Grade 9 Tech

Try Tech in Grade 9

Can't wait to try a tech course?  Not sure what areas of technological education you will explore?  We offer an Exploring Technology course for grade 9 students.  This course is designed for grade 9's to explore their options for future tech classes, build upon their skills, and hopefully uncover or strengthen a passion.

STA also offers focused tech courses for grade 9s in Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Hospitality, and now in Digital Making!

Courses

Exploring Technology

TIJ1O- Grade 9 (Open)

This course enables students to further explore and develop technological knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will be given the opportunity to design and create products and/or provide services related to the various technological areas or industries, working with a variety of tools, equipment, and software commonly used in industry. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues, and  ill begin to explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.

Students will work in multiple areas of focus depending on teacher and facility availability.  As an example, a student may explore Construction, Transportation, and Computer Technology in a single semester.

Digital Making and Expression

TIJ1O- Grade 9 (Open)

New for 2020! Technology increasingly touches more areas of work, entertainment, and everyday life.  This course explores how people communicate messages, ideas, and personal expression. Students learn about communication technologies and  techniques as they relate across graphic, print, and textile design, photography, interactive media, and animation. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field.

Exploring Hairstyling and Aesthetics

TXJ1O- Grade 9 (Open)

The course provides an overview to the techniques in the Hairstyling and Aesthetics Industry. The development of  fundamental skills in hairstyling, manicures and facials including hair/scalp analysis and treatments will be developed through the use of materials, processes and techniques in the industry. Instructional strategies, including cooperative learning, problem-solving, classroom management for a safe classroom, and evaluation of performance-based learning provide a focus for instructional methods appropriate for industry standards. The course includes evaluation of participants' technical proficiency in Hairstyling and Aesthetics.

Exploring Hospitality and Tourism

TFJ1O- Grade 9 (Open)

This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills related to hospitality and tourism, focusing on the areas of food handling, food preparation, the origins of foods, event planning, and local tourism. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field.