WHC Complementary Course Descriptions 2018-19

Grade 9

Art 9

Students will create art by using a variety of media (painting, sculpture, pottery, mixed media). They will develop their artistic, technical and critical skills as they explore visual expression share their thoughts and ideas with others.

Band 9

Students will learn basic instrument and theory skills through performance and repertoire. All instruments are encouraged. Basic sound production skills will also be taught.

Cosmetology

Students develop increased appreciation for the significance of personal grooming in various life situations, as well as the knowledge and skills required to maintain a personal health and safety plan.

Construction

Students develop basic hand tool and production skills to transform common building materials safely into useful products.

Dance

Students will explore a variety of dance styles.

Communication Technology

Learn the basic principles of photography/videography and apply skills to creative projects and storytelling.

Drama

Students will learn to communicate in various ways and work creatively with others as they discover dramatic expression.

Enterprise & Innovation

Interested in running business? Have an entrepreneurial spirit? Explore these skills deeper in the business center. You will create and operate a business venture

Fashion Studies

Students discover the world of fashion illustration and learn to sketch a croquis, incorporate simple gestures and apply these skills to create fashion illustrations.

Foods

Students learn safe and sanitary food handling procedures, equipment care, comprehension of recipes and the importance of efficient work habits.

French

Being able to understand and use French is an important aspect of being a Canadian and a global citizen. By learning French, students are able to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to communicate in a variety of real-life contexts. No previous French instruction is required.

Leadership EB

Learners explore different aspects of leadership and implement them in their own lives and within the local community. This course is offered in J-Block at 7:45 – 8:45 AM Wednesday and Friday mornings. This must be taken in addition to a full course load.

Mad Science

Inquiry based science experiments involving aerodynamics, flight, rocket and forensics.

Mechanics

Students research, design, build and test a model of transportation vehicle using a simple power source, common materials and tools.

Outdoor Education

Students develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge related to wildlife and ecosystems, and an understanding for the need to manage wildlife

Photography

Understanding camera functions, photo composition, and digital downloading and editing.

Robotics

Students explore the world of robotics and program their own robot to do various tasks. Students are introduced to several different coding languages.

Spanish

Develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to communicate in a variety of real-life contexts. No previous Spanish instruction is required.

Sports Performance

Students apply basic training and movement principles to health-related and performance-related components of sports.

 

Grade 10

Art

Learners will create art by using a variety of media (painting, sculpture, pottery, mixed media) and develop their artistic, technical and critical skills.

Communication Technology

Learners explore Photography, Film, Animation, and Graphic Design.

Construction

Leaners develop skills in the use of tools and materials used in construction processes.

Cosmetology

Learner’s explore the various skills involved in the cosmetology trade, such as hair cutting, texturizing, coloring and styling

Culinary Arts

Learners examine the role of food, looking beyond consumption to production, visual appreciation, nutrition, meal planning, economics and preparation.

Dance

Learners explore dance and creative movement as a means of communication and self-expression by studying a variety of dance styles.

Drama

Through eight dramatic disciplines, learners will develop both performance and technical skills, becoming more confident in themselves and others.

Enterprise and Innovation

Learners explore aspects of starting and running their own business.

Fabrication

 

Fashion Studies

Learners design, manufacture and market clothing/textiles and investigate the history, sociology and economics of clothing and textiles.

French 10

Learners focus on the skills necessary to communicate in a new language (speaking, writing, listening, reading) by learning through a variety of sources

Leadership EB

Learners explore different aspects of leadership and implement them in their own lives and within the local community. This course is offered in J-Block at 7:45 – 8:45 AM Wednesday and Friday mornings. This must be taken in addition to a full course load.

Mechanics

Learners develop skills in the use of tools and materials used in fabrication processes to turn metals into useful products and learn basic mechanical systems and servicing on vehicles.

Mechanics Training Center at Cam Clark Ford

Learners inspect, diagnose, repair and service mechanical, electrical and electronic systems, and components of cars and light and commercial transport trucks at the Cam Clark Ford site. Limited Spaces.

Military Studies

 

General Music

A beginner friendly course where learners can explore contemporary styles in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals. No experience necessary.

Instrumental – Band EB

 

Robotics

Learner’s focus on robotics and automation or mechanical and structural systems. This is a project-based class.

Spanish

 

Sports Medicine

Learners develop skills useful for treating and preventing athletic injuries.

Sports Performance

Learners develop skills useful for coaching, fitness leadership, sport performance, athletic therapy and leading recreational activities.

Sports Performance EB

 

Wildlife

Learners examine the human relationship to the natural environment and consider the impact of various human pursuits on species and ecosystems.

 

Grade 11

Art

Learners will create art by using a variety of media (painting, sculpture, pottery, mixed media) and develop their artistic, technical and critical skills.

Construction

Leaners develop skills in the use of tools and materials used in construction processes.

Communication Technology

Learners explore Broadcasting, Film, Digital Media, Web Design, Animation, Photography, & Desktop Publishing

Cosmetology

Learner’s explore the various skills involved in the cosmetology trade, such as haircutting, texturizing, coloring and styling

Culinary Arts

Learners examine the role of food, looking beyond consumption to production, visual appreciation, nutrition, meal planning, economics and preparation.

Dance

Learners explore dance and creative movement as a means of communication and self-expression by studying a variety of dance styles.

Drama

Through eight dramatic disciplines, learners will develop both performance and technical skills, becoming more confident in themselves and their ability to work together.

Enterprise and Innovation

Learners explore aspects of starting and running their own business.

Fabrication

 

Fashion Studies

Learners design, manufacture and market clothing/textiles and investigate the history, sociology and economics of clothing and textiles.

French

Learners focus on the skills necessary to communicate in a new language (speaking, writing, listening, reading) by learning through a variety of source – TV, film, Internet, cultural events, etc.

Leadership EB

Learners explore different aspects of leadership and implement them in their own lives and within the local community. This course is offered in J-Block at 7:45 – 8:45 AM Wednesday and Friday mornings. This must be taken in addition to a full course load.

Mechanics

Learners develop skills in the use of tools and materials used in fabrication processes to turn metals into useful products and learn basic mechanical systems and servicing on vehicles.

Mechanics Training Ctr

Learners inspect, diagnose, repair and service mechanical, electrical and electronic systems, and components of cars and light and commercial transport trucks at the Cam Clark Ford site. Limited spaces.

General Music

A beginner friendly course where learners can explore contemporary styles in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals. No experience necessary. (Including Band)

Instrumental Band EB

 

Physical Education

Learners develop life skills for the personal management of health, for the use of physical activity as a strategy for managing life challenges, and for a setting within which to practise the ability to work with others.

Robotics

Students build on their knowledge from Robotics 10 and will work in small groups, collaborating and problem solving various real life challenges in the areas Mechanical, Electronics and Technological fields. This will be accomplished by combining theory and practical exposure in the areas of Technical Design, 3D CAD Design, Robotics, Computer Science and Electronics.

Spanish

Develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to communicate in a variety of real-life contexts. No previous Spanish instruction is required.

Sports Medicine

Learners develop skills useful for treating and preventing athletic injuries.

Sports Performance

Learners develop skills useful for coaching, fitness leadership, sport performance, athletic therapy and leading recreational activities.

Sports Performance EB

Early Bird (EB) classes are scheduled before first period. This must be taken in addition to a full course load.

Wildlife

Students develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge related to wildlife and ecosystems, and an understanding for the need to manage wildlife

 

Grade 12

Art

Learners will create art by using a variety of media (painting, sculpture, pottery, mixed media) and develop their artistic, technical and critical skills.

Construction

Leaners develop skills in the use of tools and materials used in construction processes.

Communication Technology

Learners explore Broadcasting, Film, Digital Media, Web Design, Animation, Photography, & Desktop Publishing

Cosmetology

Learner’s explore the various skills involved in the cosmetology trade, such as haircutting, texturizing, coloring and styling

Culinary Arts

Learners examine the role of food, looking beyond consumption to production, visual appreciation, nutrition, meal planning, economics and preparation.

Dance

Learners explore dance and creative movement as a means of communication and self-expression by studying a variety of dance styles.

Drama

Through eight dramatic disciplines, learners will develop both performance and technical skills, becoming more confident in themselves and their ability to work together.

Enterprise and Innovation

Learners explore aspects of starting and running their own business.

Fabrication

 

Fashion Studies

Learners design, manufacture and market clothing/textiles and investigate the history, sociology and economics of clothing and textiles.

French

Learners focus on the skills necessary to communicate in a new language (speaking, writing, listening, reading) by learning through a variety of source – TV, film, Internet, cultural events, etc.

Leadership EB

Learners explore different aspects of leadership and implement them in their own lives and within the local community. This course is offered in J-Block at 7:45 – 8:45 AM Wednesday and Friday mornings. This must be taken in addition to a full course load.

Mechanics

Learners develop skills in the use of tools and materials used in fabrication processes to turn metals into useful products and learn basic mechanical systems and servicing on vehicles.

Mechanics Training Ctr

Learners inspect, diagnose, repair and service mechanical, electrical and electronic systems, and components of cars and light and commercial transport trucks at the Cam Clark Ford site. Limited spaces.

General Music

A beginner friendly course where learners can explore contemporary styles in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals. No experience necessary. (Including Band)

Instrumental Band EB

 

Physical Education

Learners develop life skills for the personal management of health, for the use of physical activity as a strategy for managing life challenges, and for a setting within which to practise the ability to work with others.

Robotics

Students build on their knowledge from Robotics 10 and will work in small groups, collaborating and problem solving various real life challenges in the areas Mechanical, Electronics and Technological fields. This will be accomplished by combining theory and practical exposure in the areas of Technical Design, 3D CAD Design, Robotics, Computer Science and Electronics.

Spanish

Develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to communicate in a variety of real-life contexts. No previous Spanish instruction is required.

Sports Medicine

Learners develop skills useful for treating and preventing athletic injuries.

Sports Performance

Learners develop skills useful for coaching, fitness leadership, sport performance, athletic therapy and leading recreational activities.

Sports Performance EB

 

Wildlife

Students develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge related to wildlife and ecosystems, and an understanding for the need to manage wildlife.

World History

 

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