Communications Technology

Communications Technology affects all aspects of our lives in a fundamental way. Having an understanding of Communications Technology is an important part of being both technologically and media literate.
Communications Technology courses are project-based and will provide students with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills required to design, use, and manage electronic, live, recorded, and graphic communications systems. Students will work in the areas of TV, video, and movie production; radio and audio production; print and graphic communications; photography; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; web design; cartooning; interactive new media and animation.
Communications Technology focuses on developing students’ ability to work creatively and competently with technologies that are central to their lives. Students attain a level of technological literacy that will enhance their ability to succeed in their post-secondary studies or in the workplace. For students who do not choose to pursue careers in the many areas of Communications Technology, this course can provide the knowledge and skills that will enhance their daily lives by allowing them to pursue related hobbies.

Teacher: Mr. R. Cipolla
Rooms: A117

 

Course Descriptors for Communications Technology

Grade 10 – TGJ 2OI

This course introduces students to communications technology from a media perspective. Students will work in the areas of TV/video and movie production, radio and audio production, print and graphic communications, photography, and interactive new media and animation. Student projects may include computer-based activities such as creating videos, editing photos, working with audio, cartooning, developing animations, and designing web pages. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology, and will explore secondary and post-secondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.

Grade 11 – TGJ 3MI

This course examines communications technology from a media perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce media projects in the areas of live, recorded, and graphic communications. These areas may include TV, video, and movie production; radio and audio production; print and graphic communications; photography; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; and interactive new media. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.

Grade 12 – TGJ 4MI

This course enables students to further develop media knowledge and skills while designing and producing projects in the areas of live, recorded, and graphic communications. Students may work in the areas of TV, video, and movie production; radio and audio production; print and graphic communications; photography; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; and interactive new media. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology, and will investigate career opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing technological environment.