Any student registering for the online course is required to complete and submit an Online Learning Student Participation Agreement. Here is a copy of the agreement; this form can also be found in the school Guidance Offices.

Foundations of Technology

Explore and develop a deep understanding of the characteristics and scope of technology, the influence of technology on history; along with the relationships and the connections between technology and other fields of study.  Develop an understanding of the attributes of design while developing skills in using the design process to solve technological problems. 

Course Credit: 1

Course Prerequisites:

  1. Students must have completed Grade 8 to take the online FOT course.
  2. Students must attend the orientation session to receive syllabus, class expectations, and access.
  3. Students will need minimum computer skills which include navigating websites, uploading and downloading files, using word processing software, using PowerPoint software, using spreadsheet software, saving and updating files, locating files in a computer, and downloading and installing the software.

Each session requires a minimum enrollment of 10 students to run.

Course Tuition: $TBD

No refunds will be given if a student exits the course after the session has started.

 

Foundations of Computer Science

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of computer science and computational practices through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. Units use a variety of tools and platforms around the topics: human-computer interaction, problem-solving, web design, programming, computing, and data analysis, and robotics. Ethical and social issues in computing and careers in computer science are woven throughout the units. Emphasis is placed on how computing enables innovation in a variety of fields and the impacts that those innovations have on society. The goal is to develop in students the computational thinking practices of algorithm development, problem-solving, and programming within the context of relevant problems. If this course is taken to satisfy the computer science pathway, it cannot be used to fulfill the technology graduation requirement.

Course Credit: 1

Course Prerequisites:

  1. Students must have completed Grade 8 to take the online FCS course.
  2. Students must attend the orientation session to receive syllabus, class expectations, and access.
  3. Students will need minimum computer skills which include navigating websites, uploading and downloading files, using word processing software, using PowerPoint software, using spreadsheet software, saving and updating files, locating files in a computer, and downloading and installing the software.

Each session requires a minimum enrollment of 10 students to run.

Course Tuition: $TBD

No refunds will be given if a student exits the course after the session has started.