Information and Communication Technology 9
This hands-on course provides an opportunity for students to develop skills using the Internet and various digital media applications for collecting, organizing and presenting information digitally. The focus is to develop computer skills that will help students continue to learn and use digital tools and support future project work across the curriculum and throughout their school experience. Technologies explored include basic graphic editing, presentation software, word processing, web page design and Flash multimedia.
Information and Communication Technology: Modular Survey 11 (AS)
Do you want to feel confident using programs like Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, and Visual Basic? If so, then ICT 11 is the course for you! This project-based course is the core of the Information Technology program and can be taken in grade 10. It provides lots of hands-on time with powerful computer applications, creating web sites, animations, web graphics, and your own computer programs.
Computer Information Systems 11 (AS)
Do you want to learn how to build, upgrade, and repair computers? Do you want to be able to fix computer network problems? If this sounds like you, Information Systems 11 will teach you what you need to know. This course prepares students to take the industry standard Cisco certification, which is held by most computer network administrators. Learn about installing new drives, upgrading operating systems, network troubleshooting, dealing with computer viruses, network security and more. At the end of this course, students will be writing the first semester exam for Cisco’s CCNA examination.
Computer Programming 11 (AS)
Create your own software! Design your own applications! Create your own video game! Based in the .Net programming environment, Computer Programming 11 will teach students to design programming algorithms, think logically about programming problems and utilize modern high level programming tools to solve real world computer problems. This course is designed to prepare students for university level Computing Science or Software Engineering. Recommendation: Math 10.
Computer Information Systems 12 (AS)
How do computers communicate? How does a firewall work? What is the difference between a switch and a router? How do you configure a VPN? These questions and many more will be answered in this self-paced course. Students will be enrolled in the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) online program. This industry-standard certification could be your ticket into a computer career. Labs include designing and wiring a network, configuring routers, troubleshooting hardware and software problems, and administering a network. Recommendation: Computer Information Systems 11.
Computer Programming 12 – Game Design (AS)
Do you put the Man in Pac-Man? Are you the King of Kong? Do you have a great idea for a video game? Try Computer Programming 12 - Game Design! This advanced course is designed to develop your programming skills through the exciting process of video game design. We are fortunate that Vancouver offers exciting career opportunities in this field and this course can give you a huge head start for post-secondary education in this area. Modern game design involves both a high level of programming and animation skill, thus some background in both these areas is beneficial for students wanting to attempt any game programming. The course will consist primarily of large scale projects using Python and PyGame to create a working video game. Recommendations: Computer Programming 11, Digital Media Development 11, Math 11. Note: Students taking Game Design 12 and Animation 12 may opt to do a 3D game focus. A portion of these two courses will be dedicated to the development of 3D graphics and code for a specialized student game project. Only students registered in both Game Design 12 and Animation 12 or with permission of the instructor may enter this highly specialized unit of study.