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course pathway chart

Construction Technology TCJ2OI

This course introduces students to building materials and processes through opportunities to design and build various construction projects. Students will learn to create and read working drawings; become familiar with common construction materials, components, and processes; and perform a variety of fabrication, assembly, and finishing operations. They will use a variety of hand and power tools and apply knowledge of imperial and metric systems of measurement, as appropriate. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the industry.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10

Green Industries THJ2OH

This course introduces students to the various sectors of the green industries – agriculture, forestry, horticulture, floristry, and landscaping. Using materials, processes, and techniques commonly employed in these industries, students will participate in a number of hands-on projects that may include plant or animal propagation; production, maintenance, and harvesting activities; the development of floral or landscaping designs; and/or related construction activities. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to green industry activities, learn about safe and healthy working practices, and explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various industry sectors.
COURSE NOTE: Students enrolled in this course will earn two half credits – 1/2 credit TCH2OH and 1/2 credit TCJ2OH
CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take TCJ2OH – Green Industries

Carpentry & Home Repair (Females Only Construction Technology) TCC3EF

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to construction and home repair including carpentry, woodworking, masonry, electrical systems and plumbing. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience using a variety of materials, tools, and equipment to repair, design, lay out, and build projects. They will also explore postsecondary and career opportunities in home repair and the building trades. This course may allow students to achieve industry recognized certifications (CPR Level A, Elevating Work Platforms, Fall Protection, Fork Lift License) in conjunction with related core courses for the Specialist High Skills Major Program (SHSM) in Construction.
COURSE NOTE: This course intended for females only.
This course may be used as a prerequisite for the Community Homebuild Program.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 11

Construction Technology TCJ3EI

This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills related to carpentry, masonry, electrical systems, heating and cooling, and plumbing for residential construction. Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools, and equipment to design, lay out, and build projects. They will create and read technical drawings, learn construction terminology, interpret building codes and regulations, and apply mathematical skills as they develop construction projects. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore postsecondary and career opportunities in the field.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 11

Custom Woodworking TWJ3EI

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to cabinet making and furniture making. Students will gain practical experience using a variety of the materials, tools, equipment, and joinery techniques associated with custom woodworking. Students will learn to create and interpret technical drawings and will plan, design, and fabricate projects. They will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the woodworking industry, and will explore apprenticeships, postsecondary training, and career opportunities in the field that may be pursued directly after graduation. The primary focus of this program is to introduce students to the woodworking field. Students will develop skills in measurement, drafting and layout and practice the safe use of a variety of industry-standard woodworking machines and tools.
COURSE NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students have successfully completed either the Grade 10 or 11 Construction Technology course before considering this course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 11

Exploring the Construction Trades (3 Dual Credits) TCT4C3

Explore Construction Careers; trade areas may include
• Plumbing
• Electrical
• Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
• Carpentry
• Brick & Stone Masonry
This three credit program provides students from all 5 high schools with an opportunity to explore Construction careers, while gaining safety training and basic skill development in specific skilled trades. Classes will be held at the Waterloo Campus of Conestoga College for 3 hours in the morning during first semester. A Conestoga College teacher will deliver the instruction in each area and a secondary school teacher will be assigned to support the students and the delivery of the program. Transportation to the college will be arranged through the School/College/Work Initiative. The cost of safety boots and safety glasses will be covered up to a maximum of $100 per student.
COURSE NOTE: Co-op is recommended for the following semester. Priority will be given to students interested in a college or apprenticeship pathway and needing credits to graduate.
CREDIT: 3
TYPE: College
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TCJ3EI – Construction Technology

Construction Technology TCJ4EI

This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills related to residential construction and to explore light commercial construction. Students will continue to gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools, and equipment; create and interpret construction drawings; and learn more about building design and project planning. They will expand their knowledge of terminology, codes and regulations, and health and safety standards related to residential and light commercial construction. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore entrepreneurship and career opportunities in the industry that may be pursued directly after graduation.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TCJ3EI – Construction Technology

Custom Woodworking TWJ4EI

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the planning, design, and construction of residential and/or commercial cabinets and furniture. Students will gain further experience in the safe use of common woodworking materials, tools, equipment, finishes, and hardware, and will learn about the entrepreneurial skills needed to establish and operate a custom woodworking business. Students will also expand their awareness of health and safety issues and environmental and societal issues related to woodworking, and will explore career opportunities that may be pursued directly after graduation. Students in this course will continue to hone their skills in measurement, layout and manufacture as they complete several complex woodworking projects. This course is designed to lead students to further study at the college level and can lead to apprenticeship.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TWJ3EI – Custom Woodworking

OYAP (Concentrated): Cabinetmaker TWJ4ET

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the planning, design, and construction of residential and/or commercial cabinets and furniture. Students will gain further experience in the safe use of common woodworking materials, tools, equipment, finishes, and hardware, and will learn about the entrepreneurial skills needed to establish and operate a custom woodworking business. Students will also expand their awareness of health and safety issues and environmental and societal issues related to woodworking, and will explore career opportunities that may be pursued directly after graduation.
COURSE NOTE: Only students accepted into the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) will be admitted into this course. Students apply for Concentrated OYAP by filling out a Co-op application form.
CREDIT: 3
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: TWJ3EI – Custom Woodworking
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take TWJ4EC – OYAP (Concentrated): Cabinetmaker – Co-op Component

CAPP Dual Credit (College Apprenticeship Preparation & Co-op) CAPP

CAPP Dual Credit (College Apprenticeship Preparation & Co-op)
CAPP Dual Credit programs are for students focused on these careers:
• Automotive Service Technician
• Cook
• Carpentry
• Truck & Coach Technician.
• Welding
These programs operate in partnership with Conestoga College. Students are registered as an OYAP Participant at the start of the program and work towards completing pre-apprenticeship training for their chosen trade. Students will complete hours through Co-op that may apply towards their apprenticeship. Students will earn (2) secondary credits for successful completion of the college courses and (2) Co-op credits. A Grade 11 and/or 12 related Tech course is required as a prerequisite. Previous related work experience is desirable.
Students will also be interviewed for suitability towards admission into one of the following Level One apprenticeship programs:
• Automotive Service Technician
• Machinist/Tool and Die
• Brick and Stone
Interested students for these specialized level one programs will require previous work experience (either through coop or otherwise). In addition, students must have an employer willing to sponsor their apprenticeship.
These Dual Credit programs will run semester 2 for Grade 12 students who have successfully earned 26 credits towards graduation. All compulsory credits must be completed prior to the start of semester 2.

COURSE NOTES:
• Level one apprenticeship dual credit programs have limited space availability.
Admission to the program is based on a successful college interview.
• Access to Co-op is based on student readiness and program availability.
• Complete the Application Form, Parent Permission & Teacher Reference
Forms.
• Students will be contacted by a Co-op teacher for an interview.
• Students are responsible for placement expenses (e.g., transportation).
More information and forms available at http://coop.wcdsb.ca/ or Guidance
& Co-op offices.
COURSE NOTE: Access to Co-op is based on student readiness and program availability.
• Admission to the Level one apprenticeship program is based on a successful college interview.
• Complete the Application Form, Parent Permission & Teacher Reference Forms.
• Students will be contacted by a Co-op teacher for an interview.
• Students are responsible for placement expenses (e.g., transportation).
More information and forms available at http://coop.wcdsb.ca/ or Guidance & Co-op offices.
CREDIT: 4
TYPE: Apprenticeship
GRADE: 12

For Dual Credit Construction based opportunities, take a look under Dual Credit Programs part of the menu.

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