INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 8
Practical and fun. This course offers students an opportunity to setup documents, spreadsheets and databases. You will improve your research skills and also learn to present the results of a survey using bar graphs and pie charts. Simplify data management by sorting correctly. Along the way your keyboarding skills will also improve. You will learn the basic common applications with the computer to become more proficient in using these as life skills for all your other courses.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 9/10 (Keyboarding)
Whatever you want to be, from web designer to CEO, keyboarding is an essential lifelong skill. Practical and fun, this course offers students an opportunity to learn how to touch type or improve their keyboarding skills. After taking this course, students will be able to type all their assignments more quickly and use their computers more efficiently. The purpose of this course is to develop keyboarding proficiency as a personal life skill and as a foundation for career development. The course is designed to improve keyboarding, formatting, proofreading and editing skills.
Research has shown that keyboarding increases performance in reading, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and creative writing; as a result, keyboarding is a communication skill essential in today’s technology-oriented society. Students will refine the foundation skills for using word processing and on-line (the net) resources for accessing, organizing and presenting information in order to develop the technology literacy demanded in the work place. Students will be introduced to personal and business applications and be encouraged to use their keyboarding skills in other curricular areas. This course is open to students in grades 9 or 12.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 9/10 (Computer Studies)
This course is open to students in both grades 9 and 10 who wish to develop a strong foundation in information technology and want to learn the skills necessary to thrive in the dynamic environment of constantly changing technologies. The course will focus on developing skills in logic and problem solving through an introduction to computer programming.
Information Technology 9/10 will also introduce students to word processing, desktop publishing, power point, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphic programs (web design), and Internet concepts through sequential exercises. A final major presentation in Power Point will complete the course.
GRAPHIC DESIGN 10
This course is an introduction to the exciting and creative world of graphic design. Using the latest in design software, Indesign CS2, students will learn the basics of good graphic design techniques. Learning how to set up single page documents, placing and editing text, creating and changing layouts, designing logo’s, and setting text around images is just beginning of this interesting and useful course. Examples of projects students will work on include the design of single page flyers, brochures, a magazine advertisement, newspaper lay-outs, and calendar templates. (By applying graphic design principles, students will be able to enhance all their school projects and portfolio documents)
GRAPHIC DESIGN 11 (no prerequisite)
Discover the ease of bringing together text and graphics in this hands-on, project oriented course. Using the latest in industry software, Indesign CS2, you will learn to create professional looking documents and discover how to set up “publisher” ready pages. Learn how to insert and edit images that will enhance all of your school projects and portfolio documents. Explore all of these features while creating multi-page brochures and flyers, newsletters, CD covers, advertisements, concert announcements, book covers and advertising pages. This course can lead to Yearbook 12, the class where the school yearbook is prepared. This course is open to students in both grade 11 or 12.
GRAPHIC DESIGN 12 (no prerequisite)
Enter the exciting world of Photoshop CS2. Have you ever wanted to take an ordinary picture and turn it into an exciting out-of-this world photograph? Then, this is the course for you! Start by learning the basics of Photoshop design and manipulation. Applying advanced design techniques and using classroom scanners and personal and professional photographs develop a variety of exciting applications including CD covers, concert flyers, magazine advertisements, calendar designs and many, many more creative applications.
YEARBOOK 12 - Pre-Requisite – Graphic Design 11, OR a demonstrable knowledge of IndesignCS2 or Photoshop
Yearbook 12 is designed specifically for a limited number of students who have demonstrated a thorough knowledge of either InDesign CS2 or Photoshop CS2. Priority will be given to students who have taken Graphic Design 11. Students who sign up for this course must show they have the ability to take responsibility and work independently. A major course project will ultimately result in the creation and production of the school’s yearbook. This course could result in 8, instead of 4, course credits. See Ms. Lambe in 4FP for addition information.
BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 11/12
Take the opportunity to improve your business communication and technical skills and learn the most current business office software – sign up for Business Computer Applications 11. Using Microsoft Office XP, students will improve their keyboarding proficiency while preparing a variety of personal and business documents.
Students, individually and in teams, will have the opportunity to complete a variety of tasks. Students will surf the Internet to find solutions to business problems and produce print publications and electronic communications. Students will design various reports using Microsoft Office XP word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs. Business Computer Applications also introduces students to Microsoft Power Point and students will develop a Power Point presentation that can be included in their graduation Portfolio. This course is open to grade 11 or 12 students.
NEW!! BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 12
This new course will provide students with practical solutions to communication situations and problems they will encounter on the job and in life. Focus will be on effective, practical writing tips and document reading and writing exercises. Letters, memos, instructions, reports – formal and informal, job application forms as well as verbal and non-verbal (body language) communication will be introduced. Exercises in listening skills, speed reading and speed writing, and presentation skills will be studied. Using current Microsoft Office XP software students will develop their word processing, business communication and presentation skills to more effectively communicate in today’s high-tech business community. This comprehensive, practical introduction to business communication is open to grade 11 and 12 students.
BUSINESS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 12
This recently revised course uses actual business documents and applications from real companies to provide students with a state-of-the-art perspective and hands-on practice with situations they will encounter on the job. Techniques for planning, organizing, selecting and presenting information in business, industry or “real life” will be presented. Emphasis will be on the best methods of managing and distributing information, using a business model.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 11 (Computer Studies)
This is a course designed for students with a strong interest in computer programming and is a prerequisite for Info Tech 12 (CS). Students will learn intermediate skills in problem solving, program design, and structured programming using the program language C++.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 12 (Computer Studies)
Computer Science 12 is designed primarily for students who are interested in computer programming and who plan to continue or to begin a study of computer science, math, chemistry, physics or other sciences after graduation. This course builds on the concepts of programming in Computer Studies 11 to include advanced techniques of programming in C++ and system analysis. Students will be required to write numerous individual programs employing these advanced techniques. To emphasize the cooperative nature of software development, a group project will be undertaken.
AP COMPUTER SCIENCE (no prerequisite)
This course is designed teach students the equivalent of a first semester computer programming course at the college or university level. At the end of the course students will be eligible to write the AP final exam to receive advanced placement with any of the major colleges or universities in North America. Students wanting to study chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering or computer science at university are highly encouraged to take this class, as many of these programs require, a first course in computer science to complete your degree. Students taking AP computer science will learn object oriented programming in JAVA and have the chance to create basic graphics and gaming programs. There is no prerequisite to this course, but students are reminded that it is a first course at the university level, so having some previous programming experience is recommended (see IT11).
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