Technology and Business Department
Teachers: Mrs. Althea Smith and Mr. Greg Healy
Courses are offered to Grade 9 and 10:
“Introduction to Business”
“Information and Communication Technology in Business”
Both of these courses are offered as “open” courses, which comprise one set of expectations for all students.
Grade 9/10: business operation, accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, human resources, production, management, international business, finance, and entrepreneurship.
The Grade 11 and 12 program in business studies (Mr. Greg Healey) offers a variety of courses to help students develop a deeper understanding of the world of business and to focus their interests in this area. There are courses that will help students develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of accounting, entrepreneurship, information and communication technology, international business, marketing, and business leadership.
Students raised over $500 towards various charities - students first raised money for the school's Terry Fox Event, and then over Christmas raised money for a charity of their choosing. Students had to run their own bake sale business.
Stop Motion Animation
Hands On Learning
Learn a variety of programming languages: Alice, Visual Basic, C++, plus others of your own choosing
Create projects of your own specification
Learn to configure networks, and how The Internet works
Make your own Ethernet cables
Disassemble and reassemble computers, install operating systems and software
Work with a variety of applications - spreadsheets, databases, word processors/desktop publishing, website design
Explore robotics challenges through use of the NXT and EV3 Lego Robotics kits
Gain rudimentary electronics skills
Improve your problem solving skills by being faced with real-world problems
Work towards Cisco's CCNA Routing and Switching certification
Kits are available for student use during free time
Competitions may be entered on student involvement/request
Learn basic electronics components and their function
Build logic/control circuits
Huge demand for skilled trades-persons in Ontario
Explore what careers suit you best before you invest in post-secondary
Hands On Learning
learn about woodworking, residential carpentry, and more related trades
operate power tools safely and effectively to meet employer standards
improve math and literacy skills without even knowing it!
Duel Credit with Fleming College
learn about Electrical, HRAC, Plumbing
receive a college credit before graduation (no cost!)
Community Based Projects
put "Faith in Action!" - by getting both Construction & Religion credits
seek & build community needs while learning trade related skills
build projects by hand, by power tools, or by design with use of CNC Technology
learn and use current tech related to the trades
huge demand for skilled trades-persons in Ontario
explore what careers suit you best before you invest in post-secondary
Examples of student work
Hairstyling and Aesthetics
Students may focus on careers such as hairstylist, aesthetician, nail technician, or make-up artist.
Hospitality (Food and Nutrition)
Teacher: Mrs. Diane Serra
Welcome to Hospitality!! My name is Diane Serra and I am a teacher who has come from the industry of hospitality. I am very excited to be your teacher this year. This course is crafted as a platform to introduce you to the skills required to match the industry’s demand for qualified entry-level employees. In one semester this program will teach you the dynamics involved with the hospitality and tourism industry. You will also learn practical skills and theoretical knowledge that will allow you the opportunity to work within the hospitality sector. I am looking forward to working with each of you this upcoming year.
The list of approved emphasis areas for food and nutrition can be found here.
These course provide students with opportunities to explore different areas of hospitality and tourism, as reflected in the various sectors of the tourism industry, with an emphasis on food service. Students will study culinary techniques of food handling and preparation, health and safety standards, the use of tools and equipment, the origins of foods, and event planning, and will learn about tourism attractions across Ontario.
Students will also explore the principles of Graphic Design, Fashion and Architecture.
Software explored in this class includes: Floor Planner Software, Google Sketchup, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, & Google Sites
CNC Laser Cutter
CNC Wood Router
CNC Plasma Cutter (1/4 schools in Ontario that have it)
Repair cars in the shop
Small Motor Repair