Communication Technology

Media Design & Communication Introductory (5 credits)

Introduces students to the use of graphic tools, visual composition, film making, and animation using a variety of relevant multimedia technologies (Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects., 3D Studio Max, Maya, etc.) The course uses a project based approach for personal, in-depth exploration of new media techniques.

Media Design & Communication Intermediate (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Media & Design Comm Intro
New Media Production courses are geared towards exploration and discovery of Photography, Film, 3D Modelling and Animation techniques in a personalized environment. Explore the world of film production, games design, 3D modeling and computer generated design. Students will specialize in:

  • Film Production
  • Digital Photography
  • Animation

If interested, students can retake this level with another focus.

Media Design & Communication Advanced (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Media Design & Comm Inter
Continue learning and honing your skills from the intermediate level course. At the advanced level, students propose, plan, develop and present a personalized project showcasing their skills. Projects are highly personalized environment. Completion of this course equips students with core skills in addition to creating a valuable portfolio for post-secondary studies.

Design Studies

Design Studies Introductory (5 credits)

This introductory course is for students interested in architectural design and basic engineering drawing. Students start the semester by exploring various drawing techniques used by designers before moving on to learn two software programs - AutoCAD and Revit. Students learn the basics of residential home design before moving on to a final project where they work through the design process to design a home for a fictional client.

Design Studies Intermediate (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Des. Studies Intro
This course is for students interested in designing houses and / or considering a career as an Interior Designer, Architect or Architectural Technologist. Learn AutoCAD Revit and work on a submission to a local Architectural Design Competition for the change to win a scholarship. Finally, learn about physical 3D modelling to construct a scale model prototypes using modelling material like foam core, cardboard, and cardstock. 

Design Studies Advanced (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Design Studies Inter
Students use skills from previous levels to work on self-selected projects in industrial, architectural, or engineering design. In addition, they will identify a competition of interest in the design field they would like to enter. Students then propose, create, model and present their work using approved industry standard methodologies. Advanced Level Design Studies deals with residential design, industrial design and scale model protyping.

Foods

In the Foods program, work is completed using student managed learning courses. Students are expected to complete a unit of work approximately every three to four weeks. Courses include food preparation labs, teacher demonstrations, viewing of audio-visual materials, written activities and research projects. Students work through each course individually
and/or with classmates with the teacher as facilitator. Each level of Foods includes five required courses of study, with the opportunity for students to earn extra credits by completing more than the required courses.

Foods Personal Introductory (5 credits)

Fee: $50.00
Students new to the foods program at Western will begin their foods study from the introductory level of the curriculum. In the foods program, students work through five different courses of cooking (each worth 1 credit). The courses include: Food basics (prerequisite course), contemporary baking, snacks and appetizers, vegetables and fruit, milk products
and egg cookery. Students will apply learned knowledge on food safety and sanitation to each lab to create beautiful tasty treats such as: pizza, meatballs, ratatouille, crème brulee, sushi, cupcakes and much more.

Foods Personal Intermediate (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Foods Personal Intro
Fee: $50

Students will continue their study of food and food preparation at the intermediate level. The five courses of study include: soups and sauces, creative cold foods, bread products, cake and pastry, and fish and poultry. In these courses students will make sweet and savory items such as: stuffed chicken, pasta salad, broccoli cheddar soup, beignets, buttertarts
and much more.

Foods Personal Advanced (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Foods Personal Inter
Fee: $50

Students will build upon the previous two levels of courses to broaden their skills. They will make new and more advanced recipes in each of the five courses of study: food presentation, advanced meat cookery, advanced soups and sauces, yeast products and regional cuisine. Recipes for these courses include: croissant, French onion soup, pot roast, vol-au-vent, lava cake and much more.

Robotics

Robotics is a forward-looking and exciting program that incorporates robotics and computer programming with theory, practical hands-on challenges and experience. Students build and design several different robots using circuit board fabrication and platforms such as Lego Mindstorms, VEX Robotics and Arduino.

Robotics Intermediate (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Robotics Intro and Computing Sci 10
Robotics Intermediate focuses on building and design of robots and also integrates fabrication and design of printed circuit boards. Students are introduced to a variety of sensors including; gyroscopic, ultrasonic distance sensors, shaft encoders. Students incorporate these sensors into custom robot designs using two main robotics/electronics platforms which are Arduino and Vex Robotics. Programming for the robots is performed in Robot C and students develop code for autonomous and remote control robot designs. Students work on a variety of robot designs and challenges including robots that can play soccer, navigate mazes, drive through obstacle courses and even climb stairs! Overall the course is exciting and is a hands on experience, the students are working with their robots and equipment every day of the course.

Robotics Advanced (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Robotics Inter
Robotics 3 focuses on design of robots and allows students to further develop their knowledge and skills regarding programming, robot design and subsystems using platforms such as VEX and Arduino. Students also design, program and construct other robots and custom electronics projects.

Media, Design & Communication (MDC)

Communication Technology

Media Design & Communication Introductory (5 credits)

Introduces students to the use of graphic tools, visual composition, film making, and animation using a variety of relevant multimedia technologies (Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects., 3D Studio Max, Maya, etc.) The course uses a project based approach for personal, in-depth exploration of new media techniques.

Media Design & Communication Intermediate (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Media & Design Comm Intro
New Media Production courses are geared towards exploration and discovery of Photography, Film, 3D Modelling and Animation techniques in a personalized environment. Explore the world of film production, games design, 3D modeling and computer generated design. Students will specialize in:

  • Film Production
  • Digital Photography
  • Animation

If interested, students can retake this level with another focus.

Media Design & Communication Advanced (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Media Design & Comm Inter
Continue learning and honing your skills from the intermediate level course. At the advanced level, students propose, plan, develop and present a personalized project showcasing their skills. Projects are highly personalized environment. Completion of this course equips students with core skills in addition to creating a valuable portfolio for post-secondary studies.

Design Studies

Design Studies Introductory (5 credits)

This introductory course is for students interested in architectural design and basic engineering drawing. Students start the semester by exploring various drawing techniques used by designers before moving on to learn two software programs - AutoCAD and Revit. Students learn the basics of residential home design before moving on to a final project where they work through the design process to design a home for a fictional client.

Design Studies Intermediate (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Des. Studies Intro
This course is for students interested in designing houses and / or considering a career as an Interior Designer, Architect or Architectural Technologist. Learn AutoCAD Revit and work on a submission to a local Architectural Design Competition for the change to win a scholarship. Finally, learn about physical 3D modelling to construct a scale model prototypes using modelling material like foam core, cardboard, and cardstock. 

Design Studies Advanced (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Design Studies Inter
Students use skills from previous levels to work on self-selected projects in industrial, architectural, or engineering design. In addition, they will identify a competition of interest in the design field they would like to enter. Students then propose, create, model and present their work using approved industry standard methodologies. Advanced Level Design Studies deals with residential design, industrial design and scale model protyping.

Foods

In the Foods program, work is completed using student managed learning courses. Students are expected to complete a unit of work approximately every three to four weeks. Courses include food preparation labs, teacher demonstrations, viewing of audio-visual materials, written activities and research projects. Students work through each course individually
and/or with classmates with the teacher as facilitator. Each level of Foods includes five required courses of study, with the opportunity for students to earn extra credits by completing more than the required courses.

Foods Personal Introductory (5 credits)

Fee: $50.00
Students new to the foods program at Western will begin their foods study from the introductory level of the curriculum. In the foods program, students work through five different courses of cooking (each worth 1 credit). The courses include: Food basics (prerequisite course), contemporary baking, snacks and appetizers, vegetables and fruit, milk products
and egg cookery. Students will apply learned knowledge on food safety and sanitation to each lab to create beautiful tasty treats such as: pizza, meatballs, ratatouille, crème brulee, sushi, cupcakes and much more.

Foods Personal Intermediate (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Foods Personal Intro
Fee: $50

Students will continue their study of food and food preparation at the intermediate level. The five courses of study include: soups and sauces, creative cold foods, bread products, cake and pastry, and fish and poultry. In these courses students will make sweet and savory items such as: stuffed chicken, pasta salad, broccoli cheddar soup, beignets, buttertarts
and much more.

Foods Personal Advanced (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Foods Personal Inter
Fee: $50

Students will build upon the previous two levels of courses to broaden their skills. They will make new and more advanced recipes in each of the five courses of study: food presentation, advanced meat cookery, advanced soups and sauces, yeast products and regional cuisine. Recipes for these courses include: croissant, French onion soup, pot roast, vol-au-vent, lava cake and much more.

Robotics

Robotics is a forward-looking and exciting program that incorporates robotics and computer programming with theory, practical hands-on challenges and experience. Students build and design several different robots using circuit board fabrication and platforms such as Lego Mindstorms, VEX Robotics and Arduino.

Robotics Intermediate (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Robotics Intro and Computing Sci 10
Robotics Intermediate focuses on building and design of robots and also integrates fabrication and design of printed circuit boards. Students are introduced to a variety of sensors including; gyroscopic, ultrasonic distance sensors, shaft encoders. Students incorporate these sensors into custom robot designs using two main robotics/electronics platforms which are Arduino and Vex Robotics. Programming for the robots is performed in Robot C and students develop code for autonomous and remote control robot designs. Students work on a variety of robot designs and challenges including robots that can play soccer, navigate mazes, drive through obstacle courses and even climb stairs! Overall the course is exciting and is a hands on experience, the students are working with their robots and equipment every day of the course.

Robotics Advanced (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Robotics Inter
Robotics 3 focuses on design of robots and allows students to further develop their knowledge and skills regarding programming, robot design and subsystems using platforms such as VEX and Arduino. Students also design, program and construct other robots and custom electronics projects.

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