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.
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.