Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset, Grade 9, Open BEM1O

In this course, students will learn what makes an entrepreneur thrive and the skills required to succeed in today’s business environment. Students will begin to develop their own entrepreneurial mindset, and learn why it’s important to take initiative, adapt to change, find creative solutions, and understand the financial considerations of entrepreneurship. This hands-on course will use business software and applications to help students plan and develop their entrepreneurial ideas and learn how to present them to a target audience. Throughout the course, students will enhance their communications skills as well as develop and refine their project management skills, including goal setting, time management, and networking.
COURSE NOTE: This course focuses on creating a website and using common business software such as Word, Excel, and Power Point. Students who take this course will develop a solid skill set in using computer software which will be beneficial to them in all their courses.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE:(can be taken in grade 10)

Digital Technology and Innovations in the Changing World, Grade 10, Open ICD2O

This course helps students develop cutting-edge digital technology and computer programming skills that will support them in contributing to and leading the global economic, scientific and societal innovations of tomorrow. Students will learn and apply coding concepts and skills to build hands-on projects and investigate artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and other emerging digital technologies that connect to a wide range of fields and careers. Using critical thinking skills with a focus on digital citizenship, students will investigate the appropriate use and development of the digital technologies that they encounter every day, as well as the benefits and limitations of these technologies.

CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open

Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Open BTA3OI

This course prepares students for the digital environment. Using a hands-on approach, students will further develop information and communication technology skills through the use of common business software applications. The concept and operation of e-business will be explored, and students will design and create an e-business website. The skills developed in this course will prepare students for success in the workplace and/or post secondary studies.
COURSE NOTE: This course will help students acquire skills for the technological demands of school and the world of business.
RECOMMENDED: Introduction to Information Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10 (BTT1O or BTT2O)
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTA3OE – eLearn – Computers Intro. – Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Introduction to Computer Science ICS3UI

This course introduces students to computer science. Students will design software independently and as part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools and applying the software development life-cycle model. They will also write and use subprograms within computer programs. Students will develop creative solutions for various types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows. They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields.
COURSE NOTE Students will develop structured programs and work on their problem solving skills in this programming course
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University

Introduction to Computer Programming ICS3CI

This course introduces students to computer programming concepts and practices. Students will write and test computer programs, using various problem-solving strategies. They will learn the fundamentals of program design and apply a software development life-cycle model to a software development project. Students will also learn about computer environments and systems, and explore environmental issues related to computers, safe computing practices, emerging technologies, and post-secondary opportunities in computer-related fields.
COURSE NOTE: Students will develop structured programs and work on their problem solving skills in this programming course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College

Computer Science ICS4UI

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills in computer science. Students will use modular design principles to create complex and fully documented programs, according to industry standards. Student teams will manage a large software development project, from planning through to project review. Students will also analyse algorithms for effectiveness. They will investigate ethical issues in computing and further explore environmental issues, emerging technologies, areas of research in computer science, and careers in the field.
COURSE NOTE: Students will be exposed to real-world object-oriented programming challenges using Java, an essential computer language for both college and university bound computer science students
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
PREREQUISITE: ICS3UI – Comp. Prog Intro. – Introduction to Computer Science

Computer Programming ICS4CI

This course further develops students’ computer programming skills. Students will learn object-oriented programming concepts, create object-oriented software solutions, and design graphical user interfaces. Student teams will plan and carry out a software development project using industry-standard programming tools and proper project management techniques. Students will also investigate ethical issues in computing and expand their understanding of environmental issues, emerging technologies, and computer-related careers.
COURSE NOTE: Students will be exposed to real-world object-oriented programming challenges using Java, an essential computer language for both college and university bound computer science students
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
PREREQUISITE: ICS3CI – Comp. Prog Intro. – Introduction to Computer Programming

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