GRADE 8 APPLIED SKILLS ROTATION
General Explorations MADGS08
Food Studies MADFS08
Computers & Communication Devices MADCC08
In grade 8, students will explore Business Education, Information Technology, Home Economics and Technical Studies. This is an opportunity to explore what Applied Skills has to offer students, and to help them choose future electives.
Students’ need financial, economic, and consumer skills to survive in our complex society. This course is designed as an introduction to accounting concepts for those seeking entry level employment skills, or a career in Accounting/Business/Commerce.
This course enables students to use industry standard computer software and systems to analyze and solve accounting problems, building toward a career in Accounting/Business/Commerce.
This course allows students to develop and demonstrate their entrepreneurial spirit, characteristics and work ethic. A well-developed interest in business, innovation, and self-employment are required. Students will be responsible for developing and implementing a number of business ventures through-out the course of the year. They will learn how to develop and evaluate a business, build a personal network of business contacts, hone their creative and critical thinking, apply teamwork skills and put presentation skills to the test. Entrepreneurial Thinking is becoming a skill set more and more universities and employers are looking for.
Students will learn how the economy works from both a macro and micro economic perspective. In addition to economic concepts, students will also be taught how to think like an economist. Topics will include: Supply and Demand, Banking and money creation, Fiscal policy, Government policies, Price controls, the Canadian and the Global economy, the Stock Market, and current business news and trends.
AP ECONOMICS-MICROECONOMICS 12
AMI- -12 (See AP Section)
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES 9
This course is designed to introduce Grade 9 students to coding with HTML. No platform will be used. It will include HTML5, CSS and Java Script. Each student will design, code, and verify their own web page.
COMPUTER STUDIES 10
This is an introductory level course intended to expose students to computer technology. It will examine aspects of computer architecture, terminology, and applications. It will permit students to develop basic programming skills. The students will develop planning, organizational, and communication skills using relevant technology, as well as problem solving and basic programming skills.
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 11
The challenge for students and teachers in Information Technology today is to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of information literacy and the tools required to prepare for, and participate in, an evolving information-based society. Four main areas will be considered: programming, networks, electronic communications (using a variety of software) and multimedia.
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 12
Information Technology 12 is an extension of MICTS11. Students will be asked to solve increasingly complex problems using the skills introduced in MICTS11 and further developed in MICTS12. These include programming, network, and multimedia skills. Software and hardware will vary each year depending on available resources.
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 12
Students will learn a variety of programming languages and structures. This course is designed for students interested in a career in programming.