Technology and Business Department

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Hands On Learning:

      • learn about related trades as well as developing skills

      • operate current equipment safely and effectively to meet employer standards

      • improve math and literacy (including computer literacy) skills without even knowing it!

  • Community Based Projects:

      • seek & build community needs while learning trade related skills

  • Various Types of Technology:

      • build projects by hand, by power tools, or by design with current technology

      • learn and use current tech related to the trades

  • Career Opportunities:

      • huge demand for skilled trades-persons in Ontario

      • explore what careers suit you best before you invest in post-secondary

Contact Information:
Department Head: Ms. Lisa Beganyi
Email:
lbeganyi@pvnccdsb.on.ca
Phone: 905-404-9349 ext. 517


Business Studies

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.

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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.

Communication Technology

  • Photography

  • Film

  • Stop Motion Animation

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • Graphic Design

  • Yearbook

  • Logo Design

Computer Technology

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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

  • Cisco Certification

    • Work towards Cisco's CCNA Routing and Switching certification

  • Robotics

    • Kits are available for student use during free time

    • Competitions may be entered on student involvement/request

  • Electronics

    • Learn basic electronics components and their function

    • Build logic/control circuits

  • Career Opportunities

      • Huge demand for skilled trades-persons in Ontario

      • Explore what careers suit you best before you invest in post-secondary

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Construction

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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

  • CNC Technology

        • build projects by hand, by power tools, or by design with use of CNC Technology

        • learn and use current tech related to the trades

  • Career Opportunities

        • huge demand for skilled trades-persons in Ontario

        • explore what careers suit you best before you invest in post-secondary

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Examples of student work

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Hairstyling and Aesthetics

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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.

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Technological Design

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

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Transportation Technology

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CNC Plasma Cutter (1/4 schools in Ontario that have it)

Welding

Repair cars in the shop

Small Motor Repair