Welcome to the Information Technology Department.
Information Technology courses are a great way to prepare yourself for a life beyond school in a world which is now dominated by computers. You will learn basic and advanced skills ranging from programming languages to flash animation. Students who want to pick up some basic skills to use in their high school courses will enjoy ICT 9 and ICT 11. If you're really passionate about computers, you can go on to take CIS 11, CIS 12, or ICT 12. The website that you're looking at is designed by the ICT 12 students.
Courses & Course Information:
INFORMATION & 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 that will 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.
Do you want to impress others with your computer skills? Do you want to feel confident using programs like Adobe PhotoShop, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, and Visual Basic? This project based course is the core of the Pinetree Information Technology program. It can be taken in grade 10 and applies toward graduation requirements as part of the new Technology graduation focus area. It provides lots of "hands-on" time with powerful computer applications, creating web sites, animations, web graphics, and your own computer programs. This course is also a great way to learn new skills that can be applied in other courses to dazzle and impress your teachers! (AS)
ICT: MODULAR SURVEY COURSE 12 *Prerequisite: ICT: Modular Survey Course 11
This course extends skills learned in Info Tech 11 and ICT:MSC 11 by challenging students to develop high level skills in the areas of media development, networking, and electronic communications. Each student will gain experience administering a workstation as part of a LAN and will learn skills and techniques for working with operating systems, installing software, and troubleshooting problems. Using a high level programming language, the students will acquire a basic background in programming in preparation for future education in that area. (AS)
ICT: COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 11
You want to learn how to build, upgrade, and repair computers. You want to be able to fix any computer problem. If this sounds like you, CIS 11 will teach you what you need to know. Learn about installing new drives, upgrading operating systems, troubleshooting, building a new system, dealing with computer viruses, and more. Lots of "hands-on" opportunities. (AS)
ICT: COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 12
How do computers communicate with one another? How are computer networks planned and created? These questions and many others will be answered in this web-based course. Labs include designing and wiring a network, configuring routers, troubleshooting hardware and software problems, and administering a network. (AS)
ICT: COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 11
This course is designed to prepare students for university level computer science. Based in the Visual Basic 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 business problems. Students will also learn common issues and strategies for database and Internet programming. (AS)