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Information Technology

ITS stands for Information Technology Studies. It represents the diverse number of courses at Tec-Voc that utilize technology in different ways. The focus is using technology to do what you want to do! You can program computers, design multimedia sites, repair technology and perform network connectivity. You are only limited by your desire to learn and create!

ONE VOCATION…...TWO WAYS TO SPECIALIZE!

AFTER A COMMON GRADE 10 YEAR SELECT EITHER …..
Networking
Connecting technology to enable communications
Software
Developing programs to increase human productivity

Networking Vocational Major

 

Computer Science  20S (1 Credit) ISTV22
This course provides an introduction to programming fundamentals. Microsoft Visual Studio will be used to understand the programming fundamentals of logic and decision making structures. Students will be introduced to website creation and design. This course is a popular choice for all students and is required for an AN ITS Vocational diploma.

Hardware & Software Essentials (1 Credit) CS103V2S
This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and system software, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. It is designed for students who want to pursue careers in ICT and to gain practical knowledge of how a computer works. This course is a popular choice for all students and is required for an ITS Networking or Software diploma.

Operating Systems (1 Credit) CS104V3S
This course covers the installation, deployment, and trouble shooting of the current Microsoft Desktop Operating system. The hands-on approach will prepare students to face the real life challenges of a desktop technician. This is required for an ITS Networking Diploma and a prerequisite for the Network Technologies course.

Network Technologies (1 Credit) CS105V3S
The focus of this course is on learning the fundamentals of networking. Students will learn both the practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding for basic networking. This is required for an ITS Network Diploma and a prerequisite for the Advanced Networking course.

Cybersecurity Essentials (1 Credit) CS106V3S
The focus of this course is learning the fundamentals of cyber security, focusing on both theory and practice. Students will learn to secure devices, operating systems, networks, including routers and switches, and their associated software. This is required for an ITS Network Diploma and a prerequisite for the Applied Networking and Cybersecurity course.

Advanced Operation Systems (1 Credit) CS107V4S
Linux is a popular operating system in many core areas of business. Students will learn to install, deploy, and troubleshoot Linux as a desktop operating system. To avoid confusion between the many flavors of Linux, students work with the command line to complete the necessary tasks.

Advanced Networking Technologies(1 Credit) CS108V4S
By the end of this course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. This is required for an ITS Networking Diploma.

Server Administration (1 Credit) CS109V4S
This course gives students practical experience with Microsoft's server operating system and covers users and permissions, security, and server services such as DNS, DHCP, and Active Directory. Students will develop the knowledge needed to manage servers on small to large networks. This is required for an ITS Networking Diploma.

Applied Networking & Cybersecurity (1 Credit) CS111V4S
Students will synthesize and apply knowledge and skills acquired in the previous courses to initiate, complete and document each of the steps involved in the design, installation, configuration, management, securing and troubleshooting of devices, operating systems and applications.

Software Major

Computer Science  20S (1 Credit) ISTV22
This course provides an introduction to programming fundamentals. Microsoft Visual Studio will be used to understand the programming fundamentals of logic and decision making structures. Students will be introduced to website creation and design. This course is a popular choice for all students and is required for an AN ITS Vocational diploma.

Hardware & Software Essentials (1 Credit) CS103V2S
This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and system software, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. It is designed for students who want to pursue careers in ICT and to gain practical knowledge of how a computer works. This course is a popular choice for all students and is required for an ITS Networking or Software diploma.

Introduction to Multimedia/Animation (1 Credit) ISTV23/ISTV24
Students will understand and investigate the multimedia industry. In the first part of the course students will explore digital image creation, image enhancement, photograph retouching, and image composition using Adobe Photoshop. In the last half of the course students will learn how to plan and create an animation. Various types of animation will be discussed. Students will be required to create a storyboard, use a timeline, draw and import objects, and use key frame animation to produce a final project. This course is a popular choice for all students and an option course for an ITS Software Specialists.

Software Applications (1 Credit) ISTV37
Students explore how applications are used in business. The use of spreadsheets, databases, communication packages, computer assisted design, geographic information systems, accounting, and presentation programs will be explored. This is a required course for ITS  Software Specialists but many students take this course as one of their options.

Computer Science (1 Credit) ISTV35
The course focuses on problem-solving and the development of solutions to programming problems using Microsoft Visual Studio. Students will construct numerous projects ranging from business software solutions to video game development. There is no prerequisite for this course and this can be used as a University entrance course.

Multimedia Fundamentals (1 Credit) ISTV36
In the first part of the course, students will learn digital illustration techniques and vector drawing techniques using Illustrator. Students will produce logos, drawings, and a variety of vector based projects. In the second part of the course, students will create interactive web pages, animations, games, and presentations using the Flash authoring environment. This is an option course available to any student. There is no prerequisite for this course.

Web Development (1 Credit) ISTV31/ISTV32
In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of web design. Students will explore HTML, and CSS coding standards. This course will be project based and is an ideal choice for students wanting to establish a web presence. There is no prerequisite for this course.

Computer Science (1 Credit) ISTV43
This course builds upon the earlier programming logic and introduces students to new programming languages commonly used in industry and post-secondary. This course is designed to help students prepare themselves for post secondary study in the field of computer science. This course is recognized as a credit towards university entrance. The prerequisite for this course is Grade 10 or 11 Computer Science.

Advanced Web Development (1 Credit) ISTV45
This course explores the development of websites using HTML, CSS, scripting, and database technologies. Students will install, modify and maintain CMS systems. Students will register domains, maintain external web space, and upload a website to the Internet. The prerequisite is Web Development 30S.

Multimedia Production (1 Credit) ISTV46
Students will be introduced to a 3D image creation and animation environment. Students will explore modeling, lighting, texturing,  animation, rendering and using cameras in a 3D environment. Students will be able to use and operate a compositing program along with basic sound editing software. This course is available to all students.

Post-Secondary Program

Network Support Technician  ISTV41
Target Audience:
18 to 21 year olds who are looking to transition to employment in the IT industry.

Course Details:
This ten month program will provide the adult student with an opportunity to gain skills for direct employment or prepare for further post-secondary studies. Students will become proficient at setting up computer security, mobile devices and network routers.

Program Requirements:

Students must be interested in technology and be a high school graduate. Applications will be available in February and successful applicants will be contacted for a June orientation prior to the September start date. There is no cost for this program for WSD residents but students will be required to purchase certification test vouchers in the new year (approximately $150 each).

 



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