Information Communications Technology (I.C.T.)

02.13 Independent Computer

Independent Computer Studies at Ernestown S.S.

New program for 2022-2023

New program for 2022-2023

New program for 2022-2023

SHSM Components

The Information Communications Technology SHSM is divided into 5 main categories. Over the Gr 11/12 years, the student must complete all the requirements in all four categories listed below. Please scroll down to see each category.

The video shown here is one of our Independent Computer Studies program. Students immersed in this semester long program complete many of the required components for the Information Communications Technology SHSM

1.Bundle of Credits

Click on the image to see the required credits for the I.C.T. SHSM

2. Certifications

Certifications are broken down into two main categories. These are free of charge for SHSM students as industry recognized and in demand for employers wanting to hire

3. Experiential Learning and Career Exploration Activities

These opportunities are relevant to the sector and might include:

  • one on one observation of a cooperative education student or a skilled trades person at a placement in the ICT sector (job twinning).

  • a day long observation of an ICT sector worker (e.g. telecommunications technician)

  • a one-or two-week work experience with a member of an industry association or a professional in the ICT sector (e.g. a computer game developer)

  • participation in the Limestone Skills Competition, provincial, or national Skills Canada Competition.

  • a tour of a local television/film studio or network monitoring center.

  • attend a construction sector trade show, conference, or job fair

4. Reach Ahead Experiences

Some examples of Reach Ahead Experiences are:

  • Apprenticeship: visiting an approved apprenticeship delivery agent in the sector

  • College: visiting a college with a sector specific program

  • University: visiting a university with a sector specfic program

  • Workplace: visiting/interviewing an employee in the sector

For current opportunities please follow the link below

5. Cooperative Education (Coop)

Cooperative education provides secondary school students with a wide range of rigorous learning opportunities connected to communities outside the school. It is designed to recognize and respond to the diversity of Ontario’s student population, and it can engage all students. In cooperative education, students learn in safe, culturally responsive environments in the community, and they are actively involved in determining what they learn, how they learn, when and where they learn, and how they demonstrate their learning.

Students must complete a minimum 2 credit coop in a related course. This can include summer coop and paid coop placements. Summer coop can happen immediately after a student completes Grade 10. A student becomes a Grade 11 student July 1st after they complete Grade 10. Summer coop is a very good option for students who worry that they won't have room in their timetable in Grade 11 or 12 to take two credits of coop.

For more information follow the link below.