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Applied Technology includes modules from the following Alberta Education strands: Construction Technology & Fabrication Studies. The course covers Grades 10, 11 and 12 in an integrated multiple activity class. The Applied Technology Program time is spent in two important rooms in the school, the production lab and the classroom.
The Production lab is made up of general equipment found in a typical industrial setting. Here equipment is available for working with both wood and metal. In the wood working area are drill presses, table saw, band saw, radial arm saw, scroll saw, wood lathe, and belt and disc sanders. In the metal working area are pedestal grinders, MIG welder, ARC welder, oxy/acetylene torch stand, and plasma cutter. Hand tools and electric hand tools for both wood and metal are common everyday equipment in the Applied Technology Program.
The classroom provides students with group and individual desk work space to plan projects and study theoretical principles related to the world of technology. The classroom is typically where students begin their projects using computers found there. Various industry printed resources are readily available to students in the classroom. Bulletin boards in the classroom post various media articles reflecting current industry trends, safety, and creative projects by various industrial artists.
Together, these two rooms allow students free access back and forth throughout the lab and class to encourage ownership and time management skills of their own pace and progress. This optional course challenges students to be exposed to and successful in their introduction to the world of technology and skilled work experience. Be sure to come and see the facilities during our Open House day offered early in the school year
The current instructors are Mr. Aaron Grady and Mr. Terry Eggenschwiler who bring their personal experience with various trades to the program.
Applied Technology 10 | Applied Technology 20 | Applied Technology 30 | CTS Curriculum Construction | CTS Curriculum Fabrication
Applied Technology 10 - 5 credits
Applied Technology consists of various one-credit courses from the Construction and Fabrication Technology Strands. Program emphasis is on creating and building challenging hands-on projects from a "Guided Design" approach. At the 10 level, students will learn the basics of shop drawing, the design process, prototype development and workplace safety while exploring a variety of materials and tools, from fields of Construction, Fabrication, Machining, Sheet Metal, Welding and Woodworking.
Applied Technology 20 - 5 credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of CON1010 and FAB1010. These modules cover all of the basic safety information required in both woodworking and metal fabrication.
The emphasis at this level is on creating quality, individualized and group projects as well as learning the basics of some of the common building trades such as Framer, Electrician, and Plumber. Students experience the design process by developing projects from the concept stage to a finished marketable product. Design challenges are presented to encourage creative problem solving and test their skills as craftspeople. Some self-guided theory and research is expected from students at this level.
Applied Technology 30 - 5 credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of 3 one-credit courses at the 20 level
Students have the opportunity to further pursue their interests and to increase their skills through independent projects, critique situations and opportunities to work together. At this level students can potentially select from several major program one-credit courses from the Construction and Fabrication Strands. Students are encouraged to proceed with research, design, production, presentation and evaluation cycles over the course of the program. To build on the "rough" skills learned at the 20 level students are given an opportunity to learn "finishing" components of some of the trades. Building strong employability skills and teamwork practices are focused on at this level in preparation for life after High School.