Construction Technologies provides students with the opportunity to investigate and develop important knowledge, skills and attitudes relative to the design, construction and maintenance of buildings and other products.  The students are provided with a broad base of relevant theory and practice that builds daily living and career-specific skills..

Sample Skills/Topics:  Construction Processes, Project planning and Management, Solid Stock Construction, Site Preparation, Concrete Work, energy-efficient Housing Design, Commercial Structures, Furniture and Cabinet Making.

Sample Occupations:  Cabinetmaker, carpenter, contractor, building inspector, draftsman, home handyman, electrician, roofer, plumber, millwright, estimator, elevator contractor, painter and decorator, renovator, residential home builder.


Areas of study include oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, MIG welding, and ARC welding. 

Sample Skills/Topics:  Fabrication Processes, Welding, Machining, Production Systems, Structural Design and Engineering, Print Reading, Forging Fundamentals, Material Testing, Foundry, Computer Numerical Controlled Turning and Milling.

Sample Occupations:   Boiler makers, contractors and supervisors, forging machine operators, millwright, welder, ironworker, engineer, plastics processing machine operator, steamfitter / pipe fitter, tool and die maker, technologist, designer.


In the Mechanics strand of the Career and Technology Studies (CTS), students, through hands-on experiences and modular instruction, have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills related to the design and maintenance of transportation vehicles, and the impact they have on the environment and on our economic and social well-being.  Whether a student plans to prepare for a work-related role in the industry or wants to simply be an informed owner/operator of a vehicle, the mechanics strand should be viewed as an educational opportunity for all secondary students, male and female alike.

Sample Skills/Topics:   Vehicle Service and Care, Engine Fundamentals (Lubrication, Cooling, Fuel, Exhaust, Ignition, Emission Controls, Tune-up, Reconditioning), Electrical and Electronic Systems, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems, Autobody Repair

Sample Occupations:    Motor/auto body mechanic, aircraft mechanic, heavy industrial equipment operator, electronic assembler, fabricator, inspector, tester, machine fitter, mechanical engineer


The Foods strand, using the student centred process approach, combines thinking processes and concrete experience in as realistic an environment as possible, whether that be in the context of the individual, family or the workplace.  The student will develop basic, integrating and career specific knowledge, skills and attitudes in the context of foods.

Sample Skills/Topics:   Foods and Baking Basics, Meal Planning, Heritage Foods, Nutrition, Food Safety and Sanitation, Creative Baking, Short Order Cooking, Vegetarian/International Cuisine, Food Processing, Meat Cutting, Entrepreneur

Sample Occupations:    Chef, cook, dietician, nutritionist, banqueting/catering supervisor, food service supervisor, purchasing manager, baker, butcher/meat cutter, restaurant and food service manager, tester, grader


Cosmetology focuses on personal and professional grooming, body care and enhancement practices.  This strand also provides the students with the opportunities to explore and prepare for cosmetology related career options.  Students will have the opportunity to link practice to theory, which is also an essential component of the strand.

Sample Skills/Topics:  Hair and Scalp care, Haircutting, Long Hair Design, Hair Colouring, Business Management.

Sample Occupations:   Salon owner, hairstylist, Colour specialist, Cutting specialist, Salon Trainer, Distributor Sales Consultant, Cosmetology Instructor, Salon Management