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Welcome to Orchard Park Technological Education

The Technological Education curriculum at Orchard Park is unique in scope and quality. Subjects are offered in Construction, Transportation – Automotive, Manufacturing (Welding, sheet metal and Machine shop), Technological Design (engineering graphics), Health Care and Computer Engineering Technology (with links to the world class OP 2056 robotics). Hospitality and Tourism, and Hair Styling and Aesthetics are also offered.

Our curriculum is based on safe practices and is by nature differentiated in its delivery and approach with an emphasis on performance rich, hands on work. Some students use measurement, layout, shop math and machine know how to produce products such as buildings, machined parts, sheet metal items, welded parts and circuit boards. Students can learn about computers or trouble shoot to repair a car. In some classes students design, read drawings, prepare drawings/sketches, build prototypes and use destructive testing to determine the quality of their designs. Our programs help to improve planning and problem solving strategies, self confidence, good character traits and hands on skills that can be applied throughout one’s life.

Learning that is connected to hands on skills is grossly underrated in student’s academic life. An article by Cynthia Reynolds in Macleans magazine on August 29th, 2011 notes that “After NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab noticed its new engineers couldn’t do practical problem solving the way its retirees could, it stopped hiring those who didn’t have mechanical hobbies in their youth. When MIT realized its engineering students could no longer estimate solutions to problems on their own, that they needed their computers, it began adding remedial building classes to better prepare these soon-to-be professionals for real-world jobs, like designing airplanes and bridges. Architecture schools are also adding back-to-basics courses. In recent research it was found that when learning is connected to our hands, it is more successful.  Children allowed to count with their fingers in early grades have better math scores in later grades.

All students are encouraged to take Tech programs to enhance their overall learning!

Grade 9 students work on projects to get a taste for what programs are available. Grade 10, 11 and 12 students can specialize in one or more fields of interest.


Technological Education Staff

If you wish to contact any member of the Technical Education Department you may call the school at 905-663-3838.

Name
Mr. G. Brooks, P.Eng. (Dept. Head) – Construction Sr., Tech Design, Manufacturing
Mr. J. Simeon (Assistant Dept. Head) – Hospitality and Tourism
Mr. S. Hunter – Computer Engineering
Mr. B. French – Manufacturing, Construction Jr., Grade 9 TIJ1O1
Mr. R. Kitchen – Transportation (Auto)
Ms. V. Gray-Wraigh – Health Care
Ms. J. Christophi – Hair Styling & Aesthetics

Course Information:

Grade Course Code Course Name
9 TIJ101 Integrated Technology, Open
9 TEJ1O1 Computer Technology, Open
9 TXJ2O1 Hair styling and Aesthetics, Open
10 TCJ2O1 Construction Technology, Open
12 TEJ2O1 Computer Technology, Open
10 TXJ2O1 Hair Styling & Aesthetics, Open
10 TMJ2O1 Manufacturing Technology, Open
10 TTJ2O1 Transportation Technology, Automotive, Open
10 TDJ2O1 Technological Design, Open
11 TCJ3C1 Construction Engineering Technology, College
11 TWJ3E1 Custom Woodworking, Workplace
11 TEJ3M1 Computer Engineering, University/College
11 TFJ3C1 or TFJ3E1 Hospitality and Tourism, College or Workplace
11 TXJ3E1 Hair Styling & Aesthetics, Workplace
11 TDJ3M1 Technological Design, University/College
11 TPJ3M1 Health Care, University/College
11 TTJ3C1 Transportation Technology, College
11 TMJ3C1 Manufacturing Engineering Technology, College
12 TCJ4C1 Construction Engineering Technology, College
12 TWJ4E1 Custom Woodworking, Workplace
12 TEJ4M1 Computer Engineering, University/College
12 TDJ4M1 Technological Design, University/College
12 TPJ4M1 Health Care, University/College
12 TTJ4C1 Transportation Technology, Automotive, College
12 TF4C1 or TFJ4E1 Hospitality and Tourism, College or Workplace
12 TXJ4E1 Hair Styling & Aesthetics, Workplace
12 TMJ4C1 Manufacturing Engineering Technology, College

 

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Grade: 9
Course Code: TTJ1O1
Course Name: Integrated Technology, Open

Description: This fun, hands on course, focuses on improving problem solving and thinking skills and enables students to understand the technological concepts they need in order to design, develop and build usable products and/or deliver services, and to pursue further technological studies. Students will use the technological design process and a variety of tools and software to solve problems, complete projects, and strengthen their communication skills. Projects are undertaken in a variety of technological areas which typically include automotive/transportation, construction/woodworking and manufacturing – machine shop and welding.

Prerequisite: None

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Grade: 9
Course Code: TEJ1O1
Course Name: Exploring Computer Technology, Open

Description: This course introduces the students to the concepts of computer systems, design, programming, networking, electronics and robotics. TEJ1O is an excellent starting point for students who are interested in computer science and engineering. This course enables students to understand the technological and computer concepts they need in order to design, develop, and build usable products and/or deliver services, and to pursue further technological studies. Students will use the technological design process and a variety of tools and software to solve problems, complete projects, and strengthen their communication skills.

Prerequisite: None

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Grade: 9
Course Code: TXJ1O1
Course Name: Exploring Hair styling and Aesthetics, Open

Description: This course enables students to understand the concepts they need in order to design, develop, and deliver services in the exciting world of Cosmetology. Students will use the processes and a variety of tools to deliver salon services, and strengthen their communication skills.

Prerequisite: None

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Grade: 10
Course Code: TCJ2O1
Course Name: Construction Technology, Open

Description: In this course students design, build, and evaluate projects using machinery and hand tools. Students will solve technological problems through a variety of techniques, identify and describe building materials and other resources needed to construct, maintain, and service buildings; identify support systems and components; apply safety rules related to materials, processes and equipment; identify common architectural styles; and identify careers related to construction technology. Area of focus could include wood or electrical.

Prerequisite: None

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Grade: 10
Course Code: TEJ2O1
Course Name: Computer Technology, Open

This course continues the investigations into topics such as electronic circuits, programming, interfacing, computer systems, and robotics. An excellent opportunity for students to go deeper into computer technology. Students will build and program a simple electronic device that interfaces with a computer.

Prerequisite: None

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Grade: 10
Course Code: TXJ2O1
Course Name: Hair Styling and Aesthetics, Open

Description: This course introduces students to hands on hair styling and aesthetics techniques that can lead to a career, or enhance a student’s personal grooming skills. Highlights and colour application, hair cutting, henna design, hair styling, nail therapy, facials, makeup applications and more are part of these fun courses.

Prerequisite:None

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Grade: 10
Course Code: TMJ2O1
Course Name: Manufacturing Technology, Open

Description: This course introduces students to the scope of the manufacturing industry, the various components used in the design of products, the industrial tools and equipment used, and methods of manufacturing, including assembly-line production. Students will learn about technical drawing; preparation processes; manufacturing techniques; power, electronic, and quality control systems; careers in the manufacturing field; and the role of entrepreneurs in Canadian society. Students will work in the machine shop and welding shop to make a variety of projects such as light sabres, pens, Stanley cups, decorative iron work, sheet metal boxes and more.

Prerequisite:None

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Grade: 10
Course Code: TTJ2O1
Course Name: Transportation Technology, Automotive, Open

Description: This course requires students to build projects and to learn service procedures related to different modes of transportation. Students will learn about support systems for transporting people and products; measurement systems and methods; the analysis, design, and construction of a system to convert and make practical use of energy; the function of major vehicle system components; the impact of transportation systems on the environment; communication skills; and transportation-related careers.

Prerequisite:None

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Grade: 10
Course Code: TDJ2O1
Course Name: Technological Design, Open

Description: This course requires students to design and develop innovative products and services. Students will learn the following: how to identify user needs related to specified design problems; the physical properties of selected materials and their application in product design; techniques to create physical products and services; various presentation techniques; how to test and evaluate design solutions; and the implications of technology on the development of products or services. They will also become aware of design-related careers. Project challenges have included towers, bridges, amusement park rides, cottage designs, trailer/small-house models, 3-D printer projects, trebuchets, furniture design/model and more.

Prerequisite:None

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Grade: 11
Course Code: TCJ3C1
Course Name: Construction Engineering Technology, College

Description: This course focuses on residential, commercial, industrial, and/or recreational construction. Students will learn about the tools, materials, equipment, and methods used in the light construction industry; structural analysis and design; presentation and working drawings; and mechanical systems. They will also estimate materials and labour costs, and study industry standards and building codes, health and safety issues, energy conservation, careers, and the impact of construction technology on society and the environment. Area of focus could include wood or electrical. Students learn to dress stock, make wood projects, frame buildings, install rough-in and finished electrical circuits and devices and apply drywall/tape/mud.

Prerequisite:None

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Grade: 11
Course Code: TWJ3E1
Course Name: Custom Woodworking, Workplace

Description: This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to cabinet making and furniture making. Students will gain practical experience using a variety of the materials, tools, equipment, and joinery techniques associated with custom woodworking. Students will learn to create and interpret technical drawings and will plan, design, and fabricate projects. They will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the woodworking industry, and will explore apprenticeships, post-secondary training, and career opportunities in the field that may be pursued directly after graduation. Typical projects include bedside tables, boxes/case goods, shelves, Muskoka chairs and more.

Prerequisite:None

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Grade: 11
Course Code: TEJ3M1
Course Name: Computer Engineering, University/College

Description: Students will continue to develop their knowledge and skills with electronics, computer hardware and software. Students will do networking labs, digital electronic experiments and build projects such as house alarm systems, traffic light systems, or motorized devices. Course work can be linked to FIRST Robotics team.

Prerequisite:None

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Grade: 11
Course Code: TFJ3C1 or TFJ3E1
Course Name: Hospitality and Tourism, College or Workplace

Description: This course enables students to acquire knowledge and skills related to the food and beverage services sector of the tourism industry. Students will learn how to prepare, present, and serve food using a variety of tools and equipment, and will develop an understanding of the fundamentals of providing high-quality service to ensure customer satisfaction and the components of running a successful event or activity. Students will develop an awareness of health and safety practices, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the food and beverage services sector.

Prerequisite:None

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Grade: 11
Course Code: TXJ3E1
Course Name: Hair Styling and Aesthetics, Workplace
Description: This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in cosmetology and offers a variety of applications that will equip students to provide services for a diverse clientele. Students will identify trends in the hair-styling and aesthetics industry, learn about related health and safety laws, and expand their communication and interpersonal skills through interactions with peers and clients. Students will also consider environmental and society issues related to the industry, and will acquire a more detailed knowledge of apprenticeships and direct-entry work positions.

Prerequisite:None

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Grade: 11
Course Code: TDJ3M1
Course Name: Technological Design, University/College
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to apply engineering principles of technological design to challenges in communications, manufacturing, electronics, transportation, architecture, industrial and consumer products, health and safety equipment, and environmental services. Students will identify user needs, estimate labour and material costs, analyze material characteristics, and illustrate design solutions, using traditional and computer-based methods. They will also acquire the basic design skills required for post-secondary studies in engineering, manufacturing, architecture, and construction.

Prerequisite:None

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Grade: 11
Course Code: TPJ3M1
Course Name: Health Care, University/College

Description: This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic health care procedures,
including the safe use of appropriate instruments, equipment, and materials.
Students will focus on health care fundamentals, including the anatomical features and
physiology of the major body systems and the factors that affect homeostasis in the human
body. Students will develop an awareness of health and safety issues in the health care
field, analyze environmental and societal issues related to health care, and learn about professional
practice standards and career opportunities in the field.

Prerequisite: None

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Grade: 11
Course Code: TTJ3C1
Course Name: Transportation Technology, Automotive, College

Description: This course examines the infrastructure required for the operation of land, air, and/or marine vehicles. Students will design, construct, and modify vehicles, and apply safe work practices and procedures using current technology. They will also develop effective communication and teamwork skills when developing solutions to managing vehicle support systems; investigate the educational requirements for career opportunities in the transportation sector; and analyze the impact of transportation technology on society and the environment.

Prerequisite:None

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Grade: 11
Course Code: TMJ3C1
Course Name: Manufacturing Engineering Technology, College

Description: This course focuses on design principles; electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic control systems; and traditional and advanced manufacturing processes. Students will solve problems and make the critical decisions necessary to develop efficient production systems. They will also study the broad range of career opportunities available in the manufacturing sector and their educational requirements, and will research the scope of the manufacturing industry and the impact of its products on individuals, society, and the environment.

Prerequisite: None

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Grade: 12
Course Code: TCJ4C1
Course Name: Construction Engineering Technology, College

Description: This course focuses on residential, commercial, industrial, and/or recreational construction. Students will learn about the tools, materials, equipment, and methods used in the light and heavy construction industries; structural analysis and design; presentation and working drawings; and mechanical systems. They will also estimate materials and labour costs, study industry standards and building codes, consider health and safety issues, and explore energy conservation careers, and the impact of construction technology on society and the environment. Area of focus could include wood or electrical. Students learn to layout and construct rafters and roofing systems while framing and applying finish carpentry to small buildings such as play-houses and sheds.

Prerequisite: TCJ3C1

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Grade: 12
Course Code: TWJ4E1
Course Name: Custom Woodworking, Workplace

Description: This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the planning, design, and construction of residential and/or commercial cabinets and furniture. Students will gain further experience in the safe use of common woodworking materials, tools, equipment, finishes, and hardware, and will learn about the entrepreneurial skills needed to establish and operate a custom woodworking business. Students will also expand their awareness of health and safety issues and environmental and societal issues related to woodworking, and will explore career opportunities that may be pursued directly after graduation.

Prerequisite: TWJ3E1

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Grade: 12
Course Code: TEJ4M1
Course Name: Computer Engineering, University/College

Description: A continuation of the grade 11 course, students will apply their knowledge to more complex scenarios in hardware, programming, electronics, and networking. Robotics will be done with a micro controller and integrated into a large scale robot. Course work can be linked to FIRST Robotics team.

Prerequisite: TEJ3M

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Grade: 12
Course Code: TFJ4C1 or TFJ4E1
Course Name: Hospitality and Tourism, College or Workplace

Description: This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the various sectors of the tourism industry. Students will demonstrate advanced food preparation and presentation skills; increase health and wellness knowledge; develop tourism administration and management skills; design and implement a variety of events or activities; and investigate principles and procedures that contribute to high-quality customer service. Students will expand their awareness of health and safety issues, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the tourism industry.

Prerequisite:TFJ3C1 or TFJ3E1

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Grade: 12
Course Code: TXJ4E1
Course Name: Hair Styling & Aesthetics, Workplace

Description: This course enables students to develop increased proficiency in a wide range of hair-styling and aesthetics services. Working in a salon/spa team environment, students will strengthen their fundamental cosmetology skills and develop an understanding of common business practices and strategies in the salon/spa industry. Students will also expand their understanding of environmental and societal issues and their knowledge of post-secondary destinations in the hair-styling and aesthetics industry.

Prerequisite: TXJ3E1

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Grade: 12
Course Code: TDJ4M1
Course Name: Technological Design, University/College

Description: This course provides students with opportunities to solve engineering/architectural challenges in design through the use of technical drawings, model building, testing, and marketing. Students will research, design, and test solutions for residential or commercial architecture, industrial engineering, and manufacturing. They will also examine the educational requirements of a technical-design-related career in engineering, architecture, or industrial design. Practical assignments emphasize the use of AutoCad in all or almost all project solutions. This course includes an engineering graphics unit that is excellent for preparing students for first year design/graphics courses in engineering programs at all Ontario universities.

Prerequisite: TDJ3M1

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Grade 12
Course Code: TPJ4C1
Course Name: Health Care, University/College Preparation

Description: This course focuses on the development of a range of skills needed to analyze and interpret
clinical findings. Students will learn about accepted health care practices and demonstrate an understanding of basic procedures and the use of appropriate instruments and equipment. They will acquire an understanding of basic concepts related to the function of the human immune system and explore the relationship between pathology and disease
prevention and treatment. Students will expand their awareness of workers’ health and safety issues, analyze environmental and societal issues related to health care, and further explore professional practice standards and post-secondary destinations in the field.

Prerequisite: TPJ3M1

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Grade: 12
Course Code: TTJ4C1
Course Name: Transportation Technology, Automotive, College

Description: This course examines the alternative modes of mass transit to enable students to develop the specialized knowledge and skills required to work with sophisticated land, air, and/or marine vehicles and transportation systems. Students will solve problems related to vehicles and transportation systems; examine transportation-related issues such as energy conversion, power transfer, control systems, and environmental and societal impact; and investigate the educational requirements of career opportunities in the transportation sector.

Prerequisite: TTJ3C1

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Grade: 12
Course Code: TMJ4C1
Course Name: Manufacturing Engineering Technology, College

Description: This course focuses on advanced manufacturing and engineering, and provides students with an opportunity to develop specialized knowledge and skills used in sophisticated production processes. Students will solve problems; make the decisions necessary to develop a product for manufacture; and examine production methods, quality control systems, and environmental and societal impacts.

Prerequisite: TMJ3C1

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Updated on Thursday, September 14, 2017.
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