high school
·         Expands on a resume and cover letter
·         Explores employability skills
 
Some examples of work experience placements include:
·         RCMP Youth Academy
·         Art
·         Teaching
·         Hotel and Tourism
·         Trades Experiences: Electrician, Carpenter, Automotive Technician

 

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