Design Technology 10
Design Technology 10 is a hands-on course where we design and create products using primarily wood. We begin with basic design concepts including technical drawing (drafting) and computer aided design(CAD). Shop safety is next which includes correct hand tool usage, stationary and portable power tool usage and common shop practices. We'll learn about tree species, lumber classification and wood characteristics so as to be able to select the correct wood for the project at hand. Throughout the course we will document our design successes through a portfolio website. The balance of the course will be spent on design challenges, where we design and build our products in the shop, which are yours to keep!
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Design Technology 11
Design Technology 11 is also a hands-on course where we design and create products using wood and other materials. We pick up where TDJ20 left off and hone our understanding of design concepts including technical drawing (drafting) and computer aided design(CAD). Shop safety is covered in general and specifically on individual machines and for those who have not taken grade 10 Design Technology. Correct hand tool usage, stationary and portable power tool usage and common shop practices are covered and reviewed. We'll learn more about joinery techniques including use of pnuematic tools and glues. Wood project finishing is addressed. Classification and wood characteristics are also taught so as to be able to select the correct wood for the project at hand. Throughout the course design successes are documented through a portfolio website. The design challenges in grade 11 are typically larger, more complex projects which require an understanding of design and construction gained in grade 10.
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Design Technology 12
Design Technology 12 incorporates all of the knowledge and skills gained in grades 10/11 and is aimed at students pursuing post-secondary studies in a trade or work in the technical trades following high school. An introduction to building codes and building practices in Ontario is covered including residential construction drawings, site plans, household and kitchen design, perspective drawings, etc. We continue where TDJ3M left off and hone our understanding of design concepts including technical drawing (drafting) and computer aided design(CAD). Shop safety is covered in general and specifically on individual machines. Correct hand tool usage, stationary and portable power tool usage and common shop practices are covered and reviewed. Throughout the course design successes are documented through a portfolio website. The design challenges in grade 12 are larger, more complex projects which require an understanding of design and construction gained in grades 10 and 11 and may include team projects (shed construction) or individually designed custom projects.
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