Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

Students in the ICT program should come to class with a positive work ethics and a cooperative attitude. Having a great time in ICT is mandatory. However, if you feel that this is an easy ‘A’ and that you know everything, perhaps you may find fulfillment in another program and should reconsider your selection.

Information and Communications Technology 9 & 10

This course is open to grade 9/10 students interested in advancing their computer skills.

Students will learn:

  • How to use Microsoft Office 365: Online/Desktop, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Video Editing using the simplest methods
  • How to create a YouTube Clip

Students will have the following experiences:

  • Introduction to Android Cellphone App development (basic level)
  • Introduction to Website Design: WordPress, and Wix
  • Introduction to Google Account and Services
  • Learn Programming/Coding: Scratch/Blockly, Introduction to JAVA Script, and Python.
  • Introduction to personal online safety and potential threats

Optional Topics – If Time Permits

  • Introduction to History of Animation and current developments
  • Simple Animation (basic story)
  • Intro to Hyperlink – Adventure (Word) Game

Information and Communications Technology 11

Information and Communications Technology 11 involves the study of how information is created, processed and transmitted by computers.

Students will have the following experiences:

  • Learn how to use Microsoft Office 365: Access Database, and Sway
  • Introduction to Android Cellphone App development (intermediate level)
  • Introduction to the Operating System – Microsoft Windows, Apple – iOS, and Linux
  • Introduction to E-Commerce (online transactions)
  • Introduction to various payment systems (tap and pay, magnetic credit cards)
  • Introduction to Cyber Security: Password/Email/IDs/Fraud Prevention
  • Introduction to the Block Chain, and crypto currency – Bit Coin

Major topics of exploration will include:

  • Integration of website applications into multiple platforms and devices (information gathering and processing)
  • Learn Programming/Coding: JAVA Script, and Python, as well as an introduction to C++ and Machine Code.

Optional Topics – If Time Permits

  • Introduction to History of Animation and current developments
  • Simple Animation (basic story)

Intro to Hyperlink – Adventure (Word)

Information and Communications Technology 12

Information and Communications Technology 12 continues with the same topic themes introduced in Information and Communications Technology 11.   This course is for students who plan to continue the study of computer science or software engineering at the post-secondary level.

Additional topics will include:

  • Introduction to mass-networking systems (distributed processing)
  • Introduction to super-computing (quantum systems)

Continuation of learning for the following topics:

  • Cashless Payment System
  • Tappable/Touch systems (Compass)
  • Chip Cards (ATM, Debit, IDs)
  • Barcode Scans (Mobile Apps Payment)
  • Magnetic Strips (Gift Cards)

Advanced Cellphone application development will include the use of built-in devices/functions:

  • Accelerometer
  • emergency 911 call outs
  • GPS tracking
  • Facial tracking and locking/unlocking

Operating systems will include:

  • Historical look at the Windows operating system

The direction of development for Windows and

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