Instructor: Mr. D. Sader, St. Jerome’s Catholic School
Career and Technology Studies (CTS) is a complementary program designed for Alberta’s secondary school students. As a program of choice, CTS offers all students important learning opportunities to:
- develop skills they can be applied in their daily lives, now and in the future
- refine career-planning skills
- develop technology-related skills
- enhance employability skills
- apply and reinforce learnings developed in other subject areas
- prepare for transition into adult roles in the family, community,
- workplace and/or further education.
The course structure of CTS enables schools to design unique programs that meet the needs of students and take advantage of community resources. Developed across levels rather than grades, CTS has multiple entry points and provides secondary students with access to a common curriculum. As a competency-based curriculum, CTS recognizes prior learning from formal schooling and personal initiatives.
A cluster is a group of CTS courses that represent occupations with broad industry commonalities. Clusters in CTS are aligned with the National Occupational Classification (NOC) and function as an organizing tool for the CTS program.
Media, Design & Communication Arts (MDC)
The MDC cluster is designed to provide students the flexibility to adapt to various situations relating to design, communication and esthetics. This cluster includes courses related to art and culture, such as the performing arts, film and video, broadcasting, journalism, writing, creative design, fashion, libraries and museums.
BIT Occupational Areas
The BIT cluster (Business, Administration, Finance & Information Technology) focuses on the management, marketing and use of electronic technologies to access, use and manipulate information within personal, family, workplace, community and global contexts.
HRH Occupational Areas
The HRH cluster (Health, Recreation & Human Services) focuses on a vast array of challenging and rewarding careers in health care, community supports, recreation, cosmetology, food services, tourism and law.
NAT Natural Resources
In this cluster, students develop the motivation and commitment to work individually and collectively as private citizens and members of the workforce toward the conservation and responsible use of air, energy, forests, land, minerals, water and wildlife.
TMT Occupational Areas
Students focus on skills and knowledge related to: design, construction, fabrication and maintenance of products. Courses relate to manufacturing, processing, utilities, construction, mechanics, fabrication, supervision, contracting, logistics, transportation and heavy equipment.
The pathway of the term will consist of 5-6 courses related to the Web Design career.
5 courses(1 CU each) selected from the “Communcations Technology(COM)” strand of the “Media,Design, and Communication Arts(MDC)” cluster of the CTS Program of Studies. 1 course(1CU) from the “Information Processing(INF)” strand of the “Business, Administration, Finance & Information Technology(BIT)” cluster of the CTS Program of Studies.
- COM1005 Visual Composition
Students learn to employ fundamental elements and principles for various media and gain a strong foundational multidisciplinary experience in preparation for other Communication Technology courses.
- COM1035 Graphic Tools
Students are introduced to the basics of computer graphics (vector and raster), and graphic computer programs.
- COM1055: Web Design 1
Students research the characteristics of effective web pages and learn World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) conventions and accessibility concerns to construct a simple web page. Prerequisite: COM1005: Visual Composition
- COM1165: Printing 1
Students are introduced to basic layout and design techniques as well as to various print reproduction processes using a positive or negative master such as digital, offset, screen, vinyl plotting, wide format and laser cutting.
- COM1205: Photography – Introduction
Students develop essential skills in camera use with a focus on basic composition, set-up and an examination of exposure. Students operate a camera to capture images and produce final display proofs.
Prerequisite: COM1005: Visual Composition
- INF2020: Keyboarding
Students enhance their occupational level keyboarding competence of all keytroke functions, using unedited, edited, and straight copy material. Prerequisite: none
- 20% Assignment Portfolio
- 70% Tests on keyboard all keys between between 30 and 50 words per minute
- 60-60% = 20-30 wpm @ 95% accuracy
- 61-70% = 31-35 wpm @ 96% accuracy
- 71-80% = 36-40 wpm @ 97% accuracy
- 81-90% = 41-45 wpm @ 98% accuracy
- 91-100% = 46-50 wpm @ 99% accuracy
- 10% Workstation Routines Rubric
Each completed course and its final grade will be listed on the student report card.
Grade 10 Web Design Course
COM1005 Visual Composition
COM1035 Graphic Tools
COM1055 Web Design 1
COM1165 Printing 1
COM1205 Photography – Introduction