Upper School Course Guide
Course Descriptions

Technology Education

Computer and Information Science

List of 2 items.

  • Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11, University Preparation


    ICS3U
    This course introduces students to computer science. Students will design software independently and as part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools and applying the software development life-cycle model. They will also write and use subprograms within computer programs. Students will develop creative solutions for various types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows. They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields.
    Prerequisite: None
  • AP Computer Science, Grade 12, University Preparation

    ICS4U1
    This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills in computer science. Students will use modular design principles to create complex and fully documented programs, according to industry standards. Student teams will manage a large software development project, from planning through to project review. Students will also analyze algorithms for effectiveness. They will investigate ethical issues in computing and further explore environmental issues, emerging technologies, areas of research in computer science, and careers in the field.
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11, University Preparation

Technological Design

List of 3 items.

  • Technological Design, Grade 9 or 10, Open


    TDJ20
    This course provides students with opportunities to learn various design processes to meet a variety of technological challenges. Students will use design software and robotics to research projects, create designs, build models and/or prototypes, and assess products and/or processes using various control systems, appropriate tools, techniques, and strategies. Student projects may include mechanisms, robotic arms and actuation systems. 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.
    Prerequisite: None
  • Technological Design, Grade 11, University/College Preparation


    TDJ3M
    This course examines how technological design is influenced by human, environmental, financial, and material requirements and resources. Students will research, design, build, and assess solutions that meet specific human needs, using working drawings and other communication methods to present their design ideas. They will develop an awareness of environmental, societal, and cultural issues related to technological design, and will explore career opportunities in the field, as well as the college and/or university program requirements for them.
    Prerequisite: None
  • Technological Design, Grade 12, University/College Preparation


    TDJ4M
    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of design advocacy and marketing, while building on their design skills and their knowledge of professional design practices. Students will apply a systematic design process to research, design, build, and assess solutions that meet specific human needs, using illustrations, presentation drawings, and other communication methods to present their designs. Students will enhance their problem-solving and communication skills, and will explore career opportunities and the post-secondary education and training requirements for them.
    Prerequisite: Technological Design, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

Communications Technology

List of 3 items.

  • Communications Technology, Grade 9 or 10, Open


    TGJ20
    This course introduces students to communications technology from a media perspective. Students will work in the areas of TV/video and movie production, radio and audio production, print and graphic communications, photography, and interactive new media and animation. Student projects may include computer-based activities such as creating videos, editing photos, working with audio, cartooning, developing animations, and designing web pages. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology, and will explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
    Prerequisite: None
  • Communications Technology, Grade 11, Open


    TGJ3M
    This course examines communications technology from a media perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce media projects in the areas of live, recorded, and graphic communications. These areas may include TV, video, and movie production; radio and audio production; print and graphic communications; photography; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; and interactive new media. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
    Prerequisite: None
  • Communications Technology, Grade 12, University/College Preparation



    TGJ4M
    This course enables students to further develop media knowledge and skills while designing and producing projects in the areas of live, recorded, and graphic communications. Students will work in the areas of video, and movie production; audio production; print and graphic communications; photography; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; and interactive new media. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology, and will investigate career opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing technological environment.
    Prerequisite: Communications Technology, Grade 11

Upper School Technology Faculty

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Donald Morrison

    Mr. Donald Morrison 

    Director of Robotics
    416-449-2556 ext 435
  • Photo of Marcella Fioroni

    Ms. Marcella Fioroni 

    Director of Robotics
    416-449-2556 ext 433
  • Photo of Carson McGregor

    Mr. Carson McGregor 

    Upper School Faculty
    416-449-2556 ext 450
  • Photo of Parth Patel

    Mr. Parth Patel 

    Upper School Faculty
    416-449-2556 ext 475
  • Photo of Tibor Torontali

    Mr. Tibor Torontali 

    Subject Head, Technology (Grades 7-12)
    416.449.2556 x470