Technology and Business

Business and Accounting

Introduction to Business courses are available for grade 9 and 10 students as well as a business technology course where students can explore different software and technologies used in business. Senior students have an opportunity to explore courses in International business, marketing, entrepreneurship, and business leadership. As well as earn a college credit with our course on Financial Accounting Fundamentals, a dual credit in partnership with Fleming college.

Courses Offered

Grade 9

    • Introduction to Business - (Open)

Grade 10

    • Introduction to Business - (Open)

    • Information and Communication Technology in Business - (Open)

Grade 11

    • Financial Accounting Fundamentals (Dual Credit) (University/College)

    • Marketing: Goods, Services, Events

Grade 12

    • International Business Fundamentals (e-Learning) (University/College)

    • Entrepreneurship: Venture Planning in an Electronic Age (College)

    • Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals (University/College)

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Communications Technology

The Communications Technology program offers courses in graphic design, photography, video and film production, new media and animation. These courses are project based and allow students an opportunity to develop skills in various areas of TV and film production, graphic and print communications, new media and animation. Senior students can earn a college credit with our dual credit course in Interactive New Media and Animation.

SMCSS offers a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Click on the ICT SHSM logo for more information.

Coursed Offered

Grade 9

    • Exploring Communications Technology: Graphics (Open)

Grade 10

    • Communications Technology: Graphics (Open)

Grade 11

    • Communications Technology: Print and Graphic Communications/Yearbook (College/University)

    • Communications Technology: Interactive New Media and Animation (Dual Credit) (College/University)

    • Communications Technology (University/College)

    • Communications Technology: Broadcast and Print Production (Open)

    • Communications Technology: TV, Video and Movie Production (University/College)

Grade 12

    • Communications Technology: Print and Graphic Communications/Yearbook (University/College)

    • Communications Technology: Interactive New Media and Animation(Dual Credit) (College/University)

    • Communications Technology (University/College)

    • Communications Technology: Digital Imagery and Web Design (Open)

    • Communications Technology: TV, Video and Movie Production (University/College)

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Computer Technology

Students can expand their knowledge and skills in the realm of computer technology by exploring computer systems, networking, interfacing, and programming, as well as electronics and robotics in these computer technology courses. Students will also have an opportunity to explore environmental and societal issues when it comes to computer technology, and will learn about college and university programs leading to careers in computer technology.

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Courses Offered

Grade 9

    • Exploring Computer Technology (Open)

Grade 11

    • Computer Engineering Technology: Networking (University/College)

Grade 12

    • Computer Engineering Technology: Networking (University/College)

Construction Technology

Construction Technology introduces students to building materials and processes by allowing for opportunities to design and build various construction projects using a variety of hand and power tools. Students will become familiar with common construction materials, components and processes as well as learn to read and create working drawings. Senior level students have an opportunity to earn college credits in Plumbing and Electrical through the dual credit program in partnership with Durham College.

SMCSS offers a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) in Construction. Click on the Construction SHSM logo for more information.


SHSM Construction

Courses Offered

Grade 10

    • Construction Technology - Part 1 (Open)

Grade 11

    • Construction Technology: Carpentry (Workplace)

    • Construction Engineering Technology: Electrical (Dual Credit) (College)

    • Construction Technology (Workplace)

    • Construction Technology: Custom Woodworking (Workplace)

Grade 12

    • Construction Technology: Carpentry (Workplace)

    • Construction Technology: Plumbing (Dual Credit) (College)

    • Construction Technology (Workplace)

    • Construction Technology: Custom Woodworking (Workplace)

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Hospitality & Tourism

This course helps students to develop an understanding of the hospitality and tourism industry. Students gain hands on experience in the kitchen when learning proper food handling techniques and improving their cooking skills. These courses dive into the different cultures as well as place a focus on nutrition and health, and the benefits of it. Senior student can earn a college credit with a dual credit course in Cooking.

SMCSS offers a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) in Hospitality & Tourism . Click on the Hospitality & Tourism SHSM logo for more information.


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Course Offerings

Grade 9

    • Exploring Hospitality and Tourism: Cooking - Part 1 (Open)

Grade 10

    • Hospitality and Tourism: Cooking - Part 1 (Open)

Grade 11

    • Hospitality and Tourism: Cooking (College)

    • Hospitality and Tourism: Cooking (Workplace)

Grade 12

    • Nutrition and Health (College)

    • Nutrition and Health (University)

    • Hospitality and Tourism: Cooking (Dual Credit) (College)

    • Hospitality and Tourism: Cooking (Workplace)

Manufacturing Technology

These courses provides students with a variety of skills and services by offering them the opportunity to design and fabricate products using a variety of tools, processes and equipment. It allows students to dive into new concepts, like skills in design, processes with computers, and project- management skills while being introduced to more hands on skills like, welding machines, 3D- printers, and engine lathes.

SMCSS offers a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) in Manufacturing . Click on the Manufacturing SHSM logo for more information.


Courses Offered

Grade 10

    • Manufacturing Technology

Grade 11

    • Manufacturing Technology

    • Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Grade 12

    • Manufacturing Technology

    • Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Transportation Technology

These courses provide students with an opportunity to expand their technical knowledge when it comes to cars and small engines. Students will learn to test, service, and repair engine, electrical, suspension, brake, and steering systems on vehicles and small engines. They will develop their teamwork skills by working with one another to complete various repair jobs in the auto shop classroom.

Courses Offered

Grade 9

    • Exploring Transportation Technology: Auto - Part 1 (Open)

Grade 10

    • Transportation Technology: Auto - Part 1 (Open)

Grade 11

    • Transportation Technology: Auto (College)

    • Transportation Technology: Vehicle Ownership (Open)

Grade 12

    • Transportation Technology: Auto (College)

    • Transportation Technology: Vehicle Maintenance (Workplace)

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