Information and Communications Technology

Central Huron Secondary School Stratford Central Secondary School

Students enrolled in the SHSM–Information and Communications Technology will be involved in today’s rapid and exciting changes in technology and will contribute to new and emerging media and technologies in the years to come.

The SHSM–Information and Communications Technology enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Depending on local circumstances, this SHSM may be designed to have a particular focus – for example, on communication systems, computer systems, or software and digital media. Where a choice of focus areas is offered, students may select one (Ministry of Education, 2010)

Apprenticeship Training College
Compter Network Technician Audio & Video Recording Technician
Help Desk Technology Support Analyst Broadcast Technician
Telecommunications Installation & Repair/Network Cabling Specialist Electrical & Electronics EngineeringTechnologist & Technician
Telecommunications Line & Cable Worker Electronic Service Technician
Film & Video Camera Operator
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Animator
Systems Testing Technician
User Support
Web Designer & Developer
University Workplace
Computer Engineer Desktop Publishing Operator
Computer Programmer & Interactive Media Developer Residential & Commercial Installer & Servicer – Satellite Dish Installer
Information Systems Analyst Retail Salesperson & Sales Clerk
Software Engineer & Designer Telecommunications Cable Installer Helper & Splicer Helper
Technical Sales Specialist

Did You Know

On average, and Information & Communications Technology (ICT) worker earned $67,225 in 2010, or 52% more then the economy-wide average of $44,366. Industry Canada, 2011

- Canadian Tourism Human Resources Council, 2012

Required Components for the Information & Communication Technology Specialist High Skills Major

  • A bundle of nine grade 11 & 12 credits that comprises:
    • Four information & Communication Technology major credits
    • Three other required credits from the Ontario curriculum, in English, mathematics and a choice of business studies or science
    • Two cooperative education credits tied to the sector
  • Seven sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses/programs (five compulsory and a choice of two electives)
  • Experiential learning and career exploration activities within the sector
  • Reach ahead experiences connected with the student’s post-secondary plans
  • Development of Essential Skills and work habits are required in the sector, and documentation of them using OSP

Information & Communication Technology Pathways Charts

Central Huron Secondary School

Apprenticeship College University Workplace
Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12
SHSM Major Subjects TCJ3E, TGJ3O TCJ4O, TCJ4E TDJ3M, TGJ3M, TGR3M, TGI3M, TGP3M, TGV3M TGJ4M, TGR4M, TGI4M, TGP4M, TDJ4M, TGV4M TDJ3M, TGP3M, TGJ3M, TGR3M, TGI3M, TGV3M TGV4M, TDJ4M, TGJ4M, TGR4M, TGI4M, TGP4M TCJ3E, TGJ3O TCJ4E, TGJ4O
English ENG4C, ENG4E ENG4C ENG4U ENG4E
Math MBF3C, MEL3E MBF3C, MCF3M MCF3M, MCR3U MBF3C, MEL3E
Gr.11 or Gr.12 Business Studies or Science or Additional Coop Credit BTA3O, SVN3E, SBI3C, AVI30 SNC4E, SPH4C, BTX4C AVI3O, BTA3O, SBI3C AVI4M, BTX4C, SPG4C, SCH4C BAF3M, AVI3M, SBI3U AVI4M, BAT4M, SBI4U BTA3O, AVI3O, SVN3E SNC4E, BTX4C
Co-op 2 credits 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector

Stratford Central Secondary School

Grade 11 Specialization

Grade 11 Specialization
Apprenticeship College University Workplace
ENG3E or ENG3C ENG3C ENG3U ENG3E
Math Math Math Math
4 Major Credits Needed
May Include ONE Co-operative Education credit.

Select One:
AMU3O, ASM3O, AVI3M, AVI3O, BAF3M, BDI3C, BMI3C, BTA3O, SBI3C, SCH3U, SPH3U, SVN3E, ASM4E, AVI4M, BAT4M, SBI4U, SCH4C, SCH4U, SNC4E, SPH4C, SPH4U
ASM3O, AWE3O, ICS3C, ICS3U, SPH3U, TCJ3E, TEJ3M, TCJ3C, TGG3M, TGI3M, TGJ3E, TGJ3M, TGJ3MT, TGJ3O, TGP3M, TGR3M, TGV3M, TCJ3C, TMJ3E, TMJ3M
2 Credit Co-op related to any credit in the Informations &am[; Communications Technology Bundle
Option
Option
Courses in bold are offered at SCSS. Dual Credits may be considered. See student services for information about dual credits
Certifications
Mandatory
Standard First Aid
CPR Level A
WHMIS

Stratford Central Secondary School

Grade 12 Specialization

Grade 12 Specialization
Apprenticeship College University Workplace
ENG4E or ENG4U ENG4C ENG4U ENG4E
Option
4 Major Credits Needed
May Include ONE Co-operative Education credit.

Select One:
AMU3O, ASM3O, AVI3M, AVI3O, BAF3M, BDI3C, BMI3C, BTA3O, SBI3C, SCH3U, SPH3U, SVN3E, ASM4E, AVI4M, BAT4M, SBI4U, SCH4C, SCH4U, SNC4E, SPH4C, SPH4U
ASM4E, ASM4M, ICS4C, ICS4U, SPH4C, SPH4U, TCJ4E, TEJ4M, TCJ4C, TGG4M, TGI4M, TGJ4M, TGJ4MT, TGJ4O, TGP4M, TGR4M, TGV4M, TMJ4E, TMJ4M
2 Credit Co-op Option 2 Credit Co-op
Option
Option
Courses in bold are offered at SCSS. Dual Credits may be considered. See student services for information about dual credits
Certifications
Optional (choose 3)
Customer Service
Fall Protection
Health &emp; Safety
Stage Combat

Sector-Recognized Certifications and/or Training Courses/Programs

Four Compulsory
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level A Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Standard First-Aid
Three electives from the list below
Computer Hardware Counterfeit Detection Customer Service Digital Lighting
Electrical Safety Electronics - Basic Elevated Work Platforms Equipment Manufacturing
Ergonomics Fall Protection Health & Safety -Basic Intellectual Property
Internet Security Lighting & Sound Equipment Maintenance Network Cabling Network Configuration
Photography Recording Equipment Software Technical Support

Notice: elective certification & training offerings vary between schools

Bundle of Grade 11 & 12 Credits

SHSM Credits
Apprenticeship College University Workplace
Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12
Information & Communications Technology Major (may include maximum of 1 Cooperative Education credit) 4 cr. 4 cr. 4 cr. 4 cr.
English 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr.
Math 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr.
The Arts or Business Studies or Science or Additional Cooperative Education Credit 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr.
Cooperative Education 2 cr. 2 cr. 2 cr. 2 cr.
Total Number of Credits 9 cr. 9 cr. 9 cr. 9 cr.

* Complete a minimum of one assignment (~ 6-10 hrs. of work) geared towards information & comunications technology in each of the following subjects: English, mathematics and a choice of the arts, business studies or science.

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