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Computer Science (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 ITS vocational diploma. 1 Credit
Maintaining Personal Computers (ISTV21): Students learn how to purchase, setup and maintain a home computer system. The topics such as computer set-up, internet connectivity, data security, software installation, virus prevention and computer performance are addressed. This course is a popular choice for all students and is required course for an ITS vocational diploma. 1 Credit
Introduction to Multimedia/Animation(ISTV23/ITSV24): 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 vocational diploma. 1 Credit
Microcomputer Technician (ISTV33): Students will establish office computer systems as the learn the skills of an repair shop technician. Students will establish a variety of computers, laptops and handheld devices on a network using multiple operating systems. This course can be taken in any section as it must be completed before they move on to the System Support course. It is required course for an ITS vocational diploma and a prerequisite for the Systems support course. 1 Credit
Systems Support (ISTV34): Students will establish and maintain the connectivity, reliability and security of networked office systems. Students will learn a learn how to set up work stations and proper data and system protection procedures. They will learn how to trouble shoot networks that include a variety of computers, hand held devices, and laptops using multiple operating systems. This course can be taken in any section but the Microcomputer Technician outcomes must be met before attempting this course. It is required course for an ITS vocational diploma and a prerequisite for the Industry certification course. 1 Credit
Software Applications (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 the ITS diploma but many students take this course as one of their options. 1 Credit
Web Development (ISTV31/ISTV32): In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of web design. Students will explore HTML, 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. 1 Credit
Computer Science (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 a video game development. There is no prerequisite for this course and this can be used and an University entrance required course. 1 Credit
Multimedia Fundamentals (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. 1 Credit
Industry Certification (ISTV41): Students will prepare for examinations to earn industry recognized certifications. The COMPTIA A+ hardware and CISCO CCENT network exam content are completed in this course. The System Support outcomes must be met before attempting this course. This is a required course for the ITS vocational diploma. 1 Credit
Server Security (ISTV47): Student will design and create secure network environments using Windows Small Business Server. They will learn how to protect a company’s technology assets from security breaches. The prerequisite for this course is Systems Support. This is a required course for ITS vocational diploma. 1 Credit
Network Infrastructure (ISTV42): Student will maintain wired and wireless networks in home and small business environments. They will learn how to incorporate tablets, smart phones and computers into secured networks. The prerequisite for this course is Server Security. This is a required course for the ITS vocational diploma. 1 Credit
Advanced Web Development (ISTV45): This course explores the development of websites using HTML, CSS, and scripting, and database technologies. Students willinstall, 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. 1 Credit
Computer Science (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. 1 Credit
Multimedia Production (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. There is no prerequisite for this course, but a basic understanding of Photoshop is needed. 1 Credit
Students must complete 8 courses to receive an Information Technology Studies diploma. Students who enter the program in Grade 11 will not be required to complete the grade 10 courses.
Post-Secondary Program: Network Support Technician
18 to 21 year olds who are looking to transition to employment in the IT industry.
This ten month program will provide the adult student with an opportunity to write the COMPTIA A+ hardware and CISCO CCENT network examinations. Students will become proficient at setting up computer security, mobile devices and network routers using multiple operating systems including
Apple, Linux and Windows. The practical application of a student’s knowledge will be demonstrated both in the classroom and on work experience.
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 program but students will be required to purchase certification test vouchers in the new year (approximately $150 each).