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Information Technology

May 14, 2024
Information Technology

The Information Technology (IT) program provides students with the opportunity to learn the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to pursue a career in IT, such as cybersecurity defence, operating systems management, design/maintenance of networking technologies, server administration, and general computer hardware/software troubleshooting.  Students must complete eight (8) courses to receive an Information Technology diploma:

Grade 10 Courses

Computer Science Gr. 10 (1 Credit) ISTV22
This course provides an introduction to programming fundamentals through video game design.  Students will use multiple different game development environments to learn logical thinking, code reusability and proper decision making structures. Students will be introduced to program design and project management along with tools for independent learning.  This course is a popular choice for all students and is recommended for an IT 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 IT and to gain practical knowledge of how a computer works. This course is a popular choice for all students and is recommended for an IT diploma.


Grade 11 Courses

Operating Systems (1 Credit) CS104V3S
This course covers the installation, deployment, and troubleshooting 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 IT Diploma.

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 IT Diploma.

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 IT Diploma.

Grade 12 Courses

Advanced Operating 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.  This is required for an IT Diploma.

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 IT Diploma.  The prerequisite for this course is Networking Technologies.

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 IT Diploma.  The prerequisites for this course are Operating Systems and Network Technologies.

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.  The prerequisites for this course are Cybersecurity Essentials and Network Technologies.


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