Adult Day School

(Updated:  September 20, 2021)

Welcome to TVDSB Adult Day School Registration for Wheable, Balaclava, and Blossom Park.

Adult & Continuing Education offers adult students the opportunity and resources to complete high school credits in eight weeks.  We have four terms in which you may take a maximum of two courses (or credits) per term.  Each course/credit requires approximately three hours of work per day.   

This year we offer two learning formats offered this year: hybrid (in-school); and online. Both formats are taught by TVDSB teachers. Hybrid courses include three days in-class (either morning or afternoon periods depending upon the course, on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) plus two days online.  Hybrid courses are offered at the London/Wheable and St. Thomas/Balaclava centres.  Online courses are available to adult students throughout the Thames Valley District School Board area (Oxford, Elgin, and Middlesex counties). 

The format, location, and time of day cannot be altered.

  1. ONLINE:  online with no in-school component
  2. London in-school AM:  three mornings from 9:00 am - 11:45 am in-school plus two mornings online for a total of 5 days per week
  3. London in-school PM:  three afternoons from 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm in school plus two afternoons online for a total of 5 days per week
  4. St. Thomas in-school AM:  three mornings from 9:00 am - 11:45 am in-school plus two mornings online for a total of 5 days per week
  5. St. Thomas in-school PM:  three afternoons from 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm in school plus two afternoons online for a total of 5 days per week

 We are no longer accepting registration/waiting list applications.


* Chromebooks are not available for home use this year *

Students who are taking hybrid courses may be provided with a Chromebook to use, by the teacher, during class time on in-school days. These Chromebooks may not be taken  home.

Students who need to access a computer may visit the following TVDSB locations to use school computers during normal school hours.  These locations include:

  • Balaclava Street Adult Learning Centre, St. Thomas
  • Blossom Park Adult Learning Centre, Woodstock, and
  • G.A. Wheable Adult Education Centre, London

All students are encouraged to access other technology options in their community, such as your local public library, should a computing device be necessary.

If you are a client of OntarioWorks, please contact them to inquire about what supports may be available to you.

Adult Day School

2021 - 2022 Important Dates

Term 1:

  • Registration Begins: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 (check this webpage on August 31, 2021 for the link to register online)
  • Registration Ends: Monday, September 13, 2021 @ 8:00am
  • Registration waiting list applications accepted : September 13th - September 17th, 2021
  • Classes Start: Thursday, September 23, 2021

  • Classes End: Thursday, November 18, 2021
  • No Classes on:
    • Monday, October 11, 2021 (Thanksgiving)

Term 2:

  • Registration Begins: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (check this webpage on October 27, 2021 for the link to register online)
  • Registration Ends: Monday, November 8, 2021 @ 8:00am
  • Classes Start: Monday, November 30, 2021

  • Classes End: Friday, February 4, 2022
  • No Classes on:
    • Monday, December 20, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021 (Winter Break)

Term 3:

  • Registration Begins: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 (check this webpage on January 12, 2022 for the link to register online)
  • Registration Ends: Monday, January 24, 2022 @ 8:00am
  • Classes Start: Monday, February 14, 2022

  • Classes End: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
  • No Classes on:
    • Monday, February 21, 2022 (Family Day)
    • Monday, March 14, 2022 to Friday, March 18, 2022 (Spring Break)
    • Friday, April 15, 2022 (Good Friday)
    • Monday, April 18, 2022 (Easter Monday)

Term 4:

  • Registration Begins: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 (check this webpage on March 23, 2022 for the link to register online)
  • Registration Ends: Monday, April 4, 2022 @ 8:00am
  • Classes Start: Thursday, April 28, 2022

  • Classes End: Thursday, June 22, 2022
  • No Classes on:
    • Monday, May 23, 2022 (Victoria Day)
Models of Learning

At this time, it is anticipated we will have two different models of learning:

  1. Online Learning
    • The entire course will take place online using the Ministry of Education’s Virtual Learning Environment called Brightspace.
    • The course will be asynchronous, meaning there are no set times during the day you need to be online. However, you must login to your course daily, Monday to Friday, and complete the work that is assigned for that day by the teacher.
    • You must have access to a reliable computer with an internet connection in order to take an online course.
    • This model of learning will provide you with the most flexibility as to what time you complete your school work with no requirement to be in a school building.
  2. Hybrid Learning
    • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday you must be at the designated Adult Day School building to attend your class. You must provide your own transportation to the designated Adult Day School building. The class will either run in the morning from 9:00am to 11:45am or in the afternoon from 12:30pm to 3:15pm. Be sure to check the time and location of the course before registering for the course. You are not able to attend the class online only on these days.
    • Wednesday and Friday the class will be online asynchronous, meaning you do not need to attend the Adult Day School Building (you can work from home) and there are no set times during the day you need to be online. However, you must login to your course, on Wednesday and Friday, and complete the work that is assigned for that day by the teacher.
    • The Ministry of Education’s Virtual Learning Environment called Brightspace will be used for the online components of your course.
    • This model of learning will provide you with the most direct access to a teacher as you will see them face-to-face when in the school, but provide you with some flexibility on Wednesday and Friday as you can determine when you will do the school work on those two days.
What you Need to Register (for online or hybrid learning)
  • You must have an active, personal email address which you check daily.  All communications will be done through email.
  • You will need a copy of your transcripts for all courses taken outside of the TVDSB, whether you are a current or former TVDSB student.  This is necessary even if you have previously provided a copy of your non-TVDSB transcripts to the TVDSB in the past.
  • If you are a previous TVDSB student, please have your Ontario Education Number (OEN) ready.  Your OEN is a nine digit number found on all official Ontario report cards, transcripts, and credit counselling summaries. In addition, if you took high school courses at another school board, other than TVDSB, please gather all your education documents as you will need to submit them during the registration process. 
  • If you are not a previous TVDSB student please have a pdf scan or clearly legible photo of your transcripts as they will be required to register. 
  • You will need to provide proof of citizenship (birth certificate, passport, citizenship card, permanent resident card/paperwork, landed immigrant status, refugee claimant papers, etc.). Please place a note with the word VOID across the section of your identification (do not block your name or citizenship/immigration status). 
  • If you are an international student the tuition for each course is $1,781.25 and is payable by cash, debit or bank draft prior to the first day of class.
  • Please review the Term 1 courses and prerequisites summary below.
  • Please review the Expectations & Commitments for Online Courses below.

If you have questions regarding registration, please email us at: AdultDaySchoolReg@tvdsb.ca 

Expectations & Commitments for Online Courses
  • Each course you register for is a full high school course which will earn you one credit towards your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). In some terms, DCO3O (Creating Opportunities through Co-op, Grade 11, Open) may count as two credits.
  • Each course is only 8 weeks long and will require an average of 3 hours of participation daily.  If you are taking two courses, budget your time to include a minimum of 6 hours per day (30 hours per week).
  • You will have some flexibility as to when you complete your online course during the day/week. Do not schedule your time to complete all work in 1-2 days per week.
  • You must login daily to your online course(s) Monday to Friday, to check for assignments, tests, and messages from your teacher. 
  • Always reply to messages, emails, and phone calls from your teacher or the school.
  • Each course is presented and led by a Thames Valley Secondary School teacher. They will be able to provide academic support. You may use the online environment, Brightspace, to message them at any time and schedule online meetings. Teachers will respond and can met, during regular school hours, Monday to Friday.
  • Be sure to stay on top of your course work and avoid falling behind. Our courses are completed in less than half the time of a traditional high school course. 
  • You will be removed from your course if absences affect your ability to complete the course.
  • Login support is provided by Adult Day School; our IT Team; and non-academic Brightspace processes are supported by Brightspace.

Please email your registration questions to: AdultDaySchoolReg@tvdsb.ca

Term 1 Courses & Prerequisite Summary

Students may select a maximum of two courses. This could be a combination of:

  • two online; 
  • one online and one hybrid; 
  • two hybrid (If selecting two hybrid courses, you must select one morning course and one afternoon course.)

Be sure to review course prerequisites prior to selecting your courses.

 

ONLINE Courses:

  • ENG3CV - English, Grade 11, College Preparation
    • Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Applied
  • ENG4CV - English, Grade 12, College Preparation

    • Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, College Preparation

  • ENG3UV - English, Grade 11, University Preparation

    • Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic
  • BTA3OV - Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment
    • Prerequisite: None
  • DCO3O     Creating Opportunities through Co-op, Grade 11, Open, Double Credit
    • Prerequisite: None


Hybrid Morning Courses (9:00am - 11:45am) at G. A. Wheable Adult Education Centre, 70 Jacqueline Street, London

  • ASM2O2 - Media Arts, Grade 10, Open
    • Prerequisite: None
  • ENG2D2 - English, Grade 10, Academic

    • Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

  • ENG2P2 - English, Grade 10, Applied

    • Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Applied or Academic

  • HSP3C2 - Anthropology, Sociology & Psychology, Grade 11, College Preparation

    • Prerequisite: None
  • HSP3U2 - Anthropology, Sociology & Psychology, Grade 11, University Preparation
    • Prerequisite: The Grade 10 academic course in English, or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and world studies)
  • MFM2P2 - Math, Grade 10, Applied
    • Prerequisite: Grade 9 Mathematics, Academic or Applied
  • MPM2D2 - Math, Grade 10, Academic
    • Prerequisite: Grade 9 Mathematics, Academic, or Grade 9 Mathematics Transfer, Applied to Academic
  • MCR3U2 - Functions, Grade 11, University
    • Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic
  • SBI3U2 - Biology, Grade 11, University
    • Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic
  • SBI4U2 - Biology, Grade 12, University
    • Prerequisite: Biology, Grade 11, University
  • SCH4U2 - Chemistry, Grade 12, University Preparation

    • Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation; and Math, Grade 11, University

  • TXJ2OD - Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 10, Open
    • This is a two credit course. You can not select any other courses if taking this course. This course will require 5.5 hours of school work per day and will take place in both the morning and afternoon times.  OPTIONAL:  $450 fee provides textbook for license study, workbook and mannequins.  OW and ODSP may cover this fee - please contact apprenticeship@tvdsb.ca for more details.
    • Prerequisite: None
  • TWJ3E2 - Custom Woodworking, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation
    • Prerequisite: None
  • TWJ4E2 - Custom Woodworking, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation
    • Prerequisite: Custom Woodworking, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

  

Hybrid Morning Courses (9:00am - 11:45am) at Balaclava Street Adult Education Centre, 20 Balaclava Street, St. Thomas

  • ENG3E4 - English, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation
    • Prerequisite: Grade 10 English (any level)
  • ENG4E4 - English Grade 12, Workplace Preparation
    • Prerequisite: Grade 11 English (any level)
  • OLC4O4 - Literacy Course, Grade 12, Open  
    • Prerequisite: Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least twice and who have been unsuccessful at least once are eligible to take the course. (Students who have already met the literacy requirement for graduation may be eligible to take the course under special circumstances, at the discretion of the principal.)
       

Hybrid Afternoon Courses (12:30pm - 3:15pm) at G. A. Wheable Adult Education Centre, 70 Jacqueline Street, London

  • ENG3E2 - English, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation
    • Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Applied  
  • ENG4E2 - English, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation
    • Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, Workplace Preparation 
  • ENG4U2 - English, Grade 12, University Preparation
    • Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, University Preparation 
  • HFL4E2 - Food and Healthy Living, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation
    • Prerequisite: None
  • MBF3C2 - Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 11, College Preparation
    • Prerequisite: Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied 
  • MHF4U2 - Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Preparation
    • Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation  
  • OLC4O2 - Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Grade 12, Open
    • Prerequisite: Eligibility requirement: Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least twice and who have been unsuccessful at least once are eligible to take the course. (Students who have already met the literacy requirement for graduation may be eligible to take the course under special circumstances, at the discretion of the principal.) 
  • SCH3U2 - Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation Wheable Terms 1,2 & 4 
    • Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic; and Grade 10 Math (Academic or Applied) 
  • SNC2D2 - Science, Grade 10, Academic
    • Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied 
  • SNC2P2 - Science, Grade 10, Applied
    • Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied 
  • TTJ3C2 - Transportation Technology, Grade 11, College Preparation
    • Prerequisite: None  
  • TTJ3O2 - Transportation Technology: Vehicle Ownership, Grade 11, Open
    • Prerequisite: None  
  • TTJ4E2 - Transportation Technology: Vehicle Maintenance, Grade 12, Workplace Wheable Terms 1 & 3 
    • Prerequisite: None 
  • TXJ2O2 - Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 10, Open
    • This is a double credit course - you may not take other courses this term if you take this course
    • Prerequisite: None 

 

Hybrid Afternoon Courses (12:30pm - 3:15pm) at Balaclava Street Adult Education Centre, 20 Balaclava Street, St. Thomas

  • Not this term

 

 School is different now!
So are you!

2021-22 Course Descriptions (including pre-requisites and the terms they are offered)

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Understanding Course Codes 

Course Code 1st Character:  The first character is the subject department: 

  • A – Arts 
  • B – Business 
  • C – Canadian & World Studies 
  • E – English 
  • G – Guidance & Career
  • H – Humanities & Social Sciences
  • M - Math
  • S – Sciences
  •  Technology & Trades 

 

Course Code 2nd & 3rd CharactersThese characters are the subject abbreviations.

 

Course Code 4th Character: The fourth character is the year in high school with 1 representing grade 9; 2 representing grade 10; 3 representing grade 11; and 4 representing grade 12.

 

Course Code 5th Character – Grade 9 & 10 Courses 

  • A – Applied (pre-requisites for senior college preparation courses)
  • D – Academic (pre-requisites for senior university or college preparation courses)
  • L – Locally Developed (does not serve as a pre-requisite for senior college or university preparation courses)
  • O – Open (does not serve as a pre-requisite for senior college or university preparation courses)

     

Course Code 5th Character – Grade 11 & 12 (senior) Courses 

  • C – College Preparation 
  • E – Workplace Preparation (does not serve as a pre-requisite for college or university programs) 
  • M – University and College Preparation 
  • O – Open (does not serve as a pre-requisite for college or university programs) 
  • U – University Preparation 

 

Example:   SBI3U = Science, Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation


Adult Day School Credit Courses - TENTATIVE 

Balaclava (in-school hybrid), Wheable (in-school hybrid), and Online 

 

ASM2O     Media Arts, Grade 10, Open – Wheable Term 1; and Online Term 4 

This course enables students to create media art works by exploring new media, emerging technologies such as digital animation, and a variety of traditional art forms such as film, photography, video, and visual arts. Students will acquire communications skills that are transferable beyond the media arts classroom and develop an understanding of responsible practices related to the creative process. Students will develop the skills necessary to create and interpret media art works.  

Prerequisite: None 

 

AVI3M      Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation Wheable Term 3 

This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through studio work that may include drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, as well as the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emerging technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating their own work and the work of others. The course may be delivered as a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g., photography, video, computer graphics, information design).  

Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open  

 

AVI4M     Visual Arts, Grade 12, University/College Preparation – Balaclava Term 1; and Wheable Term 3 

This course focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two- and three-dimensional art works using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct art works and explore connections between art and society. The studio program enables students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own art production. Students will also make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts.  

Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation 

 

BBB4M     International Business Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College Preparation – Wheable Term 3 

This course provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy and explores the factors that influence success in international markets. Students will learn about the techniques and strategies associated with marketing, distribution, and managing international business effectively. This course prepares students for postsecondary programs in business, including international business, marketing, and management.  

Prerequisite: Grade 11 or 12 university or college English and one other grade 11 or 12 university or college preparation course

 

BDI3C     Entrepreneurship: The Venture, Grade 11, College Preparation – Online Term 3 

This course focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures that enable them to achieve their goals. Students will create a venture plan for a school-based or student-run business. Through hands-on experiences, students will have opportunities to develop the values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurs.  

Prerequisite: None 

 

BOH4M     Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College Preparation – Wheable Term 3 

This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Students will analyse the role of a leader in business, with a focus on decision making, management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility are also emphasized.  

Prerequisite: Grade 11 or 12 university or college English and one other grade 11 or 12 university or college preparation course 

 

BTA3O     Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open – Online Term 1 Balaclava Term 2; and Wheable Term 3 

This course prepares students for the digital environment. Using a hands-on approach, students will further develop information and communication technology skills through the use of common business software applications. The concept and operation of e-business will be explored, and students will design and create an e-business website. The skills developed in this course will prepare students for success in the workplace and/or postsecondary studies.  

Prerequisite: None 

 

CGF3M     Forces of Nature: Physical Processes and Disasters, Grade 11, University/ College Preparation Wheable Term 3 

In this course, students will explore physical processes related to the earth’s water, land, and air. They will investigate how these processes shape the planet’s natural characteristics and affect human systems, how they are involved in the creation of natural disasters, and how they influence the impacts of human disasters. Throughout the course, students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process and use spatial technologies to analyse these processes, make predictions related to natural disasters, and assess ways of responding to them.  

Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied 

 

CGG3O     Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective, Grade 11, Open - Wheable Term 1 Balaclava Term 3; and Online Term 4
This course focuses on issues related to travel and tourism within and between various regions of the world. Students will investigate unique environmental, sociocultural, economic, and political characteristics of selected world regions. They will explore travel patterns and trends as well as tensions related to tourism, and will predict future tourism destinations. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate the impact of the travel industry on natural environments and human communities.  

Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied 

 

CGR4M     The Environment and Resource Management, Grade 12, University/College - Wheable Term 2

This course investigates interactions between natural and human systems, with a particular emphasis on the impacts of human activity on ecosystems and natural processes. Students will use the geographic inquiry process, apply the concepts of geographic thinking, and employ a variety of spatial skills and technologies to analyse these impacts and propose ways of reducing them. In the course of their investigations, they will assess resource management and sustainability practices, as well as related government policies and international accords. They will also consider questions of individual responsibility and environmental stewardship as they explore ways of developing a more sustainable relationship with the environment.
Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

 

CHW3M     World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century, Grade 11, University/ College Preparation - Wheable Term 2 

This course explores the history of various societies and civilizations around the world, from earliest times to around 1500 CE. Students will investigate a range of factors that contributed to the rise, success, and decline of various ancient and pre-modern societies throughout the world and will examine life in and the cultural and political legacy of these societies. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating social, political, and economic structures and historical forces at work in various societies and in different historical eras.  

Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied 

 

DCO3O     Creating Opportunities through Co-op, Grade 11, Open, Double Credit – Online Terms 1, 3 & 4 

This course consists of a learning experience connected to a community and a cooperative education curriculum focused on developing skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that will support students in their learning, including their education and career/life planning, at school and beyond, today and in the future. Within the context of their experience connected to a community, students will apply skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that will protect and promote their health, safety, and well-being and that will strengthen their inquiry, decision-making, and leadership skills. Students will create and implement a learning plan that meets their particular interests and needs, reflect on their learning, and make connections between their experience in the community and other aspects of their lives.  

Prerequisite: None 

 

EMS3O     Media Studies, Grade 11, Open Wheable Term 2 

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  

Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Academic or Applied 

 

ENG2D     English, Grade 10, Academic Wheable Terms 1, 3 & 4 

This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.  

Prerequisite: Grade 9 English, Academic or Applied  

 

ENG2P     English, Grade 10, Applied Wheable Terms 1, 3 & 4 

This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will study and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on the consolidation of strategies and processes that help students interpret texts and communicate clearly and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 college or workplace preparation course.  

Prerequisite: Grade 9 English, Academic or Applied 

 

ENG3C     English, Grade 11, College Preparation - Online Term 1; Wheable Terms 2, 3 & 4; and Balaclava Terms 2 & 4 

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from Canada and other countries, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.  

Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Applied  

 

ENG3E     English, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation Wheable Terms 1 & 4and Balaclava Terms 1 & 3 

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of contemporary informational, graphic, and literary texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language clearly and accurately in a variety of formal and informal contexts. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 12 workplace preparation course.  

Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Applied  

 

ENG3U     English, Grade 11, University Preparation - Online Term 1; Wheable Terms 2, 3 & 4 

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.  

Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Academic  

 

ENG4C     English, Grade 12, College Preparation - Online Terms 1 & 3; Balaclava Terms 2 & 4; and Wheable Terms 2 & 4 

This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for college or the workplace.  

Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, College Preparation 

 

ENG4E     English, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation - Balaclava Terms 1 & 3; and Wheable Terms 1 & 4 

This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will analyse informational, graphic, and literary texts and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for workplace-related and practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language accurately and organizing ideas and information coherently. The course is intended to prepare students for the workplace and active citizenship.  

Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, Workplace Preparation 

 

ENG4U      English, Grade 12, University Preparation Wheable Terms 1, 2, 3 & 4; and Online Term 2 

This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.  

Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, University Preparation 

 

GWL3O     Designing Your Future, Grade 11, Open - Online Term 2 

This course prepares students to make successful transitions to postsecondary destinations as they investigate specific postsecondary options based on their skills, interests, and personal characteristics. Students will explore the realities and opportunities of the workplace and examine factors that affect success, while refining their job-search and employability skills. Students will develop their portfolios with a focus on their targeted destination and develop an action plan for future success.  

Prerequisite: None 

 

HFC3E     Food and Culture, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation - Wheable Term 3 

This course focuses on the flavours, aromas, cooking techniques, foods, and cultural traditions of world cuisines. Students will demonstrate the ability to cook with ingredients and equipment from a range of cultures, describe food-related etiquette in a variety of countries and cultures, and explore ways in which Canadian food choices and traditions have been influenced by other cultures. Students will have opportunities to develop practical skills and apply research skills as they investigate foods and food practices from around the world.  

Prerequisite: None  

 

HFC3M     Food and Culture, Grade 11, University/College Preparation - Wheable Term 3 

This course focuses on the flavours, aromas, cooking techniques, foods, and cultural traditions of world cuisines. Students will explore the origins of and developments in diverse food traditions. They will demonstrate the ability to cook with ingredients and equipment from a variety of cultures, compare food-related etiquette in many countries and cultures, and explain how Canadian food choices and traditions have been influenced by other cultures. Students will develop practical skills and apply social science research methods while investigating foods and food practices from around the world.  

Prerequisite: None 

 

HFL4E     Food and Healthy Living, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation Wheable Terms 1 & 4 

This course focuses on the fundamental food needs of young adults. Students will learn how to stock a kitchen, make nutritious food choices, and accommodate the food needs of others. Through a range of practical experiences, they will develop skills needed in food preparation for personal use and for employment in the food industry. They will also learn about dining etiquette in different contexts and about responsible consumer practices. Students will use social science research methods to investigate issues related to food preparation and nutrition.  

Prerequisite: None  

 

HHD3O     Dynamics of Human Relationships, Grade 11, Open Wheable Term 2 

This course focuses on helping students understand the individual and group factors that contribute to healthy relationships. Students will examine the connections between their own self-concept and their interpersonal relationships. They will learn and practise strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships with friends, family, and community members, as well as with partners in intimate relationships. Students will use research and inquiry skills to investigate topics related to healthy relationships.  

Prerequisite: None 

 

HHG4M     Human Development Throughout the Lifespan, Grade 12, University/College Preparation - Wheable Term 2 

This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human development throughout the lifespan. Students will learn about a range of theoretical perspectives on human development. They will examine threats to healthy development as well as protective factors that promote resilience. Students will learn about physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from the prenatal period through old age and will develop their research and inquiry skills by investigating issues related to human development.  

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies 

 

HHS4C     Families in Canada, Grade 12, College Preparation - Wheable Term 4 

This course enables students to develop an understanding of social science theories as they apply to individual development, the development of intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will explore a range of issues relating to the development of individuals and families in contemporary Canadian society as well as in other cultures and historical periods. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child roles and relationships in Canada.  

Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies  

 

HHS4U     Families in Canada, Grade 12, University Preparation Wheable Term 4 

This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological, and anthropological theories and research to analyse the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will focus on issues and challenges facing individuals and families in Canada’s diverse society. They will develop analytical tools that enable them to assess various factors affecting families and to consider policies and practices intended to support families in Canada. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child relationships.  

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies  

 

HIP4O     Personal Life Management, Grade 12, Open Preparation Wheable Terms 1 & 3; and Balaclava Term 4 

This course focuses on preparing students for living independently and working successfully with others. Students will learn to manage their personal resources to meet their basic needs for food, clothing, and housing. They will also learn about their personal, legal, and financial responsibilities and develop and apply interpersonal skills in order to make wise and responsible personal and occupational choices. Students will apply research and inquiry skills while investigating topics related to personal life management. The course emphasizes the achievement of expectations through practical experiences. 

Prerequisite: None 

 

HPC3O     Raising Healthy Children, Grade 11, Open – Wheable Term 3 

This course focuses on the skills and knowledge parents, guardians, and caregivers need, with particular emphasis on maternal health, pregnancy, birth, and the early years of human development (birth to six years old). Through study and practical experience, students will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young children, communicate with them, and effectively guide their early behaviour. Students will develop their research skills through investigations related to caregiving and child rearing.  

Prerequisite: None 

 

HSB4U     Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12, University Preparation Wheable Terms 1 & 3 

This course focuses on the use of social science theories, perspectives, and methodologies to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and their impact on society. Students will critically analyse how and why cultural, social, and behavioural patterns change over time. They will explore the ideas of social theorists and use those ideas to analyse causes of and responses to challenges such as technological change, deviance, and global inequalities. Students will explore ways in which social science research methods can be used to study social change.  

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies 

 

HSE3E     Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation - Online Term 3 

This course enables students to develop an understanding of historical and contemporary issues relating to equity, diversity, and social justice in a variety of contexts. Students will explore the nature of diversity and power relations in Canada and how social norms shape individual identity. They will learn about social activism and how to address situations that involve discrimination, harassment, and denial of rights. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to an equity, diversity, or social justice issue.  

Prerequisite: None  

 

HSG3M     Gender Studies, Grade 11, University/College Preparation - Online Term 2 

This course enables students to explore the social construction of gender. Students will learn about the dynamic nature of gender roles and norms; sexism and power relations; and the impact of representations of women and men in the media, popular culture, and the arts. Students will analyse a range of gender equity issues, including gender-based violence and workplace equity, in both Canadian and global contexts. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to gender equity.  

Prerequisite: None 

 

HSP3C     Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, College Preparation Wheable Terms 1 & 4; and Balaclava Term 3 

This course introduces students to theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students learn about approaches and research methods used by social scientists. Students will be given opportunities to apply theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current issues within the three disciplines.  

Prerequisite: None 

 

HSP3U     Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, University Preparation Wheable Terms 1 & 4; and Balaclava Term 3 

This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues within the three disciplines.  

Prerequisite: The Grade 10 academic course in English, or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and world studies)  

 

HZT4U     Philosophy: Questions and Theories, Grade 12, University Preparation Wheable Term 1 

This course will enable you to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply your knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy. This course will cover the following branches: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, aesthetics, and socio-political philosophy. You will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as you formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. You will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy. 

Prerequisite:  Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies 

 

MAP4C     Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 12, College Preparation Wheable Terms 2 & 4 

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of real-world applications of mathematics. Students will analyse data using statistical methods; solve problems involving applications of geometry and trigonometry; solve financial problems connected with annuities, budgets, and renting or owning accommodation; simplify expressions; and solve equations. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. This course prepares students for college programs in areas such as business, health sciences, and human services, and for certain skilled trades.  

Prerequisite: Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 11, College Preparation, or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation  

 

MBF3C     Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 11, College Preparation Wheable Terms 1, 3 & 4 

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as a problem solving tool in the real world. Students will extend their understanding of quadratic relations; investigate situations involving exponential growth; solve problems involving compound interest; solve financial problems connected with vehicle ownership; develop their ability to reason by collecting, analysing, and evaluating data involving one variable; connect probability and statistics; and solve problems in geometry and trigonometry. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.  

Prerequisite: Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied 

 

MCF3M     Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation - Online Term 4 

This course introduces basic features of the function by extending students’ experiences with quadratic relations. It focuses on quadratic, trigonometric, and exponential functions and their use in modelling real-world situations. Students will represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; simplify expressions; solve equations; and solve problems relating to applications. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.  

Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic, or Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied  

 

MCR3U     Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation Wheable Terms 1, 3 & 4 

This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.  

Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic  

 

MCV4U     Calculus and Vectors, Grade 12, University Preparation - Online Term 3 

This course builds on students’ previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three-dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modelling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who choose to pursue careers in fields such as science, engineering, economics, and some areas of business, including those students who will be required to take a university-level calculus, linear algebra, or physics course.  

Prerequisite: Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Preparation, must be taken prior to or concurrently with Calculus and Vectors. 

 

MEL3E     Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation - Balaclava Terms 1 & 3; and Wheable Term 3 

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in the workplace and daily life. Students will solve problems associated with earning money, paying taxes, and making purchases; apply calculations of simple and compound interest in saving, investing, and borrowing; and calculate the costs of transportation and travel in a variety of situations. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.  

Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic, or Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 9, Applied, or a Grade 10 Mathematics LDCC (locally developed compulsory credit) course  

 

MEL4E     Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation - Balaclava Terms 1 & 3; and Wheable Term 3 

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in the workplace and daily life. Students will investigate questions involving the use of statistics; apply the concept of probability to solve problems involving familiar situations; investigate accommodation costs, create household budgets, and prepare a personal income tax return; use proportional reasoning; estimate and measure; and apply geometric concepts to create designs. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.  

Prerequisite: Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation 

 

MFM2P     Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied - Wheable Term 1 

This course enables students to consolidate their understanding of linear relations and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and hands-on activities. Students will develop and graph equations in analytic geometry; solve and apply linear systems, using real-life examples; and explore and interpret graphs of quadratic relations. Students will investigate similar triangles, the trigonometry of right triangles, and the measurement of three-dimensional figures. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.  

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Mathematics, Academic or Applied  

 

MHF4U Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Preparation Wheable Terms 1, 2 & 4 

This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.  

Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation  

 

MPM2D Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic Wheable Term 1 

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. 

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Mathematics, Academic, or Grade 9 Mathematics Transfer, Applied to Academic 

 

MTH1W     Mathematics, Grade 9, Destreamed Wheable Terms 2 & 3 

This course enables students to consolidate, and continue to develop, an understanding of mathematical concepts related to number sense and operations, algebra, measurement, geometry, data, probability, and financial literacy. Students will use mathematical processes, mathematical modelling, and coding to make sense of the mathematics they are learning and to apply their understanding to culturally responsive and relevant real-world situations. Students will continue to enhance their mathematical reasoning skills, including proportional reasoning, spatial reasoning, and algebraic reasoning, as they solve problems and communicate their thinking. 

Prerequisite: None 

 

OLC4O     Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Grade 12, Open - Online Terms 2 & 3; Balaclava Terms 1 & 3; and Wheable Terms 1 & 4 

This course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. Students will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.  

Prerequisite: Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least twice and who have been unsuccessful at least once are eligible to take the course. (Students who have already met the literacy requirement for graduation may be eligible to take the course under special circumstances, at the discretion of the principal.) 

 

PPZ3C     Health for Life, Grade 11, College Preparation - Online Term 2 

This course enables students to examine the factors that influence their own health practices and behaviours as well as those factors that contribute to the development of healthy communities. It emphasizes the concept of wellness, which addresses all aspects of well-being – physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social – and promotes healthy eating, physical activity, and building and maintaining a positive sense of self. Students will develop the skills necessary to make healthy choices and create a personal wellness plan. They will also design initiatives that encourage others to lead healthy, active lives. The course prepares students for college programs in health sciences, fitness, wellness, and health promotion.  

Prerequisite: None 

 

PSK4U     Introductory Kinesiology, Grade 12, University Preparation - Online Term 4 

This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors and principles involved in human development. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity and sport. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration.  

Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education 

 

SBI3U     Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation Wheable Terms 1 & 2; Online Term 3 

This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.  

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic 

 

SBI4U Biology, Grade 12, University Preparation Wheable Terms 1, 3 & 4 

This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.  

Prerequisite: Grade 11 Biology, University Preparation  

 

SCH3U     Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation Wheable Terms 1,2 & 4 

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.  

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic; and Grade 10 Math (Academic or Applied) 

 

SCH4U     Chemistry, Grade 12, University Preparation - Wheable Term 1 

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.  

Prerequisite: Grade 11 Chemistry, University Preparation; and Grade 11 Math, University Preparation 

 

SNC2D     Science, Grade 10, Academic Wheable all terms 

This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid–base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.  

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied 

 

SNC2P    Science, Grade 10, Applied Wheable all terms 

This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science in real-world situations. Students are given opportunities to develop further practical skills in scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into everyday problems and issues related to human cells and body systems; chemical reactions; factors affecting climate change; and the interaction of light and matter. 

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied 

 

SPH3U     Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation Wheable Terms 2 & 3 

This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy trans- formations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.  

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic; and Grade 10 Math (Academic or Applied) 

 

SPH4U     Physics, Grade 12, University Preparation Wheable Terms 2 & 4; and Online Term 3 

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.  

Prerequisite: Grade 11 Chemistry, University Preparation; and Grade 11 Math, University  Preparation 

 

SVN3E     Environmental Science, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation - Online Term 2; and Wheable Term 4 

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed in work and life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the impact of human activities on the environment; human health and the environment; energy conservation; resource science and management; and safety and environmental responsibility in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on relevant, practical applications and current topics in environmental science, with attention to the refinement of students’ literacy and mathematical literacy skills as well as the development of their scientific and environmental literacy.  

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied, or a Grade 9 or 10 locally developed compulsory credit course in science 

 

TCJ3C     Construction Engineering Technology, Grade 11, College Preparation Wheable Term 3 

This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills related to residential construction. Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of construction materials, processes, tools, and equipment; learn about building design and planning construction projects; create and interpret working drawings and sections; and learn how the Ontario Building Code and other regulations and standards apply to construction projects. Students will also develop an awareness of environ- mental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore career opportunities in the field.  

Prerequisite: None  

 

TCJ3E     Construction Technology, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation Wheable Term 2 

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, layout, 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.  

Prerequisite: None  

 

TCJ4C     Construction Engineering Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation Wheable Term 3 

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to residential construction and to explore light commercial construction. Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools, and equipment, and will learn more about building design and project planning. They will continue to create and interpret construction drawings and will extend their knowledge of construction terminology and of relevant building codes and regulations, as well as health and safety standards and practices. Students will also focus on environmental and societal issues related to construction engineering technology, and will explore career opportunities in the field.  

Prerequisite: Construction Engineering Technology, Grade 11, College Preparation  

 

TCJ4E     Construction Technology, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation Wheable Term 2 

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.  

Prerequisite: Construction Technology, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation  

 

TFB3E     Hospitality and Tourism: Baking, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation 

 

TFB4E     Hospitality and Tourism: Baking, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation 

 

 

TFJ3C     Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, College Preparation Wheable Term 2 & 3 

This course enables students to develop or expand knowledge and skills related to hospitality and tourism, as reflected in the various sectors of the tourism industry. Students will learn about preparing and presenting food, evaluating facilities, controlling inventory, and marketing and managing events and activities, and will investigate customer service principles and the cultural and economic forces that drive tourism trends. Students will develop an awareness of health and safety standards, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the tourism industry.  

Prerequisite: None 

 

TFJ3E     Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation Wheable Term 3 

This course enables students to acquire knowledge and skills related to the food and beverage services sector of the tourism industry. Students will learn how to prepare, present, and serve food using a variety of tools and equipment, and will develop an understanding of the fundamentals of providing high-quality service to ensure customer satisfaction and the components of running a successful event or activity. Students will develop an awareness of health and safety practices, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the food and beverage services sector.  

Prerequisite: None 

 

TFJ4C     Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 12, College Preparation Wheable Term 2 & 3 

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the various sectors of the tourism industry. Students will demonstrate advanced food preparation and presentation skills; increase health and wellness knowledge; develop tourism administration and management skills; design and implement a variety of events or activities; and investigate principles and procedures that contribute to high-quality customer service. Students will expand their awareness of health and safety issues, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the tourism industry.  

Prerequisite: Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, College Preparation 

 

TFJ4E     Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation Wheable Term 3 

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the food and beverage services sector of the tourism industry. Students will demonstrate proficiency in using food preparation and presentation tools and equipment; plan nutritious menus, create recipes, and prepare and present finished food products; develop customer service skills; and explore event and activity planning. Students will expand their awareness of health and safety practices, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the food and beverage services sector.  

Prerequisite: Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation 

 

TTJ3C     Transportation Technology, Grade 11, College Preparation Wheable Term 2 

This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine, electrical, suspension, brake, and steering systems on vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft. Students will develop communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation, and will learn about apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the transportation industry.  

Prerequisite: None  

 

TTJ3O     Transportation Technology: Vehicle Ownership, Grade 11, Open  - Wheable Terms 1 & 3 

This general interest course enables students to become familiar with the options and features of various vehicles, issues of registration, and the legal requirements affecting vehicle owners. Students will also learn about vehicle financing and insurance, vehicle maintenance, emergency procedures, and the responsibilities of being a vehicle owner. Students will develop an aware- ness of environmental and societal issues related to vehicle ownership and use, and will explore career opportunities in the transportation industry.  

Prerequisite: None  

 

TTJ4E     Transportation Technology: Vehicle Maintenance, Grade 12, Workplace Wheable Terms 1 & 3 

This course introduces students to the servicing, repair, and maintenance of vehicles through practical applications. The course is appropriate for all students as a general interest course to prepare them for future vehicle operation, care, and maintenance or for entry into an apprenticeship in the motive power trades. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation, and will learn about careers in the transportation industry and the skills and training required for them.  

Prerequisite: None 

 

TTS3C/TTS4C     Transportation Technology: Small Engine and Recreational Equipment, Grade 11 and 12, College Preparation Wheable Term 4 

This course focuses on the practical workplace applications and skills required of a small engine and recreational equipment technician. Students will review work orders and discuss work to be performed; and inspect and test engines, motors and other mechanical components using test devices to diagnose and isolate faults. They will position, align and adjust parts for proper fit and assembly and connect cables, tubes and wires. Students will also consider health and safety issues; and explore careers, lifelong learning opportunities and the impact of small engine and recreational equipment repair on the environment. 

 

TWJ3E     Custom Woodworking, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation Wheable Terms 1 & 4 

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.  

Prerequisite: None  

 

TWJ4E     Custom Woodworking, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation Wheable Terms 1 & 4 

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.  

Prerequisite: Custom Woodworking, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation 

 

TXA3E     Hairstyling and Aesthetics: Aesthetics, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation Wheable Term 3 

 

TXA4E     Hairstyling and Aesthetics: Aesthetics, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation Wheable Term 3 

 

TXH3E     Hairstyling and Aesthetics: Hairstyling, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation Wheable Term 3 

 

TXH4E     Hairstyling and Aesthetics: Hairstyling, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation Wheable Term 3 

 

TXJ2O     Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 10, Open, DOUBLE credit Wheable Term 1 

This course presents hairstyling, make-up, and nail care techniques from a salon/spa perspective. Using materials, processes, and techniques used in the industry, students learn fundamental skills in hairstyling, giving manicures and facials, and providing hair/scalp analyses and treatments. Students will also consider related environmental and societal issues, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field of hairstyling and aesthetics.  OPTIONAL:  $450 fee provides textbook for license study, workbook and mannequins.  OW and ODSP may cover this fee - please contact apprenticeship@tvdsb.ca for more details.

Prerequisite: None 

 

TXJ3E     Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation, DOUBLE credit Wheable Terms 2 & 3 

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in cosmetology and offers a variety of applications that will equip students to provide services for a diverse clientele. Students will identify trends in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry, learn about related health and safety laws, and expand their communication and interpersonal skills through interactions with peers and clients. Students will also consider environmental and societal issues related to the industry, and will acquire a more detailed knowledge of apprenticeships and direct-entry work positions.  

Prerequisite: None  

 

TXJ4E     Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation, DOUBLE credit Wheable Terms 3 & 4 

This course enables students to develop increased proficiency in a wide range of hairstyling and aesthetics services. Working in a salon/spa team environment, students will strengthen their fundamental cosmetology skills and develop an understanding of common business practices and strategies in the salon/spa industry. Students will also expand their understanding of environmental and societal issues and their knowledge of postsecondary destinations in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry.  

Prerequisite: Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation 

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