* The following Computer and Design Course will only be offered through the Media Arts program:
Information Technology 10 - Lego Robotics and Programming
Students will build robots out of Lego and then program their robots to move, respond to stimuli, and solve problems. Lego Robotics encourages students to think creatively, analyze situations and apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to real world problems. Teamwork and co-operation are a cornerstone of any robotics project. Students learn it is acceptable to make mistakes, especially if it leads them to better solutions.
3D Design and Printing 10 - 12
Students will design objects using computer software and then they’ll print these objects using a 3D printer. This course will help students to develop design thinking that combines an understanding of the context of a problem, creativity in the generation of insights and solutions, and critical thinking to analyse and fit solutions to the context. They’ll also learn about the environmental implications of the products they are designing and constructing. Autodesk Inventor software will be used in this course.
* The following Computer and Design Courses will only be offered through the S H I F T program:
Drafting and Design 9 - 12
Drafting and Design, otherwise known as CADD, focuses on creating increasingly complex technical drawings using computer software. Initially students complete general drawings using ProgeCAD, and then can opt to create 3D drawings using SolidWorks. Students become competent and confident in computer use, in general skills and drafting and design skills in particular.
Our students are learning to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) through a donation of progeCAD Professional by progeCAD United States
Information Technology 9 - 12
This series of increasingly complex computer courses allows students to choose 2 modules per semester in the areas of Drafting and Design, Presentations and Spreadsheets, Web Page Design, Programming, Database Construction and 3D Animation. Each area is divided into multiple modules. Students become competent and confident in computer use in general and develop skills in relation to the modules they choose. The nature of the course delivery lends itself better to students that are independent learners or have a keen interest in the subject areas.