Technology and Business Department

Holy Trinity offers a variety of technology and business programs including...


The business studies program offers two courses that can be taken in Grade 9 or Grade 10 (Mrs. Althea Smith):

    • “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.

The course type is defined as follows: Open courses are designed to prepare students for further study in the subject, and to enrich their education generally. These courses comprise a set of expectations that are appropriate for all students. The Introduction to Business course is the foundational course for the business studies program. This course introduces students to each of the major areas of business: business operation, accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, human resources, production, management, international business, finance, and entrepreneurship.This introductory course aims to ensure that all students acquire a general understanding of the role and nature of business, as they begin to develop management skills related to financial decision making and ethical business practice.The course will provide a strong foundation both for students who wish to pursue business studies in greater depth and for students who wish to master the business-related knowledge and skills required for everyday life.

The Information and Communication Technology in Business course prepares students for a world of business and communication that relies on electronic technology. Rapid changes in information and communication technology have influenced all aspects of our lives, and the operations of business have been particularly affected. Students will benefit from the knowledge and skills they acquire in this course, whether their goal is to understand the effects of technology on business or to gain practical skills using application software that will benefit them throughout their studies and in their careers. This course would be particularly helpful for students who intend to take information and communication technology courses in Grades 11 and 12.

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 can select courses in entrepreneurship to learn about the creation and operation of a small business or how to develop and apply enterprising skills as employees. In the information and communication technology courses, students will develop essential digital literacy and application software skills critical for success in their academic studies and chosen career path.They will also be able to select courses that focus on the key skills and concepts of accounting and marketing, or courses that will develop their understanding of the nature of leadership and the ways in which businesses are structured and managed to achieve organizational goals. In the international business courses, students will learn about opportunities that lie beyond our borders, and will explore the business relationships that Canadian companies and the Canadian government have established with other countries.

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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

More to come soon!

Computer Technology

Computer technology is an expanding branch of engineering, with roots in both electrical engineering and computer science. It includes the related areas of computer hardware and software; computer interfacing, programming, and networking; analog and digital electronics; and robotics. Computer technicians, technologists, and engineers work in every sector of society, in careers ranging from building and repairing computer systems to designing and installing computer networks, to designing and building prototype robots and electronic devices. Students taking computer technology courses will learn to work safely with computer equipment, electronic circuits, and robotic devices, and will explore the Essential Skills and work habits that are important for success in computer technology. Computer technology courses prepare students for apprenticeship, further study at college or university, or entry into the workplace directly after graduation. The list of approved emphasis areas for computer technology can be found here and here.

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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

Construction

We welcome back to Holy Trinity Mr. Gordie Wornoff, our talented team member skilled in all things construction. Appearing on various television shows, Mr. Wornoff brings his talents and extensive experience in construction to Holy Trinity.

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

Detailed Course Descriptions

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Examples of student work

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Hairstyling and Aesthetics

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Hairstyling and aesthetics courses offer students an opportunity to work in a salon/spa environment and provide services for a diverse clientele. Students may focus on careers such as hairstylist, aesthetician, nail technician, or make-up artist. In a growing service economy, courses in hairstyling and aesthetics help prepare students for rewarding careers. Students will gain hands-on experience using professional materials and equipment and practising current techniques. They will use professional terminology related to hairstyling and aesthetics, acquire transferable problem-solving skills, and learn about the Essential Skills and work habits that are important for success in these fields. At the same time, they will expand their communication and interpersonal skills as they interact with their peers and clients. The list of approved emphasis areas for hairstyling and aesthetics can be found here.

Hospitality

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

Technological design courses provide students with a variety of learning experiences that focus on the practical application of the principles of engineering, architecture, and design. These activity-based courses emphasize problem solving to meet design challenges in a wide range of areas, which may include apparel and textile design, architectural design, interior design, mechanical and industrial design, and robotics and control systems. Students learn to apply knowledge of research, historical trends, design, materials, fabrication methods, and testing criteria to develop innovative and environmentally sustainable products, processes, and/or services. The technologies and processes used to create design solutions may include both traditional and computer-based drafting methods, scale models, working prototypes, animations and simulations, displays, portfolios, and presentations. The list of approved emphasis areas for technological design can be found at www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/teched.html.

Students wishing to explore a career in technological design are encouraged to take these classes. While exploring the elements of practical technological design (i.e. floor plans, kitchen designs), students will also explore the principles of Graphic Design, Fashion and Architecture.

Software explored in this class includes: Google Sketchup, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, & Google Sites

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Transportation Technology

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Transportation affects our lives in a multitude of ways. Transportation systems move raw materials to manufacturers and finished products to consumers locally, nationally, and globally. Individuals use transportation systems every day for business, work, and pleasure. Transportation technology courses provide students with opportunities to understand transportation systems from the perspective of either the consumer or the service provider. The range of courses enables students to study both vehicle ownership and vehicle maintenance, and to develop skills and prepare for careers in the servicing and repair of vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft. In addition, students will develop the Essential Skills and work habits that are important for success in the transportation industry. The list of approved emphasis areas for transportation technology can be found here.