Technological Education

AUTOBODY REPAIR


Students in this course have the opportunity to work and learn techniques that are used in the vocational field. These skills include: metal work, pressing, sanding, and painting.


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AUTOMOTIVE, MARINE, MOTIVE POWER, SMALL ENGINE AND TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY


Students have the opportunity to learn, develop and apply the skills used in the repair and maintenance of both automobiles and small engines.  Skills will include: oil changes, battery replacement, seasonal tire change/rotation and marine engine repair, etc.

Advanced Skills will include: Air Conditioning system check, checking cylinders, brake changes, small engine tuning (lawn mower - snowmobile), customer service interaction and the management of a shop/garage.


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COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY/FILM PRODUCTION


Students have the opportunity to learn, develop and apply the skills used in the Film Production and Graphic Arts fields. White Oaks Communications classes focus on film production, cinematography, editing, sound design and motion graphics. Students work in our state of the art Mac lab and use DSLR cameras for gathering footage.  WOSS has the highest placement rate into post-secondary film programs - more than any other high school in the province.  Students develop the fundamental skills of both pre and post production, and many graduates have gone on to work for some major TV and Film companies ,such as , Sony Imageworks, Showtime, Nickelodeon and CBC.


In the graphics area, students produce the school's yearbook.  Skills focus on graphic design, Photoshop, digital photography and design principles.  The work environment mimics a publishing company with editors, assistant editors, graphic designers and photographers.


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COMPUTER ENGINEERING


Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice skills and techniques used in the Information Technology/Computer Engineering Field. These skills include: how to design, build, and repair computers, and computer networks. How to install windows 10, windows 11, Mac OS and different versions of UNIX operating systems. Students will work with different microprocessors such as AMD & INTEL and microcontrollers such as  Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Microbit. They will also work with online simulation software such as Tinkercad & PhET. Computer networking basics including 5 G technology, and RJ-45 cabling are also covered.


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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY


Students have the opportunity to learn and practice skills that are employed in the design, building and construction fields. These skills will include: Plan interpretation, woodwork, carpentry, basic wiring, basic framing, basic plumbing, dry-walling.


More advanced skills include: Craftsmanship carpentry & cabinetmaking.


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TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN


Students have the opportunity to learn, develop and apply the skills used in the design and building fields. Skills will include: the use of AutoCAD, Revit and Inventor software; Photo and Marketing Production and the Creation of Sampling Client Presentations.


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GREEN INDUSTRIES


The fundamental concepts of promoting and preserving biodiversity and environmental stewardship are present in all Green Industry courses taught at White Oaks. These courses investigate agriculture, floristry, forestry and in particular, horticulture and landscaping. Students will gain practical, industry relevant skills and knowledge in urban and rural landscape planning/design, outdoor carpentry and masonry, applied plant science, greenhouse operation, etc. Specific skills that students can acquire include: scaled plan creation and reading; cost estimating; portfolio development; plant identification, plant propagation and handling; integrated pest and disease management; safe power tool operation; and other landscape construction processes. 


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HAIRSTYLING & AESTHETICS/PERSONAL SERVICES


Students in the Hairstyling and Aesthetics program will have the opportunity to learn and develop many of the skills used in the Cosmetology Field. They will explore the world of hair, nails, skin, spa treatments and techniques. It's an exciting time in the beauty industry that you do not want to miss out on.


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HOSPITALITY, TOURISM, NUTRITION & CULINARY ARTS


Students have the opportunity to learn and practice skills that are employed in the nutrition, hospitality, tourism & service fields. These skills will include: food preparation, proper storage of food, cooking techniques, basic knife handling, customer service development.


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MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY


Students have the opportunity to learn, develop and apply the skills used in the engineering, design, robotics and manufacturing fields. Skills will include: the use of AutoCAD, additional design software, C.N.C. Software & Machinery, creation of metal products, in addition to the use of welding torches, presses, and assorted metal works machines.


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