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 & 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, marine engine repair

Advanced Skills will include: Air Conditioning system check, checking the cylinders, brake changes, small engine tuning (lawnmower - 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. Graduates have gone on to work on productions such as The Tudors, Handmaid's Tale and Amazing Race Canada while working for companies like 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 practices 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 load, employ and alter software for operating systems to applications (Example: Office Products, Accounting Software, Internet Browsers)

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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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CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION

Students have the opportunity to learn, develop and apply the knowledge, techniques and skills used in the attainment, preservation and advancement of both a job and career. Skills will include: Workplace Hazardous Information System, Safety and, Employee Rights training and, most importantly, an internship with a community employer.

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DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

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, Design Software, Photo and Marketing Production, Creation of Sampling Client Presentations.

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FAMILY STUDIES

Students have the opportunity to learn, develop and apply the skills used in the management of life at home, and in the Early Childhood Education fields. Skills will include: interaction with small children, basic cooking and baking techniques, management of personal finances and resources.

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GREEN INDUSTRIES: URBAN PLANNING, HORTICULTURE & LANDSCAPING

Students have the opportunity to learn and practice skills that are employed in the urban planning/design, building, horticulture & landscaping fields. These skills will include: Plan creation & interpretation, basic carpentry, basic masonry, plant identification & use/placement, use of landscaping tools and small machinery (weed trimmer).

More advanced skills include: Landscape Architecture, use of larger machinery (mini-excavator/wood chipper)

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HAIRSTYLING & AESTHETICS/PERSONAL SERVICES

Students in Hairstyling and Aesthetics have the opportunity to learn and develop many of the skills used in the field. Skills such as: manicures, make-up application, hena-style application and actor make-up application are practiced.

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NUTRITION, CULINARY ARTS, HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

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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