Technological innovation influences all areas of life, from the daily lives of individuals to the work of business and government, to interactions on a global scale. It helps meet basic human needs and provides tools for improving people’s lives and exploring new frontiers.

Read more about the Technological Education Curriculum

Subject Areas Within Technological Education

Computer Science
Computer Technology
Communications Technology
Construction Technology

Design Technology
Hairstyling and Aesthetics
Heath Care

Hospitality and Tourism
Technological Design
Transportation Technology

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Specialist High Skills Major Programs

A Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) a ministry-approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school.  STA is home to three SHSM programs: Construction & Carpentry, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), and Health Care & Medical Technologies.  Learn more about our three SHSM programs at STA.

Exploring Technology in Grade 9

One of the most unique courses in high school is the Exploring Technologies for grade 9 students.  This course is designed to allow students to experience a sample of the courses available to them in following years in school.  Students typically explore three subject areas during the semester.  This experience may help students decide which technological education courses they wish to enrol in for the future.  It is our hope that students will also discover an interest or passion in an activity that they haven't yet uncovered.  Subject areas that students investigate may change form year to year due to staff and facility requirements.  We invite students and their parents to consider enrolling in TIIJ1O.

Skilled Trades Plus


Careers in the skilled trades are on the rise in Ontario.  Technological Education courses, however, are more than preparation for the trades.  Courses in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Health Care offer exposure to skills and concepts leading to a variety of career paths.  Construction courses support future tradespeople, but also future engineers.  Technological Education courses can help students strengthen their planning, communication, and collaboration skills in a variety of ways.