Career and Technology Studies
I like how flexible this class is. It’s a lot less structured than normal courses and allows you to be creative and portray your personal style in your work. It is a great pathway to a future in an artistic field, as it teaches the basics of sewing, creating patterns to fit your preferences and expressing yourself through fashion. This course provides all the supplies and information you will need to be successful in your high school fashion class.
The Career & Technology Studies (CTS) program helps you acquire the knowledge, skills and attitude for a career that is relevant to your interests. The entire CTS program centers around five industry clusters and 28 occupational areas organized into one-credit courses. Are you interested in culinary arts, robotics, or manufacturing? Perhaps you want to explore how to build your own website, cook an international meal, or stream your own video content to viewers around the globe? At Louis St. Laurent you have many opportunities to pursue your interests within multiple CTS course clusters at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels through the following pathways:
- Business Administration & Information Technologies Studies (BIT)
- Health, Recreation & Human Services (HRH)
- Media, Design & Communication (MDC)
- Trades, Manufacturing & Transportation (TMT)
In addition, Louis St. Laurent has a tremendous Sports Performance program which runs underneath the CTS clusters. In CTS students are encouraged to follow their own interests to expose themselves to new career pathways that they may have not even considered.
Career development requires students to develop enthusiasm for lifelong learning, which begins early. The Career & Technology Foundations (CTF) program encompasses students in grades 7 through 9. Students within the Louis St. Laurent Junior High have access to excellent teachers and facilities within Design, Fashion, Foods, Robotics, Construction and Communication Technologies. Students within CTF have an opportunity to develop and apply the skills, knowledge and technologies associated with those occupational areas.information.
Construction Technology - This program introduces students to the wood working shop and simple hand tools. Students will learn basic safety rules and learn the basics of using simple hand tools. Students will be introduced to The Design Cycle and encouraged to use the different stages of this cycle to complete actual hands-on tasks using different building materials such as wood, glass, and ceramics. Throughout the course, students will also have the opportunity to explore various career options within the construction field.
Design Studies - This course gives students a hands-on introduction to the digital world. Students will learn the basic skills in Adobe Production Suite and develop basic skills to produce a product using computer-based software and plotting equipment. This course is part of the IB program.
Food Studies - Students prepare and eat recipes typical of Canada’s Food Guide as recommended by Food Basics student learning guide. Nutrition and principles of food acquisition are covered.Fashion Studies - The Fashion Studies 7 program provides introductory opportunities for students to develop basic hand sewing skills. Students will explore a CTF challenge as they design and create a hand sewn project.
Construction Technology - This program introduces students to a wood working shop, simple hand tools, and smaller power tools as well as work with different building materials such as wood, glass and ceramics. Students will learn basic safety rules and learn the basics of using simple hand tools and power tools. Throughout the course, students will also have the opportunity to explore various career options within the construction field.
Design Studies - This course builds on the competencies developed in Design Studies 7. Students will learn intermediate skills in Adobe Production Suite®, make a digital presentation in Movie Maker® and develop basic competencies in design.
Lego Robotics - This course gives students a hands-on introduction to computer coding and Lego Robotics. Students develop basic skills relating to coding using Scratch and Lego Robotics. Students will complete basic programming design and building of Lego robots to find a solution to a given problem.
Fashion Studies - The Fashion Studies 8 program provides intermediate level opportunities for students to build on their hand sewing skills. Students will explore an Eco-Fashion CTF challenge as they create their own design and pattern and complete a hand sewn project.
Food Studies - Students prepare and eat recipes typical of Canada’s Food Guide as recommended by Food Basics student learning guide. Nutrition and principles of food acquisition are covered
Construction Technology - This program introduces students to a wood working shop, simple hand tools, and larger shop tools as well as work with different building materials such as wood, glass and ceramics and learn how to use them in different applications. Students will learn basic safety rules and develop a basic competency with simple hand tools and small and large power tools.
Design Studies - Students will learn intermediate to advanced skills in Adobe Production Suite®, helping them to design, photograph, market, and produce a product. Students will focus on applying these design skills to foster an entrepreneurial spirit, and market a personal brand.
Lego Robotics - Students will learn intermediate and advanced skills in computer coding using Scratch and Lego Robotics to develop solutions to given problems.
Fashion Studies: The Fashion Studies 9 program provides advanced level opportunities for students to explore machine sewing to meet a CTF challenge. Students will create a project using hand and machine sewing skills.
Food Studies - Students are given some choices for recipes to complete in the Snacks and Appetizers unit and Food and Nutrition Basics. Main course preparation and some baked items will also be included.
Career and Technology Studies (CTS) courses have common characteristics: • The emphasis is on “hands on learning” and activity centered learning. • Many courses are modular; therefore, students possibly can earn additional credits. Each module completed earns the student 1 credit toward their High School Diploma. • Introductory courses are meant to be exploratory and offer wide varieties of experiences. • Courses offer an awareness of possible career opportunity • All CTS courses can be applied toward the 10 required complementary course credits required for their high school diploma. • Use up to date software (i.e. Adobe CC) and computers for courses where required. At LSL, we offer CTS courses that complement the Fine Arts Program. All strands are available at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced level.
|Junior High||Senior High|
|Mark Klopoushak||Evan Chalupiak DH|
|Ryan McCarville||Andrew Gerla|
|Alessia Schiavon||Alessia Schiavon|
|Linda Johnson||Linda Johnson|