Construction Technology

Courses

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    Construction Technology . Woodworking, Plumbing, Electrical . Grade 10 . Open . TCJ2O1
    Do you like to help fix things around the house? If you have ever thought about a career in the
    skilled trades, this course is where it all begins! Learn about the materials, tools and construction
    methods used by the pros. The focus of this course will be on light construction used in residential
    installations. You will learn to design and interpret working drawings and diagrams used to construct
    projects using simple hand and power tools related to the plumbing, electrical, and carpentry trades.
    Interested in any of these construction technology areas? You can further your studies with the
    Specialized High Skills Major programs offered in plumbing, electrical, and carpentry at our senior
    levels. Prerequisite: none
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  • [slider title=”GRADE 10 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY” group=”accordion-1″]
    Construction Technology . Woodworking, Plumbing, Electrical . Grade 10 . Open . TCJ2O1
    Do you like to help fix things around the house? If you have ever thought about a career in the
    skilled trades, this course is where it all begins! Learn about the materials, tools and construction
    methods used by the pros. The focus of this course will be on light construction used in residential
    installations. You will learn to design and interpret working drawings and diagrams used to construct
    projects using simple hand and power tools related to the plumbing, electrical, and carpentry trades.
    Interested in any of these construction technology areas? You can further your studies with the
    Specialized High Skills Major programs offered in plumbing, electrical, and carpentry at our senior
    levels. Prerequisite: none
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  • [slider title=”GRADE 11 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY” group=”accordion-1″]
    Custom Woodworking . Grade 11 . Workplace Preparation . TWJ3E1
    Would you like to make a beautiful piece of furniture? Here at Central Tech, you can take a course
    where you can learn the basics of furniture-making and in the process create your own furniture
    piece. You will learn about the hand tools that furniture-makers use, how to care for them and the
    safe methods for their use. In order to shape and finish the wooden parts that together will make up
    your piece, you will need to learn the safe use of many standard wood shop machines – the jointer,
    table saw, radial-arm saw, band saw and shaper, just to name a few. You will also learn about abrasive
    papers for sanding down your project, how to create beautifully smooth surfaces and joinery so that
    the parts fit properly together. Finally, you’ll learn about wood stains and finishes so you can put a
    shiny glass-like coat on your project before you take it home. No previous experience is necessary –
    just the desire to make something beautiful! Prerequisite: none

    Electrical / Network Cabling . Grade 11 . College Preparation . TCJ3C1
    This course will show students how to wire a smart home: install, connect, test and troubleshoot
    network cabling as well as alarm, video and telephone systems. Prerequisite: none

    Heating and Cooling . Grade 11 . Workplace Preparation . TCH3E1
    Tired of hurting your back shovelling snow of your driveway, slipping and falling on the hard ice?
    You will learn how a snow melting systems works and many other diferent methods of heating
    a home. In this course the fundamentals of hydronic heating, forced air and air conditioners are
    explored. You will have an opportunity to install boilers and piping systems for a residential building.
    You will learn the importance of safety and safe work practices including the proper use of tools
    and machines (cutters, wrenches, taps, dies, etc.) used by heating installers. You will also learn to
    understand the appropriate use of materials (Sheet metal, black iron, copper pipes, plastic water
    piping, etc.) used in the trade and demonstrate procedures and processes (layout, cutting, assembly,
    etc.) used in heating projects. You will also learn and identify the many interesting
    career opportunities in the heating and construction industries. Prerequisite: none

    Construction Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) . Grade 11 . University/College/Apprenticeship/Workplace Preparation
    The Specialist High Skills Major is a Ministry of Education approved specialized program
    that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector (in this case
    construction) while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
    (OSSD) It is meant to assist students in their transition from secondary school to
    apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace.
    The SHSM is a bundle of 11 credits over grades 11 and 12 that includes:

    • 5 construction credits
    • 4 academic credits which have units that are linked to construction
    • 2 co-operative education credits in a construction related field
    • construction recognized certifications such as first aid and CPR
    • experiential and “reach ahead” activities that relate to construction
    • an Ontario Skills Passport (essential skills and work habits)

    Any student enrolling in a technological major in plumbing, electrical, woodworking or in a grade
    11 Technological Design- Drafting is eligible for the SHSM.
    Prerequisite: TCJ2O1recommended, but not required

    Electrical . Grade 11 . +HS3CE . 3 credits
    Do you prefer hands-on learning? Interested in the basics of wiring? Why not have some fun and,
    at the same time, see if you have what it takes to become an electrician. This three credit
    course offers you the basic knowledge of residential wiring installations including wiring of plugs,
    switches, stoves and dryers, electrical heaters, door bells and main panels.
    You will even learn how to bend conduit, and also about the various types of wires and their uses.
    You will explore code requirements and how they apply to various job situations such as basements,
    or complete homes. Also Included in this package is basic blueprint reading, where you will learn
    to identify various architectural, mechanical and electrical symbols. Finally you will be asked to
    design and estimate electrical requirements for your dream house!
    Prerequisite: TCJ2O1 recommended, but not required

    Residential Plumbing . Grade 11 . +HS3CP . 3 credits
    The knowledge of plumbing is always in demand. Every home and building relies on plumbing
    to pipe fresh water in—and pipe waste water out. This course is an introduction to the
    plumbing technology/trade. You will learn the importance of safety and safe work practices
    including the proper use of tools and machines (cutters, wrenches, taps, dies, etc.) used
    by plumbers. You will learn to understand the appropriate use of materials (ABS, black
    iron, copper pipes, plastic water piping, etc.) used in the trade and demonstrate procedures
    and processes (layout, cutting, assembly, etc.) used in plumbing projects. You will work on basic
    plumbing projects like installing working 2-3 piece washrooms, kitchens sinks, laundry tubs
    and service repair work. You will also be given the basic understanding of career opportunities
    in the plumbing and construction industries. This program will give you a solid education in
    plumbing, and insight into many diferent areas of plumbing industry. This course will give you
    the opportunity to continue on in the grade 12 plumbing program.
    Prerequisite: TCJ2O1 recommended, but not required

    Woodworking . Grade 11 . +HS3CW . 3 credits
    Have you ever wondered why Mike Holmes has so many bad construction projects to fix up and
    “make it right”? Do you want to know how houses are put together, the right way, and how
    they should conform to the Ontario Building Code? In the Grade 11 Carpentry High Skills
    Major, you will learn about many of the tools and techniques that the professionals use,
    from how to sharpen and keep your tools in good condition, to learning about the parts
    and the uses of woodworking machines. During the program, you will be instructed on the
    safe use of hand tools, hand held power tools such as the circular saw, jig saw, router, electric hand
    plane, as well as instruction on stationary woodworking machines such as the table saw, radial
    arm saw, jointer, thickness planer, band saw, and drill press. So what will you be building and
    learning? Well, how about a scale model of a four room bungalow built to specifications provided
    by your instructor, while in the process, receiving informational lessons on layout, form work,
    floor framing, exterior and interior wall framing, roof framing, as well as wall and roof coverings?
    Along with the scale model project, you will be take part in full-scale construction projects. Past
    major projects have included framing buildings for a summer camp and creating the interior for
    a local community centre. You will also receive instruction in applicable technical mathematics,
    some blueprint reading and a research project on a construction related career.
    This program is of interest to anyone who plans to enter college in any construction related
    management or engineering field, to those thinking of beginning a carpentry apprenticeship, or
    to those who have an interest and who wish to be able to do carpentry work on their own home.
    Students who successfully complete this program often continue in the carpentry/woodworking
    major with the grade 12 +HS4CW course which culminates in a cooperative education experience.
    Prerequisite: TCJ2O1recommended, but not required
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    Construction Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) . Grade 12 . University/College/Apprenticeship/WorkplacePreparation
    The Specialist High Skills Major is a Ministry of Education approved specialized program that
    allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector (in this case construction)
    while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. (OSSD) It is meant
    to assist students in their transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college,
    university or the workplace.
    The SHSM is a bundle of 11 credits over grades 11 and 12 that includes:

    • 5 construction credits
    • 4 academic credits which have units that are linked to construction
    • 2 co-operative education credits in a construction related field
    • construction recognized certifications such as first aid and CPR
    • experiential and “reach ahead” activities that relate to construction
    • an Ontario Skills Passport (essential skills and work habits)

    Any student enrolling in a technological major in plumbing, electrical, woodworking or in a grade
    11 Technological Design- Drafting is eligible for the SHSM.
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Grade 11 component

    Electrical . Grade 12 . +HS4CE . 4 credits (includes 2 co-op)
    If you enjoyed the grade 11 electrical package and still think you have what it takes to become a
    registered electrical apprentice, then you may be right for the grade 12 electrical package.
    This course is designed for the serious student that has decided that electrical is for them.
    There will be a review of residential wiring followed by commercial and industrial wiring.
    After term one you will enter a full-time Co-op as a registered electrical apprentice, where
    you will get real work experience in the electrical trade and possibly continue on to become a
    licensed electrician.

    Electrical Co-operative Component
    The co-operative education component is delivered during the last 9 weeks of the second
    semester, which occurs from April to June. Students spend Tuesdays to Friday with their co-op
    employer refining the skills taught at school, returning to school on Mondays for integration
    and further instruction. The out-of-school component, depending on the placement, will give
    the students hands-on experience in residential, commercial, industrial wiring, trouble shooting
    scenarios, blueprint reading, design built applications, fire alarm, computer cabling installations,
    PLC’s and motor control installations. Evaluation progress will be monitored by the teacher
    based on pre-placement orientation, worksite visits, weekly logs, and integration sessions. All
    pre-placement instruction is done in the first 9 weeks of the semester to ensure that students are
    safely prepared for the workplace experience.
    Only electrical and cabling students who have extensive in-school preparation for the electrical
    trade, and who have demonstrated good attendance, maturity, and dependability are those selected for workplace experience. Students are expected to attend regularly and work diligently
    at their work site. As well, because students are working in a compulsory trade, they are
    registered as apprentices with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities through
    the Toronto District School Board’s Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). OYAP provides
    significant benefits if students choose to complete their apprenticeship training. All hours worked
    for their co-op employer are deducted from the time they must spend as an apprentice. All co-op
    students regardless of their career path are monitored and assessed by their co-op teacher for the
    entire period of their co-op placement. Prerequisite: Grade 11 Electrical, +HS3CE

    Residential Plumbing . Grade 12 . +HS4CP . 4 credits (includes 2 co-op)
    Calling a plumber is sometimes too expensive. Need a cheaper option? What better way than
    learning the home plumbing field. Understanding and knowing home plumbing, installation
    and repair tips is important for any residence. Building on the foundation from the
    Grade 11 Plumbing Program, you will work on advanced plumbing projects like installing
    working 3-4 piece washrooms, kitchens sinks and dishwashers, showers, laundry tubs,
    service repair work, etc, etc, etc. You will learn to understand the appropriate use of
    materials (Cast Iron, ABS, black iron, copper pipes, plastic water piping, etc.) The importance of
    industry certifications like WHMIS, Fall Protection, Scaffold, Electrical, Trench Safety are some of
    the topics that will be covered. You will also learn materials and installation techniques, blueprint
    reading, green plumbing solutions, Part 7 (Plumbing) of the Ontario Building Code, plumbing
    fixtures and equipment installation. This course will give you the opportunity to continue on in
    the Co-operative Plumbing Program, and potentially, a head start into a career in the plumbing
    industry.

    Residential Plumbing Co-operative Component
    In addition to the in-school plumbing component, there is a 2-credit co-operative education
    portion in the grade 12 program. The goals of the plumbing co-operative education program at
    Central Technical School are to assist students in developing the attitudes, skills, and knowledge
    necessary to succeed in the workforce and assist them in their career preparation.
    Senior plumbing students who have extensive in-school preparation for the plumbing trade, an
    interest in furthering their careers through work experience or who have demonstrated good
    attendance, maturity, and dependability are those selected for workplace experience. Students
    are expected to attend regularly and work diligently at their work site. As well, because students
    are working in a compulsory trade, they are registered as apprentices with the Ontario Ministry
    of Training, Colleges, and Universities through the Toronto District School Boards Ontario
    Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). OYAP provides significant benefits if students choose to
    complete their apprenticeship training. All hours worked for their co-op employer are deducted
    from the time they must spend as an apprentice and if they change employers when co-op is
    finished they are already registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.
    Students with a sufficiently high average at the end of Grade 12 Plumbing will have an opportunity
    to write a Ministry of Training exam granting them an exemption for the in-school portion of Basic
    Level, Plumbing Apprenticeship Training. Prerequisite: Grade 11 Plumbing, +PL3C0

    Woodworking . Grade 12 . +HS4CW . 4 credits (includes 2 co-op)
    If you have completed the Grade 11 Carpentry Major Program (+HS3CW), then you will be ready
    to complete your carpentry education at CTS by enrolling in this program. For the first 9
    weeks of this program, you will spend all 4 classroom periods every day in one of the CTS
    wood shops, earning 2 credits while learning about some aspect of interior finishing. It
    might include building some kitchen or bathroom cabinets, or installing insulation and
    drywall, or some stair-building. Whatever it is that you do, it will add to your knowledge of
    house building and prepare you for your Co-op experience. While building your projects, you will
    expand your knowledge of woodworking tools and machinery, as well as continue to learn about
    the many varieties of building materials. Some construction math and blueprint reading will also
    be covered.

    Carpentry/Woodworking Co-operative Component
    For the second half of the semester, you will be out at a Co-operative Education placement, helping
    you develop further some of the knowledge and skills that you learned in the classroom. You may
    be placed in a cabinet shop, with a renovation company, a company the builds and repairs boats,
    or perhaps you’ll be helping to restore old historic buildings. In any case, you’ll be out working
    with trades’ people in demanding situations and this placement experience will help you move
    towards your future career. This Co-op program is 2 credits and is for senior carpentry students
    who have had proper in-school preparation for the building trade and who have demonstrated
    good attendance, maturity, and dependability. Students are expected to attend their placement
    regularly and work diligently at their work site. Prerequisite: Grade 11 Woodworking +HS3CW
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