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Industrial Arts & Home Economics

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Course Descriptions:

COMPREHENSIVE INDUSTRIAL ARTS GR 9
(CIAR1G) – ½ credit
Prerequisite: None
Content: Students will be placed in a group rotating through two areas (1/4 year in duration).  Each term the student will receive a mark for that particular area, with the final mark being an average of the two term marks.  The areas offered are: Graphics, Woodworking, Power Mechanics, Technology Education and Metals.  This course is a continuation of the Grade 7 & 8 programs.
 
HOME ECONOMICS GR 9
(HEHR1G) – ½ credit
Prerequisite: None
Content: Students will be placed in a group rotating through two areas (1/4 year in duration).  Each term the student will receive a mark for that particular area, with the final mark being an average of the two term marks.  The areas offered are: Clothing and Food & Nutrition.  The courses are designed to be a continuation of the Grade 7 & 8 programs.
 
CLOTHING, HOUSING & DESIGN GR 10
(CHDR2G) – 1 credit
Prerequisite: None
Content: What is your fashion statement?  How is your self-image reflected in the colors, fabrics and fashions you choose?  What is a “fad”?  How do certain clothing items become “fashion”?  Students will develop skills in becoming wise consumers in today’s market of clothing and textiles.  This course will focus on wardrobe planning, an understanding of individual needs and the ability to make decisions that affect our sense of self-identity.  Students will develop a portfolio of fashion design, construction techniques, and problem-solving assignments.  A major component of this course will provide experiences in practical projects of garment construction, contemporary and traditional crafts and home accessories.
Basic skills will develop, and become more technically and conceptually advanced.  This will be demonstrated in portfolio format as well as in choices of gradually more complex projects.
 
CLOTHING, HOUSING & DESIGN GR 11
(CHDR3G) – 1 credit
Prerequisite: Grade 10 Clothing, Housing & Design
Content: The focus of this course will be the history of fashion.  Students will expand their knowledge of the principles of design in the construction of fashion design.  The influences of history, lifestyles, choices and their effect on fashion and design will be explored.  Students will continue to develop a more sophisticated portfolio of design and construction techniques.
 
CLOTHING, HOUSING & DESIGN GR 12
(CHDR4S) – 1 credit
Prerequisite: Grade 10 or 11 Clothing, Housing & Design
Content: How can we better understand the world that we live in today – the choices that we have as to how we present ourselves to others?  How does our lifestyle affect our selection of clothing, household textiles and living environment?  Discover how developing personal creative skills can become a valuable resource in living an empowered full life.  The focus will be on the application of the elements of principles of design on clothing, textiles and housing choices with a representational project in each area.
 
FAMILY STUDIES GR 11
(FASR3S) - 1 credit
Prerequisite: None
Content: Do you like children?  Are you interested in a career in teaching, childcare, nursing or medicine?  The basic needs and influences of development are core concepts as you study the physical, social intellectual needs of children.  A practicum in a nursery, day care or elementary school setting is a component of this course.
 
FAMILY STUDIES GR 12
(FASR4S) – 1 credit
Prerequisite: None
Content: Do you want to develop positive relationships with your family and friends, discover more about yourself, learn the essentials of a fulfilling lifestyle?  This course will explore these issues and others of relevance to young adults including: self-awareness, communication skills, family roles and responsibilities, dating, mate selection, sexuality, living on your own and money management.
 
FOODS & NUTRITION GR 10
(FONR2G) – 1 credit
Prerequisite: None
Content: Why do we eat the foods we do?  This course will include a study of the factors affecting food choices.  Healthy lifestyle choices will be analyzed through in depth exploration of the five major nutrients, their functions, sources and disease related issues.  This will include topics such as artificial sweeteners, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, vegetarianism, vitamin supplements and GMO’s.  Computer technology will be used to analyze recipes for specific nutrient content as well as analyzing the quality of your own diet.  The Internet will be employed as a research tool for most current information on selected topics.
 
FOODS & NUTRITION GR 11
(FONR3G) – 1 credit
Prerequisite: None
Content: Can you describe a typical meal?  The Canadian Food Mosaic is a rich blend of heritage, regional differences and multicultural influences that we be explored in this course.  What do you feed a baby?  A toddler?  A pregnant woman?  A senior?  Food needs throughout the lifecycle is another major focus.  Computer software and Internet research will be used for most current information.
 
FOODS & NUTRITION GR 12
(FONR4S) – 1 credit
Prerequisite: None
Content: How do you tenderize a less tender cut of meat?  Make a meringue?  A risotto?  Which type of rice is the best buy?  Try quinoa?  If you’re getting ready to make it on your own, this course is for you!  As well as the theory and application of cooking techniques, you’ll examine consumer issues such as food additives, pesticides and organic foods.  About 50% of the course is spent on food preparation in small groups.  A video demonstration, research project, written assignments and good lab plans are required.
 
GRAPHICS GR 10, 11, 12
(GRAR2G, 3G, 4S) – 1 credit
Prerequisite: Grade 10 – None; Grade 11 – 20G Graphics; Grade 12 – 30G Graphics
Content: A student friendly course designed to allow the individual student to focus on specific areas of interest in the area upon completion of the mandatory projects at each grade level.
Topics covered are:
• Multicolor Screen Printing (manual and computer generated)
• Photography (continuous tone and computer generated)
• Video Editing – create your own “movie” using Pinnacle Studio and iMovie
• Airbrushing Techniques
• Computer Application (linked to all topics) – Photoshop, MS Front Page, MS Publisher and several MAC based programs
• Design Principles
• Presentation and Technical Drawing (3 D Modeling), (PTC – Pro Desk Top), and Google Sketch-up
• You can also assist in the publication of our Yearbook, “The Victory”
 
POWER MECHANICS GR 10
(POMR2G) – 1 credit
Prerequisite: None
Content: This course is designed to introduce the automobile to students and to provide a fundamental understanding and appreciation of its basic operation.  In order to fulfill these requirements, students will cover the following topics:  Shop and tool safety, Mitchell on Demand 5, tools, engine theory and operation, oil systems, cooling systems, and vehicle maintenance.  The course work will be divided into theory, and practical.  Practical classes will provide students with a “hands on” experience and reinforce comprehension of theory.
 
POWER MECHANICS GR 11
(POMR3G) – 1 credit
Prerequisite: Grade 10 Power Mechanics
Content: This course is designed to further students’ basic knowledge and practical skills of the automobile.  An in depth study of shop and tool safety procedures, Mitchell on demand 5, introduction to oxy acetylene welding, brakes, power train, steering system, suspension system, diagnostic procedures, and test equipment will be the basis of the program.  The course work will be divided into theory, and practical.  Practical classes will provide students with a “hands on” experience and reinforce comprehension of theory.
 
POWER MECHANICS GR 12
(POMR4S) – 1 credit
Prerequisite: Grade 11 Power Mechanics
Content: In this course students will continue to develop automotive skills and technology.  Basic electrical, electronic engine analysis, basic engine tune-up, fuel system theory and service, will form a major part of the program and will provide a basis for safe operation and testing of auxiliary components such as alternators and starters.  The course work will be divided into theory, and practical.  Practical classes will provide students with a “hands on” experience and reinforce comprehension of theory.
Completion of all three courses will give students the basic employability skills required to pursue a career in the automotive industry (Post Secondary education is recommended).
 
Senior Years Apprenticeship Option (SYAO)
(SYAR41-48)
Credit Value: Potentially 8 credits
Prerequisites: Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age and enrolled in the appropriate grade core subjects.
Content: The Apprenticeship option provides an opportunity for students to explore trades in a real and relevant setting while completing their High School education.   Students will acquire hands-on experience with a certified trades person.  The practical hours obtained can earn up to 8 supplemental credits for graduation based on 110 working hours per credit.  These hours can also be used towards the completion of practical on-job hours required for apprenticeship training in a trade.  Hours can be accumulated during the week, in the evenings, on weekends and/or during holidays.  There are over 200 skilled trades available for students.  Partnership is the key component of the Apprenticeship option.  Both student and employer work together to create an insightful experience, using on-the-job training that can ultimately lead to a future career choice while working with your SYAO coordinator to ensure you meet all of the program’s academic requirements.
The SYAO program provides practical, paid, work experience and the opportunity to:
• get hands-on experience
• earn up to 8 supplemental academic credits for graduation based on 110 working hours per credit
• get paid a wage that's more than minimum average
• apply your on-the-job training hours to continued, full-time apprenticeship training after graduation
• use the skills you learn for a career in management or to start your own business
This is a Pass/Fail Course.
 
WOODWORKING GR 10, 11, 12
(WOOR2G, 3G, 4S) – 1 credit
Prerequisite: For 40S: Grade 10 and/or Grade 11 Woodworking
Content: These courses are geared toward the building of a woodworking project chosen and designed by the individual student.  In fabrication of the chosen project, the student will have the opportunity to learn and master the safe operation and proper use of the many hand and power tools common to the modern day carpenter, while at the same time looking at wood and its many functions, characteristics and species.  Students are responsible for the cost of materials used to build their project.  Appropriate advancement in each course is expected with each year the student selects the course with particular expectations placed on the student selecting and completing the 40S course.  Competent skills and yearly development are expected in the following areas: design, competency with hand and power tools, processes needed in manufacturing with a continuing emphasis placed on safety.

 

 

 

 

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