(Photo right: Holy Cross ICT SHSM students gain experience operating various technologies: video camera, photography camera, audio microphone, and laptop computer.)
1. ICT Bundle of Credits
Students complete a bundle of courses including grade 11 and 12 Communications Technology, plus two related credits such as; grade 11 or 12 Yearbook, grade 11 or 12 Computer Studies, grade 11 or 12 Computer Engineering, or grade 11 Business Marketing.
(Photo left: Holy Cross students operate a photography camera in their Yearbook class to photograph student portraits.)
2. Certification and Training Experiences
Students acquire six industry recognized certification and training courses; Standard First Aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator), WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System), General Workplace Health and Safety, Fall Prevention, and Recording Equipment.
(Photo right: Holy Cross SHSM ICT students enjoy some fun during their Standard First Aid certification course practicing bandaging techniques.)
3. Experiential Learning and Career Exploration Activities
Students earn two Co-operative Education credits to gain valuable industry experience working in their career field of interest. Past students have enjoyed placements at various local businesses: Digigraphics (Graphic Design), YourTV (Television Production), Walmart Photo Studio (Photography), Leading Edge Hobbies (Web Site Production).
(Photo left: A Holy Cross SHSM ICT student operates a professional video camera for a YourTV multiple camera television production.)
4. Reach Ahead Experiences
Students experience Reach Ahead activities travelling on school trips to explore post-secondary school studies opportunities visiting college and university campuses to learn about various media production programs. Past trips include; Algonquin College (Graphic Design) Concordia University (Photography), Humber College (Film and Television Production), Ryerson University (Radio and Television Arts), Sheridan College (Photography), St. Lawrence College (Graphic Design), and Queen's University (Film and Digital). Students also experience Reach Ahead activities travelling on school trips to explore career opportunities touring professional working media production facilities. Past trips include; CBC National, CKWS TV Radio, CTV National, Dome Productions, etalk, Global, and TSN.
(Photo right: Holy Cross Info and Comm Tech SHSM students on the TSN set during a tour of CTV studios, Toronto.)
5. Sector-partnered Experiences
Students engage with a sector partner to explore sector-related content, skills, and knowledge involving ICE (innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship) training. A past partner experience involved a day long workshop with the Kingston Canadian Film Festival to brainstorm and develop action plans to increase youth participation in the film festival.
(Photo left: Holy Cross ICT SHSM students listen to a presentation on the Kingston Canadian Film Festival to gain ideas for their ICE activity.)
HC Information and Communications Technology SHSM Benefits
Provides students with a strong foundation in Communications Technology
Offers a wide variety of career possibilities to explore
Customize your learning to match your interests
Pursue your passion and discover your future
Participate in trips to Hollywood and New York city (additional fee)
Participate in Provincial Skills Competitions
Prepares students for success in post-secondary school studies
Social interaction, friendship, travel, and fun activities
Ontario Ministry of Education funded - most activities are free
(Photo right: Holy Cross Hollywood trip students on the set of the TV show "Mom" meet celebrities Octavia Spencer, Anna Faris, Allison Janney, and Chris Pratt.)
For more information please contact
Mrs. Jennifer McDonald (HC SHSM ICT Advisor)
HC ICT SHSM forms
HC ICT SHSM Application form
HC ICT SHSM planning form